RATINGS: CBS Highlights for Week Ending February 17

RATINGS: CBS Highlights for Week Ending February 17

CBS demonstrated strength across the schedule last week as the Network won four nights in viewers (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday during week 21 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season) and was first for the fifth consecutive week according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 17.

For week 21, CBS won every primetime hour on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and had an average of 6.26 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (5.18m), ABC (3.75m) and FOX (3.56m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.47 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.88m), followed by FOX (6.34m) and ABC (5.32m).

CBS had six of the week's top 10 programs with viewers - NCIS was the week's #1 program while 60 MINUTES, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, THE BIG BANG THEORY ENCORE (R) and YOUNG SHELDON ENCORE (R) finished in the top 10. MOM, HAWAII FIVE-0, GOD FRIENDED ME, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and MACGYVER were all top 20 broadcasts.

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (7.04m) but was the night's #1 scripted program in viewers and key demos. Also on Monday, BULL was first in viewers (6.25m) and was the night's #1 drama in that measure.

On Tuesday, CBS won every hour as NCIS finished first in viewers (13.37m). Compared to the last first-run episode on Jan. 15, NCIS added +1.02m viewers (from 12.22m, +8%) and posted its largest audience since May 8, 2018. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (9.45m) and added +2.05m viewers (from 7.40m, +28%) from its last first-run episode on Jan. 22. FBI was Tuesday's #2 program in viewers, behind NCIS. 10:00 PM's NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (7.16m) and added +460,000 viewers (from 6.70m, +7%...also since Jan. 22).

On Thursday evening, the Network was first in viewers (6.70m) and adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.0/05) while winning every half-hour in viewers. THE BIG BANG THEORY ENCORE was first in viewers (8.25m) and was the night's most-watched program. At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON ENCORE was first in viewers (7.68m). At 9:00 PM, MOM was first in viewers (7.64m) and adults 25-54 (1.8/07) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.1/05). FAM was first in viewers (5.43m), while S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.59m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). Compared to last week, S.W.A.T. added +580,000 viewers (from 5.01m, +12%).

On Friday, CBS was #1 in viewers (7.54m) for the 19th time in 21 Fridays and tied for first in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.38m), while HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.30m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Rounding out the night, BLUE BLOODS was tops in viewers (8.93m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS added +1.31m viewers (from 7.62m, +17%) and was Friday's most-watched program.

On Sunday, CBS was the most-watched network (7.16m). 60 MINUTES at 7:00 PM was first in viewers (9.73m) and was Sunday's most-watched primetime program. GOD FRIENDED ME at 8:00 PM was first in viewers (7.19m), as was NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM (6.74m). Rounding out the night, MADAM SECRETARY was second in viewers (4.99m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #21 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/17/19)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

6,259

NBC

5,183

ABC

3,753

FOX

3,563

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.2

4

NBC

1.3

5

ABC

1.1

4

FOX

1.2

4

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.9

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.9

4

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/17/19)

VIEWERS

CBS

9,474

NBC

7,883

ABC

5,318

FOX

6,343

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.4

8

NBC

2.4

8

ABC

1.6

5

FOX

2.3

8

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

7

NBC

1.8

8

ABC

1.2

5

FOX

1.8

8

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