Friday, October 31st9.0°C
23696
22501

CBS wins another Nielsen week with help from basketball and its roster of hit TV series

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said.

Not only did CBS win in total prime-time viewers for a sixth straight week, but it also won for a fourth consecutive week in the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics.

CBS had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which drew 21.2 million viewers.

In second place was the network's "NCIS," with 17.4 million viewers, followed by its hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," with 16.3 million.

Overall in prime time, CBS won the week handily with an average 9.95 million viewers, leaving ABC behind with 6.20 million, followed by NBC with 5.40 million and Fox with 4.94 million. Univision had 2.73 million, Telemundo had 1.18 million, the CW had 1.01 million and ION Television had 1.04 million.

USA was the week's most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 2.12 million viewers. Second-place Disney Channel had 1.75 million, and History had 1.70 million.

NBC's "Nightly News" maintained its leadership among evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers. ABC's "World News" was runner-up with 7.4 million, and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.4 million viewers.

For the week of April 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NCAA Basketball Championship: Kentucky vs. UConn, CBS, 21.20 million; "NCIS," CBS, 17.39 million; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 16.29 million; "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.56 million; "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.47 million; NCAA Basketball Championship: Pregame, CBS, 12.02 million; "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.97 million; "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.09 million; "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.05 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.99 million.

___

ABC and Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC, USA and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. History is owned by A+E Networks.

___

Online:

http://www.nielsen.com

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

22970


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14613.32+154.63
S&P CDNX769.59-2.06
DJIA17390.52195.10
Nasdaq4630.742+64.604
S&P 5002018.05+23.40
CDN Dollar0.88750.00
Gold1166.30-32.2999
Oil80.55-0.35
Lumber325.70+2.10
Natural Gas3.715+0.066

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.125+0.015
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.18+0.03
Cantex0.045-0.015
Anavex Life Sciences0.185+0.0139
Metalex Ventures0.03-0.005
Russel Metals32.85+0.63
Copper Mountain Mining2.09+0.12
Colorado Resources0.125-0.015
ReliaBrand Inc0.015+0.003
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.05+0.025
Mission Ready Services0.39+0.015

 





FEATURED Property
2117589409 Curlew Dr.
4 bedrooms 4 baths
$839,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Empty nesting: financial issues

Now that the children have ‘left the nest’, it is a good time to step back and take stock of your financial situation. Being on your own will probably cut household costs to some extent, b...


Keep your haunted home safe

Eerie sounds, spooky lights and Jack-o’-lanterns aglow—extra efforts at Halloween will keep visitors coming back for both tricks and treats. However, to keep the fun going, it’s imp...


What I learned in China

Photo: ContributedI will never be an expert on China. It is just too big, too complex and too old with layers of history and meaning that would take several lifetimes to unravel. As I said to my hosts...

_








Member of BC Press Council


23091