CBS HEADS INTO THE NEW YEAR #1 IN PRIMETIME, LATE NIGHT AND DAYTIME
CBS Number One in Viewers in 14 of First 15 Week's of the Season
Dave and Craig Pace Late Night
"The Price is Right," Daytime's Number One Show and "The Young and the Restless" Keep CBS Daytime on Top
CBS enters 2010 as the number one network in primetime, late night and daytime, according to Nielsen most current ratings through Jan. 3.
With this week's win in viewers, CBS has now placed first in 14 of the season's 15 weeks. The Network is averaging 11.60 million viewers, nearly 2.5 million more than second-place ABC.
For the season, CBS is Number One in viewers on four nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). The Network has five of the top 10 and 12 of top 20 programs. CBS has the top four scripted programs and seven of the top 10 (NCIS, THE MENTALIST, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, CSI, CRIMINAL MINDS, TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY).
NCIS is the number one prime program averaging 20.6 million viewers, TWO AND A HALF MEN is the top comedy averaging 14.6 million viewers (THE BIG BANG THEORY is first in adults 18-49), NCIS: LOS ANGELES is the number one new series averaging 16.8 million viewers and THE GOOD WIFE is the number two new series with an average of 13.7 million viewers.
In late night, LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN leads "The Tonight Show" (4.22m vs. 2.55m) compared to trailing by -20% last year (4.00m vs. 5.03m).
LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON has a +39% advantage in viewers over "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.95m vs. 1.40m) compared to trailing by
-4% last year (1.91m vs. 1.98m).
CBS daytime has been number one for 1,081 of the last 1,083 weeks with and against regular schedules led by THE PRICE IS RIGHT, daytime's number one program, and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the top-rated daytime drama for 1,095 consecutive weeks. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is also up in all key women demographics versus last season (W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54).
For week 15 in viewers: CBS (8.26m), FOX (7.34m), ABC (6.43m) and NBC (5.09m). Season-to-date, CBS is first (11.60m), ahead of ABC (9.12m), FOX (8.70m) and NBC (7.67m).
For the week in households: CBS (5.2/09), FOX (4.2/07), ABC (3.8/06) and NBC (3.2/05). In households, season-to-date, CBS is first (7.2/12), ahead of ABC (5.7/09), FOX (5.2/08) and NBC (4.8/08).
CBS top programs of the week: #4 60 MINUTES (14.84m), #6 NCIS (R) (12.87m), #9 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (11.09m), #10 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (11.06m), #12 CSI: NY (R) (10.86m), #16 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (9.94m), #17 NCIS � SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (9.91m), #18 THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (S) (9.63m), #19 CSI: MIAMI (R) (9.49m), #24 THE MENTALIST SPECIAL � 12/31 (R) (S) (7.95m), #26 COLD CASE (R) (7.66m), #27 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION SPECIAL � 12/31 (R) (S) (7.21m), #29 COLD CASE 10PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.87m) and #30 48 HOURS MYSTERY (6.50m).