CTV posts killer CSI numbers

The departure of Willows (Marg Helgenberger) from the show drew over three million viewers on Wednesday night.

The departure of  Marg Helgenberger’s character Willows on Wednesday night’s 10 p.m. episode of CSI drew killer numbers on CTV with 3.11 million (2+) viewers watching the show, according to BBM Canada numbers provided by CTV.

Over 1.2 million of those viewers were in the 25-to-54 demo.

According to CTV, the episode was the most-watched for the series since January 2009.

CTV also posted big numbers at 8 p.m., with 2.31 million (2+) viewers watching American Idol. The episode was up 24% over last week’s with people aged 18 to 34 and up 10% in the 18-to-49 demo.

Criminal Minds at 9 p.m. also hit a milestone, earning a season-best 2.45 million viewers (2+), according to BBM Canada numbers provided by CTV.