CBS Sweeps Thursday in Viewers and Key Demographics

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April 26th, 2013

Big Bang Theory April 25 2013

via press release:



"The Big Bang Theory" is the Night's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34


"Two and a Half Men" Places First in Adults 18-49


"Person of Interest" Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54


"Elementary" Wins Time Period in Viewers


            CBS won Thursday in viewers and key demographics, led by THE BIG BANG THEORY, the night's #1 program in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 25.


THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (8.9/15), viewers (14.38m), adults 25-54 (5.7/17), adults 18-49 (4.2/14) and adults 18-34 (2.6/10).

TWO AND A HALF MEN (7.0/11, 11.03m) was first in adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.8/08, with FOX).


PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (8.2/13), viewers (12.99m) and adults 25-54 (3.5/08), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07).


ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.4/11) and viewers (9.94m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).


For the night, CBS was first in households (7.5/12), viewers (11.88m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08).


Updated Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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  • RandyL

    OMG, seriously? CBS lost the 9 and 10 hours in 18-49. Who cares about total viewers or 25-54? They are relevant to nothing!!

  • outlawz


    @randy i care about total viewers

  • MichaelChickless

    CB Yes! ;-) :-)

  • Bob

    Nobody cares about over all viewers says everyone which is a good thing since nobody watches NBC, ABC, Fox or CW. I am glad that CBS DOES CARE ABOUT OVERALL VIEWERS!!!! That is why CBS continues to be the best network on TV!!!!!!! I would say it will be the last network standing in the end!!!!

  • Kangarookeeper

    @ Bob You are so out of touch with reality.

  • paul

    I hate the Amy character. She’s ruining a great show.

  • Ryan

    Doubtful that the NFL Draft would beat CBS from 8-9PM, but are there any prelim numbers on it yet?

  • DenverDean

    At least CBS releases never use excuses like “Idol-fueled line-up” “against STRONG first-run competition” “major sporting events/playoffs/draft,” etc. CBS always lets its numbers stand on their own. CBS does care about 25-54. BTW – check out ABC releases when it gets crushed in demo – they are ALL ABOUT total viewers.

  • Andy

    I care more about total viewers as I am considered obsolete according to those stupid demos!!!!!!

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Advertisers DO NOT care about total viewers, it doesn’t matter if a random nobody cares about them, PoD (Disinterest) lost to an 8 year old show!!!

  • Jelly86

    Viewers and the 25-54 age group are very important to CBS and that is why they are the number one network.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    if CBS had half the viewers they have but the same demo, they wouldn’t seem to care about total viewership at all.

  • Barb

    Too bad overall ratings don’t matter but the bloody demos. Anyone over 49 (54 for CBS) are basically invisible / nobodies.

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