CBS WINS IN VIEWERS FOR THE 10TH TIME IN 11 WEEKS THIS SEASON
The Season Finale of "The Amazing Race 15" Sprints to its Largest Audience
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's" Annual Visit Sweeps its Time Period
CBS placed first in viewers for the 10th time in 11 weeks this season with a combination of first-run broadcasts, specials and rebroadcasts, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 6, week 11 of the 2009-2010 television season.
The week included special broadcasts of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT as well as the season finale of the 15th edition of THE AMAZING RACE.
For the week in viewers: CBS (8.81m), ABC (7.93m), NBC (7.67m) and FOX (7.58m). Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (11.94m), ahead of ABC (10.20m), FOX (9.39m) and NBC (7.83m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 2.9/07 in adults 25-54 and 2.3/06 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.2/09).
For the week in households: CBS (5.6/09), ahead of ABC (4.9/08), NBC (4.7/08) and FOX (4.6/07). Season-to-date, CBS is first (7.4/12), ahead of ABC (6.5/11), FOX (5.6/09) and NBC (4.9/08).
CBS's Weekly Highlights:
? NCIS 9PM SPECIAL (R) (S) won its time slot in households (9.3/15) and viewers (14.28m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).
? THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW (S) was second in households (5.2/09), viewers (8.01m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).
? RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (8:00-9:01PM) was first in viewers (10.59m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12), adults 18-49 (3.8/11), adults 18-34 (2.6/08), children 2-11 (5.7/18), children 6-11 (5.0/16) and tied for first in households (5.6/09, with NBC).
? GRAMMYS NOMINATIONS CONCERT (S) (9:01-10:01PM, 3.9/06, 6.28m) was second in adults 25-54 (2.6/06), adults 18-49 (2.3/06) and adults 18-34 (1.7/05).
? SURVIVOR: SAMOA won its time period in households (7.5/12), viewers (12.82m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.9/11).
? THE MENTALIST (R) won its time period in households (7.1/12) and viewers (10.74m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07) � beating "The Jay Leno Show" in these measures.
? THE AMAZING RACE 15 was second in households (7.0/11), viewers (12.30m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09). This was THE AMAZING RACE 15's best households and viewers deliveries this season, matching its best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performances. Compared to last year's finale (on the same night last year), THE AMAZING RACE was up +13% in households, +15% in adults 25-54, +19% in adults 18-49 and added +1.79m viewers (from 10.51m, +17%).
CBS top programs of the week: #3 NCIS 9PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (an average of 14.28m viewers); #7 SURVIVOR: SAMOA (12.82m); #9 THE AMAZING RACE 15 (12.30m); #10 60 MINUTES (12.05m); #11 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (11.38m); #13 THE MENTALIST (R) (10.74m); #14 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (10.59m); #16 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (10.09m); #19 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9.90m); #20 COLD CASE (P) (9.64m); #21 CSI: MIAMI (R) (9.48m) and #27 CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS (S) (8.95m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #11:
CBS � 21 hours, 22 minutes
NBC � 20 hours, 45 minutes
ABC � 21 hours, 22 minutes
FOX � 15 hours