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12.11.2018

CBS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK 11 OF 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON

NETWORK KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH WEEKLY WIN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” “FBI” AND “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” BEST SINCE PREMIERE NUMBERS

The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS” and “Young Sheldon”

RETAIN TITLE AS TOP THREE Entertainment Programs –

FBI,” “BLUE BLOODS” AND “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” FOLLOW RIGHT BEHIND

FBI” ADDS OVER +800K VIEWERS – IS WEEK’S TOP NEW DRAMA

HOLIDAY PERENNIAL “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER”

TOPS SATURDAY; “FROSTY THE SNOWMAN” IS SECOND

CBS returned to the winner’s circle last week, retaking the viewer crown for week 11 of the 2018-2019 television season, and returned to the top as the most-watched network for the season-to-date. THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS and YOUNG SHELDON were once again the top three most-watched scripted series, while FBI was the most-watched new series according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 9.

For week 11 of the new season, CBS had an average of 6.91 million viewers, beating second place NBC (6.77m) followed by FOX (5.89m) and ABC (3.56m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 8.99 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.97m), followed by FOX (7.13m) and ABC (5.77m).

CBS had the top six scripted programs in viewers for the week: THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS, YOUNG SHELDON, FBI, BLUE BLOODS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.

On Monday, at 8:00 PM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (6.50m), posting its largest audience since its Oct. 1 series premiere. At 10:00 PM, BULL was second in viewers (6.59m), and posted the show’s largest audience since Oct. 29.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (10.03m) and adults 25-54 (1.7/06). At 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (12.04m) and was Tuesday’s most-watched program. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (9.72m) and added +810,000 viewers (from 8.91m, +9%) while posting its best audience delivery since its Sept. 25 series premiere. FBI was Tuesday’s #2 program in viewers, behind NCIS. At 10:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (8.33m), adding +860,000 since its last first run episode on Nov. 20. The drama also posted its best audience delivery since its season five premiere on Sept. 25.

On Thursday, CBS was second in viewers (8.03m), adults 25-54 (2.0/07) and adults 18-49 (1.2/05) behind “Thursday Night Football.” THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM) was first in viewers (12.52m), adults 25-54 (3.3/12) and adults 18-49 (2.1/10) with its final episode of 2018 and was the night’s #1 program in viewers.

At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON was first in viewers (10.91m) and was the night’s #2 program in viewers, behind THE BIG BANG THEORY. MOM (9:00 PM) was second in viewers (7.92m), and added +450,000 viewers (from 7.47m, +6%). MURPHY BROWN followed and was second in viewers (5.97m), adding +380,000 viewers from its last first-run episode (from 5.59m, +7%). Rounding out the night, S.W.A.T. was second in viewers (5.34m), with its final first-run hour of 2018. S.W.A.T. delivered its largest audience since Oct. 25.

On Friday, CBS was the most-watched network for the ninth time in 11 Fridays. CBS won every half-hour in viewers. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.36m) and beat “Last Man Standing” in the common half-hour (6.31m vs. 5.43m) by its largest margin of victory to date. MACGYVER posted its second largest audience of the season and was the night’s #3 program in viewers, behind BLUE BLOODS and HAWAII FIVE-0.

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.81m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to last week, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 1.2/05), even in adults 18-49 and added +530,000 viewers (from 7.28m, +7%). HAWAII FIVE-0 was the night’s #2 program in viewers, behind BLUE BLOODS.

At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (8.90m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS was up +17% in adults 25-54 (from 1.2/05), +29% in adults 18-49 (from 0.7/04) and added +500,000 viewers (from 8.40m, +6%) while delivering its largest audience since Nov. 9 and its second largest audience of the season. BLUE BLOODS was once again Friday’s #1 program in viewers.

On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (3.76m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER was first in viewers (4.09m), adults 25-54 (1.4/06), adults 18-49 (1.0/05). The perennial was Saturday’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and tied with FROSTY THE SNOWMAN – 12/8 as the top program in adults 18-49.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN was first in viewers (3.84m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (1.0/05). Compared to the same special on the same night last year, CBS was up +11% in adults 18-49, +2% in viewers and even in adults 25-54. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN – 12/8 tied RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER -12/8 as the night's #1 program in adults 18-49 and was second for the night in viewers.

On Sunday, 60 MINUTES was second in viewers (8.89m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04), all behind FOX’s late running, overtime football game. 60 MINUTES was Sunday’s #1 non-sports program in viewers. GOD FRIENDED ME was second in viewers (7.51m) as well.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (9:00-10:00 PM) was also second in viewers (7.50m). Compared to the last first-run episode on Nov. 25, NCIS: LOS ANGELES added +300,000 viewers (from 7.20m, +4%). NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its largest audience since Oct. 21.

At 10:00 PM, MADAM SECRETARY was second in viewers (5.35m), adults 25-54 (0.9/03) and adults 18-49 (0.6/02). Compared to the last first-run episode on Nov. 25, MADAM SECRETARY was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +100,000 viewers (from 5.25m, +2%).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #11 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 12/9/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6,913

NBC

6,773

ABC

3,559

FOX

5,892

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.4

5

NBC

2.0

7

ABC

1.0

3

FOX

2.2

8

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.9

4

NBC

1.5

7

ABC

0.7

3

FOX

1.7

7

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-12/9/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,987

NBC

8,971

ABC

5,773

FOX

7,130

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.1

7

NBC

2.8

10

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.5

9

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.4

6

NBC

2.2

9

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

2.0

9

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com