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[05/30/07 - 10:39 AM]
The Season Finale of "Ncis" Is the Week's Number One Scripted Program, Delivering More Viewers Than the Finales of "Heroes," "24" and "Lost"
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 21-27.

[via press release from CBS]

THE SEASON FINALE OF "NCIS" IS THE WEEK'S NUMBER ONE SCRIPTED PROGRAM, DELIVERING MORE VIEWERS THAN THE FINALES OF "HEROES," "24" AND "LOST"

"Jesse Stone: Sea Change" Places 9th in Viewers Against the Finale of "Dancing with the Stars"

In a week that included the finale three days of the 2006-2007 television season, the season finale of NCIS was the number one scripted program, delivering more viewers than the finales of "Heroes," "24" and "Lost," according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for week 36 ending May 27.

NCIS ranked fifth for the week among all primetime programs, behind only the season finales of "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" (two broadcasts each). NCIS averaged 14.14 million viewers, more than the finales of "Lost" (13.86m), "Heroes" (13.48m) and "24" (10.31m).

For the week in viewers, CBS (9.00m) trailed FOX (11.56m) and topped ABC (8.86m) and NBC (5.55m). For the season In viewers, CBS (12.46m) was first, followed by FOX (10.41m), ABC (9.94m) and NBC (8.88m).

For the week in households, CBS (6.0/11) was -13% behind FOX (6.9/12) and finished +3% ahead of ABC (5.8/10) and +62% ahead of NBC (3.7/07). In the 2006-07 season, CBS was first in households (7.9/13), outpacing ABC and FOX by +23% (6.4/10, each) and NBC by +36% (5.8/09).

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 2.9/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.2/07 in adults 18-49. In the 2006-07, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.7/10).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? NCIS finished second in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.14m), adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10) - all behind "American Idol".

? CBS TUESDAY MOVIE SPECIAL: "Jesse Stone: Sea Change" (S) was second in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.01m) and adults 25-54 (3.6/08).

? 48 HOURS MYSTERY was first in households (5.0/10), viewers (7.10m), adults 25-54 (2.4/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.0/07, with ABC). 48 HOURS MYSTERY was Saturday's top program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CBS top programs of the week: #5 NCIS (an average of 14.14m viewers), #7 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (13.79m), #9 CBS TUESDAY MOVIE SPECIAL "Jesse Stone: Sea Change" (S) (13.01m), #11 TWO AND A HALF MEN 9:30PM (R) (S) (12.31m), #12 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (11.82m), #13 CSI MIAMI (R) (11.51m), #14 SHARK (R) (11.03m), #17 CSI: NY (R) (10.25m), #19 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (9.57m), #21 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (9.04m), #23 COLD CASE (R) (8.79m), #24 TWO AND A HALF MEN 8:30PM (R) (S) (8.64m), #25 NCIS WEDNESDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.25m), #27 TWO AND A HALF MEN 8PM (R) (S) (7.73m) and #30 60 MINUTES (7.13m).





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· 24 (FOX)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· JESSE STONE: SEA CHANGE (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· SHARK (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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