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[06/16/09 - 11:57 AM]
The Mentalist Is the #1 Scripted Show of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[via press release from CBS]

"THE MENTALIST" IS THE #1 SCRIPTED SHOW OF THE WEEK

CBS Has Six of the Top 10 Programs of the Week and Delivers 11 of the Top 20

CBS Delivers at Least Half of the Top 20 Programs for the 12th Week in a Row

CBS was second in viewers a week with championship sporting events on both NBC and ABC, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 14, week 38 of the 2008-09 television year.

CBS had the week's top 12 scripted programs. CBS had six of the top 10 programs of the week and delivered 11 of the top 20. This is the twelfth consecutive week CBS had at least half of the top 20 programs for the 12th week in a row.

TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) was the #1 sitcom in viewers, #1 scripted series in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. TWO AND A HALF MEN was the #1 sitcom in viewers and adults 25-54 for the 18th consecutive airing, #1 sitcom in adults 18-49 for the 17th airing in 18 broadcasts.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.94m), ABC, (7.27m), FOX (5.05m) and NBC (5.01m).

For the week in key demos: CBS scored adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

For the week In households: CBS (4.6/08), ABC (4.4/08), and NBC and FOX (3.2/06, each).

Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.43m), ABC (5.99m), NBC (5.54m) and FOX (5.38m). In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.9/09), ABC (3.7/07), NBC (3.6/06) and FOX (3.4/06).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in adults 25-54 (2.7/08), second in households (4.3/08), viewers (6.495m, -0.003m behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/07).

? HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (R) (3.9/07, 5.80m) was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.6/07, with ABC), second in adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) won its time slot in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.52m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). TWO AND A HALF MEN was Monday's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? THE BIG BANG THEORY (P) (R) was first in adults 25-54 (3.5/09), tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.7/07, with ABC), second in both households (4.9/08) and viewers (7.82m).

? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.21m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and tied first in adults 18-49 (2.1/06, with NBC).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (7.2/13), viewers (11.05m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/06, with NBC).

? THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.62m), second in adults 25-54 (3.4/09).

? CSI: NY (R) was first in households (5.5/10), viewers (8.02m), adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

? THE MENTALIST (R) (10:01-11:00PM) was second in households (6.1/10), viewers (8.94m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05) behind the NBA Finals.

? 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) was first in households (3.4/07), viewers (5.05m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (1.0/03). 48 HOURS MYSTERY was the night's #1 program in households and viewers.

? 60 MINUTES (R) (7:06-8:06PM) was first in households (5.2/10), viewers (7.64m) and adults 25-54 (1.4/05) in the 7:00 PM hour.

CBS top programs of the week: #5 THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) (an average of 11.62m viewers), #6 NCIS (R) (11.05m), #7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (9.52m), #8 THE MENTALIST (R) (8.94m), #9 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY (R) (8.85m), #10 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (8.74m), #14 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (8.34m), #15 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.21m), #16 CSI: NY (R) (8.02m), #18 THE BIG BANG THEORY (P) (R) (7.82m), #19 60 MINUTES (R) (7.64m), #22 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (6.60m), #23 COLD CASE (R) (6.50m), #24 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.495m), #25 WITHOUT A TRACE SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.488m), #28 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (R) (5.80m) and #30 FLASHPOINT (R) (5.58m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #38:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours





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· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· FLASHPOINT (ION)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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