"How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season

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December 15th, 2009

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VIEWERS EMBRACE CBS MONDAY

"How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season

"Men" Hits Season-High Adult 18-49 rating While "Mother" and "Big Bang" Match Best Adult 18-49 Rating

"CSI: Miami" Up Double-Digit Percentages Over Last Week

CBS had its biggest Monday in nearly a year as How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory all hit season highs in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 14.

Two and a Half Men also delivered its highest adult 18-49 rating of the season while How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory matched season highs.

How I Met Your Mother was first in households (5.8/09), viewers (9.65m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11), adults 18-49 (3.7/10) and adults 18-34 (3.4/11).  Compared to last week, How I Met Your Mother was up +9% in households (from 5.3/08), +5% in adults 25-54 (from 4.1/10), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/10), +3% in adults 18-34 (from 3.3/10) and added +860,000 viewers (from 8.79m, +10%).  This was HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER's best delivery in households and viewers since March 2, 2009, best delivery in adults 25-54 since May 11, 2009 and matches its best adults 18-49 delivery of the season.

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE was first in households (5.5/08), viewers (8.82m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09), adults 18-49 (3.2/09) and adults 18-34 (2.5/07).  Compared to last week, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE was up +15% in households (from 4.8/07), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/08), +14% in both adults 18-49 (from 2.8/07) and adults 18-34 (from 2.2/06) and added +910,000 viewers (from 7.91m, +11%).  ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE delivered its best households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performances since the series premiere and matched series highs in adults 18-34.

Two and a Half Men was first in households (9.8/15), viewers (16.37m), adults 25-54 (6.4/15), adults 18-49 (5.2/13) and adults 18-34 (3.8/11).  Compared to last week, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +11% in households (from 8.8/13), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 6.2/14), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 5.0/12), +6% in adults 18-34 (from 3.6/10) and added +1.53m viewers (from 14.84m, +10%).  This was TWO AND A HALF MEN's best delivery in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since May 18, 2009, in viewers since February 2, 2009, and in adults 18-34 since March 30, 2009.

The Big Bang Theory was first in households (9.3/14), viewers (15.58m), adults 25-54 (6.8/15), adults 18-49 (5.6/14) and adults 18-34 (4.3/12).  The Big Bang Theory improved on its TWO AND A HALF MEN lead-in by +6% in adults 25-54, +8% in adults 18-49 and +13% in adults 18-34.  Compared to last week, THE Big Bang Theory was up +11% in households (from 8.4/13), +5% in adults 25-54 (from 6.5/14), even in adults 18-49 and added +1.20m viewers (from 14.38m, +8%).  These were series highs for THE Big Bang Theory in viewers and adults 25-54, matching last week's series high in adults 18-49 and marking the program's second best adults 18-34 performance (behind last week).

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (9.0/15), viewers (14.18m), adults 25-54 (5.1/13), adults 18-49 (4.1/11) and adults 18-34 (3.1/09).  Compared to last week, CSI: MIAMI was up +13% in households (from 8.0/13), +11% each in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/11), adults 18-49 (from 3.7/10) and adults 18-34 (from 2.8/08) and added +1.46m viewers (from 12.72m, +12%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (13.13m), adults 25-54 (5.3/13), adults 18-49 (4.3/11) and adults 18-34 (3.4/10) for the second consecutive week.  This was CBS's best Monday delivery with regularly scheduled programming in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since February 2, 2009, and in adults 18-34 since February 12, 2007.

 
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