17 May 2012 10:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

For the first time ever within the regular TV season, Jimmy Kimmel topped Jay Leno among adults 18-49 (and he beat David Letterman too, though that’s happened before). This ratings win actually happened last week, but we’re just telling you now because Nielsen collects accurate late-night ratings via stagecoach or something and they take awhile to be released. Despite airing in a later time period, Kimmel edged out Leno by 4 percent last Thursday.

Anyway, back to our usual next-day focus. Wednesday night: CBS’ two-hour Criminal Minds finale blowout was not only up 21 percent from last week, but also »


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