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04.05.2013

CBS SWEEPS THURSDAY IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

"The Big Bang Theory" is the Night's #1 Program, With Growth Since Last Original Episode

"Two and a Half Men" Wins Time Period, Also Posting Gains Since Last Original

"Person of Interest" Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Elementary" Wins at 10:00 PM in Viewers

            CBS swept Thursday in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 led by THE BIG BANG THEORY, the night's #1 program in all measures, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 4.

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (10.0/17), viewers (16.79m), adults 25-54 (6.6/19), adults 18-49 (4.9/17) and adults 18-34 (3.5/14).  Compared to the last first-run episode on March 14, THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +2% in both households (from 9.8/17) and adults 18-49 (from 4.8/16), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 6.4/18), +6% in adults 18-34 (from 3.3/13) and added +790,000 viewers (from 16.00m, +5%).   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 (13.58m), adults 25-54 (5.3/14) and adults 18-49 (3.8/12).  Compared to the last first-run episode on March 14, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +9% in households (from 7.7/13), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/12), +12% in adults 18-49 (from 3.4/10) and added +1.35m viewers (from 12.23m, +11%). 

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.34m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.7/07, with ABC). 

ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.8/11) and viewers (10.36m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.29m), adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). 

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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