or


[05/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS's Viewer Winning Streak Reaches 8 Weeks

[via press release from CBS]

CBS'S VIEWER WINNING STREAK REACHES 8 WEEKS

"Survivor: Panama," "CSI" and "Without a Trace" Lead CBS to Another Dominant Thursday Win in All Key Categories

The Season Finale of "Ghost Whisperer" Delivers its Best Viewer and Demographic Deliveries Since March as CBS Easily Wins Friday

"Criminal Minds" Finishes in its Closest Competitive Position to a First Run "Lost" in Viewers and Key Demographics

"Cold Case" Uncovers its Most Watched and Highest Rated Episode in Key Demographics Since March

Through the First 11 Days of the May Sweep, CBS is First in Viewers, Adults 25-54 and a Just -0.1 Rating Point From First in Adults 18-49

CBS extended its viewer winning streak to eight weeks as the network delivered another dominating Thursday performance behind SURVIVOR: PANAMA, CSI (the week's top scripted program) and WITHOUT A TRACE as well as a strong Friday paced by the best ratings since March for the finale of GHOST WHISPERER, according to Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for the week ending May 7, week 33 of the 2005-2006 television season.

Through the first 11 days of the May sweep, CBS is first in viewers (12.74m) and adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and is second in adults 18-49 (3.6/10), just -0.1 rating point behind FOX.

For the week in viewers, CBS (12.31m) topped FOX (10.73m), NBC (8.92m) and ABC (8.66m). Season-to-date, CBS (12.61m) leads, followed by ABC (10.87m), FOX (9.85m) and NBC (9.73m).

For the week in households, CBS (8.0/13) was +23% ahead of FOX (6.5/11), +33% ahead of NBC (6.0/10) and +45% ahead of ABC (5.5/09). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.2/13), outpacing ABC by +19% (6.9/11), NBC by +28% (6.4/10) and FOX by +37% (6.0/10).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (4.6/12. -0.1 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and a strong third in adults 18-49 (3.8/10, just -0.2 behind both FOX and ABC).

� SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND was first in households (9.9/1717), viewers (17.04m), adults 25-54 (7.1/19), adults 18-49 (5.9/18) and adults 18-34 (3.8/13).

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (16.2/25), viewers (26.05m), adults 25-54 (10.5/25), adults 18-49 (8.3/22) and adults 18-34 (6.2/18). CSI beat NBC, ABC, FOX, WB and UPN combined in viewers (vs. 25.91m, +1%); NBC, ABC and FOX combined in adults 25-54 (vs. 9.1/22, +15%); and topped NBC and ABC combined in adults 18-49 (vs. 6.5/17, +28%).

� WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (12.8/21), viewers (19.11m), adults 25-54 (7.2/18), adults 18-49 (5.8/16) and adults 18-34 (4.3/13). WITHOUT A TRACE topped "ER" on NBC by +62% in households (vs. 7.9/13), +20% in adults 25-54 (vs. 6.0/15), +14% in adults 18-49 (vs. 5.1/14), +5% in adults 18-34 (vs. 4.1/13) and over +7.25 million viewers (vs. 11.78m, +7.33m or +62%).

� GHOST WHISPERER was first in adults 25-54 (4.4/14), second in households (7.2/14), viewers (11.06m) and adults 18-49 (3.2/12, -0.2 behind NBC). This is GHOST WHISPERER's best delivery in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since 3/3/06 and best adults 18-49 delivery since 3/10/06. .

� CLOSE TO HOME was first in households (7.3/13), viewers (11.17m), adults 25-54 (4.0/11) and adults 18-49 (2.8/09).

� NUMB3RS was first in households (7.9/14), viewers (12.01m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.2/10). NUMB3RS was first for the 27th time this season in viewers and adults 25-54, 26th time in households and 22nd time in adults 18-49 (in 29 broadcasts).

� CRIMINAL MINDS (8.1/12, 12.17m) finished in its best competitive position to a first run "Lost" in adults 25-54 (4.5/10 vs. 7.4/16, -2.9), adults 18-49 (3.5/08 vs. 6.4/15, -2.9) and adults 18-34 (2.1/06 vs. 5.3/15, -3.2). This is the first time CRIMINAL MINDS trailed a first-run "Lost" by less than three full rating points in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. In their first head-to-head broadcast (9/28/05), CRIMINAL MINDS trailed "Lost" by -7.3 rating points in adults 25-54, -6.4 in adults 18-49, -5.5 in adults 18-34 and by -12.56m viewers.

� CSI: MIAMI won its time period in households (12.5/20), viewers (19.31m), adults 25-54 (7.8/18), adults 18-49 (6.2/15) and adults 18-34 (4.4/12). CSI: MIAMI beat NBC and ABC combined in households (vs. 11.2/18, +12%), viewers (vs. 16.19m, +19%), adults 25-54 (vs. 7.7/18, +1%) and competitive with the competition combined in adults 18-49 (vs. 6.5/16).

� NCIS was second in households (9.7/15), viewers (14.95m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09). NCIS beat NBC and ABC combined in households (vs. 5.5/09, +76%), viewers (vs. 7.96m, +88%), adults 25-54 (vs. 3.2/08, +47%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 2.8/08, +18%).

� THE UNIT was second in households (9.1/14), viewers (14.06m), adults 25-54 (5.2/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09). THE UNIT built on its NCIS lead by +11% in adults 25-54 and +12% in adults 18-49.

� CSI: NY was first in households (9.7/16), viewers (14.68m), adults 25-54 (5.9/14), adults 18-49 (4.9/13) and adults 18-34 (3.4/10).

� COLD CASE was first in households (9.3/15), viewers (14.61m), second in adults 25-54 (4.7/11). This is COLD CASE's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 (3.4/09) and adults 25-54 since 3/26/06.

CBS top programs of the week: #3 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 26.05m viewers), #7 CSI: MIAMI (19.31m), #8 WITHOUT A TRACE (19.11m), #10 SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND (17.04m), #13 NCIS (14.95m), #14 CSI: NY (14.68m), #15 COLD CASE (14.61m), #17 TWO AND A HALF MEN (14.31m), #18 THE UNIT (14.06m), #23 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.17m), #24 NUMB3RS (12.01m), #25 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (11.92m), #28 60 MINUTES (11.54m), #29 CLOSE TO HOME (11.17m) and #30 GHOST WHISPERER (11.06m).





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.