CBS Sweeps Week in Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49 (Tie)

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November 20th, 2012

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CBS SWEEPS WEEK IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49 (TIE)

 

CBS DOMINATES WITH NINE OF THE TOP 10 SCRIPTED PROGRAMS IN VIEWERS AND 9 OF THE TOP 11 IN ADULTS 18-49

 

"The Big Bang Theory" Soars to its Largest Audience Ever and the Season's #1 Scripted Broadcast in Adults 18-49

 

"Person Of Interest" and "Two and a Half Men" Hit Season Demos Highs

 

CBS Wins Every Half Hour in Viewers on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday—24 Consecutive Half Hour Victories

 

            CBS was #1 in viewers for the seventh time in eight weeks, adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 with nine of the top 10 scripted programs in viewers and nine of the top 11 programs in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 18, week eight of the 2012-2013 season.

 

The Big Bang Theory delivered its largest audience ever with 17.63 million viewers and highest adult 25-54 rating (7.4/12).  It also delivered the season's highest rated scripted broadcast in adults 18-49 (5.7/17).  Person Of Interest and Two and a Half Men also notched season high adult 18-49 ratings.

 

CBS had the top six scripted programs of the week in viewers:  The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Person Of Interest, Two and a Half Men and Criminal Minds and nine of the top 10 (with CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Elementary and VEGAS).

 

CBS had nine of the top 11 programs in adults 18-49: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Person Of Interest, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, MIKE & MOLLY and NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

 

CBS won 24 consecutive half hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

For the week in viewers:  CBS (10.65m), ABC (8.13m), NBC (7.03m) and FOX (4.53m).  Season-to-date: CBS (11.73m), ABC (9.09m), NBC (8.68m) and FOX (6.90m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was #1 in adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.5/07, with NBC).  Season-to-date, CBS is #1 in adults 25-54 (3.7/09, tie) and a solid second (2.8/08).

 

For the week in households:  CBS (6.8/11), ABC (5.2/08), NBC (4.3/07) and FOX (2.8/04).  Season-to-date: CBS (7.5/12),  ABC (5.9/09), NBC (5.4/09) and FOX (4.2/07).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

How I Met Your Mother (5.0/07, 7.95m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/08), adults 18-49 (3.0/08) and adults 18-34 (2.5/08).  Compared to last week, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up +9% in households (from 4.6/08), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/09), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/07), even in adults 18-34 and added +730,000 viewers (from 7.22m, +10%).

 

2 Broke Girls (5.6/08, 8.94m) was second in adults 25-54 (4.1/09), adults 18-49 (3.2/08) and adults 18-34 (2.2/06).  2 Broke Girls was the night's #1 scripted program in adults 18-49, tied with MIKE & MOLLY as the top scripted program in adults 25-54.  Compared to last week, 2 Broke Girls was up +2% in both households (from 5.5/08) and adults 25-54 (from 4.0/09), even in adults 18-49.

 

MIKE & MOLLY (5.9/08, 9.24m) was second in adults 25-54 (4.1/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/07).   Compared to last week, MIKE & MOLLY was up +7% in both households (from 5.5/08) and adults 18-49 (from 2.8/07), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/08) and added +460,000 viewers (from 8.78m, +5%).

 

Hawaii Five-0 was second in households (5.3/09), viewers (7.96m), adults 18-49 (2.1/06) and tied for second in adults 25-54 (2.7/07, with ABC).  Compared to last week, Hawaii Five-0 was up +6% in households (from 5.0/08), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/06), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.0/05) and added +430,000 viewers (from 7.53m, +6%).

 

NCIS was first in households (10.7/16), viewers (17.05m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/09).  NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers and adults 25-54, #1 scripted program in adults 18-49.

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.1/15), viewers (15.77m), adults 25-54 (4.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07).  NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat NBC (5.37m), ABC (3.74m) and FOX (3.78m) combined by over +2.8 million viewers (15.77m vs. 12.89m, +22%).   

 

VEGAS was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (10.41m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.6/04).  VEGAS beat NBC (4.82m) and ABC (3.72m) combined in by nearly 2.5 million viewers (10.41m, vs. 8.00m, +30%).

 

SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (10.06m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07).

 

Criminal Minds was first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.20m), second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08, with FOX).

 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (7.2/12), viewers (11.01m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).  CSI was up +6% in households (from 6.8/12), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07), +9% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06) and added +680,000 viewers (from 10.33m, +7%) compared to last week.  CSI posted a +39% advantage over ABC's "Nashville" in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.8/05) and +56% over NBC's "Chicago Fire" (vs. 1.6/05).

 

Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.6/14), viewers (13.73m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/10).  CBS posted a Thursday best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings this season.

 

The Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:31PM) swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.7/17), viewers (17.63m), adults 25-54 (7.4/19), adults 18-49 (5.7/17) and adults 18-34 (3.7/13).  THE Big Bang Theory beat the NBC, ABC and FOX combined in households (vs. 10.0/17, +7%), adults 25-54 (vs. 5.6/14, +32%), adults 18-49 (vs. 4.6/14, +14%) and nearly tied in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.8/14).  THE Big Bang Theory posted series high deliveries in households, viewers and adults 25-54, best ever Thursday rating in adults 18-49, best adults 18-34 rating since March 29, 2012.

 

Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) was first in households (8.6/13), viewers (13.87m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.1/12).  TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best adults 18-49 rating since February 20, 2012, matched best adults 25-54 rating of the season.

 

Person Of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) was first in households (9.1/14), viewers (14.57m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08, -0.1 behind ABC).  PERSON OF INTEREST posted its best adults 18-49 ratings since March 29, 2012, matched second best adults 25-54 delivery of the season.

 

Elementary (10:01-11:00PM) was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (10.75m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07).  Elementary posted its best delivery in adults 25-54 since October 4, 2012; best adults 18-49 ratings since October 18, 2012.

 

Undercover Boss was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.01m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06).

 

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON (S) won its time slot in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.18m), adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.4/04, with ABC).

 

CBS's late running football averaged a 14.0/23 with 22.84m viewers, 8.6/22 in adults 25-54 and 7.4/22 in adults 18-49 from 7:00-7:53PM.

 

60 Minutes (7:53-8:53PM) was first in households (9.0/13), tied for first in viewers (14.04m, with NBC), second in adults 25-54 (4.0/09) in the 8PM hour.  Compared to last week, 60 Minutes was up +20% in households (from 7.5/12), +60% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/06), +88% in adults 18-49 (3.0/07 from 1.6/04) and added +2.62m viewers (from 11.39m, +23%).

 

CBS top programs of the week: #2 THE Big Bang Theory (an average of 17.63m viewers), #3 NCIS (17.05m), #4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (15.77m), #5 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.57m), #6 60 Minutes (14.04m), #7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.87m), #10 Criminal Minds (12.20m), #15 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (11.01m), #16 Elementary (10.75m), #17 VEGAS (10.41m), #19 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.06m), #20 THE Good Wife (9.95m), #22 CSI: NY (9.594m), #23 Amazing Race 21 (9.591m), #25 MIKE & MOLLY (9.24m), #26 Undercover Boss (9.01m) and #27 2 Broke Girls (8.94m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #8

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21 1/2 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #8 of 2012-13 Season (ending: 11/18/12)

2012-13

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,654

NBC                7,030

ABC                8,126

FOX                4,527

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.4       8

NBC                2.9       7

ABC                2.7       7

FOX                1.8       4

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.5       7

NBC                2.5       7

ABC                2.2       6

FOX                1.7       5

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-11/18/12)

2012-13

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,734

NBC                8,675

ABC                9,086

FOX                6,902

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.7       9

NBC                3.7       9

ABC                3.2       8

FOX                2.8       7

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.8       8

NBC                3.2       9

ABC                2.6       7

FOX                2.4       7

 

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