THE BIGGEST BANG YET LEADS CBS TO A MONDAY WIN IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

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December 9th, 2008

via press release:
Monday Comedies Thrive

"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Its Largest Audience Ever

"How I Met Your Mother" Notches Its Largest Audience Since March,

Best Adults 18-34 Delivery Ever

"Two and a Half Men" Has Its Best Viewer Delivery Since Last February 2007

"Worst Week" Posts Best Viewer and Adults 18-49 rating Since Premiere

A stellar night by CBS's Monday comedy block, which included the largest audience ever for The Big Bang Theory, gave CBS a nightly win in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen updated live plus same day ratings for Dec. 8.

The Big Bang Theory won its time slot in households (6.5/10), adults 18-34 (2.9/08), tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.4/11, with ABC), placed second behind "Charlie Brown Christmas" in viewers (10.50m) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10, -0.1 behind ABC). Big Bang Theory posted series highs in households and viewers.

How I Met Your Mother was first in households (6.4/10), adults 25-54 (4.7/11), adults 18-49 (4.2/11), adults 18-34 (3.9/10) and second in viewers (10.49m). This is MOTHER's best adults 18-34 performance ever, best delivery in households since February 5, 2007 and best viewer total since March 24, 2008 (the first Britney Spears appearance).

Two and a Half Men was first in households (9.5/14), viewers (15.59m), adults 25-54 (6.3/14) and adults 18-49 (5.2/13). Two and a Half Men was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. This is Two and a Half Men's best deliveries in households and viewers since February 26, 2007.

WORST WEEK was first in households (6.7/10), viewers (10.44m), adults 25-54 (4.1/09) and second in adults 18-49 (3.4/08, -0.2 behind NBC). WORST WEEK's delivered its best household, viewers and adults 18-49 performances since its September 22, 2008 premiere and matched the series' second best adults 25-54 performance.

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (13.79m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12), adults 18-49 (4.1/10) and adults 18-34 (2.9/08), easily topping first run programming on both ABC and NBC.

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.8/12), viewers (12.43m), adults 25-54 (4.9/11), adults 18-49 (4.1/10) and adults 18-34 (3.1/08).

 
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