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CBS Wins Week 3 in Viewers, Adults Demo

Oct 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Besides winning the third week of the 2004-05 season in total viewers and adults 18 to 49, CBS also had the top-rated show in both categories for the week ended Oct. 10 with “CSI.”

“CSI” scored a 10.1 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic and brought in 28.43 million viewers, making it the No. 1 program for the week in both demos, according to Nielsen Media Research.

In Adults 18 to 49, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” came in second with an 8.6 rating, followed by NBC’s “ER” (8.3), NBC’s “The Apprentice” (7.8) and CBS’s “CSI: Miami” (7.7).

In viewers CBS took four of the five spots for the week with “CSI,” “Without a Trace” (21.31 million), “CSI: Miami” (20.75 million) and “Survivor: Vanuatu” (19.46 million). ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” came in fourth place with 20.03 million viewers.

In a week where Tuesday’s vice presidential debate and Friday’s presidential debate preempted and shuffled much of the network’s schedules, CBS was No. 1 in the adults 18 to 49 demo for the third consecutive week with a 4.2 rating. NBC and ABC tied for second place with 3.8 ratings, followed by Fox (3.0), The WB (1.7), and UPN (1.5).

Among viewers CBS won the week with 13.80 million, followed by NBC (9.87 million), ABC (9.70 million), Fox (7.80 million), the WB (4.02 million), and UPN (3.71 million).