or


[12/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Dominates the Week in Viewers and Key Demographics

[via press release from CBS]

CBS DOMINATES THE WEEK IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

CBS Tops the Competition in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Even Adults 18-34

The Finale of "Survivor: Guatemala" Delivers The Best Final Tribal Council Ratings Since "Survivor: All Stars" In May 2004

CBS Posts Its Largest Thursday Audience of the Season in Viewers and Demos

"CSI" Is the Week's Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"CSI" Is the First Prime Program This Season to Break the 30 Million Viewer Mark

"Without a Trace" Hits Season Highs in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Close to Home" Hits Series High Ratings in Viewers and Adults 25-54 as CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers and Key Demographics on Friday

"60 Minutes" Draws Largest Audience in More Than Five Years and Also Scores Highest Ratings in Adults 25-54 Since January 2000 and Adults 18-49 Since December 2003

The "CBS Evening News" Posts Year-to-Year Gains of Nearly One Million Viewers

With a season highs for CSI, the largest audience for a final tribal council since May 2004, series high ratings for freshman drama CLOSE TO HOME and the largest audience for 60 MINUTES in more than five years, CBS topped the competition in viewers and key demographics in the week ending Dec. 11, week 12 of the 2005-2006 season.

CBS won the week in both households (8.8/14) and viewers (13.95m) for the 12th time this season. This is the first time one network has won the first 12 weeks of the television season in viewers since NBC won weeks 1-12 in the 1988-89 season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (13.95m) topped ABC (9.55m), NBC (9.37m) and FOX (5.73m). Season-to-date, CBS (13.47m) is followed by ABC (10.98m), NBC (9.42m) and FOX (8.25m).

For the week in households, CBS (8.8/14) enjoyed a +42% advantage over NBC (6.2/10), +47% over ABC (6.0/10) and +151% over FOX (3.5/06). Season-to-date, CBS (8.7/14) is outpacing ABC by +23% (7.1/11), NBC by +38% (6.3/10) and FOX by +64% (5.3/08).

Among viewers, CBS was first on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and second on Saturday.

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (5.5/13), adults 18-49 (4.4/12) and adults 18-34 (3.3/10). This is CBS's best adults 18-34 delivery of the season and matched the season's second best weekly delivery in adults 18-49. Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +6% each in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34 and +2% in adults 18-49.

CBS has won nine of the last 10 weeks in adults 25-54 and seven of the last 10 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (5.2/12) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.1/11, with ABC).

-- On Thursday, CBS posted season high deliveries in households (14.8/23), viewers (24.36m), adults 25-54 (10.2/23), adults 18-49 (8.2/21) and adults 18-34 (6.2/18).

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (18.8/28), viewers (30.95m), adults 25-54 (13.1/28), adults 18-49 (10.6/25) and adults 18-34 (8.2/22) in the 9PM time period. CSI beat NBC, ABC and FOX combined in households (vs. 12.9/20, +46%), viewers (vs. 20.18m, +53%), adults 25-54 (vs. 9.4/19, +39%), adults 18-49 (vs. 8.5/20, +25%) and adults 18-34 (vs. 7.8/22, +5%).

-- This is the best households and viewer delivery for CSI since 11/18/04 (the program's all-time high) and 5th best overall. CSI hit season highs in adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. This CSI broadcast becomes the most watched program this season and the first prime program to average more than 30 million viewers. Of the top 10 broadcast this season ranked by viewers in primetime, nine are episodes of CSI.

� WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (13.9/22), viewers (21.76m), adults 25-54 (8.7/20) and adults 18-49 (7.0/18). This is WITHOUT A TRACE's best delivery this season in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

� GHOST WHISPERER won its time period in households (7.5/13), viewers (11.53m), adults 25-54 (4.4/13) and adults 18-49 (3.2/10). GHOST WHISPERER has won its time slot every week this season in households and viewers, placed first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 every week this season with a first run episode.

� CLOSE TO HOME won its time period in households (8.2/14), viewers (12.80m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10). CLOSE TO HOME posted series high delivery in viewers and adults 25-54, and scored its second best adults 18-49 performance. CLOSE TO HOME was the night's top program in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

� NUMB3RS was first for the 11th consecutive airing in households (8.2/14), viewers (12.53m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and first for the 10th time in 11 broadcasts in adults 18-49 (3.2/10).

-- On Sunday, CBS was first in households (12.3/19), viewers (20.90m), adults 25-54 (8.8/19), adults 18-49 (7.3/17) and adults 18-34 (5.2/14). This is CBS's best households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 delivery since 1/23/05 and best adults 18-34 performance since 2/13/05.

� ? 60 MINUTES (7:40-8:23 PM) was first from 7:30-8:30PM in households (12.4/19), viewers (19.72m), adults 25-54 (7.0/16) and adults 18-49 (5.6/15). This is 60 MINUTES best household delivery since 10/31/04, best viewer total since 3/12/00, best adults 18-49 performance since 12/28/03 and best adults 25-54 ratings since 1/16/00.

� SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA -- THE MAYA EMPIRE FINALE (S) (8:23-10:32pm) posted an 11.9/17 with 21.18m viewers, 9.3/19 in adults 25-54, 7.7/17 in adults 18-49 and 5.3/13 in adults 18-34. From 8:30-10:30PM, CBS was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. This is the best delivery for a SURVIVOR finale in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since 5/9/04 ("Survivor: All Stars").

� SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA -- THE REUNION (S) (10:32-11:23pm) posted a 9.2/15 with 15.21m viewers, 6.9/16 in adults 25-54, 5.7/14 in adults 18-49 and 4.0/11 in adults 18-34.

� The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH BOB SCHIEFFER increased its total viewers by +970,000 viewers (8.27 million from 7.30 million) and its household delivery by +10% (5.7/11 from 5.2/10) for the week, while NBC and ABC decreased in both categories compared to last year. The CBS EVENING NEWS is also the only network evening newscast to post gains for the week, as well as season-to-date, in total viewers and households. For the week, the CBS broadcast narrowed the gap with ABC by more than one million viewers (1.03 million) compared to the same period last year.

CBS top programs of the week: #1 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (an average of 30.95m viewers), #2 WITHOUT A TRACE (21.76m), #3 SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA -- THE MAYA EMPIRE FINALE (S) (21.18m), #4 SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA -- THE MAYA EMPIRE (20.21m), #5 60 MINUTES (19.72m), #10 CSI: MIAMI (R) (15.33m), #11 SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA -- THE REUNION (15.21m), #13 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (14.11m), #14 NCIS (R) (14.00m), #18 CLOSE TO HOME (12.80m), #20 NUMB3RS (12.53m), #22 GHOST WHISPERER (11.53m), #25 THE AMAZING RACE 8 (11.16m) and #26 OUT OF PRACTICE (11.01m).





  [december 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[05/06/16 - 11:21 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer For Its Hit Drama "Ray Donovan"
The season will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c on-air, on demand and over the internet.

[05/06/16 - 11:01 AM]
AMC Shifts "Feed the Beast" Premiere to the Night of Sunday, June 5th, Following "Preacher"
The series will then settle into its previously announced time period - Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c - on June 7.

[05/06/16 - 10:58 AM]
Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon Set to Star in National Geographic Channel's Two-Hour Scripted Movie "Killing Reagan"
The director will be Rod Lurie, a self-professed political junkie, with a script written by Eric Simonson, an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

[05/06/16 - 10:32 AM]
USA Network's Hit Drama "Suits" Returns for Season 6 Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8c
The Universal Cable Productions series will be the lead-in to the previously announced second season of the Golden Globe(R) award-winning series "Mr. Robot."

[05/06/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Renews "Criminal Minds" for the 2016-2017 Season
In its 11th season, the series is a top 10 drama in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[05/06/16 - 09:32 AM]
"The Dunk King" Set to Premiere Wednesday, May 18 Following TNT's Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals
Terrence J and Kenny Smith host the show with judges including NBA on TNT analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Brent Barry.

[05/06/16 - 09:31 AM]
Brooklyn BBQ Expert Shannon Ambrosio Brings His Pit Master Skills Down South in "Big Bad BBQ Brawl"
The four-episode series launches Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00/9:00c on Cooking Channel.

[05/06/16 - 09:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/06/16 - 09:24 AM]
EPIX Acquires Hard-Hitting Breakout Sundance Film Festival Documentary "Under the Gun"
The feature length documentary, which received significant praise and attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms on May 15.

[05/06/16 - 08:49 AM]
Justice Is Served Thursday Nights on Animal Planet with New Series "Lone Star Law" and Returning Series "North Woods Law"
Maine's "North Woods Law" returns for an all-new season with 11 episodes full of unexpected twists and shakeups.

[05/06/16 - 07:00 AM]
Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Fifth Harmony to Perform Their Smash Hit "Work from Home" at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Fifth Harmony join previously announced musical performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and collaborations with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

[05/05/16 - 03:52 PM]
Just in Time for Mother's Day BET Networks Announces More Casting News for Its "New Edition: The Movie" Miniseries
La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree are among the latest additions.

[05/05/16 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Moves Up "New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" to Friday, May 20
The network's latest newly-colorized special was originally slated for Sunday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.