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01.17.2018

CBS’ WINNING WEEK IN VIEWERS IS BEST SINCE LAST JANUARY; NETWORK ALSO WINS WEEK IN DEMOS – BEST SINCE LAST FEBRUARY

CBS Has Top FIVE Scripted Shows and nine of the Top 10 in Viewers

SATURDAY’S AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF IS WEEK’S TOP BROADCAST

THE BIG BANG THEORY” IS WEEK’S TOP SCRIPTED PROGRAM

WITH ALMOST 16 MILLION VIEWERS

LAST WEEK’S “NCIS” WAS BIG – THIS WEEK WAS EVEN BIGGER

WITH LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE MARCH

ADULTS OF ALL AGES LOVE “YOUNG SHELDON”

NCIS: LOS ANGELES” GARNERS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE LAST MAY

Criminal Minds” Posts Largest Audience since October

S.W.A.T.” Matches Season-Best Demo Ratings

MacGyver” Hits Best Audience Number in Full Year;

Blue Bloods” Best in 11 Months

Madam Secretary” Has Largest Audience since Last May’s Finale

CBS was first for the week in viewers (10.74m), finishing ahead of FOX (6.65m), NBC (4.60m) and ABC (4.34m). CBS posted its best weekly viewers delivery since the week ending Jan. 22, 2017 (the week of the AFC Championship Game). The Network was also first in both adults 25-54 (2.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.1/08) with CBS’ best deliveries in these measures since the week ending Feb. 12, 2017 (Grammy Week).

Saturday’s AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF (Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots) was first in viewers, key male and key adult demographics from 8:00-11:00 PM. CBS posted the network’s best Saturday primetime delivery since Jan. 14, 2017 (the same night last year with the AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots) in viewers and key adults and men demos. The game delivered 26.69m viewers, 9.7/30 in adults 25-54, 7.9/30 in adults 18-49, 12.3/37 in men 25-54 and 10.1/37 in men 18-49.

THE BIG BANG THEORY on Thursday was the week’s most-watched scripted program with 15.93 million viewers, holding 99% of last week’s season-best Thursday in viewers (from 16.16m) and beat all other big four networks COMBINED by +53% in its time period (versus 10.44m).

NCIS posted its largest audience since March 28, 2017, beating last week’s season-best by +1% (14.24m from 14.10m).

YOUNG SHELDON was the week’s most-watched new series with 14.17 million viewers. The comedy also won its time period in adults 25-54 (3.8/12) and adults 18-49 (2.6/10).

THE AMAZING RACE was first in viewers for the second straight week (6.98m) and also won Wednesday in adults 25-54 (1.9/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06).

Several other CBS shows also hit ratings milestones this week:

  • NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best viewer delivery since May 14, 2017 (8.98m).

  • CRIMINAL MINDS delivered its largest audience since Oct. 25, 2017 (5.70m).

  • S.W.A.T. matched the season’s best adults 25-54 (1.7/6) and adults 18-49 (1.1/4) ratings.

  • MACGYVER posted its largest audience since Jan. 6, 2017 (8.14m); its best adults 25-54 rating since Feb. 10, 2017 (1.6/5); and its best adults 18-49 rating since March 10, 2017 (1.0/4)

  • BLUE BLOODS also hit an audience high with its best performance since Feb. 10, 2017 (10.17m).

  • MADAM SECRETARY scored the show’s largest audience since May 21, 2017 (7.25m).

CBS had the top five scripted broadcasts in viewers, and nine of the top 10: THE BIG BANG THEORY (#3 for the week), NCIS (#4), YOUNG SHELDON (#5), BULL (#6), BLUE BLOODS (#7), MOM (#9), HAWAII FIVE-0 (#10), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (#11) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (#12).

CBS won four nights in viewers (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Source: Nielsen Live Plus Same Day Ratings for week ending Jan. 14, 2018

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #16 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 1/14/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

10,739

NBC

4,602

ABC

4,340

FOX

6,645

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.8

9

NBC

1.3

4

ABC

1.3

4

FOX

2.5

8

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.1

8

NBC

1.0

4

ABC

1.0

4

FOX

2.0

8

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-1/14/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

9,528

NBC

8,624

ABC

5,979

FOX

5,835

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.4

8

NBC

2.8

9

ABC

1.9

6

FOX

2.1

7

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

7

NBC

2.2

9

ABC

1.4

6

FOX

1.8

7

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com