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02.15.2013

CBS SWEEPS THURSDAY IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK

"The Big Bang Theory" is Thursday's Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adult 18-34 and Adults 25-54

"Person of Interest" is First in Adults 18-49 at 9:00 PM for the Third Straight Week

"Two and a Half Men" and "Elementary" Win in Viewers

            CBS swept Thursday in viewers and key demographics for the third consecutive week led by THE BIG BANG THEORY, the night's top program, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same ratings for Feb. 14.

            Editor's Note: With last night being Valentine’s Day, A18-49 levels were off by -7% from 8:00-9:00 PM, -6% from 9:00-10:00 PM and -4% from 10:00-11:00 PM compared to last week

THE BIG BANG THEORY swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.5/18), viewers (17.63m), adults 25-54 (7.0/19), adults 18-49 (5.4/17) and adults 18-34 (3.5/14).  THE BIG BANG THEORY beat its closest competitor in households (vs. 6.8/11 for FOX) by +54%; in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.2/11 for FOX) by +67%; in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.3/11 for FOX) by +64%, in adults 18-34 (vs. 2.6/11 for FOX) by +35% and by +6.26m viewers (vs. 11.37m, +55% over FOX).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (8.4/13), viewers (13.74m) and adults 25-54 (5.2/13), and was second in adults 18-49 (3.8/11). 

PERSON OF INTEREST swept its 9:00 PM time period, finishing first in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.83m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08). PERSON OF INTEREST beat "Grey's Anatomy" for the third straight week in adults 18-49.  PERSON OF INTEREST was the night's #1 drama program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.8/12) and viewers (10.87m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (13.79m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10) for the third consecutive Thursday. 

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