or


[09/27/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Begins the 2005-2006 Season the Way It Ended Last Year: In First

[via press release from CBS]

CBS BEGINS THE 2005-2006 SEASON THE WAY IT ENDED LAST YEAR: IN FIRST

Network Overcomes Two Doses of Football, Two Editions of "Lost," Dancing Celebrity Specials and a Whole Bunch of Housewives to Claim Its Fourth Consecutive Premiere Week Win

The Sixth Season Premiere of "CSI" Is the Week's Most Watched Program

Special Preview of "Criminal Minds" Is CBS's Most Watched Newcomer Since "CSI: Miami" and Tops "ER" In Viewers and Key Demographics

"NCIS" Premieres With Its Most Watched Premiere Episode and Highest Rated in Key Demographics

Series Premiere of "Ghost Whisperer" Places First in Viewers and Demos and Improves the Year Ago Time Period By Double Digit Percentages

Despite tremendous atypical competition in the form of two "Monday Night Footballs," dancing celebrity specials, two editions of "Lost" and a whole bunch of housewives, CBS still managed to post its fourth consecutive premiere week victory, winning in households and viewers, and placing a strong in key demographics, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending Sept. 25, the first week of the 2005-2006 television season.

In addition, CBS claimed the week's most watched program, CSI, as well as strong season premieres for its two new dramas CRIMINAL MINDS and GHOST WHISPERER. The Network also saw solid openings for its returning series NCIS, which logged its best premiere to date, CSI: MIAMI and TWO AND A HALF MEN.

For the week in viewers, CBS (12.85m) outpaced ABC (12.29m), NBC (9.90m) and FOX (6.48m) to claim its fourth consecutive premiere week win.

For the week in households, CBS (8.3/13) enjoyed a +4% advantage over ABC (8.0/13), +26% over NBC (6.6/11) and +102% over FOX (4.1/06).

In demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (5.0/12, the demographic most important to advertisers*), adults 18-49 (4.1/11) and adults 18-34 (3.1/09).

� TWO AND A HALF MEN (P) (9:00-9:30PM), against two "Monday Night Football" match-ups, was second in households (9.8/14), viewers (15.04m), adults 25-54 (6.3/13) and adults 18-49 (5.1/12).

� CSI: MIAMI (P) (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (12.3/19), viewers (19.21m), adults 25-54 (8.1/18) and adults 18-49 (6.7/16). CSI: Miami was Monday's most watched program and top rated in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

� NCIS (P) (8:00-9:00PM) was first in households (9.7/15), viewers (15.48m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11). This is NCIS's most watched premiere and best households, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 (2.4/08) premiere delivery ever.

� ROCK STAR: INXS TUESDAY (10:00-11:00PM) was second in viewers (7.83m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10), adults 18-49 (3.8/10), adults 18-34 (3.0/08) and tied for second in households (5.0/08, with ABC). This is ROCK STAR: INXS' best delivery ever in households, viewers, adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 on any night

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION WEDNESDAY SPECIAL (S) (R) (9:00-11:00PM) was second in adults 25-54 (4.4/10), adults 18-49 (4.0/10) and adults 18-34 (3.6/10).

� SURVIVOR GUATEMALA: THE MAYA EMPIRE (P) (8:00-9:00 PM) won its time period in households (10.3/16), viewers (16.98m), adults 25-54 (7.3/18), adults 18-49 (6.1/17) and adults 18-34 (4.4/14). SURVIVOR beat "Joey" (one hour premiere) in the in households (vs. 5.5/09, +87%), adults 18-49 (vs. 3.3/09, +85%), adults 25-54 (vs. 3.7/09, +97%) and had a +9.17m viewer advantage (16.98m vs. 7.81m, +118%).

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (P) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (17.3/26), viewers (29.01m), adults 25-54 (12.1/27), adults 18-49 (10.2/25) and adults 18-34 (8.1/22). CSI: was the night's most watched and top rated program in households, adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. CSI beat NBC, ABC and FOX combined in viewers (29.02m vs. 24.14m, +20%), adults 25-54 (12.1 vs. 10.1, +20%) and adults 18-49 (10.2 vs. 9.2, +11%).

� CRIMINAL MINDS SPECIAL (S) (10:01-11:00PM) was first in households (12.5/20), viewers (19.57m), adults 25-54 (7.8/18), adults 18-49 (6.5/17) and second in adults 18-34 (5.1/15, -0.3 behind NBC). CRIMINAL MINDS beat the season premiere of "ER" by +34% in households (vs. 9.3/15), +2% in adults 18-49 (vs. 6.4/16), +7% in adults 25-54 (7.3/17) and by +5.20m viewers (from 14.37m, +36%). This is the most watched CBS new series opener since CSI: MIAMI on 9/23/02.

� GHOST WHISPERER (P) (8:00-9:00 PM) won its time period in households (7.2/13), viewers (11.25m), adults 25-54 (4.1/12) and adults 18-49 (3.0/10). THE GHOST WHISPERER beat "Dateline" (the time period's #2 program in households, viewers and key demos) by +16% in households (vs. 6.2/11), +33% in viewers (vs. 8.49m), +46% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.8/08) and +43% in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1/07).

� THRESHOLD (P) (9:00-10:00PM) was first in viewers (8.60m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09), and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.5/08, with NBC).

� NUMB3RS (P) (10:00-11:00PM) was first in households (7.2/12), viewers (11.18m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09). NUMB3RS was tied as the night's #1 program with GHOST WHISPERER in households, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and #2 in viewers. Compared to the same night last year (the premiere of "dr. vegas"), NUMB3RS was up +16% in households, +32% in adults 25-54 and +25% in adults 18-49.

� 48 HOURS MYSTERY (P) (10:00-11:00PM) was first in households (5.1/09), viewers (7.47m), second in both adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

� 60 MINUTES (P) (7:53-8:53 PM) posted a 10.8/17 with 16.35m viewers, 5.4/12 in adults 25-54 and 4.1/10 in adults 18-49. From 8:00-9:00PM, 60 MINUTES was first in households, second in viewers and adults 25-54 and third in adults 18-49. Compared to the same night last year, 60 MINUTES was up +44% in households, +100% in adults 25-54 and +95% in adults 18-49.

CBS top programs of the week: #1 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (P) (an average of 29.02m viewers),#4 CRIMINAL MINDS PREVIEW SPECIAL (S) (19.57m), #5 CSI: MIAMI (P) (19.21m), #7 SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA: THE MAYA EMPIRE (P) (16.98m), #11 60 MINUTES (P) (16.35m), #13 NCIS (P) (15.48m), #16 TWO AND A HALF MEN (P) (15.04m), #19 COLD CASE (P) (13.68m), #21 OUT OF PRACTICE (P) (13.18m), #26 GHOST WHISPERER (P) (11.25m), #28 NUMB3RS (P) (11.18m) and #29 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (P) (10.94m).





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· DR. VEGAS (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· JOEY (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· OUT OF PRACTICE (CBS)
· ROCK STAR (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· THRESHOLD (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





[05/22/17 - 01:45 PM]
A&E Network's Hit Series "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" to Premiere Two-Hour Stand-Alone Special on Monday, May 29
In this two-hour special, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics.

[05/22/17 - 01:13 PM]
HGTV Lodge Boasts Star-Studded Lineup at 2017 CMA Festival in Nashville
From Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11, in Nashville, the 3,500-square-foot HGTV Lodge will offer Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience(TM).

[05/22/17 - 11:31 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Acclaimed Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The new season will debut with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21.

[05/22/17 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Flaked" - Season 2 - Official Trailer
Season two launches globally on Netflix on Friday, June 2.

[05/22/17 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" Starring Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies
Based on the book "A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst," by investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, filming begins this month in Vancouver.

[05/22/17 - 10:27 AM]
Video: Final Trailer Released for BBC America's "Orphan Black"
Get a final look at what to expect this season on the network's award-winning clone drama before the series returns Saturday, June 10.

[05/22/17 - 10:06 AM]
Cartoon Network Expands "Ben 10" Universe with Season Two Pick Up and New Mobile and Console Games
Beginning Monday, May 29, Ben's transformation into Wildvine, the 10th alien to be featured in the current first season will be revealed in two all-new episodes.

[05/22/17 - 09:38 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Sits Down with Chris Tapp in Investigation Discovery's "Who Killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison Investigates"
The two-hour special premieres Monday, May 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/17 - 09:31 AM]
"Friends from College" Premieres Friday, July 14th on Netflix
Each day this week, keep a look out for a new sneak peek from the new series starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park.

[05/22/17 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Showtime Drama Series "I'm Dying Up Here" Available Now for Early Sampling
Starting today, consumers who do not subscribe to Showtime can watch the series premiere for free on YouTube and SHO.com.

[05/22/17 - 09:10 AM]
Video: First Look at "Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters" on truTV
In early 2018, truTV will premiere the new anthology series that features twisted morality tales.

[05/22/17 - 09:05 AM]
BET Sounds Off Black Music Month on a High Note
New original scripted series "Tales" premieres Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/17 - 09:01 AM]
The Hit Comedy Series "Baby Daddy" Goes Out With a Bang as It Celebrates Its 100th Episode and Series Finale, Airing Monday, May 22, on Freeform
"The 'Baby Daddy' cast and crew are truly remarkable, and together it has been a joy to watch our characters' lives unfold on screen over the past six seasons," said Dan Berendsen.

[05/22/17 - 08:59 AM]
History's "Alone" Returns with a Twist for Season 4 on Thursday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
In season four, seven teams of two will be separated and dropped miles apart with two ultimate goals: navigate the brutal, unforgiving terrain of Vancouver Island in an attempt to locate their isolated partner and, once reunited, survive as long as they can.

[05/22/17 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Rides "Billboard Music Awards" to Victory
The Alphabet's annual telecast however is down more than 20% from last year among adults 18-49.