The BEST seasons of Criminal Minds

Every season of Criminal Minds ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Criminal Minds!

Special Agents Jason Gideon and Aaron Hotchner head up the FBI's most elite profiling team, the Behavioral Analysis Unit, the experts in analyzing criminal psychology. With each mind-blowing case, they put their lives on the line as they travel the country, matching wits with the most ruthless criminals on Earth.

Last Updated: 6/16/2024Network: Paramount+Status: Continuing
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#1 - Season 17

First Aired 6/6/2024

Criminal Minds: Evolution picks up as the FBI’s elite team of profilers investigates the deadly mystery of Gold Star. As the conspiracy unfolds, the Behavioral Analysis Unit is met with an unexpected complication when serial killer Elias Voit negotiates a deal that transfers him to federal custody in the BAU’s own backyard. The team faces its biggest threat yet and cannot emerge unscathed from the mind-bending consequences.

Season 2
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8.57
281 votes

#2 - Season 2

First Aired 9/20/2006

Season 4
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8.55
239 votes

#3 - Season 4

First Aired 9/24/2008

Season 3
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8.50
252 votes

#4 - Season 3

First Aired 9/26/2007

Season 1
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8.40
352 votes

#5 - Season 1

First Aired 9/22/2005

Season 5
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8.40
211 votes

#6 - Season 5

First Aired 9/23/2009

Season 7
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8.33
203 votes

#7 - Season 7

First Aired 9/21/2011

Season 6
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8.32
204 votes

#8 - Season 6

First Aired 9/22/2010

Season 8
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8.28
186 votes

#9 - Season 8

First Aired 9/26/2012

Season 9
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8.23
177 votes

#10 - Season 9

First Aired 9/25/2013

Season 10
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8.22
169 votes

#11 - Season 10

First Aired 10/1/2014

Season 11
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8.12
162 votes

#12 - Season 11

First Aired 9/30/2015

Season 13
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7.85
102 votes

#13 - Season 13

First Aired 9/27/2017

Season 14
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7.85
108 votes

#14 - Season 14

First Aired 10/3/2018

Season 12
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7.85
142 votes

#15 - Season 12

First Aired 9/28/2016

Evolution
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7.84
83 votes

#16 - Evolution

First Aired 11/24/2022

The FBI's elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.

Season 15
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7.69
99 votes

#17 - Season 15

First Aired 1/8/2020