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01.07.2020

CBS STARTS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH A WEEKLY WIN

No Awards Show? No Problem…

NETWORK ATTRACTS LARGEST WEEKLY AUDIENCE SINCE LAST APRIL

EYE TAKES VIEWER BATTLE ON THREE NIGHTS

MONDAY ENCORES ARE MOST-WATCHED

FRIDAY “HAWAII FIVE-0” / “MAGNUM P.I.” CROSSOVER

HITS RATINGS RECORDS WHILE “BLUE BLOODS” STAYS ON TOP

SATURDAY NFL WILD CARD MATCHUP SCORES BIG

CBS took the ratings crown for the first week of the new year, kicking off the second half of the season with a strong performance. For the week ending Sunday, Jan. 5 (week 15 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), the Network attracted 7.79 million viewers, beating the closest competition (NBC, which had the Golden Globes) by over +1 million viewers (6.63 million, +18%). This was CBS’ largest weekly audience since the week ending April 7, 2019.

On Monday, CBS was first in viewers (4.21m), tied for first with ABC in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (0.4/02, with NBC, -0.1 behind ABC). Encores ruled as THE NEIGHBORHOOD (R) was first in viewers (5.09m) and adults 25-54 (0.9/04) and tied for first (with ABC) in adults 18-49 (0.6/03). At 8:30 PM, BOB ABISHOLA (R) was first in viewers (4.37m), while at 9:00 PM, ALL RISE (R) was also most-watched in its hour with 3.69 million viewers. At 10:00 PM, an encore of BULL was also first in viewers (4.20m).

The Network continued its Friday domination with original episodes driving the Eye to season-best deliveries in all key measures. For the night, CBS was first in viewers (7.86m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). This marks the 14th time and tenth consecutive week the Network was first in viewers.

The 8:00 PM hour of the HAWAII FIVE-0/MAGNUM P.I. crossover was first in viewers (8.06m), adults 25-54 (1.3/06) and adults 18-49 (0.9/05). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 13, 2019, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +30% in adults 25-54 (from 1.0/05) and +50% in adults 18-49 (from 0.6/04) and added +1.49 million viewers (from 6.57m, +23%). HAWAII FIVE-0 posted its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 and delivered season-best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings. HAWAII FIVE-0 was Friday’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. The 9:00 PM hour of the crossover was first in viewers (7.83m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 13, 2019, MAGNUM P.I. was up +33% in both adults 25-54 (from 0.9/04) and adults 18-49 (from 0.6/03) and added +1.70 million viewers (from 6.13m, +28%). MAGNUM P.I. posted its second-largest regularly scheduled audience EVER, and hit Friday best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings. MAGNUM P.I. was the night’s #2 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tied with “20/20 Friday”), behind HAWAII FIVE-0. Rounding out Friday at 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (7.68m). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 6, 2019, BLUE BLOODS added +340,000 viewers (from 7.34m, +5%). 

On Saturday evening, the AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFFS, “Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots,” was first in viewers, key men and key adult demographics from 8:00-11:00 PM. CBS posted the Network’s best Saturday primetime delivery since Jan. 14, 2017 (AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF, “Houston Texans at New England Patriots”), in viewers and men 18-34, and the best delivery since Jan. 13, 2018 (AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF, “Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots”) in adults 25-54, men 25-54, adults 18-49 and men 18-49. Overall, the AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFFS delivered 31.42 million viewers, 10.7/39 in adults 25-54, 8.9/40 in adults 18-49, 6.7/42 in adults 18-34, 13.7/49 in men 25-54, 11.5/50 in men 18-49 and 8.7/51 in men 18-34 from 8:25-11:28 PM.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #15 of 2019-2020 Season (ending: 1/5/20)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

7.79m

NBC

6.63m

ABC

4.09m

FOX

2.17m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.9

8

NBC

2.0

8

ABC

1.2

5

FOX

0.7

3

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.5

7

NBC

1.5

8

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.5

2

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com