"SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA -- FANS VS. FAVES" CONTINUES ITS TIME PERIOD WINNING STREAK
"NCIS" is the Week's #2 Scripted Drama Finishing Only Behind a First Run Episode of "Lost"
The Second Season Premiere of "Jericho" Places First in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
The Premiere of "Dexter" Delivers More Than 8 Million Viewers and Is CBS's Best Performance in the Time Period in All Key Measures Since December with Regularly Scheduled Programming
SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA - FANS VS. FAVES continued its time period winning streak and a rebroadcast of NCIS was the #2 scripted drama of the week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 17 week 21 of the 2007-2008 television season.
Also during the week, the second season premiere of JERICHO placed first in its time period in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 while the broadcast premiere of the premium cable series DEXTER delivered more than 8 million viewers and a 2.3 in adults 18-49, CBS's best performance in the time period since December with regularly scheduled programming.
For the week in viewers: CBS (8.05m), FOX (11.50m), NBC (8.90m) and ABC (6.95m). Season-to-date, CBS is second in viewers (10.98m), behind FOX (11.13m) and ahead of ABC (9.45m) and NBC (8.71m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 2.9/07 in adults 25-54 and 2.2/06 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is second in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) while averaging a 3.1/08 in adults 18-49.
For the week in households: CBS (5.2/08), FOX (6.7/11), NBC (5.5/09) and ABC (4.4/07). Season-to-date, CBS is first (7.0/11), +8% ahead of FOX (6.5/10), +15% ahead of ABC (6.1/10) and +27% ahead of NBC (5.5/09).
CBS's Weekly Highlights:
? NCIS (R) was solid second behind "American Idol" in households (7.5/11), viewers (11.38m) and adults 25-54 (3.2/07) and was the week's #2 scripted drama, second only to a first run episode of "Lost."
? The second season premiere of JERICHO (P) (4.2/07, 7.09m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.0/07), tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, with NBC) at 10:00 PM. Compared to this season's regularly scheduled time period programming, JERICHO was up +24% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) and +3% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/07).
? SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA was first in viewers (13.18m), adults 25-54 (5.5/14), adults 18-49 (4.6/13) and second in households (7.5/12, -0.1 behind NBC).
? DEXTER (P) (9:58-11:00 PM, 5.2/09, 8.21m) posted CBS's best delivery with regularly scheduled Sunday 10PM programming since December 9, 2007 in viewers, adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06).
CBS top programs of the week: #6 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA (an average of 13.18m viewers), #9 60 MINUTES (12.50m), #11 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (11.90m), #13 NCIS (R) (11.38m), #15 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (10.87m), #17 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (9.90m) #18 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (9.65m), #19 COLD CASE (R) (9.58m), #26 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.56m) and #30 DEXTER (P) (8.21m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #21:
CBS: 22 hours
NBC: 22 hours
ABC: 22 hours
FOX: 15 hours