CBS wins the week with four of Top 10

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CBS won its third consecutive week in viewers and became the first network this season to sweep four consecutive nights in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 17.


CBS was first in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   CBS also delivered 10 million viewers or more on five different nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday), also a network first this season.

CBS had four of the top 10 programs of the week – #3 NCIS, #4 THE BIG BANG THEORY, #6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES, #8 PERSON OF INTEREST and 10 of the top 20.

HAWAII FIVE-0, CRIMINAL MINDS, BLUE BLOODS and THE MENTALIST all delivered their largest audiences of the season.

In adults 18-49, THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week’s top scripted broadcast.  CBS had six of the top 10 scripted broadcasts in adults 18-49 – THE BIG BANG THEORY, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, 2 BROKE GIRLS and THE MILLERS.

CBS’s Weekly Highlights:

HAWAII FIVE-0

•           HAWAII FIVE-0, with guest star Nick Jonas, was first in viewers (9.90m), adults 25-54 (2.3/07) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, with NBC).  HAWAII FIVE-0 tied or beat “Grimm” for the second straight week with adults 18-49.  HAWAII FIVE-0 delivered its largest audience of the season and matched season-high adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings.  Compared to last week, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/06), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 1.4/05) and added +390,000 viewers (from 9.51m, +4%).

CRIMINAL MINDS

•           CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (11.63m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07).  CRIMINAL MINDS posted its best viewer performances since Feb. 6, 2013, matched its season-best adults 25-54 ratings and the season’s second-best adults 18-49 rating.

BLUE BLOODS

•           BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (11.79m), adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05). BLUE BLOODS scored its largest audience since Feb.10, 2012, its best adults 25-54 rating since Oct. 4 and its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 11.   Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS was up +5% in adults 25-54 (from 2.1/06), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/04) and added +820,000 viewers (from 10.97m, +7%).

THE MENTALIST

•           THE MENTALIST delivered its largest audience since March 17, 2013 (9.72m).

NCIS

•           NCIS was first in viewers (19.37m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08), up +3% in adults 18-49 (from 2.9/08) and added +190,000 viewers (from 19.18m, +1%).

SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER

•           SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER was first in viewers (9.87m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).  SURVIVOR posted its best viewer delivery since Oct. 16.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

•           THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (18.30m), adults 25-54 (7.0/19) and adults 18-49 (5.2/17).  Compared to last week, it was up +6% in adults 18-49 (from 4.9/15), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 6.5/17) and added +1.41m viewers (from 16.89m, +8%).

THE MILLERS

•           THE MILLERS was first in viewers (11.08m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08), up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/09), even in adults 18-49 and added +700,000 viewers (from 10.38m, +7%) compared to last week.

THE CRAZY ONES

•           THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (8.59m) and adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and was second in  adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  Compared to last week, THE CRAZY ONES was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/07), even in adults 18-49 and added +590,000 viewers (from 8.00m, +7%).

CBS top programs of the week:  #3 NCIS (an average of 19.37m viewers), #4 THE BIG BANG THEORY (18.30m), #6 NCIS LOS ANGELES (14.89m), #8 PERSON OF INTEREST (12.60m), #11 60 MINUTES (11.86m), #12 BLUE BLOODS (11.79m), #14 CRIMINAL MINDS (11.63m), #15 THE MILLERS (11.08m),  #16 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10.47m), #20 HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.90m), #21 SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER (9.87m), #22 THE MENTALIST (9.722m), #23 THE GOOD WIFE (9.718m), #25 THE AMAZING RACE (9.12m), #28 TWO AND A HALF MEN (8.66m), #29 MIKE & MOLLY (8.65m) and #30 UNDERCOVER BOSS (8.60m).

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #8

CBS – 22 hours

NBC – 21-1/2 hours

ABC – 22 hours

FOX – 16 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #8 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 11/17/13)

2013-2014

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                9,781

NBC                8,798

ABC                6,632

FOX                6,093

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.7       7

NBC                3.3       9

ABC                2.1       5

FOX                2.4       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                1.9       5

NBC                2.8       8

ABC                1.6       5

FOX                2.0       6


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