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02.20.2013

CBS WINS WEEK IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

Seven of the Top 10 Shows of the Week

"The Big Bang Theory" Ranks #1 for the Week, Followed by "Person of Interest"

The Premiere of "The Amazing Race" Wins its Time Period in Key Ratings Categories, Topping "Once a Upon a Time" in Adults 18-49 for the First Time This Season

A Rebroadcast of "NCIS: Los Angeles" Beats All First-Run Dramas on the Competition

            CBS placed first in viewers for the sixth consecutive week, was first in adults 25-54 for the third consecutive week, and was a solid second in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 17, week 21 of the 2012-2013 television season.

            CBS had seven of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 shows of the week in viewers, led by THE BIG BANG THEORY – the #1 show for the week – followed by PERSON OF INTEREST – the sophomore drama's highest weekly rank – as well as seven of the top 10 shows in adults 18-49.

            The premiere of THE AMAZING RACE swept its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, beating "Once Upon a Time."  A special rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES delivered more viewers than every other drama on NBC, ABC and FOX.

            Season-to-date, CBS continues to lead in viewers (12.57m), adults 18-49 (3.1/09) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10).

            For the week in viewers:  CBS (8.83m), FOX (6.57m), ABC (6.08m) and NBC (4.40m). Season-to-date:  CBS (12.57m), NBC (7.77m), ABC (7.70m) and FOX (6.97m).

For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54(2.7/07) and second in adults 18-49 (1/9/05). Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).  Season-to-date, CBS is up +1% in households, +3% in viewers, even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

            For the week in households:  CBS (5.6/09), ABC and FOX (3.9/06, each) and NBC (2.9/05).  Season-to-date:  CBS (7.7/12), ABC (4.9/08), NBC (4.8/08) and FOX (4.2/07). 

           CBS Weekly Highlights:

-- On Monday, CBS was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.68m), adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08).  CBS was first in every half-hour in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and first in five out of six half-hours in households and viewers. 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was first in households (5.8/09), viewers (8.98m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10), adults 18-49 (3.2/09) and adults 18-34 (2.8/09).  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was the night's #1 program in adults 18-34.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was first in adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07), and was second in viewers (8.39m).

2 BROKE GIRLS was first in households (6.9/10), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09), and was tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.4/07, with ABC).  2 BROKE GIRLS posted the night's top households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings and was the night's #1 program in viewers. 

MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (6.5/10) viewers (10.50m) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10), and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.7/07, with ABC). 

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.64m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). 

SURVIVOR: CARAMON (P) (8:00-9:30 PM) was second in households (5.5/09), viewers (8.94m) and adults 25-54 (3.4/09).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (5.6/09), viewers (8.54m) and adults 25-54 (2.6/07), and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/05, with NBC). 

-- CBS was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.92m), adults 25-54 (4.6/12) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10) for the third consecutive Thursday. 

THE BIG BANG THEORY swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.7/18), viewers (17.89m), adults 25-54 (7.2/20), adults 18-49 (5.5/18) and adults 18-34 (3.6/14).  THE BIG BANG THEORY beat its closest competitor in households (vs. 6.9/12 for FOX) by +55%; in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.3/12 for FOX) by +67%; in adults 18-49 (vs. 3.4/11 for FOX) by +62%, in adults 18-34 (vs. 2.7/10 for FOX) by +30% and by +6.28m viewers (vs. 11.51m, +55% over FOX).  THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (8.4/13) and viewers (13.69m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (5.2/13, with FOX), and was second in adults 18-49 (3.8/11). 

PERSON OF INTEREST (9:01-10:01 PM) in households (9.1/14), viewers (14.87m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).  PERSON OF INTEREST beat "Grey's Anatomy" for the third straight week in adults 18-49.  PERSON OF INTEREST was the night's #1 drama in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

ELEMENTARY was first in households (6.9/12) and viewers (10.98m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.3/08, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). 

BLUE BLOODS was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (10.72m) and adults 25-54 (2.2/06), and was second in adults 18-49 (1.4/04, -0.1 behind ABC).  BLUE BLOODS posted the night's best deliveries in households and viewers. 

THE AMAZING RACE 22 (P) (8:05-9:05 PM) was first in households (5.5/08), viewers (9.57m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06).  Compared to last fall's premiere (on September 30, 2012), THE AMAZING RACE 22 was even in adults 18-49 and added +160,000 viewers (from 9.41m, +1%).    

CBS top programs of the week: #1 THE BIG BANG THEORY (an average 17.89m viewers), #2 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.87m), #3 TWO AND A HALF MEN (13.69m), #6 ELEMENTARY (10.98m), #7 2 BROKE GIRLS (10.90m), #8 BLUE BLOODS (10.73m), #9 MIKE & MOLLY (10.50m), #11 60 MINUTES (9.73m), #12 HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.64m), #13 THE AMAZING RACE 22 (P) (9.57m), #14 THE MENTALIST (9.42m), #15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES 8PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (9.23m), #16 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8.98m), #18 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN (P) (8.94m), #20 CSI: NY (8.59m), #22 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (8.54m), #24 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8.39m) and #25 THE GOOD WIFE (8.35m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #21

 

CBS – 20 hours

NBC – 20 hours

ABC – 20 hours

FOX – 14 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

Week #21 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 2/17/13)       

       

 2012-2013    

       

VIEWERS        

         (000)   

CBS  8,834   

NBC  4,395   

ABC  6,081   

FOX  6,570           

        

A25-54         

        Rtg   Sh  

CBS  2.7   7  

NBC  1.6   4  

ABC  2.2   6  

FOX  2.5   6  

       

       

A18-49         

         Rtg   Sh  

CBS  1.9   5  

NBC  1.3   4  

ABC  1.8   5  

FOX  2.1   6          

            

       

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME        

       

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-2/17/13)        

 2012-2013     

       

       

VIEWERS        

          (000)   

CBS  12,574   

NBC  7,774   

ABC  7,700   

FOX  6,969   

           

A25-54         

         Rtg  Sh  

CBS  4.1  10  

NBC  3.2   8  

ABC  2.8   7  

FOX  2.9   7          

 

A18-49         

         Rtg   Sh  

CBS  3.1   9  

NBC  2.7   7  

ABC  2.2   6  

FOX  2.5   7      

    

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

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