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12.18.2018

CBS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK 12 OF 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON

NETWORK CELEBRATES HOLIDAYS EARLY WITH WEEKLY WIN

NCIS” ON TUESDAY HAS BEST NUMBERS IN OVER A MONTH

wednesday lineup sees record numbers

I LOVE LUCY HOLIDAY SPECIAL”

AND “THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR!”

HELP CBS TOP FRIDAY

60 MINUTES” POSTS SEASON-BEST DELIVERIES

GOD FRIENDED ME” HITS TOP 10 FOR FIRST TIME WITH BEST NUMBERS SINCE OCTOBER

CBS received an early holiday gift from fans last week, winning the viewer crown for week 12 of the 2018-2019 television season, while remaining the most-watched network for the season-to-date. 60 MINUTES and NCIS were the top two most-watched non-sports series, while FBI and GOD FRIENDED ME were the most-watched new series. GOD FRIENDED ME was also a top 10 most-watched show for the first time, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 16.

For week 12 of the new season, CBS had an average of 7.19 million viewers, beating second place NBC (6.20m) by +1 million viewers, followed by FOX (5.11m) and ABC (3.62m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 8.94 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.87m), followed by FOX (7.05m) and ABC (5.70m).

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.69m), adults 25-54 (1.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.0/05). NCIS was first in viewers (12.28m). Compared to last week, NCIS added +240,000 viewers (from 12.04m, +2%) and posted its best viewer delivery since Nov. 13. FBI was also first in viewers (9.04m), adults 25-54 (1.6/05) and adults 18-49 (1.0/04). FBI was Tuesday’s #2 program in viewers, behind NCIS. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (7.76m) and adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.8/04). 

On Wednesday, CBS was first in viewers (6.60m), adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05) while delivering its largest Wednesday audience since Premiere Week (Sept. 26). SURVIVOR was first in viewers (7.77m), adults 25-54 (2.2/08) and adults 18-49 (1.5/07) and was the night’s #1 program in all measures with its largest audience since its Sept. 26 season premiere. At 9:00 PM, SEAL TEAM was also first in viewers (6.59m). Compared to last week, SEAL TEAM added +1.28m viewers (from 5.31m, +24%) and posted its largest audience since Jan. 31. Rounding out the night, CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (5.43m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS added +930,000 viewers (from 4.50m, +21%) and delivered its largest audience since April 4.

On Friday, CBS was first in viewers (5.48m) for the 10th Friday in 12 weeks this season. The I LOVE LUCY HOLIDAY SPECIAL was first in viewers (5.86m) and was the night’s most-watched program while THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! special was also first in viewers (5.31m).

On Saturday, with CRIMETIME SATURDAY and 48 HOURS, CBS was first in viewers (3.17m).

Finishing up the week, on Sunday, CBS was second in viewers (11.71m), adults 25-54 (2.9/09) and adults 18-49 (2.1/08) behind NFL football. 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (14.55m), while adding +5.66m viewers (from 8.89m, +64%) and posting a season-best delivery and its best performance in viewers and key demos since March 25. 60 MINUTES was Sunday’s #1 non-sports program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. GOD FRIENDED ME was second in viewers (8.53m) and added +1.02m viewers (from 7.51m, +14%). GOD FRIENDED ME posted its largest audience and best adults 18-49 delivery since Oct. 21. NCIS: LOS ANGELES was also second in viewers (7.21m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #12 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 12/16/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7,193

NBC

6,200

ABC

3,618

FOX

5,111

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

5

NBC

1.9

7

ABC

0.9

3

FOX

1.7

6

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.0

5

NBC

1.4

6

ABC

0.7

3

FOX

1.4

6

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-12/16/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,937

NBC

8,873

ABC

5,702

FOX

7,045

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

1.2

5

FOX

2.0

9

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com