CBS Has Seven Of The Top 10 Programs Of The Week, Including The Top Five Scripted Programs

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March 15th, 2011

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CBS HAS SEVEN OF THE TOP 10 PROGRAMS OF THE WEEK, INCLUDING THE TOP FIVE SCRIPTED PROGRAMS

Rebroadcasts of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Deliver More Viewers than Every Program on the Competition Except "American Idol"

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" Wins Its Time Period in All Measures for the Third Time in Four Weeks

"Undercover Boss" Tops Sunday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS had seven of the week's top 10 programs, including the top five scripted series in viewers and six of the top 10 scripted series in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 13, week 25 of the 2010-2011 television season.

CBS had the top five scripted programs in viewers: THE Mentalist; NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R); CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; NCIS (R); and The Big Bang Theory.

CBS also had six of the top 10 scripted programs in adults 18-49: The Big Bang Theory; CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; Two and a Half Men (R); THE Mentalist; Rules of Engagement; and CSI: MIAMI.

Additionally, rebroadcasts of NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES delivered more viewers than every program on the competition with the exception of "American Idol."

For the week in viewers: CBS (9.76m), FOX (9.79m), ABC (5.38m) and NBC (5.23m).  Season-to-date: CBS (11.97m), FOX (9.77m), ABC (8.27m) and NBC (7.45m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

For the week in households: CBS (6.0/10), FOX (5.6/09), ABC (3.4/06) and NBC (3.3/06).  Season-to-date, CBS (7.3/12), FOX (5.5/09), ABC (5.1/08) and NBC (4.6/08).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? NCIS (R) was first in households (8.3/14) and viewers (13.35m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.2/08).

? NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) was first in households (8.3/14) and viewers (13.45m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).

? SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND was second in households (6.3/10), viewers (10.96m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).

? Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.12m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).  Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior won its time slot for the fourth consecutive week in viewers and adults 25-54, and in adults 18-49 for the third time in four weeks.


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The Big Bang Theory was second in households (7.3/12), viewers (12.06m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Feb. 24, 2011), The Big Bang Theory was even in adults 18-49.

? Rules of Engagement was second in households (5.7/09), viewers (9.40m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).  Compared to last week, Rules of Engagement was up +14% in households (from 5.0/08), +12% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/09), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/07) and added +1.16m viewers (from 8.24m, +14%).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (13.39m), and adults 25-54 (4.3/11); it was second in adults 18-49 (3.0/09).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Feb. 24, 2011), CSI was up +11% in both households (from 7.6/12) and adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/09) and added +980,000 viewers (from 12.41m, +8%).

? THE Mentalist was first in households (8.9/16), viewers (14.28m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/09).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Feb. 24, 2011), THE Mentalist was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/08). 

-- On Friday, CBS was first in households (6.3/12), viewers (10.19m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

? The Defenders was first in households (5.2/09), viewers (8.38m) and adults 25-54 (2.1/06); it was second in adults 18-49 (1.3/04).   

? CSI: NY won its time slot in households (6.5/11), viewers (10.60m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Feb. 25, 2011), CSI: NY was up +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/06).

? Blue Bloods won its time slot in households (7.1/13), viewers (11.60m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/08); it was second in adults 18-49 (1.8/06, -0.1 behind NBC).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Feb. 25, 2011), Blue Bloods was up +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/06) and even in adults 25-54.

-- On Sunday, CBS was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (10.88m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).

? 60 Minutes was first in households (6.7/12), viewers (10.46m), adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.7/06, with ABC).

? THE Amazing Race 18 was second in households (5.3/09), viewers (9.44m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08, -0.1 behind ABC).

? Undercover Boss swept its time slot in households (6.7/11), viewers (11.78m), adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).  Compared to last week, Undercover Boss was up +6% in households (from 6.3/10), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/08), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07) and added +690,000 viewers (from 11.09m, +6%).  Undercover Boss was the night's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? CSI: MIAMI was first in households (7.0/12) and viewers (11.85m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.7/09, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).  CSI: MIAMI scored its best households delivery since Jan. 9, 2011, its second-best adults 25-54 performance of the season, matched its second-best delivery in adults 18-49 this season and posted its second-largest audience this season.

Top CBS programs of the week: #3 THE MENTALIST (an average of 14.28m viewers), #4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (13.45m), #5 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (13.39m), #6 NCIS (R) (13.35m), #7 THE Big Bang Theory (12.06m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (11.85m), #10 UNDERCOVER BOSS (11.78m), #11 Blue Bloods (11.60m), #14 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (10.96m), #15 CSI: NY (10.60m), #17 60 Minutes (10.46m), #18 Two and a Half Men (R) (10.18m), #21 THE Amazing Race 18 (9.44m), #22 Rules of Engagement (9.40m), #23 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (9.23m), #24 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (9.12m), #25 The Defenders (8.38m), #26 THE Good Wife (R) (8.31m), #27 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (8.23m) and #30 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (7.69m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #25:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #25 of 2010-11 Season (ending: 3/13/11)

2010-11

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 6.0       10

NBC                3.3       6

ABC                3.4       6

FOX                5.6       9

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 9,759

NBC                5,225

ABC                5,378

FOX                9,787

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.0       8

NBC                1.9       5

ABC                2.0       5

FOX                3.9       10

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.1       6

NBC                1.5       5

ABC                1.5       5

FOX                3.4       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 1.3       5

NBC                1.1       4

ABC                1.1       4

FOX                2.8       10

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/20/10-3/13/11)

2010-11

HOUSEHOLDS

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 7.3       12

NBC                4.6       8

ABC                5.1       8

FOX                5.5       9


VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 11,974

NBC                7,447

ABC                8,267

FOX                9,769

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 4.0       10

NBC                2.9       7

ABC                3.0       8

FOX                3.9       10

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.0       8

NBC                2.5       7

ABC                2.4       7

FOX                3.5       10

A18-34

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.0       6

NBC                2.0       6

ABC                1.9       6

FOX                3.1       10

 

 
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