'Under the Dome' is the Number 1 Program in Viewers and Demos for Second Consecutive Week;CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54

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July 10th, 2013

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via press release:



CBS Wins Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54


CBS Has Seven of the Week’s Top 10 Broadcasts, More Than All Other Networks Combined


Only Network to Post Year-to-Year Demo Growth


CBS won the week in viewers and adults 25-54 (tie) and was a strong second in adults 18-49 as UNDER THE DOME was the #1 program among viewers and key demos for the second consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the holiday week ending July 7.


            CBS dominated the program ranking with seven of the week's top 10 programs, more than all of the other networks combined:  UNDER THE DOME, followed by NCIS, 60 MINUTES PRESENTS, BIG BROTHER SUNDAY, THE BIG BANG THEORY (S), BLUE BLOODS (S) and BIG BROTHER TUESDAY (S).


CBS posted year-to-year increases in adults 18-49 (+22%) and adults 25-54 (+15%), the only network up in these measures.


For the week in viewers:  CBS (5.09m), NBC (4.65m), ABC (3.33m) and FOX (2.57m).


For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.5/04, with NBC) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (1.1/04, -0.1 behind NBC).


CBS Weekly Highlights:


UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (11.81m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  UNDER THE DOME beat NBC and ABC combined in viewers (vs. 6.68m, +77%), adults 25-54 (vs. 2.7/07, +44%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 2.2/06, +32%).


BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was first in viewers (6.25m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/07).  Compared to last Sunday's premiere, BIG BROTHER was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.4/07), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/06) and added +440,000 viewers (from 5.81m, +7%).


BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was first in viewers (5.42m), adults 25-54 (2.1/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/07).  BIG BROTHER was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tied).


CBS top programs of the week:  #1 UNDER THE DOME (an average of 11.82m viewers), #3 NCIS (R) (8.34m), #4 60 MINUTES PRESENTS (R) (7.65m), #7 BIG BROTHER 15 SUNDAY (6.25m), #8 THE BIG BANG THEORY SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.83m), #9 BLUE BLOODS SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.75m), #10 BIG BROTHER 15 TUESDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.64m), #12 BIG BROTHER 15 WEDNESDAY (5.42m), #14 THE BIG BANG THEORY 7/4 (R) (S) (5.17m), #17 2 BROKE GIRLS (R) (5.01m), #18 BLUE BLOODS 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (4.78m), #19 THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION (4.70m), #21 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (4.65m), #23 UNDERCOVER BOSS SPECIAL (R) (S) (4.43m), #24 MIKE & MOLLY SPECIAL (R) (S) (4.42m), #27 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (R) (4.21m), #29 UNDER THE DOME ENCORE (R) (S) (4.15m) and #30 PERSON OF INTEREST TUESDAY (P) (R) (4.12m).


Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #41


CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours, 39 minutes



Week #41 of 2012-2013 Television Year (ending: 7/7/13)




CBS                5,088

NBC                4,653

ABC                3,328

FOX                2,571


Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.5       4

NBC                1.5       5

ABC                1.1       3

FOX                1.1       3


Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.1       4

NBC                1.2       4

ABC                0.8       3

FOX                0.9       3

  • MichaelChickless

    CBS has a Dome that Telly Savalas would be envious of….

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