CBS Has Six of the Top 10 Programs of the Week

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June 16th, 2009

via press release:

CBS Has Six of the Top 10 Programs of the Week and Delivers 11 of the Top 20

CBS Delivers at Least Half of the Top 20 Programs for the 12th Week in a Row

CBS was second in viewers a week with championship sporting events on both NBC and ABC, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 14, week 38 of the 2008-09 television year.

CBS had the week's top 12 scripted programs.  CBS had six of the top 10 programs of the week and delivered 11 of the top 20. This is the twelfth consecutive week CBS had at least half of the top 20 programs for the 12th week in a row.

Two and a Half Men (R) was the #1 sitcom in viewers, #1 scripted series in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.  Two and a Half Men was the #1 sitcom in viewers and adults 25-54 for the 18th consecutive airing, #1 sitcom in adults 18-49 for the 17th airing in 18 broadcasts.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.94m), ABC, (7.27m), FOX (5.05m) and NBC (5.01m).

For the week in key demos:  CBS scored adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

For the week In households: CBS (4.6/08), ABC (4.4/08), and NBC and FOX (3.2/06, each).

Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.43m), ABC (5.99m), NBC (5.54m) and FOX (5.38m).  In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.9/09), ABC (3.7/07), NBC (3.6/06) and FOX (3.4/06).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

The Big Bang Theory SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in adults 25-54 (2.7/08), second in households (4.3/08), viewers (6.495m, -0.003m behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/07).

How I Met Your Mother (R) (3.9/07, 5.80m) was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.6/07, with ABC), second in adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

Two and a Half Men (R) won its time slot in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.52m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  Two and a Half Men was Monday's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

The Big Bang Theory (P) (R) was first in adults 25-54 (3.5/09), tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.7/07, with ABC), second in both households (4.9/08) and viewers (7.82m).

CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.21m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and tied first in adults 18-49 (2.1/06, with NBC).

NCIS (R) was first in households (7.2/13), viewers (11.05m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/06, with NBC).

THE Mentalist TUESDAY (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.62m), second in adults 25-54 (3.4/09).

CSI: NY (R) was first in households (5.5/10), viewers (8.02m), adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

THE Mentalist (R) (10:01-11:00PM) was second in households (6.1/10), viewers (8.94m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05) behind the NBA Finals.

48 Hours Mystery (R) was first in households (3.4/07), viewers (5.05m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (1.0/03).  48 Hours Mystery was the night's #1 program in households and viewers.

? 60 Minutes (R) (7:06-8:06PM) was first in households (5.2/10), viewers (7.64m) and adults 25-54 (1.4/05) in the 7:00 PM hour.

CBS top programs of the week:  #5 THE Mentalist TUESDAY (R) (an average of 11.62m viewers), #6 NCIS (R) (11.05m), #7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (9.52m), #8 THE Mentalist (R) (8.94m), #9 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (R) (8.85m), #10 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (8.74m), #14 Criminal Minds (R) (8.34m), #15 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.21m), #16 CSI: NY (R) (8.02m), #18 The Big Bang Theory (P) (R) (7.82m), #19 60 Minutes (R) (7.64m), #22 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (6.60m), #23 COLD CASE (R) (6.50m), #24 The Big Bang Theory SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.495m), #25 WITHOUT A TRACE SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.488m), #28 How I Met Your Mother (R) (5.80m) and #30 FLASHPOINT (R) (5.58m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #38:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #38 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 06/14/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.6       8                      4.9       9                      -6%

NBC                3.2       6                      4.4       8                      -27%

ABC                4.4       8                      4.3       8                      +2%

FOX                3.2       6                      3.8       7                      -16%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,936                           7,189                           -4%

NBC                5,013                           6,787                           -26%

ABC                7,274                           6,751                           +8%

FOX                5,052                           6,008                           -16%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.1       6                      2.2       6                      -5%

NBC                2.0       6                      2.5       7                      -20%

ABC                2.9       8                      2.7       8                      +7%

FOX                2.0       6                      2.4       7                      -17%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.4       5                      1.6       5                      -13%

NBC                1.7       5                      2.0       7                      -15%

ABC                2.7       9                      2.5       8                      +8%

FOX                1.8       6                      2.2       7                      -18%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 0.9       3                      1.0       4                      -10%

NBC                1.4       5                      1.5       5                      -7%

ABC                2.6       9                      2.4       9                      +8%

FOX                1.7       6                      2.2       8                      -23%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/09-06/14/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.9       9                      5.0       9                      -2%

NBC                3.6       6                      3.9       7                      -8%

ABC                3.7       7                      4.1       7                      -10%

FOX                3.4       6                      4.1       7                      -17%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 7,427                           7,373                           +1%

NBC                5,540                           6,046                           -8%

ABC                5,985                           6,303                           -5%

FOX                5,377                           6,540                           -18%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.2       6                      2.3       6                      -4%

NBC                2.1       6                      2.3       7                      -9%

ABC                2.4       7                      2.6       7                      -8%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.7       8                      -22%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.6       5                      1.8       5                      -11%

NBC                1.8       5                      2.0       6                      -10%

ABC                2.2       7                      2.3       7                      -4%

FOX                2.0       6                      2.5       8                      -20%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       3                      1.1       4                      -9%

NBC                1.3       5                      1.6       5                      -19%

ABC                2.0       7                      1.9       7                      +5%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.6       9                      -31%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    6/8/2009  -  6/14/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 4 Magic vs Lakers-OT     (S)       ABC    15957

2.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 3    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    14196

3.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 5    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    14171

4.         NBA Trophy Presentation                                            (S)       ABC    13475

5.         THE Mentalist - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     11621

6.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     11052

7.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     9517

8.         THE MENTALIST                                                      (R)       CBS     8944

9.         48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY                            (R)       CBS     8846

10.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     8740

11.       So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    8687

12.       So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    8648

13.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    8486

14.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     8341

15.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     8206

16.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     8019

17.       NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final- Game 7

Detroit vs Pittsburgh                                         (S)       NBC    7992

18.       THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)(P)  CBS     7815

19.       60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     7642

20.       The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    7188

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A25-54    for    6/8/2009  -  6/14/2009

Adults 25-54 Rating

1.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 4 Magic vs Lakers-OT     (S)       ABC    6.5

2.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 3    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    5.9

2.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 5    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    5.9

4.         NBA Trophy Presentation                                            (S)       ABC    5.6

5.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     3.9

6.         So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    3.5

6.         NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game 7

Detroit vs Pittsburgh                                         (S)       NBC    3.5

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

6.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)(P)  CBS     3.5

10.       THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     3.4

11.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    3.2

12.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.9

12.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     2.9

14.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                (P)       NBC    2.7

14.       The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    2.7

14.       48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY                            (R)       CBS     2.7

14.       THE Big Bang Theory-SPECIAL                        (R)(S)  CBS     2.7

18.       How I Met Your Mother                                  (R)       CBS     2.6

18.       THE MENTALIST                                                      (R)      CBS     2.6

18.       NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game 6

Detroit vs Pittsburgh                                        (S)       NBC    2.6

18.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     2.6

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    6/8/2009  -  6/14/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 4 Magic vs Lakers-OT     (S)       ABC    6.4

2.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 3    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    5.9

3.         NBA Finals On ABC-Game 5    Magic vs Lakers         (S)       ABC    5.7

4.         NBA Trophy Presentation                                            (S)       ABC    5.5

5.         NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game 7

Detroit vs Pittsburgh                                         (S)       NBC    3.4

6.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    3.3

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

8.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    3.0

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

10.       THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)(P)  CBS     2.7

11.       The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    2.5

12.       NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game 6

Detroit vs Pittsburgh                                         (S)       NBC    2.4

13.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                (P)       NBC    2.1

13.       THE Big Bang Theory-SPECIAL                        (R)(S)  CBS     2.1

13.       THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     2.1

13.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.1

13.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.1

13.       How I Met Your Mother                                  (R)       CBS     2.1

13.       I'm A Celebrity-Monday                                                           NBC    2.1

20.       Here Come The Newlyweds                                                     ABC    1.9

20.       48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY                            (R)       CBS     1.9

20.       NBC NHL Stanley Cup-Pre 7                                      (S)       NBC    1.9

20.       House                                                                          (R)       FOX    1.9

20.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     1.9

 
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