CBS Has 9 of the 10 Most Watched Programs and 16 of the Top 20 For the Week

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June 23rd, 2009

via press release:

Network Is First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"NCIS" Is the Week's No. 1 Program in Viewers; "Two and a Half Men" Ranks First Among Scripted Series in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Has the No. 1 Program on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 and dominated the week's program rankings with 9 of the Top 10 and 16 of the Top 20, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 21, week 39 of the 2008-2009 television year.

NCIS (R) #1, Two and a Half Men (R) #2, THE Mentalist TUESDAY (R) #3, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) #4, THE Mentalist (R) #5, The Big Bang Theory (R) #7, 60 Minutes (R) #8, CSI: MIAMI (R) #9 and Criminal Minds (R) #10 were the week's most watched programs.

CBS had the top program of the night on Monday (Two and a Half Men), Tuesday (NCIS), Thursday (CSI), Saturday (48 Hours Mystery) and Sunday (60 Minutes).

For the week in viewers:  CBS (6.96m), FOX (4.73m), NBC (4.57m) and ABC (3.68m).  Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.36m), ahead of ABC (5.51m), NBC (5.39m) and FOX (5.30m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.4/05).  Summer-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54.

For the week in households:  CBS (4.7/09), ABC (3.1/06), FOX (3.0/06) and ABC (2.4/04).  In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.9/09) ahead of both NBC and ABC (3.5/06, each) and FOX (3.3/06).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) won its time slot in households (6.5/11), viewers (10.19m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).  Two and a Half Men was the week's top scripted program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

The Big Bang Theory (R) was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (8.42m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, -0.1 behind ABC).

CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.25m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

NCIS (R) was first in households (6.9/13), viewers (10.39m), adults 25-54 (2.6/08) and second in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, -0.1 behind NBC).

? THE Mentalist (R) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.17m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).

CSI: NY (R) was first in households (5.2/09), viewers (7.80m), adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05).

? NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (5.1/10), viewers (7.60m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.1/07, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (9.72m), second in adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

? THE Mentalist (R) won its time slot in households (6.1/11), viewers (8.97m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).  THE MENTALIST beat the competition combined by +42% in households (vs. 4.3/08), +25% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.0/06), +29% in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.4/05) and by +3.09m viewers (vs. 5.88m, +53%).

48 Hours Mystery (R) was first in households (3.7/07) viewers (5.28m), adults 25-54 (1.5/05) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04).  48 Hours Mystery was the night's #1 program in households and viewers.

60 Minutes (R) was first in households (5.5/12), viewers (8.31m), second behind NBC's golf run over in both adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04).  60 Minutes was the night's #1 prime program in households and viewers.

? MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) was first in households (4.1/08), viewers (6.25m), tied for second in adults 25-54 (1.6/05, with FOX, -0.1 behind NBC's "Merlin").

CBS top programs of the week:  #1 NCIS (R) (an average of 10.39m viewers), #2 Two and a Half Men (R) (10.19m), #3 THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) (10.12m), #4 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9.72m), #5 THE MENTALIST (R) (8.97m), #7 The Big Bang Theory (R) (8.42m), #8 60 Minutes (R) (8.31m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.25m), #10 Criminal Minds (R) (8.04m), #13 CSI: NY (R) (7.80m), #14 NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.60m), #15 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (R) (7.20m), #17 COLD CASE (R) (6.75m), #18 WITHOUT A TRACE SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.70m), #19 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) (6.25m), #20 The Big Bang Theory SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.05m), #22 How I Met Your Mother (R) (5.67m) and #27 48 Hours Mystery (R) (5.28m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #39:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #39 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 06/21/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.7       9                      4.3       8                      +9%

NBC                3.1       6                      4.2       8                      -26%

ABC                2.4       4                      3.6       6                      -33%

FOX                3.0       6                      3.8       7                      -21%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,963                           6,397                           +9%

NBC                4,568                           6,501                           -30%

ABC                3,679                           5,397                           -32%

FOX                4,743                           6,073                           -22%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.0       6                      2.0       6                      n.c.

NBC                1.7       5                      2.3       7                      -26%

ABC                1.4       4                      2.0       6                      -30%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.4       7                      -21%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.4       5                      1.5       5                      -7%

NBC                1.3       4                      1.9       6                      -32%

ABC                1.1       4                      1.8       6                      -39%

FOX                1.7       6                      2.3       7                      -26%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 0.8       3                      0.9       3                      -11%

NBC                1.0       4                      1.5       5                      -33%

ABC                0.9       3                      1.6       6                      -44%

FOX                1.6       6                      2.2       8                      -27%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/09-06/21/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.9       9                      4.8       9                      +2%

NBC                3.5       6                      4.0       7                      -13%

ABC                3.5       6                      4.0       7                      -13%

FOX                3.3       6                      4.1       7                      -20%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 7,364                           7,168                           +3%

NBC                5,386                           6,204                           -13%

ABC                5,510                           6,105                           -10%

FOX                5,302                           6,504                           -18%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.2       6                      2.3       6                      -4%

NBC                2.0       6                      2.3       7                      -13%

ABC                2.1       6                      2.4       7                      -13%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.7       8                      -22%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.6       5                      1.7       5                      -6%

NBC                1.7       5                      2.0       6                      -15%

ABC                1.9       6                      2.2       7                      -14%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.5       8                      -24%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       3                      1.1       4                      -9%

NBC                1.3       5                      1.6       5                      -19%

ABC                1.7       6                      1.9       6                      -11%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.5       9                      -28%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    6/15/2009  -  6/21/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     10394

2.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     10188

3.         THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     10118

4.         CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     9715

5.         THE MENTALIST                                                      (R)       CBS     8969

6.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    8483

7.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     8417

8.         60 MINUTES                                                              (R)       CBS     8305

9.         CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     8252

10.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     8037

11.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    7995

12.       So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    7984

13.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     7797

14.       NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL                            (R)(S)  CBS     7596

15.       48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY                            (R)       CBS     7199

16.       The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    6761

17.       COLD CASE                                                              (R)       CBS     6752

18.       WITHOUT A TRACE SUNDAY SPECIAL               (R)(S)  CBS     6700

19.       MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD                             (R)       CBS     6254

20.       THE Big Bang Theory: SPECIAL                       (R)(S)  CBS     6047

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    6/15/2009  -  6/21/2009

Adults 25-54 Rating

1.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     3.7

2.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     3.4

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

4.         So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    3.2

5.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    3.0

6.         THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     2.8

7.         CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.7

7.         The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    2.7

9.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     2.6

9.         CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     2.6

11.       THE MENTALIST                                                      (R)       CBS     2.5

11.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     2.5

11.       How I Met Your Mother                                  (R)       CBS     2.5

14.       THE Big Bang Theory: SPECIAL                       (R)(S)  CBS     2.4

15.       I Survived A Japanese Game Show                              (P)       ABC    2.3

15.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    2.3

15.       48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY                            (R)       CBS     2.3

18.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     2.2

19.       I'm A Celebrity-Thursday                                                         NBC    2.1

19.       I'm A Celebrity-Monday                                                           NBC    2.1

19.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.1

19.       NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL                            (R)(S)  CBS     2.1

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    6/15/2009  -  6/21/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    3.1

2.         So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    2.9

3.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     2.8

4.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.7

5.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     2.6

6.         The Bachelorette                                                                      ABC    2.4

7.         Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.2

8.         I Survived A Japanese Game Show                              (P)       ABC    2.1

9.         CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.0

9.         How I Met Your Mother                                  (R)       CBS     2.0

11.       THE BIG BANG THEORY: SPECIAL                       (R)(S)  CBS     1.9

11.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    1.9

13.       I'm A Celebrity-Thursday                                                         NBC    1.8

13.       THE MENTALIST - TUESDAY                                 (R)       CBS     1.8

13.       CRIMINAL MINDS                                                   (R)       CBS     1.8

13.       American Dad                                                              (R)       FOX    1.8

13.       Simpsons                                                                      (R)       FOX    1.8

13.       I'm A Celebrity-Monday                                                           NBC    1.8

13.       THE MENTALIST                                                      (R)       CBS     1.8

20.       I'm A Celebrity-Tuesday                                                           NBC    1.7

20.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     1.7

20.       House                                                                          (R)       FOX    1.7

20.       Law And Order: SVU                                                  (R)       NBC    1.7

 
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