Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CBS Ratings - January 2020

WITH A LIVE BROADCAST FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, “THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” BEATS COMBINED COMPETITION WITH 3.28 MILLION VIEWERS IN LIVE PLUS SAME DAY RATINGS

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT”
WINS FIRST ORIGINAL WEEK OF YEAR IN LIVE PLUS 3-DAY RATINGS
(Week 16 of 2019-2020 Season)
With a live broadcast following last night’s Democratic debate, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, with special guest Michael Bloomberg, beat the combined competition (3.28m versus 2.97m) according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same-day fast affiliate ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Additionally, for the week ending Friday, Jan. 10 (week 16 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 +80% in viewers (3.63m versus 2.02m). In viewers, THE LATE SHOW has won every first-run week this season. 

Colbert’s first monologue of the year has amassed over 3.7 million views on YouTube. Also, THE LATE SHOW was the #1 late night show in views of current content for the week of Jan. 6. (Source: Tubular Labs).

With live plus 3-day and live plus 7-day ratings this season, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT delivers 3.69 million viewers, 0.7 in adults 25-54 and 0.5 in adults 18-49 – leading among all the late night programs in these measures. THE LATE SHOW leads second-place NBC (2.02m) by +81% and third-place ABC (1.95m) by +88%. (Source: Nielsen most current ratings through the week ending Friday, Jan. 10).
Most Current averages through Jan. 10

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CBS TAKES OVER SEASON LEAD AS “AMERICA’S MOST-WATCHED NETWORK”
This Just In…
According to Nielsen’s most current ratings through week 16 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season (week ending 1/12/20), CBS has taken over the seasonal viewership lead with an average audience of 7.96 million viewers.
Current season-to-date viewership numbers are as follows (Source: Nielsen Most Current Ratings through 1/12/20):
CBS – 7.96 million
NBC – 7.76 million
FOX – 7.01 million
ABC – 5.34 million

CBS DAYTIME STARTS NEW YEAR STRONG
THE TALK” AND “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”
BOTH POST BEST WEEK IN TWO MONTHS

For the week ending Friday, Jan. 10 (week #16), THE TALK scored 2.09 million viewers, and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL attracted 3.26 million viewers – both shows’ most-watched week in two months (since Nov. 15, 2019).

Guests for last week on THE TALK included: the cast of CBS’ CRIMINAL MINDS, including Paget Brewster, AJ Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna, Adam Rodriguez, Aisha Tyler and Kirsten Vangsness; Tim Allen; Lisa Vanderpump; and RuPaul.

Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 10.

“60 MINUTES” IN THE TOP 10 FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT TIME
CBS Newsmagazine Makes the List in Key Demos, Too
60 MINUTES made the Nielsen top 10 list for a fifth straight time, drawing 10.12 million viewers to land at #8, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 12. It was the 11th time this season that 60 MINUTES made the top 10.
The CBS newsmagazine also made the prestigious list in the key demos, scoring a 2.1/07 in adults 25-54 to tie at #8 and a 1.5/06 among adults 18-49 to tie for #9.
60 MINUTES was Sunday’s #1 non-sports program in viewers.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured John Dickerson’s report on the climate-change-related historic flooding in Venice, Italy; an Anderson Cooper profile of Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix; and a profile of the #1 tennis player, Rafael Nadal, by Jon Wertheim.
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“CBS SUNDAY MORNING” MARKS 575th CONSECUTIVE WEEK AS AMERICA’S #1 SUNDAY MORNING NEWS PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS
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CBS SUNDAY MORNING marked its 575th consecutive week as America’s #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 12.
The broadcast, anchored by Jane Pauley, delivered 5.81 million viewers and 1.203 million in the adults 25-54 category. CBS SUNDAY MORNING was also #1 for the 171st consecutive week with adults 25-54, the demographic of those most interested in advertising in news.
Sunday’s broadcast included Jan Crawford’s story on pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Kristine Johnson caught up with critically acclaimed musician Gary Clark, Jr. Chip Reid took a close look at the octopus and discovered they are not only fascinating but also highly intelligent creatures. Mo Rocca sat down with actor Kim Novak, who counts among her long list of credits the acclaimed Alfred Hitchcock film “Vertigo.” Charlie D’Agata talked with former Nissan CEO and fugitive Carlos Ghosn. Seth Doane looked at the appeal of pistachio nuts. Steve Hartman reported on a new branch in the Hartman family tree. And David Sedaris offered some thoughts on the “Eurostar.”
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
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“THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT” TAKES FOURTH QUARTER OF 2019 IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS
Late September – December 2019 Marks First Time “The Late Show”
Has Swept Top Spot in Viewers and Demos
Colbert” Also Tops on YouTube for Current Content Views
in Fourth Quarter and Full Year
For the fourth quarter of 2019 (late September – December 2019) with Nielsen live plus 7-day ratings, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT beat its closest competition (“The Tonight Show”) by +83% in viewers (3.69m versus 2.02m). THE LATE SHOW was also tops in adults 25-54 (0.7 versus 0.6 for “Tonight”) and in adults 18-49 (0.5 versus 0.4 for “Tonight”). This marks the first fourth quarter THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT is in sole possession of first place in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 rating.
Also during the fourth quarter, THE LATE SHOW was the #1 show in late night for current content on YouTube (clips posted during the 2019 calendar year) with 343 million views. In addition, THE LATE SHOW was the #1 show in late night in views of current content for all of 2019 with 1.4 billion views. (Source: Tubular Labs)
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CBS STARTS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH A WEEKLY WIN
No Awards Show? No Problem…
NETWORK ATTRACTS LARGEST WEEKLY AUDIENCE SINCE LAST APRIL
EYE TAKES VIEWER BATTLE ON THREE NIGHTS
MONDAY ENCORES ARE MOST-WATCHED
FRIDAY “HAWAII FIVE-0” / “MAGNUM P.I.” CROSSOVER
HITS RATINGS RECORDS WHILE “BLUE BLOODS” STAYS ON TOP
SATURDAY NFL WILD CARD MATCHUP SCORES BIG

CBS took the ratings crown for the first week of the new year, kicking off the second half of the season with a strong performance. For the week ending Sunday, Jan. 5 (week 15 of the 2019-2020 broadcast season), the Network attracted 7.79 million viewers, beating the closest competition (NBC, which had the Golden Globes) by over +1 million viewers (6.63 million, +18%). This was CBS’ largest weekly audience since the week ending April 7, 2019.

On Monday, CBS was first in viewers (4.21m), tied for first with ABC in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (0.4/02, with NBC, -0.1 behind ABC). Encores ruled as THE NEIGHBORHOOD (R) was first in viewers (5.09m) and adults 25-54 (0.9/04) and tied for first (with ABC) in adults 18-49 (0.6/03). At 8:30 PM, BOB ♥ ABISHOLA (R) was first in viewers (4.37m), while at 9:00 PM, ALL RISE (R) was also most-watched in its hour with 3.69 million viewers. At 10:00 PM, an encore of BULL was also first in viewers (4.20m). 

The Network continued its Friday domination with original episodes driving the Eye to season-best deliveries in all key measures. For the night, CBS was first in viewers (7.86m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). This marks the 14th time and tenth consecutive week the Network was first in viewers. 

The 8:00 PM hour of the HAWAII FIVE-0/MAGNUM P.I. crossover was first in viewers (8.06m), adults 25-54 (1.3/06) and adults 18-49 (0.9/05). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 13, 2019, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +30% in adults 25-54 (from 1.0/05) and +50% in adults 18-49 (from 0.6/04) and added +1.49 million viewers (from 6.57m, +23%). HAWAII FIVE-0 posted its largest audience since Feb. 2, 2018 and delivered season-best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings. HAWAII FIVE-0 was Friday’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. The 9:00 PM hour of the crossover was first in viewers (7.83m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 13, 2019, MAGNUM P.I. was up +33% in both adults 25-54 (from 0.9/04) and adults 18-49 (from 0.6/03) and added +1.70 million viewers (from 6.13m, +28%). MAGNUM P.I. posted its second-largest regularly scheduled audience EVER, and hit Friday best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings. MAGNUM P.I. was the night’s #2 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 (tied with “20/20 Friday”), behind HAWAII FIVE-0. Rounding out Friday at 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (7.68m). Compared to the last first-run episode on Dec. 6, 2019, BLUE BLOODS added +340,000 viewers (from 7.34m, +5%).  

On Saturday evening, the AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFFS, “Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots,” was first in viewers, key men and key adult demographics from 8:00-11:00 PM. CBS posted the Network’s best Saturday primetime delivery since Jan. 14, 2017 (AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF, “Houston Texans at New England Patriots”), in viewers and men 18-34, and the best delivery since Jan. 13, 2018 (AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF, “Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots”) in adults 25-54, men 25-54, adults 18-49 and men 18-49. Overall, the AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFFS delivered 31.42 million viewers, 10.7/39 in adults 25-54, 8.9/40 in adults 18-49, 6.7/42 in adults 18-34, 13.7/49 in men 25-54, 11.5/50 in men 18-49 and 8.7/51 in men 18-34 from 8:25-11:28 PM. 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME
Week #15 of 2019-2020 Season (ending: 1/5/20)
VIEWERS


(000)
CBS
7.79m
NBC
6.63m
ABC
4.09m
FOX
2.17m
A25-54



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.9
8
NBC
2.0
8
ABC
1.2
5
FOX
0.7
3
A18-49



Rtg
Sh
CBS
1.5
7
NBC
1.5
8
ABC
0.9
4
FOX
0.5
2

CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 5
Face The Nation” Is the Only Sunday Morning News Program to Add Viewers Year-to-Year
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was #1 in total viewers among the Sunday morning public affairs shows on Sunday, Jan. 5, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION scored 3.570 million viewers, its largest audience this season, and delivered 730,000 in adults 25-54, the demographic most important to those who advertise in news.
FACE THE NATION was the only Sunday morning news program to add viewers year-to-year (+2%, from 3.51m) while competitors declined (NBC -12% and ABC -3%).
The Jan. 5 broadcast featured Margaret Brennan’s interviews with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), retired Gen. David Petraeus and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.
Additionally, FACE THE NATION released a new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll showing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gaining ground, moving atop the Democratic field in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 91.026% of the CBS affiliates.
Mary Hager is the executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.
“60 MINUTES” MAKES THE TOP 10 FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT TIME
60 MINUTES made the Nielsen top 10 list for the fourth straight time. The CBS newsmagazine drew 7.7 million viewers to land at #8, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 5.
Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured Sharyn Alfonsi’s investigation of the controversial death in jail of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein; a Lesley Stahl report on the routine use of antibiotics in farm animals; and a profile of international singing star Shakira by Bill Whitaker.
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“CBS SUNDAY MORNING,” AMERICA’S #1 SUNDAY MORNING NEWS PROGRAM, POSTS AUDIENCE GAINS YEAR-TO-YEAR

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CBS SUNDAY MORNING, America’s #1 Sunday morning news program, posted audience gains year-to-year, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 5.
The broadcast, anchored by Jane Pauley, delivered 5.804 million viewers and 1.202 million in the adults 25-54 category. CBS SUNDAY MORNING was #1 for the 574th consecutive week in viewers and #1 for the 170th consecutive week with adults 25-54, the demographic most desired by those who advertise in news.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING was up +3% in viewers compared to the same week a year ago.
Sunday’s broadcast included Rita Braver’s cover story on the popularity of DNA tests and what can happen when the results reveal unexpected family secrets. Serena Altschul went backstage on Broadway to talk to with singer-songwriter David Byrne about his show “American Utopia.” Ben Tracy traveled to a unique resort in Cambodia to talk with architect Bill Bensley, who creates exotic retreats throughout the world.
Also on the broadcast, Bob Schieffer caught up with country music’s Tanya Tucker. Conor Knighton reported from a “tablescaping” competition where competitors design and decorate elaborate tabletops. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore offered his thoughts on endangered species and what people can do to help. Holly Williams, Seth Doane and David Martin reported on the latest in the escalating tension between Iran and the United States. And Steve Hartman told the tale of a cat sanctuary worker who became an unlikely savior.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
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