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[06/23/09 - 11:13 AM]
CBS Dominates the Week's Program Rankings with 9 of the Top 10 Most Watched Programs (90%) and 16 of the Top 20 (80%)
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 15-21.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS DOMINATES THE WEEK'S PROGRAM RANKINGS WITH 9 OF THE TOP 10 MOST WATCHED PROGRAMS (90%) AND 16 OF THE TOP 20 (80%)

Network Is First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"NCIS" Is the Week's No. 1 Program in Viewers; "Two and a Half Men" Ranks First Among Scripted Series in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Has the No. 1 Program on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 and dominated the week's program rankings with 9 of the Top 10 and 16 of the Top 20, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 21, week 39 of the 2008-2009 television year.

NCIS (R) #1, TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) #2, THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) #3, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) #4, THE MENTALIST (R) #5, THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) #7, 60 MINUTES (R) #8, CSI: MIAMI (R) #9 and CRIMINAL MINDS (R) #10 were the week's most watched programs.

CBS had the top program of the night on Monday (TWO AND A HALF MEN), Tuesday (NCIS), Thursday (CSI), Saturday (48 HOURS MYSTERY) and Sunday (60 MINUTES).

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.96m), FOX (4.73m), NBC (4.57m) and ABC (3.68m). Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.36m), ahead of ABC (5.51m), NBC (5.39m) and FOX (5.30m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.4/05). Summer-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54.

For the week in households: CBS (4.7/09), ABC (3.1/06), FOX (3.0/06) and ABC (2.4/04). In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.9/09) ahead of both NBC and ABC (3.5/06, each) and FOX (3.3/06).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) won its time slot in households (6.5/11), viewers (10.19m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08). TWO AND A HALF MEN was the week's top scripted program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

? THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (8.42m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, -0.1 behind ABC).

? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.25m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (6.9/13), viewers (10.39m), adults 25-54 (2.6/08) and second in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, -0.1 behind NBC).

? THE MENTALIST (R) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.17m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).

? CSI: NY (R) was first in households (5.2/09), viewers (7.80m), adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05).

? NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (5.1/10), viewers (7.60m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.1/07, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (9.72m), second in adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

? THE MENTALIST (R) won its time slot in households (6.1/11), viewers (8.97m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06). THE MENTALIST beat the competition combined by +42% in households (vs. 4.3/08), +25% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.0/06), +29% in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.4/05) and by +3.09m viewers (vs. 5.88m, +53%).

? 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) was first in households (3.7/07) viewers (5.28m), adults 25-54 (1.5/05) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04). 48 HOURS MYSTERY was the night's #1 program in households and viewers.

? 60 MINUTES (R) was first in households (5.5/12), viewers (8.31m), second behind NBC's golf run over in both adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04). 60 MINUTES was the night's #1 prime program in households and viewers.

? MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) was first in households (4.1/08), viewers (6.25m), tied for second in adults 25-54 (1.6/05, with FOX, -0.1 behind NBC's "Merlin").

CBS top programs of the week: #1 NCIS (R) (an average of 10.39m viewers), #2 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (10.19m), #3 THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) (10.12m), #4 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9.72m), #5 THE MENTALIST (R) (8.97m), #7 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (8.42m), #8 60 MINUTES (R) (8.31m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.25m), #10 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (8.04m), #13 CSI: NY (R) (7.80m), #14 NCIS THURSDAY 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.60m), #15 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY (R) (7.20m), #17 COLD CASE (R) (6.75m), #18 WITHOUT A TRACE SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.70m), #19 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) (6.25m), #20 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.05m), #22 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (R) (5.67m) and #27 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) (5.28m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #39:

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)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MERLIN (SYFY)
· MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









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