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03.19.2019

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 17

CBS IS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK AGAIN…

THAT’S EIGHT OUT OF NINE WEEKS

THE NETWORK WAS #1 ON FIVE NIGHTS

NCIS” STEPS UP AS WEEK’S MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM

FBI” WAS WEEK’S TOP NEW SERIES

60 MINUTES” WAS #1 ON SUNDAY

CBS was once again the most-watched network during week 25 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 17. CBS has been the most-watched network for eight out of the past nine weeks.

For week 24, CBS had an average of 6.00 million weekly viewers, beating ABC (5.06m), NBC (4.50m) and FOX (2.65m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.21 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.69m), followed by FOX (6.02m) and ABC (5.62m). The Network was #1 in viewers on five nights – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.34m) as NCIS at 8:00 PM was the night’s (and the week’s) most-watched series with 12.08 million viewers. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (8.95m), as was NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 PM (6.98m).

On Wednesday, CBS was tops in viewers (4.93m) as SURVIVOR led the way with an audience of 7.53 million.

On Thursday, on a night of mostly encores, CBS was still the most-watched network (5.11m). A repeat episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY topped the night with 7.63 million viewers. At 8:30 PM, a special original episode of FAM was second in viewers (5.75m), while at 9:00 PM an encore of YOUNG SHELDON was #1 with 5.47 million viewers. At 9:30 PM, FAM, in its usual time period, was second in viewers (4.54m), as was a S.W.A.T. encore at 10:00 PM (3.55m).

On Friday night, CBS was once again tops in viewers (6.64m) for the 23rd time in 25 Fridays this season. MACGYVER was first in viewers (5.64m), as was HAWAII FIVE-0 (6.54m). At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS was the most-watched show of the night with 7.84 million viewers.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (7.93m) as 60 MINUTES was the top show of the night with 10.10 million viewers. GOD FRIENDED ME was also on top (7.73m), adding +1.10 million viewers from last week. At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the most-watched program in its hour, also adding +1.49 million viewers week over week and scoring its largest audience since its Sept. 30, 2018 season premiere. Finally, at 10:00 PM, MADAM SECRETARY was first in viewers (5.43m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #25 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 3/17/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

5,996

NBC

4,495

ABC

5,055

FOX

2,652

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

4

NBC

1.2

4

ABC

1.4

5

FOX

1.0

4

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

3

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

1.1

5

FOX

0.7

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-3/17/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9,206

NBC

7,693

ABC

5,624

FOX

6,019

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.3

8

NBC

2.3

8

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.2

7

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

7

NBC

1.8

8

ABC

1.3

6

FOX

1.7

7

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com