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12.20.2016

CBS BY THE NUMBERS

Highlights of “America’s Most Watched Network” through the

First Half of the 2016-2017 Season

      As the 2016-2017 season reaches midpoint, CBS is on track to remain “America’s Most Watched Network” for the 14th time in 15 years.

Among the Network’s first half highlights:

5 OF THE TOP 10 MOST WATCHED BROADCAST PROGRAMS

  1. THE BIG BANG THEORY

  1. NCIS

  1. BULL

  1. CBS+NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

  2. 60 MINUTES

4 OF THE TOP 5 MOST WATCHED COMEDIES

  1. THE BIG BANG THEORY

  1. KEVIN CAN WAIT

  2. MOM

  3. THE GREAT INDOORS

4 OF THE TOP 5 MOST WATCHED BROADCAST DRAMAS

  1. NCIS

  2. BULL

  1. BLUE BLOODS

  1. NCIS: LOS ANGELES

40 OF THE SEASON’S TOP 50 MOST WATCHED NON-SPORTS BROADCASTS:

THE BIG BANG THEORY 11

NCIS 10

60 MINUTES 9

BULL 8

NCIS: LOS ANGELES 2

4 RETURNING SERIES UP IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS FROM A YEAR AGO

                                  Viewers     A18-49

HAWAII FIVE-0             +8%        +13%

NCIS: LOS ANGELES  +19%        +5%

BLUE BLOODS             +6%        +12%

60 MINUTES                 +4%          NC

12 STRAIGHT YEARS #1 AT $100K+

For 12 straight years, CBS has been #1 among upscale adults (excluding sports) with income of $100K+ led by THE BIG BANG THEORY (television’s #1 show with upscale adults), 60 MINUTES, NCIS, BULL and MADAM SECRETARY.

+4% AND +9% -- GROWTH OF CBS LATE NIGHT SHOWS IN NOVEMBER—ONLY NETWORK TO INCREASE AUDIENCE

Viewer growth in November for THE LATE SHOW (+4%) and THE LATE LATE SHOW (+9%), the only late night shows to increase audience

+442,000 (+17%) -- “THE LATE SHOW’S” L+7 VIEWER LIFT-- #1 IN NOVEMBER

The live plus 7-day lift for THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT in November was +442,000 full-episode views, a unique, high volume of playback for a late night broadcast. THE LATE SHOW lift was more than Jimmy Fallon (+308,000, +10%) and Jimmy Kimmel (+115,000, +5%) combined.

2.09 BILLION VIEWS

Views to date of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” YouTube.

30 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

CBS Daytime ranked #1 since 1986

28 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1 daytime drama since 1988

Source: Nielsen: 9/19/16-12/18/16. most current

Nielsen: 9/19/16-12/18/16, live + same day ranker

Nielsen Npower, most current

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Press Contact:

Ed Harrison                818-655-1584              ed.harrison@cbs.com