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04.17.2018

IT’S SIX AND SIX! CBS WINS SIX STRAIGHT WEEKS AND SIX STRAIGHT NIGHTS

NETWORK BEATS NEAREST COMPETITION BY +2.3 MILLION VIEWERS

53RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” CARRIES

BIG RATINGS TUNE - LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2015

It’s hard enough to win six straight nights, but CBS has done that two weeks in a row (Tuesday through Sunday), and also has won its sixth straight weekly crown as the most-watched network, beating its nearest competition by +2.3 million viewers (+47%), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 15.

CBS had four of the week’s top five broadcasts – THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE 53RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, YOUNG SHELDON and 60 MINUTES. The network also had seven of the top 10 – MOM, BLUE BLOODS and SURVIVOR, as well as 12 of the top 20 with HAWAII FIVE-0, ELTON JOHN: I’M STILL STANDING – A GRAMMY SALUTE, LIFE IN PIECES, NCIS ENCORE and MACGYVER.

On Monday, SCORPION was first in viewers (5.44m) while adding +540,000 viewers from the last first-run episode on March 26 (from 4.90m, +11%).

On Tuesday, ELTON JOHN: I’M STILL STANDING – A GRAMMY SALUTE was first in viewers (7.21m), adults 25-54 (1.5/05) and tied for second with ABC in adults 18-49 (0.9/04, -0.1 behind NBC).

On Wednesday, CBS was first in viewers (6.48m) as SURVIVOR was the night’s most-watched program for the seventh consecutive week. SEAL TEAM was also first in viewers (6.24m) and was the night’s #2 program in viewers, behind SURVIVOR, while CRIMINAL MINDS was second in viewers (5.20m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04).

On Thursday, CBS continued its dominance, finishing first in viewers (8.44m), adults 25-54 (2.3/08) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06). THE BIG BANG THEORY led off the night, finishing first in viewers (12.77m), adults 25-54 (3.7/14) and adults 18-49 (2.4/11). THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (11.70m), adults 25-54 (3.1/11) and adults 18-49 (1.9/08). Compared to last week, YOUNG SHELDON was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/10), even in adults 18-49 and added +40,000 viewers (from 11.66m). YOUNG SHELDON was the #2 program in viewers and key demos, behind THE BIG BANG THEORY.

MOM saw significant growth and was first in viewers (8.94m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06). Compared to last week, MOM was up +9% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/07), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/05) and added +600,000 viewers (from 8.34m, +7%). MOM posted its best adults 25-54 rating and largest audience since March 8. MOM was the night’s #3 program in viewers and adults 25-54, behind THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON. LIFE IN PIECES was also first in viewers (6.48m), adults 25-54 (1.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/04). Compared to last week, LIFE IN PIECES was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 1.6/05), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 0.9/04) and added +390,000 viewers (from 6.09m, +6%). LIFE IN PIECES posted its largest audience, best delivery in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since March 8.

Rounding out Thursday night, S.W.A.T. was second in viewers (5.31m), tied for second with ABC in both adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). Compared to last week, S.W.A.T. was up +8% in adults 25-54 (from 1.2/04), +13% in adults 18-49 (from 0.8/03) and added +260,000 viewers (from 5.05m, +5%). S.W.A.T. posted its largest audience and best delivery in adults 18-49 since March 8.

Friday continues to belong to CBS. The Network was first in viewers for the 21st time this season and first in key demos for the 20th time this season. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.38m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.48m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04) in the 9:00 PM hour. BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (8.24m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04) in the 10:00 PM hour. BLUE BLOODS was the night’s #1 program in viewers, tied with HAWAII FIVE-0 as the night’s #1 program in adults 25-54, tied with MACGYVER as the #2 program in adults 18-49.

Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (2.99m). At 8:00 PM, RANSOM was first in viewers (8.55m), while 48 HOURS was first at 9:00 PM (2.69m) and 10:00 PM (3.72m).

Sunday, the Network was first in viewers (11.69m), adults 25-54 (2.7/08) and adults 18-49 (1.8/07). 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (10.57m) and adults 25-54 (1.7/06). From 8:00-11:00 PM, THE 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS was first in viewers (12.06m), adults 25-54 (3.0/09) and adults 18-49 (2.1/08). Compared to last year’s event on April 2, 2017, CBS added +1.15m viewers (from 10.91m, +11%). THE ACM AWARDS delivered its largest audience since the 2015 ceremony and was Sunday’s most-watched program.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #29 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 4/15/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7,202

NBC

4,662

ABC

4,904

FOX

2,611

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

5

NBC

1.2

4

ABC

1.4

5

FOX

1.0

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

4

NBC

0.9

4

ABC

1.0

4

FOX

0.8

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-4/15/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

9,016

NBC

9,365

ABC

6,059

FOX

5,146

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

7

NBC

3.0

9

ABC

1.9

6

FOX

1.9

6

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

6

NBC

2.3

9

ABC

1.5

6

FOX

1.5

6

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com