Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CBS Ratings - September 2018

FOR THE WEEK…FOR THE SEASON... AND FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR, “THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” IS #1 IN LATE NIGHT
For the week ending Sept. 14, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT beat its nearest competition in viewers (3.83m vs. 2.33m, +64%) according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW delivered its largest live plus 3-day weekly audience and its first live plus 3-day win against a first-run week of “The Tonight Show” in adults 18-49 since the week ending April 20.

For the 2017-2018 television year, most current, THE LATE SHOW is up +9% in viewers (3.75m from 3.33m), even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) and adults 18-49 (0.6/04). THE LATE SHOW beats its closest competition in viewers (3.75m vs. 2.57m, +46%) and is tied with “The Tonight Show” in adults 18-49 (0.6/04, each).

“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” RETURNS FROM SUMMER BREAK WITH ALMOST 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS – #1 IN LATE NIGHT
Last week (week ending Sept. 7), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT returned from a brief summer hiatus with an average of 3.45 million viewers and as the most-watched show in late night, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW added +670,000 viewers (from 2.78m) in live plus 3-day lift from live plus same day ratings. With 3-day lift, THE LATE SHOW improved its advantage over its nearest competition by +940,000 (vs. 2.51m) after leading by +430,000 with same day viewers (vs. 2.35m).

CBS Scores Best Opening NFL Singleheader Rating in Three Years, Up 23% vs. Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 9.

[via press release from CBS] CBS SCORES BEST OPENING NFL SINGLEHEADER RATING IN THREE YEARS, UP +23% VS. LAST YEAR

"The NFL Today" Earns Best Week 1 Rating Since 2015

CBS Sports' Week 1 coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Sept. 9 scored its best opening NFL singleheader rating in three years earning an average overnight household rating/share of 10.6/22, up +23% from last year (8.6/18) in the metered markets.

CBS' NFL pregame show, THE NFL TODAY, also earned its best Week 1 rating since 2015 with a 2.8/7, up +12% from last year (2.5/6) in the metered markets.

The day featured regional singleheader games (Houston-New England, Buffalo-Baltimore, Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Cincinnati-Indianapolis and Kansas City-L.A. Chargers).
Top 5 Markets
1. Pittsburgh 42.3/70
2. Cleveland 39.5/62
3. Kansas City 35.3/59
4. Buffalo 34.6/60
5. Boston 34.4/68

"THE NFL ON CBS" SCORES ITS MOST-WATCHED OPENING NFL SINGLEHEADER IN 20 YEARS

Week 1 Average Viewership of 17.1 Million, Up +29% from Last Year

CBS Sports' Week 1 viewership for THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Sept. 9 is CBS' most-watched opening NFL singleheader in 20 years (1998).

THE NFL ON CBS' Week 1 singleheader window is up +29% with an average of 17.1 million viewers according to Nielsen's Live + Same Day fast national ratings compared to 13.3 million last year.

The day featured regional singleheader games (Houston-New England, Buffalo-Baltimore, Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Cincinnati-Indianapolis and Kansas City-L.A. Chargers).

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