CBS Wins in Viewers for 8th Time in 9 Weeks, Six Series Deliver Their Largest Audience of the Season

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November 26th, 2013

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CBS WINS IN VIEWERS FOR THE EIGHTH TIME IN NINE WEEKS

 

Up in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Vs. Same Week Last Year

 

CBS Wins Four Consecutive Nights in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the

Second Straight Week

 

"Survivor," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Mentalist,"
"Hawaii Five-0" and "Blue Bloods" Deliver Largest Audiences of the Season

CBS Wins 13th Consecutive November Sweep in Viewers

 

            CBS placed #1 in viewers for the eighth time in nine weeks this season, up year-to-year with six series posting season highs in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 24.

 

Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +18% in viewers, +6% in adults 18-49 and +8% in adults 25-54.

 

For the second straight week, CBS placed #1 on four consecutive nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) in viewers and adults 18-49.

 

With three days left, CBS is on track to win its 13th consecutive November sweep in viewers (10.33m, +1%).  

 

SURVIVOR, Criminal Minds, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and THE Mentalist all delivered their largest audiences of the season, while The Big Bang Theory posted its best delivery since its season premiere and NCIS scored its largest audience since Oct. 1.

 

NCIS was the week's #1 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 and the week's top comedy. 

 

CBS had the top nine scripted broadcasts in viewers – NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest, Blue Bloods, THE MILLERS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and THE Mentalist.

 

In adults 18-49, The Big Bang Theory was the week's top scripted broadcast.   How I Met Your Mother finished in the top 10 programs in adults 18-49.  CBS had six of the top 10 scripted broadcasts in adults 18-49 – The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, Criminal Minds, THE MILLERS and 2 Broke Girls. CBS had eight of the week's top 20 broadcasts with adults 18-49—more than any other network.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

NCIS

NCIS was #1 in viewers (19.66m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11), even in adults 18-49 and added +290,000 viewers (from 19.37m, +2%). NCIS posted its best delivery in best viewers and adults 25-54 performances since Oct. 1, 2013.

 

SURVIVOR

SURVIVOR was #1 viewers (10.18m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).  SURVIVOR posted its largest audience of the season.

 

Criminal Minds

CRIMINAL MINDS was #1 in viewers (12.40m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08). CRIMINAL MINDS posted its best delivery in viewers since Jan. 16, 2013, in adults 25-54 since April 10, 2013, and in adults 18-49 since Sept. 25, 2013—this season's premiere.

 

CSI

CSI:  CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was #1 in viewers (11.19m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). CSI posted its best delivery adults 25-54 since April 10, 2013, best viewers delivery since Jan. 23, 2013, and matched season best performance in adults 18-49.

 

Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0 was #1 in viewers (9.92m), second in adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05). HAWAII FIVE-0 posted its best viewers total since Dec. 17, 2012, was just -0.1 behind the season best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 performances.

 

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods was #1 in viewers (11.90m), tied for #1 in adults 25-54 (2.3/07, with ABC) and second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05, -0.1 behind NBC). BLUE BLOODS posted its best viewers delivery since Jan. 13, 2012 and best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings since the Sept. 27, 2013, season premiere.

 

THE Mentalist

THE Mentalist delivered 10.94 million viewers, 2.4/05 in adults 25-54 and 1.6/04 in adults 18-49. THE MENTALIST delivered its best viewers total since Sept.  30, 2012, best adults 25-54 rating since March 17, 2013, and best adults 18-49 rating since Sept. 29, 2013.

 

THE Big Bang Theory

THE Big Bang Theory was #1 in viewers (18.94m), adults 25-54 (7.0/19) and adults 18-49 (5.3/16). THE Big Bang Theory beat NBC, ABC, FOX and The CW combined in viewers (vs. 14.54m, +30%), adults 25-54 (vs. 5.4, +30%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 4.5, +18%) in the 8:00-8:30PM half-hour.  THE Big Bang Theory posted its largest audience and adult 18-49 rating since its Sept. 26 season premiere.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #9.

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21 hours, 18 minutes

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours, 24 minutes

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #9 of 2013-14 Season (ending: 11/24/13)

2013-14

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                9,821

NBC                8,415

ABC                8,502

FOX                5,909

ADULT 25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.7       7

NBC                3.2       8

ABC                2.8       7

FOX                2.3       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.9       5

NBC                2.6       7

ABC                2.3       7

FOX                2.0       6

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-11/24/13)

2013-14

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,974

NBC                9,730

ABC                8,765

FOX                7,424

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.6       9

NBC                3.8       10

ABC                3.0       8

FOX                2.8       7

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.7       8

NBC                3.2       9

ABC                2.5       7

FOX                2.5       7

 
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