CBS Has Three Most-Watched Scripted Series And Seven Of the Top Ten

CBS Has Three Most-Watched Scripted Series And Seven Of the Top Ten

CBS was #2 for the week in viewers (6.92m), behind Fox's NFC Championship Game-driven weekly win (10.60m), but well ahead of ABC (4.74m) and NBC (4.68m).

CBS had the top three scripted broadcasts in viewers in Week #17 and seven of the top 10: THE BIG BANG THEORY (#4 for the week), YOUNG SHELDON (#5), NCIS ENCORE (#6), BLUE BLOODS (#8), MOM (#10), HAWAII FIVE-0 (#11) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 9PM SPECIAL (#12).

THE BIG BANG THEORY on Thursday was the week's most-watched scripted program with 14.92 million viewers, and also won its night in adults 25-54 (4.4/14) and adults 18-49 (2.9/12).

YOUNG SHELDON was the week's most-watched new series with 13.33 million viewers. The comedy also was #2 for the night on Thursday in adults 25-54 (3.7/11) and adults 18-49 (2.4/9).

MOM continues to show strength, finishing #3 for the night in viewers while winning its time period in viewers (9.26m), adults 25-54 (2.5/8) and adults 18-49 (1.6/6).

Returning to originals for the first time since Dec. 18, 2017, CBS' Monday comedies showed significant growth:

  • KEVIN CAN WAIT was first in viewers (7.20m) and added +800,000 viewers (from 6.40m, +13%) while posting its largest audience since the show's Sept. 25, 2017 season premiere.

  • MAN WITH A PLAN was also first in viewers (6.68m) while adding a very significant +1.06m viewers (from 5.62m, +18%). MAN WITH A PLAN posted its largest audience since Feb. 20, 2017.

  • SUPERIOR DONUTS (5.91m) added +910,000 viewers (from 5.00m, +18%) while posting its largest audience since March 13, 2017.

  • 9JKL (5.21m) added +920,000 viewers (from 4.29m, +21%) while posting its largest audience since Oct. 23, 2017.

On Tuesday, an encore of NCIS was first in viewers (9.88m) and was the night's #1 program in the measure - topping all first-run competition.

THE AMAZING RACE was first in viewers on Wednesday for the third straight week (6.89m) and also won its time period in adults 18-49 (1.5/5, tie).

On Friday, CBS was #1 in viewers for the 14th time this season, and #1 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 for the 13th time in 16 weeks. BLUE BLOODS was the #1 show for the night in viewers (9.45m), followed by HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.14 m) and MACGYVER (7.68m). All three shows won their hours in key demos as well.

Source: Nielsen Live Plus Same Day Ratings for week ending Jan. 21, 2018

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #17 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 1/21/18)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

6,921

NBC

4,684

ABC

4,735

FOX

10,598

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

5

NBC

1.3

4

ABC

1.5

5

FOX

4.0

12

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.0

4

NBC

1.0

4

ABC

1.2

4

FOX

3.3

12

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-1/21/18)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

9,511

NBC

8,471

ABC

5,974

FOX

6,183

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.4

8

NBC

2.7

9

ABC

1.9

6

FOX

2.3

7

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

6

NBC

2.2

8

ABC

1.4

6

FOX

1.9

7

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