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CBS Boasts Top 5 Dramas, Comedies & New Shows Thanksgiving Week

CBS's THANKSGIVING week included the top five dramas, top five comedies, top four new shows and the #1 non-sports program of the week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the atypical holiday week ending Nov. 30.

60 MINUTES delivered 18.4 million viewers, its most-watched broadcast since December 2012 and ranking as the #1 non-sports program of the week, watched by more viewers than any other show on primetime television except the NFL. It also was the #1 non-sports broadcast in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

CBS had the week's top five most-watched broadcast dramas with NCIS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, MADAM SECRETARY, CRIMINAL MINDS (S) and the season premiere of THE MENTALIST.

Among comedies, CBS also had the week's top five with THE BIG BANG THEORY (S), MOM (S), TWO AND A HALF MEN (S), 2 BROKE GIRLS and Monday's rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY.
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, MADAM SECRETARY, SCORPION and STALKER (S) were the top four new series of the week.

CBS annual holiday favorites FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, YES, VIRGINIA, THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS all won their respective time periods with children 2-11 and children 6-11.

CBS Broadcasts in the Top 20:

#3 - 60 MINUTES (18.36m)
#5 - NCIS (16.01m)
#8 - NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (14.47m)
#10 - MADAM SECRETARY (13.24m)
#13 - CRIMINAL MINDS SPECIAL-S (11.01m)
#14 - THE MENTALIST Season Premiere (10.90m)
#19 - SCORPION (9.27m)
#20 - PERSON OF INTEREST (9.04m)

CBS ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAVORITES
· FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (R) (S) (4.64m; Friday) was first in children 2-11 (2.0/08) and children 6-11 (2.0/07).


· YES, VIRGINIA (R) (S) (3.60m; Friday) was first in children 2-11 (1.5/06) and children 6-11 (1.5/06).


· THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (R) (S) (3.08m, Saturday) was first in children 2-11 (1.5/06) and children 6-11 (1.2/04).


· THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS (R) (S) (3.04m, Saturday) was first in children 2-11 (1.4/06) and children 6-11 (1.2/05).


Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #10:

CBS - 22 hours.
NBC - 21 ½- hours.
ABC - 22 hours.
FOX - 15 ¼ -hours.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #10 of 2014-2015 Season (ending: 11/30/14)

2014-2015

VIEWERS
(000)
CBS 9,256
NBC 9,635
ABC 6,911
FOX 3,190

A25-54
Rtg Sh
CBS 2.5 7
NBC 3.5 9
ABC 1.9 5
FOX 1.3 3

A18-49
Rtg Sh
CBS 1.8 6
NBC 2.9 9
ABC 1.4 4
FOX 1.1 3

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/22/14-11/30/14)

2014-2015

VIEWERS
(000)
CBS 12,133
NBC 9,933
ABC 9,148
FOX 6,273

A25-54
Rtg Sh
CBS 3.6 10
NBC 3.6 10
ABC 3.1 8
FOX 2.4 7

A18-49
Rtg Sh
CBS 2.6 8
NBC 3.0 9
ABC 2.5 8
FOX 2.1 7



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