[11/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
A New 'Home' Found?

[via press release from CBS]


Freshman Drama "Close to Home" Has Its Most Watched Episode In A Special Friday Broadcast

"Close to Home" Is First in Viewers and Key Demographics While Posting the Time Period's Best Performance Since May

"Numb3rs" Posts Its Best Viewer and Demo Ratings Since Its Friday Premiere Last Season

"Ghost Whisperer" Continues to Dominate Its Time Period

CBS Wins Friday in Viewers and Key Demos For the Eighth Straight Week With Its Best Friday Performance Since Last March

CBS's freshman drama CLOSE TO HOME, in a special Friday broadcast, outperformed all of its previous Tuesday episodes in viewers and adults 25-54 and delivered the time period's best performance since last May, according to final Nielsen ratings for Friday, Nov. 11.

CLOSE TO HOME SPECIAL won its 9:00-10:00 PM time period in households (7.8/13), viewers (11.87m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12), adults 18-49 (3.2/10) and adults 18-34 (2.3/08). This is the time period's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 5/13/05 ("Elvis, by the Presleys").

This episode of CLOSE TO HOME outperformed all Tuesday episodes in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and is the best delivery in adults 18-49 since 10/18/05. CLOSE TO HOME was up +50% in households, +36% in adults 25-54, +28% in adults 18-49 and +44% in adults 18-34 compared to THRESHOLD last week.

GHOST WHISPERER won its time period in households (7.2/13), viewers (11.41m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13), adults 18-49 (3.3/11) and adults 18-34 (2.1/08). GHOST WHISPERER has won its time slot every week this season in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Compared to the same night last year ("Joan of Arcadia"), GHOST WHISPERER was up +22% in households, +44% in adults 25-54, +43% in adults 18-49 and +40% in adults 18-34.

NUMB3RS was first for the eighth consecutive week in households (8.1/14), viewers (12.36m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and first for the 7th time in eight weeks in adults 18-49 (3.6/11). This is NUMB3RS best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 1/28/05, the program's time period premiere. Compared to the same night last year ("CSI: NY" special rebroadcast), NUMB3RS was up +19% in households, +26% in adults 25-54 and +24% in adults 18-49.

For the eighth week this season, CBS was first Friday in households (7.7/13), viewers (11.88m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). This is CBS's best Friday delivery in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 3/25/05. CBS was up +18% in households, +35% in adults 25-54 and +36% in adults 18-49 compared to the same night last year.

  [november 2005]  


[10/19/18 - 03:01 PM]
CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to "God Friended Me," "Magnum P.I." and "The Neighborhood" for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
These series join the previously announced "FBI" as freshman shows receiving full-season orders for 2018-2019 on CBS.

[10/19/18 - 02:48 PM]
The CW's New Fall Series "All American" and "Charmed" Get Additional Local Boost as CW Affiliates Schedule Weekend Airings
CW stations nationwide are re-airing the first two episodes on a special date and time.

[10/19/18 - 01:09 PM]
Matthew Broderick Joins Cast of Netflix High School Apocalypse Dramedy "Daybreak"
He'll play Principal Burr: the cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch.

[10/19/18 - 11:16 AM]
"Station 19" Comes in Hot with a Full-Season Order From ABC
In the Live + 3 Day ratings, "Station 19" built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs.

[10/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Places Back-Nine Order of "The Cool Kids," Joining "Last Man Standing" for a Full Season
The network has picked up nine additional episodes of the new comedy.

[10/19/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the Trailer for New Comedy "Black Monday" on Anniversary of the Historic Stock Market Crash
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall star in the series, premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/19/18 - 10:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards"
Ballerini is a six-time career CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with her fourth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

[10/19/18 - 09:21 AM]
Paloma Faith Joins "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
She'll play the series regular role of "Bet Sykes," a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.

[10/19/18 - 08:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Season Six Premiere of "Ray Donovan" Early to Subscribers
The episode is now available only to Showtime subscribers via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.

[10/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown with "Thursday Night Football"
Despite a blowout Broncos-Cardinals game, the network once again takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Sundance TV Releases "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" Trailer in Advance of Two-Night Special Event
Look for said event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/18 - 07:58 AM]
WE tv's Groundbreaking Docuseries "Love After Lockup" Returns Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
WE tv's explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them.

[10/19/18 - 06:30 AM]
New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight to Star in HGTV Pilot "Farmhouse Fixer"
"Old farmhouses are American treasures," said Jonathan. "Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they're disappearing fast. If we don't save them, they're going to be gone."

[10/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
National Geographic Taps Angela Bassett to Narrate Stunning Natural History Special "The Flood"
The two-hour wildlife documentary special premieres Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/18 - 04:45 PM]
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to Guest Star in the CBS/Warner Bros. Television Comedy "Murphy Brown"
Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy's former secretary.