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CBS Posts Dramatic Ratings Sweep

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CBS Posts Dramatic Ratings Sweep

CBS dramas comprised five of the week's top 10 programs, leading the Network to a weekly sweep in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 23.



CBS dramas in the top 10 include #1 NCIS, #3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES, #8 PERSON OF INTEREST, #9 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and #10 CRIMINAL MINDS. In addition, Sunday's The Good Wife finished #15 with week-to-week gains in viewers and key demographics.



SURVIVOR was Wednesday's top program in adults 18-49, topping "American Idol" in the common hour for the second straight week, while How I Met Your Mother was the week's top scripted broadcast (tie) and comedy in adults 18-49.







CBS Weekly Highlights:







NCIS



NCIS was first in viewers (17.11m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08). NCIS was the week's #1 program in viewers.





NCIS: LOS ANGELES



NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (14.21m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06) with growth of +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08) and +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) from its last original episode.





PERSON OF INTEREST



PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (10.94m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05).





CRIMINAL MINDS



CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (10.14m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.1 behind FOX). In their common hour, Criminal Minds topped "American Idol" Wednesday in viewers for the third time in four head to head match-ups and matches its closest competitive position with "American Idol" in adults 18-49 (-0.1) ever.





CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION



CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in viewers (10.20m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).





THE GOOD WIFE



THE GOOD WIFE (9:41-10:41 PM) was first in viewers (9.12m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.0/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04). Compared to last week, The Good Wife was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/03), even in adults 25-54 and added +690,000 viewers (from 8.43m, +8%).





SURVIVOR



SURVIVOR (9.46m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). Survivor topped "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the second straight week in key demos and was Wednesday's #1 program in adults 18-49.





Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #26:







CBS - 22 hours



NBC - 22 hours



ABC - 22 hours



FOX - 15 hours







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



Week #26 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 3/23/14)







VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 7,948



NBC 6,339



ABC 6,422



FOX 4,299







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 2.4 7



NBC 2.1 6



ABC 2.0 5



FOX 1.6 4







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.8 6



NBC 1.6 5



ABC 1.5 5



FOX 1.3 4







A18-34



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.3 5



NBC 1.2 4



ABC 1.1 4



FOX 1.1 4







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-3/23/14)



2013-2014







VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 10,807



NBC 10,009



ABC 7,455



FOX 7,912











A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 3.3 8



NBC 3.6 9



ABC 2.6 7



FOX 3.1 8







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 2.4 7



NBC 3.0 9



ABC 2.1 6



FOX 2.7 8

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