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05.28.2003
THE SEASON FINALE OF "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" IS THE TOP SCRIPTED PROGRAM IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN A WEEK THAT INCLUDED THE END OF SWEEPS, SEASON AND MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 27, 2003

THE SEASON FINALE OF "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" IS THE TOP SCRIPTED PROGRAM IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN A WEEK THAT INCLUDED THE END OF SWEEPS, SEASON AND MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

A Rebroadcast of "Without a Trace" Out Delivers Its Original Rebroadcast

Season Finale of "JAG" Finishes In Top 15 Programs of the Week Despite "American Idol" Competition

In a week that included the final three days of both the May sweep and the 2002-2003 television season and the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the season finale of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND was the number scripted program of the week in viewers, households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tie) in the week ending May 25, Week 35 of the 2002-03 television season.

A rebroadcast of CSI also had more viewers than any other scripted program on the competition with the exception of the season finale of "Law & Order," a rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE had more viewers than its original December broadcast and the season finale of JAG placed in the top 15 despite competition from "American Idol."

CBS (10.76m) was second in viewers, behind FOX (13.20m) and ahead of NBC (10.10m) and ABC (7.55m). CBS won 25 of 34.5 weeks in viewers during the 2002-2003 television season.

CBS (7.2/12) was second in households, -8% behind FOX (7.8/14), +4% ahead of NBC (6.9/12) and +44% in ahead of ABC (5.0/9). CBS finished first in households 24 times in 34.5 weeks in the 2002-2003 season. ?
In the 2002-2003 season, CBS was first in viewers (12.55m) and households (8.3/13). CBS has nearly one million viewers more than NBC (11.65m) and finished well ahead of ABC (9.97m) and FOX (9.96m). In households, CBS had an +8% advantage over NBC (7.7/13), +32% ahead of ABC (6.3/10) and +36% ahead of FOX (6.1/10).

In viewers for the week, CBS was first on Monday, Thursday and Saturday while second on Tuesday. ?
? EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (9:00-9:45 PM) was first in households (14.3/21), viewers (22.68m), adults 25-54 (8.9/19), boomers (9.8/21), women 25-54 (10.4/21), men 25-54 (7.2/17) and adults 18-49 (7.4/18). EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND was the week's top rated and most watched scripted program in viewers, households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tie, CSI: MIAMI).

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? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (11.5/19), viewers (17.34m), adults 25-54 (7.1/18) and adults 18-49 (5.9/17). CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION had more viewers than any other scripted program on the competition with the exception of the season finale of "Law & Order" (19.02m).

? WITHOUT A TRACE (R) was first in households (10.0/17), viewers (15.01m), adults 25-54 (6.0/16) and adults 18-49 (5.0/14). This rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE delivered more viewers than the 12/12/02 original broadcast (15.01m vs. 14.83m), on par in households (10.0/17 vs. 10.1/16) and retained over 90% of the delivery of both adults 18-49 (5.0/14 vs. 5.3/13, 94%) and adults 25-54 (6.0/16 vs. 6.3/15, 95%).

? CSI: MIAMI (9:45-11:00 PM) was first in households (12.0/19), viewers (19.30m), adults 25-54 (8.7/19), boomers (9.5/20), women 25-54 (9.5/20), men 25-54 (7.8/18) and adults 18-49 (7.4/18). CSI: MIAMI tied EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND as the week's top-rated scripted program in adults 18-49.

? THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR 1 (R) (S) was first in households (5.3/11), viewers (8.07m), boomers (2.3/8), women 25-54 (2.3/8), second in adults 25-54 (2.1/8, -0.1 behind FOX), men 25-54 (1.9/7) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.5/6, with NBC). THE PRICE IS RIGHT was Saturday's top rated and most watched program.

? The CBS TUESDAY MOVIE, "Hitler: The Rise of Evil," Part 2 (8.2/13, 12.17m), was first in households, viewers and men 25-54 and second in adults 25-54, boomers and adults 18-49. ???
CBS's top programs of the week in viewers: #4 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (an average of 22.68m viewers), #5 CSI MIAMI (19.30m), #7 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (17.34m), #10 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (15.01m), #13 JAG (13.27m), #17 CBS TUESDAY MOVIE "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" part 2 of 2 (S) (12.17m), #18 THE 38TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (S) (12.08m), #19 YES DEAR (12.04m), #20 CSI: MIAMI SPECIAL (R) (S) (11.96m) and #24 THE KING OF QUEENS (11.47m).

National Nielsen summary for the week ending May 25:

Households

Week ending 5/25 vs. same week year ago

CBS                       7.2/12                  6.8/12                      +6%
NBC                       6.9/12                  6.8/12                      +1%
ABC                       5.0/09                      5.3/10               -6%
FOX                       7.8/14                  5.0/09                    +56%

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Total Viewers (in millions):

Week ending 5/25 vs. same week year ago

CBS                       10.76                 10.08                        +7%
NBC                       10.10                 10.18                    -1%
ABC                         7.55                  8.05                       -6%
FOX                       13.20                   7.80                     +65%

Adults 25-54

CBS                     3.8/10                  3.5/10                       +9%
NBC                         4.2/11                      4.5/13                   -7%
ABC                     3.1/08                  3.3/09                   -6%
FOX                         5.8/16                      3.7/10                      +57%

Adults 18-49

CBS                     3.1/09                  2.8/09                  +11%
NBC                         3.4/10                      4.1/13                   -17%
ABC                     2.7/08                  2.9/09                    -7%
FOX                         5.7/17                      3.6/11                  +58%

Adults 35-54

CBS                     4.4/11                  4.0/11                     +10%
NBC                         4.5/12                      4.6/12                    -2%
ABC                     3.2/08                  3.5/09                    -9%
FOX                         5.6/15                      3.6/10                      +56%

2002-2003 Television Season:
(9/23/02-5/21/03)

Households

CBS                     8.3/13                              8.1/13               +2%
NBC                     7.7/13                          8.8/15          -13%
ABC                     6.3/10                          6.3/10            n.c.
FOX                     6.1/10                          5.7/09           +7% 

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Total Viewers (in millions)

CBS                     12.55                           12.31            +2%        
NBC                     11.65                           13.51           -14%
ABC                       9.97                            9.70           +3%
FOX                       9.96                            9.21           +8%

Adults 25-54

CBS                     4.7/11                          4.7/11            n.c.
NBC                     5.1/12                          6.0/15          -15%
ABC                     4.2/10                          4.1/10           +2%
FOX                     4.3/10                          4.1/10           +5%

Adults 18-49

CBS                     3.8/10                          3.9/10           -3%
NBC                     4.5/12                          5.3/14          -15%
ABC                     3.8/10                          3.6/10           +6%
FOX                     4.3/12                          4.0/11           +8%

Adults 35-54

CBS                     5.3/12                          5.3/12            n.c.
NBC                     5.3/12                          6.3/15          -16%
ABC                     4.4/10                          4.3/10           +2%
FOX                     4.1/10                          4.0/09           +2%

EVENING NEWS:

Week ending 5/23 vs. same week year ago

CBS                     5.3/11                          5.5/12                       -4%
NBC                     6.6/14                          6.9/15                       -4%
ABC                     6.5/14                          6.4/14                      +2%

Total Viewers (in millions):

Week ending 5/23 vs. same week year ago

CBS                       7.31                         7.55                -3%
NBC                       8.98                         9.66                -7%
ABC                           8.95                             8.90               +1%

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EVENING NEWS Year-to-Date:
(from 9/23/02)

CBS                     6.0/12                          6.5/13           -8%
NBC                     7.7/15                          7.7/15            n.c.
ABC                     7.2/14                          7.4/15           -3%

Total Viewers (in millions): (YTD)

CBS                       8.46                            9.07          -7%
NBC                     10.81                           10.78                n.c.
ABC                     10.16                           10.31           -2%

Monday

? On Monday, CBS (11.2/17, 17.63m) was first in households for the 13th consecutive week and first in viewers and adults 25-54 (7.2/17) for the seventh time in eight weeks. CBS was also first in boomers (7.9/18), women 25-54 (8.1/18) and men 25-54 (6.3/16) for the fourth consecutive week and second in adults 18-49 (6.2/15). Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +19% in households, +26% in adults 25-54, +23% in boomers, +17% in women 25-54, +40% in men 25-54 and +32% in adults 18-49.

-- THE KING OF QUEENS (7.8/13, 11.47m) was second in households, viewers, men 25-54 (3.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10, tie ABC). At 8:30 PM, YES, DEAR (7.9/12, 12.04m) was second in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (4.6/11), men 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49.

-- EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (14.3/21, 22.68m) was first from 9:00-9:45PM in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (8.9/19), boomers (9.8/21), women 25-54 (10.4/21), men 25-54 (7.2/17) and adults 18-49 (7.4/18). Compared to the same night last year, RAYMOND was up +12% in households, +7% in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, +11% in boomers, +4% in women 25-54 and +9% in men 25-54. RAYMOND was the night's top rated and most watched program, the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tie, CSI: MIAMI and "American Idol" special).

-- CSI: MIAMI (12.0/19, 19.30m) was first from 9:45-11:00 PM in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (8.7/19), boomers (9.5/20), women 25-54 (9.5/20), men 25-54 (7.8/18) and adults 18-49 (7.4/18). Compared to the same night last year ("48 Hours Monday" (S)), CSI: MIAMI was up +48% in households, +89% in adults 25-54, +70% in boomers, +67% in women 25-54, +117% in men 25-54 and +100% in adults 18-49. CSI: MIAMI tied EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and "American Idol" in adults 18-49 and was the #2 program of the night in households, viewers and adults 25-54.

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Tuesday

? On Tuesday, CBS was (8.5/13, 12.54m) was a solid second in households, viewers and men 25-54 (4.1/10). At 8:00 PM, JAG (8.9/14, 13.27m) was a strong second in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (3.8/9), boomers (4.4/11) and men 25-54 (3.5/10).

-- From 9:00-11:00 PM, the CBS TUESDAY MOVIE, "Hitler: The Rise of Evil," Part 2 (8.2/13, 12.17m), was first in households, viewers and men 25-54 (4.4/11) and second in adults 25-54 (4.3/10), boomers (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09).

Wednesday

? On Wednesday, THE 38TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (7.8/12, 12.08m) did a 5.0/11 in boomers, a 3.5/08 in men 25-54, a 4.3/10 in adults 25-54, a 5.1/11 in women 25-54 and a 3.6/09 in adults 18-49.

Thursday

? On Thursday, CBS was first in households (9.9/17), viewers (14.77m), adults 25-54 (5.9/16), boomers (7.0/18), men 25-54 (4.7/14), tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.9/15, with NBC) and second in women 25-54 (7.0/18, -0.1 behind NBC). Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +15% in households, +20% in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, +23% in both boomers and women 25-54 and +12% in men 25-54. ?
--CSI MIAMI SPECIAL (R) (S) (8:00-9:00 PM) was first in viewers (11.96m), men 25-54 (4.0/13), tied for first in households (8.1/15, with NBC), second in adults 25-54 (4.6/14), boomers (5.5/16, -0.1 behind NBC), women 25-54 (5.2/14) and adults 18-49 (3.7/12). ?
--CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (9:00-10:00 PM) was first in households (11.5/19), viewers (17.34m), adults 25-54 (7.1/18), boomers (8.4/21), women 25-54 (8.3/20), men 25-54 (5.9/16) and adults 18-49 (5.9/17). CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was Thursday's top rated and most watched program. ?
--WITHOUT A TRACE (R) (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (10.0/17), viewers (15.01m), adults 25-54 (6.0/16), boomers (7.1/18), women 25-54 (7.6/17), men 25-54 (4.3/12) and adults 18-49 (5.0/14). This rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE delivered more viewers than the 12/12/02 original broadcast (15.01m vs. 14.83m), on par in households (10.0/17 vs. 10.1/16) and retained over 90% of the delivery of both adults 18-49 (5.0/14 vs. 5.3/13, 94%) and adults 25-54 (6.0/16 vs. 6.3/15, 95%).

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Saturday

? On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (7.02m) for the fifth consecutive week and first in households (4.7/9) for the third consecutive Saturday. Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +31% in households, +40% in adults 25-54, +50% in boomers, +16% in women 25-54, +90% in men 25-54 and +17% in adults 18-49. THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR 1 (R) (S) (8:00-9:00 PM) was first in households (5.3/11), viewers (8.07m), boomers (2.3/8), women 25-54 (2.3/8), second in adults 25-54 (2.1/8, -0.1 behind FOX), men 25-54 (1.9/7) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.5/6, with NBC). THE PRICE IS RIGHT was the night's top rated and most watched program.

Sunday

? On Sunday, 60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM) was first in households (6.2/13), viewers (8.72m), second in adults 25-54 (2.0/7), boomers (2.6/9), women 25-54 (2.0/7) and men 25-54 (2.1/7). CBS SUNDAY MOVIE "Message in a Bottle" (R) (8:30-11:00PM) was second in households (4.8/9), viewers (7.03m) and key demographics. ?

Following are the Top 25 programs of the week (in viewers):

Persons 2+ (000) Rtg/Sh

  1. American Idol-Wednesday FOX 38060 20.3/30 #1
  2. American Idol-Wed SPL S FOX 30410 17.2/27 #2
  3. American Idol-Tuesday FOX 25666 15.2/24 #3
  4. EVERYBODY LOVES CBS 22684 14.3/21 #4 RAYMOND
  5. CSI: MIAMI CBS 19296 12.0/19 #6
  6. Law And Order NBC 19022 12.5/20 #5
  7. CRIME SCENE R CBS 17341 11.5/19 #7 INVESTIGATION
  8. American Idol: Final Two S FOX 16880 10.2/16 #9
  9. Law And Order 5/21-B S NBC 16008 10.8/16 #8
  10. WITHOUT A TRACE R CBS 15010 10.0/17 #10
  11. 24 FOX 14200 8.7/13 #13
  12. NBC Movie-Monday S NBC 14018 9.8/15 #11 Martha Inc.: Story M. Stewart
  13. JAG CBS 13266 8.9/14 #12
  14. Law And Order: SVU R NBC 12802 8.5/16 #15
  15. NYPD Blue ABC 12459 8.7/14 #13
  16. Friends R NBC 12232 8.5/15 #15
  17. CBS TUESDAY MOVIE S CBS 12173 8.2/13 #17 HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL PRT 2
  18. ACM AWARDS S CBS 12080 7.8/12 #22 38TH ANNUAL (More)

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19.      YES, DEAR                              CBS     12035             7.9/12        #19
20.      CSI: MIAMI - SPCL              R/S     CBS     11962             8.1/15        #18
21.      Law And Order: Crim Intent     R       NBC     11871             7.9/14        #19
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22.      Frasier                                NBC     11474             7.9/12        #19
23.      Mr. Personality                        FOX     11471             7.0/10        #31
24.      KING OF QUEENS                 CBS     11467             7.8/13        #22
25.      ABC's 50th Anniversary S       ABC     11379             7.6/12        #26

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