Big Brother 11 continues to post new highs, CBS wins another week

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August 25th, 2009

via CBS press release:

Big Brother 11" CONTINUES TO POST NEW HIGHS -- CBS WINS ANOTHER WEEK

"Big Brother" Posting Across-the-Board Increases Versus Last Summer

Tuesday's Edition Scores Largest Audience and Highest Demo Ratings on Any Night This Season

CBS placed first in viewers for the ninth time in 10 weeks led by the three editions of Big Brother 11 which continues to post new highs in its 10th season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 23, week 48 of the 2008-2009 television year.

Compared to last summer's edition, Big Brother 11 is up +6% in viewers (6.94m from 6.53m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.5/08 from 2.4/07), +11% in adults 18-34 (2.0/07 from 1.8/06) and +3% in adults 25-54 (3.0/08 from 2.9/08).  Each of the three weekly broadcasts is posting year-to-year growth.

Tuesday's broadcast posted the largest audience (7.98m) and best deliveries in adults 18-49 (3.0/09), adults 18-34 (2.4/08) and adults 25-54 (3.4/09) on any night this summer.

For the week in viewers:  CBS (5.81m), NBC (5.56m), FOX (5.14m) and ABC (4.51m).  Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (6.76m), ahead of NBC (5.50m), FOX (5.22m) and ABC (4.73m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (2.0/06, -0.1 behind FOX) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05, with NBC). Summer-to-date, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (with FOX).

For the week in households:  CBS (3.8/07), NBC (3.6/06), FOX (3.2/06) and ABC (2.9/05). Summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.5/08), ahead of NBC (3.5/06), FOX (3.2/06) and ABC (3.0/05).  Summer-to-date, CBS is the only network to be up in viewers (+3%) compared to last summer.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

BIG BROTHER 11

? BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY was first in adults 18-34 (2.4/08), tied for first with NBC in adults 18-49 (3.0/09), second in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.98m) and adults 25-54 (3.4/09). Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY was up +12% in households (from 4.3/07), +17% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/08), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/07), +20% in adults 18-34 (from 2.0/07) and added +1.20m viewers (from 6.78m, +18%). This is BIG BROTHER 11's best delivery on any night in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

? BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was first in adults 25-54 (2.8/09), second in households (4.3/08), viewers (6.75m), adults 18-49 (2.2/08) and adults 18-34 (1.7/07).

? BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY was first in adults 25-54 (3.2/09), adults 18-49 (2.6/08), second in households (4.3/08), viewers (7.48m), and adults 18-34 (2.1/07, -0.1 behind FOX).  BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY matched its best Sunday delivery in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? Two and a Half Men (R) was first in households (5.5/09), viewers (8.55m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07). 

? The Big Bang Theory (R) was first in households (5.2/08), viewers (8.04m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).  For the second consecutive week, THE BIG BANG THEORY built on its lead-in in key demos:  +6% in adults 25-54 and +8% in adults 18-49.  The Big Bang Theory is the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CBS top programs of the week:  #3 NCIS (R) (an average of 9.85m viewers), #4 Two and a Half Men (R) (8.55m), #5 The Big Bang Theory (R) (8.04m), #6 BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY (7.98m), #7 THE Mentalist (R) (7.85m), #8 60 Minutes (R) (7.77m), #11 BIG BROTHER 11 SUNDAY, (7.48m), #12 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (7.42m), #17 Criminal Minds (R) (6.82m), #19 BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY (6.75m), #22 CSI: MIAMI (R) (6.42m) and #25 CSI: NY (R) (6.29m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #48:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 17 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #48 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 08/23/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 3.8       7                      3.7       6                      +3%

NBC                3.6       6                      13.9     23                    -74%

ABC                2.9       5                      2.4       4                      +21%

FOX                3.2       6                      2.4       4                      +33%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 5,810                           5,610                           +4%

NBC                5,562                           23,280                         -76%

ABC                4,511                           3,594                           +26%

FOX                5,140                           3,517                           +46%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.0       6                      2.0       5                      n.c.

NBC                1.8       5                      8.7       23                    -79%

ABC                1.5       4                      1.4       4                      +7%

FOX                2.1       6                      1.3       4                      +62%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.5       5                      1.6       5                      -6%

NBC                1.5       5                      7.4       21                    -80%

ABC                1.2       4                      1.2       3                      n.c.

FOX                2.0       6                      1.2       4                      +67%

A18-34Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       3                      1.1       4                      -9%

NBC                1.1       4                      5.6       18                    -80%

ABC                0.9       3                      0.9       3                      n.c.

FOX                1.8       7                      1.1       4                      +64%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/08-08/23/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.5       8                      4.4       8                      +2%

NBC                3.5       6                      6.1       11                    -43%

ABC                3.0       5                      3.3       6                      -9%

FOX                3.2       6                      3.6       6                      -11%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 6,758                           6,559                           +3%

NBC                5,495                           9,864                           -44%

ABC                4,734                           4,991                           -5%

FOX                5,219                           5,703                           -8%

A25-54

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.1       6                      2.1       6                      n.c.

NBC                1.9       6                      3.7       10                    -49%

ABC                1.8       5                      2.0       5                      -10%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.3       6                      -9%

A18-49

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.5       5                      1.6       5                      -6%

NBC                1.6       5                      3.1       10                    -48%

ABC                1.5       5                      1.7       5                      -12%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.1       7                      -10%

A18-34

Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.0       4                      1.0       4                      n.c.

NBC                1.1       4                      2.5       9                      -56%

ABC                1.3       5                      1.4       5                      -7%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.0       7                      -10%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    8/17/2009  -  8/23/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    11880

2.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    10673

3.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     9851

4.         Two and a Half Men                                         (R)       CBS     8549

5.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     8039

6.         BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     7979

7.         THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     7846

8.         60 Minutes                                                                          CBS     7774

9.         Millionaire-8/23                                                            (S)       ABC    7592

10.       Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    7489

11.       BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     7477

12.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     7417

13.       Millionaire-8/17                                                            (S)       ABC    7056

14.       Millionaire-8/19                                                            (S)       ABC    6871

15.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    6853

16.       America’s Funniest Home Videos                                 (R)       ABC    6838

17.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     6822

18.       Millionaire-8/20                                                            (S)       ABC    6781

19.       BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     6748

20.       NFL On FOX Preseason 2       Titans vs Cowboys      (S)       FOX    6657

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    8/17/2009  -  8/23/2009

Adults 25-54 rating

1.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.9

2.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    3.8

3.         The Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     3.6

4.         BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     3.4

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

4.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    3.4

7.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     3.3
8.         BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.8

9.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     2.7

10.       NFL On FOX Preseason 2       Titans vs Cowboys      (S)       FOX    2.6

11.       NFL On FOX Preseason 1        Eagles vs Colts           (S)       FOX    2.5

12.       Criminal Minds                                                   (R)       CBS     2.3

12.       Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.3

14.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    2.2

14.       THE Mentalist                                                      (R)       CBS     2.2

14.       CSI: MIAMI                                                                (R)       CBS     2.2

14.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS     2.2

18.       Miss Universe Pageant                                      (S)       NBC    2.1

18.       Simpsons-Sunday 8:30PM                                           (R)       FOX    2.1

18.       Shark Tank                                                                              ABC    2.1

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    8/17/2009  -  8/23/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         Hell's Kitchen                                                                           FOX    3.5

2.         America's Got Talent-Tuesday                                      NBC    3.1

3.         BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                               CBS     3.0

4.         THE Big Bang Theory                                         (R)       CBS     2.7

5.         BIG BROTHER 11-SUNDAY                                                CBS     2.6

5.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                          NBC    2.6

7.         TWO AND A HALF MEN                                         (R)       CBS     2.5

8.         NFL On FOX Preseason 1        Eagles vs Colts           (S)       FOX    2.4

8.         Family Guy                                                                   (R)       FOX    2.4

10.       NFL On FOX Preseason 2       Titans vs Cowboys      (S)       FOX    2.3

11.       BIG BROTHER 11-THURSDAY                                            CBS     2.2

11.       Simpsons-Sunday 8:30PM                                           (R)       FOX    2.2

13.       Miss Universe Pageant                                      (S)       NBC    2.1

14.       Simpsons                                                                      (R)       FOX    2.0

15.       American Dad                                                              (R)       FOX    1.9

16.       Dateline NBC-Monday                                                            NBC    1.8

16.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS     1.8

16.       Dating In The Dark                                                                   ABC    1.8

16.       Wipeout                                                                       (R)       ABC    1.8

16.       Shark Tank                                                                              ABC    1.8

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