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[02/08/07 - 11:51 AM]
Csi: Ny Joins "Criminal Minds" as Only Scripted Dramas to Top "Lost" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 7.

[via press release from CBS]

"CSI: NY" JOINS "CRIMINAL MINDS" AS ONLY SCRIPTED DRAMAS TO TOP "LOST" IN VIEWERS

"CSI: NY" Wins Time Period in Viewers Topping Highly Promoted Return of "Lost"

Post Super Bowl Broadcast Boosts "Criminal Minds" By +32% in Viewers, +55% in Adults 18-49 and +40% in Adults 25-54 Versus Last First-Run Episode, Also Against "American Idol"

CBS Tops ABC in Adults 18-49 For the Night, With the Network's Highest Wednesday Ratings in Viewers and Key Demos Since November

CSI: NY topped the highly promoted return of "Lost" in viewers while CRIMINAL MINDS received a big post Super Bowl boost with significant gains versus its last first-run Wednesday broadcast, according to preliminary Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for Feb. 7.

CSI: NY was first in households (10.2/16), viewers (15.78m), second behind the time period premiere of "Lost" in adults 25-54 (6.0/14), adults 18-49 (4.9/12) and adults 18-34 (3.7/10). CSI: NY topped "Lost" by over one million viewers (vs. 14.68m).

Compared to CSI: NY's first-run, live plus same day delivery this season, CSI NY was up +3% in adults 18-34 (from 3.6/11) and retained 99% of both its household (from 10.3/17) and viewers (from 15.98m) deliveries, 97% of adults 25-54 (from 6.2/15) and 98% of adults 18-49 (from 5.0/12).

CRIMINAL MINDS was second behind FOX's "American Idol" in households (11.0/16), viewers (17.23m), adults 25-54 (6.6/14) and adults 18-49 (5.1/12). This matches CRIMINAL MINDS best ever Wednesday delivery in adults 25-54 and is the best performance for the program ever against "American Idol" in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

In its first regularly scheduled broadcast since its post Super Bowl airing on Sunday, CRIMINAL MINDS posted significant increases over its last first-run episode.

Compared to its last first-run broadcast, also opposite "American Idol," CRIMINAL MINDS was up +32% in viewers (from 13.07m), +55% in adults 18-49 (from 3.3/07) and +40% in adults 25-54 (from 4.7/10).

At 8:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (S) was second in households (7.0/11), viewers (10.27m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08), all behind a first run episode of "Bones" on FOX.

For the night, CBS was second in households (9.4/14), viewers (14.43m), adults 25-54 (5.5/13) and adults 18-49 (4.3/10, +0.1 ahead of ABC). This is CBS's best Wednesday delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since Nov. 29, 2006.

Final Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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

"CSI: NY" JOINS "CRIMINAL MINDS" AS ONLY SCRIPTED DRAMAS TO TOP "LOST" IN VIEWERS

"CSI: NY" Wins Time Period in Viewers Topping Highly Promoted Return of "Lost"

Post Super Bowl Broadcast Boosts "Criminal Minds" By +25% in Viewers, +42% in Adults 18-49 and +32% in Adults 25-54 Versus Last First-Run Episode, Also Against "American Idol"

CBS Scores the Network's Best Wednesday in Viewers Since November and Highest Ratings in Key Demos Since December

CSI: NY topped the highly promoted return of "Lost" in viewers while CRIMINAL MINDS received a big post Super Bowl boost with significant gains versus its last first-run Wednesday broadcast, according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for Feb. 7.

CSI: NY was first in households (9.7/15), viewers (14.97m), second behind the time period premiere of "Lost" in adults 25-54 (5.7/13), adults 18-49 (4.5/11) and adults 18-34 (3.3/08). CSI: NY topped "Lost" by nearly half-a-million viewers (vs. 14.49m).

Compared to CSI: NY's first-run, live plus same day delivery this season, CSI NY retained 94% of both its household (from 10.3/17) and viewers (from 15.98m) deliveries, 92% of both adults 25-54 (from 6.2/15) and adults 18-34 (from 3.6/11) and 90% of adults 18-49 (from 5.0/12).

CRIMINAL MINDS was second behind FOX's "American Idol" in households (10.5/15), viewers (16.27m), adults 25-54 (6.2/13) and adults 18-49 (4.7/11). This is the best performance for the program ever against "American Idol" in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

In its first regularly scheduled broadcast since its post Super Bowl airing on Sunday, CRIMINAL MINDS posted significant increases over its last first-run episode.

Compared to its last first-run broadcast, also opposite "American Idol," CRIMINAL MINDS was up +25% in viewers (from 13.07m), +42% in adults 18-49 (from 3.3/07) and +32% in adults 25-54 (from 4.7/10). In 2006, the first post-Super Bowl "Grey's Anatomy" saw a +36% increase in adults 18-49 from the pre-Super Bowl first run episode.

At 8:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (S) was second in households (6.6/10), viewers (9.80m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07), all behind a first run episode of "Bones" on FOX.

For the night, CBS posted an 8.9/14 with 13.68m viewers, 5.2/12 in adults 25-54 and 3.9/10 in adults 18-49. This is CBS's best Wednesday delivery in households and viewers since Nov. 29, 2006 and in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since Dec. 13, 2006.

(Editor's Note: CBS had program delays due to college basketball).





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)









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