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[12/28/06 - 02:44 PM]
14 and Counting
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 18-24.

[via press release from CBS]

14 AND COUNTING

CBS Wins Week In Households And Viewers For 14th Consecutive Time

Eye Also Wins Adults 25-54 for 13th Time in 14 Weeks

Wins 18-49 For Second Consecutive Week

Has Seven of the Week�s Top Scripted Series

In a holiday week dominated by specials and rebroadcasts, CBS took the household and viewership crown for the 14th consecutive week of the season, while also scoring a victory in adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for the week ending Dec. 24, week 14 of the 2006-2007 television season.

CBS had seven of the week's top 10 most watched programs, including CSI (#2), CSI: MIAMI (#4), CSI: NY (#5), NCIS (#6), 60 MINUTES (#7), TWO AND A HALF MEN (#8), RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER (#9) and SHARK (#10).

For the week in viewers, CBS (8.84m) beat NBC (7.33m), ABC (6.25m) and FOX (5.61m). Season-to-date, CBS (12.57m) is first in viewers, followed by ABC (10.80m), NBC (10.07m) and FOX (7.92m).

In key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 and tied with ABC for first in adults 18-49.

And in households, CBS (5.7/10) had a +19% advantage over NBC (4.8/08), +39% over ABC (4.1/07) and +58% over FOX (3.6/06). Season-to-date, CBS is first, (8.0/13), outpacing ABC by +14% (7.0/11), NBC by +23% (6.5/11) and FOX by +57% (5.1/08).

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS:

? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (8.2/14), viewers (12.15m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10) -- topping the competition combined in households (vs. 6.5/11, +26%), viewers (vs. 9.11m, +33%), adults 25-54 (vs. 4.0/09, +15%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 3.6/09, +6%).

Tuesday, CBS was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.20m), tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.2/08, with NBC).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (10.92m) and adults 25-54. NCIS is the night's #1 program in households and viewers.

? THE UNIT (R) was second in viewers (8.61m), tied for second in both households (5.7/09, with NBC) and adults 25-54 (3.1/08, with NBC).

Wednesday, CBS was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (9.85m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10), adults 18-49 (3.0/09) and adults 18-34 (2.2/07).

? THE KING OF QUEENS was first in households (5.5/09), adult 25-54 (3.6/10), tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.8/09, with NBC), second in viewers (8.29m, -0.04m behind NBC) and adults 18-34 (2.1/07, -0.1 behind NBC).

? CRIMINAL MINDS (R) was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.25m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and tied for first in both adults 18-49 (2.9/08, with first run "Dateline" on NBC) and adults 18-34 (2.0/06, with both FOX and NBC).

? CSI: NY (R) was first in households (8.1/14), viewers (12.14m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12), adults 18-49 (3.8/11) and adults 18-34 (2.8/09). CSI: NY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

CBS was first Thursday in households (7.0/12), viewers (11.27m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). CBS won every half-hour in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

? RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (8:00-9:03 PM) won the 8:00-9:00PM time slot in viewers (10.58m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11), adults 18-49 (3.6/11), adults 18-34 (2.4/08), children 2-11 (6.0/19) and second in households (5.9/10). RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER was the week's #1 program among children 2-11.

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9:03-10:03 PM) won the 9:00-10:00PM time period in households (8.4/14), viewers (12.95m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/11). CSI: is the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

? SHARK (R) (10:03-11:00PM) was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (10.26m), adults 25-54 (3.6/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).

? CLOSE TO HOME (R) was first in households (5.0/09) and viewers (7.53m) at 9PM.

Sunday, CBS was first in households (6.4/14), viewers (10.29m), adults 25-54 (3.4/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/11).

CBS had 45 minutes of NFL run over, posting a 12.9/31 with 21.89m viewers, 7.1/29 in adults 18-49 and 8.2/31 in adults 25-54. If ranked as a program this week, the run over would have been the top ranked program in these measures.

? 60 MINUTES 12/24 (R) (S) (7:45-8:45 PM) was first from 7:45-8:45 PM in households (6.8/16), viewers (10.86m), adults 25-54 (3.3/12) and adults 18-49 (2.7/11). 60 MINUTES 12/24 was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

? COLD CASE SPECIAL 12/24 (R) (S) (8:45-9:45pm) was first from 8:45-9:45P M in households (4.5/10), viewers (7.10m), adults 25-54 (2.1/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06). COLD CASE SPECIAL 12/24 was the night's #2 program in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (tied with "NBC Sunday Movie of the Week 12/24"), behind 60 MINUTES SPECIAL.

? CBS SUNDAY MOVIE SPECIAL "A Very Married Christmas" (R) (S) (9:45-11:45pm) posted a 3.7/08 with 5.75m viewers, 1.8/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.4/05 and adults 18-49. From 9:45-11:00PM, CBS SUNDAY MOVIE SPECIAL was first in households, second in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. For the night, CBS SUNDAY MOVIE SPECIAL was the night's #3 program in households and viewers, behind 60 MINUTES SPECIAL and COLD CASE SPECIAL.

CBS top programs of the week: #2 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (an average of 12.95m viewers), #4 CSI: MIAMI (R) (12.15m), #5 CSI: NY (R) (12.14m), #6 NCIS (10.92m), #7 60 MINUTES 12/24 (R) (S) (10.86m), #8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (10.70m), #9 RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (10.58m), #10 SHARK (R) (10.26m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (10.25m), #18 THE UNIT (R) (8.61m), #21 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) (8.29m), #24 CSI: NY TUESDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.09m), #25 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (R) (8.05m) and #28 CLOSE TO HOME (R) (7.53m).





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· 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)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· SHARK (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS, A (CBS)





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