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11.16.2012

CBS THURSDAY CONTINUES TO GROW

"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers its Largest Audience Ever for the Second Straight Week and a Season High in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Two and a Half Men" and "Person of Interest" Also Notch Season Highs in Adults 18-49

"Person of Interest" Matches "Grey's Anatomy" in Adults 18-49

"Elementary" Posts Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Dominates Night in Viewers and Demos with its Highest-Rated Thursday in Both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Since Premiere Week

            CBS's Thursday lineup continues to grow with all four of its programs up week-to-week in key demos, including THE BIG BANG THEORY delivering its largest audience ever and season highs in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Nov. 15.

            TWO AND A HALF MEN and PERSON OF INTEREST posted season-high adult 18-49 ratings while ELEMENTARY had week to-week increases in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

THE BIG BANG THEORY swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.6/17), viewers (17.39m), adults 25-54 (7.2/19), adults 18-49 (5.5/17) and adults 18-34 (3.6/13).  If the ratings hold, THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.   THE BIG BANG THEORY posted series-high household ratings and viewer deliveries, its second-best adults 25-54 performance ever, its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 9, 2012 and matched its season-high ratings in adults 18-34. 

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (8.6/13), viewers (13.90m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.1/14) at 8:30 PM.  TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 20, 2012 and matched its best adults 25-54 rating of the season.  

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.51m) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.1/08, with ABC).  PERSON OF INTEREST posted its best adults 18-49 ratings since March 29, 2012 and matched second best adults 25-54 delivery of the season.  

ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.72m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07).  ELEMENTARY posted its best delivery in adults 25-54 since Oct. 4, 2012 and its best adults 18-49 ratings since Oct. 18, 2012.   

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.62m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10).  CBS posted a Thursday best in adults 25-54 this season and matched its season Thursday high in adults 18-49. 

Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.

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

                                    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