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[12/10/09 - 09:43 AM]
Criminal Minds Delivers Largest Audience Since Its Season Premiere and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since October
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 9.

[via press release from CBS]

"CRIMINAL MINDS" DELIVERS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE ITS SEASON PREMIERE AND HIGHEST ADULT 18-49 RATING SINCE OCTOBER

"The New Adventures of Old Christine" Attracts Largest Audience in a Year

All Four CBS Series Post Increases Over Last First-Run Episode

CBS Wins Wednesday in All Key Rating Categories

CRIMINAL MINDS delivered its largest audience since its season premiere, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE attracted its largest audience in a year and all of CBS's series scored huge increases over their last first-run episode, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 9.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in households (5.0/08), second in viewers (7.71m) and adults 25-54 (2.9/07, -0.1 behind ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.2/07, with FOX). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was up +19% in households (from 4.2/08), +26% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/07), +29% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/06) and added +850,000 viewers (from 6.86m, +12%). This is THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE's best deliveries in both households and viewers since December 10, 2008.

GARY UNMARRIED (4.5/07, 7.16m) was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/07, with ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07, with FOX, -0.1 behind ABC). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), GARY UNMARRIED was up +13% in households (from 4.0/07), +26% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06), +33% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/06) and added +470,000 viewers (from 6.69m, +7%).

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (14.31m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), CRIMINAL MINDS was up +9% in households (from 8.2/14), +19% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and added +700,000 viewers (from 13.61m, +5%). This is CRIMINAL MINDS's best deliveries in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct. 21, 2009, and its best viewers delivery since Sept. 23, 2009 (the season premiere).

CSI: NY was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (13.00m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), CSI: NY was up +6% in households (from 7.9/15), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/11), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/09) and added +320,000 viewers (from 12.68m, +3%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.58m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

"CRIMINAL MINDS" DELIVERS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE AND HIGHEST ADULTS 18-49 RATINGS SINCE ITS SEASON PREMIERE

"The New Adventures of Old Christine" Attracts Largest Audience in a Year

All Four CBS Series Post Increases Over Last First-Run Episode

CBS Wins Wednesday in All Key Rating Categories

CRIMINAL MINDS delivered its largest audience and highest adults 18-49 rating since its season premiere, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE attracted its largest audience in a year and all of CBS's series scored huge increases over their last first-run episode, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 9.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in households (4.8/08), second in viewers (7.49m) and adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.2/06, with FOX). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was up +14% in households (from 4.2/08), +22% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/07), +29% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/06) and added +630,000 viewers (from 6.86m, +9%). This was THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE's best delivery in viewers since Dec. 10, 2008.

GARY UNMARRIED (4.4/07, 7.01m) was first in adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and averaged a 2.3/06 in adults 18-49 (-0.1 behind both ABC and FOX). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), GARY UNMARRIED was up +10% in households (from 4.0/07), +26% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06), +28% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/06) and added +320,000 viewers (from 6.69m, +5%).

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (14.43m), adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and adults 18-49 (3.9/10). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), CRIMINAL MINDS was up +9% in households (from 8.2/14), +21% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and added +820,000 viewers (from 13.61m, +6%). These were CRIMINAL MINDS's best deliveries in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Sept. 23, 2009 (the season premiere). CRIMINAL MINDS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CSI: NY was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (12.97m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to its last first-run episode (Nov. 25), CSI: NY was up +6% in households (from 7.9/15), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/11), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/09) and added +290,000 viewers (from 12.68m, +2%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.55m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08). CBS was first on Wednesday for the ninth time in 12 weeks in households, viewers and adults 25-54, first in adults 18-49 for the eighth time in 12 weeks.





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· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
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· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
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