[02/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Ratings for the Week Ending February 19

[via press release from CBS]


"Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island" Wins Demo Gold, Topping "Dancing With the Stars" and the Winter Olympics in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

A Rebroadcast of "CSI" Places Ahead of the Winter Olympics in Key Demographics

CBS averaged 10.15 million viewers in a week of atypical February rebroadcasts opposite NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending Feb. 19, week 22 of the 2005-2006 television season.

For the week in viewers, CBS averaged 10.15. Season-to-date, CBS (12.83m) is first followed by ABC (11.58m), NBC (9.73m) and FOX (9.00m).

For the week in households, CBS averaged 6.7/10. Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.3/13), outpacing ABC by +14% (7.3/12), NBC by +30% (6.4/10) and FOX by +48% (5.6/09).

Season-to-date in key demographics, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.9/10).

� SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND (9.8/15, 16.98m) won its time period in adults 25-54 (7.6/17), adults 18-49 (6.3/16), adults 18-34 (4.2/12) and was second in viewers (16.98m) and third in households (9.8/15).

-- SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND from 8:00-9:00PM beat "Dancing with the Stars" by +25% in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.6/11), +29% in adults 18-49 (vs. 5.1/13) and +26% in adults 25-54 (vs. 6.5/15).

-- 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 Thursday night.

� CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9:00-10:01PM) was first in adults 25-54 (8.1/17), adults 18-49 (6.4/15), second in households (11.9/17) and viewers (18.83m). CSI: was the Number One program Thursday in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

CBS top programs of the week: #12 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (an average of 18.83m), #16 SURVIVOR: PANAMA -- EXILE ISLAND (16.98m), #18 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (14.65m), #20 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (13.60m), #21 CSI: MIAMI (R) (13.14m), #23 60 MINUTES (12.51m), #24 CSI: NY (R) (12.09m), #25 COLD CASE (R) (11.47m), #27 COURTING ALEX (11.11m) and #30 NUMB3RS (R) (9.85m).

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