via press release:

The NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, along with strong performances by scripted shows such as PERSON OF INTEREST and THE BIG BANG THEORY, led CBS to yet another weekly win in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 8, Week 29 of the 2011-2012 television season.


CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP “Kansas vs. Kentucky” was the week’s #1 program in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34. PERSON OF INTEREST was the week’s #1 scripted program in viewers, tied with CRIMINAL MINDS as top drama in adults 18-49. PERSON OF INTEREST, THE MENTALIST and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION were the week’s top dramas.


In addition, THE BIG BANG THEORY, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, TWO AND A HALF MEN 8:30 PM (R) (S) and TWO BROKE GIRLS 8:00 PM (R) (S) were the week’s top comedies. THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week’s top scripted program in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.


For the week in viewers: CBS (10.26m), ABC (7.72m), FOX (6.64m) and NBC (5.03m). Season-to-date, CBS (11.98m) leads FOX (8.96m), ABC (8.29m) and NBC (7.59m) in viewers.

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