CBS Has the Top 10 Scripted Programs in a Week of Series Milestones

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January 8th, 2013

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CBS HAS THE TOP 10 SCRIPTED PROGRAMS IN A WEEK OF SERIES MILESTONES

Series-High Ratings for "The Big Bang Theory" in Viewers and Key Demos

"Person Of Interest" Delivers its Largest Audience Ever

"Two and a Half Men" Posts Best Ratings Since Moving to Thursday

"Elementary" Uncovers its Largest Audience and Best Adult 18-49 rating Since Series Premiere

"The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" Post Best Ratings Since October

CBS had the top 10 scripted programs in a week that saw several of its series hit ratings milestones, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 6, a holiday week that included original programming on only four nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

 

  • · The Big Bang Theory posted series highs in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

  • · Two and a Half Men posted Thursday highs in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

  • · Person Of Interest posted series highs in viewers, matched its series high in adults 18-49 and had its second-best adults 25-54 rating.

 

  • · Elementary scored its best viewers and adults 18-49 ratings since its series premiere.

 

  • · CBS posted its best Thursday household and viewers deliveries since Dec. 10, 2009, its best adults 25-54 performance since Feb. 11, 2010 and its best adults 18-49 rating since March 25, 2010.

 

 

For the week in viewers: CBS (8.29m), NBC (8.39m), FOX (6.84m) and ABC (5.07m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.23m), NBC (8.77m), ABC (8.06m) and FOX (6.65m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged 2.2/05 in adults 25-54 and 1.6/04 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.6/09, tie) and a solid second in adults in 18-49 (2.7/08).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.3/09), NBC (5.1/08), FOX (4.0/06), and ABC (3.0/05). Season-to-date: CBS (7.1/12), NBC (5.4/09), ABC (5.2/09) and FOX (4.0/06).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (9.1/14), viewers (15.04m), adults 25-54 (5.1/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10). CBS posted its best Thursday household and viewers deliveries since December 10, 2009, its best adults 25-54 performance since February 11, 2010 and its best adults 18-49 rating since March 25, 2010. CBS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +55% in viewers (vs. 9.72m), +38% in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.7/08) and +23% in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.1/08).

 

The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (11.4/18), viewers (19.25m), adults 25-54 (7.8/19), adults 18-49 (6.1/18) and adults 18-34 (4.1/13). The Big Bang Theory posted series highs in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (9.2/14), viewers (15.41m), adults 25-54 (5.9/12) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12). Two and a Half Men posted its best deliveries in households since Dec. 21, 2011, its best viewers total since Nov. 21, 2011 and its best ratings in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Jan. 16, 2012 – all when the program was on Monday.

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (9.8/15), viewers (16.23m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/09). Person Of Interest posted its best deliveries ever in households and viewers, matched series-high adults 18-49 rating and delivered its second-best adults 25-54 rating.

 

Elementary (10:01-11:00 PM) was first in households (7.2/12), viewers (11.44m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07). Elementary posted its best delivery in both households and adults 25-54 since Oct. 4, 2012 and its best viewers and adults 18-49 ratings since Sept. 27, 2012's series premiere.

 

Undercover Boss was second in households (4.8/08), viewers (7.55m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05).

 

CSI: NY was second in households (5.9/09) and viewers (9.13m).

 

Blue Bloods was second in households (6.5/11) and viewers (10.18m).

 

THE Good Wife was first in households (6.5/10) and viewers (9.96m) while averaging 2.7/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.8/04 in adults 18-49. THE Good Wife posted its best viewers and adults 25-54 deliveries since Oct. 21, 2012 and matched its second-best adults 18-49 performance this season.

 

THE Mentalist was first in households (6.8/11) and viewers (10.85m) and was second in both adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). THE Mentalist posted its best households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 deliveries since Oct. 14, 2012 and its best viewers delivery since Sept. 30, 2012. THE Mentalist matched its season-best delivery in adults 18-49.

 

CBS top programs of the week: #4 THE Big Bang Theory (an average of 19.25m viewers), #5 PERSON OF INTEREST (16.23m), #6 Two and a Half Men (15.41m), #9 Elementary (11.44m), #10 THE MENTALIST (10.85m), #11 NCIS SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (10.63m), #12 Blue Bloods (10.18m), #13 THE Good Wife (9.96m), #14 60 Minutes (9.61m), #16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES 1/1 (R) (S) (9.39m), #17 CSI: NY (9.13m), #21 PERSON OF INTEREST SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.39m), #23 Undercover Boss (7.55m), #27 MIKE & MOLLY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.71m) and #28 Criminal Minds (R) (6.65m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #15

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #15 of 2012-13 Season (ending: 1/6/13)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 8,290

NBC 8,394

ABC 5,066

FOX 6,841

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.2 5

NBC 3.3 8

ABC 1.8 4

FOX 2.7 7

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.6 4

NBC 2.7 8

ABC 1.4 4

FOX 2.3 6

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-1/6/13)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 11,232

NBC 8,772

ABC 8,060

FOX 6,649

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 3.6 9

NBC 3.6 9

ABC 2.8 7

FOX 2.7 7

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.7 8

NBC 3.1 9

ABC 2.3 6

FOX 2.4 7

 
  • American

    Isn’t it funny CBS puts itself at the top of lists it was second in?

  • Ralph Hahn

    It’s a CBS news release.

  • robert

    Love CBS

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