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01.03.2013

CBS HAS ALL OF THE TOP 10 NON-SPORTS PROGRAMMING IN HOLIDAY WEEK

In a Week Primarily of Rebroadcasts of the Network's Scripted Series, CBS is a Competitive Second Against Sports Driven Competition

"The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" Posts Year-to-Year Growth in Adults 18-49

and Adults 25-54

            With mainly encores of its scripted series, CBS had all of the week's top 10 non-sports programming and overall had 13 of the top 20 broadcasts while finishing a competitive second to sports-driven competition, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the holiday week ending Dec. 30.  

 

CBS Broadcasts in the Top 20:

 

#5    –  THE BIG BANG THEORY-R  (12.0 Million)

#6    –  PERSON OF INTEREST-R  (10.3 Million)

#7    –  60 MINUTES  (10.3 Million)

#8    –  NCIS 12/25 SP-RS  (9.8 Million)

#9    –  NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 12/25-RS  (8.6 Million)

#10  –  TWO AND A HALF MEN-R  (8.6 Million)

#11  –  CRIMINAL MINDS 8:00 PM-RS  (8.6 Million)   

#12  –  KENNEDY CENTER HONORS-S  (8.2 Million)            

#13  –  ELEMENTARY-R  (8.1 Million)            

#14  –  NCIS SUNDAY SPECIAL-RS  (7.5 Million)            

#17  –  VEGAS 12/25 SP-RS  (6.0 Million)            

#19  –  THE GOOD WIFE-R  (5.6 Million)            

#20  –  UNDERCOVER BOSS-R  (5.5 Million)            

           THE 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (S) swept its time period in households (5.2/09), viewers (8.18m), adults 25-54 (2.2/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04) with its best adults 25-54 rating since 2009 and best adults 18-49 rating since 2010.

Compared to the special last year, THE 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS was up +38% in adults 25-54 (from 1.6/04) and +27% in adults 18-49 (from 1.1/03).

            For the week in viewers:  CBS (6.64m), NBC (7.35m), ABC (3.97m) and FOX (3.95m). Season-to-date:  CBS (11.38m), NBC (8.77m), ABC (8.26m) and FOX (6.60m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was second in adults 25-54 (1.8/05) and averaged 1.3/04 in adults 18-49.   Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.6/09, tie) and a solid second in adults 18-49 (2.8/08). 

            For the week in households:  CBS (4.3/07), NBC (4.3/08), ABC and FOX (2.3/04, each). Season-to-date:  CBS (7.2/12), NBC (5.4/09), ABC (5.3/09) and FOX (4.0/06). 

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #14:

 

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21-1/2 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

Week #14 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 12/30/12)              

 2012-2013        

       

VIEWERS        

         (000)   

CBS  6,639   

NBC  7,354   

ABC  3,970   

FOX  3,952   

            

A25-54         

         Rtg  Sh  

CBS  1.8   5  

NBC  2.8   7  

ABC  1.4   4  

FOX   1.6   4  

       

A18-49         

         Rtg  Sh  

CBS  1.3   4  

NBC  2.3   7  

ABC  1.1   3  

FOX  1.4   4  

          

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME             

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-12/30/12)    

 

2012-2013     

       

VIEWERS        

          (000)   

CBS  11,383   

NBC  8,768   

ABC  8,257   

FOX  6,601   

           

A25-54         

        Rtg   Sh  

CBS  3.6   9  

NBC  3.6   9  

ABC  2.9   7  

FOX   2.7   7          

 

A18-49         

        Rtg   Sh  

CBS  2.8   8  

NBC  3.1   9  

ABC  2.4   7  

FOX   2.4   7  

       

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

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

Press:

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

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