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[10/07/14 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Scores Second Straight Weekly Win to Begin the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT WEEKLY WIN TO BEGIN THE SEASON

Freshman Dramas Continue Impressive Starts

"NCIS: New Orleans" Is the #1 New Program

"Scorpion," the #2 New Program, Retained +97% of Its Premiere in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Premiere of "Stalker" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers and Demos

"Madam Secretary" Grows in Third Episode

CBS Projected to Gain an Additional +2.5 Million Viewers For the Week and Climb a Full Rating Point in Adults 18-49 and Adult 25-54 with Live +7-Day Viewing

CBS scored its second straight weekly win in viewers to begin the new season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 5.

CBS had six of the top 10 programs of the week in viewers (more than all the other networks combined) and 13 of the top 20, including the Network's impressive freshman dramas NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (#3), SCORPION (#9) and MADAM SECRETARY (#14).

Through the first two weeks of the season, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and SCORPION rank as the season's top two new programs, while MADAM SECRETARY ranks as the season's #4 new series, growing in its third broadcast. STALKER premiered this week first in its time period in viewers and key demographics.

CBS Broadcasts in the Top 20 (Viewers):

#2 - NCIS (18.84 Million)
#3 - NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (16.57 Million)
#4 - CBS+NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: MINNESOTA/GREEN BAY (16.54 Million)
#5 - THE BIG BANG THEORY (16.38 Million)
#7 - 60 MINUTES (14.23 Million)
#9 - SCORPION (13.36 Million)
#11 - CBS NFL NATIONAL POST-GAME-S (12.66 Million)
#13 - THE BIG BANG THEORY 2-R (12.26 Million)
#14 - MADAM SECRETARY (12.20 Million)
#16 - CRIMINAL MINDS Season Premiere (11.65 Million)
#17 - CBS+NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK (10.99 Million)
#18 - BLUE BLOODS (10.85 Million)
#19 - THE GOOD WIFE (10.83 Million)

CBS is projected to gain an additional +2.5 million viewers for the week and climb a full rating point in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 with Live +7-Day Viewing.

CBS Weekly Highlights:

SCORPION

· SCORPION averaged 13.36 million viewers, 4.1/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.1/08 in adults 18-49. Compared to last week's series premiere, SCORPION retained 97% of both its adults 18-49 and viewer deliveries.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (16.57m) and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). Compared to last week's series premiere, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS retained 92% of adults 18-49 and 96% of viewers.

STALKER

· STALKER (P) was first in viewers (9.05m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06) with its series premiere.

MADAM SECRETARY

· MADAM SECRETARY (8:30-9:30 PM) averaged 12.20m, 2.6/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.6/04 in adults 18-49. Compared to last week, MADAM SECRETARY was up +13% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06) and +14% in adults 18-49 (from 1.4/04).

THE BIG BANG THEORY

· THE BIG BANG THEORY (P) (8:00-8:31 PM) was first in viewers (16.38m), adults 25-54 (6.2/17) and adults 18-49 (4.8/15) and was the week's top scripted program in adults 18-49.

NCIS

· NCIS was first in viewers (18.84m) and second in both adults 25-54 (3.9/11) and adults 18-49 (2.6/09).

CRIMINAL MINDS

· The season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS (P) was first in viewers (11.65m) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.7/08). Compared to last year's season premiere (on Sept. 25), CRIMINAL MINDS was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/09) and added +380,000 viewers (from 11.27m, +3%).

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

· THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:26-11:10 PM) delivered a 9.8/17 with 16.54m viewers, 6.4/18 in adults 25-54, 5.9/19 in adults 18-49, 8.4/25 in men 25-54 and 7.7/25 in men 18-49.

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #2:

CBS - 22 hours.

NBC - 20 1/2 hours.

ABC - 22 hours.

FOX - 16 hours.





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· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· SCORPION (CBS)
· STALKER (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (FOX)





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