By James Hibberd
Updated November 14, 2013 at 04:44 PM EST
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Criminal Minds is a drama that steadily put out a solid-ish performance week after week, but the media tends to ignore the show (except when TV violence becomes a hot topic). But EW posted a sneak peek of Wednesday’s episode featuring the return of Shirtless Morgan, and now here’s a ratings story headlining with Minds: Because yesterday’s hour was the most-watched of the season.

Minds had 11.6 million viewers and had a a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, jumping 17 percent from last week. The ratings gain was despite airing against all-original competition and lead-in Survivor dipping a notch. At 10 p.m., CBS’ CSI was up 6 percent. Maybe Minds should do Shirtless Morgan every week?

Over on The CW, freshman sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People chugged along steadily after getting a full-season order, despite lead-in Arrow rising (fellow freshman pickup The Originals rose on Tuesday).

NBC and ABC’s lineup was all within 7 percent of last week — except Super Fun Night, which jumped 24 percent from its last original two weeks ago (which might have been exciting growth, except its lead-in Modern Family aired its last original three weeks ago — so Rebel Wilson didn’t have the Dunphys backing her up last time). Fox’s The X Factor was up this week.

Full chart and previous Shirtless Morgan video:

NET/TIME/SHOW

ADULTS 18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)

FOX

8-10P

X-FCTR-

1.7

5,765

ABC

8:00P

MIDDLE-

2.3

8,862

8:30P

BACK-GAME-

1.8

6,406

9:00P

MODRN FMLY-

3.8

10,614

9:30P

SUPER-NGHT-

2.1

5,921

10-11P

NASHVILLE-

1.5

5,434

CBS

8-9P

SURVIVOR-

2.4

9,765

9-10P

CRIMNL MND-

2.7

11,623

10-11P

CSI-

1.9

10,273

NBC

8-9P

REVOLUTION-

1.4

5,139

9-10P

LAW&O:SVU-

1.6

6,087

10-11P

DATLN

S

1.1

5,065

CW

8-9P

ARROW-

1.1

2,987

9-10P

TOMORRW PPL-

0.6

1,693

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