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CBS Extends Viewer Winning Streak to Nine Consecutive Weeks

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CBS Extends Viewer Winning Streak to Nine Consecutive Weeks

CBS placed first in viewers for the ninth consecutive week (every week since the Academy Awards), first in adults 25-54 for the eighth time in nine weeks and first in adults 18-49 for the sixth time in nine weeks, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 4, Week 32 of the 2013-2014 television season.



CBS is first in adults 18-49 (2.2), adults 25-54 (3.0) and viewers (10.19m) in the nine weeks since The Academy Awards (March 3-May 5). Among adults 18-49, CBS is +5% ahead of ABC (2.1), +16% ahead of NBC (1.9) and +29% ahead of FOX (1.7).



Among viewers, CBS had six of the top 10 and 13 of the top 20 programs of the week, with NCIS as the week's most-watched program.



CBS Broadcasts In Top 20:



#1 - NCIS (17.3 Million)



#2 - The Big Bang Theory (16.1 Million)



#4 - NCIS: Los Angeles (14.8 Million)



#5 - Blue Bloods (11.6 Million)



#7 - Person of Interest (11.3 Million)



#10 - 60 Minutes (10.5 Million)



#12 - Criminal Minds (10.3 Million)



#13 - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (10.0 Million)



#14 - Survivor (9.7 Million)



#15 - The Millers (9.4 Million)



#16 - The Good Wife (9.0 Million)



#17 - Two and a Half Men (9.0 Million)



#20 - Hawaii Five-0 (8.8 Million)



Among adults 18-49, CBS led all of the other networks with four of the top 10 and nine of the top 20 programs of the week, led by #1 THE BIG BANG THEORY.



CBS Weekly Highlights:



NCIS



NCIS was first in viewers (17.25m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and second in adults 18-49 (2.5/08, -0.2 behind NBC). NCIS finished in its closest competitive position against "The Voice" in adults 18-49 since the NBC program moved to 8:00 PM. Compared to the last first-run episode (on April 15), NCIS was up +2% in households (from 10.8/18), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/10), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/07) and added +130,000 viewers (from 17.12m, +1%).





SURVIVOR



SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.70m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). Survivor was up even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, and added +270,000 viewers (from 9.43m, +3%) compared to last week. Survivor topped "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the sixth straight week in viewers and the eighth consecutive week in key demos.





THE BIG BANG THEORY



THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in viewers (16.07m), adults 25-54 (6.2/19) and adults 18-49 (4.5/16). Compared to last week, The Big Bang Theory was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 5.9/18) and was even in adults 18-49.





BLUE BLOODS



BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in viewers (11.59m) and second in both adults 25-54 (2.3/07, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (1.5/05, -0.2 behind ABC). Compared to last week, Blue Bloods was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/06), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 1.4/04) and added +540,000 viewers (from 11.05m, +5%).





Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #32:



CBS - 22 hours



NBC - 22 hours



ABC - 22 hours



FOX - 15 hours







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



Week #32 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 5/4/14)



2013-2014







VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 8,781



NBC 6,135



ABC 6,642



FOX 3,898







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 2.3 6



NBC 2.0 6



ABC 2.2 6



FOX 1.5 4







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.6 5



NBC 1.5 5



ABC 1.6 5



FOX 1.2 4







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-5/4/14)



2013-2014



VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 10,775



NBC 9,443



ABC 7,544



FOX 7,470







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 3.2 8



NBC 3.4 9



ABC 2.6 7



FOX 2.9 8







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 2.4 7



NBC 2.8 8



ABC 2.1 6



FOX 2.5 7



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