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11.29.2011

CBS HAS RATINGS FEAST ON THANKSGIVING WEEK

 

 

Network Wins in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second

Consecutive Week and Third Time in Last Four

 

CBS is Only Network to Post Year-to-Year Growth

 

After Monday and Tuesday Originals, Viewers Come Back For Tasty Second Helpings of the Network's Scripted Programs

 

In a holiday week that included primarily CBS rebroadcasts and holiday specials, the Network was first in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the second consecutive week and the only network to post year-to-year growth, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 27.

 

CBS was first in viewers (9.76m), adults 18-49 (2.5/07) and adults 25-54 (3.2/08)

Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +1% in viewers, +10% in adults 25-54 and +19% in adults 18-49. 

 

Season-to-date, CBS is up +2% in both viewers and adults 25-54 and +6% in adults 18-49. CBS is first in all these measures.

 

CBS top programs of the week: #4 NCIS (an average of 18.50m viewers), #5 60 MINUTES (16.98m), #6 TWO AND A HALF MEN (15.82m), #8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.10m), #9 MIKE & MOLLY (13.05m), #11 2 BROKE GIRLS (11.33m), #15 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10.59m), #16 UNFORGETTABLE (10.42m), #17 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (10.38m), #18 THE AMAZING RACE 19 (10.15m), #19 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (10.01m), #26 CRIMINAL MINDS SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.30m), #27 SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC SPECIAL (S) (7.98m), #28 PERSON OF INTEREST SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.96m) and #29 THE MENTALIST SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.88m).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (6.1/09, 10.01m) was first in adults 18-49 (4.4/12), adults 18-34 (4.0/13) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.8/12, with ABC).

 

2 BROKE GIRLS (6.8/10, 11.33m) was first in adults 18-49 (4.6/12) and adults 18-34 (3.7/11) and second in adults 25-54 (5.2/12).  2 BROKE GIRLS built on its HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER lead-in by +11% in households, +8% in adults 25-54, +5% in adults 18-49 and added +1.32m viewers (+13%). 

 

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (9.6/14), viewers (15.82m), adults 25-54 (6.4/14), adults 18-49 (5.2/13) and adults 18-34 (3.9/11).  TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its largest audience since October 10, 2011. 

 

MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (8.0/12), viewers (13.05m), adults 25-54 (5.3/12), adults 18-49 (4.2/10) and adults 18-34 (2.8/08).  MIKE & MOLLY posted its largest audience since October 3, 2011. 

 

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in adults 25-54 (3.7/09), adults 18-49 (2.8/07), adults 18-34 (1.6/05), second in households (6.7/11) and viewers (10.59m)

 

NCIS was first in households (11.3/18), viewers (18.50m), adults 25-54 (5.1/13) and adults 18-49 (3.5/10) for the 10th consecutive week. 

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was second in households (8.6/13), viewers (14.10m) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10).

 

UNFORGETTABLE was second in households (6.6/11), viewers (10.42m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06). 

 

HOOPS & YOYO RUIN CHRISTMAS (S) (2.1/04, 3.54m) was first in children 2-11 (1.4/05) and children 6-11 (1.5/05).  CBS posted its best delivery in children 2-11 and children 6-11 since December 17, 2010 (YES VIRGINIA (R) (S)). 

 

ELF ON THE SHELF: AN ELF'S STORY (S) was first in viewers (4.18m), children 2-11 (2.2/07), children 6-11 (2.1/07), tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.4/04, with both ABC and FOX), tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.1/03, with ABC) and adults 18-34 (0.7/02, with FOX).  CBS posted its best delivery in children 2-11 and children 6-11 since December 17, 2010 (FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (R) (S)).

 

-- CBS's late running football from 7:00-7:55PM posted a 15.6/24 with 26.35m viewers, 10.0/23 in adults 25-54 and 8.8/23 in adults 18-49.   

 

60 MINUTES (7:55-8:55PM) was first in households (10.5/15), viewers (16.98m), second in both adults 25-54 (5.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09).  60 MINUTES posted its best deliveries in these measures since October 30, 2011.  Compared to last week, 60 MINUTES was up +14% in households (from 9.2/14), +28% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (from 2.9/07) and added +2.51m viewers (from 14.47m, +17%). 

 

THE AMAZING RACE 19 (8:55-9:55PM) was second in households (6.0/09), viewers (10.15m), adults 25-54 (3.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.9/06).  Compared to last week, THE AMAZING RACE 19 was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/08) and +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/07). 

 

 

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 ½ hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

Week #10 of 2011-12 Season (ending: 11/27/11)        

       

 2011-12     

       

       

VIEWERS        

 (000)   

CBS  9,757   

NBC  5,961   

ABC  8,705   

FOX  5,467           

       

A25-54         

 Rtg Sh  

CBS  3.2 8  

NBC  2.4 6  

ABC  2.8 7  

FOX  2.2 5  

       

       

A18-49         

 Rtg Sh  

CBS  2.5 7  

NBC  2.0 6  

ABC  2.1 6  

FOX  1.9 5  

              

       

       

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

       

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/19/11-11/27/11)        

 2011-12     

       

       

VIEWERS        

 (000)   

CBS  12,847   

NBC  7,301   

ABC  9,993   

FOX  9,385   

       

       

A25-54         

 Rtg Sh  

CBS  4.4 11  

NBC  3.0 7  

ABC  3.6 9  

FOX  3.8 9  

       

       

 

A18-49         

 Rtg Sh  

CBS  3.4 9  

NBC  2.6 7  

ABC  2.8 8  

FOX  3.4 9          

 

 

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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