'60 Minutes' and 'The Good Wife' Hit Season-High Adults 18-49 Ratings

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January 13th, 2014

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via press release:



CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers and Key Demographics


60 MINUTES and THE GOOD WIFE delivered season-high adults 18-49 ratings as CBS won Sunday in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan. 12.


Football coverage ran on CBS until approximately 8:05 PM, ET/CT.


At 8:00 PM, 60 MINUTES was second in viewers (16.98m), adults 25-54 (5.2/11) and adults 18-49 (4.2/10). 60 MINUTES posted its best deliveries in viewers and adults 25-54 since Dec. 1, 2013 and best adults 18-49 ratings since Dec. 16, 2012.


At 9:00 PM, THE GOOD WIFE was second in viewers (9.82m), adults 25-54 (2.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.8/04).  THE GOOD WIFE posted its best deliveries in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Jan. 13, 2013.


At 10:00 PM, THE MENTALIST was second in viewers (9.39m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.7/04).  Compared to last week, THE MENTALIST was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06) and +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.6/04).


For the night, CBS was first in viewers (18.13m), adults 25-54 (6.0/13) and adults 18-49 (4.8/12).  CBS posted its best deliveries in these measures since Sept. 22, 2013.

Updated Sunday ratings will be available tomorrow.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Was there anything on last night that could possibly have inflated the preliminary ratings? :-) :razz:

  • Theresa

    CBS wants to get that press out ASAP before the final number are in! ;)

  • Douglas from Brazil


    yes, NFL playoff overrun which aired until 8pm.

  • AdWhois

    I mean CBS did have the highest rated (of this week) NFL playoff game right before…
    Also, will this change your “cancellation predicted” status for The Good Wife?


    This just may well be irrational exuberance until the finals

  • DenverDean

    Wait, CBS didn’t use any excuses or whining about the Golden Globes. Waiting for ABC’s excuse ridden PR and probably an NBC one with “NFL -inflated,” blah, blah, blah. Credit CBS for always focusing on its results and no B S excuses.

  • Miles R.

    The Good Wife is on fire this season. Last nights episode was incredible!

  • Gabriel

    TGW won’t be cancelled this season, that’s for sure

  • Jami

    I was going to say the same thing. LOL



  • j

    Still mediocre.
    Maybe more mediocre for TGW given its crap retention.

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