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[04/14/09 - 12:17 PM]
CBS Wins Monday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 13.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS WINS MONDAY IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

"Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" All Post Gains Over Last First-Run Episodes

CBS placed first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 on Monday as all four comedies in the Network's top-rated comedy block posted gains over their last first-run episodes, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 13.

BIG BANG THEORY (6.1/10, 10.13m) was second in adults 18-49 (3.8/11) and adults 18-34 (2.8/11). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), BIG BANG THEORY was up +2% in households (from 6.0/09), +10% in adults 25-54 (4.5/11 from 4.1/11), even in adults 18-49 and added +390,000 viewers (from 9.74m, +4%).

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.7/09, 9.56m) was up +6% in households (from 5.4/08), +7% in adults 25-54 (4.6/11 from 4.3/10), +3% in adults 18-49 (4.0/11 from 3.9/10) and added +360,000 viewers (from 9.20m, +4%) from its last original episode (March 30, 2009).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in adults 18-49 (5.2/13), tied for first in adults 18-34 (3.7/10, with ABC), second in households (8.8/13), viewers (14.80m) and adults 25-54 (6.3/14, -0.1 behind ABC). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +4% in households (from 8.5/13), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 6.1/14), even in adults 18-49 and added +240,000 viewers (from 14.56m, +2%). TWO AND A HALF MEN is the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (11.57m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +6% in households (from 6.6/10), even in adults 25-54 and added +540,000 viewers (from 11.03m, +5%).

CSI MIAMI was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.33m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10).

For the night, CBS was first adults 25-54 (5.0/12), adults 18-49 (4.1/11), second in households (7.4/12), viewers (12.12m) and adults 18-34 (3.0/09).

Updated Monday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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

FINAL--CBS FINISHES FIRST MONDAY IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

"The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" All Post Gains Over Last First-Run Episodes

CBS placed first in adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 on Monday as all four comedies in the Network's top-rated comedy block posted gains over their last first-run episodes, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 13.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (6.0/09, 10.06m) was second in adults 18-49 (3.9/11) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (2.8/09, with ABC). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), BIG BANG THEORY was up +2% in adults 25-54 (4.5/11 from 4.4/11), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.8/11) and added +320,000 viewers (from 9.74m, +3%).

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.6/09, 9.60m) was up +4% in households (from 5.4/08), +7% in adults 25-54 (4.6/11 from 4.3/10), +5% in adults 18-49 (4.1/11 from 3.9/10) and added +400,000 viewers (from 9.20m, +4%) from its last original episode (March 30, 2009).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in adults 18-49 (5.3/13), tied for first in adults 18-34 (3.7/10, with ABC), second in households (8.8/13), viewers (15.03m) and adults 25-54 (6.4/14, -0.1 behind ABC). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +4% in households (from 8.5/13), +5% in adults 25-54 (from 6.1/14), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 5.2/13) and added +470,000 viewers (from 14.56m, +3%). TWO AND A HALF MEN is the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (11.60m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +6% in households (from 6.6/10), even in adults 25-54 and added +570,000 viewers (from 11.03m, +5%).

CSI MIAMI was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.39m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10).

For the night, CBS was first adults 25-54 (5.0/12), tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.1/11, with FOX), second in households (7.4/12), viewers (12.18m) and adults 18-34 (3.0/09).





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· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





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