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11.15.2012

"CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION" PLACES FIRST AT 10:00 PM, TOPPING "CHICAGO FIRE" AND "NASHVILLE" IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

"Survivor" and "Criminal Minds" Win Time Periods in Viewers

CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Places Solid Second in Adults 18-49

           CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION won the 10:00 PM time period in viewers and adults 18-49, finishing ahead of freshman dramas "Chicago Fire" and "Nashville," according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 14.  SURVIVOR and CRIMINAL MINDS also won their respective time periods in viewers.

At 10:00 PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (10.81m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  CSI was up +4% in both households (from 6.8/12) and adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07) and added +480,000 viewers (from 10.33m, +5%) compared to last week.  CSI posted a +33% advantage over ABC's "Nashville" in adults 18-49 (2.4/07 vs. 1.8/05) and +50% over NBC's "Chicago Fire" (2.4/07 vs. 1.6/05).

SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.98m) and adults 25-54 (3.7/09), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07). 

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (7.5/11) and viewers (12.13m), was second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08, with FOX).  Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was even in adults 18-49 and added +40,000 viewers (from 12.09m).

For the night, CBS was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.97m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07). 

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.

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                                     David Pepose         212-975-1929       david.pepose@cbs.com

Press:

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

David Pepose
212-975-1929
david.pepose@cbs.com