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12.04.2007

"TWO AND A HALF MEN" HITS SEASON HIGH RATINGS IN VIEWERS, MATCHES BEST ADULT 18-49 RATING AND TOPS "SAMANTHA WHO" IN FIRST HEAD-TO-HEAD FIRST RUN MATCHUP

CBS Wins its First Monday of the Season in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

  

"Criminal Minds" Posts Best Deliveries Since Last February and Wins Time Period in Adults 18-49 for the Third Consecutive Week

  

"NCIS" Places First in Its Time Period for the Ninth Time This Season; CBS's Top Program of the Week

  

"Survivor: China" Keeps Season-Long Winning Streak Going with Its 11th Consecutive Victory in Viewers and Key Demographics

 

CBS Wins Four Consecutive Thursdays in Adults 18-49

 

TWO AND A HALF MEN and CRIMINAL MINDS hit season high ratings, NCIS won its time period for the ninth time this season, SURVIVOR: CHINA placed first for the 11th consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 2, week 10 of the 2007-2008 television season.

 

In a week that included the final three days of the November sweep, CBS claimed its first Monday win in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and ran its Thursday adult 18-49 winning streak to four.

 

For the week in viewers, CBS (10.55m) trailed ABC (12.45m) and topped FOX (8.32m) and NBC (8.20m). Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.17m), ahead of ABC (11.78m), FOX (9.13m) and NBC (8.82m). 

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/09) while averaging a 2.7/07 in adults 18-49.  Season-to-date, CBS is second in adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09).

 

For the week in households, CBS (6.8/11) trailed ABC (7.7/12) by -12% and topped NBC (5.3/08) by +28% and FOX (5.2/08) by +31%.  Season-to-date, CBS is tied with ABC (7.7/12, each) and +38% ahead of both NBC and FOX (5.6/09, each). 

 

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

 

-- On Monday, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (5.1/11), adults 18-49 (4.0/10), second in households (7.8/12) and viewers (12.21m).  This is CBS's first first-place finish on a Monday night in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 this season. 

 

 TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (9.4/14), viewers (15.26m), adults 25-54 (6.3/13) and second in adults 18-49 (5.0/11).  This is TWO AND A HALF MEN's best delivery this season in households and viewers, matches the best delivery in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 this season. 

 

-- Compared to the time period premiere of "Samantha Who?", TWO AND A HALF MEN posted a +19% advantage in households (vs. 7.9/11), +40% in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.5/09), +35% in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.7/08) and by +3.57m viewers (vs. 11.69m, +31%). 

  

 NCIS was first in households (10.8/16), viewers (17.04m), second in adults 25-54 (4.7/11).  This is the 9th consecutive time period win in households and viewers for NCIS.  

 

 CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (10.0/15), viewer (16.23m), adults 25-54 (5.5/13) and adults 18-49 (4.5/11).  This is CRIMINAL MINDS third consecutive time period win in these measures.  CRIMINAL MINDS posted season highs in both viewers and adults 18-49, the best delivery for the program since February 7, 2007 (the first Wednesday episode after the Super Bowl). 

  

-- Thursday, CBS was first in households (7.8/12), viewers (11.90m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09).  CBS has won 9 of the 10 Thursdays this season in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and last five Thursdays in a row in these measures.  CBS has placed first 6 of 10 Thursdays this season in adults 18-49 and won the last four Thursdays in a row.   

 

 SURVIVOR: CHINA was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.57m), adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12).  SURVIVOR: CHINA has won its time period for 11 consecutive weeks in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

  

 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in households (8.2/12), viewers (12.33m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.4/08). 

  

  WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (10:01-11:00PM) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (9.76m), second behind a first run episode of "ER" in adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06). 

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #6 NCIS (an average of 17.04m viewers), #8 CRIMINAL MINDS (16.23m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (15.58m), #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (15.26m), #13 CSI: NY (14.19m), #14 SURVIVOR: CHINA (13.57m), #17 60 MINUTES (13.24m), #19 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (12.33m), #23 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (R) (11.58m), #24 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: "Pictures of Hollis Woods" (S) (11.35m), #25 THE AMAZING RACE 12 (11.26m) and #28 THE UNIT (10.56m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #10:

 

CBS:    22 hours

NBC:   21 ½ hours

ABC:   22 hours

FOX    15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                    

Week #10 of 2007-08 Season (ending: 12/2/07)                                                                                             

                                                                                               

                        2007-08                       2006-07                                  

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 6.8       11                    7.5       12                    -9%

NBC                5.3       8                      6.7       11                    -21%

ABC                7.7       12                    6.4       10                    +20%

FOX                5.2       8                      5.2       8                      n.c.

                                                                                                                       

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 10,546                         11,781                         -10%

NBC                8,201                           10,372                         -21%

ABC                12,453                         10,110                         +23%

FOX                8,324                           8,212                           +1%

                                                                                                           

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 3.6       9                      4.4       11                    -18%

NBC                3.4       8                      4.3       10                    -21%

ABC                4.6       11                    4.1       10                    +12%

FOX                3.4       8                      3.5       8                      -3%

 

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 2.7       7                      3.4       9                      -21%

NBC                3.0       8                      3.7       10                    -19%

ABC                4.0       10                    3.5       9                      +14%

FOX                3.1       8                      3.2       9                      -3%                                                                                                                                        

A18-34                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 1.7       5                      2.4       7                      -29%

NBC                2.5       7                      3.1       9                      -19%

ABC                3.2       9                      2.9       9                      +10%

FOX                2.9       8                      3.0       9                      -3%                                        

                                                                                               

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                                                                                                        

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/07-12/2/07)                                                                                             

                        2007-08                       2006-07                                  

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 7.7       12                    8.3       13                    -7%

NBC                5.6       9                      6.7       11                    -16%

ABC                7.7       12                    7.6       12                    +1%

FOX                5.6       9                      5.3       9                      +6%

                                                                                                                                   

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                            (000)                            Chg

CBS                 12,173                         12,989                         -6%

NBC                8,822                           10,373                         -15%

ABC                11,776                         11,747                         n.c.

FOX                9,126                           8,304                           +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                4.6       11                    4.8       12                    -4%

FOX                3.7       9                      3.3       8                      +12%

                                                                                                                                   

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                    Rtg       Sh                    Chg

CBS                 3.5       9                      3.9       10                    -10%

NBC                3.4       9                      3.8       10                    -11%

ABC                3.9       10                    4.1       11                    -5%

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                3.1       9                      3.4       10                    -9%

FOX                3.2       9                      2.8       9                      +14%

                                                                       

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    11/26/2007  -  12/2/2007                              

 

Persons 2+ (000)

1. Dancing With the Stars Result-Tuesday                                             ABC    24875

2. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                       ABC    24234

3. Shrek the Halls                                                                     (S)       ABC    20830

4. Desperate Housewives                                                                     ABC    20650

5. How Grinch Stole Christmas                                     (R)(S)  ABC    18532

6. NCIS                                                                                               CBS     17040

7. House                                                                                              FOX    16965

8. CRIMINAL MINDS                                                                       CBS     16230

9. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                    CBS     15577

10. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                           CBS     15263

11. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                      ABC    14403

12. NBC Sunday Night Football           Bengals vs. Steelers                  NBC    14384

13. CSI: NY                                                                                        CBS     14191

14. SURVIVOR: CHINA                                                                    CBS     13566

15. Charlie Brown Christmas                                                    (R)(S)  ABC    13545

16. The OT                                                                                          FOX    13316

17. 60 MINUTES                                                                                CBS     13240

18. Brothers & Sisters                                                                          ABC    12560

19. CSI                                                                                    (R)       CBS     12326

20. Law and Order: SVU                                                                     NBC    12291

                                               

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    11/26/2007  -  12/2/2007                                          

 

                                                                                                                        Adults 25-54

1. Desperate Housewives                                                                                 ABC    8.8

2. Dancing With the Stars Result-Tuesday                                                         ABC    8.1

2. Shrek the Halls                                                                                 (S)       ABC    8.1

4. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                                   ABC    7.7

5. How Grinch Stole Christmas                                                 (R)(S)  ABC    7.5

5. House                                                                                                          FOX    7.3

7. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                                         CBS     6.3

8. NBC Sunday Night Football                         Bengals vs. Steelers                  NBC    6.2

9. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                                CBS     5.9

10. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                                  ABC    5.6

10. Brothers & Sisters                                                                                      ABC    5.6

12. CRIMINAL MINDS                                                                                 CBS     5.5

12. Heroes                                                                                                       NBC    5.5

14. SURVIVOR: CHINA                                                                                CBS     5.4

14. The OT                                                                                                      FOX    5.4

16. Law and Order: SVU                                                                                 NBC    5.3

17. CSI: NY                                                                                                    CBS     5.2

18. Charlie Brown Christmas                                                                (R)(S)  ABC    5.0

19. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT                                                        (R)       CBS     4.7

19. NCIS                                                                                                         CBS     4.7

19. Allstate BCS Select Show                                                              (S)       FOX    4.7

 

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849 for 11/26/2007 - 12/2/2007

 

 

Adults 18-49

1. Desperate Housewives                                                                                 ABC    7.8

2. Shrek the Halls                                                                                 (S)       ABC    7.1

3. House                                                                                                          FOX    7.0

4. How Grinch Stole Christmas                                                 (R)(S)  ABC    6.8

5. Dancing With the Stars Result-Tuesday                                                         ABC    6.4

6. Dancing With the Stars-Monday                                                                   ABC    6.0

7. NBC Sunday Night Football            Bengals vs. Steelers                  NBC    5.7

8. Heroes                                                                                                         NBC    5.3

9. The OT                                                                                                        FOX    5.0

9. TWO AND A HALF MEN                                                                         CBS     5.0

11. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                                                  ABC    4.8

12. Brothers & Sisters                                                                                      ABC    4.7

13. Law and Order: SVU                                                                                 NBC    4.6

13. CSI: MIAMI                                                                                              CBS     4.6

13. Charlie Brown Christmas                                                                (R)(S)  ABC    4.6

16. CRIMINAL MINDS                                                                                 CBS     4.5

16. SURVIVOR: CHINA                                                                                CBS     4.5

18. Allstate BCS Select Show                                                              (S)       FOX    4.3

19. CSI: NY                                                                                                    CBS     4.1

19. Big 12 Championship                      Oklahoma vs. Missouri (S)       ABC    4.1

 

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