CBS STREAKS TO EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY WIN IN VIEWERS
Network Has Six of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 20 Programs
CBS Also First in Adults 25-54 For the Sixth Straight Week
"The Big Bang Theory" Ranks #1 For the Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS won its eighth consecutive week in viewers and its sixth straight week in adults 25-54, with 6 of the top 10 programs in viewers and 13 of the top 20 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 27.
Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (10.79m) with a +1.27m viewer advantage over second-place NBC.
THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week's #1 program in both viewers (16.44m) and adults 18-49 (4.5, a full rating point ahead of its closest broadcast competitor). Among adults 18-49, CBS had four of the top 10 (THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE MILLERS and SURVIVOR) and nine of the top 20 programs, more than any other network. The series premiere of BAD TEACHER posted the Thursday 9:30 PM time period's best performance in adults 18-49 since January.
Rebroadcasts of NCIS (10.40m) and NCIS: LOS ANGELES (10.18m) delivered more viewers than any scripted program on the competition except "The Blacklist" (11.24m).
CBS Broadcasts In Top 20:
#1 - THE BIG BANG THEORY (16.4 Million)
#6 - BLUE BLOODS (11.1 Million)
#7 - 60 MINUTES (10.44 Million)
#8 - NCIS-R (10.40 Million)
#9 - NCIS: LOS ANGELES-R (10.2 Million)
#10 - THE MILLERS (10.0 Million)
#13 - SURVIVOR (9.4 Million)
#14 - TWO AND A HALF MEN (9.35 Million)
#15 - THE GOOD WIFE (9.33 Million)
#16 - HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.26 Million)
#18 - THE MENTALIST (8.6 Million)
#19 - THE AMAZING RACE (8.4 Million)
#20 - ELEMENTARY (8.1 Million)
CBS Weekly Highlights:
· SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.43m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07), topping "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the fifth straight week in viewers and for the seventh consecutive week in key demos.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
· THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (16.44m), adults 25-54 (5.9/18) and adults 18-49 (4.5/16), the night's top program in these measures. CBS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined in viewers (vs. 12.25m, +34%), adults 25-54 (vs. 4.7, +26%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 4.0, +13%).
· The series premiere of BAD TEACHER (P) was second in viewers (7.80m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07, -0.2 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). BAD TEACHER posted the time period's best non-sports deliveries in viewers since Feb. 6, 2014, best adults 25-54 rating since Jan. 30, 2014 and best adults 18-49 rating since Jan. 9, 2014.
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #31:
CBS - 22 hours
NBC - 22 hours
ABC - 22 hours
FOX - 16 hours