[06/30/09 - 12:06 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[via press release from CBS]


CBS Has Three of the Top Five Programs and Six of the Top 10

"NCIS" Is the Number One Drama in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Two and a Half Men" Is the Number One Scripted Series in Key Demos for the Third Consecutive Week

CBS placed first in viewers for the fourth time in five weeks this summer with three of the top five programs and six of the top 10, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 28, week 40 of the 2008-2009 television year.

NCIS was the week's top drama (#2 program overall) in viewers and adults 25-54 and TWO AND A HALF MEN was the top scripted series in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the third consecutive week.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.51m), NBC (5.52m), ABC (4.47m) and FOX (4.20m). Summer-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (7.23m), ahead of NBC (5.45m), ABC (5.35m) and FOX (5.15m).

For the week in households: CBS (4.3/08), NBC (3.6/07), ABC (2.9/05) and FOX (2.6/05). In households, summer-to-date, CBS is first (4.8/09), ahead of NBC (3.5/06), ABC (3.4/06) and FOX (3.2/06).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and averaged a 1.3/04 in adults 18-49.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

? TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) won its time slot in households (5.7/09), viewers (8.69m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).

? THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) was first in viewers (7.23m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07), second in both households (4.8/08, -0.1 behind ABC's first run programming) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06, -0.1 behind ABC).

? CSI: MIAMI (R) was first in households (5.3/09), viewers (8.01m), adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).

? NCIS (R) was first in households (7.1/13), viewers (11.09m), adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).

? CSI: NY (R) was first in households (4.9/09), viewers (7.43m), second behind first-run programming on NBC in both adults 25-54 (2.3/06, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05, -0.2 behind NBC).

? THE MENTALIST 6/25 SPECIAL (R) (S) was first in households (4.4/08), viewers (6.41m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.6/05, with FOX).

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.74m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.3/06).

? CBS NEWS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON (S) (10:01-11:00PM) was second in households (4.9/09), viewers (7.47m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).

? GHOST WHISPERER (R) was first in households (2.8/06) and viewers (4.12m).

? 60 MINUTES (R) was first in households (5.8/12), viewers (8.79m), adults 25-54 (1.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04).

? MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) was first in households (4.1/07) and viewers (6.33m).

? COLD CASE (R) was first in households (4.1/07), viewers (6.42m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.6/04, with FOX) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.1/03, with NBC).

CBS top programs of the week: #2 NCIS (R) (an average of 11.09m viewers), #4 THE MENTALIST TUESDAY (R) (9.15m), #5 60 MINUTES (R) (8.79m), #6 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (8.74m), #7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (8.69m), #9 CSI: MIAMI (R) (8.01m), #12 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (7.56m), #13 CBS NEWS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON (S) (7.47m), #14 CSI: NY (R) (7.43m), #15 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (7.23m), #17 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY (R) (6.96m), #21 COLD CASE (R) (6.42m), #22 THE MENTALIST 6/25 SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.41m), #23 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (R) (6.33m), #27 WITHOUT A TRACE (P) (R) (5.47m) and #30 NUMB3RS (R) (5.20m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #40:

CBS � 22 hours

NBC � 22 hours

ABC � 22 hours

FOX � 15 hours

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