“CSI” DELIVERS LARGEST AUDIENCE AND MATCHES BEST DEMO DELIVERIES OF THE SEASON
“The Mentalist” Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
“Survivor: Samoa” Sweeps Its 8:00 PM Time Slot
CBS Wins Night in Viewers with its Largest Thursday Audience of the Season
With its largest Thursday audience of the season, CBS won the night in viewers and adults 25-54 as a result of strong performances from SURVIVOR: SAMOA, CSI (conclusion of week-long trilogy) and THE MENTALIST, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 12.
SURVIVOR: SAMOA won its time period in households (7.5/12), viewers (12.94m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR: SAMOA was up +3% in households (from 7.3/11), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 4.7/12), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/10) and added +500,000 viewers (from 12.44m, +4%). This matches SURVIVOR: SAMOA’s best delivery this season in viewers and was the second best adult 18-49 performance.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (conclusion of trilogy) won its time period in households (10.9/17) and viewers (17.38m); it finished second in adults 25-54 (5.4/12) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10). Compared to last week, CSI was up +12% in households (from 9.7/15), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/11), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/09) and added +1.78m viewers (from 15.60m, +11%). This was CSI’s best delivery in viewers since March 5, 2009 and matches season highs in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
THE MENTALIST won its time period in households (10.4/18), viewers (16.17m), adults 25-54 (4.9/13) and was second in adults 18-49 (3.6/10).
For the night, CBS was first in households (9.6/15), viewers (15.50m), adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.9/10). This marks CBS’s largest Thursday viewer delivery of the season, best adults 25-54 delivery and matches its best adults 18-49 performance.
Editor’s Note: According to updated ratings, CSI’s season best viewer delivery increased to 17.38m while its adult 18-49 rating increased a tenth to match its season high.
(source: data and information provided by CBS entertainment)