Thursday, February 21, 2019

CBS Ratings - February 2019

“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” CONTINUES TO DOMINATE IN LATE NIGHT WITH ALMOST FOUR MILLION NIGHTLY VIEWERS ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS
Last week (week #21 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT (3.94m) beat both “The Tonight Show” (2.43m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.04m) according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. Over the last four weeks, THE LATE SHOW has delivered its top four live plus 3-day weekly audiences of the season and has delivered more than 3.5 million weekly viewers with 3-day lift every first-run week this season.

With 3-day lift, THE LATE SHOW improved its advantage over “Tonight” in viewers to +1.51 million viewers (vs. 2.43m) after leading by +990,000 with same day viewers. Over the last four weeks, THE LATE SHOW has beat “Tonight” by more than +1.5 million viewers with 3-day viewing.

Season-to-date, LATE SHOW (3.78m) leads “The Tonight Show” (2.47m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.06m) by more than one-million viewers, tied with “The Tonight Show” in adults 25-54 (0.8/04), adults 18-49 (0.5/04) and adults 18-34 (0.3/02).

“THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®” VIEWERSHIP INCREASED BY +2 MILLION VIEWERS WITH TIME-SHIFTED AND OUT-OF-HOME VIEWING

The Audience for Music’s Biggest Night Grows by +10% to 22 Million Viewers
Nielsen Now Estimates that More than 43 Million Viewers Watched
at Least a Portion of the Grammy Broadcast

THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS increased viewership from 19.96 million to 22 million viewers, a jump of +10% when live plus 7-day time-shifted and live plus same day out-of-home viewing was factored in, according to reporting issued for the awards show by Nielsen. With these new results, THE GRAMMY AWARDS continues to be the most-watched non-sports, non-Super Bowl Sunday program so far this season.
According to Radha Subramanyam, Chief Research and Analytics Officer for CBS Corporation, the increase reflects the type of lift all event programming should expect in the future. “As new measurement metrics become more available, more complete and accurate data is giving us a better picture of who is actually watching. We are pleased that Nielsen is putting reliable measures of out-of-home viewing into the marketplace.”

Additionally, Nielsen Media Research now estimates that over 43 million viewers watched all or part of the broadcast (based on a six-minute qualifier).

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING FEB. 17
CBS WAS THE MOST-WATCHED NETWORK FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK
NETWORK WON EVERY HOUR ON TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
THE NEIGHBORHOOD” WAS MONDAY’S TOP SCRIPTED SERIES
CBS HAD SIX OF TOP 10 MOST-WATCHED PROGRAMS

CBS demonstrated strength across the schedule last week as the Network won four nights in viewers (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday during week 21 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season) and was first for the fifth consecutive week according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 17.

For week 21, CBS won every primetime hour on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and had an average of 6.26 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (5.18m), ABC (3.75m) and FOX (3.56m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.47 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.88m), followed by FOX (6.34m) and ABC (5.32m).

CBS had six of the week’s top 10 programs with viewers – NCIS was the week’s #1 program while 60 MINUTES, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, THE BIG BANG THEORY ENCORE (R) and YOUNG SHELDON ENCORE (R) finished in the top 10. MOM, HAWAII FIVE-0, GOD FRIENDED ME, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and MACGYVER were all top 20 broadcasts.

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (7.04m) but was the night’s #1 scripted program in viewers and key demos. Also on Monday, BULL was first in viewers (6.25m) and was the night’s #1 drama in that measure.

On Tuesday, CBS won every hour as NCIS finished first in viewers (13.37m). Compared to the last first-run episode on Jan. 15, NCIS added +1.02m viewers (from 12.22m, +8%) and posted its largest audience since May 8, 2018. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (9.45m) and added +2.05m viewers (from 7.40m, +28%) from its last first-run episode on Jan. 22. FBI was Tuesday’s #2 program in viewers, behind NCIS. 10:00 PM’s NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (7.16m) and added +460,000 viewers (from 6.70m, +7%...also since Jan. 22).

On Thursday evening, the Network was first in viewers (6.70m) and adults 25-54 (1.6/06) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.0/05) while winning every half-hour in viewers. THE BIG BANG THEORY ENCORE was first in viewers (8.25m) and was the night’s most-watched program. At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON ENCORE was first in viewers (7.68m). At 9:00 PM, MOM was first in viewers (7.64m) and adults 25-54 (1.8/07) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.1/05). FAM was first in viewers (5.43m), while S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.59m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). Compared to last week, S.W.A.T. added +580,000 viewers (from 5.01m, +12%). 

On Friday, CBS was #1 in viewers (7.54m) for the 19th time in 21 Fridays and tied for first in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.38m), while HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.30m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Rounding out the night, BLUE BLOODS was tops in viewers (8.93m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to last week, BLUE BLOODS added +1.31m viewers (from 7.62m, +17%) and was Friday’s most-watched program.

On Sunday, CBS was the most-watched network (7.16m). 60 MINUTES at 7:00 PM was first in viewers (9.73m) and was Sunday’s most-watched primetime program. GOD FRIENDED ME at 8:00 PM was first in viewers (7.19m), as was NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM (6.74m). Rounding out the night, MADAM SECRETARY was second in viewers (4.99m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #21 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/17/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
6,259
NBC
5,183
ABC
3,753
FOX
3,563
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.2
4
NBC
1.3
5
ABC
1.1
4
FOX
1.2
4
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
0.8
4
NBC
0.9
4
ABC
0.8
4
FOX
0.9
4
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/17/19)
VIEWERS



CBS
9,474
NBC
7,883
ABC
5,318
FOX
6,343
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.4
8
NBC
2.4
8
ABC
1.6
5
FOX
2.3
8
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.7
7
NBC
1.8
8
ABC
1.2
5
FOX
1.8
8

“60 MINUTES” IS THE #3 BROADCAST OF THE WEEK

CBS Newsmagazine Makes Top Five for the Ninth Time This Season
60 MINUTES ranked #3 for the week, making the top five for the ninth time this season. The CBS newsmagazine drew 9.73 million viewers according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 17. It was also Sunday’s #1 prime program in viewers.
This was 12th time over 17 broadcasts that 60 MINUTES made the top 10.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured a Scott Pelley interview with the former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, and a report by Lesley Stahl about some of the Nigerian women kidnapped and held for three years by the Islamic militants Boko Haram.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.
Follow 60 MINUTES on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” BEAT CLOSEST COMPETITION BY LARGEST MARGIN OF THE SEASON LAST WEEK ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS
LIVE POST-STATE OF THE UNION SHOW
WITH THE “CBS THIS MORNING” TEAM SCORED 4.60 MILLION
LIVE PLUS 3-DAY VIEWERS
OVER SEVEN MILLION VIEWERS SAMPLED “THE LATE SHOW”
AFTER THE BIG GAME
Last week (week #20 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT posted its largest margin of victory in viewers this season over “The Tonight Show” with a week of first-run episodes (3.96m versus 2.34m, +1.62m). THE LATE SHOW also beat “Tonight” in adults 25-54 (0.8 versus 0.7) and adults 18-49 (0.6 versus 0.5). THE LATE SHOW has delivered more than 3.5 million viewers every first-run week this season. (Source: Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings.) 

Tuesday’s live show after the State of the Union address delivered 4.60 million viewers, 1.0/06 in adults 25-54 and 0.7/05 in adults 18-49 with live plus 3-day ratings. The broadcast posted the season’s second largest live plus 3-day audience (behind the Nov. 30, 2018 broadcast with Michelle Obama) and best Tuesday performance since April 17, 2018 (with James Comey). In adults 25-54, THE LATE SHOW posted a season-best live plus 3-day rating with its best delivery since April 17, 2018. THE LATE SHOW also matched Nov. 6, 2018 (election night) for the season’s top live plus 3-day adults 18-49 rating.

Additionally, 7 million viewers watched all or part of Stephen’s post-Super Bowl show with 62% of those viewers being new to the program this season. (Source: Nielsen NPower, 9/24/18 – 2/3/19, based on average weekly reach.)

Season-to-date, LATE SHOW (3.77m) leads “The Tonight Show” (2.47m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.07m) by more than 1 million viewers and is tied for #1 in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) and adults 18-49 (0.5/04).

FOUR NIGHTLY WINS AND SOLID GRAMMY VIEWERSHIP DRIVE CBS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEKLY CROWN
THE NEIGHBORHOOD” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE PREMIERE
MAN WITH A PLAN” PREMIERE UP FROM LAST SEASON’S DEBUT EPISODE
THE BIG BANG THEORY” AND “YOUNG SHELDON”
SCORE SEASON-BEST NUMBERS;
BIG BANG” IS WEEK’S TOP SERIES
CBS WINS ANOTHER FRIDAY
ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL” SCORES SATURDAY
THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS” WINS SUNDAY
WITH 20 MILLION VIEWERS

CBS was in charge once again last week (week 20 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), beating the competition in all key measures and winning the viewer and demo crowns yet again, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 10.

For week 20, CBS won four out of the six rated days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Tuesday was the State of the Union speech and had an average of 7.67 million viewers, beating NBC (4.89m), ABC (4.07m) and FOX (2.79m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.56 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.96m), followed by FOX (6.42m) and ABC (5.34m).

CBS also won over the competition in key demos with a 2.3/8 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/8 in adults 18-49. The other networks’ numbers are listed in the chart at the bottom of this release.

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was second in viewers (7.57m) with its largest audience number since its Oct. 1, 2018 series premiere and a series-best adults 18-49 rating (1.4). Following at 8:30 PM, the season premiere of MAN WITH A PLAN delivered 6.19 million viewers, up +15% from last season’s premiere (5.38m). Rounding out Monday, BULL was the night’s #1 drama and was first in viewers (6.38m).

On Thursday night, CBS was first in viewers (7.64m), adults 25-54 (2.1/08) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06). At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was tops for the night in viewers (14.15m), adults 25-54 (4.1/15) and adults 18-49 (2.6/12), posting season-best performances in all three measures. At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (12.13m), adults 25-54 (3.2/11) and adults 18-49 (2.0/09), also with season-best deliveries in viewers and key demos.

Also on Thursday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION was first in adults 18-49, while S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.01m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.8/04).

CBS continued its Friday dominance as the Network was again first in viewers (5.45m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04) – remaining the most-watched broadcaster for the 18th time in 20 Fridays. BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION from 8:00 to 10:00 PM was first in viewers (4.37m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05), adults 18-49 (1.0/05), while BLUE BLOODS finished first in viewers (7.62m) and remained Friday’s top program.

On Saturday, the inaugural games of the Alliance of American Football delivered 3.26m viewers, 1.1/04 in adults 25-54, 0.9/04 in adults 18-49 - winning the night in these measures.

On Sunday, CBS won the night in viewers (16.83m), adults 25-54 (5.5/18) and adults 18-49 (4.6/18). CBS more than doubled NBC, ABC and FOX combined in viewers (vs. 7.93m, +112%), adults 25-54 (vs. 2.5, +120%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 1.7, +171%). THE GRAMMYS RED CARPET (S) was first in viewers (7.06m), adults 25-54 (1.9/07) and adults 18-49 (1.5/07), while THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (S) (8:00-11:11 PM) delivered 19.88m viewers – dominating the 8:00-11:00 PM time slot. THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS was Sunday’s #1 program in viewers and key demos while posting the largest primetime audience and best demo deliveries for any non-sports/non-Super Bowl Sunday programming this season.
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #20 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/10/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
7,672
NBC
4,893
ABC
4,071
FOX
2,792
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.3
8
NBC
1.2
4
ABC
1.2
4
FOX
1.0
3
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.7
8
NBC
0.8
4
ABC
0.9
4
FOX
0.7
3
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/10/19)


VIEWERS



CBS
9,557
NBC
7,955
ABC
5,335
FOX
6,421
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.4
8
NBC
2.4
8
ABC
1.6
5
FOX
2.3
8
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.7
7
NBC
1.9
8
ABC
1.2
5
FOX
1.8
8


“THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®” SCORES 20 MILLION VIEWERS

CBS Broadcast Delivers the Largest Primetime Audience
for Any Non-Sports or Super Bowl Sunday Programming in the 2018-2019 Season
Nielsen Estimates that Over 41 Million Viewers Watched
At Least a Portion of the Grammy Broadcast
2019 GRAMMYS Is Most Social Television Event in Past Two Years



THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS delivered 19.9 million viewers, up from last year’s 19.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen time-zone-adjusted fast national ratings for Sunday, Feb. 10. The GRAMMY telecast also won the night in key demos (6.7 in adults 25-54 and 5.6 in adults 18-49). This was the largest primetime audience and best demo deliveries for any non-sports/non-Super Bowl Sunday programming in the 2018-2019 season.



Additionally, Nielsen Media Research estimates that over 41 million viewers watched all or part of the broadcast (based on a six-minute qualifier).



According to social media analytics platform Netbase, THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS was the most social television event in the past two years. Conversation related to performers, presenters and the program drove more social impressions the day of the event than any Awards Show or Super Bowl in 2018 or 2019. 



Additionally, according to the social analytics platform ListenFirst, the show was up more than +200% over the previous year’s Digital Audience Rating for the GRAMMYS, and was the most social awards show of the year.



Across digital platforms, THE GRAMMY AWARDS also experienced double-digit growth in unique viewers and time spent on CBS All Access. 



CBS will also release a preliminary Out of Home and digital report that will give a much fuller picture of the Grammy Awards’ total viewership across all platforms when available.

CBS' Super Bowl LIII Seen by Additional 12 Million "Out of Home" Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 3.

[via press release from CBS] CBS' SUPER BOWL LIII SEEN BY ADDITIONAL 12 MILLION "OUT OF HOME" VIEWERS
"Out of Home" Viewing Metric Provides a More Comprehensive View of TV Audiences
Viewership for the CBS Television Network's coverage of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:32-10:05 PM, ET) featuring the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams has increased by 12 million viewers based on Nielsen's "Out of Home" viewing metric.

Nielsen's "Out of Home" viewing metric provides a more comprehensive view of linear TV viewing habits and a more complete picture of media consumption, by collecting television viewing outside of the viewer's primary home in locations such as other people's homes, bars, restaurants and hotels.
With the Nielsen "Out of Home" viewing audience added, Super Bowl LIII now registers a Total Audience Delivery of 112.7 million viewers, across all platforms including CBS Television Network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties and ESPN Deportes television and digital properties.


“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” EASILY SURPASSED 4 MILLION VIEWERS LAST WEEK FOR LARGEST AVERAGE WEEKLY AUDIENCE SINCE JANUARY 2018 AND FOURTH-BEST WEEK EVER ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS

LAST NIGHT’S LIVE POST-STATE OF THE UNION SHOW
WITH THE “CBS THIS MORNING” TEAM SCORED 3.75 MILLION
LIVE PLUS SAME DAY VIEWERS
For the week ending Feb. 1 (week #19 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT (4.09m) continued on a strong growth trend, beating both “The Tonight Show” by +60% (versus 2.56m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” by +93% (versus 2.12m), according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW posted its largest weekly audience and delivered over 4 million viewers for the first time since the week ending Jan. 5, 2018. This was THE LATE SHOW’s fourth-best week ever and the 10th time the show has averaged at least 4 million viewers in a week.

Last night, a special LIVE show following the State of the Union address with the team from CBS THIS MORNING (pictured left to right: Bianna Golodryga, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson and Gayle King) attracted 3.75 million viewers, the show’s third-largest live plus same day weeknight audience this season (behind Michelle Obama on Nov. 30, 2018 and Julia Roberts on Dec. 4, 2018).

A link to Stephen’s live monologue from last night is attached here:

Season-to-date, most current, THE LATE SHOW (3.76m) leads “The Tonight Show” (2.48m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.06m) by more than 1 million viewers and is tied for the top spot in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) and adults 18-49 (0.5/04).

CBS DAYTIME GAME SHOWS “LET’S MAKE A DEAL” AND “THE PRICE IS RIGHT” SCORE FULL YEAR HIGHS
For the week ending Feb. 1, LET’S MAKE A DEAL (1&2) and THE PRICE IS RIGHT (1&2) all posted full year ratings highs, including:

LET’S MAKE A DEAL (one) attracted 3.33 million viewers, and LET’S MAKE A DEAL (two) reached 3.78 million viewers – both shows’ largest audience since the week ending January 19, 2018.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT (one) attracted an average of 5.14 million viewers, and THE PRICE IS RIGHT (two) scored 5.87 million viewers – also both programs’ best viewer numbers since the week ending Jan. 19, 2018. 

Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019.

“THE TALK” POSTS BEST WEEKLY METERED MARKET NUMBER IN FULL YEAR
Also Posts Best Women 18-49 Rating This Season
For the week ending Feb. 1 (week #19 of the 2018-2019 season), THE TALK averaged 2.63 million viewers - the show’s best weekly performance since the week ending Feb. 9, 2018. The daytime series also posted a 0.5, the show’s best Women 18-49 rating this season. Guests last week included James Brolin (LIFE IN PIECES), Marcia Gay Harden, Tim Allen, Dr. Phil McGraw and Matt LeBlanc (MAN WITH A PLAN).
Source: Nielsen Live + Same Day Ratings for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019.

WE’LL KEEP IT SIMPLE… CBS BEAT ALL OTHER NETWORKS COMBINED BY A BUNCH LAST WEEK

NETWORK DOMINATES WITH SUPER BOWL AND MOST-WATCHED WEEK
FOR ANY BROADCASTER SINCE LAST YEAR’S BIG GAME
SUPER BOWL DELIVERS TOTAL AUDIENCE OF OVER 100 MILLION VIEWERS ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS
SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2016
THE WORLD’S BEST” OFFERS UP MOST-WATCHED SERIES PREMIERE
IN NINE YEARS

CBS had another dominant week (week 19 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), beating the combined competition in all key measures for the second time in three weeks, and winning the viewer and demo crowns with the most-watched week for any network since last year’s Super Bowl LII, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 3.

For week 19, CBS won four days (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and had an average of 20.91 million viewers, beating NBC (4.17m), ABC (3.81m) and FOX (2.87m) combined. Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.55 million viewers, and NBC is second (8.01m), followed by FOX (6.52m) and ABC (5.31m).

CBS also won over the combined competition in key demos with a 6.8/22 in adults 25-54 and 5.8/23 in adults 18-49. The other networks’ numbers are listed in the chart at the bottom of this release.

On Tuesday, SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS was first in viewers (7.93m). The show was the night’s #1 program in viewers, posting its largest audience since 2016. From 9:00-11:00 PM, encores of NCIS and FBI were the most-watched in their respective hours as well.

On Wednesday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION was on top in A18-49 (1.2/05, tied with both ABC and FOX). CRIMINAL MINDS at 10:00 PM was also first in A18-49 (0.8/04) – posting its largest audience since Jan. 2 (4.73m viewers, +280,000 viewers, from 4.45m last week, +6%). 

On Thursday, CBS was tops in viewers (8.56m), A25-54 (2.2/08) and A18-49 (1.4/06) – finishing first in every half-hour in these measures. THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.66m), A25-54 (3.8/13) and A18-49 (2.4/11) and was the night’s #1 program in all these measures, while posting a season-best viewer delivery. YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (11.58m), A25-54 (3.0/10) and A18-49 (1.8/08). 

At 9:00 PM, MOM was also first in viewers (8.56m), A25-54 (2.1/07) and A18-49 (1.3/06), while new series FAM finished on top as well – viewers (6.05m), A25-54 (1.6/06) and tied for first in A18-49 (1.0/04). Compared to last week, FAM grew a lot – up +14% in A25-54 (from 1.4/05), +25% in A18-49 (from 0.8/04) and added +1.02m viewers (from 5.03m, +20%). FAM posted its best viewers and A18-49 deliveries since its series premiere. S.W.A.T. returned at 10:00 PM to finish first in viewers (5.68m) and A25-54 (1.4/05) and tied for first in A18-49 (0.9/04).

As usual, CBS took Friday (17th time in 19 weeks) as MACGYVER was #1 in viewers (6.96m), posting its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 (the same night last year). HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in viewers (7.87m) and was the night’s #2 most-watched program behind BLUE BLOODS, which was first in viewers (9.13m), A25-54 (1.3/05) and A18-49 (0.8/04). BLUE BLOODS also posted its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 (the same night last year).

On Saturday, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION at 8:00 PM was first in viewers (3.28m) and A25-54 (1.1/04) and tied for first in A18-49 (0.7/04). From 9:00-11:00 PM, THE NFL HONORS was the most-watched entertainment program of the evening with 3.41 million viewers.

CBS Sports has covered SUPER BOWL LIII, but we’ll just say that the game delivered a total audience of over 100 million viewers across all linear and digital platforms. 

Following the game, the new competition series THE WORLD’S BEST delivered 22.21 million viewers, a 7.8/27 in A25-54 and 7.0/28 in A18-49. THE WORLD’S BEST scored the largest audience for a series premiere since UNDERCOVER BOSS on Feb. 7, 2010 and the best demo delivery since the Sept. 19, 2011 series premiere of “2 Broke Girls.”

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #19 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 2/3/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
20,909
NBC
4.173
ABC
3,808
FOX
2,885
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
6.8
22
NBC
1.1
4
ABC
1.1
4
FOX
1.0
3
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
5.8
23
NBC
0.8
3
ABC
0.9
4
FOX
0.7
3
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/3/19)


VIEWERS



CBS
9,550
NBC
8,012
ABC
5,301
FOX
6,516
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.4
8
NBC
2.5
9
ABC
1.6
5
FOX
2.3
8
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.7
7
NBC
1.9
8
ABC
1.2
5
FOX
1.9
8

Super Bowl LIII Draws Total Viewership of 100.7 Million
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 3.

[via press release from CBS] SUPER BOWL LIII DRAWS TOTAL VIEWERSHIP OF 100.7 MILLION

Super Bowl LIII Was Watched in All-or-Part by 149.0 Million Viewers on CBS
Super Bowl LIII Sets Super Bowl Digital Viewership Records, Averaging 2.6 Million Viewers per Minute

CBS All Access Sets New Records for Subscriber Sign-Ups, Viewers and Time Spent
The CBS Television Network's coverage of Super Bowl LIII featuring the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:32-10:05 PM, ET) posted a Total Audience Delivery of 100.7 million viewers, across all platforms including CBS Television Network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties and ESPN Deportes television and digital properties.

Super Bowl LIII was watched on CBS in all-or-part* by 149.0 million (Persons 2+) viewers on an all-or-part basis according to Nielsen's Fast Total Audience Estimates.

Streaming coverage of Super Bowl LIII set viewership records, with the game streamed across more platforms than ever. Across 7.5 million unique devices, up +20% from last year, viewers consumed more than 560 million total minutes of live game coverage, up +19% from last year. The average minute audience of 2.6 million viewers during the game window is up +31% year-over-year.
The live stream was available unauthenticated on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app across devices, NFL.com and the NFL app across devices, and Verizon Media mobile properties (including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo, AOL, AOL Sports and Tumblr). The game also was available to stream live via the CBS All Access subscription service and for authenticated users on ESPN Deportes digital properties.

Super Bowl Sunday delivered a record-breaking day on CBS All Access in terms of new subscriber sign-ups, unique viewers, and time spent. Sunday surpassed prior single-day records by +84% in subscriber sign-ups, +46% in unique viewers, and +76% in time spent on CBS All Access across all content and digital platforms.

The home markets of CBS Owned and Operated stations in Los Angeles and Boston scored with viewership as the most-watched Super Bowl ever on KCBS (Los Angeles) and WBZ (Boston).
The special Sunday premiere of THE WORLD'S BEST averaged 22.22 million viewers and was CBS' most-watched post-Super Bowl show, and the most-watched series premiere on any network in nine years (since the series premiere of UNDERCOVER BOSS following Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010). Later in the evening (following late local news in most markets), a special Sunday episode of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT scored 5.52 million viewers, the show's third-highest viewer total ever.
*(watched at least six minutes of the television telecast)

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