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12.14.2010

CBS #1 IN VIEWERS AND A25-54 FOR 11TH TIME IN 12 WEEKS

 

"Criminal Minds" is the Top Scripted Program/Drama

  

"Mike & Molly" is the Week's Number One New Series

  

The Finale of "The Amazing Race 17" Crosses the Finish Line with its Largest Audience of the Season

  

"60 Minutes" Delivers its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since January

 

            CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 for the 11th time in 12 weeks and was second in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 12, week 12 of the 2010-2011 television season.

 

CRIMINAL MINDS, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE MENTALIST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE BIG BANG THEORY and a rebroadcast of NCIS were the week's top scripted programs. The finale of THE AMAZING RACE 17 delivered its largest audience of the season 

 

60 MINUTES, CBS's top program of the week in viewers, delivered its highest adult 18-49 rating since January.

 

            For the week in viewers:  CBS (10.52m), NBC (8.82m), ABC (7.04m) and FOX (5.65m).  Season-to-date, CBS (12.33m) is ahead of ABC (9.58m), NBC (8.15m) and FOX (7.95m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07).    Season-to-date, CBS is first in both adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09), up +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.1/10) and even in adults 18-49 compared to last season.

 

            For the week in households:  CBS (6.4/11), NBC (5.3/09), ABC (4.4/07) and FOX (3.5/05).  Season-to-date, CBS (7.5/12) is ahead of ABC (6.0/10), NBC (5.0/08) and FOX (4.7/08). 

 

 

 

 

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

 

-- On Monday, CBS was first in households (6.5/10), viewers (10.60m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).  CBS was first on Monday in adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.   

 

 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (9.26m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11), adults 18-49 (3.6/10) and adults 18-34 (3.1/10).  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER posted seasons highs in viewers.

 

 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was first in households (5.4/08), adults 25-54 (4.0/10), adults 18-49 (3.1/08) and second in viewers (8.78m).  RULES OF ENGAGEMENT posted its season best delivery in viewers and best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performance since Nov. 1, 2010. 

 

 TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (8.1/12), viewers (13.41m), adults 25-54 (5.4/12) and adults 18-49 (4.2/10). 

 

 MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (6.7/10), viewers (11.04m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and adults 18-49 (3.4/08). 

  

 HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in households (6.6/11), viewers (10.51m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08). 

 

 NCIS (R) was first in households (7.4/12) and viewers (11.81m).  NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers.

  

-- Wednesday, CBS was first in households (7.4/12), viewers (12.30m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).  CBS has won 10 of the last 12 Wednesdays in viewers, 9 of the last 12 in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

 

 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (12.13m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10). 

  

 CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.8/14), viewers (14.23m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09).  Compared to the November 17th broadcast (the last first run episode), CRIMINAL MINDS was Wednesday's #1 program in viewers. 

 

 THE DEFENDERS was first in households (6.6/12), viewers (10.54m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).  Compared to the November 17th broadcast (the last first run episode), THE DEFENDERS was up +12% in households (from 5.9/11), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/08), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/06) and added +1.07m viewers (from 9.47m, +12%). 

  

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (12.43m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). 

 

 THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (7.2/12), viewers (12.03m), adults 25-54 (5.0/14) and adults 18-49 (3.9/12).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

  

 $#*! MY DAD SAYS was first in households (5.7/09), viewers (9.40m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08). 

  

 THE MENTALIST was first in households (8.4/15), viewers (13.41m), second in adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

  

-- On Sunday, CBS was second in households (9.0/14), viewers (15.15m), adults 25-54 (5.2/12) and adults 18-49 (4.2/11).  CBS's late running football from 7:00-7:26PM posted a 19.0/32 with 33.08m viewers, 12.5/33 in adults 25-54 and 10.8/31 in adults 18-49. 

 

 60 MINUTES (7:26-8:26PM) was first in households (10.8/17), viewers (17.59m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.9/10, with NBC).  60 MINUTES posted its best delivery in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since Nov. 21, 2010, in adults 18-49 since Jan. 17, 2010. 

  

 THE AMAZING RACE 17 (8:26-9:26PM) was second in households (7.0/11), viewers (12.12m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and third in adults 18-49 (3.7/09).  THE AMAZING RACE 17 posted its best households and viewers performances of the season, matched the best adults 25-54 delivery and posted the best adults 18-49 ratings since October 10, 2010.  Compared last fall's finale, THE AMAZING RACE was even in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

  

 UNDERCOVER BOSS (9:26-10:26PM, 6.6/10, 11.09m) was second in viewers (11.09m), tied for second in both adults 25-54 (3.9/09, with ABC) and adults 18-49 (3.1/07, with ABC).  Compared to last week, UNDERCOVER BOSS was up +6% in households (from 6.2/09), +5% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/08), +15% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/06) and added +590,000 viewers (from 10.50m, +6%).

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #3 60 MINUTES (an average of 17.59m viewers), #4 CRIMINAL MINDS (14.23m), #5 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.409m), #6 THE MENTALIST (13.405m), #8 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (13.17m), #10 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (12.13m), #11 THE AMAZING RACE 17 (12.12m), #12 THE BIG BANG THEORY (12.03m), #14 NCIS (R) (11.81m), #16 UNDERCOVER BOSS (11.09m), #19 MIKE & MOLLY (11.04m), #20 THE DEFENDERS (10.54m), #21 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10.51m), #22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (10.30m), #23 CSI: MIAMI (9.89m), #24 $#*! MY DAD SAYS (9.40m), #25 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (9.26m) and #27 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8.78m).

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                    

Week #12 of 2010-11 Season (ending: 12/12/10)                                                                                           

                                                                                               

                        2010-11                                                          

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 6.4       11                   

NBC                5.3       9                     

ABC                4.4       7                     

FOX                3.3       5                     

                                                                                                                                   

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                           

CBS                 10,524                        

NBC                8,818                          

ABC                7,043                          

FOX                5,649                          

                                                                                                                                   

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 3.5       9                     

NBC                3.4       9                     

ABC                2.5       6                     

FOX                2.2       6                     

                                                                                                                                               

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 2.6       7                     

NBC                3.0       9                     

ABC                2.0       6                     

FOX                2.0       6                                                                                                                                                                                             

A18-34                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 1.7       5                     

NBC                2.5       8                     

ABC                1.4       5                     

FOX                1.9       6                     

           

                                                                                               

 

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME                                                                                    

                                                                                               

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/20/10-12/12/10)                                                                                           

                        2010-11                                                          

HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 7.5       12                   

NBC                5.0       8                     

ABC                6.0       10                   

FOX                4.7       8                     

                                                                                                                                   

VIEWERS                                                                                          

                        (000)                           

CBS                 12,325                        

NBC                8,149                          

ABC                9,579                          

FOX                7,947                          

                                                                                                                                   

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 4.2       10                   

NBC                3.3       8                     

ABC                3.4       9                     

FOX                3.2       8                     

                                                                                                                                   

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 3.2       9                     

NBC                2.8       8                     

ABC                2.7       8                     

FOX                2.9       8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

A18-34                                                                                               

                        Rtg       Sh                   

CBS                 2.1       7                     

NBC                2.3       7                     

ABC                2.1       7                     

FOX                2.7       8

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Press Contacts:

Ed Harrison            818-655-1584       ed.harrison@cbs.com

 Jeremy Murphy      212-975-4577      jeremy.murphy@cbs.com

                       

 

Press:

Ed Harrison
818-655-1584
ed.harrison@cbs.com

Jeremy Murphy
212-975-4577
jeremy.murphy@cbs.com