or


[03/24/09 - 12:53 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week and for the 20th Time in 26 Weeks This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 16-22.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK AND FOR THE 20TH TIME IN 26 WEEKS THIS SEASON

CBS Continues as the Only Network Posting Year-to-Year Gains in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34

"60 Minutes," with 17 Million Viewers, is CBS's Number One Show of the Week

"NCIS" and "The Mentalist" are the Week's Top Two Scripted Series

"The Amazing Race" Delivers its Largest Audience Since November 2007 Helping Lead CBS to its Fourth Straight Sunday Win

CBS placed first in viewers for the third consecutive week and for the 20th time in 26 weeks this season led by 60 MINUTES, NCIS, THE MENTALIST, THE AMAZING RACE and CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 22, week 26 of the 2008-2009 television season.

60 MINUTES, featuring Steve Kroft's interview with President Obama delivered 17.04 million viewers, its largest audience since Dec. 14, 2008. NCIS (15.84m) and NCIS (15.49m) were the top scripted programs of the week and THE AMAZING RACE 14 had 12.42 million viewers, its largest audience since November 2007. CBS weekly win was also driven by CBS Sports' four night coverage of the NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

CBS continues as the only network to post year-to-year gains in all key measures: +12% in viewers, +7% in adults 18-49, +8% in adults 25-54 and +5% in adults 18-34.

For the week in viewers: CBS (11.49m), FOX (10.28m), ABC (9.17m) and NBC (5.74m). Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (11.80m), ahead of FOX (9.59m), ABC (8.95m) and NBC (8.15m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +29% in households, +30% in viewers, +17% in adults 25-54 and +13% in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.2/08).

For the week in households: CBS (7.1/12), FOX (6.0/10), ABC (5.9/10) and NBC (3.7/06). In households, season-to-date, CBS is first (7.3/12), ABC and FOX (5.7/09, each) and NBC (5.0/08).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? THE BIG BANG THEORY (5.7/09, 9.69m) was up compared to last week by +3% in adults 18-49 (3.7/11 from 3.6/10), +8% in adults 18-34 (2.7/09 from 2.5/08), even in adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and added +220,000 viewers (from 9.47m, +2%).

? HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.4/08m 9.29m) was up +2% in both households (from 5.3/08) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10 from 4.2/10), +8% in adults 18-49 (3.9/10 from 3.6/09), +23% in adults 18-34 (3.7/11 from 3.0/09) and added +610,000 viewers (from 8.68m, +7%) compared to last week.

? TWO AND A HALF MEN was second in households (8.5/13), viewers (14.12m), adults 25-54 (5.9/13) and adults 18-49 (4.8/12). Compared to last week, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +5% in households (from 8.1/12), +2% in adults 25-54 (5.8/13), even in adults 18-49 and added +680,000 viewers (from 13.44m, +5%).

? RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was second in households (6.9/10), viewers (11.42m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). Compared to last week, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +11% in both households (from 6.2/09) and adults 25-54 (from 4.5/10), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/09) and added +1.47m viewers (from 9.95m, +15%).

? CSI MIAMI was first in households (8.6/15), viewers (13.61m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10).

? NCIS was second in households (9.8/16), viewers (15.84m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).

? THE MENTALIST was second in households (9.8/15), viewers (15.49m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and averaged a 3.3/06 in adults 18-49. THE MENTALIST topped the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars Results Show" by +18% in both households (vs. 8.3/13) and adults 18-49 (vs. 2.7/07), +37% in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.5/08) and by +2.75m viewers (vs. 12.74m, +22%).

? WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.88m), second in adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).

? CSI: NY was first in households (8.2/14), viewers (12.79m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).

-- Sunday, CBS was first in households (8.3/14), viewers (13.65m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10). CBS won four consecutive Sundays in viewers.

? 60 MINUTES (7:52-8:52PM) delivered a 10.4/17 with 17.04m viewers, 5.0/13 in adults 25-54 and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49. CBS was first in these measure 8:00-9:00PM. 60 MINUTES delivered its best household ratings since February 8, 2008, best viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performances since December 14, 2008.

? THE AMAZING RACE 14 (8:52-9:52PM) posted a 7.2/11 with 12.42m viewers, 4.5/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.6/09 in adults 18-49. CBS was second 9:00-10:00PM in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. This is THE AMAZING RACE's best delivery in households and adults 25-54 since November 16, 2008 (THE AMAZING RACE 13), best viewers delivery since November 4, 2007 (premiere of THE AMAZING RACE 12) and best adults 18-49 performance since November 30, 2008 (THE AMAZING RACE 13).

? COLD CASE (9:52-10:52PM) delivered a 7.2/11 with 11.41m viewers, 3.4/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.4/06 in adults 18-49. From 10:00-11:00PM, CBS was first in households and viewers.

CBS top programs of the week: #4 60 MINUTES (an average of 17.04m viewers), #5 NCIS (15.84m), #6 THE MENTALIST (15.49m), #9 TWO AND A HALF MEN (14.12m), #10 CRIMINAL MINDS (13.74m), #11 CSI: MIAMI (13.61m), #13 CSI: NY (12.79m), #15 THE AMAZING RACE 14 (12.42m), #16 WITHOUT A TRACE (11.87m), #17 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (11.42m), #18 COLD CASE (11.41m), #21 CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY 4 (S) (10.78m) and #28 THE BIG BANG THEORY (9.69m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #26:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours





  [march 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 02:59 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Haters Back Off"
All eight episodes of will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[06/24/16 - 02:08 PM]
TLC Brings Back "A Baby Story" in a Whole New Way
TLC reinvented "A Baby Story" by bringing a live birth to Facebook in an unprecedented event early this morning with "A Baby Story Live."

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 11:23 AM]
Video: HBO's "High Maintenance" Tease & Photo - Debuts this Fall
The half-hour comedy series follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city.

[06/24/16 - 11:08 AM]
James Earl Joins "Scream Queens" in the Series Regular Role of "Candy Striper"
Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Earl is one of the new male leads opposite recently announced Emmy Award nominee John Stamos and Taylor Lautner.

[06/24/16 - 10:51 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2016 Slate
The streaming service confirms dates for "The Mindy Project" (October 4), "Chance" (October 19), "Shut Eye" (December 7) and more!

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/24/16 - 08:32 AM]
Third Season of Emmy-Nominated Amazon Original Series "Annedroids" is Now Available on Prime Video
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.

[06/24/16 - 08:23 AM]
Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit Tap Actor Anthony Anderson to Reveal "The Best Place To Be" in New Travel Channel Series
The series follows Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their most favorite international destinations.

[06/24/16 - 07:30 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Basketball Wives LA" Returns Sunday July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Returning cast members include Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks.

[06/24/16 - 07:19 AM]
NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series "Cleveland Hustles"
The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores.

[06/23/16 - 05:44 PM]
CBS to Encore "American Gothic" Series Premiere This Sunday
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Elementary" at 10:00/9:00c.