CBS Wins First Week of Summer in Viewers

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June 5th, 2012

via press release:

CBS WINS THE FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER IN VIEWERS

 

Network's Rebroadcasts Comprise Six of the Top 10 Programs

 

"NCIS" Rebroadcast is the Top Scripted Series in Viewers, While "The Big Bang Theory" Encore is the #1 Scripted Series in Adults 18-49

 

Premiere of "Dogs In The City" Wins its Time Period in Viewers

 

CBS won the first week of the summer in viewers with six of the top 10 programs, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 3.

 

NCIS (R) was the week's top scripted series and the #2 program overall, while a rebroadcast of The Big Bang Theory was the top comedy and the #1 scripted series in adults 18-49.

 

The premiere of Dogs In The City won its time period in viewers and was second in key demographics.

 

For the week in viewers:  CBS (5.92m), NBC (4.81m), ABC (4.74m) and FOX (3.46m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged 1.6/04 in adults 25-54 and 1.1/03 in adults 18-49.

 

For the week in households:  CBS (4.0/07), ABC (3.2/05), NBC (3.0/05) and FOX (2.2/04).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

? NCIS (R) was first in households (6.7/11) and viewers (10.25m) and second in both adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05).

 

? 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (P) (R) was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.5/04, with ABC) and was second in households (4.1/07), viewers (5.98m) and adults 25-54 (1.9/04).

 

? Dogs In The City (P) was first in households (4.5/08) and viewers (6.72m) and was second in adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and adults 18-49 (1.3/04).

 

? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) was first in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.06m), adults 25-54 (2.0/05) and adults 18-49 (1.5/04).

 

? The Big Bang Theory (R) was first in households (5.6/10), viewers (8.70m), adults 25-54 (3.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.3/08).

 

? Rules of Engagement (R) (8:31-9:00 PM) was first in households (4.2/07), viewers (6.43m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).

 

? Person Of Interest (R) was first in households (4.9/08) and viewers (7.43m) and was second in adults 25-54 (1.9/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04).

 

? THE Mentalist was first in households (4.9/08) and viewers (7.27m) and was tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.8/05, with NBC).

 

? Undercover Boss (R) was first in households (3.3/06) and viewers (5.00m) and was second in both adults 25-54 (1.4/05, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (1.0/04, -0.2 behind ABC).

 

? 60 Minutes was first in households (6.3/112), viewers (9.77m), adults 25-54 (2.2/07) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #2 NCIS (R) (an average of 10.25m viewers), #4 60 Minutes (R) (9.77m), #5 THE BIG BANG (R) (8.79m), #7 Person Of Interest (R) (7.43m), #8 THE Mentalist (R) (7.27m), #10 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (7.06m), #12 NCIS: LOS ANGELES  (R) (6.80m), #13 Dogs In The City (P) (6.72m), #14 Rules of Engagement (R) (6.43m), #18 48 Hours Mystery TUESDAY (P) (R) (5.98m), #20 Two and a Half Men SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.89m), #21 Criminal Minds (R) (5.89m), #26 Hawaii Five-0 SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.52m), #27 Blue Bloods (R) (5.48m), #28 MIKE & MOLLY SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.42m). #29 48 Hours Mystery (5.41m) and #30 CSI: MIAMI (R) (5.15m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #37

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #37 of 2011-12 Television Year (ending: 06/3/12)

2011-12

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                 5,918

NBC                4,811

ABC                4,744

FOX                3,460

A25-54

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 1.6       4

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                1.7       4

FOX                1.4       4

A18-49

Rtg       Sh

CBS                 1.1       3

NBC                1.5       5

ABC                1.3       4

FOX                1.2       4

 
  • David Howell

    CBS skewing old as ever, but to be even halfway competitive with very few originals against some big unscripted summer hits isn’t half bad for them. Besides, they’ll make their real money, as ever, when September arrives. With the state of Fox’s scripted slate, and CBS having the Super Bowl, it’s probably not a question of whether CBS wins the season, but by how much.

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