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04.16.2019

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 14

CBS TAKES SIX NIGHTS FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

TO REMAIN MOST-WATCHED NETWORK…AGAIN

NETWORK ALSO TOPS IN KEY DEMOS

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,” “NCIS” FRANCHISE, “THE CODE,” “SURVIVOR” AND FRIDAY DRAMAS POWER WEEK

NCIS” WAS WEEK’S #1 PRIMETIME SERIES

CBS just keeps trucking steadily along, and remained the most-watched network during week 29 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 14. CBS has now been #1 in viewers for 12 of the past 13 weeks.

For week 29, CBS had an average of 7.11 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (3.74m), ABC (4.52m) and FOX (2.30m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.11 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.46m), followed by FOX (5.71m) and ABC (5.66m). The Network was #1 in viewers on six nights for the first week this season, missing only a sports-dominated Saturday.

For the fourth consecutive week, CBS was also first in adults 25-54 (1.5) and adults 18-49 (1.1). Season to date, the Network is tied for first place in adults 25-54 (2.2) and is in second place (by only 0.1) in adults 18-49 (1.6).

On Monday, CBS was first in viewers (13.32m), adults 25-54 (4.1) and adults 18-49 (3.4) and posted its largest Monday audience and best adult demo deliveries since April 3, 2017 (NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Monday). THE CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-GAME posted 7.45 million viewers, 2.1 in adults 25-54, and 1.7 in adults 18-49, while THE NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME “Texas Tech vs. Virginia” scored 19.63 million viewers, a 6.2 in adults 25-54 and 5.3 in adults 18-49. Nielsen Media Research reports that 35.6 million viewers watched all or part of Monday’s game.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (8.88m) and adults 25-54 (1.4) and second in adults 18-49 (0.8, -0.1 behind NBC). CBS won every half-hour in viewers as NCIS was first in viewers (11.82m) and adults 25-54 (1.9) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.2). THE CODE at 9:00 PM was first in viewers (8.13m) and adults 25-54 (1.2) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.7). THE CODE was the night’s #1 new program in viewers and the #2 program overall behind NCIS. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 PM was first in viewers (6.69m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.0).

On Wednesday night, CBS was first in viewers (5.35m) and adults 25-54 (1.3, tie). SURVIVOR was first in viewers (7.59m), adults 25-54 (2.1) and adults 18-49 (1.5). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR added +180,000 viewers (from 7.41m, +2%). SEAL TEAM was first in viewers (4.44m) and adults 25-54 (0.9/03) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.6/03). Compared to last week, SEAL TEAM added +710,000 viewers (from 3.73m, +90%). 

On a night of mostly Thursday encores, CBS was still first in viewers (5.40m) and adults 25-54 (1.3, tie). CBS’ only original, the FAM season finale (9:30-10:00 PM) was second in viewers (4.93m). Compared to last week, FAM added +140,000 viewers (from 4.79m, +3%).

Friday is CBS’ night, as the Network was first in viewers for the 27th time in 29 weeks. CBS scored a sweep with 7.01 million viewers, 1.1 in adults 25-54 and 0.7 in adults 18-49. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.08m), adults 25-54 (1.1) and adults 18-49 (0.7). MACGYVER posted its best viewer and demo deliveries since Feb. 22. HAWAII FIVE-0 was also first in viewers (6.87m), adults 25-54 (1.1/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/03). Rounding out the night, BLUE BLOODS was tops for the night in viewers (8.09m). The drama also tied with CBS’ other Friday shows for #1 in adults 25-54 (1.1/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/04) while posting its largest audience since March 8.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (6.85m) for the sixth consecutive Sunday. 60 MINUTES was the night’s most-watched broadcast with 8.72 million viewers. At 8:00 PM, the GOD FRIENDED ME season finale was second in viewers (6.92m). NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM was also second in viewers (6.79m). Rounding out the night, MADAM SECRETARY finished #1 in the 10:00 PM time period in viewers (4.98m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #29 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 4/14/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7.11m

NBC

3.74m

ABC

4.52m

FOX

2.30m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

6

NBC

1.0

4

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

0.8

3

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

5

NBC

0.7

3

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-4/14/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9.11m

NBC

7.46m

ABC

5.66m

FOX

5.71m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

8

NBC

2.2

8

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.0

7

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

7

NBC

1.7

8

ABC

1.3

6

FOX

1.6

7

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Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com