CBS RATINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 27
"Garth Brooks: Live in LA!" Places First in its Time Period in Viewers
"Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation of "The Russell Girl" Places First in its Sunday Time Period in Viewers and Improves Upon December's "Hallmark" in Viewers and Key Demos
"CSI: NY" Is First in Viewers and Key Demos
Rebroadcast of "CSI" Is Thursday's Number One Program in Viewers
CBS placed second in viewers and adults 25-54 with time period winning performances from GARTH BROOKS: LIVE IN LA!, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of THE RUSSELL GIRL, CSI: NY and continued ratings strength from rebroadcasts of its stable of dramas, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 27, week 18 of the 2007-2008 television season.
For the week in viewers, CBS (9.33m) trailed FOX (11.67m) and led NBC (8.10m) and ABC (6.77m). Season-to-date in viewers, CBS (11.38m) leads FOX (9.79m), ABC (9.75m) and NBC (8.81m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.0/07, with NBC) and averaged a 2.3/06 in adults 18-49. For the season, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.2/09, with both NBC and ABC).
For the week in households, CBS (6.1/10) was -12% behind FOX (6.9/11) and +20% ahead of NBC (5.1/08) and +39% in ABC (4.4/07). Season-to-date in households, CBS is first (7.2/12), +14% ahead of ABC (6.3/10), +22% ahead of FOX (5.9/10) and +29% ahead of NBC (5.6/09).
CBS's Weekly Highlights:
? CSI: NY was first in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.51m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.2/08).
? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (8.6/13), viewers (13.27m), second behind the first run "Celebrity Apprentice" in adults 25-54 (4.2/10, -0.1 behind NBC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.3/08, with FOX). CSI was Thursday's #1 program in viewers and households.
? WITHOUT A TRACE (R) was first in households (8.1/14), viewers (11.72m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.7/08).
? GARTH BROOKS: LIVE IN LA! (S) won its time slot in households (5.0/08), viewers (8.17m), finished second in adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06, -0.2 behind FOX).
? NUMB3RS (R) was first in households (4.7/08) and viewers (6.89m).
? SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS (S) was second in households (3.6/06), viewers (5.86m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).
? 60 MINUTES was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (14.48m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.7/08, with ABC). 60 MINUTES was the night's #1 program in households and viewers.
? HALLMARK HALL OF FAME "The Russell Girl" (S) won the 9:00-11:00PM time slot in households (8.6/13), viewers (12.73m), was second in adults 25-54 (3.2/07) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.2/05, with NBC). Compared to the December 2, 2007's HALLMARK HALL OF FAME ("Pictures of Hollis Woods"), "The Russell Girl" was up +16% in households (from 7.4/11), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/05) and added +1.38m viewers (from 11.35m, +12%).
CBS top programs of the week: #4 60 MINUTES (an average of 14.48m viewers), #9 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (13.27m), #11 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: "The Russell Girl" (S) (12.73m), #12 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.67m), #13 NCIS (R) (11.95m), #14 WITHOUT A TRACE (11.72m), #15 TWO AND A HALF MEN SPECIAL (R) (S) (11.58m), #16 CSI: NY (11.51m), #17 SHARK - 8PM SPECIAL (S) (11.03m), #19 CSI: MIAMI SPECIAL (R) (S) (10.50m) and #30 CSI: NY THURSDAY 8PM (R) (S) (8.49m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #18:
CBS: 22 hours
NBC: 22 hours
ABC: 22 hours
FOX: 15 hours