"SEAL TEAM" PREMIERES WITH 9.70 MILLION VIEWERS - WEDNESDAY'S MOST WATCHED PROGRAM
Projected to Increase to Nearly 14 Million with 7-Day Viewing
Builds on its Viewer Lead-in by +20%
Delivers CBS' Best Regularly Scheduled Program in Time Period
in Viewers since March 2016
CBS Starts Premiere Week with its Third Consecutive Nightly Win in Viewers
· At 8:00 PM, the season premiere of SURVIVOR was first in viewers (8.09m) and second to "Empire" in A18-49 (1.7) and A25-54 (2.3). SURVIVOR topped last spring's premiere in viewers and matched its A18-49 rating. SURVIVOR is projected to increase audience to 9.95m and 2.3 in A18-49 with 7-day delayed viewing.
· At 9:00 PM, the series premiere of SEAL TEAM was first in viewers (9.70m) and averaged 1.5 in A18-49 and 2.2 in A25-54. SEAL TEAM was Wednesday's most watched program with its audience projected to increase to nearly 14 million viewers with 7-day viewing. SEAL TEAM improved its viewer lead-in by +20% while delivering the time period's largest audience since March 23, 2016.
· At 10:00 PM, the season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (7.03m), A18-49 (1.3, tie) and A25-54 (1.9). CRIMINAL MINDS improved the year ago time period by +10% in viewers, +8% in A18-49 and +19% in A25-54. CRIMINAL MINDS is projected to increase to 10.9 million viewers with 7-day delayed viewing.
· CBS was first on Wednesday in viewers (8.27m), its third consecutive premiere week nightly win.
Source: Nielsen NPM Live+SD and CBS Research Estimates Live+7