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[03/25/14 - 10:58 AM]
CBS Posts a Dramatic Sweep in Viewers and Key Demos; Five of Top 10 Programs Are CBS Dramas
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS POSTS A DRAMATIC SWEEP

Network First in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34

Five of the Week's Top 10 Programs are CBS Dramas

"The Good Wife" Posts Gains

CBS dramas comprised five of the week's top 10 programs, leading the Network to a weekly sweep in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending March 23.

CBS dramas in the top 10 include #1 NCIS, #3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES, #8 PERSON OF INTEREST, #9 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and #10 CRIMINAL MINDS. In addition, Sunday's THE GOOD WIFE finished #15 with week-to-week gains in viewers and key demographics.

SURVIVOR was Wednesday's top program in adults 18-49, topping "American Idol" in the common hour for the second straight week, while HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was the week's top scripted broadcast (tie) and comedy in adults 18-49.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

NCIS

· NCIS was first in viewers (17.11m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08). NCIS was the week's #1 program in viewers.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

· NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (14.21m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06) with growth of +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08) and +10% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/06) from its last original episode.

PERSON OF INTEREST

· PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (10.94m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.7/05).

CRIMINAL MINDS

· CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (10.14m) and second in adults 25-54 (3.1/08, -0.2 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06, -0.1 behind FOX). In their common hour, CRIMINAL MINDS topped "American Idol" Wednesday in viewers for the third time in four head-to-head match-ups and matched its closest competitive position with "American Idol" in adults 18-49 (-0.1) ever.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in viewers (10.20m), adults 25-54 (2.8/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

THE GOOD WIFE

· THE GOOD WIFE (9:41-10:41 PM) was first in viewers (9.12m) and second in adults 25-54 (2.0/05) and adults 18-49 (1.4/04). Compared to last week, THE GOOD WIFE was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/03), even in adults 25-54 and added +690,000 viewers (from 8.43m, +8%).

SURVIVOR

· SURVIVOR (9.46m) was first in adults 25-54 (3.2/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). SURVIVOR topped "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the second straight week in key demos and was Wednesday's #1 program in adults 18-49.

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #26:

CBS - 22 hours

NBC - 22 hours

ABC - 22 hours

FOX - 15 hours





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· INTELLIGENCE (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· MOM (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)











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