"THE BIG BANG THEORY" GETTING BIGGER...RATINGS BANG GETTING LOUDER

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November 11th, 2008

via CBS press release:

 

Sophomore Comedy Delivers Series Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49

"How I Met Your Mother" Matches Season Best Adult 18-49 Ratings and Delivers Its Largest Audience Since Season Premiere 

"Two and a Half Men" Is Monday's Number One Program in Adults 18-49

CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

            CBS won Monday in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 as sophomore comedy The Big Bang Theory delivered series highs in viewers and adults 18-49 and How I Met Your Mother matched its season best adult 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Nov. 10

The Big Bang Theory was first in adults 18-49 (3.9/10), tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.7/08, with ABC), second in households (6.2/09), viewers (10.01m) and adults 25-54 (4.5/11). The Big Bang Theory was up +5% in both households (from 5.9/09) and adults 18-49 (from 3.7/10), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.4/10) and added +340,000 viewers (from 9.67m, +4%) compared to last week.  The Big Bang Theory posted series highs in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and matched series highs in adults 25-54. 

How I Met Your Mother was first in adults 18-34 (3.4/10), second in households (5.9/09), viewers (9.71m), adults 25-54 (4.7/10) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10, -0.2 behind ABC).  Compared to last week, How I Met Your Mother was up +2% in households (from 5.8/09), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/10), even in adults 18-49 and added +310,000 viewers (from 9.40m, +3%).  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER matched season highs in households and adults 18-49, posted best delivery of both viewers and adults 25-54 since Sept. 22 (2008-09 season premiere).  

Two and a Half Men was first in adults 25-54 (6.1/13), adults 18-49 (4.9/11), second in households (8.9/13) and viewers (14.58m).  Two and a Half Men was up +11% in households (from 8.0/11), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 5.6/11), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 4.6/10) and added +1.82m viewers (from 12.76m, +14%) compared to last week.  Two and a Half Men was the night's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

WORST WEEK was second in households (6.0/09), viewers (9.62m), tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.7/08, with NBC and -0.2 behind ABC) and averaged a 2.9/07 in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week, WORST WEEK was up +11% in households (from 5.4/08), +12% in both adults 25-54 (from 3.3/07) and adults 18-49 (from 2.6/06) and added +1.34m viewers (from 8.28m, +16%). 

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (8.9/15), viewers (13.67m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10).  Compared to last week, CSI: MIAMI was up +5% in households (from 8.5/14), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.7/11), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/09) and added +930,000 viewers (from 12.74m, +7%). 

For the night, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (4.8/11), adults 18-49 (3.9/10), second in households (7.5/11) and viewers (11.88m). 

 
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