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[05/08/07 - 01:34 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers with 11 of the Week's Top 20 Programs -- More Than the Other Networks Combined
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 30-May 6.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS WITH 11 OF THE WEEK'S TOP 20 PROGRAMS -- MORE THAN THE OTHER NETWORKS COMBINED

The Finale of "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" Sprints to the Edition's Best Ratings in Viewers and Demos Since March

The Season Finale of "Cold Case" Delivers its Highest Across-the-Board Ratings Since March

"Two and a Half Men" and "The King of Queens" Are the Week's Top Comedies in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Criminal Minds" is Wednesday's #1 Scripted Program

CBS placed first in viewers with 11 of the week's top 20 programs -- more than the other networks combined -- according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for the week ending May 6, week 33 of the 2006-2007 television season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (11.25m) was ahead of ABC (10.71m), FOX (10.13m) and NBC (7.50m). Season-to-date in viewers, CBS (12.54m) is first, followed by FOX (10.29m), ABC (9.83m) and NBC (8.99m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 4.0/11 in adults 25-54 and 3.1/09 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.7/10).

For the week in households, CBS (7.3/12) finished +4% ahead of ABC (7.0/12), +20% ahead of FOX (6.1/10) and +49% ahead of NBC (4.9/08). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (7.9/13), outpacing ABC and FOX by +25% (6.3/10, each) and NBC by +36% (5.8/09).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? CRIMINAL MINDS was second in households (8.5/13), viewers (13.28m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09), all behind the one-hour "American Idol" and was the night's most watched scripted program. This is CRIMINAL MINDS's best delivery in these measures since March 21, 2007

? CSI: NY was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.00m), second in adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10). This is CSI: NY's best delivery in these measures since March 21, 2007.

? SURVIVOR: FIJI was first in households (8.2/14), viewers (13.74m), adults 25-54 (5.7/16) and adults 18-49 (4.6/14).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was second in households (11.7/18), viewers (19.03m), adults 25-54 (7.1/17) and adults 18-49 (5.6/14).

? SHARK was second in households (8.2/13), viewers (12.50m) and adults 25-54 (4.2/10).

? GHOST WHISPERER was first in households (5.9/11), viewers (9.25m), adults 25-54 (3.5/12) and adults 18-49 (2.6/10).

? NUMB3RS was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.51m) and adults 25-54 (3.3/10).

? THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS was second in households (6.1/10), viewers (10.31m) and adults 25-54 (4.0/10). This is THE AMAZING RACE's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (3.3/09) since March 25, 2007.

? The season finale of COLD CASE was second in households (8.7/13), viewers (13.70m) and adults 25-54 (4.4/10). This is COLD CASE's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (3.2/08) since March 25, 2007.

? WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (9.6/16), viewers (14.71m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.9/12, with ABC). This is WITHOUT A TRACE's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 (3.7/10) and adults 25-54 since March 11, 2007.

CBS top programs of the week: #5 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 19.03m viewers), #7 CSI MIAMI (17.24m), #10 WITHOUT A TRACE (14.71m), #11 NCIS (13.83m), #12 SURVIVOR: FIJI (13.74m), #13 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.71m), #14 COLD CASE (13.70m), #15 CRIMINAL MINDS (13.28m), #16 THE KING OF QUEENS (13.03m), #17 CSI: NY (13.00m), #18 SHARK (12.50m), #23 60 MINUTES (11.47m) and #29 THE AMAZING RACE 11 (10.31m).





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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