CBS Streaks to Eighth Consecutive Weekly Win In Viewers

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April 29th, 2014

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CBS STREAKS TO EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY WIN IN VIEWERS

 

Network Has Six of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 20 Programs

 

CBS Also First in Adults 25-54 For the Sixth Straight Week

 

"The Big Bang Theory" Ranks #1 For the Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

CBS won its eighth consecutive week in viewers and its sixth straight week in adults 25-54, with 6 of the top 10 programs in viewers and 13 of the top 20 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 27.

 

Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (10.79m) with a +1.27m viewer advantage over second-place NBC.

 

The Big Bang Theory was the week’s #1 program in both viewers (16.44m) and adults 18-49 (4.5, a full rating point ahead of its closest broadcast competitor).  Among adults 18-49, CBS had four of the top 10 (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, THE MILLERS and SURVIVOR) and nine of the top 20 programs, more than any other network. The series premiere of BAD TEACHER posted the Thursday 9:30 PM time period's best performance in adults 18-49 since January.

 

Rebroadcasts of NCIS (10.40m) and NCIS: LOS ANGELES (10.18m) delivered more viewers than any scripted program on the competition except "The Blacklist" (11.24m).

 

CBS Broadcasts In Top 20:

 

#1    –  The Big Bang Theory  (16.4 Million)

#6    –  Blue Bloods  (11.1 Million)

#7    –  60 Minutes  (10.44 Million)             

#8    –  NCIS-R  (10.40 Million)

#9    –  NCIS:  LOS ANGELES-R  (10.2 Million)

#10  –  THE MILLERS  (10.0 Million)

#13  –  SURVIVOR  (9.4 Million)

#14  –  Two and a Half Men  (9.35 Million)

#15  –  THE Good Wife  (9.33 Million)

#16  –  Hawaii Five-0  (9.26 Million)                              

#18  –  THE Mentalist  (8.6 Million)                                    

#19  –  THE Amazing Race  (8.4 Million)                                    

#20  –  Elementary  (8.1 Million)                                    

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

SURVIVOR

 

  • SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.43m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07), topping "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the fifth straight week in viewers and for the seventh consecutive week in key demos.

 

THE Big Bang Theory

 

  • THE Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (16.44m), adults 25-54 (5.9/18) and adults 18-49 (4.5/16), the night's top program in these measures. CBS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined in viewers (vs. 12.25m, +34%), adults 25-54 (vs. 4.7, +26%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 4.0, +13%).

 

BAD TEACHER

 

  • The series premiere of BAD TEACHER (P) was second in viewers (7.80m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07, -0.2 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  BAD TEACHER posted the time period's best non-sports deliveries in viewers since Feb. 6, 2014, best adults 25-54 rating since Jan. 30, 2014 and best adults 18-49 rating since Jan. 9, 2014.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #31:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #31 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 4/27/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                7,961

NBC                5,389

ABC                6,388

FOX                4,769

 

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.1       6

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                2.0       5

FOX                1.8       5

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.4       4

NBC                1.3       4

ABC                1.5       5

FOX                1.4       5

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-4/27/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,794

NBC                9,520

ABC                7,537

FOX                7,546

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.2       8

NBC                3.4       9

ABC                2.6       7

FOX                2.9       8

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.4       7

NBC                2.8       8

ABC                2.1       6

FOX                2.5       8

 
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