CBS rides a 13 week ratings win streak

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SANTA BRINGS CBS ITS 13TH WEEKLY RATINGS WIN IN 14 WEEKS. CBS has Eight of the Top Ten Programs.  #1 Six Nights of Week, More Than All Other Networks Combined


CBS dominated the holiday week with first place finishes in viewers, households, Adults 18-49 (tied with NBC) and Adults 25-54, buoyed by scripted programming that claimed eight of the top 10 most watched shows on television, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 27, week 14 of the 2009-2010 television season.
 
CBS also had 14 of the top 20 programs, with NCIS, NCIS LOS ANGELES, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: NY, THE GOOD WIFE, CSI: MIAMI, THE MENTALIST SPECIAL, COLD CASE 10PM SPECIAL and CSI SPECIAL among the week’s the  top dramas and TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY its top comedies.

For the week in viewers:  CBS (9.11m), NBC (6.42m), FOX (3.71m) and ABC (4.53m).  Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (11.76m), ahead of ABC (9.30m), FOX (8.77m) and NBC (7.83m). 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and tied with NBC for first in adults 18-49 (2.0/06). Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +20% in viewers, +13% in adults 25-54 and +18% in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

For the week in households:  CBS (5.7/10), NBC (3.9/07), FOX (2.3/04) and ABC (2.7/05).  Season-to-date, CBS is first (7.3/12), ahead of ABC (5.9/10), FOX (5.2/08) and NBC (4.9/08). 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME
Week #14 of 2009-10 Season (ending: 12/27/09)        
        
  2009-10  2008-09
HOUSEHOLDS        
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  5.7 10  4.8 9  +19%
NBC  3.9 7  3.9 7  n.c.
ABC  2.7 5  2.9 5  -7%
FOX  2.3 4  3.3 6  -30%
CW  0.6 1  0.8 2  -25%
 
 
VIEWERS        
  (000)   (000)   Chg
CBS  9,113   7,588   +20%
NBC  6,420   6,266   +2%
ABC  4,532   4,742   -4%
FOX  3,714   5,405   -31%
CW  824   1,300   -37%
       
A25-54         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  2.7 8  2.4 7  +13%
NBC  2.4 7  2.4 7  n.c.
ABC  1.6 5  1.7 5  -6%
FOX  1.4 4  2.1 6  -33%
CW  0.3 1  0.5 1  -40%
        
        
A18-49         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  2.0 6  1.7 5  +18%
NBC  2.0 6  1.9 6  +5%
ABC  1.3 4  1.4 4  -7%
FOX  1.3 4  1.8 6  -28%
CW  0.3 1  0.4 1  -25%
        
        
A18-34         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  1.3 5  1.1 4  +18%
NBC  1.6 6  1.5 5  +7%
ABC  1.0 4  1.0 4  n.c.
FOX  1.1 4  1.6 6  -31%
CW  0.3 1  0.4 1  -25%
        
        
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME
       
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/21/09-12/27/09)        
  2009-10  2008-09
 
HOUSEHOLDS        
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  7.3 12  7.4 12  -1%
NBC  4.9 8  5.0 8  -2%
ABC  5.9 10  6.0 10  -2%
FOX  5.2 8  4.7 8  +11%
CW  1.5 2  1.5 2  n.c.
        
        
VIEWERS        
  (000)   (000)   Chg
CBS  11,762   11,806   n.c.
NBC  7,835   7,946   -1%
ABC  9,297   9,526   -2%
FOX  8,773   7,726   +14%
CW  2,236   2,196   +2%

A25-54         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  4.0 10  4.2 10  -5%
NBC  3.1 8  3.3 8  -6%
ABC  3.4 8  3.5 9  -3%
FOX  3.5 9  3.2 8  +9%
CW  1.0 2  0.9 2  +11%
        
        
A18-49         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  3.1 8  3.2 9  -3%
NBC  2.7 7  2.9 8  -7%
ABC  2.8 8  3.0 8  -7%
FOX  3.3 9  2.9 8  +14%
CW  1.1 3  1.0 3  +10%
        
        
A18-34         
  Rtg Sh  Rtg Sh  Chg
CBS  2.1 6  2.1 6  n.c.
NBC  2.3 7  2.6 8  -12%
ABC  2.2 7  2.4 7  -8%
FOX  3.1 10  2.6 8  +19%
CW  1.3 4  1.1 3  +18%  
   

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+    for    12/21/2009  –  12/27/2009

         Persons 2+ (000)
1. NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins NBC 19042
2. 60 MINUTES       CBS 15740
3. NCIS       (R) CBS 15387
4. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick     NBC 14389
5. NCIS: LOS ANGELES    (R) CBS 12447
6. CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL
JESSE STONE: THIN ICE    (R)(S) CBS 11340
7. TWO AND A HALF MEN    (R) CBS 10783
8. CRIMINAL MINDS     (R) CBS 10285
9. CSI: NY      (R) CBS 10272
10. THE BIG BANG THEORY    (R) CBS 10001
11. Football Night America Part 3    NBC 9760
12. THE GOOD WIFE     (R) CBS 9132
13. CSI: MIAMI      (R) CBS 8633
14. THE MENTALIST SPECIAL – 12/24  (R)(S) CBS 8223
15. Sing Off 12/21     (S) NBC 7277
16. COLD CASE 10PM SPECIAL   (R)(S) CBS 7254
17. CSI SPECIAL – 12/24     (R)(S) CBS 7152
18. How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday  (R)(S) ABC 6770
19. ABC Sunday Movie Of Week-12/27
The Sound Of Music     (R)(S) ABC 6427
20. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS   (S) CBS 6347
 
National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A2554    for    12/21/2009  –  12/27/2009    

         Adults 25-54 Rating
1. NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins NBC 7.9
2. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick     NBC 6.0
3. THE BIG BANG THEORY     (R) CBS 4.4
4. NCIS       (R) CBS 4.3
5. TWO AND A HALF MEN    (R) CBS 4.2
6. Football Night America Part 3    NBC 4.0
7. 60 MINUTES       CBS 3.9
8. NCIS: LOS ANGELES    (R) CBS 3.7
9. CSI: MIAMI      (R) CBS 3.0
10. CRIMINAL MINDS     (R) CBS 2.9
11. CSI: NY      (R) CBS 2.8
12. Sing Off 12/21     (S) NBC 2.6
12. How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday  (R)(S) ABC 2.6
14. THE GOOD WIFE     (R) CBS 2.5
15. Modern Family     (R) ABC 2.4
15. CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL
            JESSE STONE: THIN ICE    (R)(S) CBS 2.4
17. Family Guy      (R) FOX 2.3
17. ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE   (R) CBS 2.3
19. THE MENTALIST SPECIAL – 12/24  (R)(S) CBS 2.2
19. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER   (R) CBS 2.2
19. The Middle      (R) ABC 2.2
   
National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: A1849    for    12/21/2009 – 12/27/2009
 
         Adults 18-49 Rating
1. NBC Sunday Night Football        Cowboys vs Redskins NBC 6.9
2. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick     NBC 5.2
3. Football Night America Part 3    NBC 3.5
4. THE BIG BANG THEORY    (R) CBS 3.4
5. TWO AND A HALF MEN    (R) CBS 3.2
6. 60 MINUTES       CBS 2.9
6. NCIS       (R) CBS 2.9
8. Family Guy      (R) FOX 2.5
8. NCIS: LOS ANGELES    (R) CBS 2.5
10. CSI: MIAMI      (R) CBS 2.4
11. Sing Off 12/21     (S) NBC 2.3
12. How Grinch Stole Christmas-Wednesday  (R)(S) ABC 2.1
12. CSI: NY      (R) CBS 2.1
14. CRIMINAL MINDS     (R) CBS 2.0
14. Cleveland      (R) FOX 2.0
14. American Dad      (R) FOX 2.0
17. Modern Family     (R) ABC 1.9
18. Simpsons      (R) FOX 1.8
18. The Middle      (R) ABC 1.8
18. Want A Dog For Christmas    (R)(S) ABC 1.8  

(source: data and information proved by CBS)