Joe Mantegna Talks CRIMINAL MINDS, Directing Episodes Each Season, and Co-Hosting the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT with Gary Sinise on PBS

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Joe Mantegna is an award-winning entertainer with a longtime career in show business, spanning television, film and theater.  He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his body of work, his CBS drama series Criminal Minds is heading into its 10th season in the Fall, which is no small feat in this day and age, and he returns to co-host the National Memorial Day Concert with Gary Sinise on PBS on May 25th.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Joe Mantegna talked about what a dream come true it is to have such a long-lasting television series, getting to direct an episode of Criminal Minds each season, and how he would love to see his character retire and head off into the sunset, once his time is done on the show.  He also talked about how he got involved with the National Memorial Day Concert, why he sees Memorial Day as our most important holiday, what he thinks viewers can take away from the experience of watching the special, and what it’s been like to partner with fellow actor, Gary Sinise.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Finale Down from Season 1; MODERN FAMILY and NASHVILLE Rise

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TV ratings for Wednesday, May 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season two finale of The CW’s Arrow was even with last week’s 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.33 million viewers, though it was down 11% from the season one finale’s 0.9 rating.  The 100  matched last week’s 0.6 rating and notched 1.77 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • ABC’s Modern Family was up 7% with a 3.1 rating and 8.79 million viewers, The Middle rose 19% to a 1.9 rating and 6.85 million viewers, Mixology matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 3.92 million viewers, the season finale of Nashville was up one tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.02 million viewers, and the series finale of Suburgatory rose 15% to a 1.5 rating and 5 million viewers.
  • NBC’s cancelled Revolution was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and notched 4 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU held stead with a 1.5 rating and 5.29 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. rose 14% to a 1.6 rating and 6.06 million viewers.
  • The season finale of Criminal Minds on CBS hit a 2.7 rating and pulled in 11.96 million viewers for a rise of 17%.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Rises; NASHVILLE Returns to Series Low

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 30th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow rose 14% from last week’s series low 0.7 rating to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, garnering 2.25 million viewers.  The 100, meanwhile, was even with last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.9 milion viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s Nashville returned to a series low 1.2 rating and 4.49 million viewers, which is down 20% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report, including Revolution, Modern Family, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: THE 100 Falls to Series Low; CRIMINAL MINDS Drops

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 9th have arrived.  Read a brief rundown below:

  • The CW’s new drama series The 100 dropped a tenth from last week to a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 1.75 million viewers, which marks a low for the freshman series.
  • ABC’s new comedy Mixology suffered a steep drop from last week’s 1.6 rating, falling to a 1.1 rating and 3.34 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Law & Order: SVU was up three tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.27 million viewers, while Chicago PD was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 6.52 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds dipped three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 9.81 million viewers, and CSI was down a tenth to a 1.7 rating and pulled in 9.08 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Inches Up; REVOLUTION and CHICAGO P.D. Drop to Series Lows

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TV ratings for Wednesday, March 19th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow ticked up 13% to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.36 million viewers, while the premiere of The 100 whit a 0.9 rating and scored 2.66 million viewers, which is even with the premiere of The Tomorrow People and up 125% over the most recent new episode of Tomorrow People.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • Over on NBC, Revolution dropped 8% to a series low 1.2 rating and scored 4.3 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dipped 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. was down 13% to a series low 1.4 rating and 5.67 million viewers.  The network announced some drama series renewals last night, including Chicago P.D., but the fate of Revolution is still in the air.
  • ABC’s new series Mixology dropped 20% to a series low 1.2 rating and 3.6 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds was down 4% to a series low-tying 2.2 rating and 10.09 million viewers, while CSI was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 10.09 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Ticks Down; REVOLUTION Steady at Series Low

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TV ratings for Wednesday, March 12th have arrived.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Modern Family notched a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.08 million viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s rating.  Elsewhere at the network, The Middle was even with last week’s 1.9 rating and scored 7.17 million viewers, Suburgatory dropped three tenths to a series low-tying 1.4 rating and 5.18 million viewers, Mixology dropped two tenths to a 1.5 rating and 4.22 million viewers, and Nashville closed out the night down one tenth to a 1.4 rating and 4.93 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Revolution was even with last week’s series low 1.3 and garnered 4.69 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU matched last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 6.25 million viewers, and Chicago PD rose a tenth to a 1.6 rating and brought in 5.85 million viewers.
  • Fresh off renewals for both series, CBS’ Criminal Minds hit a 2.3 rating and 10.72 million viewers for a drop of three tenths and CSI rose three tenths to a 2.0 rating and 10 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and TOMORROW PEOPLE Drop to Series Lows; MODERN FAMILY Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Wednesday, March 5th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow was down 22% to a series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.19 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People also hit a series low, dropping 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.33 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle was up 12% to a 1.9 rating and 7.15 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 21% to a 1.7 rating and 5.57 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 6% to a 3.3 rating and 9.01 million viewers, Mixology dipped 6% to a 1.6 rating and 4.48 million viewers, and Nashvile rose 8% to a 1.4 rating and 4.85 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Revolution matched last week’s series low 1.3 rating and scored 4.77 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dropped 20% to a 2.0 rating and 6.03 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. dropped 15% to a series low-tying 1.5 rating and 6.07 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds garnered a 2.6 rating and 11.37 million viewers for a rise of 18%, while CSI was down 15% to a 1.7 rating and 9.19 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Dips, REVOLUTION Matches Series Low, and MIXOLOGY Debuts Soft

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TV ratings for Wednesday, February 26th, are in.  Briefly:

  • The CW’s Arrow hit a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.46 million viewers, dipping one tenth from its last episode.  The Tomorrow People, on the other hand, matched its last episode’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.51 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • Over on NBC, Revolution matched its last episode’s series low 1.3 rating and notched just 4.59 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU was up two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.7 million viewers, and Chicago PD rose half a ratings point to a 2.2 rating and 8.03 million viewers.
  • ABC’s series premiere of Mixology was the lowest-rated premiere in the post-Modern Family slot ever, hitting only a 1.8 rating and 5.22 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Modern Family dropped to a season low 3.1 rating and 8.57 million viewers, Suburgatory dropped to a season low-tying 1.5 rating and 5.3 million viewers, and The Middle also tied its season low with a 1.8 rating and 7.1 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds dropped two tenths to a 2.3 rating and 9.5 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Down, NASHVILLE Ties Series Low, and SUPER FUN NIGHT Rises

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TV ratings for Wednesday, February 5th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Last night’s episode of Arrow dropped 9% from last week to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 2.75 million viewers.  Elsewhere on The CW, The Tomorrow People fell 29% to a series low 0.5 rating and drew 1.37 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • The 200th episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds notched a 2.8 rating and garnered 12.81 million viewers, rising 27% from its last original episode, and CSI rose 25% to a 2.0 rating and 11.02 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating and 8.67 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 13% to a 1.7 rating and 6.22 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 3% to a 3.5 rating and 10 million viewers, Super Fun Night rose 23% to a 1.6 rating and 4.98 million viewers, and Nashville dropped 13% to a series low-tying 1.3 rating and 5.11 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Law & Order: SVU dropped 10% to a 1.8 rating and 6.36 million viewers, while Chicago P.D. was even with last week’s 1.7 rating and scored 6.13 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Rises; ARROW and CSI Drop

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow garnered a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, dropping 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.  The Tomorrow People dropped 17% to a 0.5 rating and 1.43 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s The Middle matched last week’s 1.9 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers, Back in the Game rose 7% to a 1.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers, Modern Family was up 9% to a 3.5 rating and 10.53 million viewers, the new comedy Super Fun Night saw a 13% rise to a 1.8 rating and 5.47 million viewers, and Nashville tied its series low with a 1.4 rating and 5.15 million viewers for a drop of 13%.
  • Over on CBS, Criminal Minds was even with its last new episode’s 2.4 rating and scored 11.02 million viewers, while CSI hit a 1.8 rating and 9.95 million viewers for a drop of 14% from its last episode’s 2.0 rating.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Drops, MODERN FAMILY Hits Season Low, and REVOLUTION Dips

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow dropped three tenths from last week to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.53 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.6 rating and 1.66 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle was down two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 8.38 million viewers, Back in the Game scored a series low 1.6 rating and 6.08 million viewers, Modern Family hit a new season low with a 3.3 rating and 10.03 million viewers for a drop of half a ratings point, Super Fun Night dipped one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 5.67 million viewers, and Nashville ticked up one tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.62 million viewers.
  • CBS’ CSI garnered a 2.1 rating and 11.03 million viewers to match its season high, while Criminal Minds scored a 2.8 rating and 12.29 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.
  • NBC’s Law & Order: SVU was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and notched 5.92 million viewers, and Revolution dropped one tenth to a 1.4 rating and 5.25 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and SUPER FUN NIGHT Rise; MODERN FAMILY Returns Down

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s Revolution matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 5.14 million viewers.
  • Over at ABC, The Middle was up 5% to a 2.3 rating and 8.86 million viewers, Back in the Game garnered a 1.8 rating and 6.41 million viewers for a rise of 6%, Modern Family returned down 3% to a 3.8 rating and 10.61 million viewers, Super Fun Night surged with a 24% rise to a 2.1 rating and 5.92 million viewers, and Nashville ticked up 7% to a 1.5 rating and 5.43 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 11.62 million viewers, rising 17% and standing as the most-watched program of the night.  CSI was also up to a 1.9 rating and 10.27 million viewers for a 6% gain.
  • Finally, The CW’s Arrow was up 10% to a 1.1 rating and 2.99 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People was even with last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.69 million viewers.  Read Dave’s full Arrow recap here.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Rises, REVOLUTION Hits Another Series Low, and TOY STORY OF TERROR! Premieres Strong

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow saw a significant rise in viewership for its second episode of the season, earning a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.02 million viewers.  That’s up 22% from last week’s 0.9 rating.  Read Dave’s recap here.
  • NBC’s Revolution struggled yet again, scoring a new series low 1.4 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s 1.5 rating.  Odds are not looking great for a third season.
  • Pixar’s half-hour Halloween special Toy Story of Terror! garnered a strong 3.0 rating and 10.29 million viewers, ensuring the short will be a staple of ABC’s lineup for plenty of Halloweens to come.  Read Matt’s review here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 16th, including CSI, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Returns Down, REVOLUTION Hits a New Series Low; AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Has Highest AHS Debut Ever

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The second season premiere of Arrow scored a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.68 million viewers, down four tenths from last year’s 1.3 series premiere rating.  However, it was even with last year’s season finale numbers.
  • NBC’s Revolution was down yet again, scoring a new series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.37 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last week’s series low, and continues the drama series’ struggle in its second season.
  • FX’s premiere of American Horror Story: Coven raked in a whopping 5.54 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, making it the highest rated premiere in the show’s history.  Read Dave’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 9th, including The Tomorrow People, Modern Family, Nashville, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: SUPER FUN NIGHT Debut Solid, IRONSIDE Soft; REVOLUTION Falls to Series Low

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Rebel Wilson’s new ABC comedy Super Fun Night debuted to a swell 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.2 million viewers, matching The Neighbors’ performance in the same timeslot last year.
  • The NBC debut of the new drama series Ironside scored a 1.4 rating and 6.81 million viewers for an underwhelming premiere.  That’s down considerably from the series premiere of Chicago Fire last year, which hit a 1.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Revolution—which was last year’s most successful new series—took yet another nosedive, notching a series low 1.5 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down 26% from last week’s already disappointing season premiere rating of 2.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 2nd, including CSI, Nashville, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.

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