CBS Wins Week in Total Viewers, Ties Fox in Adults 18-49

Aug 31, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS and Fox tied for the top spot for the week ended Aug. 28 in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, but CBS took the No. 1 title in total viewers.

Helping to lead CBS was a Thursday repeat of “CSI,” which tied for No. 1 in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.7 rating and won total viewers with 12.2 million, according to Nielsen Media Research. CBS’s Monday comedy “Two and a Half Men” tied “CSI” in the demo with a 3.7, while Fox’s summer reality series “So You Think You Can Dance” and ABC’s Monday night preseason NFL football telecast tied for third place at 3.4.

In total viewers, CBS’s “60 Minutes” was second with 10.9 million viewers, followed by “Men” with 10.8 million.

In adults 18 to 49, CBS and Fox tied for the week at 2.4, followed by ABC (2.0), NBC (1.9), UPN (1.1) and The WB (0.8). In total viewers CBS was tops with 7.7 million, followed by Fox (6.0 million), NBC (5.8 million), ABC (5.7 million), UPN (2.7 million) and The WB (1.9 million).