Santa Brings CBS Its 13th Weekly Ratings Win In 14 Weeks

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December 29th, 2009

via CBS press release:

SANTA BRINGS CBS ITS 13TH WEEKLY RATINGS WIN IN 14 WEEKS

CBS has Eight of the Top Ten Programs

#1 Six Nights of Week, More Than All Other Networks Combined

CBS dominated the holiday week with first place finishes in viewers, households, Adults 18-49 (tied with NBC) and Adults 25-54, buoyed by scripted programming that claimed eight of the top 10 most watched shows on television, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 27, week 14 of the 2009-2010 television season.

CBS also had 14 of the top 20 programs, with NCIS, NCIS LOS ANGELES, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, THE Good Wife, CSI: MIAMI, THE Mentalist SPECIAL, COLD CASE 10PM SPECIAL and CSI SPECIAL among the week's the  top dramas and Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory its top comedies.

For the week in viewers:  CBS (9.11m), NBC (6.42m), FOX (3.71m) and ABC (4.53m).  Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (11.76m), ahead of ABC (9.30m), FOX (8.77m) and NBC (7.83m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and tied with NBC for first in adults 18-49 (2.0/06). Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +20% in viewers, +13% in adults 25-54 and +18% in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

For the week in households:  CBS (5.7/10), NBC (3.9/07), FOX (2.3/04) and ABC (2.7/05).  Season-to-date, CBS is first (7.3/12), ahead of ABC (5.9/10), FOX (5.2/08) and NBC (4.9/08).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #14 of 2009-10 Season (ending: 12/27/09)

2009-10                       2008-09

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                5.7       10                    4.8       9                      +19%

NBC                3.9       7                      3.9       7                      n.c.

ABC                2.7       5                      2.9       5                      -7%

FOX                2.3       4                      3.3       6                      -30%

CW                  0.6       1                      0.8       2                      -25%

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                9,113                           7,588                           +20%

NBC                6,420                           6,266                           +2%

ABC                4,532                           4,742                           -4%

FOX                3,714                           5,405                           -31%

CW                  824                              1,300                           -37%

A25-54

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                2.7       8                      2.4       7                      +13%

NBC                2.4       7                      2.4       7                      n.c.

ABC                1.6       5                      1.7       5                      -6%

FOX                1.4       4                      2.1       6                      -33%

CW                  0.3       1                      0.5       1                      -40%

A18-49

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                2.0       6                      1.7       5                      +18%

NBC                2.0       6                      1.9       6                      +5%

ABC                1.3       4                      1.4       4                      -7%

FOX                1.3       4                      1.8       6                      -28%

CW                  0.3       1                      0.4       1                      -25%

A18-34

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                1.3       5                      1.1       4                      +18%

NBC                1.6       6                      1.5       5                      +7%

ABC                1.0       4                      1.0       4                      n.c.

FOX                1.1       4                      1.6       6                      -31%

CW                  0.3       1                      0.4       1                      -25%

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/21/09-12/27/09)

2009-10                       2008-09

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                7.3       12                    7.4       12                    -1%

NBC                4.9       8                      5.0       8                      -2%

ABC                5.9       10                    6.0       10                    -2%

FOX                5.2       8                      4.7       8                      +11%

CW                  1.5       2                      1.5       2                      n.c.

VIEWERS

(000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                11,762                         11,806                         n.c.

NBC                7,835                           7,946                           -1%

ABC                9,297                           9,526                           -2%

FOX                8,773                           7,726                           +14%

CW                  2,236                           2,196                           +2%

A25-54

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                4.0       10                    4.2       10                    -5%

NBC                3.1       8                      3.3       8                      -6%

ABC                3.4       8                      3.5       9                      -3%

FOX                3.5       9                      3.2       8                      +9%

CW                  1.0       2                      0.9       2                      +11%

A18-49

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                3.1       8                      3.2       9                      -3%

NBC                2.7       7                      2.9       8                      -7%

ABC                2.8       8                      3.0       8                      -7%

FOX                3.3       9                      2.9       8                      +14%

CW                  1.1       3                      1.0       3                      +10%

A18-34

Rtg      Sh                    Rtg      Sh                    Chg

CBS                2.1       6                      2.1       6                      n.c.

NBC                2.3       7                      2.6       8                      -12%

ABC                2.2       7                      2.4       7                      -8%

FOX                3.1       10                    2.6       8                      +19%

CW                  1.3       4                      1.1       3                      +18%

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    12/21/2009  -  12/27/2009

Persons 2+ (000)

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins      NBC    19042

2.         60 Minutes                                                                         CBS    15740

3.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS    15387

4.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    14389

5.         NCIS: LOS ANGELES                                             (R)       CBS    12447

6.         CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL

JESSE STONE: THIN ICE                                        (R)(S)  CBS    11340

7.         Two and a Half Men                                       (R)       CBS    10783

8.         Criminal Minds                                                 (R)       CBS    10285

9.         CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS    10272

10.       The Big Bang Theory                                      (R)       CBS    10001

11.       Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    9760

12.       THE Good Wife                                                    (R)       CBS    9132

13.       CSI: MIAMI                                                               (R)       CBS    8633

14.       THE Mentalist SPECIAL - 12/24                       (R)(S)  CBS    8223

15.       Sing Off 12/21                                                            (S)       NBC    7277

16.       COLD CASE 10PM SPECIAL                                 (R)(S)  CBS    7254

17.       CSI SPECIAL - 12/24                                                            (R)(S)  CBS    7152

18.       How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday                  (R)(S)  ABC    6770

19.       ABC Sunday Movie Of Week-12/27

The Sound Of Music                                                  (R)(S)  ABC    6427

20.       HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS                                (S)       CBS    6347

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    12/21/2009  -  12/27/2009

Adults 25-54 rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins      NBC    7.9

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    6.0

3.         The Big Bang Theory                                      (R)       CBS    4.4

4.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS    4.3

5.         Two and a Half Men                                       (R)       CBS    4.2

6.         Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    4.0

7.         60 Minutes                                                                         CBS    3.9

8.         NCIS: LOS ANGELES                                             (R)       CBS    3.7

9.         CSI: MIAMI                                                               (R)       CBS    3.0

10.       Criminal Minds                                                 (R)       CBS    2.9

11.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS    2.8

12.       Sing Off 12/21                                                            (S)       NBC    2.6

12.       How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday                  (R)(S)  ABC    2.6

14.       THE Good Wife                                                    (R)       CBS    2.5

15.       Modern Family                                                           (R)       ABC    2.4

15.       CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL

JESSE STONE: THIN ICE                                        (R)(S)  CBS    2.4

17.       Family Guy                                                                 (R)       FOX    2.3

17.       ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE                          (R)       CBS    2.3

19.       THE Mentalist SPECIAL - 12/24                       (R)(S)  CBS    2.2

19.       How I Met Your Mother                                (R)       CBS    2.2

19.       The Middle                                                                 (R)       ABC    2.2

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    12/21/2009 - 12/27/2009

Adults 18-49 Rating

1.         NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins      NBC    6.9

2.         Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                                                  NBC    5.2

3.         Football Night America Part 3                                                NBC    3.5

4.         The Big Bang Theory                                      (R)       CBS    3.4

5.         Two and a Half Men                                       (R)       CBS    3.2

6.         60 Minutes                                                                         CBS    2.9

6.         NCIS                                                                           (R)       CBS    2.9

8.         Family Guy                                                                 (R)       FOX    2.5

8.         NCIS: LOS ANGELES                                             (R)       CBS    2.5

10.       CSI: MIAMI                                                               (R)       CBS    2.4

11.       Sing Off 12/21                                                            (S)       NBC    2.3

12.       How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday                  (R)(S)  ABC    2.1

12.       CSI: NY                                                                      (R)       CBS    2.1

14.       Criminal Minds                                                 (R)       CBS    2.0

14.       Cleveland                                                                    (R)       FOX    2.0

14.       American Dad                                                             (R)       FOX    2.0

17.       Modern Family                                                           (R)       ABC    1.9

18.       Simpsons                                                                     (R)       FOX    1.8

18.       The Middle                                                                 (R)       ABC    1.8

18.       Want A Dog For Christmas                                        (R)(S)  ABC    1.8

 
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