CBS is First in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34

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via press release:

CBS POSTS A DRAMATIC SWEEP

 

Network First in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34

 

Five of the Week’s Top 10 Programs are CBS Dramas

 

“The Good Wife” Posts Gains

 

            CBS dramas comprised five of the week’s top 10 programs, leading the Network to a weekly sweep in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 23.

 

CBS dramas in the top 10 include #1 NCIS, #3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES, #8 PERSON OF INTEREST, #9 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and #10 CRIMINAL MINDS. In addition, Sunday’s THE GOOD WIFE finished #15 with week-to-week gains in viewers and key demographics.

 

SURVIVOR was Wednesday’s top program in adults 18-49, topping “American Idol” in the common hour for the second straight week, while HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was the week’s top scripted broadcast (tie) and comedy in adults 18-49.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

NCIS

 

·         NCIS was first in viewers (17.11m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08).  NCIS was the week’s #1 program in viewers.

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

 

·         NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (14.21m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06) with growth of +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08) and +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) from its last original episode.

 

PERSON OF INTEREST

 

·         PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (10.94m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

 

CRIMINAL MINDS

 

·         CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (10.14m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.1 behind  FOX).  In their common hour, CRIMINAL MINDS topped “American Idol” Wednesday in viewers for the third time in four head-to-head match-ups and matched its closest competitive position with “American Idol” in adults 18-49 (-0.1) ever.

 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

 

·         CSI:  CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in viewers (10.20m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

 

THE GOOD WIFE

 

·         THE GOOD WIFE (9:41-10:41 PM) was first in viewers (9.12m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.0/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04).  Compared to last week, THE GOOD WIFE was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/03), even in adults 25-54 and added +690,000 viewers (from 8.43m, +8%).

 

SURVIVOR

 

·         SURVIVOR (9.46m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). SURVIVOR topped “American Idol Wednesday” in their common hour for the second straight week in key demos and was Wednesday’s #1 program in adults 18-49.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #26:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #26 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 3/23/14)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                7,948

NBC                6,339

ABC                6,422

FOX                4,299

A25-54

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CBS                2.4       7

NBC                2.1       6

ABC                2.0       5

FOX                1.6       4

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.8       6

NBC                1.6       5

ABC                1.5       5

FOX                1.3       4

A18-34

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.3       5

NBC                1.2       4

ABC                1.1       4

FOX                1.1       4

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

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

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,807

NBC                10,009

ABC                7,455

FOX                7,912

A25-54

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CBS                3.3       8

NBC                3.6       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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