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10.10.2017

CBS IS THE ONLY NETWORK TO POST GROWTH IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS FROM THE COMPARABLE WEEK LAST YEAR

Network Wins in Viewers for the Second Straight Week

CBS Has 3 of the Top 4 Broadcasts

SEAL Team” Is Wednesday’s #1 Program for the Second Week with

2 Million More Viewers than its Closest Competition

CBS was the only network to post growth in viewers and key demos from the comparable week last year, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 8.

Compared to week two last season, CBS was up +2% in viewers (8.61m from 8.48m), +7% in adults 18-49 (1.5 from 1.4) and +5% in adults 25-54 (2.1 from 2.0).

The network placed first in viewers for the second straight week with three of the top four broadcasts and four of the top 10: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (#2), THE BIG BANG THEORY (#3), NCIS (#4) and BULL (#10).

THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week’s top scripted program and comedy in viewers and adults 18-49, NCIS was the week’s top drama, 9JKL was the week’s #1 new comedy and 60 MINUTES was the week’s top news program.

CBS had seven of the top 10 broadcast dramas with NCIS, BULL, BLUE BLOODS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, HAWAII FIVE-0, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and SEAL TEAM.

CBS Broadcasts in Top 20 (Live+SD):

#2 – CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: NEW ENGLAND/TAMPA BAY (15.43m)

#3 – THE BIG BANG THEORY (14.04m)

#4 – NCIS (13.50m)

#10 – BULL (10.79m)

#12 – 60 MINUTES (10.24m)

#13 – BLUE BLOODS (9.49m)

#15 – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (9.23m)

#17 – CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK  (8.98m)

#18 – HAWAII FIVE-0 (8.53m)

#19 – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8.46m)

#20 – SEAL TEAM (8.39m)

CBS Weekly Highlights:

THE BIG BANG THEORY

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:31PM) was first in viewers (14.04m), adults 25-54 (4.6/14) and adults 18-49 (3.1/12), the week’s top comedy in these measures.

SEAL TEAM

  • SEAL TEAM was first in viewers (8.39m) and Wednesday’s #1 program for the second consecutive week with +2.03m million more viewers than the closest program on the competition (ABC's "Modern Family" with 6.36m).

WISDOM OF THE CROWD

  • WISDOM OF THE CROWD was Sunday's top new series in viewers (7.48m).

MADAM SECRETARY

  • The season premiere of MADAM SECRETARY (P) averaged 7.21 million viewers, up +19% from the time period last year.

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #2

CBS – 22-hours

NBC – 21 ½-hours

ABC – 22-hours

FOX – 16-hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #2 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 10/8/17)

 

2017-2018

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,606

NBC

7,361

ABC

5,372

FOX

4,463

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.1

7

NBC

2.4

8

ABC

1.6

5

FOX

1.7

5

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

6

NBC

1.9

7

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

1.4

5

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-10/8/17)

 

2017-2018

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

9,054

NBC

7,568

ABC

5,581

FOX

3,800

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.3

7

NBC

2.5

8

ABC

1.7

5

FOX

1.5

5

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.7

7

NBC

2.0

8

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

1.2

5

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Press Contact:

Ed Harrison

818-655-1584

ed.harrison@cbs.com

 

Press:

Ed Harrison
818-655-1584
ed.harrison@cbs.com