via CBS press release:
THE PREMIERE OF THE 19TH EDITION OF "SURVIVOR" WINS ITS TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers with "" and Drama Rebroadcasts
The premiere of SURVIVOR: SAMOA, the 19th edition of the hit reality series, won its time period in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and tied for first in adults 18-34 as CBS placed first in viewers during every half hour on the night, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Sept. 17.
SURVIVOR: SAMOA topped the season premieres of "Weekend Update" and " and " on NBC and " " on FOX in key demographic measures.
SURVIVOR SAMOA SPECIAL (S) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (11.49m), adults 25-54 (4.5/13), adults 18-49 (3.5/11) and tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.3/08, with FOX).
(R) was first in households (5.7/09) and viewers (8.80m) ahead of season premieres of " " on FOX, "The " and the series premiere of " " on NBC.
THE(R) was first in households (6.0/11) and viewers (8.74m), topping a first-run "The Jay Leno Show."
For the night, CBS was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.68m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.3/09).
Updated Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.