‘NCIS,’ ‘The Good Wife’ & ‘Survivor’ Lead To CBS Ratings Sweep

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
‘NCIS,’ ‘The Good Wife’ & ‘Survivor’ Lead To CBS Ratings Sweep

CBS dramas comprised five of the week’s top 10 programs, leading the Network to a weekly sweep in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 23.

CBS dramas in the top 10 include #1 “NCIS”, #3 “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” #8 “Person of Interest”, #9 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and #10 “Criminal Minds”. In addition, Sunday’s “The Good Wife” finished #15 with week-to-week gains in viewers and key demographics.

“Survivor” was Wednesday’s top program in adults 18-49, topping “American Idol” in the common hour for the second straight week, while HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was the week’s top scripted broadcast (tie) and comedy in adults 18-49.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

“NCIS” was first in viewers (17.11m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08). “NCIS” was the week’s #1 program in viewers.

“NCIS: LOS ANGELES” was first in viewers (14.21m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06) with growth of +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08) and +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) from its last original episode.

“Person of Interest” was first in viewers (10.94m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

“Criminal Minds” was first in viewers (10.14m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.1 behind FOX). In their common hour, “Criminal Minds” topped “American Idol” Wednesday in viewers for the third time in four head to head match-ups and matches its closest competitive position with “American Idol” in adults 18-49 (-0.1) ever.

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was first in viewers (10.20m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

“The Good Wife” (9:41-10:41 PM) was first in viewers (9.12m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.0/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04). Compared to last week, “The Good Wife” was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/03), even in adults 25-54 and added +690,000 viewers (from 8.43m, +8%).

“Survivor” (9.46m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). “Survivor” topped “American Idol Wednesday” in their common hour for the second straight week in key demos and was Wednesday’s #1 program in adults 18-49.

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #26:
CBS – 22 hours
NBC – 22 hours
ABC – 22 hours
FOX – 15 hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME
Week #26 of 2013-2014 Season (ending: 3/23/14)

VIEWERS:
CBS 7.948 million
NBC 6.339 million
ABC 6.422 million
FOX 4.299 million

A25-54
CBS 2.4/7 share
NBC 2.1/6
ABC 2.0/5
FOX 1.6/4

A18-49
CBS 1.8/6 share
NBC 1.6/5
ABC 1.5/5
FOX 1.3/4

A18-34:
CBS 1.3/5 share
NBC 1.2/4
ABC 1.1/4
FOX 1.1/4

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/23/13-3/23/14)
2013-2014

VIEWERS:
CBS 10.807 million
NBC 10.009 million
ABC 7.455 million
FOX 7.912 million

A25-54:
CBS 3.3/8 share
NBC 3.6/9
ABC 2.6/7
FOX 3.1/8

A18-49:
CBS 2.4/7 share
NBC 3.0/9
ABC 2.1/6
FOX 2.7/8

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/06/17 - 11/12/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.8017.51 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.0013.11 million
The OTFOX3.6010.18 million
The CMA AwardsABC3.2014.28 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.2010.30 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.8013.80 million
This Is UsNBC2.509.89 million
Young SheldonCBS2.2012.39 million
Saturday Night FootballABC2.106.73 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.009.63 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million