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03.31.2020

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, MARCH 29


 

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, March 29 (week 27 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), CBS attracted 6.34 million viewers (#1).

 

Every day last week, the CBS EVENING NEWS, which delivered an average of 7.42 million viewers last week, ranked among the top five for all CBS shows. On Monday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24, the CBS EVENING NEWS was the most-watched program on CBS.

 

On Tuesday, NCIS (13.22m) reached its largest audience since Feb. 12, 2019. FBI and an FBI: MOST WANTED crossover attracted 10.67 million viewers in the first hour, FBI’s largest audience to date and season-best adults 18-49 rating (1.0). At 10:00 PM, FBI: MOST WANTED reached 9.49 million viewers, 1.5 in adults 25-54 and 1.0 in adults 18-49 – its largest audience and best demo deliveries to date.

 

On Wednesday, SURVIVOR posted its largest audience (8.19m) in two years – since April 4, 2018 – and a season-best adults 18-49 rating (1.7). SEAL TEAM, with 5.10 million viewers, attracted its largest audience since Dec. 11, 2019. S.W.A.T. reached 3.82 million viewers.

 

On Thursday, CBS was in encores due to the cancellation of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

 

On Friday, MACGYVER reached 6.72 million viewers, adding 880,000 viewers week over week, and posting its largest audience since Feb. 1, 2019. At 9:00 PM, HAWAII FIVE-0, with 8.44 million viewers (+1.13 million versus previous new episode, +19%) posted its largest audience in two years (since Feb. 2, 2018). Rounding out the night, an encore of BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (6.02m). 

 

On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (3.19m). An original 48 HOURS led at 10:00 PM with 3.42 million viewers.

 

On Sunday night, 60 MINUTES led the night as Sunday’s top program with 10.51 million viewers; GOD FRIENDED ME attracted 6.24 million; NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM attracted 7.01 million; and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers at 10:00 PM (6.50m) with its largest Sunday audience to date.

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #27 of 2019-2020 Season (ending: 3/31/20)

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

6.33m

 

NBC

4.72m

 

ABC

4.66m

 

FOX

3.43m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

4

NBC

1.2

4

ABC

1.2

4

FOX

1.1

4

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

3

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.8

4

 

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7.76m

NBC

6.94m

ABC

5.59m

FOX

6.97m

 

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com