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11.06.2018

CBS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK SIX OF 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY “ROLL TIDE” FOR CBS

BULL” AND “FBI” BEST SINCE PREMIERE NUMBERS

The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS” and “Young Sheldon”

RETAIN TITLE AS TOP THREE Entertainment Programs -

FBI” IS #4

FBI” ADDS VIEWERS AND IS ONCE AGAIN WEEK’S TOP NEW DRAMA

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BESTS LSU TIGERS WITH MASSIVE

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NUMBERS

CBS took on all comers and retook the viewer crown for week six of the 2018-2019 television season, while remaining the most-watched network for the season-to-date. THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS and YOUNG SHELDON were once again the top three most-watched scripted series, while FBI was the most-watched new drama according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 4.

For week six of the new season, CBS had an average of 8.02 million viewers, beating second place NBC (7.83m) followed by FOX (5.51m) and ABC (4.27m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.13 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.89m), followed by FOX (7.63m) and ABC (5.77m).

CBS had the top four scripted programs in viewers for the week: THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS, YOUNG SHELDON and FBI.

On Monday, at 10:00 PM, BULL was first in viewers (7.23m), and posted the show’s largest audience since its Sept. 24 season premiere. Compared to last week, BULL added +470,000 viewers (from 6.76m, +7%).

On Tuesday, CBS dramas drove the network to a first-place finish in viewers (9.76m). CBS posted the Network’s best Tuesday viewer delivery since Oct. 9. NCIS was first in viewers (12.32m) and added +1.06m viewers from last week (from 11.26m, +9%). NCIS was the night’s #1 program in viewers. FBI was first in viewers (9.41m) as well, also adding +590,000 viewers from last week (from 8.82m, +7%). FBI was the night’s #1 new program with its largest audience since its Sept. 25 series premiere. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was also first in viewers, adding +440,000 (7.56m from 7.12m, +6%).

On Thursday, CBS was second in viewers (8.02m) behind NFL football, but THE BIG BANG THEORY was the most-watched program on any network (12.64m). YOUNG SHELDON was also first in its time period in viewers (11.07m). Compared to last week, YOUNG SHELDON added +110,000 viewers (from 10.96m, +1%) and was the night’s #2 program in viewers. MOM at 9:00 PM stayed solid and was second in viewers (7.90m) behind football, as was MURPHY BROWN (5.94m viewers) and S.W.A.T. (5.22m).

On Friday, CBS was again the most-watched network (7.56m) for the fifth Friday (out of six) this season. The Network also posted a season-best Friday viewer delivery. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.06m) and posted its second largest audience of the season. Compared to last week, MACGYVER added +160,000 viewers (from 5.90m, +3%). HAWAII FIVE-0 was also first in viewers (7.88m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04) while posting its largest audience since April 6 and best adults 18-49 rating since the Sept. 28 season premiere. Compared to last week, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +29% in adults 18-49 (from 0.7/03) and added +910,000 viewers (from 6.97m, +13%). HAWAII FIVE-0 was the night’s #2 program in viewers, behind BLUE BLOODS, which was tops in viewers (8.73m) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). BLUE BLOODS also posted its largest audience since its Sept. 28 premiere. Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS was up +14% in adults 18-49 (from 0.7/03) and added +830,000 viewers (from 7.90m, +11%).

On Saturday night, college football on CBS (Alabama at LSU) was a monster with 11.54 million viewers and a 3.3/15 in adults 18-49. Compared to the game on the same night last year (LSU at Alabama), CBS was up +74% in adults 18-49 and added +4.80 million viewers (from 6.74m, +71%). CBS handily won the night.

On Sunday, 60 MINUTES was second in viewers (9.85m) while adding +1.88 million viewers (from 7.97m, +24%). 60 MINUTES was the night’s #1 non-sports program in viewers. At 8:00 PM, GOD FRIENDED ME was also second in viewers (7.40m) while adding +460,000 viewers (from 6.94m, +7%). GOD FRIENDED ME was the night’s #1 scripted series in viewers. NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM was also second in viewers (7.04m), as was MADAM SECRETARY (5.23m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #6 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 11/4/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,019

NBC

7,831

ABC

4,273

FOX

5,514

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.9

6

NBC

2.4

8

ABC

1.2

4

FOX

2.0

7

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.3

6

NBC

1.9

8

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

1.6

7

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-11/4/18)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

9,126

NBC

8,891

ABC

5,768

FOX

7,627

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

7

NBC

2.8

10

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.7

9

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

6

NBC

2.2

9

ABC

1.3

5

FOX

2.2

9

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com