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[09/03/08 - 02:47 PM]
CBS Has the Top Three Scripted Programs of the Week and Seven of the Top 10
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 25-31.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS HAS THE TOP THREE SCRIPTED PROGRAMS OF THE WEEK AND SEVEN OF THE TOP 10

"Two and a Half Men" Is the Top Scripted Series in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the 10th Consecutive Week

"NCIS" Is the Week's Number One Drama

"Big Brother 10" Tuesday and Thursday Editions Post Week-to-Week Increases

"Greatest American Dog" Has a Louder Bark

CBS has the top three scripted programs and seven of the top 10 in viewers paced by TWO AND A HALF MEN, the week's Number One comedy and NCIS, the Number One drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 31, week 49 of the 2007-2008 television year.

TWO AND A HALF MEN ran its weekly winning streak to 10 as the top scripted series in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. BIG BROTHER 10 posted week-to-week increases for its Tuesday and Thursday editions while GREATEST AMERICAN DOG notched double digit percentage week-to-week gains.

For the week in viewers: CBS (5.29m), NBC (5.86m), FOX (4.58m) and ABC (4.12m).

For the week in households: CBS (3.6/06), NBC (3.8/07), FOX (3.0/05) and ABC (2.8/05). Summer-to-date, CBS is second in households (4.3/08) and viewers (6.46m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (1.9/05) while averaging a 1.4/04 in adults 18-49.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) was first in households (5.8/09), viewers (9.03m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08). TWO AND A HALF MEN was the week's No. 1 scripted program in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

? BIG BROTHER 10 TUESDAY (4.1/06, 6.28m) was second in adults 25-54 (2.9/07), tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.3/06, with FOX). Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER TUESDAY was up +5% in households (from 3.9/06), +12% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/06), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) and added +160,000 viewers (from 6.12m, +3%).

? BIG BROTHER 10 THURSDAY was first in households (3.8/06), viewers (5.97m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07). Compared to last week's broadcast, BIG BROTHER 10 THURSDAY was up +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/07).

? BIG BROTHER 10 SUNDAY was first in households (3.7/07), viewers (5.70m), adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/07).

? GREATEST AMERICAN DOG was second in viewers (5.68m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06), tied for second in households (3.7/06, with FOX) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05, with FOX). Compared to last week, GREATEST AMERICAN DOG was up +16% in households (from 3.2/05), +24% in adults 25-54 (from 1.7/05), +31% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/04) and added +690,000 viewers (from 4.99m, +14%).

CBS top programs of the week: #4 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (an average of 9.03m viewers), #5 60 MINUTES (R) (8.03m), #6 NCIS (R) (7.45m), #8 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (6.93m), #10 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (R) (6.63m), #13 BIG BROTHER 10 TUESDAY (6.28m), #17 BIG BROTHER 10 THURSDAY (5.97m), #18 CSI: NY SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.89m), #19 BIG BROTHER 10 SUNDAY (5.70m), #20 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG (5.68m), #24 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (R) (5.55m), #25 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (5.48m), #27 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (5.30m), #28 COLD CASE (R) (5.28m) and #29 NUMB3RS 9PM (R) (5.23m





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· GREATEST AMERICAN DOG (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





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