via press release:
"SURVIVOR: SAMOA" POSTS SEASON-HIGH DELIVERIES
"CSI" Matches Season Best Adult 18-49 Rating
"The Mentalist" Delivers Largest Audience of Season and Matches Best Adult 18-49 Rating
CBS Dominates Thursday in all Ratings Measures
SURVIVOR: SAMOA delivered season highs in all key measures, CSI matched its season best adult 18-49 rating and THE MENTALIST had its largest audience of the year and matched its best adult 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Dec. 10.
(Editor's Note: In Pittsburgh, NFL Network's Thursday Night Football coverage of the Steelers at Browns, aired on the CBS affiliate, delivering a 36.4/49. CBS's programming in Pittsburgh aired on the CW affiliate, delaying CW programming to late night. CBS's ratings are tentative and subject to change.)
SURVIVOR: SAMOA won its time period in households (8.0/13), viewers (13.80m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (4.3/12). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +7% in households (from 7.5/12), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/12), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 3.9/11) and added +980,000 viewers (from 12.82m, +8%). If the ratings hold, this is a season high for SURVIVOR: SAMOA in these measures.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION won its time period in households (10.4/16), viewers (17.11m), adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and adults 18-49 (4.1/11). Compared to its last first-run episode (on Nov. 19, 2009), CSI: was up +12% in households (from 9.3/15), +17% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (from 3.5/09) and added +2.17m viewers (from 14.94m, +15%). If the ratings hold, CSI matched its season-high adults 18-49 rating.
THE MENTALIST won its time period in households (10.6/18), viewers (16.92m), adults 25-54 (5.1/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11). Compared to its last first-run episode (on Nov.19, 2009), THE MENTALIST was up +6% in households (from 10.0/17), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 4.9/13), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/11) and added +1.05m viewers (from 15.87m, +7%). If the ratings hold, this is a season-high for THE MENTALIST in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and matches season highs in adults 18-49.
For the night, CBS was first in households (9.7/16), viewers (15.94m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (4.1/11).