CBS scores 9 of top 10 scripted series; 'NCIS' on top

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In the last week of the 2009-2010 television season, which included the final three days and a rebroadcast-laden Memorial Day holiday weekend, CBS had nine of the top 10 scripted series, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 30, week 36 of the 2009-2010 television season. Season Finales of “NCIS,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: Miami” All Place in the Top 10 Programs.


CBS had the top seven scripted programs, including the season finales of NCIS, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: MIAMI and CSI: NY; it had nine of the top 10 with THE GOOD WIFE (#9) and a rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST (#10).  CBS finished with six of the week’s top 10 series — more than the other networks combined.
 
THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN were the week’s #1 and #2 scripted series in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 
 
 For the week in viewers (which included the finales of “24,” “American Idol Tuesday” and “American Idol Wednesday”): CBS (7.97m), FOX (9.70m), ABC (6.35m) and NBC (4.65m).  In the 2009-10 television season (most current), CBS was first in viewers (11.81m), ahead of FOX (10.02m), ABC (8.67m) and NBC (8.24m). 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in both adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).  In the 2009-10 season, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (tie, FOX, 4.1/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.2/09).

For the week in households: CBS (5.1/09), FOX (5.6/10), ABC (4.2/08) and NBC (2.9/05).  In the 2009-2010 season, CBS was first in households (7.2/12), ahead of FOX (5.8/09), ABC (5.5/09) and NBC (5.1/08). 
 
CBS Weekly Highlights:
 
 — On Monday, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (4.8/12), adults 18-49 (3.9/11) and adults 18-34 (3.0/09); it was second in households (7.3/12) and viewers (11.92m).  CBS was first among adults 18-49 for the last three Mondays and first in adults 25-54 over the last two Mondays.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4.9/08, 8.06m) was first in adults 18-34 (3.3/11), tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.5/11, with ABC) and second in adults 25-54 (3.8/10).  Compared to its season finale last year (on May 18, 2009, at 8:30 PM), HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up +10% in adults 18-34 (from 3.0/09).  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER posted its best adults 18-49 deliveries since March 22, 2010, and its best adults 18-34 ratings since March 8, 2010.
 
TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (15.46m), adults 25-54 (6.2/15), adults 18-49 (5.0/13) and adults 18-34 (3.6/11).  TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best deliveries in households, viewers and adults 18-34 since March 8, 2010, and best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 deliveries since March 22, 2010. 
 
THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.0/14), viewers (15.02m), adults 25-54 (6.5/15), adults 18-49 (5.3/14) and adults 18-34 (3.9/11).  Compared to its season finale last year (on May 11, 2009, at 8:00 PM), THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +53% in households (from 5.9/10), +44% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.5/12) and adults 18-34 (from 2.7/09), +43% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/11) and added +5.24m viewers (from 9.78m, +54%).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was Monday’s #1 program in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.
 
CSI: MIAMI was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (12.38m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).  CSI: MIAMI delivered its best households and viewers deliveries since February 8, 2010, best adults 25-54 delivery since April 19, 2010, and best adults 18-49 ratings since March 8, 2010.
 
NCIS was second in households (10.0/16), viewers (16.30m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and delivered a 3.3/10 with adults 18-49 (-0.1 behind NBC). 
 
NCIS: LOS ANGELES was second in households (8.3/13) and viewers (13.23m).
 
THE GOOD WIFE was second in households (7.0/12) and viewers (10.60m); it was tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.0/08, with NBC).    
   
CRIMINAL MINDS was second in households (8.2/13), viewers (12.97m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). 
 
CSI: NY was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.96m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).    
 
CBS’s top programs of the week:  #5 NCIS (an average of 16.30m viewers), #6 TWO AND A HALF MEN (15.46m), #7 THE BIG BANG THEORY (15.02m), #8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (13.23m), #9 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.97m), #10 CSI: MIAMI (12.38m), #11 CSI: NY (11.96m), #13 THE GOOD WIFE (10.60m), #15 THE MENTALIST (R) (9.93m), #19 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (8.35m), #21 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8.10m), #22 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8.06m), #25 60 MINUTES PRESENTS (6.14m), #27 UNDERCOVER BOSS SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.99m), #28 COLD CASE (R) (5.61m), #29 60 MINUTES 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.46m) and #30 COLD CASE SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.40m). 
 
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME        
Week #36 of 2009-10 Season (ending: 05/30/10)                
  2009-10     
HOUSEHOLDS        
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  5.1 9  
NBC  2.9 5  
ABC  4.2 8  
FOX  5.6 10  
        
VIEWERS        
  (000)   
CBS  7,971   
NBC  4,654   
ABC  6,345   
FOX  9,702   
            
A25-54         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  2.5 7  
NBC  1.9 5  
ABC  2.0 6  
FOX  3.9 12  
           
A18-49         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  1.8 6  
NBC  1.6 5  
ABC  1.6 5  
FOX  3.3 11  
           
A18-34         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  1.2 4  
NBC  1.2 5  
ABC  1.2 4  
FOX  2.6 10                  
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME      

MOST CURRENT 2009-10 SEASON RATINGS REPORT (09/21/09-05/26/10)        
  2009-10     
HOUSEHOLDS        
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  7.2 12  
NBC  5.1 8  
ABC  5.5 9  
FOX  5.8 9  
            
VIEWERS        
  (000)   
CBS  11,810   
NBC  8,236   
ABC  8,668   
FOX  10,015   
        
A25-54         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  4.1 10  
NBC  3.2 8  
ABC  3.3 8  
FOX  4.1 10  
        
A18-49         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  3.2 9  
NBC  2.7 7  
ABC  2.7 7  
FOX  3.7 10  
            
A18-34         
  Rtg Sh  
CBS  2.2 7  
NBC  2.2 7  
ABC  2.2 7  
FOX  3.3 10  

(source: CBS)