Emmys, Survivor, Big Brother lead CBS in final week of TV year

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September 22nd, 2009

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via CBS press release:

"THE 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS," THE PREMIERE

OF "SURVIVOR: SAMOA" AND THE FINALE OF "Big Brother"

LEAD CBS IN FINAL WEEK OF TELEVISION YEAR

The Emmys Up +9% in Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54; +11% in Adults 18-49 Versus Last Year

"Survivor: Samoa" Wins its Time Period in all Key Measures

"Big Brother 11" Concludes with Across-the-Board Increases

Compared to Last Summer's Finale

The 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, the premiere of SURVIVOR: SAMOA and the finale of Big Brother 11 led CBS to second place finishes in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in the week ending Sept.20, the final week of the 2008-2009 television year.

For the week in viewers:  CBS (8.25m), NBC (11.63m), FOX (5.31m) and ABC (4.42m).  Since Memorial Day, CBS is first in viewers (6.79m and the only network up compared to last summer, +3%), ahead of NBC (6.24m), FOX (5.22m) and ABC (4.67m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Compared to the same week last year (which did not including the first SURVIVOR episode or the EMMY AWARDS), CBS was up +2% in households, +5% in viewers, +11% in adults 25-54 and +14% in adults 18-49.

For the week in households: CBS (5.3/09), NBC (7.3/12), FOX (3.3/06) and ABC (2.9/05).  Since Memorial Day, CBS is first (4.5/08), ahead of NBC (4.0/07), FOX (3.2/06) and ABC (3.0/05).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? 61st ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS (S) (8:00-11:05PM) was second in households (8.7/14), viewers (13.47m), adults 25-54 (4.9/11), adults 18-49 (4.2/11) and adults 18-34 (3.5/10) – only behind NBC's coverage of the New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys at the new Cowboys Stadium.  Compared to last year's ceremony (on ABC), THE EMMY AWARDS was up +6% in households (from 8.2/13) +9% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.5/10) and adults 18-34 (from 3.2/08), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 3.8/09) and added +1.13m viewers (from 12.34m, +9%).

This was THE EMMY AWARDS best delivery in households and viewers since 2006 (when it did not air against football), in key demos since 2007.

? Big Brother 11 TUESDAY (9:01-11:00PM) was second in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.78m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08), adults 18-49 (2.8/08) and adults 18-34 (2.4/07).  Compared to the one-hour Big Brother 10 finale on the same night last year, BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/07), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07), +14% in adults 18-34 (from 2.1/06) and added +200,000 viewers (from 7.58m, +3%).  This matches BIG BROTHER 11's best delivery on any night in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, is the second best delivery in adults 18-49.

-- Over 57.7 million viewers watched all or part of CBS's BIG BROTHER 11 this summer.

-- From 10:30-11:00PM, BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY finished ahead of NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" in first place among adults 18-34 (2.5/08 vs. 2.4/08, +4%) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.0/09, each).

-- Compared to last summer's edition, BIG BROTHER 11 was up +7% in viewers (7.19m from 6.72m), +5% in adults 18-34 (2.0/07 from 1/9/06). +3% in adults 25-54 (3.1/08 from 3.0/08) and even in adults 18-49 (2.5/08).

? SURVIVOR SAMOA SPECIAL (S) (8:00-8:59PM) was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (11.66m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13), adults 18-49 (3.6/11) and adults 18-34 (2.4/08).

CBS top programs of the week:  #6 61st ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS (S) (an average of 13.47m viewers), #9 60 Minutes (R) (13.12m), #10 NCIS (R) (12.44m), #11 SURVIVOR: SAMOA SPECIAL (S) (11.66m), #15 THE Mentalist (R) (9.07m), #17 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (8.80m), #21 BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY (7.78m), #22 CSI: NY (R) (7.76m), #26 Criminal Minds (R) (6.72m), #29 The Big Bang Theory (6.64m) and #30 Two and a Half Men (R) (6.62m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #52:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21.5 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #52 of 2008-09 Season (ending: 09/20/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                5.3       9                      5.2       9                      +2%

NBC                7.3       12                    5.3       9                      +38%

ABC                2.9       5                      3.9       7                      -26%

FOX                3.3       6                      4.4       7                      -25%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                8,250                           7,842                           +5%

NBC                11,634                         8,316                           +40%

ABC                4,415                           5,907                           -25%

FOX                5,313                           7,072                           -25%

A25-54

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                3.0       8                      2.7       7                      +11%

NBC                4.3       12                    3.3       9                      +30%

ABC                1.7       4                      2.2       6                      -23%

FOX                2.2       6                      2.9       8                      -24%

A18-49

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                2.4       7                      2.1       6                      +14%

NBC                3.7       11                    2.9       8                      +28%

ABC                1.4       4                      1.9       5                      -26%

FOX                2.0       6                      2.7       8                      -26%

A18-34

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                1.7       6                      1.3       4                      +31%

NBC                2.9       10                    2.3       7                      +26%

ABC                1.1       4                      1.5       5                      -27%

FOX                1.9       6                      2.4       8                      -21%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (05/25/09-09/20/09)

2008-09                       2007-08

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                4.5       8                      4.4       8                      +2%

NBC                4.0       7                      5.8       10                    -31%

ABC                3.0       5                      3.3       6                      -9%

FOX                3.2       6                      3.7       7                      -14%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                6,788                           6,571                           +3%

NBC                6,236                           9,442                           -34%

ABC                4,665                           5,034                           -7%

FOX                5,218                           5,919                           -12%

A25-54

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                2.2       6                      2.2       6                      n.c.

NBC                2.2       6                      3.5       10                    -37%

ABC                1.7       5                      2.0       5                      -15%

FOX                2.1       6                      2.4       7                      -13%

A18-49

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                1.6       5                      1.7       5                      -6%

NBC                1.8       6                      3.0       9                      -40%

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                      1.1       4                      -9%

NBC                1.4       5                      2.4       8                      -42%

ABC                1.2       4                      1.4       5                      -14%

FOX                1.8       7                      2.1       7                      -14%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    9/14/2009  -  9/20/200

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football                      Giants vs Cowboys         NBC    24817

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    18910

3.         Jay Leno Show-Monday                                             (P)       NBC    18418

4.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                                               NBC    15788

5.         America Got Talent 9/14                                            (S)       NBC    13902

6.         61ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS                         (S)       CBS    13471

7.         Jay Leno Show-Wednesday                                       (P)       NBC    13363

8.         Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    13362

9.         60 Minutes                                                             (R)       CBS    13122

10.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS    12435

11.       SURVIVOR: SAMOA - SPECIAL                          (S)       CBS    11664

12.       Jay Leno Show-Tuesday                                             (P)       NBC    11085

13.       Bones                                                                          (P)       FOX    10363

14.       Biggest Loser 8                                                           (P)       NBC    9900

15.       THE Mentalist                                                     (R)       CBS    9069

16.       Jay Leno Show-Thursday                                           (P)       NBC    8823

17.       CSI                                                                              (R)       CBS    8800

18.       Office                                                                          (P)       NBC    8211

19.       Community                                                                 (P)       NBC    7887

20.       Fringe                                                                          (P)       FOX    7817

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A25-54    for    9/14/2009  -  9/20/2009

Adults 25-54 rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football                      Giants vs Cowboys         NBC    10.6

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    8.0

3.         Jay Leno Show-Monday                                             (P)       NBC    6.4

4.         Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    5.4

5.         61ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS                         (S)       CBS    4.9

6.         America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                                   NBC    4.7

7.         SURVIVOR: SAMOA – SPECIAL                         (S)       CBS    4.6

8.         Jay Leno Show-Wednesday                                       (P)       NBC    4.4

8.         Biggest Loser 8                                                           (P)       NBC    4.4

10.       America Got Talent 9/14                                            (S)       NBC    4.3

11.       Jay Leno Show-Tuesday                                             (P)       NBC    4.2

12.       60 Minutes                                                             (R)       CBS    4.1

13.       Office                                                                          (P)       NBC    4.0

14.       Bones                                                                          (P)       FOX    3.8

14.       Community                                                                 (P)       NBC    3.8

16.       Fringe                                                                          (P)       FOX    3.6

17.       NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS    3.4

17.       BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                            CBS    3.4

19.       Jay Leno Show-Thursday                                           (P)       NBC    3.3

20.       Glee                                                                                         FOX    3.0

20.       Football Night America Part 2                                                NBC    3.0

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A18-49    for    9/14/2009  -  9/20/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football                      Giants vs Cowboys         NBC    9.8

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    7.2

3.         Jay Leno Show-Monday                                             (P)       NBC    5.3

4.         Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    4.9

5.         61ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS                         (S)       CBS    4.2

6.         Office                                                                          (P)       NBC    4.1

7.         Biggest Loser 8                                                           (P)       NBC    3.8

7.         Community                                                                 (P)       NBC    3.8

9.         SURVIVOR: SAMOA – SPECIAL                         (S)       CBS    3.6

10.       Jay Leno Show-Wednesday                                       (P)       NBC    3.5

10.       America Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM                                   NBC    3.5

12.       Jay Leno Show-Tuesday                                             (P)       NBC    3.4

13.       60 Minutes                                                             (R)       CBS    3.3

13.       America Got Talent 9/14                                            (S)       NBC    3.3

15.       Glee                                                                                         FOX    3.2

16.       Bones                                                                          (P)       FOX    3.1

17.       Fringe                                                                          (P)       FOX    3.0

18.       BIG BROTHER 11-TUESDAY                                            CBS    2.8

19.       Jay Leno Show-Thursday                                           (P)       NBC    2.7

19.       Football Night America Part 2                                                NBC    2.7

19.       Family Guy                                                                 (R)       FOX    2.7

 
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