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10.26.2021

CBS NEWS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 18

  • 60 MINUTES made the Nielsen top 10 for the fifth straight time, drawing 10.52 million viewers to finish at #5, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 24. The CBS newsmagazine also made the top 10 in adults 25-54, ranking eighth. (Press Release) (Watch 60 MINUTES)

  • CBS MORNINGS Since its premiere on Sept. 7, CBS MORNINGS is the only broadcast morning show to increase its audience in adults 25-54. For the six-week period, CBS MORNINGS is up +1% while NBC is down -7% and ABC is down -5% compared to the week of Sept. 7. CBS MORNINGS posted the most growth in viewers among broadcast morning shows week-to-week, according to Nielsen live plus same day for the week ending Oct. 22. (Press Release) (Watch CBS MORNINGS)

  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING, anchored by Jane Pauley, marked its 587th consecutive week as America’s #1 Sunday morning news program, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Oct. 24. The broadcast delivered 5 million viewers with 816,000 of them in the adults 25-54 demographic desired by advertisers in news. CBS SUNDAY MORING posted its largest audience in four weeks. (Press Release) (Watch CBS SUNDAY MORNING)

  • FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show on Oct. 24, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION scored the top spot in adults 25-54 (541,000) and viewers (3.01 million) Sunday and posted gains in both categories (+11% in adults 25-54 and +8% in viewers) compared to its last airing on Oct. 10. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION posted the tightest gap with NBC in the adults 25-54 demographic and its largest total viewer lead over NBC in seven years. (Press Release) (Watch FACE THE NATION)

  • The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL delivered 4.9 million viewers and 894,000 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 18. The CBS EVENING NEWS continues to close the gap with the competition by posting the tightest margins in adults 25-54 against NBC in 15 years (since 2006) and with ABC since 2018. Compared to last year, CBS is closing the demo gap with NBC by 30% and with ABC by 20%. In viewers, CBS has closed the gap by 14% against NBC and 8% on ABC. (Watch the CBS EVENING NEWS)

  • 48 HOURS was Saturday’s #1 non-sports primetime program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Oct. 23. Saturday’s broadcast delivered 2.40 million viewers with 515,000 of them in the adults 25-54 demographic desired by advertisers in news. 48 HOURS was up +40,000 viewers from the previous week (2.36 million +1%). (Press Release) (Watch 48 HOURS)

  • CBS SATURDAY MORNING beat NBC among the adults 18-48 demo (+16k) for the first time since CBS News broadcast’s debut in 2012, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Last week, the broadcast delivered 2.1 million viewers with 376,000 of them in the adults 25-54 demographic, which is most desired by those who advertise in news. Additionally, it delivered 285,000 in the adults 18-49, its best number since May 8. (Press Release) (Watch CBS SATURDAY MORNING)

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