CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54; ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Top Two Shows

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CBS WINS THE WEEK IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

CBS Has Six of the Top 10 Programs, Led by “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the Week’s Top Two Shows

“Golden Boy” Premieres in the Top 10 Among Viewers

Network Also Has Five of the Top 10 in Adults 18-49, More Than Any Other Network

 

CBS Maintains Season-to-Date Leadership in Adults 18-49 As Well as Adults 25-54 and Viewers

CBS won the week in viewers and adults 25-54 with six of the top 10 programs, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 3, Week 23 of the 2012-2013 television season.

 

Among viewers, CBS had three of the top five programs, six of the top 10 and 14 of the top 20 – more than the other networks combined in all three measures. Among adults 18-49, CBS five of the top 10 programs – more than any other network. Among adults 25-54, CBS had eight of the top 10 programs – more than the other networks combined.

 

NCIS was the week’s #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54 and the #1 drama in adults 18-49. NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the week’s #2 program in viewers and the #2 drama in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat their broadcast network competitors combined in viewers on Tuesday. CBS’s new drama GOLDEN BOY premiered at #8 among all primetime programs.

 

Season-to-date, CBS remains first in adults 18-49 (3.1/09, +0.5 rating points ahead of second-place NBC), adults 25-54 (4.0/10, +1.0 rating points ahead of second-place NBC) and viewers (12.45m, +4.54 million ahead of second-place ABC).

 

For the week in viewers: CBS (9.11m), FOX (6.61m), ABC (6.06m) and NBC (4.12m). Season-to-date in viewers: CBS (12.45m), ABC (7.91m), NBC (7.50m) and FOX (7.06m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.6/07, with FOX) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.9/05). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.9/10), FOX (4.0/06), ABC (3.9/06) and NBC (2.7/04). Season-to-date in households: CBS (7.7/12), ABC (5.1/08), NBC (4.7/08) and FOX (4.2/07).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5.5/08, 5.89m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10), adults 18-49 (3.3/10) and adults 18-34 (2.8/09), and was second in households. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was the night’s #1 program in adults 18-34 and matched 2 BROKE GIRLS for top delivery in adults 18-49.

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (4.9/07, 7.89m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07).

 

2 BROKE GIRLS was first in households (6.6/10), viewers (10.41m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and adults 18-49 (3.3/08). 2 BROKE GIRLS posted the night’s top adults 25-54 ratings and matched HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER for top delivery in adults 18-49.

 

MIKE & MOLLY was first in in viewers (9.79m) and adults 25-54 (3.9/09), tied for first in households (6.3/09, with ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07, with FOX).

 

— On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (10.2/16), viewers (16.09m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08). CBS was first in every half-hour in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 for the second straight Tuesday.

 

NCIS was first in households (13.0/20), viewers (20.69m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). NCIS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +4.50m viewers (vs. 16.25m, +28%). NCIS was the night’s #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (10.7/16), viewers (17.02m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined by +5.42m viewers (vs. 11.60m, +47%). Compared to last week, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +5% in households (from 10.2/15), +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.1/09), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07) and added +750,000 viewers (from 16.27m, +5%).

 

GOLDEN BOY (P) was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.56m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05). GOLDEN BOY beat the competition combined in viewers by +1.15m viewers (vs. 9.41m, +12%). Compared to last week’s VEGAS episode, GOLDEN BOY was up +13% in both households (from 6.1/10) and adults 25-54 (from 2.4/06), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 1.5/04) and added +1.04m viewers (from 9.52m, +11%).

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN was second in households (5.7/09), viewers (9.17m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/09) and +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/07).

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) was first in households (6.9/11) and was second in viewers (10.69m), adults 25-54 (3.9/11) and adults 18-49 (2.8/09).

 

60 MINUTES was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (12.02m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and second in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, -0.1 behind ABC).

 

THE AMAZING RACE was first in households (5.5/08), viewers (9.24m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06). Compared to last week, THE AMAZING RACE was up +34% in households (from 4.1/06), +22% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/06), +32% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/04) and added +2.29m viewers (from 6.95m, +33%).

 

THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (5.9/09), viewers (8.99m), adults 25-54 (2.3/05) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.6/04, with NBC). Compared to the last first run episode on February 17. 2013, THE GOOD WIFE was up +7% in households (from 5.5/08), +15% in adults 25-54 (from 2.0/04), +23% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/03) and added +640,000 viewers (from 8.35m, +8%).

 

CBS top programs of the week: #1 NCIS (an average of 20.69m viewers), #2 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (17.02m), #5 60 MINUTES (12.02m), #7 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (10.69m), #8 GOLDEN BOY (P) (10.56m), #10 2 BROKE GIRLS (10.41m), #11 CRIMINAL MINDS (10.34m), #12 MIKE & MOLLY (9.79m), #13 PERSON OF INTEREST (9.52m), #14 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9.44m), #15 THE AMAZING RACE 22 (9.243m), #16 THE MENTALIST (9.241m), #18 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN (9.17m), #19 THE GOOD WIFE (8.99m), #21 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8.59m), #23 TWO AND A HALF MEN (8.26m), #25 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (7.89m), #26 ELEMENTARY (R) (7.80m) and #29 BLUE BLOODS (R) (7.07m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #23

 

CBS: 22 hours

NBC: 22 hours

ABC: 22 hours

FOX: 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #23 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 3/3/13)

2012-2013

 

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 9,107

NBC 4,118

ABC 6,055

FOX 6,613

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.6 7

NBC 1.6 4

ABC 2.1 5

FOX 2.6 7

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.9 5

NBC 1.2 4

ABC 1.6 5

FOX 2.2 6

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-3/3/13)

2012-2013

 

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 12,450

NBC 7,500

ABC 7,908

FOX 7,062

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 4.0 10

NBC 3.0 7

ABC 2.9 7

FOX 2.9 7

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 3.1 9

NBC 2.6 7

ABC 2.3 6

FOX 2.5 7

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