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11.27.2007

CBS GIVES THANKS FOR ANOTHER WEEKLY WIN IN VIEWERS

With Three Days Remaining in the November Sweep, CBS Leads in Viewers and Adults 25-54; Strong Second in Adults 18-49

  

"Criminal Minds" Tops "Private Practice" in Adults 18-49 for the Second Consecutive Week as CBS Wins Wednesday in Adults 18-49 Again

  

"Survivor: China," "CSI" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to Its Third Straight Thursday Win in Adults 18-49

  

CBS Dramatic Friday ("Ghost Whisperer," "Moonlight" and "Numb3rs") Gives CBS Its Eighth Victory in Nine Weeks in Viewers and All Key Demographics

  

"NCIS" is First in Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos for the Seventh Time This Season

  

 CBS placed first in viewers and a strong second in adults 18-49 behind strong Thanksgiving week performances by the Network's veteran series, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 25, the ninth week of the 2007-2008 television season.

 

With three nights left in the November 2007 sweep, CBS is first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.00m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.4/09, -0.2 behind ABC). 

  

Highlighting the week were CRIMINAL MINDS, which topped "Private Practice" in adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week, SURVIVOR: CHINA, CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE, which gave CBS its third straight November Thursday victory in adults 18-49, the continued success of the Network's Friday dramas and NCIS, winning its time period in all key measures for the seventh time this season.

 

For the week in viewers, CBS (11.71m) topped ABC (11.57m), NBC (9.06m) and FOX (6.58m). Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.18m), ahead of ABC (11.58m), FOX (9.12m) and NBC (8.78m). 

 

For the week in households, CBS (7.3/12) was tied with ABC and +33% ahead of NBC (5.5/09) and +83% ahead of FOX (4.0/07). In households, season-to-date, CBS is  first (7.7/13), +1% ahead of ABC (7.6/12), +38% ahead of FOX (5.6/09) and +40% ahead of NBC (5.5/09). 

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (4.2/10, -0.1 behind ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.3/09, with NBC).  Season-to-date, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09).

 CSI: MIAMI was first in households (10.4/17), viewers (15.83m), adults 25-54 (6.1/15) and adults 18-49 (4.9/12).  This matches CSI: MIAMI's best delivery this season in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. 

 

 NCIS was first in households (10.8/17), viewers (17.34m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10).  This NCIS's 8th consecutive time period win in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and seventh win in eight weeks in adults 18-49. 

 

-- CBS was first in households (7.5/13), viewers (12.47m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09) for the second consecutive Wednesday.  This season, CBS has placed first on Wednesday five times in nine weeks in both households and viewers and three times in the last four weeks in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

   

 CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (9.6/16), viewers (15.88m), adults 25-54 (5.3/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11).  This is CRIMINAL MINDS's second consecutive time period in adults 18-49.  CRIMINAL MINDS has topped "Private Practice" in households and viewers in every head-to-head match-up since 10/3/07 and in adults 25-54 since 10/17/07. 

 

 CSI: NY was first in households (8.9/16), viewers (14.56m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/11). 

 

-- On Thanksgiving night, CBS was first in households (7.4/14), viewers (12.86m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11).  CBS has won all four Thursdays in the November sweep so far in households, viewers and adults 25-54, the last three Thursdays in adults 18-49.  CBS has won eight of nine Thursdays in households, viewers and adults 25-54, placed first on five of nine Thursdays this season in adults 18-49.

 

 SURVIVOR: CHINA SPECIAL (S) was first in households (6.2/12), viewers (11.58m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11).  SURVIVOR: CHINA has won its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for 10 consecutive weeks. 

  

 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION SPECIAL (S) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (8.5/16), viewers (14.75m), second in adults 25-54 (5.3/13) and adults 18-49 (4.2/12). 

 

 WITHOUT A TRACE SPECIAL (S) was first in households (7.5/15), viewers (12.21m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). 

 

-- Friday, CBS was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.14m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09), adults 18-49 (2.5/07) and adults 18-34 (1.7/06).  CBS has finished first every Friday this season in households, viewers and adults 25-54, first in adults 18-49 eight Fridays out of nine this season. 

 

 GHOST WHISPERER was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.98m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10), adults 18-49 (2.7/08) and adults 18-34 (1.8/07). 

 

 MOONLIGHT was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/07, with NBC), second in households (4.7/08), viewers (7.32m), adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.2 behind NBC) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (1.5/06, with CW and -0.2 behind NBC). 

  

 NUMB3RS was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (10.12m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/08, -0.1 behind NBC).  NUMB3RS has been first in households and adults 25-54 every week this season and first in viewers for the last eight weeks. 

 

-- CBS's Sunday NFL run over posted a 15.4/25 with 25.07m viewers from 7:00-7.56PM, leading the time period in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (9.6/23) and adults 18-49 (8.2/22).  The entire game posted a 13.7/25 with 21.87m viewers, topping NBC's prime game (13.4/21, 21.81m). 

 

 60 MINUTES (7:56-8:56PM) was first from 8:00-9:00PM in households (10.5/16) and viewers (16.13m). 

 

  THE AMAZING RACE 12 (7.2/10, 11.80m from 8:56-9:56 PM) delivered more than 10 million viewers over four consecutive episodes since November 19 through December 10, 2006. 

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #5 NCIS (an average of 17.34m viewers), #7 60 MINUTES (16.13m), #8 CRIMINAL MINDS (15.88m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (15.83m), #11 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (14.75m), #12 CSI: NY (14.56m), #15 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.91m), #16 COLD CASE (12.98m), #20 WITHOUT A TRACE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (12.21m),  #21 THE AMAZING RACE 12 (11.80m), #23 SURVIVOR: CHINA THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (S) (11.58m), #24 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (11.48m) and #28 THE UNIT (10.76m). 

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #9:

 

CBS:    22 hours

NBC:   21 ½ hours

ABC:   22 hours

FOX    15 hours

 

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                    

Week #9 of 2007-08 Season (ending: 11/25/07)                                                                                             

                                                                                               

                        2007-08                       2006-07                                  

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 7.3       12                    7.7       13                    -5%

NBC                5.5       9                      6.2       10                    -11%

ABC                7.3       12                    6.6       11                    +11%

FOX                4.0       7                      5.1       8                      -22%

                                                                                                                                               

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 11,708                         12,226                         -4%

NBC                9,061                           9,734                           -7%

ABC                11,566                         10,623                         +9%

FOX                6,578                           8,353                           -21%

                                                                                               

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.2       10                    4.3       11                    -2%

NBC                3.7       9                      3.8       10                    -3%

ABC                4.3       11                    4.3       11                    n.c.

FOX                2.7       6                      3.5       9                      -23%

                                                                                                                                   

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 3.3       9                      3.3       9                      n.c.

NBC                3.3       9                      3.3       9                      n.c.

ABC                3.6       10                    3.9       11                    -8%

FOX                2.5       7                      3.4       9                      -26%

 

A18-34                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.2       7                      2.2       7                      n.c.

NBC                2.8       9                      2.6       8                      +8%

ABC                2.7       8                      3.2       10                    -16%

FOX                2.5       8                      3.2       10                    -22%

                                                                                               

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                    

                                                                                               

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/07-11/25/07)                                                                                           

                        2007-08                       2006-07                                  

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 7.7       13                    8.4       14                    -8%

NBC                5.5       9                      6.7       11                    -18%

ABC                7.6       12                    7.7       12                    -1%

FOX                5.6       9                      5.3       9                      +6%

                                                                                                                                               

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 12,176                         13,085                         -7%

NBC                8,776                           10,345                         -15%

ABC                11,578                         11,890                         -3%

FOX                9,115                           8,293                           +10%

                                                                                                                                   

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 4.5       11                    5.0       12                    -10%

NBC                3.8       9                      4.3       11                    -12%

ABC                4.5       11                    4.8       12                    -6%

FOX                3.6       9                      3.3       8                      +9%

                                                                                                                                   

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 3.5       9                      3.9       11                    -10%

NBC                3.4       9                      3.8       10                    -11%

ABC                3.8       10                    4.2       11                    -10%

FOX                3.4       9                      3.0       8                      +13%

                                                                                               

A18-34                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.4       7                      2.7       8                      -11%

NBC                3.0       9                      3.1       10                    -3%

ABC                3.0       9                      3.4       11                    -12%

FOX                3.2       9                      2.8       9                      +14%

 

 

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    11/19/2007  -  11/25/2007                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Persons 2+ (000)

1. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                       ABC    22849

2. NBC Sunday Night Football             Eagles vs. Patriots                     NBC    21810

3. Dancing With Stars Result-Tuesday                                      ABC    20955

4. Desperate Housewives                                                                     ABC    18638

5. NCIS                                                                                               CBS     17341

6. House                                                                                              FOX    16887

7. 60 MINUTES                                                                                  CBS     16134

8. CRIMINAL MINDS                                                                       CBS     15884

9. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                    CBS     15832

10. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                      ABC    15034

11. CSI - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL                                  (S)       CBS     14749

12. CSI: NY                                                                                        CBS     14556

13. Samantha Who?                                                                             ABC    14384

14. Grey's Anatomy Special-11/22                                           (S)       ABC    14111

15. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                           CBS     13913

16. COLD CASE                                                                                CBS     12983

17. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick-Off                                                   NBC    12907

18. Bachelor: After Final Rose                                      (S)       ABC    12304

19. Brothers & Sisters                                                                          ABC    12254

20. WITHOUT A TRACE-THANKSGIVING SPECIAL       (S)       CBS     12213

 

                                   

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    11/19/2007  -  11/25/2007                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adults 25-54

1. NBC Sunday Night Football Eagles vs. Patriots                    NBC    9.3

2. Desperate Housewives                                                                     ABC    7.8

3. House                                                                                              FOX    7.5

4. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                       ABC    7.4

5. Dancing With the Stars Result-Tuesday                                             ABC    6.4

6. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                             CBS     6.3

7. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                    CBS     6.1

8. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                                    ABC    5.8

9. Grey's Anatomy Special-11/22                                             (S)       ABC    5.7

9. Samantha Who?                                                                               ABC    5.7

11. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick-Off                                                   NBC    5.5

12. Brothers & Sisters                                                                          ABC    5.3

12. CRIMINAL MINDS                                                                     CBS     5.3

12. CSI - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL                                  (S)       CBS     5.3

12. Heroes                                                                                           NBC    5.3

16. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT                                                        CBS     5.2

16. NCIS                                                                                             CBS     5.2

18. 60 MINUTES                                                                                CBS     5.1

19. CSI: NY                                                                                        CBS     4.9

19. Bachelor: After Final Rose                                      (S)       ABC    4.9

19. The Bachelor                                                                                  ABC    4.9

                                               

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    11/19/2007  -  11/25/2007                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adults 18-49

1. NBC Sunday Night Football Eagles vs. Patriots                    NBC    8.6

2. Desperate Housewives                                                                     ABC    7.0

3. House                                                                                              FOX    6.8

4. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                       ABC    5.6

5. Grey's Anatomy Special-11/22                                             (S)       ABC    5.1

5. Heroes                                                                                             NBC    5.1

7. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                             CBS     5.0

7. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                                    ABC    5.0

7. Dancing With the Stars Result-Tuesday                                             ABC    5.0

7. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick-Off                                                     NBC    5.0

11. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                  CBS     4.9

12. Brothers & Sisters                                                                          ABC    4.7

12. Family Guy                                                                         FOX    4.7

12. Samantha Who?                                                                             ABC    4.6

15. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT                                                        CBS     4.2

15. The Bachelor                                                                                  ABC    4.2

15. CSI - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL                                  (S)       CBS     4.2

18. Simpsons                                                                                        FOX    4.1

18. Family Guy Special-11/25 9:30P                                        (R)(S)  FOX    4.1

18. Bachelor: After Final Rose                                      (S)       ABC    4.1

 

 

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