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CBS Wins Premiere Week in Viewers for 9th Consecutive Season

CBS placed first in premiere week in viewers for the ninth consecutive season, led by television's #1 new show, the #1 show of the week and two of the top three new dramas, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 25.

CBS had four of the week's top five new series in viewers, including the #1 new program (YOUNG SHELDON), Wednesday's #1 program (SEAL TEAM) and Sunday's #1 new program (WISDOM OF THE CROWD). The Network's other debuting series, the comedy ME, MYSELF & I, was the #2 new comedy.

CBS' premiere week also featured the week's top three comedies (THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON and KEVIN CAN WAIT) and eight of the top 10 dramas (NCIS, BULL, BLUE BLOODS, SEAL TEAM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, WISDOM OF THE CROWD, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and HAWAII FIVE-0).

CBS placed first in viewers with the #1 program of the night on Monday (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Tuesday (NCIS), Wednesday (SEAL TEAM), Thursday (THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL) and Friday (BLUE BLOODS).

CBS Broadcasts in the Top 20:

#1 - THE BIG BANG THEORY Season Premiere (17.65m) - most watched comedy during premiere week for the 6th consecutive season, adding +4.36m viewers (22.02m) with L+3 day lift.

#2 - YOUNG SHELDON Series Premiere (17.21m) - most watched new comedy series premiere on any network since 2011, adding +4.28m viewers (21.50m) with L+3 day lift.

#4 - CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: CHICAGO/GREEN BAY Season Premiere (14.61m).

#5 - CBS+NFLN THU WEATHER DELAY-S (13.39m)

#6 - NCIS Season Premiere (13.29m) - most watched drama during premiere week for the 9th consecutive season, adding +3.01m (16.30m) with L+3 day lift.

#9 - 60 MINUTES (12.46m)

#10 - CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK (11.34m)

#14 - KEVIN CAN WAIT Season Premiere (10.26m), adding 1.77m viewers (12.03m) with L+3 day lift.

#16 - BULL Season Premiere (10.06m), adding +2.93m (12.99m) with L+3 day lift.

#17 - BLUE BLOODS Season Premiere (10.04m).

#18 - SEAL TEAM Series Premiere (9.87m) adding +3.28m (13.16m) with L+3 day lift.

#20 - NCIS: LOS ANGELES Season Premiere (8.95m).

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