With Live + 3 Day DVR Playback, CBS's Premiere Monday Was Up In Adults 18-49 vs. Last Year

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September 28th, 2013


via press notes:

  • With Live +3 day DVR playback, CBS’s premiere Monday is now showing year-to-year gains on the night in viewers and adults 18-49 compared to L3 total ratings for the same night last year.
  • CBS added +1.87m viewers (10.29m from 8.42m), +0.9 rtg pt in adults 25-54 (4.2 from 3.3) and +0.8 in adults 18-49 (3.5 from 2.7) from live plus same day.  Compared to Premiere Monday's live plus  three day ratings last year, CBS was up +40,000 viewers (from 10.25m) and +0.1 in adults 18-49 (from 3.4, +3%).
  •  Hostages jumped a strong +50% in A18-49 (2.7 from 1.8) and +35% in viewers (10.0 m from 7.41m)
  • 2 Broke Girls gained +32% in A18-49 (3.7 from2.8) and +21% in viewers (10.74m from 8.88m)
  • Mom gained +28% in A18-49 (3.2 from 2.5) and +20% in viewers (9.58m from 7.99m)
  •  How I Met Your Mother gained +19% in A18-49 (4.4 from 3.7) and +14% in viewers (10.29m from 8.42m).
  • taylor

    3.2 for mom isn’t all that bad just wished it could get low 3’s live instead of mid 2’s

  • Ryan

    Hmm. Pretty good for 2 Broke Girls.

  • k:Alex

    Still, the live ratings are the most important one.
    So bye bye Hostage.

  • tv#1

    I really enjoyed Hostages. It and Under the Dome are two of the best dramas I’ve seen CBS produce in quite some time. I hope Hostages ratings at least stay steady enough so that CBS considers doing more.

  • Jayme

    K Alex

    Maybe it won’t get another season but i doubt it will get pulled early and don’t forget this was one episode its very possible next week it could be very atrong.

  • TV God

    I LOVE both 2 Broke Girls and Mom. I see a renewal for both in their future. I think 2 Broke Girls will go at least 6 seasons. Mom, has the potential to go at least 6 also, but the ratings aren’t quite there yet.

  • CrimTV

    I remember when 2 Broke Girls could pull a 3.7 rating live!

  • Hubert R

    And before, even going against SB-inflated The Voice, it was able to build on HIMYM and pull ~4.5 live! Oh, well, it became repetitive early, people are tired of it.

  • ragincajun

    2BG needs to get rid of those annoying Sophie and Oleg characters and hire two young guys as potential love interest for Max and Caroline. If the show is going to have any longevity, it has to become more of a relationship comedy like Friends, HIMYM, and TBBT. This dirty version of Lucy & Ethel/Laverne & Shirley just ain’t cutting it.

  • Elijah

    So let me get this straight, hostages with DVR is higher, but are they including the DVR in last years ratings? Wow that’s quite the spin, CBS

  • CrimTV

    @Hubert R

    It’s kinda sad, I love 2 Broke Girls :(

  • ragincajun

    Yes, Elijah, the numbers from last year also include DVR + 3 data.

  • Networkman

    Wow, so I take it most people are choosing to watch The Voice live and now simply DVR CBS shows. But hopefully those people enjoyed Hostages and will choose to watch it live this Monday. Happy to see Hostages, along with HIMYM and 2 Broke Girls at 10 million or more in viewers.


    Good for Hostages. It wasn’t my favorite premiere, but it wasn’t bad.

  • FOX kid

    I havent seen Hostages but I love Toni and Dylan and the plot.

  • I LOVE TV!

    So basically the only actual winner is a 9-year old sitcom! Way to go CBS

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