CBS Wins Viewers for Week 7, ABC and NBC Tie for Adults 18 to 49 Win

Nov 9, 2004  •  Post A Comment

CBS maintained its dominance over the other networks in total viewers for the week of Nov. 1-7, but both ABC and NBC were able to snatch away the top spot in the race in the adults 18 to 49 demographic.

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” was the No. 1 show for the week among adults 18 to 49, scoring an 11.1 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was enough to edge out last week’s winner, CBS’s “CSI,” which scored a 10.8, coming in second. ABC’s Sunday 8 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was third with an 8.5, followed by NBC’s “ER” (8.3), “The Apprentice” (7.8), CBS’s “Survivor: Vanuatu-Island of Fire” (7.6), “Without a Trace” (7.2), ABC’s “Lost” (6.7), “NFL Monday Night Football (6.0) and NBC’s Monday, Nov. 1 special “Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash ’04” (5.8).

In total viewers, “CSI” was No. 1 with 30.58 million, followed by “Desperate Housewives” (24.60 million), “Survivor” (20.24 million), “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (20.17 million), “Lost” (18.73 million), CBS’s “Cold Case” (17.66 million), “60 Minutes” (17.59 million), “ER” (17.01 million) and “Apprentice” (16.06 million).

The week also marked the return of original episodes of Fox’s Sunday night comedy lineup and the series premiere of the network’s new reality series “My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss.” All four comedies were down in the demo from last year, with Emmy winner “Arrested Development” down 3 percent (3.3/8 to 3.2/7). “Boss” was off 55 percent in adults 18 to 49 from last season’s premiere of “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Arrested” (4.7/11 to 2.1/5).

ABC and NBC both won the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 4.2, followed by CBS (4.1), Fox (2.8), the WB (1.7) and UPN (1.5).

CBS won the week in total viewers with 12.93 million, followed by NBC (11.29 million), ABC (10.97 million), Fox (6.31 million), The WB (4.07 million) and UPN (3.57 million).