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03.02.2021

CBS WINS WEEK BEHIND TOP NEWS PROGRAM “60 MINUTES,” TOP COMEDY “YOUNG SHELDON” AND TOP DRAMA “THE EQUALIZER”

SURPRISE!

A SIXTH STRAIGHT

Ratings Highlights for the week ending FEB. 28

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28 (week 23 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first for the sixth consecutive week with 4.46 million viewers and 60 MINUTES (#1 program), YOUNG SHELDON (#1 comedy) and THE EQUALIZER (#1 drama) were the week’s top three broadcasts.

On Monday, BULL was first in viewers (5.11m).

On Tuesday, CBS was the top broadcaster with 4.84 million viewers behind encores of NCIS, FBI and FBI: MOST WANTED.

On Thursday, CBS was the most-watched network (4.90m) as YOUNG SHELDON led the night with a season-best 7.87 million viewers while B-POSITIVE posted a three-month high with 5.19 million viewers. MOM won its half hour with 5.18 million viewers and THE UNICORN cleared 3.76 million. Finally, new drama hit CLARICE was first in its time period with 3.65 million viewers.

On Saturday, CBS was again first with 2.72 million viewers as 48 HOURS powered the night with 2.95 million.

In a surprise, CBS took a very competitive Sunday with 6.69 million viewers. 60 MINUTES was the night and the week’s top program with 8.13 million viewers, the year’s top new show THE EQUALIZER was the week’s top drama with 7.78 million, beating the Golden Globes broadcast head to head (versus 7.35m, +6%), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (5.83m) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (5.03m) rounded out the night.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #23 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 2/28/21)

VIEWERS

 

 

 

(000)

 

CBS

4.46m

 

NBC

3.35m

 

ABC

3.88m

 

FOX

2.28m

 

 

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.8

4

NBC

0.8

4

ABC

0.9

5

FOX

0.7

3

 

 

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.5

3

NBC

0.6

4

ABC

0.7

4

FOX

0.5

3

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6.27m

NBC

5.64m

ABC

4.78m

FOX

4.81m

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-203-9849

scott.grogin@cbs.com