CBS by the Numbers at Mid-Season

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December 19th, 2012

via press release:

CBS BY THE NUMBERS AT MID-SEASON

 

At the mid-season mark, CBS is on its way to remaining America's most-watched network for the tenth time in 11 seasons, holding a commanding +3 million viewer lead over second-place NBC.  The Network is also first in adults 25-54 and is now in its closest competitive position of the season in adults 18-49 (-0.2).

 

CBS is closing the first half of the season strong, winning three of the last five weeks in viewers and key demographics, including two consecutive Monday victories and continued significant growth on Thursday.

 

CBS BY THE NUMBERS

#1 Network in viewers 11.83m, +3m over second-place NBC
#1 Network among A25-54 3.8/9
#1 Overall program in viewers NCIS
#1 Entertainment show in A18-49 The Big Bang Theory
#1 Drama NCIS
#1 Comedy in viewers The Big Bang Theory
#1 Comedy in A18-49 The Big Bang Theory
#1 New series Elementary
#1 News program 60 Minutes
#1 Network in L+7 DVR lift Viewers, A18-49 and A25-54
#1 Fastest-growing network primetime program Person Of Interest
#1 Fastest-growing daytime program The Talk
2% Year-to-year time period growth in A25-54 Elementary
3% Year-to-year time period growth in A18-49 Elementary
4 Of the Top 5 comedies in viewers The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly
4 Of the Top 5 comedies in A18-49 The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother
6 Of the Top 10 programs in viewers NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person Of Interest, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds
8 Of the Top 8 dramas in viewers NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person Of Interest, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Vegas,  Blue Bloods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
8 Of the Top 20 shows in A18-49 More than any other network
11% Year-to-year growth in viewers CBS Thursday
14% Year-to-year growth in A18-49 CBS Thursday
18% Year-to-year growth in A18-49 The Big Bang Theory
19% Year-to-year growth in A18-49 Person Of Interest
20% Year-to-year growth  in viewers The Big Bang Theory
24 Years as the #1 daytime program The Young and The Restless
25% Year-to-year growth viewers Person Of Interest
26 Years as #1 in daytime CBS
30% Year-to-year time period improvement  in A25-54 Two and a Half Men
35% Year-to-year time period improvement in A18-49 Two and a Half Men
40% Year-to-year time period improvement in viewers Two and a Half Men

 

 

Source:  The Nielsen Company, 9/24/12-12/16/12, 9/19/11-12/18/11, most current

 
  • DenverDean

    I’d love to see ABC PR counter this!

  • CenterGravity

    juggernaut

  • Mark

    I LOVE Elementary. Best show on TV

  • tv log

    PBS with ABC War Chest is suing CBS over Sherlock Holmes character Elementary is stealing its Master Piece Sherlock Holmes! Both shows have Sherlock in 21st century! CBS says its show has female Dr Watson and its show staged in New York! However CBS! You’re hypocrite!

  • The Cool Max

    Great numbers!

  • RMH

    How can either network sue the other if they don’t own the character? Besides SH was around a good 50+ years before either network.

  • Hamza

    I think this shows that Person of Interest should have been the show after the Super Bowl. It has improved it ratings and the Super Bowl would lift it even higher.

  • Fynn

    I don’t know if they did it on purpose but was the ‘by the numbers’ thing a reference to this website? that would be amaze

  • Mon

    #1 Fastest-growing network primetime program Person Of Interest

    Hard to believe at first when it can’t even beat Grey’s Anatomy and its ratings seem flat vslast season. Maybe it includes DVR lift?

  • outcountryguest

    In fact they are wrong the number 1 new series is Revolution no elementary (unless they are talking about viewers).

  • Martin

    What do the tvbythenumbers crowd think cbs will finish at after season is over.

  • Martin

    What do the tvbythenumbers crowd think cbs will finish the season at?

  • Martin

    Sorry when went and looked at page post wasn’t there, only when reloaded it.

  • Jake

    CONGRATULATIONS CBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Max Vrany

    @Martin, They have the AFC Championship in Primetime and the Super Bowl. #1 in all measures for sure. #2 is where it gets interesting. Before the season, most thought FOX, but with their current ratings, it’s hard to see them catching up to ABC or NBC, especially since they don’t have NFL overruns in the spring.

  • THE OLD MAN

    CBS should be in first place 18-49 way before the Super Bowl

    @ Mon

    POI has a 19% INCREASE over last year, so how would that be “flat?”

    CBS is the #1 Network in DVR “lift.”

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Max Vrany

    This old man never doubted that CBS would be #1

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CBS should be in first place 18-49 way before the Super Bowl”

    If by “way before” you mean after the AFC Championship game, that’s possible, but will be close.

    If you mean sooner than that, put the bottle down now.

  • tv_viewer

    @tv log

    I appreciate the attempt of a joke. You might have based the joke on CBS’s lawsuit against the executive producers of The Glass House. CBS could have rubbed it in by saying they have the highest rated reality competition show where the contestants lived in a “house” with cameras following them 24 hours a day.

  • sam

    Revolution was the number one new show I thought

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