CBS Sweeps Another Week in Viewers and Key Demographics

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May 14th, 2013

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CBS SWEEPS ANOTHER WEEK IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

 

"NCIS," "The Big Bang Theory, "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person Of Interest" are the Top Four Shows of the Week

 

"The Big Bang Theory" is the #1 Program in Adults 18-49

 

CBS Maintains Across-the-Board Leadership as the Season Nears its End

 

CBS was first in viewers for the 11th consecutive week, in adults 25-54 for the ninth consecutive week and in adults 18-49 for the sixth time in eight weeks, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 12, Week 33 of the 2013-2014 season.

 

Among viewers, CBS had the top four programs – NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and Person Of Interest.

 

Among adults 18-49, CBS has three of the top 10 broadcasts, including the top program/comedy (The Big Bang Theory) and the #2 comedy (Two and a Half Men).   CBS had 11 of the week's top 20 programs including THE Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, NCIS, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN FINALE, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES, Criminal Minds, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Person Of Interest and MIKE & MOLLY.

 

THE Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and NCIS beat both editions of "American Idol" in adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week.

 

With one week to go in the season, CBS maintains leadership in viewers (11.91m), adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10).

 

For the week in viewers:  CBS (9.35m), ABC (7.19m), NBC (5.73m) and FOX (5.40m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

 

For the week in households: CBS (5.9/10), ABC (4.7/08), NBC (3.7/06) and FOX (3.4/06).  Season-to-date:  CBS (7.4/12), ABC (5.0/08), NBC (4.4/07) and FOX (4.3/07).

 

For the first 18 days of the May Sweep, CBS is first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.15m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

How I Met Your Mother (4.5/07, 6.99m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.2/09), adults 18-49 (2.6/08) and adults 18-34 (2.2/08).  How I Met Your Mother was the night's #1 scripted program in adults 18-34.

 

Rules of Engagement (4.2/06, 6.74m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  Compared to last week, Rules of Engagement was up +8% in households (from 3.9/06), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), even in adults 18-49 and added +530,000 viewers (from 6.21m, +9%).

 

2 Broke Girls (5.0/08, 7.97m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/08), adults 18-49 (2.7/07) and adults 18-34 (1.8/05).  Compared to last week, 2 Broke Girls was up +6% in both adults 25-54 (from 3.4/08) and adults 18-34 (from 1.7/05), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.6/07) and added +120,000 viewers (from 7.85m, +1%).  2 Broke Girls was the night's top-rated scripted program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Hawaii Five-0 was second in households (5.1/08), viewers (8.01m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/06, -0.1 behind ABC).  Compared to last week, Hawaii Five-0 was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/06), +12% in adults 18-49 (1.9/05 from 1.7/05) and added +250,000 viewers (from 7.76m, +3%).

 

NCIS was first in households (11.1/18) and viewers (17.56m), and was second in adults 25-54 (4.4/12, -0.2 behind NBC) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10).

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (8.4/13) and viewers (13.18m), and was second behind an extended "The Voice" broadcast in both adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Compared to last week, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08), +9% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06) and added +120,000 viewers (from 13.06m, +1%).

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES was first in adults 25-54 (3.5/10), second in households (5.8/09) and viewers (9.51m), and was tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.6/08, with FOX's "American Idol").  This was the first time SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES tied "American Idol" in adults 18-49 and for the fourth straight week, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES finished in its closest competitive position this season with "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour in viewers (-300,000).  Compared to last week, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/10), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/08) and added +260,000 viewers (from 9.25m, +3%).

 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (6.4/10), viewers (9.72m), adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).

 

THE Big Bang Theory was first in households (9.9/17), viewers (16.30m), adults 25-54 (6.4/19), adults 18-49 (4.9/14) and adults 18-34 (3.4/14).  Compared to last week, THE Big Bang Theory was up +10% in adults 18-34 (from 3.1/11), even in adults 18-49 and added +10,000 viewers (from 16.29m).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in adults 25-54 (4.8/13) and adults 18-49 (3.5/11), and was second in both households (7.9/13, -0.1 behind FOX) and viewers (12.83m).  Compared to last week, Two and a Half Men was up +1% in households (from 7.8/13), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/12), +9% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/10) and added +710,000 viewers (from 12.12m, +6%).

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (8.0/13) and viewers (13.16m), and was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Compared to last week, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/09), even in adults 18-49 and added +200,000 viewers (from 12.96m, +2%).

 

Elementary was first in viewers (9.29m) and was second in households (5.9/10), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).

 

Undercover Boss was first in households (4.5/08), viewers (7.00m), adults 25-54 (2.1/07) and adults 18-49 (1.6/06).  Compared to last week, Undercover Boss was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.0/06) and +33% in adults 18-49 (from 1.6/06).

 

Blue Bloods was first in households (6.6/11) and viewers (10.30m), and was second in adults 25-54 (1.9/05) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04).  Blue Bloods was Friday's #1 program in viewers.

60 Minutes was first in households (6.5/13), viewers (10.26m), adults 25-54 (2.2/07) and adults 18-49 (1.5/06).

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN FINALE (S) (8:00PM-10:09 PM) was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (10.16m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN REUNION SHOW (S) (10:09PM-11:00 PM) was first in households (4.8/08), viewers (8.13m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #1 NCIS (an average of 17.56m viewers), #2 THE BIG BANG THEORY (16.30m), #3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (13.18m), #4 PERSON OF INTEREST (13.16m), #6 TWO AND A HALF MEN (12.83m), #13 Blue Bloods (10.30m), #14 60 Minutes (10.26m), #15 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN FINALE (S) (10.16m), #16 Criminal Minds (10.08m), #17 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9.82m), #18 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES (9.51m), #19 Elementary (9.29m), #25 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN REUNION SHOW (S) (8.13m), #26 MIKE & MOLLY (8.08m), #27 Hawaii Five-0 (8.01m), #28 2 BROKE GIRLS (7.97m) and #30 VEGAS (7.20m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #33

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #33 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 5/12/13)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                9,349

NBC                5,731

ABC                7,191

FOX                5,396

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.8       7

NBC                2.2       6

ABC                2.4       6

FOX                2.1       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.0       6

NBC                1.8       6

ABC                1.9       6

FOX                1.7       5

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-5/12/13)

 

                        2012-2013                                                      

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,908

NBC                6,969

ABC                7,821

FOX                7,061

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.8       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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