CBS Has The Top 11 Scripted Series Of The Week

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March 1st, 2011

via press release:

AND THE AWARD FOR THE WEEK'S TOP SCRIPTED SERIES GOES TO...CBS

…WITH THE TOP 11 SCRIPTED SERIES OF THE WEEK

CBS also has 12 of the Top 20 Programs among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, More Than the Other Networks Combined

CBS had the top 11 scripted series of the week in viewers and 12 of the top 20 programs in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, more than the other networks combined, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 27, week 23 of the 2010-2011 television season.

NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES (largest audience since series premiere), THE Mentalist, Criminal Minds, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, The Big Bang Theory, THE Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Two and a Half Men SPECIAL, MIKE & MOLLY and CSI: NY (with a season-high viewer delivery) were the week's top 11 scripted series.

For the week in viewers: CBS (10.35m), ABC (10.66m), FOX (10.32m) and NBC (5.04m).  Season-to-date: CBS (12.02m), FOX (9.57m), ABC (8.38m) and NBC (7.57m).

For the week in households: CBS (6.3/11), ABC (6.4/11), FOX (5.8/10) and NBC (3.2/05).  Season-to-date:  CBS (7.3/12), FOX (5.4/09), ABC (5.2/09) and NBC (4.7/08).

For the week in key demographics:  CBS averaged a 3.3/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.3/07 in adults 18-49.  Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? How I Met Your Mother (5.6/09, 9.33m) was first in adults 25-54 (4.3/11), adults 18-49 (3.5/10) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (2.7/08, with ABC).

? Two and a Half Men SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (7.2/11), viewers (11.54m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

? MIKE & MOLLY was first in viewers (11.20m) and second in households (7.0/11), adults 25-54 (4.3/10, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (3.2/08).

? Hawaii Five-0 was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (10.45m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).

-- On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (10.3/17), viewers (17.29m), adults 25-54 (5.0/13) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10).  CBS was first in viewers and adults 25-54 for the sixth time in the last seven Tuesdays and first in adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.

? NCIS was first in households (12.3/19), viewers (21.32m), adults 25-54 (6.2/16) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.4/13 vs. 4.4/12 for "Glee").  NCIS tied a first-run "Glee" for the first time this season in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +5% in households (from 11.7/19), +19% in adults 25-54 (from 5.2/14), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/10) and added +1.92m viewers (from 19.40m, +10%).  NCIS posted 20-million-viewers-plus for fifth time in the last six first-run episodes.  NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (11.1/18), viewers (18.69m), adults 25-54 (5.5/14) and adults 18-49 (3.9/11).  NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best households rating and viewers delivery since its series premiere (Sept. 21, 2009), best adults 25-54 rating since Nov. 24, 2009 and best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 19, 2010.

? THE Good Wife was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.86m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.0/06, -0.1 behind NBC).

? SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND was second in households (6.2/10), viewers (10.93m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).

? Criminal Minds was second in households (8.0/13), viewers (13.15m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.2/08).

? Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was first in households (6.1/11), viewers (9.81m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07, -0.1 from NBC).

? The Big Bang Theory was second in households (7.4/12), viewers (12.35m), adults 25-54 (5.0/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11).

? Rules of Engagement (P) was second in households (5.7/09), viewers (9.45m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was second behind "American Idol" in households (7.6/12) and viewers (12.41m); it was tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.8/09, with ABC).

? THE Mentalist was first in households (9.0/16), viewers (14.79m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).

-- On Friday, CBS was first in households (6.5/12), viewers (10.41m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05) for the second consecutive week.

? The Defenders was first in households (5.4/10), viewers (8.68m), adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.2/04, with NBC).

? CSI: NY won its time slot in households (6.8/12), viewers (10.89m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).  CSI: NY delivered its largest audience of the season and was the night's #1 program in adults 18-49.

? Blue Bloods was first in households (7.4/14), viewers (11.65m), adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and adults 18-49 (1.7/06).  Compared to last week's return to Friday nights, Blue Bloods was up +6% in households (from 7.0/13), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07), +13% in adults 18-49 (from 1.5/05) and added +490,000 viewers (from 11.16m, +4%).

Top CBS programs of the week:  #5 NCIS (an average of 21.32m viewers), #6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (18.69m), #8 THE Mentalist (14.79m), #9 Criminal Minds (13.15m), #10 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12.41m), #11 The Big Bang Theory (12.35m), #13 THE Good Wife (11.86m), #14 Blue Bloods (11.65m), #15 Two and a Half Men SPECIAL (R) (S) (11.54m), #16 MIKE & MOLLY (11.20m), #17 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (10.93m), #18 CSI: NY (10.89m), #20 Hawaii Five-0 (10.45m), #24 CRIMINAL MINDS: Suspect Behavior (9.81m), #25 Rules of Engagement (P) (9.45m), #26 How I Met Your Mother (9.33m) and #30 The Defenders (8.68m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #23:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #23 of 2010-11 Season (ending: 2/27/11)

2010-11

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 6.3       11

NBC                3.2       5

ABC                6.4       11

FOX                5.8       10

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 10,353

NBC                5,039

ABC                10,658

FOX                10,320

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.3       8

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                3.9       10

FOX                4.2       11

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.3       7

NBC                1.5       4

ABC                3.3       9

FOX                3.6       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 1.4       5

NBC                1.2       4

ABC                2.7       9

FOX                3.0       10

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/20/10-2/27/11)

2010-11

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 7.3       12

NBC                4.7       8

ABC                5.2       9

FOX                5.4       9

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 12,018

NBC                7,574

ABC                8,381

FOX                9,571


A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 4.0       10

NBC                3.0       7

ABC                3.0       8

FOX                3.8       10

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.0       8

NBC                2.5       7

ABC                2.5       7

FOX                3.5       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.0       6

NBC                2.1       6

ABC                1.9       6

FOX                3.1       10

 

 
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