[10/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Thursday: It Keeps Winning ... and Winning ... and Winning

[via press release from CBS]


"CSI" Rebroadcast Tops NBC, ABC and FOX Combined In Viewers

"Survivor: Guatemala" Also Tops Combined Competition in Viewers, Matches in Adults 25-54

�Without A Trace� Hits Season Highs in Households, Viewers and Adults 25-54

Rebroadcasts of the �Late Show With David Letterman� and �The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson� Top �The Tonight Show� and �Late Night with Conan O�Brien�

CBS claimed a resounding Thursday night victory � beating NBC, ABC and Fox combined in viewers � aided by a powerful CSI rebroadcast and season high numbers for WITHOUT A TRACE, according to final national Nielsen ratings for Thursday, Oct. 27.

SURVIVOR GUATEMALA: THE MAYA EMPIRE won its time period in households (10.6/17), viewers (17.38m), adults 25-54 (7.5/19), adults 18-49 (6.2/17) and adults 18-34 (4.1/13). SURVIVOR beat ABC, NBC and FOX combined in viewers (vs. 17.19m, +1%), matched the three in adults 25-54 (vs. 7.5/19) and nearly beat the three networks combined in adults 18-49 (vs. 6.6/18).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (15.4/23), viewers (24.22m), adults 25-54 (9.9/22), adults 18-49 (8.0/20) and adults 18-34 (5.7/16). 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 ABC, NBC and FOX combined in viewers (vs. 20.92m, +16%).

WITHOUT A TRACE won its time period in households (14.2/24), viewers (21.75m) adults 25-54 (8.4/21), adults 18-49 (6.7/18) and adults 18-34 (4.6/14). WITHOUT A TRACE posted its best delivery in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since March 10, 2005, beating ABC and NBC combined in viewers (vs. 15.00m, +45%), adults 25-54 (vs. 7.4/18, +14%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 6.5/17, +3%).

In late night, a rebroadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN (4.6/12) topped a rebroadcast of �The Tonight Show� (4.1/10) by +0.5 rating point in the Nielsen metered markets, while a rebroadcast of THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON (2.0/7) beat a rebroadcast of �Late Night with Conan O�Brien� (1.9/7) by +0.1 rating point.

For the night in prime time, CBS was first in households (13.4/21), viewers (21.13m), adults 25-54 (8.6/21), adults 18-49 (7.0/18) and adults 18-34 (4.8/15). CBS topped NBC, ABC and FOX combined in viewers (vs. 19.34m, +9%). CBS has won every Thursday this season in households, viewers, adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

  [october 2005]  


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