or


[09/30/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS's Regular Thursday Lineup Returns from Its Summer Sabbatical to Dominate the Competition

[via press release from CBS]

CBS'S REGULAR THURSDAY LINEUP RETURNS FROM ITS SUMMER SABBATICAL TO DOMINATE THE COMPETITION

The Fourth Season Premiere of "Without a Trace" Beats "ER" By Its Largest Margin Ever in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Survivor: Guatemala" Up Over Last Week Despite Increased Competition

"CSI" Rules The Night With More Than 27 Million Viewers

CBS's regular Thursday lineup -- SURVIVOR, CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE -- returned intact for the first time since last May and once again dominated the competition in viewers and key demographics, according to preliminary Nielsen affiliate ratings for Sept. 29.

At 10:00 PM, the fourth season premiere of WITHOUT A TRACE won its time period in households (13.8/22), viewers (21.13m), adults 25-54 (8.0/19) and a very close second in adults 18-49 (6.4/17, -0.2 behind NBC's "ER").

WITHOUT A TRACE beat "ER" by +47% in households (vs. 9.4/15), +10% in adults 25-54 (7.3/18) and +6.94m viewers (from 14.19m).

This is the largest margin of victory ever for a first run episode of WITHOUT A TRACE against a first run "ER" in viewers. In adults 25-54, this is also the largest margin of victory ever and only the second time WITHOUT A TRACE has topped "ER" in this demographic. Last night was also the smallest difference, -0.2, between first run episodes of WITHOUT A TRACE and "ER" in adults 18-49.

From 9:00-10:00 PM, CSI finished first in households (17.0/26), viewers (27.20m), adults 25-54 (11.1/25), adults 18-49 (9.1/22) and adults 18-34 (7.1/20) and was the night's most watched and highest rated program in households, adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA won its time period with a 10.5/17 with 17.13m viewers, 7.1/18 in adults 25-54 and 5.6/15 in adults 18-49.

Despite increased competition from the premieres of "Alias," "Smallville" and a live season premiere broadcast of "Will & Grace," SURVIVOR built on last week's audience by +150,000 viewers (from 16.98m).

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA beat second place NBC ("Joey" and the season premiere of "Will & Grace") by +81% in households (vs. 5.8/09), +56% in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.6/10) and +73% in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and nearly doubled NBC in viewers (+8.56m viewers, from 8.57m).

For the night, CBS was first in households (13.8/22), viewers (21.82m), adults 25-54 (8.7/21), adults 18-49 (7.0/18) and adults 18-34 (5.2/15).

Final Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

CBS'S REGULAR THURSDAY LINEUP RETURNS FROM ITS SUMMER SABBATICAL TO DOMINATE THE COMPETITION

The Fourth Season Premiere of "Without a Trace" Beats "ER" By Its Largest Margin Ever in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Survivor: Guatemala" Up Over Last Week Despite Increased Competition

"CSI" Rules The Night With 28 Million Viewers

CBS's regular Thursday lineup -- SURVIVOR, CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE -- returned intact for the first time since last May and once again dominated the competition in viewers and key demographics, according to final national Nielsen ratings for Sept. 29.

The fourth season premiere of WITHOUT A TRACE won its 10:00 PM time period in households (13.8/22), viewers (20.98m), adults 25-54 (7.9/19) and a very close second in adults 18-49 (6.4/17, -0.2 behind NBC's "ER").

WITHOUT A TRACE beat "ER" by +45% in both households (vs. 9.5/15) and viewers (vs. 14.44m, +6.54m) and +7% in adults 25-54 (vs. 7.4/18).

This is the largest margin of victory ever for a first run episode of WITHOUT A TRACE against a first run "ER" in viewers. In adults 25-54, this is also the largest margin of victory ever and only the second time WITHOUT A TRACE has topped "ER" in this demographic. Last night was also the smallest difference, -0.2, between first run episodes of WITHOUT A TRACE and "ER" in adults 18-49.

At 9:00 PM, CSI finished first in households (17.4/26), viewers (28.00m), adults 25-54 (11.5/26), adults 18-49 (9.4/23) and adults 18-34 (7.3/20) and was the night's most watched and highest rated program in households, adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. CSI beat NBC, ABC and FOX combined in households (vs. 14.8/22, +18%), viewers (vs. 22.10, +27%) and adults 25-54 (vs. 10.4/23, +11%) and in a virtual tie in adults 18-49 (vs. 9.7/24 for three networks).

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA won its time period with a 10.6/17 with 17.29m viewers, 7.2/18 in adults 25-54 and 5.7/16 in adults 18-49.

Despite increased competition from the premieres of "Alias," "Smallville" and a live season premiere broadcast of "Will & Grace," SURVIVOR built on last week's audience by +310,000 viewers (from 16.98m).

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA beat second place NBC ("Joey" and the season premiere of "Will & Grace") by +80% in households (vs. 5.9/09), +54% in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.7/10) and +71% in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.2/11) and nearly doubled NBC in viewers (+8.62m viewers, vs. 8.67m).

For the night, CBS was first in households (13.9/22), viewers (22.13m), adults 25-54 (8.9/21), adults 18-49 (7.2/19) and adults 18-34 (5.3/16).





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· ALIAS (ABC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· JOEY (NBC)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









[04/17/14 - 03:04 PM]
Season Two of "Paternity Court with Lauren Lake" Begins Production in Atlanta This Summer
Presiding judge Lauren Lake will once again take her place on the bench, helping families come together to sort out complicated relationships and find resolution in their lives.

[04/17/14 - 02:31 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Survivor," "American Idol" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for FS1's "The Ultimate Fighter," Comedy Central's "Workaholics" and the NHL playoffs on CNBC and NBCSN.

[04/17/14 - 02:22 PM]
Exclusive World Premiere of Hour-Long Special "SuperSong" Starring Ricky Martin Launches on Crackle April 21
"SuperSong" takes viewers behind-the-scenes with global superstar Ricky Martin and music producer Salaam Remi as they record SuperSong contest winner Elijah King's winning track.

[04/17/14 - 01:48 PM]
"Arnie" Becomes Most-Watched Original Production in Golf Channel History
Golf Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 15.

[04/17/14 - 01:30 PM]
TBS Hit Series "Sullivan & Son" to Welcome Back Guest Stars Kunal Nayyar, Ken Jeong and Billy Gardell
The series is set to launch its third season with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/17/14 - 01:04 PM]
Amazon Fire TV's Voice Search Gets New Partners
Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME are joining VEVO in integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV's unified voice search.

[04/17/14 - 12:04 PM]
The CW Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "Beauty and the Beast" and the premieres of "Backpackers" and "Seed."

[04/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment, George Lopez, & David M. Stern Developing "Wormwood" as an Animated Series
David M. Stern has been tapped to write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series.

[04/17/14 - 11:56 AM]
David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to Headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles"
The 90-minute special, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, airs on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/17/14 - 11:24 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Nonfiction Series "D.O.A." (Working Title) from Executive Producer Dick Wolf
The series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[04/17/14 - 11:18 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's 18-49 Rating, Sees Growth in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
Video: First Look Clips at New Seasons of "Maron" & "Comedy Bang! Bang!" - Premieres May 8 on IFC
Today IFC released first look clips from both show's premiere episodes.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Welcomes Khloe Kardashian, TJ Miller, Loni Love and Mary McCormack as Celebrity Guest Hosts April 21-24
Scheduled guests include Bob Saget, Wiz Khalifa, Mekhi Phifer and Ian Somerhalder.

[04/17/14 - 10:28 AM]
Two-Hour "Lindsay" Finale to Air Sunday, April 20 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on OWN
The OWN docu-series "Lindsay" follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis.

[04/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
Academy Announces Key Dates for the Oscars(R)
The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.