Week 8: CBS places first in viewers, 'NCIS' top series

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Network Continues to Have the Top Five New Series in Viewers and Top Three In Adults 18-49. CBS Has the Week’s Top Eight Scripted Series Led by “NCIS”. “The Big Bang Theory” Tops Thursday in Adults 18-49 for the Fourth Consecutive Week. “The Good Wife” Sweeps Time Period for the Sixth Consecutive Broadcast.


CBS placed first in viewers for the seventh time in eight weeks and continued to have the season’s top five new series in viewers and top three in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 14, week eight of the 2010-2011 television season.

NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE MENTALIST, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CRIMINAL MINDS and THE GOOD WIFE were the week’s top eight scripted programs. 

For the week in viewers: CBS (10.72m), ABC (10.11m), NBC (7.37m) and FOX (7.26m).   Season-to-date in viewers: CBS (12.69m), ABC (9.94m), FOX (8.23m) and NBC (8.06m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.4/09, with ABC) and averaged 2.5/07 in adults 18-49.  Season-to-date, CBS is first in both adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09), up +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/10) and +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09). 

For the week in households: CBS (6.6/11), ABC (6.3/11), NBC (4.7/08) and FOX (4.3/07).  Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (7.7/13) followed by ABC (6.3/10), NBC (5.0/08) and FOX (4.9/08). 
           
CBS’s Weekly Highlights:

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.5/08, 8.89m) was tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.5/09, with FOX) and was second in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-34 (2.9/09).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.3/11, with ABC) and was second in households (8.3/12), viewers (13.63m) and adults 25-54 (5.5/12).

MIKE & MOLLY was second in households (6.7/10), viewers (10.80m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). 

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in adults 25-54 (3.7/10), adults 18-49 (2.9/08); it was second in both households (6.5/11) and viewers (10.23m). 

NCIS was first in households (12.0/19), viewers (19.87m), adults 25-54 (5.5/14) and second in adults 18-49 (4.0/11).  NCIS was the night’s #1 program in households, viewers and adults 25-54.

THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (8.0/14), viewers (12.33m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07) for the sixth straight broadcast. 

— On Thursday, CBS was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (12.75m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).  CBS was first for seven of the first eight Thursdays this season in households, viewers and adults 25-54; the Network was first in six of the first eight weeks in adults 18-49.

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (7.7/13), viewers (13.11m), adults 25-54 (5.5/14), adults 18-49 (4.2/12) and adults 18-34 (2.9/09).  For the fourth straight week, THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday’s #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

$#*! MY DAD SAYS was first in households (5.9/09), viewers (9.72m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (12.99m); it was second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09).   

THE MENTALIST was first in households (8.5/15), viewers (13.84m) and adults 25-54 (4.0/11); it was second in adults 18-49 (2.8/08, -0.1 behind ABC).  THE MENTALIST was the night’s #1 program in viewers. 

— On Friday, CBS was first in households (5.8/11), viewers (9.16m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05).  CBS was first on Friday for the eighth consecutive Friday in these measures.   

CSI: NY was first in households (6.4/11) and viewers (10.02m); the show was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.4/07, with ABC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.7/06).

BLUE BLOODS was first in households (6.6/13), viewers (10.57m) and adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, with NBC).  Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS was up +2% in households (from 6.5/12), even in adults 25-54 and added +260,000 viewers (from 10.31m, +3%). 

48 HOURS MYSTERY was first in households (3.8/07), viewers (5.90m), adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and adults 18-49 (1.3/04) for the second consecutive week.

Top CBS programs of the week: #3 NCIS (an average of 19.87m viewers), #7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (15.62m), #8 THE MENATLIST (13.84m), #9 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.63m), #10 THE BIG BANG THEORY (13.11m), #12 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12.99m), #13 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.56m), #15 THE GOOD WIFE (12.33m), #16 60 MINUTES (12.32m), #18 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (11.29m), #22 MIKE & MOLLY (10.80m), #23 BLUE BLOODS (10.57m), #24 UNDERCOVER BOSS (10.42m), #25 THE AMAZING RACE 17 (10.34m), #26 CSI: MIAMI (10.26m), #27 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10.23m), #28 CSI: NY (10.02m) and #29 $#*! MY DAD SAYS (9.72m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #8:

CBS – 22 hours
NBC – 21 1/2 hours
ABC – 22 hours
FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME                                                                                    
Week #8 of 2010-11 Season (ending: 11/14/10)                                                                     

                                                                                   
                        2010-11                                                          
HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 6.6       11                   
NBC                4.7       8                     
ABC                6.3       11                   
FOX                4.3       7                     
                                                                                                                                   
VIEWERS                                                                                          
                        (000)                           
CBS                 10,724                        
NBC                7,374                          
ABC                10,114                        
FOX                7,257                          

A25-54                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 3.4       9                     
NBC                2.9       7                     
ABC                3.4       9                     
FOX                3.0       8                     
                                                                                                                                   
A18-49                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 2.5       7                     
NBC                2.4       7                     
ABC                2.6       8                     
FOX                2.8       8                                             
                                                                                               
A18-34                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 1.6       5                     
NBC                2.0       6                     
ABC                2.0       6                     
FOX                2.6       8                                                                                                                     
                                                                                               
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME                                                                                    
                                                                                               

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/20/10-11/14/10)                                                                                           
                        2010-11                                                          
HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                             
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 7.7       13                   
NBC                5.0       8                     
ABC                6.3       10                   
FOX                4.9       8                     
                                                                                                                                               
VIEWERS                                                                                          
                        (000)                           
CBS                 12,689                        
NBC                8,059                          
ABC                9,939                          
FOX                8,227                          
                                                                                                                                               

A25-54                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 4.3       11                   
NBC                3.3       8                     
ABC                3.5       9                     
FOX                3.3       8                     
                                                                                                                                   
A18-49                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 3.3       9                     
NBC                2.8       8                     
ABC                2.8       8                     
FOX                3.0       8                                                                                                                                                                                             
A18-34                                                                                               
                        Rtg       Sh                   
CBS                 2.2       7                     
NBC                2.3       7                     
ABC                2.2       7                     
FOX                2.7       8                     

(source: CBS)

 


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