CBS OPENS THE SEASON WITH ITS THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY
WIN IN VIEWERS
Network Has Top Five Scripted Broadcasts
Strong Second Performance for "The Millers" as it Retains 91% of its Premiere
Adults 18-49 Delivery, Best of Any New Fall Series
"NCIS" is #1 Drama; "The Big Bang Theory" is #1 Comedy and Top Scripted Broadcast in Adults 18-49
CBS placed first in viewers for the third consecutive week of the new season, in a week in which the Network had the top five scripted broadcasts, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 13
For the week, CBS had four of the top 10 broadcasts in viewers and nine of the top 20 and eight of the top 20 in adults 25-54.
The Network had the top five scripted broadcasts in viewers - NCIS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE MILLERS and PERSON OF INTEREST.
CBS had five of the top six broadcast dramas in viewers - NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, PERSON OF INTEREST, CRIMINAL MINDS and BLUE BLOODS.
CBS had the week's top new series - THE MILLERS - and the top three new comedies - THE MILLERS, THE CRAZY ONES and MOM.
CBS Weekly Highlights:
· The second episode of THE MILLERS was first in its time period in viewers (11.73m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09). THE MILLERS held 91% of its adults 18-49 ratings, the best of any new series this fall, 93% of its adult 25-54 ratings and 90% of its viewer deliveries.
· NCIS was the week's top scripted program/drama, with an average audience of 18.33 million viewers. It also placed first in its time period in adults 25-54 (4.1/11).
THE BIG BANG THEORY
· THE BIG BANG THEORY ranked as the #1 comedy in viewers and the #1 scripted broadcast in adults 18-49, winning its time period in viewers (17.64m), adults 25-54 (6.9/19) and adults 18-49 (5.1/17).
SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER
· SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER was first in viewers (9.60m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08).
Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #3
CBS - 22 hours
NBC - 21-1/2 hours
ABC - 22 hours
FOX - 17 hours
Editor's Note: Television viewing on platforms such as DVR, video-on-demand and online streaming continues to grow at a fast pace. Last season during premiere week, Live+7 CBS audiences grew 20% over Live+SD in total viewers, up from 17% in 2012. In A18-49, Live+7 levels grew 29% from Live+SD, up from 23% one year ago. Additionally, many CBS shows experienced as much as a 50% increase in total viewers once full 30-day multi-platform audiences were accounted for. In an effort to quantify how much non-linear viewing adds to Live+SD audiences, CBS Research will provide estimates for series which will include DVR playback as well as multi-platform viewership.