"SCORPION" IS MONDAY'S TOP DRAMA IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS
FRESHMAN DRAMA RETAINS 96% OF ITS PREMIERE PERFORMANCE IN VIEWERS AND 93% IN ADULTS 18-49
"The Big Bang Theory" Is the Night's Top Broadcast in Viewers,
Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
The Season Premiere of "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Improves the Year-Ago Time Period in All Key Measures
"Scorpion" Projected to Reach 18 Million Viewers and
4.1 in Adults 18-49 With 7-Day Viewing
CBS Up +80% in Viewers, +38% in Adults 18-49 and +50% in Adults 25-54
Compared to the Same Night Last Year
SCORPION was Monday's #1 drama in viewers and key demographics, retaining most of its premiere audience even with a significantly smaller lead-in than a week ago, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sept. 29. (L+7 projections follow below).
Compared to the same Monday a year ago, CBS was up +80% in viewers, +38% in adults 18-49 and +50% in adults 25-54.
At 9:00 PM, SCORPION averaged 13.23 million viewers, 3.0/08 in adults 18-49 and 4.1/10 in adults 25-54. SCORPION retained 96% of its premiere audience (from 13.83m), 93% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2) and 91% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5), all with a smaller lead-in.
At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (16.18m), adults 25-54 (6.0/16) and adults 18-49 (4.7/15). THE BIG BANG THEORY was the night's top broadcast in all key measures.
At 8:30 PM, a rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (S) averaged 12.32 million viewers, 3.1/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/10 in adults 25-54.
At 10:00 PM, the season six premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES averaged 9.44 million viewers, 1.9/05 in adults 18-49 and 2.6/07 in adults 25-54. Compared to the time period a year ago, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +37% in adults 25-54 (from 1.9), +27% in adults 18-49 (from 1.5) and added +3.48m viewers (from 5.96, +58%).
For the night, CBS was first in viewers (12.30m), second in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).
L+7 Projections for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Source: Nielsen NPM Live+SD and CBS Research Estimates Live+7 * Projections