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

Aug 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS was the clear winner for the week ended July 31 in total viewers but ended up tying Fox in adults 18 to 49. A repeat of CBS’s Thursday procedural “CSI” was the top-rated show in total viewers (13.4 million) and in the adults 18 to 49 demographic with a 4.2 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox’s summer reality series “Hell’s Kitchen” and CBS’s “CSI: Miami” tied for second in the demo with a 3.6, followed by CBS’s “Without a Trace” (3.5) and CBS’s Tuesday installment of the summer reality stalwart “Big Brother.”

In total viewers “Trace” was second with 11.3 million, followed by “Miami” (10.3 million), CBS’s “Two and a Half Men (9.6 million) and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (9.0 million).

In adults 18 to 49, CBS and Fox tied for the week with a 2.2, followed by NBC (1.8), ABC (1.7), UPN (1.1) and The WB (0.7).

In total viewers CBS took the top spot for the week with 6.9 million, followed by NBC (5.8 million), ABC (5.2 million), Fox (5.0 million), UPN (2.8 million) and The WB (1.7 million).