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[11/13/12 - 10:17 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers, Even with TV's Top Two Dramas and Top New Series Preempted
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 5-11.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS WINS WEEK IN VIEWERS, EVEN WITH TV'S TOP TWO DRAMAS AND TOP NEW SERIES PREEMPTED

"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Largest Audience Ever

"Two and Half Men," "Person of Interest," "Blue Bloods" and "48 Hours" All Hit Season Highs in Viewers

"Undercover Boss" Tops ABC Comedies in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS won in viewers for the sixth time in seven weeks even with television's top two dramas (NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES) and top new drama (VEGAS) preempted for election coverage, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 11, Week Seven of the 2012-2013 season.

THE BIG BANG THEORY, the week's #1 scripted program in key demographics, also delivered its largest audience ever (16.68m), while TWO AND A HALF MEN, PERSON OF INTEREST, BLUE BLOODS and 48 HOURS all hit season highs in viewers.

UNDERCOVER BOSS jumped +27% in adults 18-49 in its second broadcast and topped ABC comedies "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" in viewers and key demographics.

CBS had the top three scripted programs of the week: THE BIG BANG THEORY, PERSON OF INTEREST and TWO AND A HALF MEN and four of the top five (with CRIMINAL MINDS fifth).

CBS also had eight of the top 20 programs in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 - more than any other network.

For the week in viewers: CBS (9.34m), NBC (8.83m), ABC (8.00m) and FOX (6.34m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.66m), ABC (9.05m), NBC (8.79m) and FOX (7.12m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and averaged 2.2/06 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS and NBC are tied for first in adults 25-54, with CBS a solid second in adults 18-49.

For the week in households: CBS (6.0/10), NBC (5.4/09), ABC (5.1/08) and FOX (3.8/06). Season-to-date: CBS (7.4/12), ABC (5.8/09), NBC (5.5/09) and FOX (4.3/07).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

2 BROKE GIRLS (5.5/08, 9.01m) was second in adults 25-54 (4.0/08) and adults 18-49 (3.2/08). 2 BROKE GIRLS was Monday's #1 scripted program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.4/10) and viewers (10.31m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07).

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (7.8/12) and viewers (12.09m). CRIMINAL MINDS was up +7% in households (from 7.3/11), +3% in adults 25-54 (4.0/09 from 3.9/09) and added +480,000 viewers (from 11.61m, +4%) compared to the last non-breakout episode (on Oct. 24).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.33m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06). CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was up +5% in households (from 6.5/11) and added +380,000 viewers (from 9.95m, +4%) compared to the last non-breakout episode (on Oct. 24).

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.7/14), viewers (13.75m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).

THE BIG BANG THEORY swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.4/16), viewers (16.68m), adults 25-54 (6.9/17), adults 18-49 (5.1/15) and adults 18-34 (3.5/15). THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. THE BIG BANG THEORY posted series-high household ratings and viewer delivery, posted its best delivery in adults 25-54 since Feb. 9, 2012 and its best adults 18-49 delivery since Feb. 16, 2012.

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (8.8/13), viewers (14.07m), adults 25-54 (5.6/13) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11). TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best viewers delivery since Dec. 12, 2011, best adults 25-54 ratings since Feb. 20, 2012 and matched season-high adults 18-49 ratings.

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (9.4/14), viewers (14.87m) and adults 25-54 (4.4/10), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08). PERSON OF INTEREST posted its best deliveries in households and viewers since March 8, 2012, its best adults 25-54 performance since March 29, 2012 and matched its second-best adults 18-49 performance this season.

ELEMENTARY was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06). Compared to the last first-run, non-breakout episode (on Oct. 25), ELEMENTARY was up +4% in households (from 6.8/11), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07), even in adults 18-49 and added +590,000 viewers (from 10.31m, +6%).

UNDERCOVER BOSS was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.02m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06). Compared to the program's season premiere (a breakout) last week, UNDERCOVER BOSS was up +12% in households (from 5.2/09), +27% in both adults 25-54 (from 2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (from 1.5/05) and added +1.06m viewers (from 7.96m, +13%).

BLUE BLOODS won its time slot in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.32m) and adults 25-54 (2.2/06), and was second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05, -0.1 behind ABC). BLUE BLOODS posted its season-best deliveries in households and viewers, matched its season-best adults 18-49 ratings and matched its second-best adults 25-54 delivery this season.

48 HOURS was first in households (4.3/08) and was second in viewers (6.03m), adults 25-54 (1.7/05) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04). 48 HOURS posted its best deliveries in these measures since May 12, 2012.

CBS top programs of the week: #2 THE BIG BANG THEORY (an average of 16.68m viewers), #5 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.87m), #6 TWO AND A HALF MEN (14.07m), #9 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.09m), #12 60 MINUTES (11.39m), #13 BLUE BLOODS (11.32m), #14 ELEMENTARY (10.90m), #17 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10.33m), #18 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.31m), #19 THE MENTALIST (10.15m), #21 CSI: NY (9.72m), #23 AMAZING RACE 21 (9.18m), #25 THE GOOD WIFE (9.022m), #26 UNDERCOVER BOSS (9.015m), #27 2 BROKE GIRLS (9.013m) and #29 MIKE & MOLLY (8.78m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #7:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 21 hours

ABC - 21-3/4 hours

FOX - 15-1/2 hours





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· PARTNERS (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNDERCOVER BOSS (CBS)









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