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[02/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island Takes the Demo Gold Medal Over Silver Medalist "Dancing with the Stars" and Bronze-Winning Olympics

[via press release from CBS]

"SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND" TAKES THE DEMO GOLD MEDAL OVER SILVER MEDALIST "DANCING WITH THE STARS" AND BRONZE-WINNING OLYMPICS

Rebroadcast of "CSI" Ties the Olympics For First in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Places a Competitive Second on the Night With Two Hours of Rebroadcasts

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND won the gold medal in key demographics in the very competitive 8:00 PM time period, placing ahead of "Dancing with the Stars" and the Winter Olympics, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings for Thursday, Feb. 16.

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND won its time period in adults 18-34 (4.3/12), adults 18-49 (6.3/16) and adults 25-54 (7.6/17) and was second, behind "Dancing with the Stars" and ahead of NBC's Olympics coverage, in households (9.9/15) and viewers (17.06m). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR retained 93% of both its households (from 10.6/16) and adults 25-54 (from 8.2/19) delivery, 91% of viewers (from 18.75m), 96% of adults 18-34 (from 4.5/14) and 95% of adults 18-49 (from 6.6/17).

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND beat "Dancing with the Stars" from 8:00-9:00PM by +16% in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.7/11), +29% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.9/13) and +19% in adults 25-54 (vs. 6.4/15). SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND beat NBC's 8:00-9:00PM Olympic coverage by +3% in households (vs. 9.6/14), +19% in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.6/10), +40% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.5/11), +38% in adults 25-54 (vs. 5.5/12) and by +1.28m viewers (vs. 15.78m, +8%).

At 9:00 PM, a rebroadcast of CSI (11.9/17, 18.55m) tied NBC's Olympics (12.5/18, 20.58m) coverage in both adults 25-54 (7.9/17, each) and adults 18-49 (6.3/15, each).

At 10:00 PM, a rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE was a solid second in households (9.8/16), viewers (14.53m), adults 25-54 (5.7/13) and adults 18-49 (4.6/12).

For the night, CBS was second in households (10.5/16), viewers (16.71m), adults 18-34 (3.7/11), adults 18-49 (5.7/14, -0.2 behind NBC) and adults 25-54 (7.1/16, -0.2 behind NBC).

Final Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

"SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND" TAKES THE DEMO GOLD MEDAL OVER SILVER MEDALIST "DANCING WITH THE STARS" AND BRONZE-WINNING OLYMPICS

Rebroadcast of "CSI" Beats the Olympics in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 at 9:00 PM and Is the Night's Number One Program in Those Key Demographics

CBS Places a Competitive Second on the Night With Two Hours of Rebroadcasts

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND won the gold medal in key demographics in the very competitive 8:00 PM time period, placing ahead of "Dancing with the Stars" and the Winter Olympics while a rebroadcast of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION won the 9:00 PM time slot and the night in key demographics, according to Live Plus Same Day National Nielsen ratings for Thursday, Feb. 16.

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND (9.8/15, 16.98m) won its time period in adults 18-34 (4.2/12), adults 18-49 (6.3/16) and adults 25-54 (7.6/17) and was second, behind "Dancing with the Stars" and ahead of NBC's Olympics coverage in viewers. Compared to last week, SURVIVOR retained 92% of its household delivery (from 10.6/16) delivery, 91% of viewers (from 18.75m), 93% of both adults 18-34 (from 4.5/14) and adults 25-54 (from 8.2/19) and 95% of adults 18-49 (from 6.6/17).

SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND beat "Dancing with the Stars" from 8:00-9:00PM by +14% in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.7/11), +26% in adults 18-49 (vs. 5.0/13) and +19% in adults 25-54 (vs. 6.4/15). SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND beat NBC's 8:30-9:00PM Olympic coverage by +13% in adults 18-34 (4.4/12 vs. 3.9/11), +30% in both adults 18-49 (6.5/16 vs. 5.0/12) and adults 25-54 (7.8/17 vs. 6.0/13) and by +430,000m viewers (17.37m vs. 16.94m, +3%). Note: NBC "sustained" the 8:00-8:30PM portion of the Olympic coverage last night.

At 9:00 PM, a rebroadcast of CSI (11.9/17, 18.83m) beat NBC's Olympics (12.4/18, 20.55m) coverage in both adults 25-54 (8.1/17 vs. 7.9/17, +3%) and adults 18-49 (6.4/15 vs. 6.3/15, +2%). CSI was the night's top rated broadcast in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

At 10:00 PM, a rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE was a solid second in households (9.8/16), viewers (14.65m), adults 25-54 (5.7/13) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12).

For the night, CBS was second in households (10.5/16), viewers (16.84m), adults 18-34 (3.8/11), adults 18-49 (5.7/14) and adults 25-54 (7.1/16).





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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