CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Moves Into First Place in Adults 25-54 for Season

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December 11th, 2012

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CBS WINS IN VIEWERS FOR THE NINTH TIME IN 11 WEEKS

Network Moves into First Place for the Season Among Adults 25-54

"The Big Bang Theory" Tops All Entertainment Programs in Viewers and Key Demos

"Person Of Interest," the Fastest-Growing Program on Network Television, is the Week's #1 Drama in Viewers

"Criminal Minds" is Week's Top Drama in Adults 18-49

CBS Has Four of the Top 10 and Every Single Program Ranked From #11 to #22

All of CBS's Thursday Lineup Posting Year-to-Year and Season-to-Date Growth

"Elementary" is the Week's #1 New Series in Both Viewers and Adults 25-54 and #1 New Drama in Adults 18-49

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Tops Week in Children 2-11 and 6-11

CBS was first in viewers for the ninth time in 11 weeks and moved into first place for the season in adults 25-54 (tie), with The Big Bang Theory as the #1 entertainment program in viewers and key demographics and Person Of Interest, the fastest-growing primetime program, topping all dramas, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 9.

 

The Big Bang Theory was the week's #1 scripted program in viewers and adults 18-49, followed by Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls, ranked second and third in adults 18-49.

 

Person Of Interest, the fastest-growing show on network television, added +3.63 million viewers this season, and was the #1-ranked drama of the week in viewers for the third time this season. The second-year series also ranks as the fastest-growing network drama in adults 18-49, adding +0.5 of a rating point. Criminal Minds was the week's top drama in adults 18-49 (tie).

 

A rebroadcast special of NCIS had more viewers than any scripted program on the competition.

 

All of CBS's Thursday lineup posted year-to-year growth this week with 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 is up +16% in adults 18-49 and +14% in both viewers and adults 25-54 on Thursday.

 

CBS dominated the week's program rankings with four of the top 10 programs and every single program ranked from #11 through #22. CBS has had the #1 drama, #1 comedy, #1 news program and #1 new show in viewers every week of the season-to-date.

 

For the week in viewers: CBS (9.36m), NBC (7.76m), FOX (6.12m) and ABC (5.69m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.64m), ABC (8.95m), NBC (8.89m) and FOX (6.87m).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.9/09), NBC (4.8/08), ABC and FOX (3.7/06, each). Season-to-date: CBS (7.4/12), ABC (5.7/09), NBC (5.5/09) and FOX (4.2/07).

 

In key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (3.0/07, -0.1 behind NBC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.3/06, with FOX). Season-to-date, CBS is tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and is a solid second in adults 18-49 (2.8/08).

 

In the Monday to Friday 10:00 PM hour in Week #11, CBS was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.15m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.1/14), viewers (12.51m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08) Monday to Friday in the 10:00 PM hour.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

-- On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (10.21m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08), adults 18-49 (2.8/08) and adults 18-34 (2.4/08).

 

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (8:00-9:02 PM) was first in children 2-11 (4.8/15) and children 6-11 (4.3/14) and was second in households (5.5/09), viewers (10.11m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09), adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 18-34 (1.8/06). RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER is broadcast television's top rated program this season in both children 2-11 and children 6-11.

 

NCIS 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (9:02-10:00 PM) was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (11.06m) and adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.0/05, -0.1 behind NBC's first-run programming).

 

VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW (S) won its time slot in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.32m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08), adults 18-49 (3.5/10) and adults 18-34 (4.1/10). VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW was the night's #1 program in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

On Wednesday, CBS was first in households (5.7/09) and viewers (9.12m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.3/08, with FOX) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.5/07).

 

SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.4/10), viewers (10.64m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES posted its largest audience since Sept. 19, 2012 (the opening episodes of this edition of SURVIVOR), best adults 25-54 rating since Oct. 24, 2012 and best adults 18-49 ratings since Oct. 3, 2012.

 

Criminal Minds was first in households (7.1/11), viewers (11.33m), adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08). Criminal Minds was the night's #1 program in viewers and adults 18-49 (tied with "Duck Dynasty").

 

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.27m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).

 

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) and 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, -0.1 behind ABC). 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).

 

-- On Friday, CBS was first in households (6.3/11), viewers (9.70m) and adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05, -0.1 behind NBC). Compared to last year, CBS was up +75% in households, +22% in adults 25-54 and +7% in adults 18-49.

 

Undercover Boss was first in households (5.3/09), viewers (7.99m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07) and adults 18-49 (1.6/06). Compared to last year ("A Gifted Man"), Undercover Boss was up +5% in adults 25-54.

 

CSI: NY was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (9.95m) and adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.5/054, with ABC). CSI: NY was even in adults 18-49 and added +90,000 viewers (from 9.86m, +1%) compared to last week.

 

Blue Bloods was first in households (7.2/13) and viewers (11.17m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.2/06, with NBC) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.4/04). Compared to last year (a rerun), Blue Bloods was up +67% in households, +38% in adults 25-54 and +27% in adults 18-49.

 

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (R) (S) (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in households (2.2/04), viewers (4.18m), children 2-11 (2.0/07) and children 6-11 (1.6/06) and was second in both adults 25-54 (1.5/04) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04).

 

FROSTY RETURNS (R) (S) (8:31-9:00 PM) was first in households (2.1/04), viewers (4.06m), children 2-11 (2.4/08) and children 6-11 (2.0/07) and was second in both adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04).

 

THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (R) (S) (9:00-10:00 PM) was first in children 2-11 (1.8/06) and children 6-11 (1.5/05) and was second in households (2.2/04), viewers (3.94m), adults 25-54 (1.2/03) and adults 18-49 (1.0/03).

 

48 HOURS was first in both households (3.6/07) and viewers (5.44m) and was second in both adults 25-54 (1.7/05) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04). 48 HOURS was the night's #1 program in both households and viewers.

 

CBS top programs of the week: #2 THE Big Bang Theory (an average of 16.95m), #4 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.18m), #5 Two and a Half Men (13.50m), #8 60 Minutes (11.87m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (11.33m), #12 Blue Bloods (11.17m), #13 NCIS 9PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (11.06m), #14 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.64m), #15 Elementary (10.31m), #16 MIKE & MOLLY (10.23m), #17 2 Broke Girls (10.17m), #18 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) (S) (10.11m), #19 CSI: NY (9.95m), #20 VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW (S) (9.48m), #21 THE Amazing Race 21 (9.35m), #22 Hawaii Five-0 (9.32m), #27 How I Met Your Mother (8.26m) and #29 Undercover Boss (7.99m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #11:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21 ½ hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours, 40 minutes

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #11 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 12/9/12)

 

2012-2013

 

HOUSEHOLDS

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 9,360

NBC 7,756

ABC 5,694

FOX 6,117

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 3.0 7

NBC 3.1 8

ABC 1.9 5

FOX 2.6 6

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.3 6

NBC 2.6 7

ABC 1.5 4

FOX 2.3 7

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-12/9/12)

 

2012-2013

 

VIEWERS

 

(000)

CBS 11,637

NBC 8,888

ABC 8,949

FOX 6,866

 

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 3.7 9

NBC 3.7 9

ABC 3.1 8

FOX 2.8 7

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.8 8

NBC 3.2 9

ABC 2.5 7

FOX 2.5 7

 
  • Lucy

    So happy for POI

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