CBS Wins in Viewers for the 8th Consecutive Week

Categories: Press Releases

Written By

April 23rd, 2013

cbs-logo-wide

via press release:

CBS WINS IN VIEWERS FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE SIXTH STRAIGHT WEEK

 

Network has the Top Seven Scripted Broadcasts With a Mix of First-Run and Encores

 

"Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites" Posts Season Highs in Viewers and Adults 25-54, Matches Adults 18-49 Season High

 

Rebroadcast of "The Big Bang Theory" Beats "American Idol" in Viewers for the First Time and Tops it in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Second Consecutive Week.

 

Season-to-Date, CBS Maintains Viewership, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Leads

 

            In a week of primarily rebroadcasts and breaking news, CBS placed first in viewers for the eighth consecutive week, adults 25-54 for the sixth straight week and was a solid second in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 21, Week 30 of the 2012-2013 television season.

 

Among adults 18-49, CBS had the top seven scripted broadcasts of the week:  The Big Bang Theory 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S), The Big Bang Theory (R), How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, TWO AND A MEN (R), 2 Broke Girls 9:30 PM SPECIAL (R) (S), MIKE & MOLLY and NCIS 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S).

 

A rebroadcast of The Big Bang Theory beat "American Idol" in key demos in the common half-hour for the second straight week and topped "Idol" in viewers for the first time ever. 

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES posted season highs in viewers and adults 25-54 and matched its season high in adults 18-49 – finishing in the top 10 in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.  THE Amazing Race 2 was a top 10 performer in adults 18-49 and in the top 15 in both viewers and adults 25-54.

 

The NCIS 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) and The Big Bang Theory's two Thursday rebroadcasts beat all scripted programs on the competition.

 

Season-to-date, CBS maintains its lead in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

 

For the week in viewers:  CBS (8.26m), ABC (6.62m), NBC (5.61m) and FOX (5.56m). Season-to-date:  CBS (12.07m) beats ABC (7.84m), FOX (7.08m) and NBC (7.04m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.8/05, with NBC, -0.1 behind FOX).  CBS was first in adults 25-54 for the sixth consecutive week.  Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).  Season-to-date, CBS is up +2% in viewers and even in adults 18-49.    

 

For the week in households:  CBS (5.3/09), ABC (4.3/07), NBC (3.5/06) and FOX (3.4/06).  Season-to-date:  CBS (7.5/12), ABC (5.0/08), NBC (4.4/07) and FOX (4.3/07).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES was second in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.99m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).  SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES posted season highs in both viewers and adults 25-54 and matched the season's best households and adults 18-49 deliveries.  SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES finished in its closest competitive position this season with "American Idol" in their common hour in both viewers (-1.98m, falling below 2 million viewers for the first time) and adults 18-49 (-0.4) and matched its closest competitive position with adults 25-54 (-0.4).

 

THE Big Bang Theory (R) (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in viewers (11.43m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10), tied for first in adults 18-34 (1.9/08, with FOX) and was second in households (7.1/12, -0.1 behind FOX).  THE Big Bang Theory rebroadcast beat "American Idol" in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week and beat "Idol" in viewers with a rebroadcast for the first time ever.

 

60 Minutes was first in households (7.5/13), viewers (11.81m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).  60 Minutes was Sunday's #1 primetime program in households and viewers.

 

THE Amazing Race 22 was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (9.16m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Compared to last week, THE Amazing Race 22 was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06) and even in adults 25-54.  THE Amazing Race 22 was the night's #1 primetime program in adults 25-54.

 

THE Good Wife was first in households (6.0/09) and viewers (9.02m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.2/05, with NBC).

 

THE Mentalist was first in households (6.0/10), viewers (9.10m) and adults 25-54 (2.3/05) and tied for first with NBC in adults 18-49 (1.6/04).  Compared to last week, THE Mentalist was up +13% in households (from 5.3/11), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 2.1/06), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 1.4/05) and added +1.26m viewers (from 7.84m, +16%).

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #6 NCIS 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (an average of 12.61m viewers), #8 60 Minutes (11.81m), #9 THE Big Bang Theory (R) (11.43m), #10 THE Big Bang Theory 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (10.89m), #12 SURVIVOR CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES (9.99m), #13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES 8:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (9.39m), #14 THE AMAZING RACE 22 (9.16m), #15 THE Mentalist (9.10m), #16 THE Good Wife (9.02m), #19 Two and a Half Men (R) (8.79m), #20 Person Of Interest 10:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (8.63m), #21 Golden Boy (8.07m), #22 MIKE & MOLLY (7.76m), #23 2 Broke Girls 9:30 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.71m), #24 Hawaii Five-0 (7.65m), #25 2 Broke Girls (7.54m), #27 Criminal Minds (R) (6.88m) and #29 How I Met Your Mother (6.58m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #30

 

CBS – 19 hours

NBC – 19 ¾ hours

ABC – 19 ¾ hours

FOX – 15 ½ hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #30 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 4/21/13)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                8,260

NBC                5,557

ABC                6,618

FOX                5,605

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.5       6

NBC                2.3       6

ABC                1.9       5

FOX                2.3       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.8       5

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                1.4       4

FOX                1.9       6

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-4/21/13)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                12,069

NBC                7,035

ABC                7,843

FOX                7,078

CW                  1,794

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.9       10

NBC                2.9       7

ABC                2.8       7

FOX                2.9       7

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.0       8

NBC                2.4       7

ABC                2.2       6

FOX                2.5       7

 
© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures