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01.12.2010

IT'S A MONDAY LAUGH FEST WITH CBS COMEDIES

The 100th Episode of "How I Met Your Mother" Delivers Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating of the Season

  

"Mother" Posts CBS's Best Time Period Performance in Adults 18-34 Since Nov. 2002

  

"The Big Bang Theory" Posts Series Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49

  

"Two and a Half Men" Delivers Largest Audience and Best Adult 18-49 Rating of the Season

  

CBS Sweeps Monday in all Key Ratings Measures

 

Season-high ratings for the 100th episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and TWO AND A HALF MEN and series highs for THE BIG BANG THEORY led CBS to a Monday win in all ratings measures, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 11.

 

The 100th episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (6.0/09, 9.77m) was first in adults 18-34 (4.0/12) and second in adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.9/10).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec. 14, 2009), HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up +2% in both households (from 5.9/09) and adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/11), +18% in adults 18-34 (from 3.4/11) and added +110,000 viewers (from 9.66m, +1%). This was HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER's best delivery in both households and viewers since March 2, 2009, its best in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since April 13, 2009, and in adults 18-34 since Jan. 12, 2009.   

 

Among regularly scheduled programming, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER delivered the time period's best performance with men 18-34 since March 25, 2002 ("King of Queens"), adults 18-34 since Nov. 25, 2002 ("King of Queens" ) and women 18-34 since March 31, 2003 ("King of Queens").

 

TWO AND A HALF MEN won its time slot in households (10.1/15), viewers (17.27m), adults 25-54 (6.9/15), adults 18-49 (5.4/13) and adults 18-34 (3.8/10).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec. 14, 2009), TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +3% in households (from 9.8/15), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 6.5/15), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 5.2/13) and added +910,000 viewers (from 16.39m, +6%).  This was the best TWO AND A HALF MEN delivery in viewers since Dec. 15, 2008, the show's best in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Feb. 2, 2009. 

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY won its time slot in households (9.3/14), viewers (15.82m), adults 25-54 (7.0/15), adults 18-49 (5.7/14) and adults 18-34 (4.2/11).   THE BIG BANG THEORY posted series highs in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.  THE BIG BANG THEORY improved on its TWO AND A HALF MEN lead-in in adults 25-54 (+1%), adults 18-49 (+6%) and adults 18-34 (+11%).  

 

At 8:30 PM, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (5.2/08, 8.44m) averaged a 3.8/09 in adults 25-54 and 3.1/08 in adults 18-49.  

 

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (8.7/15), viewers (13.70m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13), adults 18-49 (3.7/10) and adults 18-34 (2.5/07). 

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (13.12m), adults 25-54 (5.3/13), adults 18-49 (4.3/11) and adults 18-34 (3.3/09).    

 

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

                                    Jeremy Murphy            212-975-4577             jeremy.murphy@cbs.com