October 29, 2002
CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDERS TO THE TOP THREE HIGHEST-RATED NEW PROGRAMS OF THE 2002-2003 SEASON
CSI: Miami, The Highest-Rated and Most-Watched New Series of the Season, Still Standing, the Highest-Rated and Most-Watched New Comedy, And Without a Trace, the No. 2 New Drama, Receive 22 Episode Orders
Hack, the Highest-Rated New Friday Drama Since CSI, Also Receives a Full Season Pickup
CBS, off to its best start since 1987 with four consecutive weekly wins in viewers and households, has given full season orders to the three highest-rated new programs of the 2002-2003 season CSI: MIAMI, the Number One new program; STILL STANDING, the highest- rated and most-watched comedy, and WITHOUT A TRACE, the Number 2 new drama.
CBS has also given HACK, the highest-rated and most-watched new Friday drama since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a full season pickup.
All four series have improved the year-ago time periods in adults 18-49 and are key reasons why CBS is the top rated and most-watched network and the only major network up year-to-year in viewers, households, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
CSI: MIAMI, the Number One new program of the season, is averaging a 13.1/21 in households, an average of 19.54 million viewers, 7.3/18 in adults 18-49 and 8.7/20 in adults 25-54. Compared to the time period last year, CSI: MIAMI is up +68% in households (from 7.8/12), +82% in viewers (from 10.74m), +103% in adults 18-49 (3.6/9) and +102% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/10).
CSI: MIAMI is produced by CBS Productions in association with Alliance Atlantis. Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker and Nancy Miller are executive producers.
STILL STANDING, the highest-rated and most-watched new comedy and a key component of CBS's dominant Monday night, is averaging 10.8/16 in households, 16.32 million viewers, 6.0/14 in adults 18-49 and 7.2/15 in adults 25-54. The comedy is up +2% in adults 18-49 versus the year ago time period.
STILL STANDING is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, in association with CBS Productions. Diane Burroughs and Joey Gutierrez are executive producers.
WITHOUT A TRACE, the second most-watched and second highest-rated new fall drama, has given CBS its most competitive series in the time period against ER since 1994 and is a major factor in CBS's three consecutive Thursday wins. WITHOUT A TRACE has improved the Thursday 10:00 PM time period by +49% in households (10.3/17 vs. 6.9/11), +53% in viewers (15.45m vs. 10.09m), +50% in adults 18-49 (5.4/14 vs. 3.6/9) and +42% in adults 25-54 (6.4/15 vs. 4.5/10).
WITHOUT A TRACE is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Productions. Jerry Bruckheimer, Ed Redlich and Jonathan Littman are executive producers. Hank Steinberg and Jacob Epstein are co-executive producers.
HACK, the highest-rated new Friday drama since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, has improved the Friday 9:00 PM time period by +48% in households (7.4/13 vs. 5.0/0), +56% in viewers (11.03m vs. 7.07m), +32% in adults 18-49 (2.9/9 vs. 2.2/7) and +39% in adults 25-54 (3.9/11 vs. 2.8/8).
HACK is produced by Big Ticket Television in association with CBS Productions, Pariah and The Thomas Carter Company. Bob Singer and Gavin Polone are executive producers. David Koepp is creator and creative consultant.