CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' s the Holiday Week's Top Entertainment Program in Viewers and Key Dempgraphics

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January 7th, 2014

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"The Big Bang Theory" IS THE HOLIDAY WEEK'S TOP ENTERTAIMENT PROGRAM IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

 

"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Its Largest Audience in Nearly a Year and Its Highest Adult 18-49 rating Since its Season Premiere

 

"The Millers," "The Crazy Ones," "Two and a Half Men" and "Elementary" All Post Growth From Last Original Episodes

 

CBS Has Five of the Week's Top 10 Programs and 11 of the Top 20

 

In a holiday week, The Big Bang Theory was the week's #1 entertainment program in viewers and key demographics, delivering its largest audience in nearly a year and its highest adult 18-49 ratings since its season premiere, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 5.

 

CBS had five of the week's top 10 programs—The Big Bang Theory, #4; THE MILLERS, #6; THE Mentalist, #7; THE Good Wife, #9; and Elementary, #10.

 

CBS's entire Thursday lineup posted growth from their last original episodes.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

The Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (19.20m), adults 25-54 (7.3/18) and adults 18-49 (5.4/16), was up +9% in adults 25-54 (from 6.7/19), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 5.1/16) and added +1.52m viewers (from 17.68m, +9%) from its last original episode on Dec. 12.

THE Big Bang Theory posted its largest audience since Jan. 10, 2013, matched its season-high adults 25-54 rating and posted its best adults 18-49 rating since the Sept. 26, 2013 season premiere.

 

THE MILLERS was first in viewers (11.33m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08), was up +17% in adults 25-54 (from 3.6/09), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.6/08) and added +400,000 viewers (from 10.93m, +4%) compared to the last first-run episode on Dec.12.  THE MILLERS posted its largest audience, its best adults 18-49 rating since Nov. 21, 2013 and its best adults 25-54 rating since Oct. 17, 2013.

 

THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (8.20m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/05).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec.12), THE CRAZY ONES was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05) and added +330,000 viewers (from 7.87m, +4%).   

 

Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (8.74m), adults 25-54 (3.1/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/05), was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/07), +16% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05), and added +180,000 viewers (from 8.56m, +2%) from its last original episode on Dec. 12.

 

Elementary was first in viewers (9.07m), adults 25-54 (2.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.9/05).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec.12), Elementary was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07) and +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/05).

 

CBS top programs of the week: #4 THE Big Bang Theory (an average of 19.20m viewers), #6 THE MILLERS (11.33m), #7 THE Mentalist (10.22m), #9 THE Good Wife (9.41m), #10 ELEMENTARY (9.04m), #11 Two and a Half Men (8.74m), #12 THE CRAZY ONES (8.20m), #13 NCIS SPECIAL 12/31 (R) (S) (8.15m), #14 Blue Bloods (R) (8.03m), #15 60 Minutes (7.96m), #18 Criminal Minds SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (7.13m), #21 ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.74m), #22 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (6.67m), #25 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (6.35m), #26 NCIS: LOS ANGELES 12/31 (R) (S) (6.30m), #27 Hawaii Five-0 SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (6.27m) and #30 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (5.99m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #15

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #15 of 2013-14 Season (ending: 1/5/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                6,798

NBC                8,543

ABC                5,059

FOX                6,609

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.8       4

NBC                3.1       8

ABC                1.7       4

FOX                2.5       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.2       3

NBC                2.6       7

ABC                1.3       4

FOX                2.2       6

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-1/5/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                11,168

NBC                9,694

ABC                7,954

FOX                6,942

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.4       9

NBC                3.7       10

ABC                2.7       7

FOX                2.7       7

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.5       7

NBC                3.1       9

ABC                2.2       7

FOX                2.3       7

 
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