CBS Has 19 of the Top 20 Non-Sports Broadcasts This Season

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January 9th, 2013

via press release:

CBS HAS THE TOP 16 AND 19 OF THE TOP 20 NON-SPORTS BROADCASTS OF THE SEASON

National Nielsen Rank for Demographic: PER2+ for 9/24/2012 - 1/6/2013

Source: NTI/NHI LIVE+SD

Rank

Program

Network

(000)

1

NCIS

Extreme Prejudice

(P)

CBS

20,482

2

NCIS

Gone

CBS

19,757

3

60 Minutes

12/16/12

CBS

19,633

4

NCIS

You Better Watch Out

CBS

19,591

5

Big Bang Theory, THE

The Egg Salad Equivalency

CBS

19,251

6

NCIS

Recovery

CBS

18,867

7

NCIS

Namesake, The

CBS

18,829

8

NCIS

Phoenix

CBS

18,509

9

NCIS

Lost At Sea

CBS

17,777

10

NCIS

Devil's Trifecta

CBS

17,646

11

Big Bang Theory, THE

43 Peculiarity, The

CBS

17,633

12

Big Bang Theory, THE

Parking Spot Escalation

CBS

17,248

13

NCIS

Shell Shock, Part 1

CBS

17,053

14

Big Bang Theory, THE

Fish Guts Displacement

CBS

16,945

15

Big Bang Theory, THE

Santa Simulation

CBS

16,760

16

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Endgame

(P)

CBS

16,744

17

DANCING W/STARS RESULTS

ABC

16,727

18

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

Habitation Configuration, The

CBS

16,680

19

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Dead Body Politic

CBS

16,534

20

NCIS

Shell Shock Part 2

CBS

16,475

 
  • iamiboo

    NCIS did an 13.0 with almost 21 Million. Just love it… love the show.

    Does anyone know if they are continuing the show?

  • Mike

    I think I’m going to be violently ill.

  • outlawz

    lol cbs and ncis destroying the competition

  • Abc123

    NCIS has not been officially renewed, but it is pretty much a certainty that they will go for several more seasons. Probably at least 2, if not more. NCIS is a monster. For a show to be pulling 21 million viewes in its 10th season, that is a sign of a strong show. NCIS has several years left in the tank.

    NCIS LA is holding strong too, but I definitely don’t see LA lasting as long as the mothership.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I’d be interested to see this list with 18-49 demo. TBBT would still be there. NCIS, not so much

  • jake3988

    NCIS skews ridiculously old, but when you’re pulling in 20m viewers a night, it doesn’t really matter. It’s amazing how well it’s aged as a show in terms of ratings. I’m constantly impressed.

  • Barb

    Don’t watch any of them except POI which isn’t listed above. Could never get into NCIS.

  • David Howell

    CBS – fulfilling a public service in broadcasting by keeping older viewers away from Fox News.

    NCIS made its reputation by surviving against peak-era Idol, basically destroying ABC and NBC shows in the time slot. Nowadays Idol’s actually dodged it… and gets to be beaten by TBBT instead. NCIS is a monster, presumably big in syndication too, and I’m not surprised it’s getting a second spinoff, as the first one is also one of the biggest scripted hits in television.

    That’s (at least) the top 18 scripted broadcasts of the season to date by total viewers being on CBS. The other networks must be awfully glad CBS can’t monetize their old crowd (although I wouldn’t be shocked if they sold ads on the basis of 25-54 rather than 18-49 – do CBS get notably different advertisers from, say, FOX which seems to skew more 18-34?)

    Oh, btw, those provisional numbers went UP in the finals. NCIS got over 21m, LA went to 17.9m and goes to #9.

  • Annonimous

    So i guess people love to watch Senior Special Agent L.J. Gibbs and Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

  • Madison

    Hey CBS haters – CBS does skew “old” but they have 9 scripted shows which regularly attract 3.0+ in the 18-49 demo. ABC only has 2 and NBC and FOX have none.

    NCIS has double the number of ‘young people’ watching than 30 Rock or Community.

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