CBS Continues as Only Network Expanding Summer Audience

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August 11th, 2009

via CBS press release:

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK AND SEVENTH IN LAST EIGHT

CBS Continues as Only Network Expanding Summer Audience

"NCIS" Remains Number One Drama for the Seventh Straight Week

"Two and a Half Men" Is Number One Scripted Program in Adults 18-49;

"The Big Bang Theory" Is Number Two

Sunday Edition of "Big Brother 11" Scores the Best Ratings in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54 on Any Night This Summer as all Three Broadcasts Post Growth

CBS placed first in viewers for the third consecutive week and seventh in the last eight, first in adults 25-54 (tie) and remains the only network posting summer growth (+2% versus last year) according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 10, week 46 of the 2008-2009 television year.

NCIS was the Number One drama for the seventh straight week and TWO A HALF MEN was the Number One scripted program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 followed by The Big Bang Theory.

Meanwhile, Sunday's edition of Big Brother 11 posted the series' best deliveries of the summer in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34 on any night as all three weekly broadcasts notched week-to-week growth.

For the week in viewers:  CBS (6.15m), NBC (5.93m), FOX (5.29m) and ABC (3.48m).  Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (6.86m), ahead of NBC (5.47m), FOX (5.26m) and ABC (4.76m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.1/06, with both NBC and FOX) and averaged a 1.5/05 in adults 18-49. Summer-to-date, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (with FOX).

For the week in households:  CBS (4.1/07), NBC (3.8/07), FOX (3.2/06) and ABC (2.2/04). Summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.5/08), ahead of NBC (3.5/06), FOX (3.3/06) and ABC (3.0/06).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

-- Monday, CBS was first in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.26m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08), adults 18-49 (2.2/07) and adults 18-34 (1.4/05).  CBS won every half-hour in viewers, adults 25-54 and five of six half-hours in adults 18-49.

? How I Met Your Mother (R) was first in households (3.2/06), viewers (4.72m), adults 25-54 (2.0/06), adults 18-49 (1.6/06) and tied for first in adults 18-34 (1.1/04m with FOX).

? Rules of Engagement (R) was first in households (3.4/06), viewers (5.13m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07), adults 18-49 (1.9/06) and adults 18-34 (1.3/05).

? Two and a Half Men (R) was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.46m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10), adults 18-49 (2.8/08) and adults 18-34 (1.7/06).

? The Big Bang Theory (R) (was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (8.39m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09), adults 18-49 (2.7/08) and adults 18-34 (1.7/06).

? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.3/09), viewers (7.92m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.0/06, with NBC).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (6.5/12), viewers (9.89m), second in adults 25-54 (2.8/09) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.8/06, with NBC).

Big Brother 11

? Big Brother 11 TUESDAY was second in households (4.0/07), viewers (6.40m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08), adults 18-49 (2.4/07) and adults 18-34 (1.9/07).  Compared to last week, Big Brother 11 TUESDAY was up +5% in households (from 3.8/06), +12% in both adults 25-54 (from 2.6/07) and adults 18-34 (from 1.7/06), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) and added +330,000 viewers (from 6.07m, +5%).

? BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was second in households (4.1/08), viewers (6.44m), adults 25-54 (2.7/09), adults 18-49 (2.3/08) and adults 18-34 (1.7/07) - all behind FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" season finale.  Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/09), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/08), even in both households and adults 18-34.

? BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY (4.2/08, 7.15m) was second in viewers, adults 25-54 (3.0/08), adults 18-49 (2.6/08) and adults 18-34 (2.1/07).  This is BIG BROTHER 11's best delivery on any night in viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and matches the best BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY delivery in households.  Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/08), +18% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/07), +31% in adults 18-34 (from 1.6/06) and added +380,000 viewers (from 6.77m, +6%).

CBS top programs of the week:  #3 NCIS (R) (an average of 9.89m viewers), #5 60 Minutes (R) (9.50m), #6 Two and a Half Men (R) (9.46m), #7 The Big Bang Theory (R) (8.39m), #9 CSI: NY (R) (7.99m), #11 CSI: MIAMI (R) (7.92m), #13 THE Mentalist (R) (7.67m), #14 BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY (7.15m), #15 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (7.07m), #20 BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY (6.44m), #21 BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY (6.40m), #22 Criminal Minds (R) (6.19m), #24 COLD CASE (R) (P) (5.81m), #28 48 Hours Mystery (R) (5.28m) and #29 Rules of Engagement (R) (5.13m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #46:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #46 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 08/09/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.1       7                      3.8       7                      +8%

NBC                3.8       7                      10.1     18                    -62%

ABC                2.2       4                      2.4       4                      -8%

FOX                3.2       6                      3.2       6                      n.c.

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,146                           5,690                           +8%

NBC                5,926                           17,686                         -66%

ABC                3,484                           3,674                           -5%

FOX                5,287                           5,020                           +5%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.1       6                      2.0       5                      +5%

NBC                2.1       6                      6.4       18                    -67%

ABC                1.3       4                      1.4       4                      -7%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.0       6                      +5%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.5       5                      1.5       5                      n.c.

NBC                1.7       6                      5.6       17                    -70%

ABC                1.1       4                      1.2       4                      -8%

FOX                2.0       7                      1.8       6                      +11%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       4                      1.0       3                      n.c.

NBC                1.2       5                      4.6       16                    -74%

ABC                0.8       3                      1.0       3                      -20%

FOX                1.8       7                      1.7       6                      +6%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/08-08/09/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.5       8                      4.5       8                      n.c.

NBC                3.5       6                      4.5       8                      -22%

ABC                3.0       6                      3.4       6                      -12%

FOX                3.3       6                      3.9       7                      -15%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,858                           6,747                           +2%

NBC                5,472                           7,102                           -23%

ABC                4,759                           5,243                           -9%

FOX                5,259                           6,146                           -14%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.1       6                      2.2       6                      -5%

NBC                2.0       6                      2.6       7                      -23%

ABC                1.8       5                      2.1       6                      -14%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.4       7                      -13%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.5       5                      1.6       5                      -6%

NBC                1.6       5                      2.2       7                      -27%

ABC                1.6       5                      1.8       6                      -11%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.3       7                      -17%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       3                      1.0       4                      n.c.

NBC                1.1       4                      1.8       6                      -39%

ABC                1.3       5                      1.5       5                      -13%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.2       8                      -18%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    8/3/2009  -  8/9/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    12957

2.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    10668

3.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     9889

4.         So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday                                  FOX    9566

5.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     9496

6.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     9460

7.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     8394

8.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    8020

9.         CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     7986

10.       NBC NFL Pre-Season 8/9           Bills vs Titans           (S)       NBC    7920

11.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     7915

12.       So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    7784

13.       THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     7670

14.       BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     7146

15.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     7066

16.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    7061

17.       Millionaire-8/9                                                  (S)       ABC    7000

18.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)       NBC    6914

19.       Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    6739

20.       BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     6437

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A25-54    for    8/3/2009  -  8/9/2009

Adults 25-54 rating

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    4.4

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

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

4.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     3.6

5.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    3.5

6.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.4

7.         NBC NFL Pre-Season 8/9           Bills vs Titans           (S)       NBC    3.2

8.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    3.1

9.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    3.0

9.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     3.0

11.       BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     2.9

12.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     2.8

12.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.8

14.       BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.7

15.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    2.4

16.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     2.3

16.       THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     2.3

16.       Rules of Engagement                                      (R)       CBS     2.3

19.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)       NBC    2.2

20.       Dateline Sunday-7PM                                                  (R)       NBC    2.1

20.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     2.1

20.       60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     2.1

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A18-49    for    8/3/2009  -  8/9/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    3.6

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

3.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.2

4.         NBC NFL Pre-Season 8/9           Bills vs Titans           (S)       NBC    2.9

4.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    2.9

6.         Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.8

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

6.         So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday                              FOX    2.8

9.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     2.7

10.       BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     2.6

11.       BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     2.4

12.       BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.3

13.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.2

14.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.0

14.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    2.0

16.       American Dad                                                              (R)       FOX    1.9

16.       Rules of Engagement                                      (R)       CBS     1.9

18.       Simpsons-Sunday 8:30PM                                           (R)       FOX    1.8

18.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     1.8

18.       More To Love                                                                          FOX    1.8

18.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)       NBC    1.8

 
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