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01.23.2019

CBS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK 17 OF 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON

CBS BEAT ALL OTHER NETWORKS COMBINED LAST WEEK IN VIEWERS

AND KEY MEASURES

NETWORK DOMINATES AND CELEBRATES MOST-WATCHED WEEK

FOR ANY BROADCASTER SINCE WINTER OLYMPICS

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES 53.9 MILLION VIEWERS –

MOST-WATCHED LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 2011

SPECIAL SUNDAY “MAGNUM P.I.” IS MOST-WATCHED EPISODE OF SEASON

MONDAY’S “THE NEIGHBORHOOD” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE OCTOBER PREMIERE

CBS WINS TUESDAY BEHIND “NCIS,” “FBI” AND “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS”

NETWORK COMEDIES CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THURSDAY

AS “FAM” PREMIERE IS MOST-WATCHED IN TIME PERIOD

CBS WINS FRIDAY…AGAIN

CBS had a massive week 17 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season, beating the combined competition in all key measures and winning the viewer and demo crowns, with the most watched week for any network since the conclusion of the Winter Olympics in February, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 20.

For week 17, CBS had an average of 14.14 million viewers, beating NBC (5.02m), ABC (4.11m) and FOX (3.19m) combined. Season-to-date, CBS is first with 8.91 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.18m), followed by FOX (6.76m) and ABC (5.29m).

CBS also won over the combined competition in key demos with a 4.2/14 in adults 25-54 and 3.4/14 in adults 18-49. The other networks numbers are listed in the chart at the bottom of this release.

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (6.82m) while posting its largest audience since its Oct. 2, 2018 series premiere, and BULL was the night’s #1 scripted program in viewers (7.09m).

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.61m), led by NCIS (12.21m), the night’s most-watched program. FBI was first at 9:00 PM in viewers (9.33m) and was Tuesday’s #2 program behind NCIS, and top new program of the night. Rounding out the night, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (7.29m).

On Thursday, CBS’ 8:00-10:00 PM comedy block continued to dominate as THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.32m), adults 25-54 (3.8/14) and adults 18-49 (2.3/10). Compared to last week, the show was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/13) and posted its second largest audience of the season. THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. YOUNG SHELDON was first in viewers (11.46m) and adults 25-54 (2.9/10) while remaining the night’s #2 program in viewers and key demos, behind THE BIG BANG THEORY.

At 9:00 PM, MOM was first in viewers (8.45m), adults 25-54 (2.1/07) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.2/05). MOM also posted its second largest audience of the season. At 9:30 PM, FAM was first in viewers (6.00m).

On Friday, with an encore hour at 10:00 PM, CBS was once again first in viewers (6.88m), adults 25-54 (1.2/04) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.7/3). This was the 15th time in 17 weeks that CBS has been the most-watched network on Friday. MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.90m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). MACGYVER posted its largest audience since March 3, 2018 and matched the show’s season-best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings. HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.61m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04) and was the night’s most-watched program. Finally, an encore BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (6.14m).

On Sunday, the Network was first in viewers and key demographics. From 7:00-11:00 PM, CBS was first in viewers (48.81m), adults 25-54 (17.5/47) and adults 18-49 (14.8/48) while posting the best prime deliveries for any network since Feb. 4, 2018 (Super Bowl 52). This was the best CBS performance in viewers and key demos since Feb. 7, 2016 (Super Bowl 50 Sunday). Individually, the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON CBS delivered 53.92m viewers, 19.3/51 in adults 25-54 and 16.3/52 in adults 18-49. The game was up +6% each in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and +12% in viewers compared to AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on Jan. 22, 2017, the last time the game aired in primetime on CBS (Note: the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on Jan. 22, 2017 was Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots). The AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME was up +21% in adults 25-54, +22% in adults 18-49 and +27% in viewers compared to NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on FOX on the same night last year (Note: the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on FOX in 2018 Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles). The AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON CBS delivered the season’s largest audience and best key adults and men ratings for any program this season.

The MAGNUM P.I. special on Sunday (10:39-11:39 PM) in time-zone-adjusted ratings posted 8.76m viewers 3.0/10 in adults 25-54 and 2.4/10 in adults 18-49. This marks the show’s best performance in viewers and key measures this season.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #17 of 2018-2019 season (ending: 1/20/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

14,143

NBC

5,021

ABC

4,105

FOX

3,193

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

4.2

14

NBC

1.3

4

ABC

1.2

4

FOX

1.1

4

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

3.4

14

NBC

1.0

4

ABC

1.0

4

FOX

0.9

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-1/20/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

8,913

NBC

8,184

ABC

5,287

FOX

6,763

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.1

7

NBC

2.5

9

ABC

1.5

5

FOX

2.4

8

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

6

NBC

2.0

8

ABC

1.2

5

FOX

1.9

8

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com