'The Big Bang Theory', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Person of Interest' and 'Elementary' Fuel CBS Thursday Growth

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December 7th, 2012

via press release:

"The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men," "Person Of Interest" AND "Elementary" FUEL CBS THURSDAY GROWTH

 

Last Night's Broadcasts Lift CBS to Gains of +5% in Viewers, +7% in Adults 25-54 and +3% in Adults 18-49 Compared to Same Night Last Year

 

Season-to-Date, CBS Thursday Up +16% in Adults 18-49 and +14% in Both Viewers and Adults 25-54

 

            Last night's broadcasts of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person Of Interest and Elementary lifted CBS to year-to-year Thursday growth in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 6.

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.27m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).  Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +5% in households, +7% in adults 25-54 and +3% in adults 18-49.

 

The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.3/17), viewers (16.95m), adults 25-54 (6.9/19), adults 18-49 (5.2/16) and adults 18-34 (3.4/12).  Compared to the same night last year, The Big Bang Theory was up +21% in households, +17% in adults 25-54, +13% in adults 18-49 and +10% in adults 18-34.  The Big Bang Theory was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (8.4/13), viewers (13.50m), adults 25-54 (5.3/13), adults 18-49 (4.0/11) and tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.5/08, with FOX).    Compared to the same night last year (Rules of Engagement), TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +38% in households, +26% in adults 25-54, +33% in adults 18-49 and +79% in adults 18-34.

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (8.7/13), viewers (14.18m) and adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  Compared to last year, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +10% in households, +8% in adults 25-54 and +4% in adults 18-49.

 

Elementary was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.31m) and adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

           

Season-to-date, CBS's Thursday lineup is up +14% in both viewers and adults 25-54 and +16% in adults 18-49 compared to last season.

 
  • LANDO’S SON

    Person of Interest rules,nuff said.

  • lll

    Kick some A$$ POI!

  • Angie

    Why keep putting elementary in there when it lost to scandal. Cbs lost 10pm and tied last week so now cbs wants to take in dvr when the show underperforms on the night

  • Ben

    Angie – Elementary only lost to Scandal in your dreams.

  • Mary

    POI ROCKS.

  • Enri

    They’re really trying to make Elementary do well but the Mentalist did better in that spot last year. I wonder if CBS is wishing they didn’t give the slot after the super bowl to Elementary now?

  • ToXiX

    @enri

    CBS gave Elemtary the super bowl slot because of how bad its performing. In hopes that the Superbowl will save the show so they Don’t have to cancel all their new shows this season.

  • cass rowland

    toxix elementry is not doing bad but it is underperforming and is on a downward trend

  • LANDO’S SON

    We should all petition CBS to have a Person of Interest marathon during one of the upcoming holiday weeks,maybe they could do it on USA network or on TNT,that would kick azz. :)

  • ateofi

    “Two and a half men” is very expensive show to produce due to high salaries and it was put after TBBT to increase its ratings. “Person of interest” is doing well and this season started to improve since episode 7. I enjoy “Elementary” but it’s goung down in the ratings and it may be cancelled after may 2013.

  • Martine

    Elementary is not getting a stable audience it seems.

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