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NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND 15 OF THE TOP 20 BROADCASTS LEAD CBS TO BIG WEEKLY RATINGS WIN

 

CBS Is the Most-Watched Network on All Seven Nights

 

Network Also Leads the Week in Adults 18-49 With Eight of the Top 10 Broadcasts

 

For the Season, CBS Is First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

 

Season-to-Date, CBS Is Up +5% in Viewers and Even in Key Demos vs. Year Ago

 

            CBS was first in viewers and key demographics for the second time in the past three weeks, led by the most-watched NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME since 1997 and the highest-rated SURVIVOR in adults 18-49 since last October, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 12.

 

            For the season, CBS is first in viewers, adults 25-54 and just -0.2 from first in adults 18-49.  Compared to last year, CBS is up +5% in viewers and even in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

 

            CBS had the week’s top five broadcasts and 15 of the top 20 (75%), led by #1 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, which scored an 18-year high of 28.3 million viewers.

 

            CBS had the most-watched broadcast on all seven nights of the week:  Monday (NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP), Tuesday (NCIS), Wednesday (CRIMINAL MINDS), Thursday (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Friday (BLUE BLOODS), Saturday (48 HOURS) and Sunday (60 MINUTES). 

 

Among adults 18-49, CBS had eight of the week’s top 10 broadcasts (including ties) in adults 18-49 – more than the other networks combined – with #1 CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (S), #2 CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-TIP (S), #3 THE BIG BANG THEORY, #6 SURVIVOR (with its highest-rated episode since last October), #7 (tie) CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-GAME (S), #9 (tie) NCIS, #9 (tie) CRIMINAL MINDS and #9 (tie) THE ODD COUPLE. 

 

CBS Broadcasts in the Top 20:

 

#1    –  NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMP:  DUKE/WISCONSIN-S  (28.26m) – Most-Watched NCAA Championship Game In 18 Years

#2    –  NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMP PRE-TIP-S  (18.45m)

#3    –  NCIS  (16.85m)

#4    –  THE BIG BANG THEORY  (14.79m)

#5    –  NCIS:  NEW ORLEANS  (14.33m)

#7    –  60 MINUTES  (12.60m)

#8    –  MADAM SECRETARY  (11.39m)

#11  –  CRIMINAL MINDS  (10.39m)

#12  –  BLUE BLOODS  (10.31m)

#13  –  SURVIVOR  (9.84m)

#14  –  THE ODD COUPLE  (9.73m)

#16  –  MOM  (9.03m)

#17  –  THE GOOD WIFE  (8.75m)

#18  –  HAWAII FIVE-0  (8.70m)

#19  –  PERSON OF INTEREST  (8.67m)

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

 

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

·         NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME “Wisconsin vs. Duke” (S) (9:18-11:28 PM) posted 28.26m viewers, 9.8/25 in adults 25-54, 9.1/27 in adults 18-49, 8.1/28 in adults 18-34, 12.3/32 in men 25-54, 11.3/33 in men 18-49 and 9.5/34 in men 18-34.  The NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME posted its largest audience since 1997 (Kentucky vs. Arizona), best adults 25-54, adults 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 18-34 since 2002 (Maryland vs. Indiana).

o   CBS posted its largest Monday audience (18.77m) since May 16, 2005, the night of the series finale of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

 

SURVIVOR

·         SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.84m), adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/09), posting its largest audience and best adults 25-54 delivery since the February 25th winter premiere and best adults 18-49 rating since October 8, 2014.  SURVIVOR topped both “The Voice” and “American Idol” in viewers and key demos.

CRIMINAL MINDS

·         CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (10.39m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY

·         THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in viewers (14.78m), adults 25-54 (5.1/16) and adults 18-49 (3.5/13).  Compared to last week, THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/16), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.4/14) and added +890,000 viewers (from 13.89m, +6%).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

THE ODD COUPLE

·         THE ODD COUPLE (8:31-9:01 PM) was first in viewers (9.73m), adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.1/07).  Compared to last week, THE ODD COUPLE was up  +10% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/09), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/07) and added +1.03m viewers (from 8.70m, +12%).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #29

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME                                                                                            

Week #29 of 2014-2015 Season (ending: 4/12/15)   

                                                                                                                                                           

                        2014-2015                                                                                                      

                                                                                               

VIEWERS                                                                                         

                        (000)                           

CBS                10,568                        

NBC                6,288                          

ABC                5,714                          

FOX                3,586                          

                                                                                                                                               

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg      Sh                   

CBS                2.7       8                     

NBC                2.0       6                     

ABC                1.7       5                     

FOX                1.3       4                                                                     

                                                                                               

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg      Sh                   

CBS                2.1       7                     

NBC                1.5       5                     

ABC                1.3       4                     

FOX                1.0       3                                                                                                                     

                                                                                               

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME                                                                    

                                                                                               

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/22/14-4/12/15)         

                                                                                   

                        2014-2015      

 

                                                                                                                                               

VIEWERS                                                                                         

                        (000)                           

CBS                11,390                        

NBC                8,982                          

ABC                7,871                          

FOX                6,055                                                                          

                                                                                               

A25-54                                                                                               

                        Rtg      Sh                   

CBS                3.3       9                     

NBC                3.2       9                     

ABC                2.7       7                     

FOX                2.4       6                                                                                             

 

A18-49                                                                                               

                        Rtg      Sh                   

CBS                2.4       8                     

NBC                2.6       8                     

ABC                2.2       7                     

FOX                2.0       6         

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