CBS Spins The Prime-time Ratings of September 8-14

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September 16th, 2008

 

"Two and a Half Men" IS THE WEEK'S NO. 1 SCRIPTED SERIES, TOPPING HIGHLY PROMOTED FIRST-RUN PROGRAMMING

"Big Brother 10 Thursday" and "Flashpoint" Post Summer Highs in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

  

"Fashion Rocks" Scores its Best Deliveries Ever in Viewers and Key Demographics

 

            Two and a Half Men was the No. 1 scripted series of the week, delivering more viewers than highly promoted first run programming on the competition, while Big Brother 10 THURSDAY and FLASHPOINT posted season highs in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 14, week 51 of the 2007-2008 television year.

 

            Additionally, FASHION ROCKS scored its best deliveries ever in viewers and key demographics.

 

            For the week in viewers:  CBS (7.41m), NBC (8.35m), ABC (6.27m) and FOX (6.19m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and averaged a 2.1/06 in adults 18-49.  

 

            For the week in households:  CBS (4.9/08), NBC (5.3/09), ABC (4.0/07) and   FOX (3.9/06).

 

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

  

? Two and a Half Men (R) was first in households (6.0/09), viewers (9.18m), adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.9/07).  Two and a Half Men was the night's top program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (against all first-run programming at 9:00 PM) and the week's No. 1 scripted program in viewers.

 

? Big Brother 10 TUESDAY was up +5% in households (4.4/07 from 4.2/06), +3% in adults 25-54 (3.0/08 from 3.0/07), +8% in adults 18-49 (2.6/07 from 2.4/06) and added +520,000 viewers (6.98m from 6.46m, +8%) compared to last week's broadcast. 

 

? FASHION ROCKS (S) was up from last year's special by +55% in households (3.4/05 from 2.2/04), +77% in adults 25-54 (2.3/06 from 1.3/04), +73% in adults 18-49 (1.9/05 from 1.1/04) and added +1.80m viewers (5.04m from 3.24m, +56%).  This is the best delivery ever in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 for CBS's FASHION ROCKS. 

 

? The finale of GREATEST AMERICAN DOG was up +6% in households (3.5/06 from 3.3/05), +14% in adults 18-49 (1.6/03 from 1.4/04), even in adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and added +470,000 viewers (5.43m from 4.96m, +9%) compared to last week. 

 

? Big Brother 10 THURSDAY was first in households (5.0/08), viewers (7.82m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.7/09).  Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 10 THURSDAY was up +16% in households (from 4.3/07), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/08), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/07) and added +1.24m viewers (from 6.58m, +19%).  BIG BROTHER 10 hit summer highs in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

  

? FLASHPOINT was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (8.68m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).  Compared to the last first run episode (on 8/21/08), FLASHPOINT was up +18% in households (from 4.9/08), +16% in both adults 25-54 (from 2.5/06) and in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05) and added +1.47m viewers (from 7.21m, +20%).  These are series highs for FLASHPOINT in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.   

  

? CBS's NFL 44-minute prime run over posted a 13.7/25 with 22.80m viewers, 9.2/25 in adults 25-54 and 8.3/25 in adults 18-49.  CBS led the 7:00-7:30 PM time period in households, viewers and key demographics. 

 

? 60 Minutes (R) (7:44-8:44 PM) posted an 8.2/13 with 12.54m viewers, 3.7/09 in adults 25-54 and 2.9/08 in adults 18-49.  In the 7:30-8:30 PM hour, CBS was first in households and viewers, second in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #3 60 Minutes (R) (an average of 12.54m viewers), #10 Two and a Half Men (R) (9.18m), #13 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9.04m), #14 FLASHPOINT (8.68m), #15 Criminal Minds (R) (8.37m), #18 BIG BROTHER 10 THURSDAY (7.82m), #21 CSI: NY (R) (7.42m), #22 CSI: MIAMI (R) (7.26m), #24 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (R) (7.22m) and #28 BIG BROTHER 10 TUESDAY (6.98m). 

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    9/8/2008  -  9/14/2008                                              

 

                                                                                                            Persons 2+ (000)

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football       Steelers vs. Browns                NBC    17834

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                    NBC    13559

3.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     12540

4.         Saturday Night Football            Ohio State vs. USC                  ABC    11939

5.         America's Got Talent-Wednesday                                            NBC    11704

6.         America's Got Talent                                                                NBC    11612

7.         Football Night America Part 3                                      NBC    10849

8.         America's Got Talent-9/11                                           (S)       NBC    9833

9.         Deal Or No Deal-Monday                                                        NBC    9651

10.       TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     9177

11.       Bones                                                                                       FOX    9150

12.       Fringe                                                                           (P)       FOX    9132

13.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     9044

14.       FLASHPOINT                                                                        CBS     8680

15.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     8365

16.       20/20-Friday                                                                            ABC    8068

17.       Saturday Night Football Pre-Game                                           ABC    7857

18.       BIG BROTHER 10-THURSDAY                                            CBS     7818

19.       Law And Order: SVU                                                  (R)       NBC    7612

20.       America's Funniest Home Videos                                 (R)       ABC    7507

 

                                               

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A25-54    for    9/8/2008  -  9/14/2008                                             

 

                                                                                                            Adults 25-54 rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football       Steelers vs. Browns                NBC    7.8

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                    NBC    5.9

3.         Saturday Night Football            Ohio State vs. USC                  ABC    4.9

3.         Football Night America Part 3                                      NBC    4.9

5.         Fringe                                                                           (P)       FOX    3.9

6.         America's Got Talent-Wednesday                                            NBC    3.8

7.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     3.7

7.         Bones                                                                                       FOX    3.7

9.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     3.6

10.       America's Got Talent                                                                NBC    3.5

11.       BIG BROTHER 10-THURSDAY                                            CBS     3.3

12.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    3.2

12.       Wipeout Special-9/9                                                     (S)       ABC    3.2

12.       America's Got Talent- 9/11                                          (S)       NBC    3.2

15.       OLD CHRISTINE                                                       (R)       CBS     3.1

15.       BIG BROTHER 10-TUESDAY                                               CBS     3.1

15.       Kitchen Nightmares                                                                  FOX    3.1

18.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     3.0

19.       FLASHPOINT                                                                        CBS     2.9

19.       Saturday Night Football Pre-Game                                           ABC    2.9

19.       Til Death                                                                      (P)       FOX    2.9

                                               

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A18-49    for    9/8/2008  -  9/14/2008                                             

 

                                                                                                            Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football       Steelers vs. Browns                NBC    7.2

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                    NBC    5.3

3.         Saturday Night Football            Ohio State vs. USC                  ABC    4.7

4.         Football Night America Part 3                                      NBC    4.4

5.         Fringe                                                                           (P)       FOX    3.2

6.         Bones                                                                                       FOX    3.0

6.         Wipeout Special-9/9                                                     (S)       ABC    3.0

8.         60 MINUTES                                                              (R)       CBS     2.9

8.         America's Got Talent-Wednesday                                            NBC    2.9

8.         Kitchen Nightmares                                                                  FOX    2.9

8.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.9

8.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     2.9

13.       Saturday Night Football Pre-Game                                           ABC    2.8

13.       BIG BROTHER 10-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.8

15.       Hole In The Wall Thursday-8:30P                                 (P)       FOX    2.6

15.       BIG BROTHER 10-TUESDAY                                               CBS     2.6

15.       America's Got Talent                                                                NBC    2.6

15.       Prison Break                                                                            FOX    2.6

19.       Terminator:: Sarah Connor Chronicles               (P)       FOX    2.4

19.       America's Got Talent- 9/11                                          (S)       NBC    2.4

19.       Fringe Encore-9/14                                                      (R)(S)  FOX    2.4

19.       OLD CHRISTINE                                                       (R)       CBS     2.4

 

via CBS press release

 

 
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