CBS has renewed the long-running procedural, 'Criminal Minds' starring Mandy Patinkin and Shemar Moore for a ninth season.
The season premiered to almost 12 million viewers which is fantastic for a drama series in it eighth season. The entire season has remained incredibly stable in viewership and has hovered around the 11-12 million mark.
Here is a list of the last-five aired episodes:
16 - Carbon Copy - February 27 - 10.33 million viewers
17 - The Gathering - March 20 - 11.58 million viewers
18 - Restoration - April 3 - 10.79 million viewers
19 - Pay it Forward - April 10 - 11.47 million viewers
20 - Alchemy - May 1 - 10.13 million viewers
The two hour season eight finale will air on May 22. No word on how many episodes have been ordered by the usual 22-24 seems right.