CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Key Demos; Comedies Hit Season highs

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November 19th, 2009

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CBS WINS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS; COMEDIES HIT SEASON HIGHS

"Criminal Minds" Delivers Highest Ratings Since October

"CSI: NY" Wins Time Period

CBS placed first on Wednesday in viewers and key demographics led by season-high ratings for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE and GARY UNMARRIED, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Nov. 18.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in adults 25-54 (3.0/08), adults 18-49 (2.2/07), second in households (4.7/08) and viewers (7.45m).  Compared to last week, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was up +4% in households (from 4.5/07), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) and added +250,000 viewers (from 7.20m, +4%).  This is the best viewer delivery for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE since March 11, 2009, best adults 25-54 performance since Dec. 10, 2008 and matches its best adults 18-49 delivery this season.

GARY UNMARRIED was first in adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07); it was second in households (4.5/07) and viewers (7.17m).  Compared to last week, GARY UNMARRIED was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07) and +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/06). This is GARY UNMARRIED's best delivery in adults 25-54 since Dec. 10, 2008 and in adults 18-49 since Nov. 19, 2008.

Criminal Minds was first in households (8.5/13), viewers (13.47m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09).  Compared to last week, Criminal Minds was up +8% in households (from 7.9/12), +9% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.4/10) and adults 18-49 (from 3.4/09) and added +700,000 (from 12.77m, +5%).  This is Criminal Minds's best delivery in these measures since Oct. 21, 2009.

CSI: NY was first in households (8.7/15), viewers (13.68m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.49m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

 
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