Several people have asked about the ratings for Alex’ episode of Criminal Minds, The Big Wheel. It was hoped that we would boost the ratings and show our support but the numbers just aren’t showing that unfortunately.
Now of course there was an Obama speech before the show aired so it is entirely possible that many regular viewers either turned the tube off and entertained themselves some other way or watched Fox instead (which did not air the speech). Criminal Minds also aired against American Idol I think, which is heating up because they are nearing the end of the contest. It got 22 million viewers on the same night.
Anyway the numbers for the week prior ended up being 13.7 million viewers. For The Big Wheel the numbers were 13.6 million. So the numbers went down. 🙁
I am going to stick with my theory that the Obama speech messed with the numbers. What do you think? I am keeping an eye out for last night’s numbers to compare.