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03.16.2021

“NCIS,” “GRAMMYS,” “YOUNG SHELDON” AND “60 MINUTES PRESENTS” HELP CBS TO EIGHTH-STRAIGHT WEEKLY WIN

NETWORK HAS TOP DRAMA, TOP SPECIAL, TOP COMEDY

AND TOP NEWS PROGRAM

Ratings Highlights for the week ending MARCH 14

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, March 14 (week 25 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first for the eighth consecutive week with 4.87 million viewers and the 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (#1 special), NCIS (#1 program and #1 drama), YOUNG SHELDON (#1 comedy) and 60 MINUTES PRESENTS (#1 primetime news show) were the week’s top broadcasts in their respective categories.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (7.86m) as NCIS was the week’s top show with 9.77 million viewers. FBI was first in its time period in viewers (7.66m), as was FBI: MOST WANTED (6.14m), which beat the combined competition in viewers (vs. 5.61m, +9%) and posted its second largest audience of the season behind Jan. 26.

On Thursday, YOUNG SHELDON (8:30-9:01PM) was the night’s #1 show in viewers (6.49m).

Finally, on Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (9.04m, winning for 8th consecutive week), adults 25-54 (2.5/12) and adults 18-49 (2.0/13). 60 MINUTES PRESENTS (7:00-8:00PM) was first in viewers (8.14m), adults 25-54 (1.4/08) and adults 18-49 (0.9/07). At 8:00 PM, THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS delivered 9.23 million viewers, 2.8/13 in adults 25-54, 2.3/15 in adults 18-49 and 1.7/16 in adults 18-34, dominating the 8:00-11:00 PM time slot. THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS was Sunday’s #1 program in viewers and key demos with the largest audience and best demo deliveries for any awards program since 2020’s Academy Awards broadcast on Feb. 9, 2020.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #25 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 3/14/21)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

4.87m

 

NBC

3.96m

 

ABC

3.43m

 

FOX

2.62m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.0

5

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.8

4

 

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

5

NBC

0.6

4

ABC

0.6

4

FOX

0.6

4

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6.33m

NBC

5.55m

ABC

4.73m

FOX

4.71m

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-203-9849

scott.grogin@cbs.com