'The Crazy Ones' & 'The Millers' Grow; CBS Wins Thursday

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October 18th, 2013

The Crazy Ones Premiere

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"The Millers" Sweeps its Time Period with Weekly Gains in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and

Adults 25-54


"The Crazy Ones" First in Viewers and Up in Adults 18-49


"The Big Bang Theory" Tops the Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54


CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Key Demos


            CBS's freshman comedies THE CRAZY ONES and THE MILLERS both posted week-to-week growth, while THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday's #1 program in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Oct. 17.


THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (17.20m), adults 25-54 (6.5/18) and adults 18-49 (4.9/16).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


THE MILLERS was first in viewers (12.17m), adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).  Compared to last week, THE MILLERS was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11) and +7% in adults 18-49 (from 3.0/09) and added +440,000 viewers (from 11.73m +4%).


THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (9.53m) and adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.5/07, -0.1 behind ABC).  Compared to last week, THE CRAZY ONES was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/07) and even in adults 25-54.


TWO AND A HALF MEN was second in viewers (8.52m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and averaged 2.1/06 in adults 18-49.


At 10:00 PM, ELEMENTARY was second in viewers (8.41m) and averaged 2.3/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.6/04 in adults 18-49.


For the night, CBS was first in viewers (10.71m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08) for the fourth consecutive Thursday this season.


Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.


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.


  • Epidrone

    What do they do with Elementary? Scandal is slowly killing it and the lead-in is just not compatible, IMO. The show is too good to give up on–would other shows do any better in the slot? Do they move it? Endure the ratings and hope Scandal burns out? The latter could take a long time.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    What do they do with Elementary?

    But CBS keeps reminding us that its DVR numbers are awesome!

  • Epidrone

    I know you’re probably being sarcastic, but DVR numbers aren’t completely meaningless. They do look at C3 and it shows that there’s a potential live audience out there. It could make the difference between two bubble shows. But I won’t lie–I didn’t expect a three-tenths drop in a week. I’m hoping it’s an anomaly.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Wait, me, sarcastic?

    Did anyone notice that Bebe is joining BB on Fridays?

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