CBS Wins Total Viewers, Ties Fox in Demo

Feb 16, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Propelled by its Sunday night Grammys telecast and its procedural dramas, CBS won the week ended Feb. 13 in total viewers, but an “American Idol”-powered Fox tied CBS for the top spot in the adults 18 to 49 demographic.

Fox’s Tuesday night “American Idol” was the week’s No. 1 network program in adults 18 to 49 with a 12.0 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. The Wednesday night edition of “Idol” came in second with an 11.4, followed by ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (9.7), CBS’s “CSI” (9.2) and “The 47th Annual Grammy Awards” (8.1).

Tuesday’s “Idol” also claimed the top spot in total viewers with 28.77 million. “CSI” held the No. 2 position with 27.85 million viewers, followed by Wednesday’s “Idol” (26.08 million), “Housewives” (22.30 million) and CBS’s “Without a Trace” (19.63 million). The Grammys came in eighth with 18.80 million viewers.

In adults 18 to 49 CBS and Fox tied for the week with a 4.5 rating, followed by ABC (3.9), NBC (3.6), The WB (1.5) and UPN (1.2)

In total viewers CBS was No. 1 with 13.48 million, followed by Fox (10.43 million), NBC (10.42 million), ABC (10.14 million), The WB (3.61 million) and UPN (3.21 million).