[11/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
A New 'Home' Found?

[via press release from CBS]


Freshman Drama "Close to Home" Has Its Most Watched Episode In A Special Friday Broadcast

"Close to Home" Is First in Viewers and Key Demographics While Posting the Time Period's Best Performance Since May

"Numb3rs" Posts Its Best Viewer and Demo Ratings Since Its Friday Premiere Last Season

"Ghost Whisperer" Continues to Dominate Its Time Period

CBS Wins Friday in Viewers and Key Demos For the Eighth Straight Week With Its Best Friday Performance Since Last March

CBS's freshman drama CLOSE TO HOME, in a special Friday broadcast, outperformed all of its previous Tuesday episodes in viewers and adults 25-54 and delivered the time period's best performance since last May, according to final Nielsen ratings for Friday, Nov. 11.

CLOSE TO HOME SPECIAL won its 9:00-10:00 PM time period in households (7.8/13), viewers (11.87m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12), adults 18-49 (3.2/10) and adults 18-34 (2.3/08). This is the time period's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 5/13/05 ("Elvis, by the Presleys").

This episode of CLOSE TO HOME outperformed all Tuesday episodes in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and is the best delivery in adults 18-49 since 10/18/05. CLOSE TO HOME was up +50% in households, +36% in adults 25-54, +28% in adults 18-49 and +44% in adults 18-34 compared to THRESHOLD last week.

GHOST WHISPERER won its time period in households (7.2/13), viewers (11.41m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13), adults 18-49 (3.3/11) and adults 18-34 (2.1/08). GHOST WHISPERER has won its time slot every week this season in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Compared to the same night last year ("Joan of Arcadia"), GHOST WHISPERER was up +22% in households, +44% in adults 25-54, +43% in adults 18-49 and +40% in adults 18-34.

NUMB3RS was first for the eighth consecutive week in households (8.1/14), viewers (12.36m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and first for the 7th time in eight weeks in adults 18-49 (3.6/11). This is NUMB3RS best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 1/28/05, the program's time period premiere. Compared to the same night last year ("CSI: NY" special rebroadcast), NUMB3RS was up +19% in households, +26% in adults 25-54 and +24% in adults 18-49.

For the eighth week this season, CBS was first Friday in households (7.7/13), viewers (11.88m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). This is CBS's best Friday delivery in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 3/25/05. CBS was up +18% in households, +35% in adults 25-54 and +36% in adults 18-49 compared to the same night last year.

  [november 2005]  


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