CBS Wins in Viewers by the Largest Margin of Victory this Season

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November 12th, 2013

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FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK, CBS WINS IN VIEWERS BY THE LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY THIS SEASON 

 

Network is First in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

 

For the Week, CBS has the Top Eight Comedies in Adults 18-49 and Six of the

Top 10 Programs

 

Season-to-Date, CBS is Up +2% in Viewers and Moves into a First Place Tie in Adults 25-54 and Sole Possession of Second Place in Adults 18-49

 

CBS won the week in viewers by the largest margin of victory (+2.81m) for the second consecutive week and placed first in adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 10.

 

Season-to-date, CBS is posting year-to-year growth in viewers (+2%) and is even in both adults 18-49 (2.8) and adults 25-54 (3.7).  CBS has also moved into a first place tie for the season among adults 25-54 and into sole possession of second place among adults 18-49.

 

Last week, CBS had the week's top eight comedies in adults 18-49 – The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, MIKE & MOLLY, THE MILLERS, THE CRAZY ONES, MOM (tie) and Two and a Half Men (tie)

 

Overall, CBS had six of the top 10 programs (more than all of the other networks combined) and the top five scripted broadcasts in viewers – NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Person Of Interest and Blue Bloods.

 

NCIS was the week's #1 program in scripted series in viewers while The Big Bang Theory was the week's top scripted broadcast in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +22% in viewers, +23% in adults 18-49 and +17% in adults 25-54.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

How I Met Your Mother

  • How I Met Your Mother (8.67m) was first in adults 18-49 (3.4/09) and adults 18-34 (3.2/10) and second in adults 25-54 (3.8/09).  How I Met Your Mother posted its best deliveries in these measures since the Sept. 23 season nine premiere and beat "The Voice" in the 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour for the first time this season in adults 18-49.

 

MIKE & MOLLY

  • The fourth season premiere of MIKE & MOLLY (9.22m) was second in adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/06).  MIKE & MOLLY posted its best viewers performance since Feb. 25, 2013 and best deliveries in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since March 25, 2013.

 

NCIS

  • NCIS was first in viewers (19.18m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  NCIS was the night's #1 program in viewers, tied for #1 in adults 25-54 (with "The Voice") and #1 scripted program in adults 18-49.

 

The Big Bang Theory

  • THE Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in viewers (16.89m), adults 25-54 (6.5/17) and adults 18-49 (4.9/15).

 

 

THE MILLERS

  • THE MILLERS (8:31-9:01 PM) was first in viewers (10.38m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (2.7/08, -0.1 behind NBC).  Compared to last week, THE MILLERS was up +9% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/09), +24% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/07) and added +710,000 viewers (from 9.67m, +7%).

 

THE CRAZY ONES

  • THE CRAZY ONES (9:01-9:31 PM) was second in viewers (8.00m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  Compared to last week, THE CRAZY ONES was up +11% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/06).

 

Undercover Boss

  • Undercover Boss was first in viewers (9.22m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/06), posting season-high viewer deliveries, matching season-high adults 18-49 ratings and its second-best adults 25-54 performance.

 

Hawaii Five-0

  • Hawaii Five-0 was first in viewers (9.51m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05).  Hawaii Five-0 topped "Grimm" for the first time this season in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week, Hawaii Five-0 was up +10% in adults 25-54 (from 2.0/06) and +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/04).

 

Blue Bloods

  • Blue Bloods was first in viewers (10.97m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and second in adults 18-49 (1.3/04, -0.1 behind ABC).  Compared to last week, Blue Bloods was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 1.9/05) and +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.2/04).

 

THE Good Wife

  • THE Good Wife (9:47-10:47 PM) posted averaged 10.26m viewers, 2.4/05 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/04 in adults 18-49.  THE Good Wife posted its best delivery in viewers since April 22, 2012, in adults 18-49 since April 14, 2013 and matched its season-best adults 25-54 ratings.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #7

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21-1/2 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #7 of 2013-14 Season (ending: 11/10/13)

2013-14

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,351

NBC                8,545

ABC                7,897

FOX                3,831

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.4       9

NBC                3.2       8

ABC                2.4       6

FOX                1.6       4

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.7       8

NBC                2.7       8

ABC                2.0       6

FOX                1.4       4

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-11/10/13)

2013-14

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,970

NBC                9,633

ABC                8,650

FOX                7,574

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.7       9

NBC                3.7       10

ABC                3.0       8

FOX                2.8       7

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.8       8

NBC                3.1       9

ABC                2.5       7

FOX                2.5       7

 
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