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CBS's BIG BANG THEORY is Holiday Week's Top Entertainment Program

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CBS's BIG BANG THEORY is Holiday Week's Top Entertainment Program

In a holiday week, The Big Bang Theory was the week's #1 entertainment program in viewers and key demographics, delivering its largest audience in nearly a year and its highest adult 18-49 ratings since its season premiere, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 5.



CBS had five of the week's top 10 programs-THE BIG BANG THEORY, #4; THE MILLERS, #6; THE MENTALIST, #7; THE GOOD WIFE, #9; and ELEMENTARY, #10.



CBS's entire Thursday lineup posted growth from their last original episodes.



CBS Weekly Highlights:



THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (19.20m), adults 25-54 (7.3/18) and adults 18-49 (5.4/16), was up +9% in adults 25-54 (from 6.7/19), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 5.1/16) and added +1.52m viewers (from 17.68m, +9%) from its last original episode on Dec. 12.



THE BIG BANG THEORY posted its largest audience since Jan. 10, 2013, matched its season-high adults 25-54 rating and posted its best adults 18-49 rating since the Sept. 26, 2013 season premiere.



THE MILLERS was first in viewers (11.33m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08), was up +17% in adults 25-54 (from 3.6/09), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.6/08) and added +400,000 viewers (from 10.93m, +4%) compared to the last first-run episode on Dec.12. The Millers posted its largest audience, its best adults 18-49 rating since Nov. 21, 2013 and its best adults 25-54 rating since Oct. 17, 2013.



THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (8.20m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/05). Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec.12), The Crazy Ones was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05) and added +330,000 viewers (from 7.87m, +4%).



TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in viewers (8.74m), adults 25-54 (3.1/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/05), was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/07), +16% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05), and added +180,000 viewers (from 8.56m, +2%) from its last original episode on Dec. 12.



ELEMENTARY was first in viewers (9.07m), adults 25-54 (2.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.9/05). Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec.12), Elementary was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07) and +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/05).



CBS top programs of the week: #4 The Big Bang Theory (an average of 19.20m viewers), #6 The Millers (11.33m), #7 The Mentalist (10.22m), #9 The Good Wife (9.41m), #10 Elementary (9.04m), #11 Two and a Half Men (8.74m), #12 The Crazy Ones (8.20m), #13 NCIS SPECIAL 12/31 (R) (S) (8.15m), #14 Blue Bloods (R) (8.03m), #15 60 Minutes (7.96m), #18 Criminal Minds SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (7.13m), #21 Elementary SUNDAY SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.74m), #22 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (6.67m), #25 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (6.35m), #26 NCIS: Los Angeles 12/31 (R) (S) (6.30m), #27 Hawaii Five-0 SPECIAL 1/1 (R) (S) (6.27m) and #30 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (5.99m).



Prime averages are based on The Following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #15:



CBS - 22 hours



NBC - 22 hours



ABC - 22 hours



FOX - 15 hours







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME



Week #15 of 2013-14 Season (ending: 1/5/14)







2013-2014







VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 6,798



NBC 8,543



ABC 5,059



FOX 6,609







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.8 4



NBC 3.1 8



ABC 1.7 4



FOX 2.5 6







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 1.2 3



NBC 2.6 7



ABC 1.3 4



FOX 2.2 6







NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME







SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-1/5/14)



2013-2014







VIEWERS



(000)



CBS 11,168



NBC 9,694



ABC 7,954



FOX 6,942







A25-54



Rtg Sh



CBS 3.4 9



NBC 3.7 10



ABC 2.7 7



FOX 2.7 7







A18-49



Rtg Sh



CBS 2.5 7



NBC 3.1 9



ABC 2.2 7



FOX 2.3 7



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