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[11/27/07 - 05:17 PM]
CBS Gives Thanks for Another Weekly Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 19-25.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS GIVES THANKS FOR ANOTHER WEEKLY WIN IN VIEWERS

With Three Days Remaining in the November Sweep, CBS Leads in Viewers and Adults 25-54; Strong Second in Adults 18-49

"Criminal Minds" Tops "Private Practice" in Adults 18-49 for the Second Consecutive Week as CBS Wins Wednesday in Adults 18-49 Again

"Survivor: China," "CSI" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to Its Third Straight Thursday Win in Adults 18-49

CBS Dramatic Friday ("Ghost Whisperer," "Moonlight" and "Numb3rs") Gives CBS Its Eighth Victory in Nine Weeks in Viewers and All Key Demographics

"NCIS" is First in Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos for the Seventh Time This Season

CBS placed first in viewers and a strong second in adults 18-49 behind strong Thanksgiving week performances by the Network's veteran series, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 25, the ninth week of the 2007-2008 television season.

With three nights left in the November 2007 sweep, CBS is first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.00m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.4/09, -0.2 behind ABC).

Highlighting the week were CRIMINAL MINDS, which topped "Private Practice" in adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week, SURVIVOR: CHINA, CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE, which gave CBS its third straight November Thursday victory in adults 18-49, the continued success of the Network's Friday dramas and NCIS, winning its time period in all key measures for the seventh time this season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (11.71m) topped ABC (11.57m), NBC (9.06m) and FOX (6.58m). Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.18m), ahead of ABC (11.58m), FOX (9.12m) and NBC (8.78m).

For the week in households, CBS (7.3/12) was tied with ABC and +33% ahead of NBC (5.5/09) and +83% ahead of FOX (4.0/07). In households, season-to-date, CBS is first (7.7/13), +1% ahead of ABC (7.6/12), +38% ahead of FOX (5.6/09) and +40% ahead of NBC (5.5/09).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (4.2/10, -0.1 behind ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.3/09, with NBC). Season-to-date, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09).

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (10.4/17), viewers (15.83m), adults 25-54 (6.1/15) and adults 18-49 (4.9/12). This matches CSI: MIAMI's best delivery this season in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

NCIS was first in households (10.8/17), viewers (17.34m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10). This NCIS's 8th consecutive time period win in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and seventh win in eight weeks in adults 18-49.

-- CBS was first in households (7.5/13), viewers (12.47m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09) for the second consecutive Wednesday. This season, CBS has placed first on Wednesday five times in nine weeks in both households and viewers and three times in the last four weeks in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (9.6/16), viewers (15.88m), adults 25-54 (5.3/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11). This is CRIMINAL MINDS's second consecutive time period in adults 18-49. CRIMINAL MINDS has topped "Private Practice" in households and viewers in every head-to-head match-up since 10/3/07 and in adults 25-54 since 10/17/07.

CSI: NY was first in households (8.9/16), viewers (14.56m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/11).

-- On Thanksgiving night, CBS was first in households (7.4/14), viewers (12.86m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11). CBS has won all four Thursdays in the November sweep so far in households, viewers and adults 25-54, the last three Thursdays in adults 18-49. CBS has won eight of nine Thursdays in households, viewers and adults 25-54, placed first on five of nine Thursdays this season in adults 18-49.

SURVIVOR: CHINA SPECIAL (S) was first in households (6.2/12), viewers (11.58m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11). SURVIVOR: CHINA has won its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for 10 consecutive weeks.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION SPECIAL (S) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (8.5/16), viewers (14.75m), second in adults 25-54 (5.3/13) and adults 18-49 (4.2/12).

WITHOUT A TRACE SPECIAL (S) was first in households (7.5/15), viewers (12.21m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).

-- Friday, CBS was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.14m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09), adults 18-49 (2.5/07) and adults 18-34 (1.7/06). CBS has finished first every Friday this season in households, viewers and adults 25-54, first in adults 18-49 eight Fridays out of nine this season.

GHOST WHISPERER was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.98m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10), adults 18-49 (2.7/08) and adults 18-34 (1.8/07).

MOONLIGHT was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/07, with NBC), second in households (4.7/08), viewers (7.32m), adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.2 behind NBC) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (1.5/06, with CW and -0.2 behind NBC).

NUMB3RS was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (10.12m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/08, -0.1 behind NBC). NUMB3RS has been first in households and adults 25-54 every week this season and first in viewers for the last eight weeks.

-- CBS's Sunday NFL run over posted a 15.4/25 with 25.07m viewers from 7:00-7.56PM, leading the time period in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (9.6/23) and adults 18-49 (8.2/22). The entire game posted a 13.7/25 with 21.87m viewers, topping NBC's prime game (13.4/21, 21.81m).

60 MINUTES (7:56-8:56PM) was first from 8:00-9:00PM in households (10.5/16) and viewers (16.13m).

THE AMAZING RACE 12 (7.2/10, 11.80m from 8:56-9:56 PM) delivered more than 10 million viewers over four consecutive episodes since November 19 through December 10, 2006.

CBS top programs of the week: #5 NCIS (an average of 17.34m viewers), #7 60 MINUTES (16.13m), #8 CRIMINAL MINDS (15.88m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (15.83m), #11 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (14.75m), #12 CSI: NY (14.56m), #15 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.91m), #16 COLD CASE (12.98m), #20 WITHOUT A TRACE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (12.21m), #21 THE AMAZING RACE 12 (11.80m), #23 SURVIVOR: CHINA THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (11.58m), #24 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (11.48m) and #28 THE UNIT (10.76m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #9:

CBS: 22 hours

NBC: 21 � hours

ABC: 22 hours

FOX 15 hours





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· MOONLIGHT (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









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