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04.24.2012

CBS CONTINUES TO RULE SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

Nine of the Top 10 Dramas This Season

Seven of the Top 8 Comedies

CBS Series Comprise 80% of the Top 20 Scripted Programs

CBS Wins Seventh Consecutive Week in Viewers with Primarily Rebroadcasts

           With nine of the top 10 dramas this season and seven of the top eight comedies, CBS continues to rule scripted programming with the Network's programs comprising 80% of the top 20 scripted series (16 of the top 20), according to Nielsen most current ratings through Week 31 (9/19/11-4/22/12).

 

TOP 20 SCRIPTED PROGRAMS OF THE 2011-2012 SEASON

  1.  NCIS
  2.  NCIS: LOS ANGELES
  3.  THE BIG BANG THEORY
  4.  TWO AND A HALF MEN
  5.  THE MENTALIST
  6.  PERSON OF INTEREST
  7.  CRIMINAL MINDS
  8.  Modern Family
  9.  CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
  10.  BLUE BLOODS
  11.  UNFORGETTABLE
  12.  ROB
  13.  Castle
  14.  HAWAII FIVE-0
  15.  MIKE & MOLLY
  16.  2 BROKE GIRLS
  17.  Once Upon a Time
  18.  THE GOOD WIFE
  19.  CSI: MIAMI
  20.  Grey's Anatomy

 

For the week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings, NCIS was the #1 program in viewers for the eighth time this season. Every first-run episode of NCIS was that week's top drama.  TWO AND A HALF MEN was the week's top comedy. 

A rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat all first-run scripted programming on the competition except "Castle."  A rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY beat all first-run comedies on the competition except "Modern Family."

For the week in viewers:  CBS (8.20m), ABC (7.69m), FOX (6.92m) and NBC (5.21m).   Season-to-date:  CBS (11.85m), FOX (8.92m), ABC (8.30m) and NBC (7.51m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for second in adults 25-54 (2.5/06, with ABC) and averaged 1.8/05 in adults 18-49.  Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08, -0.2 behind FOX).  Season-to-date, CBS is up +4% in households, +1% in viewers and +3% in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 compared to last year. 

For the week in households:  CBS (5.2/09), ABC (5.0/08), FOX (4.2/07) and NBC (3.3/06). Season-to-date:  CBS (7.4/12), ABC and FOX (5.3/09, each) and NBC (4.6/08).  

 

CBS Weekly Highlights:

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4.5/07, 7.24m) was tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.7/09, with NBC), second in adults 18-49 (3.1/09) and tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.6/10, with ABC).    

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in adults 25-54 (4.9/11) and second in households (6.8/10), viewers (11.22m) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10, -0.1 behind NBC).  Compared to last week, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +5% in households (from 6.5/08), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/10), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/09) and added +820,000 viewers (from 10.40m, +8%). TWO AND A HALF MEN was Monday's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

NCIS was first in households (11.2/18), viewers (18.08m), adults 25-54 (4.6/13) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).  Compared to last week, NCIS was up +2% in households (from 11.0/18), even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +420,000 viewers (from 17.66m, +2%).  NCIS was the week's #1 program in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and the top scripted series in adults 18-49.

60 MINUTES was first in households (8.3/14), viewers (12.96m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).  60 MINUTES posted its largest audience since Feb. 12, 2012. 

THE AMAZING RACE 20 was first in viewers (9.14m), tied for first in households (5.5/09, with NBC) and second in adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).  Compared to last week, THE AMAZING RACE 20 was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/08), even in both households and adults 18-49 and added +20,000 viewers (from 9.12m).    

THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (6.8/10), viewers (10.42m), adults 25-54 (2.7/06) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/05, with NBC).  Compared to last week, THE GOOD WIFE was up +3% in households (from 6.6/10), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/06), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/04) and added +260,000 viewers (from 10.16m, +3%).    

CBS top programs of the week:  #1 NCIS (an average of 18.08m viewers), #6 60 MINUTES (12.96m), #8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (11.22m), #9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (11.17m), #10 THE GOOD WIFE (10.42m), #14 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD (9.69m), #15 MIKE & MOLLY (9.54m), #16 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (9.29m), #17 THE AMAZING RACE 20 (9.14m), #20 PERSON OF INTEREST (R) (8.81m), #22 2 BROKE GIRLS (8.52m), #23 THE MENTALIST (R) (8.24m), #24 UNFORGETTABLE (R) (8.19m), #26 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (7.57m), #28 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (7.40m) and #29 NYC 22 (7.39m). 

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #31.

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 22 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

Week #31 of 2011-12 Season (ending: 04/22/12)             

 2011-12         

       

VIEWERS        

         (000)   

CBS  8,199   

NBC  5,210   

ABC  7,685   

FOX  6,915   

          

A25-54         

         Rtg Sh  

CBS  2.5   6  

NBC  2.0   5  

ABC  2.5   6  

FOX   2.7  7  

           

A18-49         

         Rtg Sh  

CBS  1.8    5  

NBC  1.6    5  

ABC  1.9    5  

FOX   2.2    7

                   

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME     

      

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/19/11-04/22/12)        

 2011-12     

       

VIEWERS        

          (000)   

CBS  11,850   

NBC  7,505   

ABC  8,298   

FOX  8,923   

          

A25-54         

        Rtg  Sh  

CBS  4.0  10  

NBC  3.0   7  

ABC  3.0   7  

FOX   3.7  9                  

 

A18-49         

        Rtg Sh  

CBS  3.0   8  

NBC  2.5   7  

ABC  2.4   7  

FOX   3.2  9     

 

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                                    David Pepose          212-975-1929      david.pepose@cbs.com

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Ed Harrison
818-655-1584
ed.harrison@cbs.com

David Pepose
212-975-1929
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