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04.23.2019

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 21

CBS WAS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK ON FIVE NIGHTS LAST WEEK

NCIS” WAS LAST WEEK’S TOP SHOW,

FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY “THE BIG BANG THEORY”

LIFE IN PIECES” SEASON PREMIERE WINS TIME PERIOD

NETWORK WINS FRIDAY FOR 28TH WEEK THIS SEASON

Stability and consistency were the watchwords again last week as CBS was again the most-watched network during week 30 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 21. CBS has now been #1 in viewers for 13 of the past 14 weeks.

For week 30, CBS had an average of 5.95 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (3.60m), ABC (4.38m) and FOX (2.48m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.16 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.45m), followed by ABC (5.74m) and FOX (5.67m). The Network was #1 in viewers on five nights last week.

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, tie).

On Monday, BULL won its time period in viewers (6.66m) and adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.6/03). BULL was the night’s most-watched scripted program.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.06m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04) with the successful combo of NCIS, FBI and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. NCIS was first in viewers (11.88m), adults 25-54 (1.8/07) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05); FBI was #1 in its time period in viewers (8.76m) and adults 25-54 (1.4/05), while NCIS: NEW ORLEANS also led in viewers (6.54m), adults 25-54 (1.1/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/03, tie).

On Wednesday, CBS topped the night in viewers (6.07m), adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05), winning every half-hour in these measures. SURVIVOR was first in viewers (7.89m), adults 25-54 (2.2/08) and adults 18-49 (1.5/08) and had its largest audience since April 11, 2018. SURVIVOR was the night’s #1 program in key demos for seven consecutive weeks. The season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE was first in viewers (5.74m), adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and adults 18-49 (1.2/05). At 10:00 PM, SEAL TEAM beat the rest in viewers (4.59m), adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/03).

On Thursday, CBS was first in viewers (6.68m), adults 25-54 (1.7/06) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05) as THE BIG BANG THEORY topped the night with viewers (11.44m), adults 25-54 (3.0/13) and adults 18-49 (1.9/10). At 8:30 PM, a LIFE IN PIECES special was first in viewers (6.73m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.7/06). MOM at 9:00 PM was #1 in viewers (6.52m), adults 25-54 (1.6/08) and adults 18-49 (1.0/05), while the season premiere of LIFE IN PIECES was first in viewers (5.02m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04, tie). Rounding out the night, S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.09m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04).

On Friday, CBS was tops in viewers (4.55m) for the 28th time (out of 30) this season. The I LOVE LUCY FUNNY MONEY SPECIAL was first in viewers (4.39m), as was BLUE BLOODS (5.28m). BLUE BLOODS was the top program of the night.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (6.75m) for the seventh consecutive Sunday. The 60 MINUTES SPECIAL was first in viewers (8.47m) and was Sunday’s #1 prime broadcast in viewers. MOTOWN 60: A GRAMMY CELEBRATION was also first in viewers (6.86m), as was the MADAM SECRETARY season finale (4.79m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #30 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 4/21/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

5.95m

NBC

3.60m

ABC

4.38m

FOX

2.48m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

4

NBC

0.9

3

ABC

1.1

4

FOX

0.8

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

4

NBC

0.6

3

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-4/21/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9.16m

NBC

7.45m

ABC

5.74m

FOX

5.67m

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

7

ABC

1.3

6

FOX

1.6

7

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com