CBS Wins Premiere Tuesday in Viewers

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September 25th, 2013

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"NCIS" is the Night's #1 Show in Viewers as 19.47m Welcome Back Television's
Top Program

Premieres of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers

CBS won premiere Tuesday in viewers and placed second in adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 with the season premieres of NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and PERSON OF INTEREST, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sept. 24.

The 11th season premiere of NCIS was first in viewers (19.47m) and averaged 4.7/12 in adults 25-54 and 3.4/10 in adults 18-49.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (16.17m) and second in both adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

At 10:00 PM, the third season premiere of PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (12.29m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06).

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (15.98m), second in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08, with ABC).

Editor's Note: Television viewing on platforms such as DVR, video-on-demand and online streaming continues to grow at a fast pace.  Last season during premiere week, Live+7 CBS audiences grew 20% over Live+SD in total viewers, up from 17% in 2012.  In A18-49, Live+7 levels grew 29% from Live+SD, up from 23% one year ago.  Additionally, many CBS shows experienced as much as a 50% increase in total viewers once full 30-day multi-platform audiences were accounted for.  In an effort to quantify how much non-linear viewing adds to Live+SD audiences, CBS Research will provide estimates for series which will include DVR playback as well as multi-platform viewership.

  • Agatematt

    NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles already made CBS a power-house on Tuesday Prime Time and now the addition of Person of Interest makes it almost invulnerable to counter programming. This is especially true with a lead-in like NCIS which seems to defy conventional wisdom by getting stronger the longer it is on the air.

  • Robbie Bishop

    Disappointed with “Person of Interest’s” results. It was doing great on Thursday night. “Elementary” should’ve been moved, and PoI should’ve stayed. But that’s just what I think.
    At first, having three of the top-rated dramas on one night sounds good. But that doesn’t mean it will do well.
    Nevertheless, I enjoyed each CBS premiere last night.
    Not surprised that “NCIS” went down last night. Against “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “The Voice,” I was expecting worse. Curious to see how things will go next week. I’ve seen fans complaining that MAoS wasn’t what they were expecting, and may ditch the show. Will that help “NCIS”? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see…

  • Anthony

    This is especially true with a lead-in like NCIS which seems to defy conventional wisdom by getting stronger the longer it is on the air.

    Except that last night NCIS scored it’s lowest debut in six years, but besides that, yeah it just keeps getting stronger…

  • Bob

    CBS should just say hell with the youngins and just have geritol commercials. Seriously people bashing a show that has 19+ million viewers is tragic.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Regarding recent history with CBS on Thursday nights, remember, for the longest time, that “ER” was #1 in the 10pm time slot for years. Then, CBS moved “Without A Trace” up against “ER” and WOT began to overtake ER in the ratings. Then, CBS moved “W-O-T” to another night, and the ratings for the show dropped. And, everybody in “Hollywood” was praising “ER” for such a comeback to the #1 10pm slot, crediting better writing. (I guess there were far too many helicopters crashing into the ER lobby as the years without Clooney and Anthony Edwards moved on.)


    Good job,for my favorite show Person Of Interest,#1 in total viewership in it’s timeslot means that POI’s fanbase is following it to it’s new night and time.Tuesday nights on CBS is going to be the place to be for the best crime drama/action shows on television,IMO.


    No surprise here

  • jp

    Person of Interest did well on its new but I’d rather haven’t on Thursdays. We will see what happens on Tuesdays.

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