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"CSI" and "Without a Trace" Soar as Two-Hour Crossover Event Sends "Without a Trace" to its Highest Ratings in Viewers and Demos Since Early 2006
CSI, the Number One Program of the Night, Delivers 21.9 Million Viewers, its Largest Audience Since Season Premiere
Both Dramas Post Huge Across-the-Board Week-to-Week Increases
"Survivor: China" Easily Wins its Time Period in Viewers and Demos with Largest Audience Since its First Episode for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS Wins the Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with its Largest Thursday Audience Since May 2006
CBS won Thursday in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 with its largest audience on a Thursday since May 2006 behind dominating performances by SURVIVOR: CHINA, CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Nov. 8.
The night was highlighted by the two-hour CSI/WITHOUT A TRACE crossover event resulting in CSI's largest audience (21.9m) since its season premiere and best delivery in viewers (21.4m) and key demographics for WITHOUT A TRACE since early 2006. Both series posted significant increases versus last week.
At 9:00 PM, CSI was first in households (13.8/20), viewers (21.92m), second in adults 25-54 (8.1/18, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (6.4/15). CSI was up +16% in households (from 11.9/18), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 7.4/16), +12% in adults 18-49 (from 5.7/14) and added +2.86m viewers (from 19.06m, +15%) compared to last week. CSI was Thursday's Number One program in viewers. This is CSI's best delivery in households and viewers since the September 27, 2007 season premiere.
At 10:00 PM, WITHOUT A TRACE was first in households (13.7/23), viewers (21.39m), adults 25-54 (7.9/20) and adults 18-49 (6.3/17). WITHOUT A TRACE was up +41% in households (from 9.7/16), +61% in adults 25-54 (from 4.9/13), +62% in adults 18-49 (from 3.9/10) and added +6.81m viewers (from 14.58m, +47%) compared to last week.
This is CBS's best delivery in this time period with a regularly scheduled program in households and viewers since January 26, 2006 (WITHOUT A TRACE) and in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since March 9, 2006 (WITHOUT A TRACE).
SURVIVOR: CHINA was first in households (8.8/14), viewers (14.91m), adults 25-54 (6.1/15) and adults 18-49 (4.8/13). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR: CHINA was up +4% in households (from 8.5/14), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 6.0/15), on par in adults 18-49 (from 4.9/13) and added +470,000 viewers (from 14.44m, +3%).
This is SURVIVOR CHINA's best delivery in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since the first episode on September 20, 2007. SURVIVOR: CHINA has won its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for eight consecutive weeks.
For the night, CBS was first in households (12.1/19), viewers (19.41m), adults 25-54 (7.4/17) and adults 18-49 (5.8/15). This is CBS's best Thursday delivery in households and viewers since May 18, 2006, in adults 25-54 since September 28, 2006 and in adults 18-49 since September 27, 2007.
Updated Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.