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[03/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Places Second on Tuesday in Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PLACES SECOND ON TUESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49

The Two-Hour Premiere of "The Amazing Race" Wins Its Time Period in Adults 25-54 and Is Neck and Neck For First in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Paced by strong second place finish by NCIS in viewers and key demographics (opposite "American Idol") and the two-hour premiere of THE AMAZING RACE 9, CBS placed second on the first post-Olympic Tuesday in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings for Feb. 28.

At 8:00 PM, NCIS was second in households (9.7/15), viewers (14.93m), adults 18-49 (3.4/09) and adults 25-54 (4.9/11).

From 9:00-11:00 PM, THE AMAZING RACE 9 premiered with a 6.6/10 and 10.27m viewers, 3.1/08 in adults 18-34, 4.0/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.9/11 in adults 25-54. From 9:00-11:00PM, the RACE was first in adults 25-54, neck and neck for first in both adults 18-49 (-0.1 behind NBC) and viewers (-360,000 viewers) and a solid second in households and adults 18-34.

For the night, CBS was second Tuesday in households (7.6/12), viewers (11.82m), adults 25-54 (4.9/11) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.8/10, with NBC).

Final ratings will be available this afternoon.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

CBS PLACES SECOND ON TUESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49

The Two-Hour Premiere of "The Amazing Race" Wins Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and is Neck and Neck For First in Viewers

Paced by strong second place finish by NCIS in viewers and key demographics (opposite "American Idol") and the two-hour premiere of THE AMAZING RACE 9, CBS placed second on the first post-Olympic Tuesday in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, according to Live Plus Same Day National Nielsen ratings for Feb. 28.

At 8:00 PM, NCIS was second in households (9.8/15), viewers (15.14m), adults 18-49 (3.5/09) and adults 25-54 (5.0/11).

From 9:00-11:00 PM, THE AMAZING RACE 9 premiered with a 6.6/10 and 10.40m viewers, 3.1/09 in adults 18-34, 4.1/10 in adults 18-49 and 5.0/11 in adults 25-54. From 9:00-11:00PM, the RACE was first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, neck and neck for first in viewers (-250,000 viewers) and a solid second in adults 18-34.

For the night, CBS was second Tuesday in households (7.7/12), viewers (11.98m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (3.9/10). This is CBS's best Tuesday delivery in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since December 13, 2005 (the night of THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION finale).





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