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04.09.2019

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 7

CBS KEEPS WINNING,

WAS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK AGAIN THIS WEEK

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR,” “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” “NCIS,” “FBI,” “SURVIVOR” AND FRIDAY DRAMAS HELP NETWORK TO TAKE WEEK

THE BIG BANG THEORY” WAS WEEK’S #1 ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

CBS was once again the most-watched network during week 28 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 7. CBS has now been #1 in viewers for 11 of the past 12 weeks.

For week 28, CBS had an average of 8.63 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (4.57m), ABC (4.07m) and FOX (2.47m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.13 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.53m), followed by FOX (5.79m) and ABC (5.65m). The Network was #1 in viewers on five nights – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

CBS also took the week in adults 25-54 (2.0) and adults 18-49 (1.4). Season-to-date, the Network is out of first place by only -0.1 in adults 25-54 (2.2) and adults 18-49 (1.6).

On Monday, BULL was first in viewers (6.78m) and compared to the last first-run episode on March 18, BULL added +370,000 viewers (from 6.41m, +6%).

On Tuesday night, CBS was tops again in viewers (9.39m) as NCIS was first in viewers (11.89m) and adults 25-54 (1.8/07) and second in adults 18-49 (1.1/05, -0.1 behind NBC). NCIS was the night’s most-watched program. At 9:00 PM, FBI was also first in viewers (9.08m) and was the night’s most-watched new program. Rounding out Tuesday, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (7.19m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04).

On Wednesday, SURVIVOR was the night’s #1 program in key demos for the fifth consecutive week (adults 25-54 - 2.1/08 and adults 18-49 - 1.5/08).

On Thursday, CBS was first in viewers (7.46m), adults 25-54 (1.8/07) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05). THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week’s most-watched series with 12.22 million viewers. The comedy also took Thursday in adults 25-54 (3.2/13) and adults 18-49 (2.0/10). YOUNG SHELDON was #1 in its time period in viewers (10.50m), adults 25-54 (2.5/09) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.5/07). MOM at 9:00 PM was also first in viewers (7.61m), adults 25-54 (1.9/07) and adults 18-49 (1.1/05).

FAM at 9:30 PM was second in viewers (4.79m) and compared to the last first-run episode on March 14, the comedy added +230,000 viewers (from 4.56m, +5%). Rounding out Thursday, S.W.A.T. was the leader at 10:00 PM in viewers (4.73m).

On Friday night, CBS was first in viewers (6.77m), adults 25-54 (1.1/05) and adults 18-49 (0.7/04). CBS was first in viewers for the 26th time in 28 Fridays. MACGYVER was #1 in viewers (5.57m), adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.6/03). HAWAII FIVE-0 was tops in its time period in viewers (6.84m), adults 25-54 (1.2/04) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS led the night in viewers (7.90m) and was first in its time period in adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04).

On Saturday, basketball ruled as CBS won the night in viewers (15.74m), adults 25-54 (4.8/19) and adults 18-49 (3.9/20) while posting its best Saturday deliveries in these measures since Jan. 13, 2018 (AFC Divisional Playoffs, Tennessee vs. New England). From 8:00-8:27 PM, the primetime run over of CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY GAME ONE posted a 10.4/23 with 18.20 million viewers. THE CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRIDGE SHOW from 8:21-8:48 PM delivered 13.77 million viewers, 4.2/18 in adults 25-54 and 3.5/19 in adults 18-49, while CBS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY GAME TWO from 8:48-11:13 PM posted 15.84 million viewers 4.8/19 in adults 25-54 and 4.0/20 in adults 18-49.

On Sunday night, CBS was again first in viewers (9.82m), adults 25-54 (2.1/08) and adults 18-49 (1.4/07). 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (9.51m), adults 25-54 (1.4/06) and adults 18-49 (0.9/05). From 8:00 to 11:00 PM, THE 54th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS was first in viewers (9.92m), adults 25-54 (2.3/08) and adults 18-49 (1.6/07). THE 54th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS was the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #28 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 4/7/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8.63m

NBC

4.57m

ABC

4.07m

FOX

2.47m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.0

8

NBC

1.2

4

ABC

1.1

4

FOX

0.9

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.4

7

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-4/7/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9.13m

NBC

7.53m

ABC

5.65m

FOX

5.79m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

8

NBC

2.3

8

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.1

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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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com