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03.03.2020

CBS NEWS TUESDAY DEBATE COVERAGE, “TOMMY,” AND FRIDAY DRAMAS PUSH THE EYE NETWORK TO ANOTHER WEEKLY WIN

 

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 1 (week 23 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), CBS took the ratings crown again, attracting 6.07 million viewers and beating the closest competition (NBC) by +1.35 million viewers (4.72 million, +29%). The Network continues to lead this season’s viewer race with an audience of 7.81 million viewers.

On Tuesday, the special presentation of the CBS NEWS: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE was first in viewers (15.34m), adults 25-54 (3.4/13) and adults 18-49 (2.5/13). The DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE was the week’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

On Thursday night, CBS comedies were in encores, yet at 10:00 PM, the new drama TOMMY starring Edie Falco was first in viewers (4.65m).

On Friday, CBS was first in viewers (5.92m) for the 21st Friday in 23 weeks this season. At 8:00 PM, MACGYVER was first in viewers (5.62m) and was the #2 program of the night, behind HAWAII FIVE-0, which led at 9:00 PM in viewers (6.86m) and adults 25-54 (1.1/05). At 10:00 PM, a BLUE BLOODS encore was first in viewers (5.29m). 

On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (2.84m).

On Sunday, CBS wrapped up the week with a first-place finish in viewers (6.81m). 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (9.18m). Compared to last week, 60 MINUTES added +230,000 viewers (from 8.95m, +3%) and was Sunday’s #1 prime program in viewers. At 8:00 PM, GOD FRIENDED ME was second in viewers (6.01m). NCIS: LOS ANGELES was also second in viewers (6.49m) – adding +290,000 viewers (from 6.20m, +5%) from last week. Rounding out Sunday, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (5.56m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #23 of 2019-2020 Season (ending: 3/1/20)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

6.07m

 

NBC

4.72m

 

ABC

4.22m

 

FOX

2.56m

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.2

5

NBC

1.1

5

ABC

1.1

5

FOX

0.9

4

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.9

5

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7.81m

NBC

7.12m

ABC

5.48m

FOX

7.38m

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com