or


[03/07/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Has the Top Four Scripted Programs of the Week

[via press release from CBS]

CBS HAS THE TOP FOUR SCRIPTED PROGRAMS OF THE WEEK

CSI Is The First Series In Nearly Two Years to Post a Larger Audience Than "American Idol" on Any Given Night

"Two and a Half Men" Delivers Its Highest Viewer and Adult 18-49 Ratings Since January

"Courting Alex" Scores Largest Audience and Highest Demo Ratings Since Its Premiere

The Premiere of "The Amazing Race 9" Wins Its Time Period in Adults 18-49

"Ghost Whisperer" Matches Its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating

"Numb3rs" Tops the Premiere of "Conviction" In Viewers and Key Demographics

CSI, WITHOUT A TRACE, CSI: MIAMI and TWO AND A HALF MEN were the top four most watched scripted programs of the week and CSI also became the first series in nearly two years to deliver a larger audience than "American Idol" on any night, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending March 5, week 24 of the 2005-2006 television season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (12.28m) trailed FOX (13.47m) and ABC (12.61m) and was ahead of NBC (9.58m). Season-to-date, CBS (12.69m) leads, followed by ABC (11.61m), NBC (10.09m) and FOX (9.44m).

For the week in households, CBS (7.9/12) was -1% behind ABC (8.0/13), tied with FOX (7.9/12) and +27% ahead of NBC (6.2/10). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.2/13), outpacing ABC by +12% (7.3/12), NBC by +24% (6.6/11) and FOX by +41% (5.8/09).

Season-to-date in demographics, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.9/12, with ABC) and second in adults 18-49 (3.9/10).

� TWO AND A HALF MEN won its time period in households (10.8/16), viewers (17.04m), adults 25-54 (7.2/15) and adults 18-49 (5.6/13). This is TWO AND A HALF MEN's best delivery in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 1/23/06.

� COURTING ALEX was first in households (8.8/13) and second in viewers (13.78m) and adults 25-54 (5.9/12). This is COURTING ALEX's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 (4.6/10) and adults 25-54 since 1/23/06, the program's premiere.

� THE AMAZING RACE 9 (P) (9:00-11:00PM) won its time period in adults 25-54 (4.9/11) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10) and was second in households (6.6/10) and viewers (10.40m, -250,000 behind NBC) and adults 18-34 (3.1/10).

� SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND was second in households (9.2/14), viewers (16.08m), adults 25-54 (6.9/16), adults 18-49 (5.5/14) and adults 18-34 (3.4/10) behind "American Idol".

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (16.9/25), viewers (27.81m), adults 25-54 (11.4/24), adults 18-49 (9.0/21) and adults 18-34 (6.0/16). CSI becomes the first series to deliver more viewers and a better household rating than any edition of "American Idol" (15.2/23, 26.32m viewers last night) since 2004.

� WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (13.1/21), viewers (19.78m), adults 25-54 (7.5/18) and adults 18-49 (5.9/16). WITHOUT A TRACE beat "ER" by +54% in households (vs. 8.5/14), +2% in adults 18-49 (vs. 5.8/15), +10% in adults 25-54 (vs. 6.8/16) and +6.85m viewers (vs. 12.93m, +53%).

� GHOST WHISPERER was first in viewers (12.40m) and adults 25-54 (4.8/14), tied for first in households (7.6/13, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (3.6/11). GHOST WHISPERER matched its best delivery in adults 18-49 and posted its second best delivery in both viewers and adults 25-54.

� CLOSE TO HOME was first in households (7.6/12) and viewers (11.52m) and second in adults 25-54 (4.3/11, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). This is CLOSE TO HOME's best delivery in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since 12/9/05.

� NUMB3RS was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (11.94m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.5/10). Compared to the premiere of "Conviction", NUMB3RS had a +16% advantage in both households (vs. 6.7/12) and viewers (vs. 10.31m), +14% advantage in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.3/11) and +3% advantage in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.4/10).

CBS top programs of the week: #4 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 27.81m viewers), #6 WITHOUT A TRACE (19.78m), #7 CSI: MIAMI (18.44m), #8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (17.04m), #11 SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND (16.08m), #12 NCIS (15.14m), #16 COURTING ALEX (13.78m), #17 CSI: NY (13.76m), #22 GHOST WHISPERER (12.40m), #25 NUMB3RS (11.94m), #26 CRIMINAL MINDS (11.72m) and #28 CLOSE TO HOME (11.52m).





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· CONVICTION (NBC)
· COURTING ALEX (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Plus: "Stalker" will rejoin the schedule on Monday, May 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
"Hot tubs represent a great way of life - a life filled with romance and passion," said Bachelor creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
To help localize the Earth Day effort, Nat Geo WILD will invite people to post a selfie with the part of the Earth they most want to protect, using the hashtag #earthdayselfie.

[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.