America's Got Talent is most watched overall and with 18-49s, but CBS wins week

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August 18th, 2009

To the 13 of you who are still reading these posts in the summer, please excuse the formatting and this being a CBS press release, but despite their spin, it contains the weekly top 20 adults 18-49 and top 20 most-viewed shows data. Although America's Got Talent was the most watched program of the week, both overall and among 18-49 year olds, CBS did win the week in adults 18-49 and total viewers...

"Big Brother" LEADS CBS TO WEEKLY WIN IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49

Sunday Broadcast Delivers the Biggest Audience and Highest Adult 18-34 Ratings on Any Night This Summer

In Its 11th Edition, All Three Broadcasts Posting Year-to-Year Growth

CBS placed first in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 with seven of the week's Top 10 programs paced by all three editions of Big Brother 11, all of which notched week-to-week growth, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug.16, week 47 of the 2008-2009 television year.

Compared to last summer's edition, Big Brother 11 is up +4% in viewers (6.79m from. 6.51m), +6% in adults 18-34 (1.9 from. 1.8) and even in adults 18-49 (2.4).

In its 11th edition, the three nightly broadcasts of Big Brother 11 are posting year-to-year growth led by Sunday's edition which this week delivered the biggest audience (7.64m), highest adult 18-34 rating (2.2/08) and matched its highest adult 18-49 rating (2.6/08).  Compared to BIG BROTHER 10 on the same night last year, BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY was up +38% in both viewers and adults 18-34, +30% in adults 18-49 and +33% in adults 25-54.  Summer-to-date, BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY is up +9% in viewers (6.89m from 6.34m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.4 from 2.3), +6 in adults 18-34 (1.9 from 1.8) and +4% in adults 25-54 (2.9 from 2.8) compared to last summer.

BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY is up +6% in viewers (6.84m from 6.47m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.4 from 2.3), +12% in adults 18-34 (1.9 from 1.7) and +4% in adults 25-54 (2.9 from 2.8) compared to last year's Wednesday/Thursday broadcasts.

BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY is up +5% in adults 18-34 (2.0 from 1.9) compared to last summer.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.25m), NBC (5.27m), ABC (4.33m) and FOX (4.05m).  Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (6.82m), ahead of NBC (5.47m), FOX (5.19m) and ABC (4.74m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05).  CBS has been first in adults 25-54 (including ties) for four straight weeks.  Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +21% in households, +23% in both viewers and adults 18-49 and +18% in adults 25-54.

For the week in households:  CBS (4.1/08),  NBC (3.4/06),  ABC (2.8/05) and FOX (2.5/05).  In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.5/08), ahead of NBC (3.5/06), FOX (3.2/06) and ABC (3.0/05).

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A18-49    for    8/10/2009  -  8/16/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    3.6

2.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.2

3.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    3.0

4.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     2.8

5.         BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.6

5.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     2.6

7.         Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.5

7.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     2.5

7.         BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     2.5

10.       Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     2.4

10.       Family Guy Special-8/16 8:30PM                                 (R)(S)  FOX    2.4

12.       Family Guy Special-8/16 9:30PM                                 (R)(S)  FOX    2.3

12.       Simpsons                                                                      (R)       FOX    2.3

14.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.2

15.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     1.9

16.       Rules of Engagement                                      (R)       CBS     1.8

16.       Shark Tank                                                                              ABC    1.8

18.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     1.7

18.       Dating In The Dark                                                                   ABC    1.7

18.       More To Love                                                                          FOX    1.7

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    12882

2.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     12033

3.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    11785

4.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     9153

5.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     8825

6.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     8637

7.         THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     7643

8.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     7636

9.         BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     7484

10.       Millionaire-8/10                                                            (S)       ABC    7271

11.       Millionaire-8/13                                                            (S)       ABC    7237

12.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     7076

13.       Millionaire-8/16                                                            (S)       ABC    7020

14.       Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    6917

15.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     6789

16.       BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     6776

17.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     6747

18.       Millionaire-8/12                                                            (S)       ABC    6517

19.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    6338

20.       America Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM                               (R)       NBC    6268

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A25-54    for    8/10/2009  -  8/16/2009

Adults 25-54 Rating

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    4.3

2.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    3.8

3.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     3.7

4.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.5

5.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     3.4

6.         60 Minutes                                                              (R)       CBS     3.3

7.         BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     3.2

7.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     3.2

9.         BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     2.9

9.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     2.9

11.       Wipeout                                                                                   ABC    2.4

12.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.3

13.       THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     2.2

13.       Rules of Engagement                                      (R)       CBS     2.2

13.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.2

13.       Family Guy Special-8/16 8:30PM                                 (R)(S)  FOX    2.2

17.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    2.1

17.       Simpsons                                                                      (R)       FOX    2.1

17.       America Got Talent: Recap                                           (P)       NBC    2.1

17.       Family Guy Special-8/16 9:30PM                                 (R)(S)  FOX    2.1

17.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS     2.1

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #47:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #47 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 08/16/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.1       8                      3.4       6                      +21%

NBC                3.4       6                      16.9     28                    -80%

ABC                2.8       5                      2.3       4                      +22%

FOX                2.5       5                      2.2       4                      +14%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,245                           5,062                           +23%

NBC                5,269                           28,692                         -82%

ABC                4,329                           3,460                           +25%

FOX                4,053                           3,182                           +27%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.0       6                      1.7       5                      +18%

NBC                1.8       5                      10.9     28                    -83%

ABC                1.4       4                      1.3       3                      +8%

FOX                1.6       5                      1.3       4                      +23%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.6       5                      1.3       4                      +23%

NBC                1.4       5                      9.6       27                    -85%

ABC                1.2       4                      1.1       3                      +9%

FOX                1.5       5                      1.2       4                      +25%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.1       4                      0.9       3                      +22%

NBC                1.0       4                      7.9       25                    -87%

ABC                0.9       3                      0.9       3                      n.c.

FOX                1.4       5                      1.0       4                      +40%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/08-08/16/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.5       8                      4.5       8                      n.c.

NBC                3.5       6                      5.5       10                    -36%

ABC                3.0       5                      3.3       6                      -9%

FOX                3.2       6                      3.7       7                      -14%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,823                           6,624                           +3%

NBC                5,473                           8,850                           -38%

ABC                4,738                           5,102                           -7%

FOX                5,191                           5,887                           -12%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.1       6                      2.1       6                      n.c.

NBC                2.0       6                      3.3       9                      -39%

ABC                1.8       5                      2.0       6                      -10%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.3       7                      -9%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.5       5                      1.6       5                      -6%

NBC                1.6       5                      2.8       9                      -43%

ABC                1.5       5                      1.7       5                      -12%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.2       7                      -14%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       4                      1.0       4                      n.c.

NBC                1.1       4                      2.3       8                      -52%

ABC                1.3       5                      1.4       5                      -7%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.1       8                      -14%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    8/10/2009  -  8/16/2009

 
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