CBS Wins Second Week Of Summer In Viewers

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June 9th, 2009

via press release:

CBS WINS SECOND STRAIGHT SUMMER WEEK

CBS has 3 of Top 4 Scripted Programs

"The Tony Awards" Deliver Best Ratings in Three Years

CBS won the second week of the summer season in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 7, week 37 of the 2008-09 television year.

In a week in which CBS had 11 of the top 20 programs and delivered at least half of the top 20 programs for the 11th week in a row, the Network had three of the top four scripted programs.  NCIS (R), THE Mentalist TUESDAY (R), Two and a Half Men (R), outperforming all scripted programming on the competition except for the "Law & Order: SVU" finale.

For the week in viewers: CBS (7.14m) ABC (6.21m), NBC (6.14m) and FOX (5.19m). Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.59m), NBC (5.73m), FOX (5.34m), ABC (5.22m).

For the week in key demographics: CBS scored 2.2/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.6/05 adults 18-49.

For the week in households: CBS (4.7/08), NBC (4.0/07), ABC (3.9/07) and FOX (3.3/06). In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (5.0/09), NBC (3.7/07), FOX (3.4/06), ABC (3.3/06).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? The Big Bang Theory (R) was first in viewers (6.77m), adults 25-54 (2.9/09), adults 18-49 (2.3/08) and second in households (4.1/07, -0.1 behind ABC).

? How I Met Your Mother (R) (3.8/06, 6.19m) was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/08, with NBC), second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

? Two and a Half Men (R) won its time slot in households (6.3/10), viewers (10.10m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).  Two and a Half Men was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? Rules of Engagement (R) was first in households (5.2/08), viewers (8.31m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.8/07, -0.2 behind NBC).


? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.7/10), viewers (8.52m), second in adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.1 behind NBC).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (7.4/13), viewers (11.26m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.1/07, -0.1 behind NBC's first run programming).

? THE Mentalist TUESDAY (R) was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (10.88m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and second behind NBC's first run programming in adults 18-49 (2.3/07).

? GHOST WHISPERER (R) was first in households (3.6/07), viewers (5.38m), adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.1/05, with both NBC and FOX).  GHOST WHISPERER won its time slot for the 28th time this season in households and viewers, 27th time in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

THE 63RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (S) (8:00-11:05pm) delivered a 4.8/08 with 7.43m viewers, 1.8/05 in adults 25-54 and 1.3/04 in adults 18-49.  From 8:00-11:00PM, CBS was second in households and viewers.  Compared to last year's ceremony (6/15/08), THE 63RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were up +9% in households (from 4.4/08), +20% in adults 25-54 (from 1.5/04), +18% in adults 18-49 (from 1.1/03) and added +1.16m viewers (from 6.27m, +19%).  This was CBS's best TONY AWARDS delivery in these measures since June 11, 2006's ceremony.

CBS top programs of the week:  #4 NCIS (R) (an average of 11.26m viewers), #5 THE Mentalist TUESDAY (P) (R) (10.88m), #6 Two and a Half Men (R) (10.10m), #9 60 Minutes (R) (8.89m), #12 Criminal Minds (R) (8.64m), #13 THE Mentalist (P) (R) (8.55m), #14 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.52m), #16 Rules of Engagement (R) (8.31m), #18 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (7.86m), #19 CSI: NY (R) (7.75m), #20 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (P) (R) (7.73m), #21 THE 63RDANNUAL TONY AWARDS (S) (7.43m), #23 48 Hours Mystery (R) (6.95m), #24 The Big Bang Theory (R) (6.77m) and #29 How I Met Your Mother (R) (6.19m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #37:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME


Week #37 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 06/07/09)

2008-09 2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 4.7 8 4.9 9 -4%

NBC 4.0 7 3.7 7 +8%

ABC 3.9 7 4.0 7 -3%

FOX 3.3 6 4.1 7 -20%

VIEWERS

(000) (000) Chg

CBS 7,138 7,229 -1%

NBC 6,137 5,706 +8%

ABC 6,212 6,125 +1%

FOX 5,186 6,499 -20%

A25-54 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 2.2 6 2.3 6 -4%

NBC 2.3 6 2.3 6 n.c.

ABC 2.5 7 2.5 7 n.c.

FOX 2.0 6 2.6 8 -23%

A18-49 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.6 5 1.7 5 -6%

NBC 1.8 6 1.9 6 -5%

ABC 2.3 7 2.2 7 +5%

FOX 1.8 6 2.5 8 -28%

A18-34 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.0 3 1.0 4 n.c.

NBC 1.4 5 1.6 6 -13%

ABC 2.1 8 1.9 7 +11%

FOX 1.7 6 2.4 9 -29%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/09-06/07/09)

2008-09 2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 5.0 9 5.0 9 n.c.

NBC 3.7 7 3.6 6 +3%

ABC 3.3 6 3.9 7 -15%

FOX 3.4 6 4.2 7 -19%

VIEWERS

(000) (000) Chg

CBS 7,585 7,396 +3%

NBC 5,731 5,602 +2%

ABC 5,218 6,013 -13%

FOX 5,341 6,634 -19%

A25-54 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 2.3 6 2.4 7 -4%

NBC 2.1 6 2.2 6 -5%

ABC 2.0 6 2.4 7 -17%

FOX 2.1 6 2.7 8 -22%

A18-49 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.7 5 1.8 5 -6%

NBC 1.8 5 1.9 6 -5%

ABC 1.8 6 2.1 6 -14%

FOX 2.0 6 2.6 8 -23%

A18-34 

Rtg Sh Rtg Sh Chg

CBS 1.0 4 1.1 4 -9%

NBC 1.3 5 1.5 5 -13%

ABC 1.6 5 1.7 6 -6%

FOX 1.8 6 2.6 9 -31%


National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+ for 6/1/2009 - 6/7/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 2 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 14061

2. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 1 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 13042

3. Law And Order: SVU NBC 11562

4. NCIS (R) CBS 11256

5. THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY (R)(P) CBS 10875

6. Two and a Half Men (R) CBS 10095

7. NBC News: Obama White House-1 (S) NBC 9169

8. NBC News: Obama White House-2 (S) NBC 9039

9. 60 Minutes (R) CBS 8890

10. Law And Order NBC 8866

11. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday FOX 8853

12. Criminal Minds (R) CBS 8641

13. THE MENTALIST (R)(P) CBS 8546

14. CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS 8523

15. Wipeout ABC 8438

16. Rules of Engagement (R) CBS 8313

17. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 8175

18. CSI (R) CBS 7862

19. CSI: NY (R) CBS 7750

20. 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (R)(P) CBS 7729

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554 for 6/1/2009 - 6/7/2009

Adults 25-54 rating

1. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 2 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 6.0

2. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 1 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 5.4

3. Law And Order: SVU NBC 4.3

4. TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) CBS 3.8

5. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday FOX 3.5

5. Rules of Engagement (R) CBS 3.5

7. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 3.3

7. THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY (R)(P) CBS 3.3

9. Wipeout ABC 3.2

9. NBC News: Obama White House-1 (S) NBC 3.2

11. NCIS (R) CBS 3.1

11. Law And Order NBC 3.1

13. Medium NBC 3.0

14. The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS 2.9

14. I'm A Celebrity-Monday (P) NBC 2.9

14. NBC News: Obama White House-2 (S) NBC 2.9

14. How I Met Your Mother (R) CBS 2.9

18. CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS 2.8

18. Criminal Minds (R) CBS 2.8

20. 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (R)(P) CBS 2.6

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849 for 6/1/2009 - 6/7/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 2 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 5.8

2. NBA Finals On ABC-Game 1 Magic vs Lakers (S) ABC 5.4

3. Law And Order: SVU NBC 3.5

4. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday FOX 3.4

5. TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) CBS 3.1

5. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 3.1

7. Wipeout ABC 3.0

8. Rules of Engagement (R) CBS 2.8

9. I'm A Celebrity-Monday (P) NBC 2.6

9. NBC News: Obama White House-1 (S) NBC 2.6

11. Family Guy (R) FOX 2.4

11. How I Met Your Mother (R) CBS 2.4

13. The Big Bang Theory  (R) CBS 2.3

13. THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY (R)(P) CBS 2.3

13. Law And Order NBC 2.3

13. NBC News: Obama White House-2 (S) NBC 2.3

13. Medium NBC 2.3

18. CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS 2.2

18. The Bachelorette ABC 2.2

18. I'm A Celebrity-Tuesday (P) NBC 2.2

 
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