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03.13.2018

CBS WINS WEEKLY VIEWER CROWN AS “THE BIG BANG THEORY” AND “NCIS” CONTINUE AS MOST-WATCHED COMEDY AND DRAMA

NETWORK HAS SEVEN OF TOP 10 BROADCASTS

CBS returned to its winning ways as the most-watched network, emerging victorious on five nights last week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Additionally, the Network had the most-watched program (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and drama (NCIS) on television for the week ending March 11.

CBS had the week’s top three programs in viewers, seven of the week’s top 10 broadcasts and 12 of the top 20 – more than the other networks combined. They included: #1 THE BIG BANG THEORY (an average of 13.88m viewers), #2 NCIS (12.92m), #3 YOUNG SHELDON (12.52m), #6 BULL (10.11m), #8 60 MINUTES (9.40m), #9 MOM (9.05m), #10 BLUE BLOODS (9.03m), #12 60 MINUTES SPECIAL (S) (8.45m), #13 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (8.44m), #14 SURVIVOR (8.23m), #15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8.03m) and #18 HAWAII FIVE-0 (7.71m).

On Tuesday, CBS was the most-watched network as NCIS increased its week-to-week audience by +470,000 to remain the night’s #1 program and the week’s #1 drama with 12.92m viewers. Additionally, BULL was first in its time period with 10.11m viewers. This marks the seventh consecutive first-run episode where BULL has reached an audience of at least 10 million. At 10:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS reached 8.44m viewers, up +2% (from 8.26m) from the previous week.

Wednesday, the Network was first in viewers (6.46m), adults 25-54 (1.7/5) and adults 18-49 (1.2/5, tie) as SURVIVOR won the 8:00 hour in both viewers (8.23m) and key demos (adults 25-54, 2.4/8 and adults 18-49, 1.7/7). SEAL TEAM also won its hour in viewers (6.07m).

Last Thursday, CBS’ two-hour comedy block won every half hour, leading the Network to victory in viewers (8.91m), adults 25-54 (2.4/08) and adults 18-49 (1.5/06). THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.88m), adults 25-54 (3.9/13) and adults 18-49 (2.6/11). THE BIG BANG THEORY was also the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, and was also the week’s most-watched program. YOUNG SHELDON was first in viewers (12.52m), adults 25-54 (3.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.1/09). YOUNG SHELDON was the night’s #2 program in viewers and key demos. MOM was first in viewers (9.05m), adults 25-54 (2.4/08) and adults 18-49 (1.5/06), while LIFE IN PIECES was first in viewers (6.72m), adults 25-54 (1.9/06) and adults 18-49 (1.2/05).

On Friday, CBS won all three primetime hours and was first on the night in viewers for the 18th time this season and first in key demos for the 17th time. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.62m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04, tie). HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.71m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). BLUE BLOODS was the night’s most-watched program (9.03m), while also finishing first in its time period in adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04).

48 HOURS was Saturday’s most-watched primetime program (3.83m), while on Sunday, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night’s most-watched scripted program (8.03m) and MADAM SECRETARY finished first at 10:00 PM with 6.28m viewers.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #24 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 3/11/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7,208

NBC

5,124

ABC

5,336

FOX

3,093

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

5

NBC

1.5

5

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

1.0

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.9

4

NBC

1.1

5

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

0.8

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-3/11/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,997

NBC

9,874

ABC

5,888

FOX

5,427

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.3

7

NBC

3.2

10

ABC

1.9

6

FOX

2.0

6

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

6

NBC

2.5

10

ABC

1.5

6

FOX

1.6

6

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com