New CBS Series SEAL TEAM Premieres with 9.7 Million Viewers
CBS started its Premiere Week with its third consecutive nightly win in viewers. At 8:00 PM, the season premiere of SURVIVOR was first in viewers (8.09m) and second to "Empire" in A18-49 (1.7) and A25-54 (2.3). SURVIVOR topped last spring's premiere in viewers and matched its A18-49 rating. SURVIVOR is projected to increase audience to 9.95m and 2.3 in A18-49 with 7-day delayed viewing.At 9:00 PM, the series premiere of SEAL TEAM was first in viewers (9.70m) and averaged 1.5 in A18-49 and 2.2 in A25-54. SEAL TEAM was Wednesday's most watched program with its audience projected to increase to nearly 14 million viewers with 7-day viewing. SEAL TEAM improved its viewer lead-in by +20% while delivering the time period's largest audience since March 23, 2016. At 10:00 PM, the season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (7.03m), A18-49 (1.3, tie) and A25-54 (1.9). CRIMINAL MINDS improved the year ago time period by +10% in viewers, +8% in A18-49 and +19% in A25-54. CRIMINAL MINDS is projected to increase to 10.9 million viewers with 7-day delayed viewing. CBS was first on Wednesday in viewers (8.27m), its third consecutive premiere week nightly win. SEAL TEAM is a new military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high STAKES missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior's existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Undergoing additional rigorous training in the hope of joining Hayes' select unit is Clay Spenser, a young, multi-lingual second generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team's success are CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists, and Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL TEAM displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.