via press release:
“THE BIG BANG THEORY,” “THE MILLERS” AND “TWO AND A HALF MEN” SWEEP TIME PERIODS
“The Big Bang Theory” is Thursday’s #1 Program in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS Wins Thursday in All Key Rating Measures
THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MILLERS and TWO AND A HALF MEN all swept their time periods, leading CBS to a Thursday win in all key ratings measures, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for March 13.
Note: CBS had preemptions/delays in 2.4% of the US due to ACC and SEC basketball from 8:00-11:00 PM. Ratings for CBS are tentative and likely to change.
THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (17.26m), adults 25-54 (6.5/20) and adults 18-49 (4.9/17) and was the night’s top program in these measures.
THE MILLERS was first in viewers (11.10m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08).
TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in viewers (10.04m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09), and adults 18-49 (2.6/08) – beating “American Idol” by , +28% in adults 25-54, +24% in adults 18-49 and by +1.68m viewers (+20%) 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.
THE CRAZY ONES averaged 7.01m viewers, 2.4/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.8/05 in adults 18-49. Compared to last week, THE CRAZY ONES was up +6% in adults 18-49 and added +50,000 viewers (from 6.96m, +1%).
At 10:00 PM, ELEMENTARY was first in viewers (9.03m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05). Compared to last week, ELEMENTARY added +490,000 viewers (from 8.54m, +6%).
For the night, CBS was first in viewers (10.58m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08).
Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.