Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CBS Ratings - March 2019

OUR “MELANIAS” ARE VERY PLEASED THAT “THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” HAS REACHED OVER 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS EVERY FIRST-RUN WEEK THIS SEASON ACCORDING TO NIELSEN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY NUMBERS
Last week (week #25 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season), THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT delivered 3.69 million viewers, 0.7 in adults 25-54 and 0.5 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day ratings. THE LATE SHOW 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 +1.38 million viewers (vs. 2.31m) after leading by +900,000 with same day viewers (vs. 2.18m). THE LATE SHOW also remained tied with “Tonight” in adults 18-49 (0.5, each).

    Season-to-date, THE LATE SHOW (3.80m) leads “The Tonight Show” (2.48m) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.09m) by more than one-million viewers, and is 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).

“60 MINUTES” IS #3, MAKES TOP FIVE FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK AND THE 12th TIME THIS SEASON

CBS Newsmagazine Is Sunday’s #1 Prime Program
60 MINUTES made the top five for the third straight week and the 12th time this season. The CBS newsmagazine drew 10.1 million viewers to land at #3, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, March 17. It was also Sunday’s #1 prime program in viewers.
This was the 15th time over 20 broadcasts that 60 MINUTES made the top 10.
On Sunday’s program, Scott Pelley reported on Americans serving in Cuba and now China who say they suffered serious brain injuries from mysterious attacks. Sharyn Alfonsi reported on a venture capital fund run by AOL founder Steve Case aimed at investing in America’s heartland, and Anderson Cooper reported on the mecca of the very rich: Monaco.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.
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CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 17
CBS IS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK AGAIN…
THAT’S EIGHT OUT OF NINE WEEKS
THE NETWORK WAS #1 ON FIVE NIGHTS
NCIS” STEPS UP AS WEEK’S MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM
FBI” WAS WEEK’S TOP NEW SERIES
60 MINUTES” WAS #1 ON SUNDAY
CBS was once again the most-watched network during week 25 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 17. CBS has been the most-watched network for eight out of the past nine weeks.

For week 24, CBS had an average of 6.00 million weekly viewers, beating ABC (5.06m), NBC (4.50m) and FOX (2.65m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.21 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.69m), followed by FOX (6.02m) and ABC (5.62m). The Network was #1 in viewers on five nights – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.34m) as NCIS at 8:00 PM was the night’s (and the week’s) most-watched series with 12.08 million viewers. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers (8.95m), as was NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 PM (6.98m).

On Wednesday, CBS was tops in viewers (4.93m) as SURVIVOR led the way with an audience of 7.53 million.

On Thursday, on a night of mostly encores, CBS was still the most-watched network (5.11m). A repeat episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY topped the night with 7.63 million viewers. At 8:30 PM, a special original episode of FAM was second in viewers (5.75m), while at 9:00 PM an encore of YOUNG SHELDON was #1 with 5.47 million viewers. At 9:30 PM, FAM, in its usual time period, was second in viewers (4.54m), as was a S.W.A.T. encore at 10:00 PM (3.55m).

On Friday night, CBS was once again tops in viewers (6.64m) for the 23rd time in 25 Fridays this season. MACGYVER was first in viewers (5.64m), as was HAWAII FIVE-0 (6.54m). At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS was the most-watched show of the night with 7.84 million viewers.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (7.93m) as 60 MINUTES was the top show of the night with 10.10 million viewers. GOD FRIENDED ME was also on top (7.73m), adding +1.10 million viewers from last week. At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the most-watched program in its hour, also adding +1.49 million viewers week over week and scoring its largest audience since its Sept. 30, 2018 season premiere. Finally, at 10:00 PM, MADAM SECRETARY was first in viewers (5.43m).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #25 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 3/17/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
5,996
NBC
4,495
ABC
5,055
FOX
2,652
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.1
4
NBC
1.2
4
ABC
1.4
5
FOX
1.0
4
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
0.7
3
NBC
0.8
4
ABC
1.1
5
FOX
0.7
3
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-3/17/19)


VIEWERS



CBS
9,206
NBC
7,693
ABC
5,624
FOX
6,019
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.3
8
NBC
2.3
8
ABC
1.7
6
FOX
2.2
7
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.6
7
NBC
1.8
8
ABC
1.3
6
FOX
1.7
7

“48 HOURS: OUT OF REACH” IS SATURDAY’S #1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS
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48 HOURS: “Out of Reach” was Saturday’s #1 primetime program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 9. The broadcast delivered 3.72 million viewers and a 0.7/03 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news.
Saturday’s broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS’ investigation into the 1988 death of Carolyn Abel more than 30 years ago in South Korea, and the loophole in U.S. laws that means the suspected killer may never face trial. Abel, an English teacher, was found brutally murdered in her Seoul apartment. Her home was ransacked, and it looked like a robbery gone bad.
Soon after the murder, John Boatwright, a chief of detectives from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, was brought in to help South Korean investigators. He was convinced the killer knew Abel. He got a tip to interview the two American teachers who found Abel: fellow English teachers Sandra Ames and Kathy Patrick. Patrick had already returned home to Washington State, but Ames was still in Seoul. In his interviews with Ames, she told him that the night of the murder, Patrick had confessed to killing Abel, and the two of them returned to the scene to make it look like a robbery. Ames ultimately pleaded guilty to two charges tied to the cover-up. Boatwright says he believes Patrick murdered Abel. South Korean officials issued a warrant for Patrick’s arrest, but U.S. officials were powerless to enforce it. The two countries lacked an extradition treaty at the time.
48 HOURS: “Out of Reach” featured interviews with Abel’s family and friends as well as investigators, and Van Sant also talks with Patrick, who is now a student advisor at Western Washington University in Bellingham.
“I have to say that I’m innocent,” Patrick told Van Sant.
48 HOURS: “Out of Reach” is produced by Chris O’Connell and Lauren Clark. Gilad Thaler and Lindsey Schwartz are the field producers. Mike Baluzy, Maria Barrow, Jack Pyle, Phil Tangel and Marcus Balsam are the editors. Gayle Zimmerman is the senior producer. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
Follow 48 HOURS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Listen to podcasts at Radio.com

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 10
CBS IS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK FOR SEVEN OUT OF LAST EIGHT WEEKS
THE BIG BANG THEORY” WAS WEEK’S MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM
BLUE BLOODS” WAS WEEK’S TOP DRAMA
60 MINUTES” WAS #1 ON SUNDAY

CBS was once again the most-watched network during week 24 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 10. CBS has been the most-watched network for seven out of the past eight weeks.

For week 24, CBS had an average of 5.75 million weekly viewers, beating ABC (5.30m), NBC (4.72m) and FOX (2.50m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.27 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.76m), followed by FOX (6.10m) and ABC (5.57m).

On Wednesday, CBS was second in viewers (4.38m) while SURVIVOR was first in adults 18-49 (1.5/07, tie).

On Thursday, CBS was first in viewers (8.31m), adults 25-54 (2.1/08) and adults 18-49 (1.3/06). CBS was first in every half-hour in viewers and key demos. THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (12.99m), adults 25-54 (3.3/13) and adults 18-49 (2.1/10) and was the night’s #1 program across the board. YOUNG SHELDON was #1 in its time period in viewers (11.57m), adults 25-54 (2.7/10) and adults 18-49 (1.7/08). MOM also topped its half-hour in viewers (8.30m), adults 25-54 (2.1/08) and adults 18-49 (1.2/06). At 9:30 PM, FAM was first in viewers (5.68m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and tied for first adults 18-49 (0.9/04). Rounding out the night, S.W.A.T. was first in viewers (5.58m), adults 25-54 (1.4/06) and adults 18-49 (0.9/05).

On Friday, CBS was once again first in viewers (7.36m), adults 25-54 (1.5/06) and adults 18-49 (1.0/05) – winning every half-hour in these measures. CBS was first in viewers for the 22nd time in 24 Fridays. CBS NEWS: THE GAYLE KING INTERVIEW WITH R. KELLY was the top-ranked show in its hour in viewers (6.56m), adults 25-54 (1.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.2/06). CBS posted the time period’s best adults 25-54 delivery since August 18, 2017 (BIG BROTHER SPECIAL) and best adults 18-49 delivery since March 23, 2018 (NCAA Men’s Basketball). HAWAII FIVE-0 at 9:00 PM was first in viewers (7.27m), adults 25-54 (1.4/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/05). Rounding out the night, BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (8.26m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). BLUE BLOODS was the night’s #1 program in viewers and the week’s top drama.

On Sunday, 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (8.60m) and was Sunday’s most-watched program. At 8:00 PM, GOD FRIENDED ME was second in viewers (6.63m) and was the night’s #1 scripted program. From 9:00-11:00 PM, the special ARETHA! A GRAMMY CELEBRATION FOR THE QUEEN OF SOUL was second in viewers (5.41m).
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #24 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 3/10/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
5,748
NBC
4,721
ABC
5,299
FOX
2,502
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.2
4
NBC
1.3
5
ABC
1.4
5
FOX
0.9
3
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
0.8
4
NBC
0.9
4
ABC
1.1
5
FOX
0.6
3
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-3/10/19)


VIEWERS



CBS
9,272
NBC
7,760
ABC
5,570
FOX
6,096
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.3
8
NBC
2.4
8
ABC
1.7
6
FOX
2.2
8
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.6
7
NBC
1.8
8
ABC
1.3
6
FOX
1.7
7

“60 MINUTES” MAKES TOP FIVE FOR THE 11th TIME THIS SEASON, RANKS #5 FOR THE WEEK
CBS Newsmagazine Is Sunday’s #1 Prime Program
60 MINUTES made the top five for the 11th time this season. The CBS newsmagazine drew 8.6 million viewers to land at #5, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, March 10. It was also Sunday’s #1 prime program in viewers.
This was 14th time over 19 broadcasts that 60 MINUTES made the top 10.
Sunday’s program featured a rare interview with a sitting chair of the Federal Reserve by Scott Pelley; Lesley Stahl’s story on a the new strategy and power of the ACLU; and a report on a successful clinical trial for a gene therapy that could be the cure for sickle cell anemia, from Dr. Jon LaPook.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.
Follow 60 MINUTES on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

CBS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 3
CBS RETURNS AS MOST-WATCHED NETWORK;
HOLDS TITLE FOR SIX OUT OF LAST SEVEN WEEKS
NETWORK WON TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY
NCIS” WAS WEEK’S MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM
THE NEIGHBORHOOD” WAS MONDAY’S TOP SCRIPTED SERIES
MAN WITH A PLAN” POSTS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE SEASON PREMIERE WHILE “MAGNUM P.I.” BEST SINCE SERIES PREMIERE
FBI” SCORES LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE DECEMBER 

CBS returned to the top spot as the most-watched network last week, winning four nights (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) during week 23 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 3. CBS has been the most-watched network for six out of the past seven weeks.

For week 23, CBS had an average of 5.92 million weekly viewers, beating NBC (5.36m), ABC (4.83m) and FOX (3.44m). Season-to-date, CBS is first with 9.34 million viewers, and NBC is second (7.80m), followed by FOX (6.19m) and ABC (5.51m).

On Monday, THE NEIGHBORHOOD (7.06m) was up +6% in adults 25-54 (1.8/07 from 1.7/06) and +9% in adults 18-49 (1.2/05 from 1.1/05) and added +610,000 viewers (from 6.45m, +10%) compared to last week. THE NEIGHBORHOOD posted its third-largest audience of the season and was the night’s #1 scripted series in viewers. MAN WITH A PLAN (5.94m) was up +7% in adults 25-54 (1.5/05 from 1.4/05) and +11% in adults 18-49 (1.0/04 from 0.9/04) and added +680,000 viewers (from 5.26m, +13%) compared to last week. MAN WITH A PLAN posted its largest audience since its season premiere.

At 9:00 PM, MAGNUM P.I. (6.29m) was up +17% in adults 25-54 (1.4/04 from 1.2/04) and +13% in adults 18-49 (0.9/04 from 0.8/03) and added +320,000 viewers (from 5.97m, +5%) compared to last week. MAGNUM P.I. posted its largest audience since its series premiere. Rounding out Monday, BULL was first in viewers (6.72m). 

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (9.47m), as NCIS kicked off the night as the week’s most-watched show with 11.77 million viewers. At 9:00 PM, FBI was first in viewers and posted its largest audience since Dec. 4, 2018. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was also first in viewers (7.19m).

Thursday was primarily a night of encores on CBS, but the Network was still first in viewers with 5.77 million. At 9:30 PM, new comedy FAM was an original, finishing first in viewers with 5.09 million.

On Friday, CBS was once again #1 for the 21st time this season as encores of HAWAII FIVE-0 (4.28m) and BLUE BLOODS (5.19m) both topped their respective hours.

On Sunday, CBS was also first in viewers (7.32m) as 60 MINUTES scored 10.24 million viewers and was the night’s most-watched program. GOD FRIENDED ME was second with 6.86 million, as was NCIS: LOS ANGELES (6.97m), which had its largest audience since Jan. 13. Rounding out the night, MADAM SECRETARY was first in viewers (5.19m). All three dramas were the night’s top three scripted programs in viewers.
NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #23 of 2018-2019 Season (ending: 3/3/19)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
5,917
NBC
5,360
ABC
4,830
FOX
3,441
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.1
4
NBC
1.4
5
ABC
1.4
5
FOX
1.3
4
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
0.7
3
NBC
1.0
5
ABC
1.1
5
FOX
0.9
4
SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/24/18-2/3/19)


VIEWERS



CBS
9,337
NBC
7,804
ABC
5,513
FOX
6,193
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
2.3
8
NBC
2.4
8
ABC
1.6
6
FOX
2.2
8
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.7
7
NBC
1.8
8
ABC
1.3
5
FOX
1.8
8

“60 MINUTES” IS #5; MAKES TOP FIVE FOR 10TH TIME THIS SEASON
CBS Newsmagazine Is Sunday’s # 1 Prime Program
60 MINUTES ranked #5 for the week, making the top five for the 10th time this season. The CBS newsmagazine drew 10.24 million viewers according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, March 3. It was also Sunday’s #1 prime program in viewers.
This was 13th time over 18 broadcasts that 60 MINUTES made the top 10.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured a Steve Kroft report about a lawsuit filed on behalf of children charging the U.S. government failed to protect them from climate change; an investigation into U.S. railway safety by Lesley Stahl; and Sharyn Alfonsi’s report about efforts to engage girls at a younger age to narrow the gender gap in the computer science workforce.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.
Follow 60 MINUTES on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
“48 HOURS: FATAL CROSSING” IS SATURDAY’S #1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS





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48 HOURS: “Fatal Crossing” was Saturday’s #1 primetime program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 2. The broadcast delivered 4.12 million viewers and a 0.7/03 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news.
Saturday’s broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS’ investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Kadie Major and her 10-month-old daughter, River Lynn, who were found dead along railroad tracks in South Carolina in 2008, and the search for what happened. It is a case about unusual deaths, an unusual reaction by a husband who lost a wife, a daughter and an unborn child, and a mother unwilling to give up the search for answers. It is also a case that got new life when 48 HOURS producers began asking questions of a new sheriff who was willing to have his team take a second look.
Major, who was married, was found dead alongside a section of railroad tracks in Moncks Corner, S.C. Her little daughter was found drowned in a pond 100 feet away. Law enforcement initially believed it was a murder-suicide and said a note found in Major’s pocket was a piece of compelling evidence showing that she was delusional at the time.
Major’s family never believed she was delusional or that she would take her own life. She was happy, they say, and also five months pregnant with a son she hoped to name Aadon. She had married the love of her life, Aaron Major, in 2003. She had no reason to take her life.
Kadie Major’s mother, Vicky Hall, vowed to get to the bottom of what happened and pressured investigators. Hall started her own investigation. But then her work on the case slowed down. In 2015, seven years after her daughter’s death, a 48 HOURS producer reached out about her investigation.
In 2015 48 HOURS approached the new Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis. He asked his newly formed cold case squad to look into the Major case. A decade after her daughter’s death, Hall finally got her chance to talk with detectives about her case and 48 HOURS was there. In September of 2018, Lewis announced at a press conference that the case had been reopened
Was it a murder-suicide as investigators initially reported? Or were Kadie Major and her baby daughter murdered?
48 HOURS: “Fatal Crossing” is produced by Liza Finley and Ryan N. Smith. Lauren A. White is the field producer. David Dow is the associate producer. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
Follow 48 HOURS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Listen to podcasts at Radio.com.

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