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Criminal Minds is a American police procedural/crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis when it was produced by The Mark Gordon Company (2005–), Touchstone Television (2005–07), ABC Studios (2007–), Paramount Television (2005–06), CBS Paramount Television (2006–09) and CBS Television Studios (2009–) and it was distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

The series was aired on September 22, 2005 and as of 2017, it has aired for twelve seasons and 277 episodes.

It has also spawned two spin-offs are Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

SynopsisEdit

The focal point of the series is about a group of FBI profilers who set about catching various criminals through behavioral profiling.

The plot focuses on the team working cases and also the personal lives of the characters, depicting the hardened life and statutory requirements of a profiler.

Cast Edit

  • Joe Mantegna as David Rossi (season 3-current)
  • Thomas Gibson as Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
  • Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid
  • Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan (season 1-11)
  • A.J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (seasons 1-5, season 7-current)
  • Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
  • Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss (seasons 2-7)
  • Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon (seasons 1-3)
  • Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway [seasons 1-2]
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake [season 8-9]
  • Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver [season 6]
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt as Kate Callahan [season 10]
  • Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis [season 11]
  • Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez (season 12-current)
  • Damon Gupton as Stephen Walker [season 12]
  • Daniel Henney as Matt Simmons [season 13]

Episode number Edit

Production Edit

Reception Edit

Ratings Edit

Season Episodes Time slot (EST) Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Season première Season finale TV season
1 22 Wednesday 9:00 pm September 22, 2005 May 10, 2006 2005–06 No. 28 12.63
2 23 September 20, 2006 May 16, 2007 2006–07 No. 24 14.05
3 20 September 26, 2007 May 21, 2008 2007–08 No. 24 12.78
4 26 September 24, 2008 May 20, 2009 2008–09 No. 11 14.95
5 23 September 23, 2009 May 26, 2010 2009–10 No. 16 13.70
6 24 September 22, 2010 May 18, 2011 2010–11 No. 10 14.11
7 24 September 21, 2011 May 16, 2012 2011–12 No. 15 13.20
8 24 September 26, 2012 May 22, 2013 2012–13 No. 20 12.15
9 24 September 25, 2013 May 14, 2014 2013–14 No. 12 12.66
10 23 October 1, 2014 May 6, 2015 2014–15 No. 11 14.11
11 22 September 30, 2015 May 4, 2016 2015–16 No. 16 12.20

*Note: the season 2 episode "The Big Game" achieved a series-high rating by attracting an audience of 26.31 million viewers and an 18–49 rating of 9.3.

External links Edit

VideosEdit

Criminal Minds The Complete Seasons 1-11 (Opening Credits)09:26

Criminal Minds The Complete Seasons 1-11 (Opening Credits)

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