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"GARY UNMARRIED" ATTRACTS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE EVER AND HIGHEST DEMOS IN MORE THAN A YEAR
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" Posts Best Deliveries in More than a Year
"Criminal Minds" Delivers Highest Ratings Since Season Premiere
"CSI: NY" Beats Combined Competition
CBS Wins Every Half-Hour in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Third Consecutive Night and Five of Six Half-Hours in Adults 18-49
GARY UNMARRIED attracted its largest audience ever and highest demos in more than a year, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE delivered its best ratings in more than a year and CRIMINAL MINDS scored its best ratings since its season premiere, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Editor's Note: CBS had preemptions/delays due to local holiday programming; CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in households (4.9/08), viewers (7.82m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.4/07, with FOX). Compared to last week, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was up +2% in households (from 4.8/08), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/07), +9% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06) and added +330,000 viewers (from 7.49m, +4%). This was the show's best viewers delivery since Dec. 10, 2008, and its best deliveries in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Nov. 19, 2008.
GARY UNMARRIED was first in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.92m), adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.5/07, -0.1 behind FOX). Compared to the last week, GARY UNMARRIED was up +9% in both households (from 4.4/07) and adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/07) and added +910,000 viewers (from 7.01m, +13%). This was the best viewer delivery for GARY UNMARRIED ever and best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Nov. 19, 2008.
CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.60m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10). This was CRIMINAL MINDS's best deliveries in viewers and adults 25-54 since Sept.23, 2009 (the season premiere).
CSI: NY was first in households (8.5/15), viewers (13.50m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). CSI: NY beat the competition combined in households (vs. 5.9/10, +44%), viewers (vs. 9.15m, +48%), adults 25-54 (3.5/09, +26%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 2.9/09, +7%).
For the night, CBS was first in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.99m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). CBS won every half-hour in households, viewers and adults 25-54 for the third consecutive night and was first in five of six half-hours in adults 18-49.