'Intelligence' is the Most-Watched New Series Premiere of the Season With 16.6 Million Viewers

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January 8th, 2014

Intelligence

via press release:

"INTELLIGENCE" IS THE MOST-WATCHED NEW SERIES PREMIERE OF THE SEASON WITH 16.6 MILLION VIEWERS

 

"Intelligence" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

 

"NCIS" Delivers its Most-Watched Episode of the Season with 20.7 Million Viewers

 

"Person Of Interest" Wins at 10:00 PM in Viewers and Key Demos

 

CBS Sweeps Night, Placing First in Every Half Hour in Viewers, Adults 18-49

and Adults 25-54

 

            CBS's new drama INTELLIGENCE debuted to 16.59 million viewers, making it the most-watched new series premiere of the season, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 7.

 

At 9:00 PM, the premiere of INTELLIGENCE was first in viewers (16.59m), adults 25-54 (3.7/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/06).  INTELLIGENCE posted the season's largest audience for a new series premiere and the time period's best drama delivery in adults 25-54 since Sept. 24, 2013 and in viewers since March 19, 2013, all while matching NCIS: LOS ANGELES's last three broadcasts in adults 18-49.

 

Earlier, at 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (20.65m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). NCIS posted its largest audience since March 5, 2013.

 

At 10:00 PM, Person Of Interest was first in viewers (12.11m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

 

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (16.45m) adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

 

Updated Tuesday ratings will be available later today.

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    It had 13.55 million viewers outside of the demo. Grandma must’ve loved it.

  • Erica

    Putting it between NCIS and Person of Interest was a smart move.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    EW.com said about CBS buzzing about that total viewers bump.HAHA.

  • John Wayne

    Acting was very BAD, and Marge Hilgenburger was very, very sad indeed. She was wrongly cast in this role. She walks like she is going to break. Her acting was also very sad….Will not watch it again. Just doesn’t work as the story developed, and I am not talking about the internet being in his head. The story just didn’t have an edgy drama feel to it. better get those writers on if that write for Person of Interest..

  • CrimTV

    @AllOfHerTw!st

    Some people seem to forget other demos. Obviously this show is not aimed at people under 18 but the show somehow could be watched by under 18s as well.

  • aok98

    I recorded this last night and am looking forward to watching. It did well with a strong lead in and light competition, but we’ll see what it does against it’s regular competition of Castle and The Blacklist.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    CrimTV
    Some people seem to forget other demos. Obviously this show is not aimed at people under 18 but the show somehow could be watched by under 18s as well.

    Do you have any numbers to illustrate this? I would imagine there weren’t more than just a couple million kids under 18 watching CBS last night.

  • gerry

    “…and therefore will be cancelled within the next 12 weeks” LOL

  • gsevan

    Hmmm, seems a bit early to be rebooting ‘almost human’, at least let them cancel it first.

  • Holly

    @gsevan,

    Hmmm, seems a bit early to be rebooting ‘almost human’, at least let them cancel it first.

    You haven’t seen either show, have you?

  • kb

    Old skewing as hell. Incredibly old skewing.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    @Crim TV

    The show gaining a significant amount when considered in the 25-54 rating indicates that the audience is older skewing.

    This is the largest audience that Sawyer has seen on TV since Season 3 of LOST in October of ’06, but smaller than any demo LOST ever got.

  • Chadwick

    Too bad that CBS has decided to plaster ‘Intelligence’ up against ‘Blacklist’ in the late slot on Mondays. Both shows are worthy of solid viewership, and I suspect that ‘Blacklist’ will suffer as a result. Maybe (plz) NBC can move Spader & Co. to another night (Wed?) in an otherwise weak NBC line-up. The show is graphic and can’t go to the early slot – but it might thrive in the middle slot against some of the ABC/FOX detritis in the mid/late week. I’d follow it there. Good luck to both shows. Good to see that Josh Holloway (Sawyer) has finally found his vehicle, after LOST. Also noted that he is a “Producer” on the show (not exec tho). Can’t wait for his character Gabriel to start whipping-out the cool nicknames (ala Sawyer in LOST). Boom!

  • Rick Kiebiech

    Intelligence is Chuck on a different network. The only difference is this “new” show has millions of more viewers and isn’t nearly as good.

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