PRIMETIME VIEWERS COME ON DOWN -- "THE PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME" IS FRIDAY'S NUMBER ONE PROGRAM, SWEEPING ITS TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS
Rebroadcasts of "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace" and "Two and a Half Men" Top First-Run Programming on the Competition
THE PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME, in which Drew Carey made his primetime debut as host of the venerable daytime game show, was Friday's Number One program in viewers, winning its 8:00-9:00 PM time period in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 24, week 22 of the 2007-2008 television season.
Also, rebroadcasts of CSI: MIAMI, WITHOUT A TRACE and TWO AND A HALF MEN topped first-run programming on the competition.
For the week in viewers, CBS (7.93m), FOX (14.96m), ABC (9.88m) and NBC (7.23m). Season-to-date, CBS is second in viewers (10.85m), behind FOX (11.32m) and ahead of ABC (9.48m) and NBC (8.62m).
For the week in households, CBS (5.1/08), FOX (8.6/14), ABC (6.1/10) and NBC (4.6/07). Season-to-date, CBS is first (6.9/11), +3% ahead of FOX (6.7/11), +13% ahead of ABC (6.1/10) and +25% ahead of NBC (5.5/09).
For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 2.8/07 in adults 25-54 and 2.1/06 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is second in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08, with both ABC and NBC).
CBS Weekly Highlights:
? THE PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME (P) was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.35m), adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). THE PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME was the night's Number One program in both households and viewers.
? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) was first at 9:00 PM in households (7.7/12), viewers (12.45m), adults 25-54 (5.2/12) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10). TWO AND A HALF MEN aired against first-run programming on NBC, ABC, FOX and CW.
? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.51m), second in adults 25-54 (3.5/09, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07, -0.2 behind NBC) against all first-run programming on NBC and ABC.
? WITHOUT A TRACE (R) was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (12.09m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08) - against first run programming on both ABC and NBC.
? SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA was second in households (7.3/11), viewers (12.66m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10) - all behind FOX's "American Idol" special.
CBS top programs of the week: #8 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA (an average of 12.66m viewers), #9 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (12.45m), #11 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (12.09m), #12 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (11.92m), #16 NCIS (R) (10.85m), #17 60 MINUTES (10.69m), #19 CSI: MIAMI (R) (9.51m), #20 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (9.40m) and #21 THE PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME (P) (9.35m).