CBS Wins Week In Viewers With Three of the Top Five Programs

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March 18th, 2014

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CBS WINS THE WEEK IN VIEWERS

 

The Big Bang Theory” Is the #1 Program in Viewers and Key Demographics

 

CBS Has Three of the Top Five Programs

 

Survivor” Beats “American Idol” in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Common Hour for the First Time

 

Undercover Boss” Ends its Season on With Double-Digit Percentage Growth Over Last Year's Finale

            CBS won the week in viewers with three of the top five programs and five of the top 10, including The Big Bang Theory, which was the top program in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 16, Week 25 of the 2013-2014 television season.

 

Following The Big Bang Theory in the week's top 10 were Blue Bloods (#4)  60 Minutes (#5), NCIS (R), #8 and Criminal Minds (#9).  A rebroadcast of NCIS beat every drama broadcast on the competition except “Resurrection.”

 

SURVIVOR topped “American Idol” in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in their common hour for the first time ever.  The season finale of Undercover Boss swept its time period, posting double-digit percentage increases over last season's finale, up +20% in adults 18-49, +13% in adults 25-54 and +17% in viewers.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

SURVIVOR

 

  • SURVIVOR (9.66m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08), beating “American Idol Wednesday” in their common hour for the first time ever in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, while finishing in its closest competitive position in viewers for the second consecutive week.  Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/09), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/08) and added +80,000 viewers (from 9.58m, +1%).

 

Undercover Boss

 

  • The season finale of Undercover Boss was first in viewers (6.56m), adults 25-54 (1.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.2/05).  Compared to last year's finale, Undercover Boss was up +17% in viewers (from 5.60m), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 1.0/04) and +13% in adults 25-54 (from 1.5/05)

 

The Big Bang Theory

 

  • THE Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (17.34m), adults 25-54 (6.6/20) and adults 18-49 (4.9/17).  THE Big Bang Theory is the week's top program in these measures.

 

Two and a Half Men

 

  • Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (9.43m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09), and adults 18-49 (2.4/07) - beating “American Idol” by +17% in adults 25-54, +14% in adults 18-49 and by +990,000 viewers (+12%) in the common half-hour.   Two and a Half Men beat “Grey's Anatomy” in their common half-hour for the second straight week in adults 18-49.

 

CBS top programs of the week: #1 THE Big Bang Theory (an average of 17.34m viewers), #4 Blue Bloods (11.68m), #5 60 Minutes (11.26m), #8 NCIS (R) (10.90m), #9 Criminal Minds (10.74m), #11 THE MILLERS (10.53m), #13 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10.15m), #15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (9.73m), #16 SURVIVOR (9.66m), #17 Hawaii Five-0 (9.53m), #18 Two and a Half Men (9.43m), #20 Elementary (8.94m), #22 THE Mentalist (8.65m), #23 THE Good Wife (8.43m), #24 THE Amazing Race (8.30m), #27 How I Met Your Mother (7.70m), #28 MIKE & MOLLY (7.67m) and #29 Person Of Interest (7.64m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #25:

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #25 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 3/16/14)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                8,133

NBC                6,564

ABC                6,502

FOX                4,602

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.2       6

NBC                2.2       6

ABC                2.3       6

FOX                1.7       5

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.6       5

NBC                1.7       5

ABC                1.9       6

FOX                1.4       4

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-3/16/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,823

NBC                10,096

ABC                7,420

FOX                7,998

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.3       8

NBC                3.7       9

ABC                2.6       7

FOX                3.1       8

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.4       7

NBC                3.0       9

ABC                2.1       6

FOX                2.7       8

 
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