"UNDER THE DOME" IS THE #1 BROADCAST IN VIEWERS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK
CBS Places First in 18-49 for the First Time in a July Week Since 2005
Posts Year-to-Year Growth in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
Network Has Six of the Top 10 Programs in Viewers and Five of the Top 10
In Adults 18-49, Including "Under the Dome" and All Three Editions of "Big Brother"
CBS Also First for the Week in Viewers and Adults 25-54
UNDER THE DOME was the week's #1 broadcast in viewers for the third consecutive week, leading CBS to an across-the-board weekly win, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending July 14.
CBS placed first adults 18-49 (tie) for the first time in a July week since 2005, as well as first in viewers and adults 25-54.
The Network has six of the top 10 programs in viewers and five of the top10 in adults 18-49, including UNDER THE DOME and all three editions of BIG BROTHER.
For the week in viewers: CBS (5.34m), NBC (4.69m), ABC (3.75m) and FOX (3.24m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS was first in adults 25-54 (1.6/05) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.2/04). This is the first time CBS placed first in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 in July since the week ending July 31, 2005.
Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +7% in adults 25-54 and +9% in adults 18-49.
CBS Weekly Highlights:
UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (10.71m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08) and was the night's #1 program in these measures.
BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was second in viewers (5.95m), adults 25-54 (2.5/08, -0.1 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.0/07). Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY was up, +19% in adults 25-54 (from 2.1/07), +18% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/07) and added +530,000 viewers (from 5.42m, +10%).
BIG BROTHER THURSDAY (P) (9:01-10:01 PM) was first in viewers (6.18m), tied for first with FOX in adults 18-49 (2.1/07) and second in adults 25-54 (2.5/07, -0.1 behind FOX).
BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (8:20-9:20 PM) posted 6.27m viewers, 2.5/07 in adults 25-54 and 2.1/07 in adults 18-49. From 8:30-9:30 PM, BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was first in these measures. Compared to last Sunday, BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was even in adults 18-49 and added +20,000 viewers (from 6.25m).
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION (3.1/05, 4.83m), with its season finale, was up compared to last week by +7% in adults 25-54 (1.6/04 from 1.5/05), even in adults 18-49 (1.1/03) and added +130,000 viewers (from 4.70m, +3%).
CBS top programs of the week: #1 UNDER THE DOME (an average of 10.71m viewers), #4 NCIS (R) (8.71m), #5 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (8.16m), #7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (6.80m), #8 60 MINUTES (R) (6.44m), #9 BIG BROTHER 15 SUNDAY (6.27m), #11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (S) (6.19m), #12 BIG BROTHER 15 THURSDAY (P) (6.18m), #13 BIG BROTHER 15 WEDNESDAY (5.95m), #17 PERSON OF INTEREST TUESDAY (R) (5.41m), #20 BLUE BLOODS (R) (5.18m), #23 MIKE & MOLLY (R) (4.96m), #25 THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION (4.83m), #26 2 BROKE GIRLS (R) (4.78m), #29 ELEMENTARY (R) (4.50m) and #30 HAWAII FIVE-0 FRIDAY (R) (4.43m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #42
CBS - 21 hours and 49 minutes
NBC - 21 hours and 49 minutes
ABC - 22 hours
FOX - 15 hours, 43 minutes