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CBS Sweeps All Key Ratings Catergories for Second Time in Three Weeks

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CBS Sweeps All Key Ratings Catergories for Second Time in Three Weeks

CBS swept all key ratings categories for the second time in three weeks, with season highs for 2 BROKE GIRLS, MIKE & MOLLY, HAWAII FIVE-0, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and THE AMAZING RACE, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 2.

CBS programs dominated the weekly rankings with the Network posting six of the top 10 broadcasts: #2 NCIS (19.8 million), #3 THE BIG BANG THEORY (17.2 million), #6 60 MINUTES (16.2 million), #8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.5 million),#9 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.4 million) and #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.7 million).

2 BROKE GIRLS, MIKE & MOLLY, HAWAII FIVE-0, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI and THE AMAZING RACE all posted season-high ratings. THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered more than 17 million viewers for the second consecutive week and was the week's #1 comedy in viewers and key demos. NCIS was the top drama in viewers and key demos.

CBS had the top 10 dramas of the week - NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, PERSON OF INTEREST, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, BLUE BLOODS, ELEMENTARY, HAWAII-FIVE-0, CSI: NY and VEGAS - all of which delivered more viewers than every broadcast network drama on the competition.

CBS had nine of the top 10 scripted programs in adults 25-54 and seven of the top 10 scripted programs in adults 18-49 - more than the other networks combined.

For the week in viewers: CBS (11.41m), ABC (8.03m), NBC (7.97m) and FOX (5.20m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.72m), ABC (9.17m), NBC (8.91m) and FOX (6.85m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, with NBC). CBS matched its best weekly performance this season in adults 25-54, posted its second-best adults 18-49 rating this season (just -0.1 behind the Superstorm Sandy-impacted week ending Nov. 4, 2012). Season-to-date, CBS is a close second in adults 25-54 (3.7/09, -0.1 behind NBC) and solid second in adults 18-49 (2.8/08).

For the week in households: CBS (7.2/12), ABC (5.1/08), NBC (4.9/08) and FOX (3.1/05). Season-to-date: CBS (7.5/12), ABC (5.9/09), NBC (5.5/09) and FOX (4.2/07).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

-- On Monday, CBS was first in households (6.5/10) and second in viewers (10.22m), adults 25-54 (4.1/09), adults 18-49 (3.1/08) and adults 18-34 (2.2/06). CBS posted its best Monday delivery in these measures since May 14, 2012.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.6/08, 8.73m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09), adults 18-49 (3.3/09) and adults 18-34 (2.9/09). HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER posted its best delivery in households since Feb. 27, 2012; in viewers and adults 25-54 since Sept. 24, 2012 (the season premiere), in adults 18-49 since Oct. 1, 2012 and in adults 18-34 since Oct. 15, 2012.

THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (4.1/09, 8.97m) was second in adults 18-49 (3.2/08) and adults 18-34 (2.3/06) and tied for second in adults 25-54 (4.1/09, with ABC).

2 BROKE GIRLS was second in households (7.2/10), viewers (11.74m), adults 25-54 (5.2/11, -0.1 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (4.1/10). 2 BROKE GIRLS was the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and was the night's #1 scripted program in adults 18-49. 2 BROKE GIRLS posted its best households and viewers performances since Jan. 2, 2012 and its best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings since Feb. 6, 2012.

MIKE & MOLLY was second in households (7.0/10), viewers (11.30m), adults 25-54 (4.8/10) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09). MIKE & MOLLY posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since May 14, 2012 (the season two finale), its best adults 25-54 delivery since Feb. 20, 2012 and its best adults 18-49 ratings since Jan. 16, 2012.

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in households (6.7/10) and viewers (10.30m) and was second in adults 25-54 (3.2/07) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06). HAWAII FIVE-0 posted its best deliveries in these measures since May 14, 2012 (the season two finale).

-- On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (9.1/14), viewers (14.53m) and adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and was a close second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07, -0.1 behind ABC).

NCIS was first in households (12.1/18), viewers (19.76m) and adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and was second in adults 18-49 (3.6/10, -0.2 behind NBC). NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and was the #1 scripted program in adults 18-49. NCIS posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since Sept. 25, 2012, best deliveries in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since October 2, 2012. NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers and adults 25-54, #1 scripted program in adults 18-49.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was tied for first with ABC in both adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (2.9/07), second in households (9.0/13) and viewers (14.49m). NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/08) and even in adults 25-54 compared to last week.

-- On Wednesday, CBS was first in households (7.5/12), viewers (11.62m) and adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.8/08, -0.1 behind FOX).

SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES posted its best household rating (6.5/10) this season, its largest audience (10.37m) since Oct. 17, 2012 and its best adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08) ratings since Nov. 7, 2012.

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.0/12) and viewers (12.37m), second in adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and posted a 2.9/08 in adults 18-49. CRIMINAL MINDS posted season-best deliveries in both households and viewers and matched season-high ratings in adults 25-54.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (12.11m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07). CSI posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since Jan. 25, 2012 and its best deliveries in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since April 4, 2012.

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.4/13), viewers (13.50m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).

THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:31 PM) swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.5/16), viewers (17.25m), adults 25-54 (7.1/18), adults 18-49 (5.5/16) and adults 18-34 (4.0/14). THE BIG BANG THEORY posted the series' second-best households and viewers deliveries ever with more than 17 million viewers for two straight episodes, as well as delivering the season's second-best adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and posting the show's best adults 18-34 ratings since Feb. 23, 2012. THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:31-9:01 PM) was first in households (8.6/16), viewers (13.74m), adults 25-54 (5.5/13) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11).

PERSON OF INTEREST (9:01-10:01 PM) was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (14.43m) and adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/07, -0.2 behind ABC). PERSON OF INTEREST beat second-place ABC by +61% in viewers (vs. 8.95m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.7/08).

ELEMENTARY (10:01-11:00 PM) was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.46m), adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.2/06, with ABC). ELEMENTARY beat NBC and ABC combined at 10:00 PM in viewers (vs. 10.09m, +4%).

-- On Friday, CBS was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (9.97m), adults 25-54 (2.3/06) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, with ABC). UNDERCOVER BOSS was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (8.73m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06). Compared to the last episode (on Nov. 16, 2012), UNDERCOVER BOSS was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CSI: NY was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (9.86m) and adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.5/04, -0.1 behind ABC). Compared to the last episode (on Nov. 16, 2012), CSI: NY was up +2% in households (from 6.4/11), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 1.4/04), even in adults 25-54 and added +270,000 viewers (from 9.59m, +3%).

BLUE BLOODS was first in households (7.3/12) and viewers (11.31m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.3/06, with ABC) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.5/04). Compared to the last episode (on Nov. 9, 2012), BLUE BLOODS was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/06), even in adults 18-49.

-- From 8:00-8:14 PM Saturday, the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP POST-GAME (S) delivered a 5.2/09 with 8.49m viewers, 3.0/09 in adults 25-54 and 2.7/10 in adults 18-49.

-- On Sunday, CBS was second in households (8.9/14), viewers (14.12m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). CBS's late-running football from 7:00-7:41 PM posted a 16.1/26 with 26.69m viewers, 9.9/25 in adults 25-54 and 8.6/24 in adults 18-49.

60 MINUTES (7:41-8:41 PM) was first in the 7:30-8:30 PM hour in households (10.3/15), viewers (16.15m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.3/08). 60 MINUTES posted its best household ratings since Jan. 8, 2012 and its best viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 deliveries since Nov. 4, 2012.

THE AMAZING RACE 21 (8:41-9:41 PM) was second in the 8:30-9:30 PM hour in households (6.2/09), viewers (10.02m), adults 25-54 (3.7/08) and third in adults 18-49 (2.7/06, -0.1 behind ABC). THE AMAZING RACE 21 posted season-high ratings in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

THE GOOD WIFE (9:41-10:41 PM) was second in households (6.5/10), viewers (9.70m), adults 25-54 (2.6/06) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.8/04, with ABC) in the 9:30-10:30 PM hour. THE GOOD WIFE posted its best adults 25-54 delivery since Oct. 21, 2012 and its best adults 18-49 delivery since Oct. 28, 2012.

CBS top programs of the week: #2 NCIS (an average of 19.76m viewers), #3 THE BIG BANG THEORY (17.25m), #6 60 MINUTES (16.15m), #8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.49m), #9 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.43m), #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.74m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.37m), #13 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12.11m), #15 2 BROKE GIRLS (11.74m), #17 BLUE BLOODS (11.31m), #18 MIKE & MOLLY (11.30m), #20 ELEMENTARY (10.46m), #21 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.37m), #22 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10.30m), #23 THE AMAZING RACE (10.02m), #24 CSI: NY (9.86m), #25 THE GOOD WIFE (9.70m), #26 VEGAS (9.35m) and #29 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.97m).

CBS top programs of the week: #2 NCIS (an average of 19.76m viewers), #3 THE BIG BANG THEORY (17.25m), #6 60 MINUTES (16.15m), #8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.49m), #9 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.43m), #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.74m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.37m), #13 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12.11m), #15 2 BROKE GIRLS (11.74m), #17 BLUE BLOODS (11.31m), #18 MIKE & MOLLY (11.30m), #20 ELEMENTARY (10.46m), #21 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.37m), #22 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10.30m), #23 THE AMAZING RACE (10.02m), #24 CSI: NY (9.86m), #25 THE GOOD WIFE (9.70m), #26 VEGAS (9.35m) and #29 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.97m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #10:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 21 1/2 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 17 hours

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