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04.30.2019

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 28

CBS CONTINUES REIGN AS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK IN WEEK 31

OF BROADCAST SEASON

THE BIG BANG THEORY” WAS LAST WEEK’S TOP BROADCAST,

YOUNG SHELDON” WAS SECOND

SURVIVOR” WINS WEDNESDAY IN KEY DEMOS FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT WEEK

LIFE IN PIECES” GROWS FROM TIME PERIOD PREMIERE

AND WINS TIME PERIOD

NETWORK WINS FRIDAY FOR 29TH WEEK THIS SEASON

CBS remained on a very consistent roll last week as the Network was once again the most-watched network during week 31 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, April 28. CBS has now been #1 in viewers for 14 of the past 15 weeks, and nine weeks in a row.

For week 31, CBS had an average of 5.82 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (4.40m), ABC (3.96m) and FOX (2.54m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.10 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.41m), followed by ABC (5.71m) and FOX (5.61m). The Network was #1 in viewers on four nights last week.

Season to date, the Network is tied for first place in adults 25-54 (2.2) and is in second place (by only 0.1) in adults 18-49 (1.6, tie).

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD’s season one finale was second in viewers (6.27m), and added +520,000 viewers (from 5.75m, +9%) over last week. THE NEIGHBORHOOD was the night’s #1 scripted program in viewers.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (6.81m) as an encore of NCIS was first with 7.45 million and ranked as the night’s #1 program in viewers. Another NCIS encore at 9:00 PM was also on top with 6.52 million, followed by an original NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, which was also #1 with 6.46 million viewers.

On Wednesday, SURVIVOR was first in adults 25-54 (2.2/08) and, adults 18-49 (1.5/07), remaining the night’s #1 broadcast in key demos for the eighth consecutive week.

On Thursday, CBS was once again first in viewers (7.64m) as THE BIG BANG THEORY topped the week with 11.84 million viewers. The comedy was also #1 for the night in adults 25-54 (3.0/12) and adults 18-49 (1.8/09). YOUNG SHELDON was first in viewers (10.45m), adults 25-54 (2.4/09) and adults 18-49 (1.4/07) as well. At 9:00 PM, MOM topped all comers in viewers (7.84m) and adults 25-54 (1.8/06), while LIFE IN PIECES was first in viewers (5.65m). At 10:00 PM, S.W.A.T. was #1 in viewers (4.96m), as well.

On Friday, CBS was once again first in viewers (6.65m), adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and adults 18-49 (0.6/03, tie). CBS was first in viewers for the 29th time in 31 Fridays. MACGYVER was tops at 8:00 PM in viewers (5.54m), adults 25-54 (0.9/04, tie) and adults 18-49 (0.6/03, tie). HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (6.62m), adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/03), while BLUE BLOODS was the night’s #1 show with viewers (7.78m), adults 25-54 (1.0/04) and adults 18-49 (0.7/03).

On Saturday night, CBS was first in viewers (3.06m) with RANSOM (2.80m), CRIMETIME SATURDAY (3.05m) and 48 HOURS (3.32m) leading the night.

On Sunday, CBS was second in viewers; however, 60 MINUTES was the night’s top prime broadcast with 9.27 million viewers. The event series THE RED LINE opened with 4.60 million, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in a new time period with 5.66 million viewers.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #31 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 4/28/19)

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

5.82m

NBC

4.40m

ABC

3.96m

FOX

2.54m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.1

4

NBC

1.1

4

ABC

1.1

4

FOX

0.8

3

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

3

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.6

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-4/28/19)

 

 

VIEWERS

 

 

 

CBS

9.10m

NBC

7.41m

ABC

5.71m

FOX

5.61m

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

8

NBC

2.2

8

ABC

1.7

6

FOX

2.0

7

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

7

NBC

1.7

7

ABC

1.3

6

FOX

1.6

7

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com