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[05/15/07 - 03:43 PM]
CBS Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 7-13.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PLACES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

The "Survivor: Fiji" Finale and Reunion Show Lead CBS to a Sunday Victory in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Criminal Minds" is Wednesday's Top Scripted Program in Viewers

"CSI: NY" Tops "Lost" in Viewers and Finishes in Most Competitive Position in Adults 18-49 Since March

Season Finale of "Ghost Whisperer" Wins its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 (tie), according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for the week ending May 13, week 34 of the 2006-2007 television season.

For the week in viewers, CBS (11.30m) led FOX (10.25m), ABC (9.61m) and NBC (6.88m). Season-to-date in viewers, CBS (12.51m) is first followed by FOX (10.30m), ABC (9.84m) and NBC (8.94m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.2/11, with FOX) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.2/10, with ABC). .Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.7/10).

In week 34, CBS placed first or second every night in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (including ties).

For the week in households, CBS (7.3/13) finished +14% ahead of ABC (6.4/11), +16% ahead of FOX (6.3/11) and +62% ahead of NBC (4.5/08). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (7.9/13), outpacing ABC by +23% (6.4/10), FOX by +25% (6.3/10) and NBC by +36% (5.8/09).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? CSI: MIAMI was first in households (11.5/19), viewers (17.18m), adults 25-54 (6.7/17) and adults 18-49 (5.4/14). CSI: MIAMI was Monday's top program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

? CRIMINAL MINDS was second in households (8.3/13), viewers (12.92m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09), all behind the one-hour "American Idol". CRIMINAL MINDS is Wednesday's #1 script program in viewers.

? CSI: NY was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (12.83m) and second behind "Lost" in both adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10). CSI: NY posted its largest margin of victory over "Lost" in viewers since March 21, 2007 and was in its most competitive position with "Lost" in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since March 21, 2007.

? SURVIVOR: FIJI was first in households (8.5/15), viewers (13.77m), adults 25-54 (5.5/16) and adults 18-49 (4.4/14).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was second in households (12.1/19), viewers (18.75m), adults 25-54 (6.9/17) and adults 18-49 (5.5/15).

? WITHOUT A TRACE won its Thursday time period in households (9.8/17), viewers (14.31m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and adults 18-49 (3.9/11).

? GHOST WHISPERER was first in households (6.1/12), viewers (9.15m), adults 25-54 (3.5/13) and adults 18-49 (2.7/11). GHOST WHISPERER had almost +2.8 million viewer advantage over its closest competitor (+2.79m ahead of NBC's 6.36m), +1.6 rtg pt advantage in adults 25-54 (vs. NBC's 1.9/07) and +1.2 rtg pt advantage in adults 18-49 (vs. NBC's 1.5/06).

? NUMB3RS was first in households (6.6/12), viewers (10.03m), adults 25-54 (3.5/10) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08).

-- CBS was first Sunday in households (7.2/13), viewers (12.13m), adults 25-54 (4.7/13) and second in adults 18-49 (3.7/11).

? SURVIVOR: FIJI FINALE (S) (8:00-10:09pm) posted a 7.8/13 with 13.63m viewers, 5.6/14 in adults 25-54 and 4.6/13 in adults 18-49. From 8:00-10:00PM, CBS was first in viewers, tied for first in adults 25-54 (with ABC), second in households and adults 18-49.

? SURVIVOR: FIJI THE REUNION (S) (10:09-11:00pm) posted a 6.8/12 with 11.43m viewers, 5.1/13 in adults 25-54 and 4.1/11 in adults 18-49. From 10:00-11:00PM, THE REUNION program was first in adults 25-54, second in households, viewers and adults 18-49 (-0.1 behind ABC).

CBS top programs of the week: #6 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 18.75m viewers), #7 CSI MIAMI (17.18m), #10 WITHOUT A TRACE (14.31m), #11 NCIS (13.88m), #12 SURVIVOR: FIJI (13.77m), #13 SURVIVOR: FIJI FINALE (S) (13.63m), #14 THE KING OF QUEENS (13.42m), #15 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.27m), #16 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.92m), #17 CSI: NY (12.83m), #20 SURVIVOR: FIJI REUNION (S) (11.43m), #24 THE UNIT (10.74m), #28 CLOSE TO HOME (10.27m) and #30 NUMB3RS (S) (10.03m).





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









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