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

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‘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 // 08/28/17 - 09/03/17
Florida St./AlabamaABC3.9012.34 million
A. Got Talent (Tue.)NBC2.6013.13 million
A. Got Talent (Wed.)NBC1.9011.09 million
Big Brother (Wed.)CBS1.806.13 million
Big Brother (Sun.)CBS1.705.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Mon.)ABC1.505.05 million
Big Brother (Thur.)CBS1.504.89 million
American Ninja WarriorNBC1.406.11 million
W. Virginia/VA. TechABC1.304.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Tue.)ABC1.304.36 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2016-17 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.9620.21 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.9614.74 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.0413.81 million
EmpireFOX2.727.62 million
This Is UsNBC2.689.82 million
America's Got TalentNBC2.6312.81 million
The BachelorABC2.357.36 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.2210.35 million
Modern FamilyABC2.116.88 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.067.85 million