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02.22.2017

CBS WINS THE WEEK IN VIEWERS WITH 9 OF THE TOP 10 BROADCASTS AND 17 OF THE TOP 20

Matches the Most CBS Programs in the Weekly Top 20 Rankings since At Least the

2004-2005 Season

For the Second Consecutive Week, 6 Freshman Series Finish in the Top 20,

Including the Special Preview of CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight”

CBS won the week in viewers and adults 25-54 with 9 of the top 10 broadcasts in viewers and 17 of the top 20 broadcasts, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 20.

The 17 broadcasts in the top 20 match the most CBS has scored since at least the 2004-2005 season.

For the second consecutive week, CBS had six freshman series in the top 20, along with the special preview of THE GOOD FIGHT, which moves exclusively to CBS All Access.

Broadcasts in the Top 20 (Live+SD):

#1 – NCIS (15.29m)

#2 – THE BIG BANG THEORY (13.51m)

#3 – BULL (10.64m)

#4 – 60 MINUTES (10.35m)

#5 – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (10.32m)

#6 – BLUE BLOODS (10.14m)

#7 – HAWAII FIVE-0 (9.62m)

#8 - “This is Us” (9.03m)

#9 – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8.61m)

#10 – THE GREAT INDOORS (8.01m)

#11 – MOM (7.87m)

#12 – KEVIN CAN WAIT (7.85m)

#13 - “Grey’s Anatomy” (7.68m)

#14 - “The Bachelor” (7.56m)

#15 – CRIMINAL MINDS (7.34m)

#16 – SUPERIOR DONUTS (7.25m)

#17 – MACGYVER (7.239m)

#18 – SCORPION (7.237m)

#19 – MAN WITH A PLAN (7.20m)

#20 – THE GOOD FIGHT-S (7.17m)

CBS Weekly Highlights

SCORPION

  • SCORPION (7.24m) beat NBC and ABC combined in viewers (vs. 5.42m, +34%).

NCIS

  • NCIS crossover episode with NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (15.29m) beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined from 8:00-9:00PM in viewers (vs. 14.60m, +5%). Compared to last week, NCIS was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/08) and +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/06).

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

  • NCIS: NEW ORLEANS’ crossover episode with NCIS posted its largest audience (10.32m) since Sept. 27, 2016 (second episode of the season). NCIS: NEW ORLEANS beat NBC and ABC combined in viewers at 10PM (vs. 8.90m, +16%).  Compared to last week, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was up +12% in adults 25-54 (from 1.7/05), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 1.0/04) and added +1.21m viewers (from 9.01m, +15%).

CRIMINAL MINDS

  • CRIMINAL MINDS was up +6% in adults 25-54 (1.8/05 from 1.7/05), +8% in adults 18-49 (1.3/04 from 1.2/04) and added +640,000 viewers (7.34m from 6.70m, +10%) compared to last week.

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #22

CBS – 22-hours

NBC – 22-hours

ABC – 22-hours

FOX – 15-hours

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #22 of 2016-2017 Season (ending: 2/19/17)

                    2016-2017

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 7,545

NBC 4,606

ABC 4,494

FOX 2,867

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.6 5

NBC 1.3 4

ABC 1.5 5

FOX 1.0 3

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.1 4

NBC 1.0 4

ABC 1.2 4

FOX 0.8 3

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/19/16-2/19/17)

2016-2017

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS 10,095

NBC 8,792

ABC 6,329

FOX 7,123

A25-54

Rtg Sh

CBS 2.7 8

NBC 3.0 9

ABC 2.1 6

FOX 2.7 8

A18-49

Rtg Sh

CBS 1.9 7

NBC 2.4 8

ABC 1.6 6

FOX 2.3 8

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Press Contacts:

Ed Harrison 818-655-1584 ed.harrison@cbs.com