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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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