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02.05.2019

WE’LL KEEP IT SIMPLE… CBS BEAT ALL OTHER NETWORKS COMBINED BY A BUNCH LAST WEEK

NETWORK DOMINATES WITH SUPER BOWL AND MOST-WATCHED WEEK

FOR ANY BROADCASTER SINCE LAST YEAR’S BIG GAME

SUPER BOWL DELIVERS TOTAL AUDIENCE OF OVER 100 MILLION VIEWERS ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2016

THE WORLD’S BEST” OFFERS UP MOST-WATCHED SERIES PREMIERE

IN NINE YEARS

CBS had another dominant week (week 19 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), beating the combined competition in all key measures for the second time in three weeks, and winning the viewer and demo crowns with the most-watched week for any network since last year’s Super Bowl LII, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 3.

For week 19, CBS won four days (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and had an average of 20.91 million viewers, beating NBC (4.17m), ABC (3.81m) and FOX (2.87m) combined. Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.55 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.01m), followed by FOX (6.52m) and ABC (5.31m).

CBS also won over the combined competition in key demos with a 6.8/22 in adults 25-54 and 5.8/23 in adults 18-49. The other networks’ numbers are listed in the chart at the bottom of this release.

On Tuesday, SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS was first in viewers (7.93m). The show was the night’s #1 program in viewers, posting its largest audience since 2016. From 9:00-11:00 PM, encores of NCIS and FBI were the most-watched in their respective hours as well.

On Wednesday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION was on top in A18-49 (1.2/05, tied with both ABC and FOX). CRIMINAL MINDS at 10:00 PM was also first in A18-49 (0.8/04) – posting its largest audience since Jan. 2 (4.73m viewers, +280,000 viewers, from 4.45m last week, +6%).

On Thursday, CBS was tops in viewers (8.56m), A25-54 (2.2/08) and A18-49 (1.4/06) – finishing first in every half-hour in these measures. THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.66m), A25-54 (3.8/13) and A18-49 (2.4/11) and was the night’s #1 program in all these measures, while posting a season-best viewer delivery. YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (11.58m), A25-54 (3.0/10) and A18-49 (1.8/08).

At 9:00 PM, MOM was also first in viewers (8.56m), A25-54 (2.1/07) and A18-49 (1.3/06), while new series FAM finished on top as well – viewers (6.05m), A25-54 (1.6/06) and tied for first in A18-49 (1.0/04). Compared to last week, FAM grew a lot – up +14% in A25-54 (from 1.4/05), +25% in A18-49 (from 0.8/04) and added +1.02m viewers (from 5.03m, +20%). FAM posted its best viewers and A18-49 deliveries since its series premiere. S.W.A.T. returned at 10:00 PM to finish first in viewers (5.68m) and A25-54 (1.4/05) and tied for first in A18-49 (0.9/04).

As usual, CBS took Friday (17th time in 19 weeks) as MACGYVER was #1 in viewers (6.96m), posting its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 (the same night last year). HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.87m) and was the night’s #2 most-watched program behind BLUE BLOODS, which was first in viewers (9.13m), A25-54 (1.3/05) and A18-49 (0.8/04). BLUE BLOODS also posted its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 (the same night last year).

On Saturday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION at 8:00 PM was first in viewers (3.28m) and A25-54 (1.1/04) and tied for first in A18-49 (0.7/04). From 9:00-11:00 PM, THE NFL HONORS was the most-watched entertainment program of the evening with 3.41 million viewers.

CBS Sports has covered SUPER BOWL LIII, but we’ll just say that the game delivered a total audience of over 100 million viewers across all linear and digital platforms.

Following the game, the new competition series THE WORLD’S BEST delivered 22.21 million viewers, a 7.8/27 in A25-54 and 7.0/28 in A18-49. THE WORLD’S BEST scored the largest audience for a series premiere since UNDERCOVER BOSS on Feb. 7, 2010 and the best demo delivery since the Sept. 19, 2011 series premiere of “2 Broke Girls.”

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #19 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/3/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

20,909

NBC

4.173

ABC

3,808

FOX

2,885

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

6.8

22

NBC

1.1

4

ABC

1.1

4

FOX

1.0

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

5.8

23

NBC

0.8

3

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.7

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/3/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9,550

NBC

8,012

ABC

5,301

FOX

6,516

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.4

8

NBC

2.5

9

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

1.9

8

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com