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10.20.2006

"SHARK" MAKES ITS CASE

CBS Gives the Season's Number One New Drama a Full Season Order  

Last Night's Episode Delivers Season High Ratings in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34,

Women 18-49 and Matches Best Adults 18-49 Performance   

            CBS has given a full-season order to SHARK, its freshman drama about the professional and personal life of charismatic, self-confident defense attorney turned prosecutor Sebastian Stark (James Woods).

            SHARK, the 2006-2007 season's Number One new drama, is averaging 14.36 million viewers, 5.3/13 in adults 25-54 and 4.1/11 in adults 18-49 in its Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period.  Last night's episode averaged season high ratings in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49 and matches best adults 18-49 performance.    

            In addition to Woods, SHARK stars Jeri Ryan, Sam Page, Sophina Brown, Alexis Cruz, Sarah Carter and Danielle Panabaker.

            SHARK is produced by Imagine Television, in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.  Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Ian Biederman, Ed Redlich and Rod Holcomb are executive producers.

            SHARK becomes the second freshman drama CBS has given a full-season order to, following the previously announced JERICHO.