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via press release:

CBS FIRST IN VIEWERS FOR THE EIGHTH TIME IN NINE WEEKS

 

Network Has Seven of the Top 10 Broadcasts and 12 of Top 20

 

Sunday’s Edition of “Big Brother” Delivers the Largest Audience of the Summer on

Any Night, As All Three Broadcasts Rank in the Top 10

 

“Big Brother” Thursday and Sunday are Tied as the Week’s Broadcasts in Adults 18-49; “Big Brother” Wednesday Tied for Third

 

CBS was first in viewers for the eighth time in the last nine weeks, scoring seven of the top 10 programs – including all three editions of BIG BROTHER – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending August 17.

 

CBS Broadcasts In Top 20:

 

#3    –  NCIS-R  (8.13m)

#4    –  60 MINUTES-R  (7.86m)                    

#5    –  THE BIG BANG THEORY-R  (7.66m) 

#7    –  UNDER THE DOME  (6.90m) 

#8    –  BIG BROTHER-SUN  (6.81m) 

#9    –  BIG BROTHER-WED  (6.65m) 

#10  –  BIG BROTHER-THU  (6.44m) 

#11  –  UNFORGETTABLE  (6.28m)

#13  –  BLUE BLOODS-R  (6.15m) 

#14  –  NCIS:  LOS ANGELES-R  (6.11m)

#15  –  MOM-THURSDAY-R  (5.85m)

#17  –  EXTANT  (5.68m)

 

In adults 18-49, all three BIG BROTHER broadcasts placed in the top three for the second straight week, with BIG BROTHER THURSDAY and BIG BROTHER SUNDAY tied as the week’s top broadcasts and BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY tied for third.  THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) and UNDER THE DOME also placed in the top 10. THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) as the week’s top scripted broadcast/comedy and UNDER THE DOME as the week’s top scripted drama broadcast.

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

BIG BROTHER

 

  • BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was first in viewers (6.65m), adults 25-54 (2.5/08), adults 18-49 (2.1/08) and adults 18-34 (1.4/07).

 

  • BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in viewers (6.44m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07), adults 18-49 (2.2/08) and adults 18-34 (1.6/07).  Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER was up +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/07), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07), +7% in adults 18-34 (from 1.5/06) and added +350,000 viewers (from 6.06m, +5%).

 

  • BIG BROTHER 16 SUNDAY was first in viewers (6.81m), adults 25-54 (2.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).  BIG BROTHER posted this season’s best deliveries (on any night) in viewers.  Compared to last week’s golf-delayed broadcast, BIG BROTHER was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.0/06) and added +880,000 viewers (from 5.93m, +15%).

 

UNDER THE DOME

 

  • UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (6.90m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05), adding +70,000 viewers (from 6.83m, +1%) from last week.

 

EXTANT

 

  • EXTANT was first in viewers (5.68m), adults 25-54 (1.5/04) and adults 18-49 (1.0/03).  Compared to last week, EXTANT was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 1.4/04) and even in adults 18-49.

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #47:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #47 of 2013-2014 Television Year (ending: 8/17/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                5,400

NBC                4,892

ABC                3,852

FOX                3,014

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.4       4

NBC                1.5       5

ABC                1.3       4

FOX                1.2       4

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.0       4

NBC                1.1       4

ABC                1.0       3

FOX                1.0       4

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

SUMMER-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (5/26/14-8/17/14)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                5,832

NBC                5,481

ABC                5,098

FOX                3,468

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.5       5

NBC                1.8       5

ABC                1.7       5

FOX                1.4       4

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.1       4

NBC                1.4       5

ABC                1.4       5

FOX                1.2       4

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