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[05/15/12 - 10:24 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Heads to the Season's Finish Line First for the Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS HEADS TO THE SEASON'S FINISH LINE FIRST FOR THE WEEK IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

CBS On Pace to Post Growth in All Key Measures

CBS Has Eight of the Week's Top 10 Scripted Series, Led by "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "The Big Bang Theory," "Person of Interest" and "The Mentalist"

"The Big Bang Theory" was Top Scripted Series in Adults 18-49

CBS placed first in viewers, adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 for the second consecutive week with eight of the top 10 scripted programs, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 13, Week 34 of the 2011-2012 season.

With 10 days remaining in the season, CBS will place first in viewers (11.74m) and adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08, -0.2 behind FOX) with year-to-year growth of +3% in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and +1% in viewers.

For the week in viewers, CBS had eight of the 10 top scripted programs led by NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE BIG BANG THEORY, PERSON OF INTEREST and THE MENTALIST (the top five), followed by CRIMINAL MINDS, TWO AND A HALF MEN and UNFORGETTABLE.

In adults 18-49, THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week's top scripted program (tie). THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN and 2 BROKE GIRLS were all top 10 performers with NCIS, MIKE & MOLLY, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, CRIMINAL MINDS, SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD FINALE (S), SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT placing in the top 20.

For the week in viewers: CBS (10.04m), ABC (7.92m), FOX (7.34m) and NBC (5.62m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.74m), FOX (8.88m), ABC (8.36m) and NBC (7.41m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.3/07, with FOX) for the second straight week.

For the week in households: CBS (6.3/11), ABC (5.1/09), FOX (4.5/08) and NBC (3.6/06). Season-to-date: CBS (7.3/12), ABC (from 5.4/09), FOX (5.3/09) and NBC (4.6/07).

For the first 17 days of the May 2012 sweep, CBS was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.75m) and adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and was a strong second in adults 18-49 (2.1/06, -0.1 behind FOX).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and second in households (7.0/10), viewers (11.43m) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10). TWO AND A HALF MEN was the night's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tied with "The Voice").

MIKE & MOLLY (6.3/09, 10.14m) was second in adults 25-54 (4.2/09) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

-- On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (9.3/15) and viewers (14.53m) and second in both adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).

NCIS was first in households (11.7/19), viewers (18.20m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10). Compared to last week, NCIS was up +5% in households (from 11.1/18), even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +620,000 viewers (from 17.58m, +3%). NCIS was the night's #1 program in households and viewers and the #1 scripted show in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (9.2/14) and viewers (14.56m) and second behind "The Voice Results Show" season finale in both adults 25-54 (4.1/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD was second in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.97m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/09). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +7% in households (from 5.7/10), +8% in both adults 5-54 (from 3.6/10) and adults 18-49 (from 2.6/08) and added +540,000 viewers (from 9.43m, +6%).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION's season finale was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.73m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). Compared to last week, CSI was up +8% in households (from 6.3/10), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/08), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06) and added +980,000 viewers (from 9.75m, +10%).

On Thursday, CBS was first in households (7.6/13) and viewers (12.30m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.9/10, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.9/09, -0.1 behind FOX). In the common 8:00-10:00 PM hours, CBS beat FOX in both adults 25-54 (4.2/11 vs. 4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09 vs. 3.0/09).

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.72m), adults 25-54 (5.7/17), adults 18-49 (4.4/15) and adults 18-34 (2.9/12) and second in households (8.2/15). Compared to last year's season finale (on May 19, 2011), THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +19% in households (from 6.9/12), +24% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/16), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/12), +4% in adults 18-34 (from 2.8/10) and added +2.42m viewers (from 11.30m, +21%). THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday's #1 program in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was second in households (5.3/09), viewers (8.78m), adults 25-54 (3.6/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/09).

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (8.1/13) and viewers (12.96m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07). Compared to last week, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/07) and was even in adults 25-54.

THE MENTALIST was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (12.62m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

-- On Friday, CBS was first in households (5.5/10) and viewers (8.55m) and second in adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04). CBS won 33 of 34 Fridays this season in viewers. ABC was first in key adult demos.

UNDERCOVER BOSS was first in households (3.8/07) and viewers (5.83m), second in adults 25-54 (1.6/05) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.1/04, with FOX).

CSI: NY was first in households (6.0/11) and viewers (9.11m) and tied for second in both adults 25-54 (1.7/05, with NBC) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04, with NBC). Compared to last week, CSI: NY was up +2% in households (from 5.9/10) and added +50,000 viewers (from 9.06m, +1%).

BLUE BLOODS was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.73m) and adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.3/04, -0.1 behind ABC). BLUE BLOODS was up +5% in households (from 6.6/12), even in adults 25-54 and added +370,000 viewers (from 10.36m, +4%) compared to last week. BLUE BLOODS was Friday's #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54.

60 MINUTES was first in households (6.3/13) and viewers (9.39m) and second in both adults 25-54 (1.9/06, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (1.2/05).

SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD FINALE (S) (8:00-10:08 PM) was first in viewers (10.34m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.9/09, with ABC) and was second in both households (5.8/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).

SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD REUNION SHOW (S) (10:09-11:00 PM) was second in households (4.4/07), viewers (7.72m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06).

CBS top programs of the week: #1 NCIS (an average of 18.20m viewers), #5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.56m), #6 THE BIG BANG THEORY (13.72m), #8 PERSON OF INTEREST (12.96m), #9 THE MENTALIST (12.62m), #12 CRIMINAL MINDS (11.62m), #13 TWO AND A HALF MEN (11.43m), #15 UNFORGETTABLE (10.84m), #17 (tie) BLUE BLOODS (10.73m), #17 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10.73m), #20 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD FINALE (S) (10.34m), #21 MIKE & MOLLY (10.14m), #22 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD (9.97m), #25 HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.388m), #26 60 MINUTES (9.386m), #27 CSI: NY (9.11m), #28 2 BROKE GIRLS (8.99m), #29 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8.78m) and #30 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD REUNION (S) (7.72m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #34:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 16 hours





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· UNDERCOVER BOSS (CBS)
· UNFORGETTABLE (CBS)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)











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