[via press release from CBS] "THE NFL ON CBS" NEW ENGLAND-KANSAS CITY GAME IS HIGHEST-RATED LATE-WINDOW AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN SEVEN YEARS
PATRIOTS-CHIEFS EARNS 31.2/48 RATING/SHARE, UP +26% FROM LAST YEAR'S COMPARABLE WINDOW AND IS HIGHEST-RATED PROGRAM ON TELEVISION SINCE SUPER BOWL LII PROGRAMMING
CBS Sports' coverage of the New England-Kansas City AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20 (6:45-10:15 PM, ET) earned a 31.2/48 average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets, the highest-rated late-window Conference Championship Game in seven years (1/22/12; 33.4/48 HH rating/share; New York Giants-San Francisco).
The Patriots-Chiefs game saw ratings up +26% from last year's comparable Championship Game window (24.7/38 for Minnesota-Philadelphia in last year's late-game).
This year's AFC Championship Game also is the highest-rated program on television since Super Bowl LII programming last year (2/4/18; Philadelphia-New England).
This year's AFC Championship Game rating peaked with a 36.1/54 from 10:00-10:15 PM, ET.
Top 5 Markets:
1. Kansas City 60.1/83
2. Boston 58.5/76
3. Providence 45.6/61
4. Buffalo 38.7/51
5. Hartford 37.7/51
PATRIOTS-CHIEFS IS SECOND-MOST WATCHED AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 42 YEARS WITH 53.9 MILLION VIEWERS
Viewership and Household Rating Both Up +27% From Last Year's Comparable Window
CBS Sports' coverage of the New England-Kansas City AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20 (6:41-10:21 PM, ET) averaged 53.9 million viewers (Persons 2+), making it the second-most watched AFC Championship Game in 42 years (CBS records go back to the 1977-78 NFL season), according to Nielsen fast national ratings.
The 53.9 million viewers for the game is up +27% versus last year's comparable Championship Game window (42.3 million for Minnesota-Philadelphia in last year's late-game).
Patriots-Chiefs earned a fast-national live + same-day average household rating/share of 27.5/46, also up +27% versus last year's comparable Championship Game window (21.7/35 for Minnesota-Philadelphia).
The AFC Championship Game peaked with 63.8 million viewers and a 32.5/52 rating/share from 9:30-10:00 PM, ET.
Streaming coverage of the AFC Championship Game drove significant viewership growth from last year's game, with the average minute audience up +77% and total minutes streamed up +64% year-over-year.
“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” SCORED 3.8 MILLION VIEWERS LAST WEEK ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS
“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT”
SCORED 3.8 MILLION VIEWERS LAST WEEK
ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS
LAST THURSDAY’S SHOW WITH SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DELIVERED 4.25 MILLION VIEWERS
“COLBERT” ALSO TAKES FOURTH QUARTER 2018 BY +1.3 MILLION VIEWERS
For the week ending Jan. 11 (week #16 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT (3.80m) continued to dominate, beating both “The Tonight Show” (2.33m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.96m) by significant margins, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW has delivered more than 3.5 million viewers every first-run week this season.
On Jan. 10, THE LATE SHOW with Sen. Kamala Harris was the week’s most-watched episode, delivering 4.25m viewers – the show’s best Thursday and third-most-watched episode this season, behind only Michelle Obama on Nov. 30, 2018 (4.88m) and Julia Roberts on Dec. 4, 2018 (4.56m).
Additionally, in the fourth quarter of 2018, THE LATE SHOW (3.81m) beat both “The Tonight Show” (2.51m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.09m) with live plus 7-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW was #1 in viewers in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive year, improving its margin of victory to +1.30m in 2018 from +1.06m in 2017. THE LATE SHOW also tied its closest competitor in both adults 25-54 (0.8/04) and adults 18-49 (0.5/04) in fourth quarter 2018 after trailing by -0.1 in both measures in 2017.
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“THE TALK” HITS HIGHEST WEEKLY VIEWER NUMBER IN NEARLY 10 MONTHS
DAYTIME FAVORITE ALSO SCORES SEASON BEST IN WOMEN 25-54
For the week ending Jan. 11, THE TALK, featuring new host Carrie Ann Inaba, delivered 2.47 million viewers, its largest weekly audience in almost 10 months – since the week ending March 30, 2018. The Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show also scored a 0.7 in women 25-54, its best number in the demo this season.
Guests for the week included Keanu Reeves, Ken Jeong, Judith Light, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ashley Graham, and from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Sharon Case, Joshua Morrow and Jess Walton.
Source: Nielsen, Live plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending Jan. 11, 2019.
“48 HOURS: JAYME CLOSS COMES HOME” POSTS SEASON-HIGH AUDIENCE AND IS SATURDAY NIGHT’S #1 NON-SPORTS PROGRAM