'Big Brother' Scores The Top Two Broadcasts of the Week in Adults 18-49

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July 1st, 2014

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"Big Brother" SCORES THE TOP TWO BROADCASTS OF THE WEEK IN ADULTS 18-49

 

CBS Wins Week in Viewers With Eight of the Top 10 and 12 of the Top 20 Broadcasts, Including All Three Editions of "Big Brother"

 

Summer Premiere of "Unforgettable" Places in the Top 10 Among Viewers

 

            CBS’s Wednesday and Thursday premieres of Big Brother were the week's top broadcasts in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 30. The Network also won the week in viewers with eight of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20 programs – including all three Big Brother broadcasts and a top 10 finish for the premiere of Unforgettable.

 

In adults 18-49, CBS's Big Brother WEDNESDAY (P) and BIG BROTHER THURSDAY (P) were tied as the week's top broadcasts, with BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (P) placing fourth. 

 

            Among viewers, CBS had eight of the top 10 broadcasts including the top three—NCIS, #1; #60 Minutes, #2 and The Big Bang Theory, #3.

 

CBS Broadcasts In Top 10:

 

#1    –  NCIS-R  (8.80m)

#2    –  60 Minutes-R  (8.53m)

#3    –  The Big Bang Theory-R  (8.02m)

#5    –  NCIS:  LOS ANGELES-R  (6.93m)

#6    –  BIG BROTHER-WED Season Premiere  (6.71m)

#7    –  BIG BROTHER-THU Season Premiere  (6.56m)

#9    –  Blue Bloods-R  (6.34m)

#10  –  Unforgettable Summer Season Premiere  (6.22m)

#12  –  Criminal Minds-R  (6.12m)

#16  –  BIG BROTHER-SUN Season Premiere  (5.68m)

#18  –  CSI-R  (5.43m)

#19  –  MIKE & MOLLY-R  (5.41m)

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

BIG BROTHER

 

·         BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY (P) was first in viewers (6.71m), adults 25-54 (2.6/08), adults 18-49 (2.3/09) and adults 18-34 (1.7/08). Compared to last year's premiere (on the same night a year ago), BIG BROTHER was up +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/08), +6% in adults 18-34 (from 1.6/06) and added +200,000 viewers (from 6.51m, +3%).  BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY posted its best viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 premiere episode deliveries since July 2012 and was the night's #1 primetime program in viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

·         BIG BROTHER THURSDAY (P) was first in viewers (6.56m), adults 25-54 (2.7/08), adults 18-49 (2.3/08) and adults 18-34 (1.5/06). Compared to last year's Thursday premiere (on July 11), BIG BROTHER was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/07) and added +380,000 viewers (from 6.18m, +6%).  BIG BROTHER posted its best Thursday premiere since 2012 in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and was the night’s #1 program among adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

BIG BROTHER SUNDAY

 

·         BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (P) was first in viewers (5.68m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06), adults 18-49 (1.8/06) and adults 18-34 (1.4/05).  Compared to last year's Sunday premiere (on the same night last year), BIG BROTHER was up +8% in adults 18-34 (from 1.3/05).

 

Unforgettable

 

·         Unforgettable (P) was first in viewers (6.22m) and averaged 1.3/03 in adults 25-54 and 0.9/03 in adults 18-49. Compared to last spring's Friday premiere (on April 4), UNFORGETTABLE was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #40

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours, 14 minutes.

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #40 of 2013-2014 Television Year (ending: 6/29/14)

2013-2014

 

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                5,343

NBC                4,357

ABC                4,248

FOX                2,977

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.4       4

NBC                1.3       4

ABC                1.3       4

FOX                1.2       4

CW                  0.3       1

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.0       4

NBC                1.1       4

ABC                1.0       4

FOX                1.0       3

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (5/26/14-6/29/14)

2013-14

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                5,510

NBC                5,478

ABC                5,719

FOX                3,374

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.4       4

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                2.0       6

FOX                1.4       4

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                0.9       3

NBC                1.4       5

ABC                1.7       6

FOX                1.1       4

 

 
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