"NCIS" is the #1 Drama in Viewers and Adults 18-49 For The Week

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November 22nd, 2011

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CBS's SCRIPTED SERIES DOMINATE THE WEEK LEADING NETWORK TO SWEEP IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

 

Network Has 10 of the Top 12 Scripted Programs in Adults 18-49 and

18 of the Top 20 in Viewers

 

"NCIS" is the #1 Drama in Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

CBS is Only Network to Post Year-to-Year Growth in Adults 18-49

 

Season-to-Date, CBS is First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with Across-the-Board Year-to-Year Growth

 

CBS swept the week in viewers and key demographics as the Network's scripted programs dominated the adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and viewer rankings, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 20.

 

 

CBS won four nights in adults 18-49 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) with 10 of the top 12 scripted series:  Two and a Half Men (#2), The Big Bang Theory (#3), 2 Broke Girls (#4), How I Met Your Mother (#5), MIKE & MOLLY (#6), NCIS (#7), Criminal Minds (#8), Rules of Engagement (#9), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (#11) and Hawaii Five-0 (#12).

 

CBS also won four nights in viewers (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) with 18 of the top 20 scripted programs:  NCIS (#1), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (#2), The Big Bang Theory (#3), Two and a Half Men (#4), Criminal Minds (#6), Blue Bloods (#7), THE Mentalist (#8), MIKE & MOLLY (#9),  2 Broke Girls (#10), Hawaii Five-0 (#11), Person Of Interest (#12), Unforgettable (#13), Rules of Engagement (#14), CSI (#15), How I Met Your Mother (#16), CSI: NY (#17), THE Good Wife (#18), and CSI: MIAMI (#20).

 

For the week in viewers, CBS (11.44m) beat ABC (9.55m), NBC (6.80m) and FOX (6.22m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in both adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  CBS was the only network to post year-to-year growth in adult 18-49, up +7% (2.9/08 from 2.7/08) compared to the same week last year.

 

 

 

For the season, CBS is first in viewers (12.99m), up +2%; adults 18-49 (tie 3.4/09) up +3% and adults 25-54 (4.5/11) up +5% compared to last year.

 

CBS is also expected to win its 11th consecutive November sweep in viewers.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

How I Met Your Mother was first in adults 25-54 (5.0/12), adults 18-49 (4.6/12) and adults 18-34 (4.3/13) and second in both households (6.4/10) and viewers (10.42m).  Compared to last week, How I Met Your Mother was up +3% in households (from 6.2/09), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.9/11), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 4.4/12), +8% in adults 18-34 (from 4.0/12), and added +140,000 viewers (from 10.28m, +1%).

 

2 Broke Girls was first in adults 25-54 (5.6/12), adults 18-49 (4.8/12), adults 18-34 (4.0/11), second in households (7.0/10) and viewers (11.77m).  2 BROKE GIRLS posted its best deliveries in viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 since its Sept. 19, 2011 series premiere.

 

Two and a Half Men (9:00-9:31PM) was first in adults 25-54 (6.5/14), adults 18-49 (5.4/13), adults 18-34 (3.9/10), second in both households (8.8/13) and viewers (14.77m). 

 

? MIKE & MOLLY was first in adults 25-54 (5.5/12), adults 18-49 (4.4/10), adults 18-34 (2.8/07), second in both households (7.4/11) and viewers (12.18m).  MIKE & MOLLY posted its best deliveries in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since its Sept. 26, 2011 season premiere.

 

? HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in adults 25-54 (4.3/10), adults 18-49 (3.3/08), adults 18-34 (1.9/05), second in both households (7.4/12) and viewers (11.71m).  Hawaii Five-0 posted its best deliveries in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since the season two premiere (on Sept. 19, 2011) and best adults 18-34 rating since Oct. 17, 2011.

 

? NCIS was first in households (12.3/19), viewers (20.00m), adults 25-54 (5.7/14) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11) for the ninth consecutive week.

 

? NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (15.15m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11), adults 18-49 (3.4/08) and second in households (9.4/14) for the third consecutive week.

 

Unforgettable was first in households (7.4/12), viewers (11.37m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

 

? SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (11.60m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.3/09).  Compared to last week, SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC was up +8% in households (from 6.5/10), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and added +800,000 viewers (from 10.80m, +7%).

 

Criminal Minds was first in households (8.0/12), viewers (12.72m), third in adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.7/09).  Compared to last week, Criminal Minds was up +13% in households (from 7.1/11), +9% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (from 3.4/09) and added +1.36m viewers (from 11.36m, +12%).

 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.60m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, with ABC).

 

The Big Bang Theory was first in households (9.1/14), viewers (15.06m), adults 25-54 (6.5/17), adults 18-49 (5.3/15) and adults 18-34 (4.0/13).

 

Rules of Engagement was first in households (6.5/10), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/10).  Compared to last week, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/11) and +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/09).

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (7.1/11), viewers (11.65m), adults 25-54 (3.7/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07, -0.1 behind FOX).

 

? THE Mentalist was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (12.21m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.5/07, -0.2 behind ABC).

 

A Gifted Man was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (8.24m), adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.3/04, -0.1 behind FOX).  A Gifted Man posted its best adults 25-54 performance since Oct. 21, 2011, best adults 18-49 ratings since the series premiere on Sept. 23, 2011.

 

? CSI: NY was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (9.97m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).  Compared to last week, CSI: NY was even in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Blue Bloods was first in households (7.6/13), viewers (12.41m), adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).  Compared to last week,Blue Bloods was up +9% in households (from 7.0/13), +15% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/07), +18% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/05) and added +1.11m viewers (from 11.30m, +10%).

 

 

-- CBS's late running football from 7:00-7:26PM posted a 17.8/29 with 29.61m viewers, 11.2/28 in adults 25-54 and 9.7/28 in adults 18-49.

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #2 NCIS (an average of 20.00m viewers), #5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (15.15m), #7 The Big Bang Theory (15.06m), #8 Two and a Half Men (14.77m), #9 60 Minutes (14.47m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (12.72m), #12 Blue Bloods (12.41m), #14 THE Mentalist (12.21m), #15 MIKE & MOLLY (12.18m), #17 2 Broke Girls (11.77m), #18 Hawaii Five-0 (11.71m), #19 Person Of Interest (11.65m), #20 SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACFIC (11.60m), #21 Unforgettable (11.37m), #23 Rules of Engagement (10.90m), #24 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10.60m), #25 How I Met Your Mother (10.42m), #27 THE Amazing Race 19 (10.24m), #28 CSI: NY (9.97m) and #29 THE Good Wife (9.80m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #9:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21 ½ hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #9 of 2011-12 Season (ending: 11/20/11)

2011-12

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 11,441

NBC                6,800

ABC                9,549

FOX                6,216

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.8       9

NBC                2.6       6

ABC                3.3       8

FOX                2.6       6

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 2.9       8

NBC                2.2       6

ABC                2.7       7

FOX                2.3       6

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/19/11-11/20/11)

2011-12

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 12,990

NBC                7,352

ABC                10,017

FOX                9,647

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 4.5       11

NBC                3.0       7

ABC                3.6       9

FOX                3.9       10

 

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 3.4       9

NBC                2.6       7

ABC                2.9       8

FOX                3.4       9

 
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