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[09/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54 on the Second Monday of the Season

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE SEASON

"CSI: Miami" Is Once Again the Night's Most Watched Program and Increases Its Advantage Over "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

"Two and a Half Men" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" Increase Their Audiences From Last Week

"How I Met Your Mother" Builds on Its "The Class" Lead In By Double Digit Percentages in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 on the second Monday of the season as CSI: MIAMI increased its advantage over "Studio 60 on the Sunset" while TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE both notched week-to-week audience increases, according to preliminary Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 25.

At 10:00 PM, CSI MIAMI was first in households (11.5/19), viewers (17.42m), adults 25-54 (7.0/17) and adults 18-49 (5.6/15). CSI: MIAMI beat NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" by +53% in households (vs. 7.5/12), +35% in adults 25-54 (vs. 5.2/12), +27% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.4/12) and by +6.21m viewers (vs. 11.21m, +55%).

CBS built on its lead over NBC at 10:00 PM compared to last week by +4.0 rating points in households (from +2.8), by +1.8 rating points in adults 25-54 (from +1.2), by +1.2 rating points in adults 18-49 (from +0.8) and by +6.21m viewers (from +4.21m).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (10.1/15), viewers (15.67m), second in adults 25-54 (6.4/14, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (5.0/12). Compared to last week's premiere, TWO AND A HALF MEN is up +4% in households (from 9.7/14), even in adults 18-49 and added +580,000 viewers (from 15.09m, +4%).

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was second in households (8.5/13), viewers (12.60m), adults 25-54 (5.2/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). Compared to last week's premiere, OLD CHRISTINE is up +6% in households (from 8.0/12) and added +590,000 viewers (from 12.01m viewers, +5%).

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was second in households (6.1/09), viewers (9.53m), adults 25-54 (4.4/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09, with FOX). HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER built on its THE CLASS lead in by +7% in households (from 5.7/09), +19% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/10), +25% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/10) and added +1.01m viewers (from 8.52m, +12%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (13.52m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (5.6/13) and second in adults 18-49 (4.4/11).

Final Monday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE SEASON

"CSI: Miami" Is Once Again the Night's Number One Program in Viewers and Adults 25-54 As It Increases Its Advantage Over "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

"Two and a Half Men" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" Increase Their Audiences From Last Week

"How I Met Your Mother" Builds on Its "The Class" Lead In By Double Digit Percentages in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 on the second Monday of the season as CSI: MIAMI increased its advantage over "Studio 60 on the Sunset," while TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE both notched week-to-week audience increases, according to Live Plus Same Day National Nielsen ratings for Sept. 25.

At 10:00 PM, CSI MIAMI was first in households (11.6/19), viewers (17.79m), adults 25-54 (7.2/17) and adults 18-49 (5.8/15). CSI: MIAMI beat NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" by +59% in households (vs. 7.3/12), +44% in adults 25-54 (vs. 5.0/12), +38% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.2/11) and by +6.96m viewers (vs. 10.83m, +64%).

CBS built on its lead over NBC at 10:00 PM compared to last week by +4.3 rating points in households (from +2.8), by +2.2 rating points in adults 25-54 (from +1.2), by +1.6 rating points in adults 18-49 (from +0.8) and by +6.96m viewers (from +4.21m).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (9.9/15), viewers (15.28m), second in adults 25-54 (6.3/14, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (4.8/12). Compared to last week's premiere, TWO AND A HALF MEN is up +2% in households (from 9.7/14) and added +190,000 viewers (from 15.09m, +1%).

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was second in households (8.3/12), viewers (12.19m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (3.8/09). Compared to last week's premiere, OLD CHRISTINE is up +4% in households (from 8.0/12) and added +180,000 viewers (from 12.01m viewers, +2%).

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was second in households (5.8/09), viewers (9.14m) and adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and posted a 3.4/09 in adults 18-49. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER built on its THE CLASS lead in by +4% in households (from 5.6/09), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/10), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 2.9/08) and added +660,000 viewers (from 8.48m, +8%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.8/14), viewers (13.44m), adults 25-54 (5.6/13) and second in adults 18-49 (4.4/11).





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· CLASS, THE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)











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