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[10/31/06 - 01:20 PM]
And the Streak Goes ON...
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 23-29.

[via press release from CBS]

AND THE STREAK GOES ON�

CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54 For the Sixth Consecutive Week of the New Season

The "CSI" Franchise Dominates The Top 10

"Criminal Minds" Delivers Its Largest Audience for a Regularly Scheduled Broadcast and Tops "Lost" in Households for the Third Consecutive Week and in Viewers From 9:30-10:00 PM Also for the Third Straight Week

"Ghost Whisperer" Hits Season High in Viewers and Best Adult 18-49 Delivery Since Its Season Premiere

"The Amazing Race 10" Dashes to Its Second Largest Audience of the Season

"Cold Case" and "Without a Trace" Significantly Increase Year-Ago Time Period

CBS extended its beginning of the season winning streak to six weeks in viewers and adults 25-54, notching five of the Top 10 programs in viewers including all three editions of CSI, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 29, week six of the 2006-2007 television season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (12.29m) placed ahead of ABC (11.39m), FOX (9.97m) and NBC (9.72m). Season-to-date, CBS (12.97m) is first followed by ABC (11.67m), NBC (10.18m) and FOX (8.83m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (4.7/11, for the sixth consecutive week) and second in adults 18-49 (3.6/10). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54, and second in adults 18-49 (just -0.2 behind ABC).

For the week in households, CBS (8.0/13) had a +10% advantage over ABC (7.3/12), +23% over FOX (6.5/10) and +27% over NBC (6.3/10). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.3/14), ahead of ABC by +9% (7.6/12), NBC by +26% (6.6/11) and FOX by +43% (5.8/09).

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (11.7/19), viewers (17.83m), adults 25-54 (7.2/17), adults 18-49 (6.1/15) and adults 18-34 (4.4/12). CSI: MIAMI beat both "Studio 60" and "What About Brian" combined in viewers (17.83m vs. 13.70m, +30%), adults 25-54 (7.2/17 vs. 6.5/15, +11%) and adults 18-49 (6.1/15 vs. 5.9/15, +3%).

Wednesday, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (5.9/14), tied for first in households (9.6/15, with ABC), second in viewers (14.92m, -90,000 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (4.4/11).

? JERICHO was second in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.56m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to last week, JERICHO is up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11) and +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.1/09).

? CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (11.0/16), second in viewers (16.77m), adults 25-54 (6.2/14) and adults 18-49 (4.4/11). For the third consecutive week, CRIMINAL MINDS beat "Lost" in households and from 9:30-10:00PM, CRIMINAL MINDS beat lost in viewers (17.77m vs. 16.86m, +5%). This is the most watched Wednesday episode of CRIMINAL MINDS to date and matches the second best adults 25-54 delivery.

? CSI: NY was first in households (11.1/18), viewers (17.42m), adults 25-54 (7.0/17), adults 18-49 (5.6/15) and adults 18-34 (3.9/12). Compared to last week, CSI: NY is up +6% in households (from 10.5/17), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 6.3/15), +8% in both adults 18-49 (from 5.2/14) and adults 18-34 (from 3.6/11) while adding +1.43m (from 15.99m, +9%).

? SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS, a clip show, won its time slot in adults 25-54 (5.3/13), tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.2/12, with ABC's first-run "Ugly Betty"), second in both households (7.7/12), viewers (12.63m) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (2.7/08, with ABC's first-run "Ugly Betty"). SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS has been first in its time slot in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 every week this season.

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (10.8/16), viewers (16.83m), adults 25-54 (6.4/15) and adults 18-49 (5.0/13).

? GHOST WHISPERER was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (10.88m), adults 25-54 (4.2/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10). GHOST WHISPERER has been first in adults 25-54 every week this season and first in four of the last five weeks in adults 18-49. This is GHOST WHISPERER's best household and viewer performance of the season, matched the best delivery in adults 25-54 and posted the best delivery of adults 18-49 since the 9/22/06 premiere.

? 60 MINUTES (7:21-8:21 PM) posted a 10.9/17 with 16.55m viewers, 5.3/12 in adults 25-54 and 4.1/11 in adults 18-49. 60 MINUTES was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and second in adults 18-49 from 7:30-8:30PM. This is 60 MINUTES second best delivery in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 of the season.

? THE AMAZING RACE 10 (8:21-9:21 PM) posted a 7.3/11 with 11.66m viewers, 4.8/10 in adults 25-54, 3.9/09 in adults 18-49 and 2.8/07 in adults 18-34. This matches the best performance of THE AMAZING RACE 10 in households and is the second best in viewers.

? COLD CASE (9:21-10:21PM) delivered a 9.2/14 in households with 14.16m viewers, 4.8/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.7/09 in adults 18-49. Compared to the same night last year (CBS Sunday Movie), COLD CASE was up +104% in households, +66% in adults 25-54 and +54% in adults 18-49.

? WITHOUT A TRACE (10:21-11:21PM) posted an 8.8/16 with 13.37m viewers, 4.6/12 in adults 25-54 and 3.7/10 in adults 18-49. From 10:30-11:00PM, WITHOUT A TRACE was second in households and viewers, behind NBC's football game. Compared to the same night last year (CBS Sunday Movie), WITHOUT A TRACE was up +120% in households, +84% in adults 25-54 and +76% in adults 18-49.

CBS top programs of the week: #4 CSI: MIAMI (an average of 17.83m viewers), #5 CSI: NY (17.42m), #8 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (16.83m), #9 CRIMINAL MINDS (16.77m), #10 60 MINUTES (16.55m), #16 TWO AND A HALF MEN (15.03m), #18 COLD CASE (14.16m), #19 WITHOUT A TRACE (13.37m), #21 SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS (12.63m), #24 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (12.10m), #25 NCIS (R) (11.76m), #26 THE AMAZING RACE 10 (11.66m) and #30 NUMB3RS (11.09m).





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WHAT ABOUT BRIAN (ABC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)











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