Friday, December 6, 2019

CBS Ratings - December 2019

For the week ending Sunday, Dec. 1 (week 10 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), in live plus 3-day lift, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT beat its closest competition (“The Tonight Show”) by +48% in viewers (3.66m versus 2.48m). In viewers, THE LATE SHOW has won every first-run week this season.
Source: Nielsen live plus 3-day rating for week ending Dec. 1. 

NOTE: The broadcast networks had the option to “special out” programming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to Thanksgiving. CBS specialed out late night rebroadcasts on Thursday and Friday. NBC delayed Thursday’s and Sunday’s broadcasts due to football with regular titles and specialed out a rebroadcast on Friday.
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CBS SUNDAY MORNING recorded its 570th consecutive week as America’s #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 1. The broadcast also hit its 166th consecutive week as the #1 Sunday morning news program with adults 25-54.
Sunday’s broadcast delivered 5.64 million viewers and 1.143 million adults in the 25-54 demographic, which is most desired by those who advertise in news.
Lee Cowan anchored the broadcast, which featured David Pogue’s cover story on GPS—the world’s Global Positioning System. Also on the broadcast was Cowan’s interview with Alec Cabacungan, widely recognized as the TV spokesperson for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Seth Doane reported on a woman who inherited 262 cemetery plots and used that unusual gift to help others in need. Contributor Luke Burbank sat down with singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, whose breakout album Jagged Little Pill has become a Broadway show written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Serena Altschul visited with a family that makes their living as models for catalogs, to find out how they all got there and what their lives are like. Tracy Smith caught up with Jonathan Pryce and Sir Anthony Hopkins, the stars of the Netflix film “The Two Popes.” And Faith Salie weighed in on the current debate over the use of the term “OK Boomer” to refer to a group of a certain age.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING with Jane Pauley is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
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Broadcast Also Makes the Top 10 List in Key Demos
60 MINUTES drew 12.53 million viewers Sunday to land at #5 for the week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 1. The broadcast also made the top 10 in the key demos, delivering a 2.7/09 in adults 25-54, good for #7 and tying for #8 with a 1.9/08 in adults 18-49.
Compared to the same night last year, 60 MINUTES was up +59 percent in adults 25-54, +73 percent in adults 18-49 and +20 percent in viewers. 60 MINUTES was Sunday’s #1 non-sports program in viewers.
It was the seventh time in 10 weeks this season that 60 MINUTES made the Nielsen top 10.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured Lesley Stahl’s report on YouTube, a look at the homeless crisis in Seattle by Anderson Cooper, and Scott Pelley’s story about a Christmas pilgrimage to the spectacular and mysterious holy site of Lalibela in Ethiopia.
Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s most-watched news program.
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