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LONDON, AMSTERDAM – May 11, 2018 – CBS Studios International’s world-class programming continues to deliver ratings success for British broadcasters, with many of CBS’ new and returning series ranking #1 on channels across the country.

Some of the broadcasting highlights include:

On Sky One:

  • SEAL TEAM launch episode delivered the top Sky One audience of 2018, and was one of the top 5 US drama audiences of the year overall in the U.K.

    • The series premiere of SEAL TEAM on March 22, 2018 was the most-viewed telecast of a U.S. series on Sky One since March 3rd, 2016.

  • HAWAII FIVE-0 is the #1 series on Sunday nights on Sky One.

  • MACGYVER season two average has improved by +8% vs prior year on Sky One (excluding repeats).

  • THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN is the #1 U.S. unscripted series overall on Sky One.

On Sky Living:

  • The latest season of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL was the #1 unscripted series on Sky Living.

  • MADAM SECRETARY is a top 6 series overall on Sky Living.

On Sky Atlantic:

  • BILLIONS season 3 average has improved by +4% vs prior year on Sky Atlantic.

  • BLUE BLOODS is a top 5 U.S. series on Sky Atlantic.


  • NCIS is the #2 series overall on FOX.

  • BULL is a top 5 drama on FOX.

On Channel 4/More4:

  • FRASIER is the #2 U.S. comedy and a top 5 U.S. series overall on Channel 4.

  • EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND is a top 5 U.S. comedy on Channel 4.

  • THE GOOD FIGHT is the #1 U.S. series and #1 series in primetime on More4.

On Channel 5/5USA:

  • NCIS is a top performing series on 5USA in 2018.

On ITV3:

  • JUDGE JUDY is the #3 U.S. series on ITV3.

Source: MediaLogiq/BARB, Jan-March 2018. Live+7 ratings, ranked on total viewers. Series 2+ telecasts.

For over 60 years, CBS programming has been an integral part of the British television landscape, from the iconic “I Love Lucy” which premiered on the BBC, to the groundbreaking forensic procedural “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Today’s slate of CBS and SHOWTIME series anchor many U.K. broadcaster’s schedules, with programming that spans across timeslots and genres, from the daytime juggernaut JUDGE JUDY on ITV3 to the provocative and powerful drama BILLIONS on primetime on Sky Atlantic.

For decades now, broadcasters in Britain have looked to CBS for stable and reliable series that draw in viewers week after week,” said Stephen Tague, Executive Vice President, Europe, CBS Studios International. “We are proud that CBS content continues to be successful after all these years. We would like to thank the broadcasters for their support and look forward to sharing with them our exciting new slate of hit content for 2018-2019 at L.A. screenings and shortly afterwards at our London screenings.”

CBS Studios International also has the new mid-season drama INSTINCT, premiering on Sky Living this year. Starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novokavic, INSTINCT launched in the U.S. on March 18, with the first three episodes ranking as the most-watched entertainment series on Sunday night. Currently, INSTINCT is averaging 10.7 million viewers, and after three episodes it is already in the top 25 most-watched shows on American broadcast television.

About CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

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