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CBS and ABC celebrate again

Week two of the new TV season came out a lot like the first - - with CBS winning overall and ABC snaring the 18-49 demo. CBS scored an 8.3 HH rating and 13 share, with ABC at 7.2/12, followed by NBC 6.2/10, Fox 4.8/8, UPN and WB tied at 2.3/4 and i at 0.4/1. After tying with ABC's "Desperate Housewives" the previous week, CBS' "CSI" had sole possession of the top spot in week two. Much further down, it has to be a disappointment to UPN that "Everybody Hates Chris" fell to #79 in week two from #64 in its debut. It was still the highest rated show for UPN, but one slot behind the WB's top show, "Gilmore Girls."



Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report

Network primetime week of 09/26/05 - 10/02/05

Rank

Program

Network

Rating

Share

Audience(000)

1

CSI

CBS

17.4

26

27999

2

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

ABC

16.7

24

27110

3

WITHOUT A TRACE

CBS

13.8

22

20978

4

LOST

ABC

13.7

20

23166

5

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

11.5

18

17573

6

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

11.4

18

17376

7

COMMANDER IN CHIEF

ABC

11.0

16

16365

8

COLD CASE

CBS

10.9

17

16666

9

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA

CBS

10.6

17

17292

10

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

10.5

16

15322

11

LAW AND ORDER

NBC

10.0

16

15058

12

NCIS

CBS

9.8

15

15090

13

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

9.7

14

14373

14

E.R.

NBC

9.5

15

14441

15

MEDIUM

NBC

9.0

14

13239

16

NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

ABC

8.8

14

13590

17

CSI: NY

CBS

8.7

14

13303

17

EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.

ABC

8.7

13

14766

19

HOUSE

FOX

8.5

12

13369

20

BOSTON LEGAL

ABC

8.4

13

12366


Source: Nielsen Media Research



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