CBS Wins in Viewers for Ninth Consecutive Week

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CBS STREAKS TO NINTH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY VIEWER WIN AND SEVENTH STRAIGHT IN ADULTS 25-54

 

Network Has the Top Three Programs: “NCIS,” “The Big Bang Theory” and

“NCIS: Los Angeles” and Five of the Top 10 in Adults 18-49

“Survivor” Hits Season Highs in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Maintains Season-to-Date Leadership in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

 

CBS placed first in viewers for the ninth consecutive week and first in adults 25-54 for the seventh straight week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 28, week 31 of the 2012-2013 television season.

 

Among viewers, CBS had the top three programs: NCIS, THE BIG BANG THEORY and NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

 

Among adults 18-49, CBS had five of the top 10 broadcasts including the top comedy – THE BIG BANG THEORY, the top drama – NCIS (tie) along with SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN, TWO AND A HALF MEN and NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN was in the top 10 in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, posting season highs and finished in its closest competitive position with “American Idol Wednesday” in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Season-to-date, CBS remains first in viewers (12.00m), adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 25-54 (3.9/10).

 

For the week in viewers: CBS (8.71m), ABC (6.44m), FOX (6.06m) and NBC (5.08m).

Season-to-date: CBS (12.00m), ABC (7.82m), FOX (7.08m) and NBC (7.00m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05). Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +4% in both households and adults 25-54, +3% in viewers and even in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.6/09), ABC (4.2/07), FOX (3.7/06) and NBC (3.3/05). Season-to-date: CBS (7.4/12), ABC (5.0/08), NBC (4.4/07) and FOX (4.3/07).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

–On Tuesday, CBS was first in households (8.4/13), viewers (13.16m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07).

 

NCIS was first in households (11.0/17), viewers (17.33m), second in both adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.8/09). Compared to the last first-run episode (on April 9th), NCIS was up +2% in both households (from 10.8/17) and adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/09) and added +110,000 viewers (from 17.22m, +1%).

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (8.9/13), viewers (14.22m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07). Compared to the last first-run episode (on April 9th), NCIS: LOS ANGELES was even in both households and adults 18-49 while adding +120,000 viewers (from 14.10m).

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN was tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.0/11, with FOX), second in households (6.2/10), viewers (10.31m) and adults 18-49 (2.9/09), posting season highs in these measures. For the first time ever, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN tied “American Idol Wednesday” in adults 25-54 while for the second straight week finished in its closest competitive position this season with “American Idol Wednesday” in their common hour in both viewers (-1.40m) and adults 18-49 (-0.2).

 

–On Thursday, CBS was first in households (7.7/13), viewers (12.19m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.3/16), viewers (15.05m), adults 25-54 (6.1/18), adults 18-49 (4.5/15) and adults 18-34 (2.7/11).

 

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in adults 25-54 (4.2/11), second in households (7.2/12), viewers (11.32m) and adults 18-49 (2.8/09, -0.1 behind FOX).

 

PERSON OF INTEREST was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.22m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

 

ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (10.07m), second in both adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

 

–On Friday, CBS was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.04m), adults 25-54 (2.0/06) and adults 18-49 (1.3/05).

 

UNDERCOVER BOSS was first in households (5.8/11), viewers (9.16m), adults 25-54 (2.5/08) and adults 18-49 (1.7/07). Compared to the April 12th first-run broadcast (preempted last week due to breaking news), UNDERCOVER BOSS was up +21% in households (from 4.8/09), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/07), +13% in adults 18-49 (from 1.5/06) and added +1.70m viewers (from 7.46m, +23%).

 

VEGAS was first in households (4.9/08), viewers (7.50m), averaging 1.5/04 in adults 25-54 and 1.0/03 in adults 18-49. Compared to the April 12th first-run broadcast (preempted last week due to breaking news), VEGAS was up +7% in both households (from 4.6/08) and adults 25-54 (from 1.4/04), +25% in adults 18-49 (from 0.8/03) and added +300,000 viewers (from 7.20m, +4%).

 

BLUE BLOODS was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.47m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.3/04). Compared to the April 12th first-run broadcast (preempted last week due to breaking news), BLUE BLOODS was up +3% in households (from 6.7/12), even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

–On Sunday, CBS was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.75m), adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05). CBS was first in these measures for the 9th consecutive Sunday, 10th time in 11 weeks.

 

60 MINUTES was first in households (7.8/13), viewers (11.74m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07) and second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05, -0.1 behind ABC).

 

THE AMAZING RACE 22 was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (9.32m), 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 households (from 5.4/09), even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +160,000 viewers (from 9.16m, +2%).

 

THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (6.0/09), viewers (9.13m) and adults 25-54 (2.3/05) with its season four finale. Compared to last week, THE GOOD WIFE was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/05), +7% in adults 18-49 (1.6/04 from 1.5/04) and added +110,000 viewers (from 9.02m, +1%).

 

THE MENTALIST was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (8.79m), tied for first with NBC in both adults 25-54 (2.2/05) and adults 18-49 (1.6/04).

 

CBS top programs of the week: #1 NCIS (an average of 17.33m viewers), #2 THE BIG BANG THEORY (15.05m), #3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.22m), #6 PERSON OF INTEREST (13.32m), #11 60 MINUTES (11.74m), #13 TWO AND A HALF MEN (11.32m), #14 BLUE BLOODS (10.46m), #15 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN (10.31m), #16 ELEMENTARY (10.07m), #18 THE AMAZING RACE 22 (9.32m), #19 UNDERCOVER BOSS (9.16m), #20 THE GOOD WIFE (9.13m), #21 THE MENTALIST (8.79m), #23 GOLDEN BOY (7.94m), #25 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (7.76m) and #26 VEGAS (7.50m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #31

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #31 of 2012-13 Season (ending: 4/28/13)

 

 

2012-13

 

 

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 8,706

NBC 5,082

ABC 6,435

FOX 6,056

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.5 6

NBC 2.0 5

ABC 2.0 5

FOX 2.3 6

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.7 5

NBC 1.6 5

ABC 1.5 5

FOX 1.9 6

 

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

 

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-4/28/13)

2012-13

 

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 11,998

NBC 7,001

ABC 7,821

FOX 7,079

 

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 3.9 10

NBC 2.8 7

ABC 2.8 7

FOX 2.9 7

 

 

 

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.9 8

NBC 2.4 7

ABC 2.2 6

FOX 2.5 7

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