Criminal Minds ratings, coupled with the absence of Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore, have sparked a debate among the journalists. Have ratings dropped or not? Did #NoHotchNoWatch cause the decline? Well, numbers don’t lie. Ratings are down drastically.
Without Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds’ most recent episode pulled 7.73 million viewers, according to iTechpost, who called that an all-time high. The rating of 7.73 is not a high of any kind for this show, nor is #NoHotchNoWatch going away. What has gone away are millions of viewers who no longer watch the show.
— nohotchnowatch???? (@cleantethemiser) December 12, 2016
Criminal Minds with Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore has done far better in all it’s previous 11 seasons. Criminal Minds was ranked 11th for all programs on all networks with 14.111 million viewers in Season 10 (2014-2015), according to Deadline Hollywood.