1. " The Hit Crime Drama Series"
The hit crime drama series "Criminal Minds" follows a team of FBI profilers from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) based in Quantico, Virginia. The BAU is a specialized division of the FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, tasked with using behavioral analysis and profiling to investigate and solve the most complex and dangerous cases. The team of profilers use their expertise to analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they strike again.
2. " The Unsolved Case"
"Criminal Minds" stands out from other procedural dramas by focusing on the criminal, rather than the crime itself. This criminal is referred to as the unsub, or "unknown subject", and the show follows the team of FBI profilers as they attempt to piece together the criminal's identity and motives. By delving into the psychology of the criminal, the show offers a unique and captivating insight into the criminal mind.
3. CBS Announces Criminal Minds Video Game
In October 2009, CBS announced that Legacy Interactive would be developing a video game based on the hit show "Criminal Minds". This game will challenge players to investigate crime scenes for clues to help them solve murder mysteries. Players will have to use their detective skills to uncover evidence, analyze clues, and ultimately solve the case. With its immersive gameplay and intense storylines, this game is sure to be a hit with fans of the show.
4. "Criminal Minds" Cast Reunites for Season 14
When "Criminal Minds" premiered in 2005, it featured an all-star cast of FBI Agents, including Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (A. J. Cook). Although Kirsten Vangsness was not part of the regular cast during season one, she made several guest appearances as Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia.
5. The show with a lot of changes
The hit show "Criminal Minds" has seen a lot of changes in its cast over the years, with many characters coming and going. From the original cast of Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, and Matthew Gray Gubler, to the more recent additions of A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, and Adam Rodriguez, the show has seen a variety of faces come and go. With each new character, the show has been able to explore different aspects of the criminal mind, making it one of the most popular crime dramas on television.
6. Dorothy Rabinowitz endorses "Criminal Minds"
Dorothy Rabinowitz, a renowned critic for the Wall Street Journal, has given her stamp of approval to the hit show "Criminal Minds". After watching the first few episodes, she confidently declared that the show is "deservedly" a hit. Her review has been a major factor in the show's success, as it has been praised for its gripping storylines and intense character development.
7. " The Big Game Sets Series High Rating"
The second season of the hit show "Criminal Minds" was a huge success, with the episode "The Big Game" setting a series high rating. This episode attracted an impressive 26.31 million viewers and a 18–49 rating of 9.3, making it one of the most watched episodes of the show. This success was a testament to the show's popularity and the gripping storylines that kept viewers coming back for more.
8. DVR Success
The hit show "Criminal Minds" was a major success in DVR playback, according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from September 22, 2008 to November 23, 2008. The show ranked number nine in the data, with an impressive 2.35 million viewers. This is a testament to the show's popularity and its ability to draw in viewers even after its initial airing.
9. Criminal Minds Returns for Ninth Season
Since its debut in 2005, the crime drama series "Criminal Minds" has been a hit with viewers, with eight complete seasons having aired since then. The show is set to return for its ninth season on September 25, 2013, with the promise of more thrilling storylines and intense investigations. Fans of the show can look forward to more gripping cases and complex characters as the Behavioral Analysis Unit continues to track down some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.
10. "Mixed Reaction to 'Criminal Minds' Premiere"
The premier episode of "Criminal Minds" was met with a mixed reception, with an aggregate score of 42 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating "mixed or average" reviews. Critics praised the show's suspenseful atmosphere and intriguing plot, but some found the characters to be one-dimensional and the dialogue to be cliched. Despite the mixed reviews, the show has gone on to become one of the most popular crime dramas on television.