"UNDER THE DOME" IS THE WEEK'S #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
The Most-Watched Network Summer Premiere Since "Big Brother" in 2000
CBS Tops the Week in Viewers with Seven of the Top 10 Programs
CBS Posts Year-to-Year Growth of +21% in Adults 25-54, +20% in Adults 18-49 and
+5% in Viewers
The premiere of UNDER THE DOME was the week's top program in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, leading CBS to a weekly win viewers and adults 25-54 (tie), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 30.
UNDER THE DOME (P) was #1 for the week in households (8.4/14), viewers (13.53m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09, tie). This was the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992 (CBS's "2000 Malibu Road") and the most-watched summer network premiere of any genre since 2000 (CBS's "Big Brother"). It was also the best delivery in adults 18-49 among any genre for a summer series premiere on CBS since June, 7, 2005 ("Fire Me").
CBS had seven of the top 10 programs: UNDER THE DOME, NCIS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE BIG BANG THEORY 9:30 PM SPECIAL (R) (S), 60 MINUTES, THE BIG BANG THEORY 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) and BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY.
Compared to the same week last year, CBS was up +6% in households, +5% in viewers, +21% in adults 25-54 and +20% in adults 18-49.
For the week in viewers: CBS (5.72m), NBC (4.85m), ABC (3.74m) and FOX (3.28m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.7/05, with NBC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.2/04, with FOX, -0.1 behind NBC).
For the week in households: CBS (3.8/07), NBC (3.1/06), ABC (2.5/04) and FOX (2.0/04).
CBS Weekly Highlights:
BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY (P) was first in households (4.0/07), viewers (6.51m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/08), and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.2/08, with FOX). Compared to the Wednesday premiere last year (on July 18, 2012), BIG BROTHER was up +11% in households (from 3.6/06), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07), +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.0/07) and added +730,000 viewers (from 5.78m, +13%). BIG BROTHER was the night's #1 program in viewers.
BIG BROTHER SUNDAY (P) (S) (8:00-9:00 PM) was first in households (3.6/06), viewers (5.81m), adults 25-54 (2.4/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION (3.3/06, 5.10m) was second in viewers, adults 25-54 (1.6/04) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04). THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION matched its all-time adults 18-49 high.
UNDER THE DOME SPECIAL SUNDAY (R) (S) (9:00-10:00 PM) was first in households (3.3/06), viewers (5.09m) and adults 25-54 (1.5/04), and was tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.0/04, with ABC).
CBS top programs of the week: #1 UNDER THE DOME (P) (an average of 13.53m viewers), #3 NCIS (R) (8.37m), #5 THE BIG BANG THEORY (R) (8.15m), #6 THE BIG BANG THEORY 9:30 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (7.35m), #7 60 MINUTES (R) (7.17m), #8 THE BIG BANG THEORY 9:00 PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (6.65m), #10 BIG BROTHER 15 WEDNESDAY (P) (6.51m), #11 PERSON OF INTEREST (R) (6.49m), #13 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) (6.17m), #16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (R) (5.96m), #17 BIG BROTHER 15 SUNDAY (P) (5.81m), #18 CRIMINAL MINDS 10PM SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.68m), #21 BLUE BLOODS (R) (5.42m), #22 ELEMENTARY (R) (5.30m), #27 THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION (5.10m), #28 PERSON OF INTEREST SPECIAL (R) (S) (5.093m) and #29 UNDER THE DOME SUNDAY (R) (S) (5.086m).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #40
CBS - 22 hours
NBC - 22 hours
ABC - 22 hours
FOX - 15 hours, 44 minutes