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11.17.2014

THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “ELEMENTARY” JUMPS +100% IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADDS +4.5 MILLION VIEWERS WITH LIVE+7-DAY LIFT

“The Big Bang Theory” Gains +5.3 Million Viewers, While “Scorpion” and “Blue Bloods” Also Notch Viewer Lifts Over 4 Million

CBS Vaults From Second to First Place for the Week in Adults 18-49

With L+7 Lift Added

         The season premiere of ELEMENTARY doubled its live plus same day adult 18-49 rating and gained more than +4.5 million viewers with live + 7-day lift, according to Nielsen ratings for Week Six of the season.

         ELEMENTARY's Oct. 30 debut jumped +100% in adults 18-49 with L+7 day lift (to 2.4 from 1.2) while gaining +4.51m (12.12m from 7.61m, +59%).

         THE BIG BANG THEORY was CBS’s biggest gainer in both viewers (+5.28m, 21.58m from 16.30m, +32%) and among adults 18-49 (+2.3 rating points, 6.4 from 4.1, +56%).

         SCORPION (+4.25m) and BLUE BLOODS (+4.14m) both gained more than four million viewers, while NCIS (+3.86m), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (+3.85m), CRIMINAL MINDS (+3.71m), PERSON OF INTEREST (+3.64m) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (+3.17m) all had lifts of more than three million viewers.

         With L+7-day lift, CBS moved from second to first place (2.9) among adults 18-49 in Week Six with a gain of +0.7 (+32%) from live plus same day. 

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