With a big lift from Survivor: The Australian Outback and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS won the weekly ratings race in households, viewers and tied ABC for first in adults 18-49.
For the week of March 5-11, CBS averaged a network-best 8.4 rating/14 share in households, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49. It was the first time CBS has topped NBC in the adults 18-49 demo since the advent of the Nielsen People Meters. NBC finished the week tied for third with Fox in adults 18-49 with a 3.8 average.
Survivor and CSI ranked as the top two shows of the week respectively, with Survivor averaging 28.7 million viewers, a 17.1/26 household rating and a 12.1/31 in adults 18-49. CSI, which follows Survivor at 9 p.m. ET/PT, drew 23 million viewers and a 14.4/22 rating in households.
- Joe Schlosser