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TV Ratings: CMA Music Festival leads ABC to Monday night win

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September 1st, 2009

CMA Music Festival

Scoreboard ABC CBS Uni FOX NBC CW
rating: Adults 18-49 2.1/6 2.0/6 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.5/2
Rating: Adults 18-34 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.84 6.91 3.67 4.06 5.56 1.37

The CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock led ABC to a nightly victory averaging a 2.1/6 (rating share) with adults 18-49 and 7.84 million viewers between 8p-11p, edging out CBS for the night.

CBS ran with it’s normal summer Monday lineup of repeats: two episodes of How I Met Your Mother (1.6/5, 4.85M and 1.7/5, 4.87M) Two and a Half Men (2.3/6, 8.30M), The Big Bang Theory (2.6/7, 8.10M) and CSI: Miami (1.8/5, 7.67M).

The repeat of The Big Bang Theory was first in households (5.3/08), adults 25-54 (3.4/08), adults 18-49 (2.6/07) for the night, and second in viewers (8.10M).  It built on its Two and a Half Men lead-in by +10% in adults 25-54 and +13% in adults 18-49, the largest gains on Two and a Half Men by BBT thus far.

Over on NBC were repeats of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1.1/4, 4.84M),  another repeat of Law & Order: CI (1.4/4, 5.7M) and Dateline NBC (1.8/5, 7.66M).

FOX ran with repeats of House (1.5/5, 4.32M) and Lie To Me (1.3/3, 3.80M), while CW ran with repeats of One Tree Hill (0.6/2, 1.46M) and Gossip Girl (0.5/1, 1.27M)

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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All numbers are Live+SD.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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