CBS Is Number One on Five Nights of The First Week of Summer Season

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June 2nd, 2009

via press release:

CBS WINS THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SUMMER SEASON IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54

CBS Is Number One on FIVE Nights -- More Than All Other Networks Combined

CBS Won Every Half-Hour in Viewers on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, Five of Six on Thursday.

CBS Has Nine of the Top 10 Programs, 14 of the Top 20

CBS Has 11 of the Top 12 Scripted Programs of the Week

CBS won the first week of the Summer 2009 season in viewers and adults 25-54 with nine of the top 10 programs, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 31, week 36 of the 2008-09 television year.

CBS placed first in viewers on five nights, winning every half-hour in viewers on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as well as five of six on Thursday. NCIS (R), THE Mentalist (R), GEORGE STRAIT: ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE (S), CSI (R), WITHOUT A TRACE SPECIAL (R) (S), NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S), WITHOUT A TRACE (R) and Two and a Half Men SPECIAL (R) (S) were the week's top eight programs with Criminal Minds SPECIAL (R) (S) finishing 10t.h

For the week in viewers, CBS (8.03m) led FOX (5.50m), NBC (5.33m) and ABC (4.22m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05, with NBC).

For the week in households: CBS (5.3/09) was ahead of both NBC and FOX (3.4/06, each) and ABC (2.7/05).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? NCIS (R) (8:00-9:00PM) was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (12.46m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07).

? THE Mentalist (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (12.36m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.4/06, with NBC).

? GEORGE STRAIT: ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE ALL-STAR CONCERT (S) was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.63m), second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08).

? Criminal Minds SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (8.93m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

? NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.64m), second in adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (9.98m), second in adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

? CBS FRIDAY MOVIE SPECIAL "Walk the Line" (S) (8:00-11:00PM), won the primetime time slot in households (4.3/08), viewers (6.45m), adults 25-54 (1.9/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05).  CBS won every half-hour in households and viewers for the second consecutive Friday.  CBS was first on Friday in both viewers and adults 25-54 for the 33rd time in 35 weeks, first in adults 18-49 for the 32nd time in 35 weeks.

? 48 Hours Mystery (R) was first in households (4.1/08), viewers (5.95m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.8/05, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.2/04).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #36:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #36 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 05/31/09)

2008-09 2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 5.3 9 4.9 9 +8%

NBC 3.4 6 3.4 6 n.c.

ABC 2.7 5 3.6 6 -25%

FOX 3.4 6 3.8 7 -11%

VIEWERS

(000) (000) Chg

CBS 8,033 7,316 +10%

NBC 5,330 5,280 +1%

ABC 4,224 5,500 -23%

FOX 5,496 6,072 -9%

A25-54 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 2.4 7 2.4 7 n.c.

NBC 2.0 6 2.0 6 n.c.

ABC 1.6 4 2.2 6 -27%

FOX 2.3 6 2.5 7 -8%

A18-49 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.7 5 1.8 5 -6%

NBC 1.7 5 1.8 5 -6%

ABC 1.3 4 1.8 5 -28%

FOX 2.1 7 2.4 7 -13%

A18-34 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.1 4 1.2 4 -8%

NBC 1.3 4 1.4 5 -7%

ABC 1.0 3 1.3 5 -23%

FOX 2.0 7 2.4 8 -17%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+ for 5/25/2009 - 5/31/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1. NCIS (R) CBS 12463

2. THE Mentalist (R) CBS 12357

3. GEORGE STRAIT:

ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE (S) CBS 10628

4. CSI (R) CBS 9976

5. WITHOUT A TRACE-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 9710

6. NCIS THURSDAY 8PM-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 9636

7. WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS 9570

8. Two and a Half Men-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 9268

9. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 9151

10. Criminal Minds SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 8927

11. 60 Minutes (R) CBS 8775

12. Wipeout (P) ABC 8706

13. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday (P) FOX 8705

14. Medium 5/25 (S) NBC 7858

15. CSI: MIAMI-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 7758

16. COLD CASE (R) CBS 7707

17. Rules of Engagement-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 7253

18. Dateline NBC 5/25 (S) NBC 7175

19. Law & Order: SVU-Wednesday 9PM (R) NBC 6760

20. MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD CBS 6734

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554 for 5/25/2009 - 5/31/2009

Adults 25-54 Rating

1. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 3.7

1. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday (P) FOX 3.7

1. Wipeout (P) ABC 3.7

4. THE Mentalist (R) CBS 3.5

4. Two and a Half Men-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 3.5

6. NCIS (R) CBS 3.4

7. GEORGE STRAIT:

ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE (S) CBS 3.1

8. CSI (R) CBS 3.0

8. WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS 3.0

8. Rules of Engagement-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 3.0

11. WITHOUT A TRACE-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.9

12. Criminal Minds SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.8

12. Medium 5/25 (S) NBC 2.8

14. NCIS THURSDAY 8PM-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.7

15. TV's 50 Funniest Phrases (S) NBC 2.6

15. Law And Order: SVU (R) NBC 2.6

15. NBC NHL Stanley Cup Finals #2

Pittsburgh vs Detroit (S) NBC 2.6

18. CSI: MIAMI-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.5

19. Family Guy (R) FOX 2.4

19. The Big Bang Theory-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.4

19. The Bachelorette Special-5/25 (S) ABC 2.4

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849 for 5/25/2009 - 5/31/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 3.6

2. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday (P) FOX 3.5

3. Wipeout (P) ABC 3.3

4. Two and a Half Men-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.7

4. Family Guy (R) FOX 2.7

6. THE MENTALIST (R) CBS 2.4

6. NBC NHL Stanley Cup Finals #2

Pittsburgh vs Detroit (S) NBC 2.4

8. Simpsons (R) FOX 2.3

8. Rules of Engagement-SPECIAL (R)(S) CBS 2.3

8. NCIS (R) CBS 2.3

11. GEORGE STRAIT:

ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE (S) CBS 2.2

11. American Dad (R) FOX 2.2

11. WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS 2.2

11. King Of The Hill (R) FOX 2.2

15. Law And Order: SVU (R) NBC 2.1

15. TV's 50 Funniest Phrases (S) NBC 2.1

15. Mental (P) FOX 2.1

15. Medium 5/25 (S) NBC 2.1

15. The Bachelorette Special-5/25 (S) ABC 2.1

15. CSI (R) CBS 2.1

 
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