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02.23.2021

CBS WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT

ONE FOR THE THUMB”

60 MINUTES,” “THE EQUALIZER” AND “YOUNG SHELDON” were WEEK’S TOP THREE BROADCASTS

cbs HAS TOP PROGRAM, TOP DRAMA AND TOP COMEDY

Ratings Highlights for the week ending FEB. 21

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 21 (week 22 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first for the fifth consecutive week with 4.59 million viewers and 60 MINUTES (#1 program), THE EQUALIZER (#1 drama) and YOUNG SHELDON (#1 comedy) were the week’s top three broadcasts.

Monday was the Presidents’ Day holiday, but Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (4.56m) with a night of encores. NCIS ENCORE (5.77m), THE EQUALIZER TUESDAY SPECIAL (4.34m) and FBI: MOST WANTED ENCORE (3.58m).

On Thursday, CBS was the most-watched network (5.03m), as YOUNG SHELDON led the night with a season-best 7.72 million viewers, while at 8:30 PM, B-POSITIVE was second (5.10m). MOM at 9:00 PM was first with 5.34 million and CLARICE was also first, increasing +2% over last week’s premiere with 4.08 million viewers.

On Friday night, CBS was first in viewers (5.11m) for the ninth consecutive first-run week. MACGYVER (4.96m), MAGNUM P.I. (season-best 5.97m) and an encore of BLUE BLOODS (4.41m) drove the nightly win.

On Saturday, 48 HOURS posted its largest audience since May 16, 2020 (3.23m), driving the network to a nightly win.

On Sunday, CBS was first viewers (7.13m), winning Sunday for the fifth consecutive week. At 7:00 PM, 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (9.56m) and was Sunday’s most-watched program. THE EQUALIZER at 8:00 PM was also first in viewers (8.13m), holding 99% of its previous week’s audience. NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM was second in viewers (5.91m) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 PM was first with 4.93 million viewers.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #22 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 2/21/21)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

4.59m

 

NBC

3.49m

 

ABC

3.86m

 

FOX

2.61m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.9

5

FOX

0.7

4

 

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.5

3

NBC

0.5

4

ABC

0.7

5

FOX

0.5

3

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6.29m

NBC

5.70m

ABC

4.77m

FOX

4.88m

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-203-9849

scott.grogin@cbs.com