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02.12.2019

FOUR NIGHTLY WINS AND SOLID GRAMMY VIEWERSHIP DRIVE CBS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEKLY CROWN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE PREMIERE

MAN WITH A PLAN” PREMIERE UP FROM LAST SEASON’S DEBUT EPISODE

THE BIG BANG THEORY” AND “YOUNG SHELDON”

SCORE SEASON-BEST NUMBERS;

BIG BANG” IS WEEK’S TOP SERIES

CBS WINS ANOTHER FRIDAY

ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL” SCORES SATURDAY

THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS” WINS SUNDAY

WITH 20 MILLION VIEWERS

CBS was in charge once again last week (week 20 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), beating the competition in all key measures and winning the viewer and demo crowns yet again, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 10.

For week 20, CBS won four out of the six rated days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Tuesday was the State of the Union speech and had an average of 7.67 million viewers, beating NBC (4.89m), ABC (4.07m) and FOX (2.79m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.56 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.96m), followed by FOX (6.42m) and ABC (5.34m).

CBS also won over the competition in key demos with a 2.3/8 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/8 in adults 18-49. The other networks’ numbers are listed in the chart at the bottom of this release.

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (7.57m) with its largest audience number since its Oct. 1, 2018 series premiere and a series-best adults 18-49 rating (1.4). Following at 8:30 PM, the season premiere of MAN WITH A PLAN delivered 6.19 million viewers, up +15% from last season’s premiere (5.38m). Rounding out Monday, BULL was the night’s #1 drama and was first in viewers (6.38m).

On Thursday night, CBS was first in viewers (7.64m), adults 25-54 (2.1/08) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06). At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was tops for the night in viewers (14.15m), adults 25-54 (4.1/15) and adults 18-49 (2.6/12), posting season-best performances in all three measures. At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (12.13m), adults 25-54 (3.2/11) and adults 18-49 (2.0/09), also with season-best deliveries in viewers and key demos.

Also on Thursday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION was first in adults 18-49, while S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.01m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.8/04).

CBS continued its Friday dominance as the Network was again first in viewers (5.45m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04) – remaining the most-watched broadcaster for the 18th time in 20 Fridays. BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION from 8:00 to 10:00 PM was first in viewers (4.37m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05), adults 18-49 (1.0/05), while BLUE BLOODS finished first in viewers (7.62m) and remained Friday’s top program.

On Saturday, the inaugural games of the Alliance of American Football delivered 3.26m viewers, 1.1/04 in adults 25-54, 0.9/04 in adults 18-49 - winning the night in these measures.

On Sunday, CBS won the night in viewers (16.83m), adults 25-54 (5.5/18) and adults 18-49 (4.6/18). CBS more than doubled NBC, ABC and FOX combined in viewers (vs. 7.93m, +112%), adults 25-54 (vs. 2.5, +120%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 1.7, +171%). THE GRAMMYS RED CARPET (S) was first in viewers (7.06m), adults 25-54 (1.9/07) and adults 18-49 (1.5/07), while THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (S) (8:00-11:11 PM) delivered 19.88m viewers – dominating the 8:00-11:00 PM time slot. THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS was Sunday’s #1 program in viewers and key demos while posting the largest primetime audience and best demo deliveries for any non-sports/non-Super Bowl Sunday programming this season.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #20 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/10/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7,672

NBC

4,893

ABC

4,071

FOX

2,792

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.3

8

NBC

1.2

4

ABC

1.2

4

FOX

1.0

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

8

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.7

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/10/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9,557

NBC

7,955

ABC

5,335

FOX

6,421

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.4

8

NBC

2.4

8

ABC

1.6

5

FOX

2.3

8

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

7

NBC

1.9

8

ABC

1.2

5

FOX

1.8

8

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com