CBS is America's Most-Watched Network for the Eighth Consecutive Week

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August 20th, 2013

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via press release:

CBS IS AMERICA'S MOST-WATCHED NETWORK FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

First in Adults 25-54 for Second Straight Week

CBS Up +5% in Viewers, Unchanged in Key Demographics Compared to the
Same Week Last Year

"Under the Dome" is the Week's Top Broadcast and CBS Has Six of the Top 10

CBS Also Has Five of the Top 10 Broadcasts in A18-49

CBS was the #1 network in viewers for the eighth consecutive week and placed first in adults 25-54 (tie) for the second straight week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 18.

(Editor's Note: Time Warner Cable has blacked out CBS stations to 3.2 million of its customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas).

Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +5% in viewers and unchanged in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

UNDER THE DOME was the week's #1 broadcast in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tie).  CBS had six of the week's top 10 broadcasts in viewers and five of the top 10 in adults 18-49.

For the week in viewers: CBS (5.37m), ABC (4.12m), NBC (4.07m) and FOX (3.70m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied first in adults 25-54 (1.5/04, tie) and second in adults 18-49 (1.1/04, tie).

CBS Weekly Highlights:

UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (10.36m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  UNDER THE DOME was the week's s #1 broadcast in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

Unforgettable was first in viewers (6.57m) and second in adults 25-54 (1.6/04).
Big Brother WEDNESDAY was first in viewers (6.17m), adults 25-54 (2.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/07).

Big Brother THURSDAY was first in viewers (6.33m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).  Big Brother THURSDAY was the night's #1 broadcast in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Big Brother SUNDAY was second in viewers (6.48m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

CBS top programs of the week:  #1 UNDER THE DOME (an average of 10.36m viewers), #5 NCIS (R) (8.09m), #6 60 Minutes (R) (7.43m), #7 The Big Bang Theory (R) (6.71m), #8 Unforgettable (6.57m), #9 BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (6.48m), #11 BIG BROTHER THURSDAY (6.33m), #12 BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY (6.17m), #13 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (R) (6.07m), #14 Two and a Half Men (R) (5.88m), #18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (5.44m), #21 Blue Bloods (R) (4.72m), #22 THE Mentalist (R) (4.71m), #23 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (4.69m), #27 Person Of Interest TUESDAY (R) (4.65m), #29 Criminal Minds (R) (4.63m) and #30 48 HOURS (R) (4.41m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #47

CBS – 22 hours
NBC – 22 hours
ABC – 22 hours
FOX – 15-3/4 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #47 of 2012-2013 Television Year (ending: 8/18/13)

2012-2013
VIEWERS
(000)
CBS                5,373
NBC                4,065
ABC                4,115
FOX                3,696

A25-54
Rtg      Sh
CBS                1.5       4
NBC                1.4       4
ABC                1.3       4
FOX                1.5       4

A18-49
Rtg      Sh
CBS                1.1       4
NBC                1.1       3
ABC                1.0       3
FOX                1.3       4

 
  • ahs33

    I love Under the Dome and hope it has much continued success on CBS!

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