Ratings: CBS’ ‘Survivor’ Tops ‘Voice,’ ‘Idol’ to Boost Premiere of ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff

The tribe has spoken and “Survivor” has won the night for CBS, topping a special Wednesday edition of NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “American Idol” in the 8 p.m. timeslot.

Survivor” reeled in 9.58 million viewers and a 2.3 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers helped the airing of CBS’ backdoor pilot for its “Criminal Minds” spinoff, which was the night’s most watched program with an average of 10.08 million viewers.

“Voice” tied “Survivor” in viewers (9.5 million) and was close in adults 18-49 (2.1/7).

NBC had a victory in latenight, with a “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” coming out ahead of “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS and a rerun of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with an average of 3.1/8 to their 2.0/5 and 1.7/4, respectively. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also came out on top, with 1.4/5 to “Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.0/4).

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