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[10/14/13 - 10:03 AM]
CBS Tops All Nets in Premiere Week Live +7-Day DVR Playback Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[via press release from CBS]

HUGE PREMIERE WEEK LIVE +7-DAY DVR PLAYBACK LIFTS FOR CBS PROGRAMS

CBS Posts Biggest Lifts of Any Network in Both Viewers and Adults 18-49

L+7 Playback Extends CBS's Premiere Week Viewer Advantage and Moves Network into Second Place in Adults 18-49

CBS Up +1% in Viewers, +2% in Adults 25-54 and Even in Adults 18-49 Compared to Premiere Week Last Year

"The Big Bang Theory," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "NCIS" and "Blue Bloods" Post Series-Best Live +7-Day Lifts

Both Episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" Surpass "Sunday Football" as Premiere Week's Top Shows in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Freshman Comedy "The Crazy Ones" Among Playback Leaders

CBS posted the largest premiere week live plus 7-day DVR playback lifts of any network in viewers and key demographics, as the Network's series saw significant audience increases, according to Nielsen live plus 7-day ratings.

Compared to L+7-day audience totals for last year, CBS was up +1% in viewers increasing its audience to 12.98 million viewers for the week from 12.83m last year. Among adults 25-54, CBS was up +2% (4.1 from 4.0) and even in adults 18-49 (3.1).

CBS posted the largest premiere week lifts of any network in viewers (+2.60m, +25%), adults 18-49 (+0.9, +41%) and adults 25-54 (+1.1, +37%).

With L+7 playback, CBS increased its weekly premiere live plus same day advantage over second place NBC's programs from 670,000 viewers to +1.57 million viewers and moved into in second place in adults 18-49 (tie, ABC).

THE BIG BANG THEORY, ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST, NCIS and BLUE BLOODS all posted series-best live +7-day playback lifts.

In addition, THE BIG BANG THEORY (S), THE BIG BANG THEORY and NCIS moved ahead of "Sunday Night Football" in viewers while both episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY (S) surpassed "Sunday Night Football" to become the week's top programs in viewers and adults 18-49.

Among viewers, CBS had 12 of the top 20 programs with the most lift. Overall, CBS programs averaged a lift of +2.6 million viewers, more than any other network and up +25% from premiere week live same day averages.

VIEWERS L+SD Lift L+7 %
1 BIG BANG THEORY (s) 20.44m +5.71m 26.15m +28%
3 BIG BANG THEORY 18.99m +5.17m 24.16m +27%
5 ELEMENTARY 10.18m +4.92m 15.10m +48%
7 NCIS 20.02m +4.65m 24.67m +23%
10 PERSON OF INTEREST 12.44m +4.32m 16.76m +35%
12 THE CRAZY ONES 15.52m +4.21m 19.73m +27%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS 11.27m +3.60m 14.87m +32%
15 BLUE BLOODS 11.70m +3.57m 15.27m +31%
16 HOSTAGES 7.41m +3.56m 10.97m +48%
18 CSI 9.12m +3.38m 12.50m +37%
19 HAWAII 5-0 9.46m +3.17m 12.63m +33%
20 THE MENTALIST 9.70m +3.15m 12.85m +33%

Among adults 18-49, CBS had nine of the top 20 programs, including the top two. CBS programs averaged an adult 18-49 lift of +0.9, more than any other network and up +41% from premiere week live plus same day.

ADULTS 18-49 L+SD Lift L+7 %
1 BIG BANG THEORY 6.1 +2.5 8.6 +41%
2 BIG BANG THEORY 5.5 +2.3 7.8 +42%
9 THE CRAZY ONES 3.9 +1.5 5.4 +38%
10 ELEMENTARY 2.1 +1.4 3.5 +67%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS 2.8 +1.3 4.1 +46%
13 NCIS 3.6 +1.2 4.8 +33%
13 HOSTAGES 1.8 +1.2 3.0 +67%
20 2 BROKE GIRLS 2.8 +1.1 3.9 +39%
20 CSI 2.0 +1.1 3.1 +55%





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· CRAZY ONES, THE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· HOSTAGES (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)





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