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05.04.2021

"NCIS" IS TOP PRIMETIME PROGRAM, "YOUNG SHELDON" IS TOP COMEDY, AND "60 MINUTES" IS TOP PRIMETIME NEWS PROGRAM

CBS Ratings Highlights for the week ending May 2

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, May 2 (week 32 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first with 4.83 million viewers.

Monday, BULL was first in viewers (5.02m) with the program's 100th episode.  

Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (7.24m), adults 25-54 (1.0/05), and adults 18-49 (0.6/04). NCIS was first for the week in viewers (8.56m) and was also tops in its time period in adults 25-54 (1.1/06) and adults 18-49 (0.6/04). FBI was first in viewers (7.57m), adults 25-54 (1.1/06), and adults 18-49 (0.7/05). FBI was the night's top program in adults 18-49. At 10:00 pm, FBI: MOST WANTED was first in viewers (5.62m), adults 25-54 (0.9/05), and adults 18-49 (0.6/04).  

Wednesday, the special THE PRICE IS RIGHT: KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS was first in viewers (3.96m), followed by the Presidential speech to a joint session of Congress.

Thursday, YOUNG SHELDON (8:00-8:31 pm) was the top how of the night in viewers (7.34m), while THE UNITED STATES OF AL (8:31-9:01 pm) was first in its half hour (5.25m). At 9:01 pm, MOM was first in viewers as well (5.30m), while B-POSITIVE remained steady with 4.03 million viewers.

Friday, CBS was first in viewers for the 15th consecutive Friday this season with first-run programming. The series finale of MACGYVER was first in viewers (4.48m) and was Friday's #3 program overall behind BLUE BLOODS and MAGNUM P.I. At 9:00 pm, MAGNUM P.I. was first in viewers (5.35m), and BLUE BLOODS at 10:00 pm was Friday’s top show with 6.29 million viewers.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (6.31m) for the 14th time in 15-weeks. 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (7.62m) with Sunday’s most-watched primetime show. At 8:00 pm, THE EQUALIZER was first in viewers (7.22m). At 9:00 pm, NCIS: LOS ANGELES attracted 5.61 million viewers and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first at 10:00 pm with an audience of 4.79 million.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #32 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 5/02/21)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

4.83m

 

NBC

2.94m

 

ABC

3.22m

 

FOX

2.12m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.6

3

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.6

3

 

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.5

3

NBC

0.4

3

ABC

0.6

4

FOX

0.4

3


SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6.24m

NBC

5.34m

ABC

4.74m

FOX

4.29m


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Scott Grogin

818-203-9849

scott.grogin@cbs.com