[06/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Extends Summer Winning Streak to Three Weeks

[via press release from CBS]


CBS Is Also First in Adults 25-54

"CSI: Miami," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without a Trace" and "Two a Half Men" Are The Week's Top Four Most Watched Scripted Series

Thursday Edition of "Game Show Marathon" Wins Its Time Period in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week

"What Women Want" Delivers the Best Adult 18-49 Rating for the "CBS Sunday Movie" Since December

CBS extended its summer winning streak in viewers to three weeks also placed first in adults 25-54 as CSI: MIAMI, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, WITHOUT A TRACE and TWO AND A HALF MEN were the top four most watched scripted programs according to live plus same day Nielsen ratings for the week ending June 18, week three of the 2006 summer season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (8.08m) topped ABC (6.77m), FOX (5.82m) and NBC (5.28m). Summer-to-date in viewers, CBS (8.35m) leads NBC (6.59m), ABC (6.15m) and FOX (5.83m).

For the week in households, CBS (5.6/10) was +24% ahead of ABC (4.5/08), +44% ahead of FOX (3.9/07) and +65% ahead of NBC (3.4/06). Summer-to-date in households, CBS (5.7/10) leads NBC (4.4/08) by +30%, ABC (4.1/07) by +39% and FOX (3.8/07) by +50%.

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.8/08). Summer-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and tied for third in adults 18-49 (2.2/07, with ABC, -0.1 behind NBC and -0.2 behind FOX).

� TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) was first in households (6.6/11), viewers (9.87m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

� CSI: MIAMI (R) won its time period in households (9.1/15), viewers (13.49m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (3.9/11).

� GAME SHOW MARATHON THURSDAY was first in households (4.4/09), viewers (6.64m), adults 25-54 (2.4/08) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.8/07, with FOX). This is the third consecutive week GAME SHOW MARATHON won its time slot in viewers.

� CBS SUNDAY MOVIE ("What Women Want") (R) (9:00-11:30PM) posted a 6.4/11 with 9.56m viewers, 3.7/09 in adults 25-54 and 3.2/09 in adults 18-49. From 9:00-11:00PM, CBS was second in households, viewers and key demos. This is the best adults 18-49 delivery for the CBS SUNDAY MOVIE since 12/18/05 ("The Christmas Blessing").

CBS top programs of the week: #2 CSI MIAMI (R) (an average of 13.49m viewers), #5 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (11.17m), #6 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (10.59m), #8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (9.87m), #10 CBS SUNDAY MOVIE "What Women Want" (R) (9.56m), #11 NCIS (R) (9.19m), #12 60 MINUTES (9.11m), #15 COLD CASE (R) (8.43m), #16 AFI 100 YEARS 100 CHEERS (S) (8.28m), #17 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (R) (8.18m), #23 THE UNIT (R) (7.45m), #24 NUMB3RS (R) (7.18m), #27 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) (6.74m), #28 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) (6.64m) and #29 GAME SHOW MARATHON-THURSDAY (6.64m).

  [june 2006]  

· 48 HOURS (CBS)

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