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THE BIG BANG THEORY Ranks as No. 1 Show in Primetime, Week Ending 2/17

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CBS placed first in viewers for the sixth consecutive week, was first in adults 25-54 for the third consecutive week, and was a solid second in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 17, Week 21 of the 2012-2013 television season.

CBS had seven of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 shows of the week in viewers, led by The Big Bang Theory - the #1 show for the week - followed by Person of Interest - the sophomore drama's highest weekly rank - as well as seven of the top 10 shows in adults 18-49.

The premiere of The Amazing Race swept its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, beating "Once Upon a Time." A special rebroadcast of NCIS: Los Angeles delivered more viewers than every other drama on NBC, ABC and FOX.

Season-to-date, CBS continues to lead in viewers (12.57m), adults 18-49 (3.1/09) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10).

For the week in viewers: CBS (8.83m), FOX (6.57m), ABC (6.08m) and NBC (4.40m). Season-to-date: CBS (12.57m), NBC (7.77m), ABC (7.70m) and FOX (6.97m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54(2.7/07) and second in adults 18-49 (1/9/05). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). Season-to-date, CBS is up +1% in households, +3% in viewers, even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

For the week in households: CBS (5.6/09), ABC and FOX (3.9/06, each) and NBC (2.9/05). Season-to-date: CBS (7.7/12), ABC (4.9/08), NBC (4.8/08) and FOX (4.2/07).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

-- On Monday, CBS was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.68m), adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08). CBS was first in every half-hour in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and first in five out of six half-hours in households and viewers.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERwas first in households (5.8/09), viewers (8.98m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10), adults 18-49 (3.2/09) and adults 18-34 (2.8/09). HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERwas the night's #1 program in adults 18-34.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENTwas first in adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07), and was second in viewers (8.39m).

2 BROKE GIRLSwas first in households (6.9/10), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09), and was tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.4/07, with ABC). 2 Broke Girls posted the night's top households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings and was the night's #1 program in viewers.

MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (6.5/10) viewers (10.50m) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10), and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.7/07, with ABC).

Hawaii Five-0 was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.64m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

SURVIVOR: CARAMON(P) (8:00-9:30 PM) was second in households (5.5/09), viewers (8.94m) and adults 25-54 (3.4/09).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (8.54m) and adults 25-54 (2.6/07), and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/05, with NBC).

-- CBS was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.92m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10) for the third consecutive Thursday.

THE BIG BANG THEORY swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.7/18), viewers (17.89m), adults 25-54 (7.2/20), adults 18-49 (5.5/18) and adults 18-34 (3.6/14). THE BIG BANG THEORYbeat its closest competitor in households (vs. 6.9/12 for FOX) by +55%; in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.3/12 for FOX) by +67%; in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.4/11 for FOX) by +62%, in adults 18-34 (vs. 2.7/10 for FOX) by +30% and by +6.28m viewers (vs. 11.51m, +55% over FOX). THE BIG BANG THEORYwas the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

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