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02.02.2021

CBS WINS FINAL WEEK IN JANUARY

NCIS,” “60 MINUTES” and “FBI” were WEEK’S TOP BROADCASTS

NETWORK Ratings Highlights for the week ending Jan. 31

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 31 (week 19 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first with 4.66 million viewers and NCIS, 60 MINUTES and FBI were the week’s top broadcasts.

On Monday, BULL was first in viewers with a season-best 5.38 million, and up +15% versus the previous week (from 4.68m).

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (8.17m), adults 25-54 (1.3/06) and adults 18-49 (0.8/05). NCIS was the week’s most-watched series with 10.02 million viewers, and a season-best 1.0 in adults 18-49. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (8.27m), adults 25-54 (1.3/06) and adults 18-49 (0.8/05). Compared to the last Tuesday first-run episode on Dec. 7, FBI was up +30% in adults 25-54 (from 1.0/04), +33% in adults 18-49 (from 0.6/04) and added +1.56 million viewers (from 6.71m, +23%). At 10:00 PM, FBI: MOST WANTED was first in viewers (6.23m), adults 25-54 (1.0/06) and adults 18-49 (0.7/05). Compared to last week, FBI: MOST WANTED was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 0.9/05), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 0.6/04) and added +420,000 viewers (from 5.81m, +7%). FBI: MOST WANTED posted its largest audience of the season.

On Friday, even with encores, CBS was again first in viewers (3.97m). At 9:00 PM, the MAGNUM P.I. encore was first in viewers (3.92m) and 10:00 PM’s BLUE BLOODS encore was the night’s most-watched program with 4.44 million viewers.

Saturday was mostly encores, but an original 48 HOURS helped the Network win the night with 3.20 million viewers – the newsmagazine’s largest audience since May 16, 2020

Sunday night’s scripted series were all encores, yet they all won their respective hours. 60 MINUTES was an original, with a time period winning 9.36 million viewers.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #19 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 1/31/21)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

4.66m

 

NBC

3.00m

 

ABC

3.62m

 

FOX

2.63m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.7

3

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.8

4

 

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.5

3

NBC

0.5

3

ABC

0.7

4

FOX

0.6

4

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

5.63m

NBC

5.93m

ABC

4.82m

FOX

5.04m

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-203-9849

scott.grogin@cbs.com