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01.20.2012

"THE BIG BANG THEORY" TOPS "AMERICAN IDOL" IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN COMMON HALF-HOUR

"Rob" Continues Strong in Second Broadcast, Retaining 88% of its Premiere

Adult 18-49 Rating Opposite "American Idol"

"Person of Interest" Delivers Series Adult 18-49 High Rating

CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers

               The 100th episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY topped "American Idol" in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in the common half-hour, ROB continued strong in its second broadcast and PERSON OF INTEREST delivered a series-high in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 19.

Note:  Due to ACC college basketball, CBS had preemptions/delays in 2.9% of the U.S. from 8:00-10:00 PM. CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (9.3/15, 15.71m) was first in adults 25-54 (6.7/16) and adults 18-49 (5.2/14).  THE BIG BANG THEORY posted its best-ever deliveries in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 against an episode of "American Idol." 

ROB was second in households (7.1/11), viewers (11.73m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09).  Compared to last week's series premiere, ROB retained 91% of its household delivery (from 7.8/12), 87% of both adults 25-54 (from 5.4/13) and viewers (from 13.47m) and 88% in adults 18-49 (from 4.1/11).

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (8.7/13), viewers (14.34m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and a close second in adults 18-49 (3.3/08, -0.1 behind ABC).  PERSON OF INTEREST posted series-high adults 18-49 ratings, matched series best adults 25-54 ratings and scored its second-best viewer performance.

THE MENTALIST was first in households (8.7/14), viewers (14.02m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  Compared to last week, THE MENTALIST was up +2% in households (from 8.5/14), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/09), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07) and added +370,000 viewers (from 13.65m, +3%). 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.5/13), viewers (14.02m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.8/11, with FOX) and second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09).    

 

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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