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CBS is America's Most-Watched Network for 8th Consecutive Week

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CBS is America's Most-Watched Network for 8th Consecutive Week

CBS was the #1 network in viewers for the eighth consecutive week and placed first in adults 25-54 (tie) for the second straight week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 18.



Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +5% in viewers and unchanged in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.



UNDER THE DOME was the week's #1 broadcast in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tie). CBS had six of the week's top 10 broadcasts in viewers and five of the top 10 in adults 18-49.



For the week in viewers: CBS (5.37m), ABC (4.12m), NBC (4.07m) and FOX (3.70m).



For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied first in adults 25-54 (1.5/04, tie) and second in adults 18-49 (1.1/04, tie).



CBS Weekly Highlights:



UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (10.36m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). Under the Dome was the week's s #1 broadcast in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.



UNFORGETTABLE was first in viewers (6.57m) and second in adults 25-54 (1.6/04).



BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was first in viewers (6.17m), adults 25-54 (2.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/07).



BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in viewers (6.33m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07). BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was the night's #1 broadcast in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.



BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was second in viewers (6.48m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).



CBS top programs of the week: #1 Under the Dome (an average of 10.36m viewers), #5 NCIS (R) (8.09m), #6 60 Minutes (R) (7.43m), #7 The Big Bang Theory (R) (6.71m), #8 Unforgettable (6.57m), #9 BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (6.48m), #11 BIG BROTHER THURSDAY (6.33m), #12 BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY (6.17m), #13 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (R) (6.07m), #14 Two and a Half Men (R) (5.88m), #18 NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (5.44m), #21 Blue Bloods (R) (4.72m), #22 The Mentalist (R) (4.71m), #23 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (4.69m), #27 Person of Interest TUESDAY (R) (4.65m), #29 Criminal Minds (R) (4.63m) and #30 48 Hours (R) (4.41m).







Prime averages are based on The Following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #47



CBS - 22 hours



NBC - 22 hours



ABC - 22 hours



FOX - 15-3/4 hours







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



Week #47 of 2012-2013 Television Year (ending: 8/18/13)



2012-2013



VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 5,373



NBC 4,065



ABC 4,115



FOX 3,696







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.5 4



NBC 1.4 4



ABC 1.3 4



FOX 1.5 4







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.1 4



NBC 1.1 3



ABC 1.0 3



FOX 1.3 4

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