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[09/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week

[via press release from CBS]

CBS WINS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK

All Three of the Night's Dramas Post Growth in Adults 18-49 Versus Premiere Week

The Second Episode of "Jericho" Is Up in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Over Premiere Week Ratings

"Jericho" Posts CBS's Best Adult 18-49 Rating in the Time Period Since March 2003

Last Night's Episode of "Jericho" to be Rebroadcast on Saturday, 9:00-10:00 PM

"Criminal Minds" Scores All-Time High Deliveries in Viewers and Adults 25-54 and Matches Its Best Ever Adult 18-49 Rating

"CSI: NY" Also Registers Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49

CBS placed first on Wednesday in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the second consecutive week as all three of the Network's dramas posted increases in adults 18-49 over its premiere week ratings, according to preliminary Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 27.

The second episode of JERICHO was second in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.38m), adults 25-54 (4.8/13, -0.2 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11). This is the best regularly scheduled delivery in the time period in adults 18-49 since March 12, 2003 ("Star Search") and best since January 22, 2003 in adults 25-54 ("Star Search").

Compared to the series premiere last week, JERICHO was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/12), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.4/10) and retained 98% of the premiere's viewer delivery.

Last night's episode of JERICHO will be rebroadcast on Saturday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

CRIMINAL MINDS won its 9PM time period in households (10.7/17), viewers (16.46m), adults 25-54 (6.3/15) and adults 18-49 (4.8/13). This is the best delivery for a first run regularly scheduled episode of CRIMINAL MINDS in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and matches the best adults 18-49 delivery to date.

At 10PM, CSI: NY was first in households (10.4/17), viewers (16.08m), adults 25-54 (6.4/16) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (5.1/14, with ABC). CSI: NY beat NBC's "Kidnapped" by +136% in households (vs. 4.4/07), +146% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.6/06), +143% in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1/06) and by +9.76m viewers (vs. 6.32m, +154%).

CSI: NY also topped ABC's "20/20" special which featured a Barbara Walters interview with the widow of Steve Irwin in viewers, adults 25-54 and tied in adults 18-49.

Compared to last week's premiere, CSI: NY was up +2% in adults 18-49 (from 5.0/14) and even in adults 25-54.

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (14.64m, +1% from last week), adults 25-54 (5.8/14, +2% from last week) and adults 18-49 (4.5/13, +5% from last week).

Final Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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

CBS WINS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK

All Three of the Night's Dramas Post Growth in Adults 18-49 Versus Premiere Week

The Second Episode of "Jericho" Is Up in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Over Premiere Week Ratings

"Jericho" Posts CBS's Best Adult 18-49 Rating in the Time Period Since March 2003

Last Night's Episode of "Jericho" to be Rebroadcast on Saturday, 9:00-10:00 PM

"Criminal Minds" Scores All-Time High Deliveries in Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

"Criminal Minds" is Wednesday's Top Program in Viewers

"CSI: NY" Also Registers Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49 As It Finishes First in Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS placed first on Wednesday in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the second consecutive week, as all three of the Network's dramas posted increases in adults 18-49 over its premiere week ratings, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 27.

The second episode of JERICHO was second in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.47m), adults 25-54 (4.8/13, -0.2 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11). This is the best regularly scheduled delivery in the time period in adults 18-49 since March 12, 2003 ("Star Search") and best since January 22, 2003 in adults 25-54 ("Star Search").

Compared to the series premiere last week, JERICHO was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/12), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.4/10) and retained 98% of the premiere's viewer delivery.

Last night's episode of JERICHO will be rebroadcast on Saturday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

CRIMINAL MINDS won its 9PM time period in households (10.8/17), viewers (16.54m), adults 25-54 (6.4/15) and adults 18-49 (4.9/13). This is the best delivery for a first run, regularly-scheduled episode of CRIMINAL MINDS in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 to date. CRIMINAL MINDS was Wednesday's Number One program in viewers.

At 10PM, CSI: NY was first in households (10.4/17), viewers (16.21m), adults 25-54 (6.4/16) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (5.2/14, with ABC). CSI: NY beat NBC's "Kidnapped" by +136% in households (vs. 4.4/07), +146% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.6/07), +136% in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.2/06) and by +9.87m viewers (vs. 6.34m, +156%).

CSI: NY also topped ABC's "20/20" special, which featured a Barbara Walters interview with the widow of Steve Irwin, in viewers, adults 25-54 and tied in adults 18-49. CSI: NY is tied with CRIMINAL MINDS as the night's Number One program in adults 25-54 and tied with "20/20" as the Number One program in adults 18-49.

Compared to last week's premiere, CSI: NY was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 5.0/14) and even in adults 25-54.

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (14.74m, +2% from last week), adults 25-54 (5.9/15, +4% from last week) and adults 18-49 (4.6/13, +7% from last week).





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· KIDNAPPED (NBC)
· STAR SEARCH (CBS)





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