RATINGS: CBS News Tuesday Debate Coverage, TOMMY, &Friday Dramas Push Network To Another Weekly Win

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RATINGS: CBS News Tuesday Debate Coverage, TOMMY, &Friday Dramas Push Network To Another Weekly Win

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 1 (week 23 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), CBS took the ratings crown again, attracting 6.07 million viewers and beating the closest competition (NBC) by +1.35 million viewers (4.72 million, +29%). The Network continues to lead this season's viewer race with an audience of 7.81 million viewers.

On Tuesday, the special presentation of the CBS NEWS: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE was first in viewers (15.34m), adults 25-54 (3.4/13) and adults 18-49 (2.5/13). The DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE was the week's #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

On Thursday night, CBS comedies were in encores, yet at 10:00 PM, the new drama TOMMY starring Edie Falco was first in viewers (4.65m).

On Friday, CBS was first in viewers (5.92m) for the 21st Friday in 23 weeks this season. At 8:00 PM, MACGYVER was first in viewers (5.62m) and was the #2 program of the night, behind HAWAII FIVE-0, which led at 9:00 PM in viewers (6.86m) and adults 25-54 (1.1/05). At 10:00 PM, a BLUE BLOODS encore was first in viewers (5.29m).

On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (2.84m).

On Sunday, CBS wrapped up the week with a first-place finish in viewers (6.81m). 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (9.18m). Compared to last week, 60 MINUTES added +230,000 viewers (from 8.95m, +3%) and was Sunday's #1 prime program in viewers. At 8:00 PM, GOD FRIENDED ME was second in viewers (6.01m). NCIS: LOS ANGELES was also second in viewers (6.49m) - adding +290,000 viewers (from 6.20m, +5%) from last week. Rounding out Sunday, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (5.56m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #23 of 2019-2020 Season (ending: 3/1/20)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

6.07m

NBC

4.72m

ABC

4.22m

FOX

2.56m

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.2

5

NBC

1.1

5

ABC

1.1

5

FOX

0.9

4

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.9

5

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

7.81m

NBC

7.12m

ABC

5.48m

FOX

7.38m


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