CBS Wins 8th Straight Week in Viewers

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May 1st, 2012

via press release:

CBS IS AMERICA'S MOST-WATCHED NETWORK FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

"Person Of Interest" is the Week's #1 Scripted Program in Viewers

"The Big Bang Theory" is the Week's #1 Scripted Program in Adults 18-49

 

CBS was first in viewers for the eighth consecutive week, led by Person Of Interest, the season's top new series and the #1 scripted series of the week in viewers, and The Big Bang Theory, which led in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 29, Week 32 of the season.

 

Rebroadcasts of NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES attracted more viewers than all first-run scripted programs on the competition. Person Of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, THE Mentalist and Blue Bloods all placed among the week's top 10 broadcasts in viewers.

 

For the week in viewers: CBS (8.44m), ABC (8.04m), FOX (7.31m) and NBC (5.19m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.79m), FOX (8.92m), ABC (8.32m) and NBC (7.47m).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.4/09), ABC (5.2/09), FOX (4.5/07) and NBC (3.3/06). Season-to-date: CBS (7.4/12), ABC and FOX (5.3/09, each) and NBC (4.6/07).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged 2.4/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/05 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and second adults 18-49 (3.0/08, -0.2 behind FOX). Season-to-date, CBS is up +4% in households, +1% in viewers, +3% in adults 18-49 and even in adults 25-54 compared to last year.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

? NCIS (R) was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (12.41m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/08, with FOX).

 

? The Big Bang Theory was first in adults 25-54 (5.5/15), adults 18-49 (4.1/13), adults 18-34 (2.7/09) and second in both households (7.8/13) and viewers (12.65m). The Big Bang Theory was Thursday's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and the week's top scripted series in these measures.

 

? Rules of Engagement was second in households (4.9/08), viewers (8.17m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07). Compared to last week, Rules of Engagement was up +4% in households (from 4.7/08), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/09), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/07) and added +600,000 viewers (from 7.57m, +8%).

 

? Person Of Interest was first in households (7.8/12), viewers (12.73m), second in adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/06).

 

? THE Mentalist was first in households (7.5/12), viewers (12.03m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).

 

? Undercover Boss was first in households (4.6/08), viewers (7.23m), adults 25-54 (2.2/07) and adults 18-49 (1.6/06). Compared to the last first-run episode (on April 13), Undercover Boss was up +2% in households (from 4.5/08) and added +220,000 viewers (from 7.01m, +3%).

 

? CSI: NY was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.13m), adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05). Compared to the last first-run episode (on April 6), CSI: NY was up +2% in households (from 5.8/10) and added +50,000 viewers (from 9.08m).

 

? Blue Bloods was first in households (6.6/12), viewers (10.47m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05). Blue Bloods was the night's top program in viewers.

 

? 60 Minutes was first in households (6.5/12), viewers (10.01m) and adults 25-54 (2.0/06).

 

? THE Good Wife was first in households (6.6/10) and viewers (9.97m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.6/06).

 

? NYC 22 was first in households (4.9/08) and viewers (7.44m). Compared to last week, NYC 22 was up +2% in households (from 4.8/08) and added +50,000 viewers (from 7.39m, +1%).

 

CBS top programs of the week: #5 PERSON OF INTEREST (an average of 12.73m viewers), #6 THE Big Bang Theory (12.65m), #7 NCIS (R) (12.41m), #8 THE Mentalist (12.03m), #10 Blue Bloods (10.47m), #12 60 Minutes (10.01m), #13 THE Good Wife (9.97m), #14 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD (9.81m), #15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (9.66m), #18 CSI: NY (9.13m), #20 THE Amazing Race 20 (8.60m), #21 Rules of Engagement (8.17m), #24 Unforgettable (R) (7.79m), #25 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (7.70m), #26 Criminal Minds (R) (7.61m), #27 NYC 22 (7.44m) and #30 Undercover Boss (7.23m).

 
  • SavhCaro

    I wish someone could explain this to me……the prized demographic is MALES 18-49 from what I understand. So, according to the numbers above, more MEN watch Grey’s Anatomy than Person of Interest. Really? Where do they watch it, in a closet so noone will see them but Nielsen?

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