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[08/27/13 - 09:34 AM]
CBS Sweeps Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with Its Highest Ratings of Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 19-25.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS SWEEPS WEEK IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

Network Posts Largest Weekly Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Ratings of the Summer

"Under the Dome" is the # 1 Broadcast in Viewers and Top Drama Broadcast in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Big Brother Sunday" is the Week's Top Non-Sports Broadcast in Adults 18-49

CBS Has Seven of the Top 10 Broadcasts of the Week in Viewers and 6 of Top 10 in Adults 18-49

CBS was first in viewers (for the ninth consecutive week), adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, registering its largest audience and its highest adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 ratings of the summer, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending August 25.

(Editor's Note: Time Warner Cable has blacked out CBS stations to 3.2 million of its customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas).

UNDER THE DOME was the week's #1 broadcast in viewers and the top drama broadcast in adults 18-49.

BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was the week's #1 non-sports broadcast in adults 18-49.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.12m), NBC (4.71m), ABC (4.08m) and FOX (2.61m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in both adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05). Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +5% in viewers and adults 25-54 and was even in adults 18-49.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (10.64m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). Compared to last week, UNDER THE DOME was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), even in adults 18-49 and added +280,000 viewers (from 10.36m, +3%).

UNFORGETTABLE was second in viewers (6.80m) and adults 25-54 (1.7/04) and averaged 1.1/03 in adults 18-49. Compared to last week, UNFORGETTABLE was up +6% adults 25-54 (from 1.6/04), even in adults 18-49 (1.1/03) and added +230,000 viewers (from 6.57m, +3%).

BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was first in viewers (6.38m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/08). Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was up +12% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/08), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.0/07) and added +210,000 viewers (from 6.17m, +3%).

BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in viewers (6.31m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was second in viewers (7.17m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07, -0.1 behind NBC). Compared to last Sunday, BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was up +19% in both adults 25-54 (from 2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) and added +690,000 viewers (from 6.48m, +11%). BIG BROTHER SUNDAY posted the season's best delivery on any night in viewers and adults 25-54, matched season best delivery on any night in adults 18-49.

On Friday, NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL (S) (8:00-11:15 PM) scored a 4.8/09 in households with 7.68m viewers and a 3.6/13 in men 25-54, 2.9/12 in men 18-49, 2.6/13 in men 18-34, 2.9/10 in adults 25-54, 2.3/09 in adults 18-49 and 2.0/09 in adults 18-34. NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL was Friday's #1 program in key men and adult demographics.

On Saturday, NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL (S) (8:00-11:21 PM) scored a 2.9/06 in households with 4.42m viewers and a 1.9/06 in men 25-54, 1.6/06 in men 18-49, 1.2/06 in men 18-34, 1.5/05 in adults 25-54, 1.2/05 in adults 18-49 and 1.0/05 in adults 18-34.

CBS top programs of the week: #1 UNDER THE DOME (an average of 10.64m viewers), #3 60 MINUTES (R) (8.67m), #6 NCIS (R) (7.95m), #7 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL "Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers" (S) (7.68m), #8 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (7.38m), #9 BIG BROTHER 15 SUNDAY (7.17m), #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (6.86m), #11 UNFORGETTABLE (6.80m), #12 BIG BROTHER 15 WEDNESDAY (6.38m), #14 BIG BROTHER 15 THURSDAY (6.31m), #16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (5.98m), #18 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (5.80m), #21 PERSON OF INTEREST TUESDAY (R) (5.16m), #26 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (4.59m), #27 THE MENTALIST (R) (4.57m), #29 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (4.44m) and #30 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL "St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos" (S) (4.42m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #48

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNDER THE DOME (CBS)
· UNFORGETTABLE (A AND E)





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