CBS was first in viewers for the eighth consecutive week, led by PERSON OF INTEREST, the season's top new series and the #1 scripted series of the week in viewers, and THE BIG BANG THEORY, which led in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 29, Week 32 of the season.
Rebroadcasts of NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES attracted more viewers than all first-run scripted programs on the competition. PERSON OF INTEREST, THE BIG BANG THEORY, NCIS, THE MENTALIST and BLUE BLOODS all placed among the week's top 10 broadcasts in viewers.
For the week in viewers: CBS (8.44m), ABC (8.04m), FOX (7.31m) and NBC (5.19m). Season-to-date: CBS (11.79m), FOX (8.92m), ABC (8.32m) and NBC (7.47m).
For the week in households: CBS (5.4/09), ABC (5.2/09), FOX (4.5/07) and NBC (3.3/06). Season-to-date: CBS (7.4/12), ABC and FOX (5.3/09, each) and NBC (4.6/07).
For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged 2.4/06 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/05 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and second adults 18-49 (3.0/08, -0.2 behind FOX). Season-to-date, CBS is up +4% in households, +1% in viewers, +3% in adults 18-49 and even in adults 25-54 compared to last year.
CBS Weekly Highlights:
? NCIS (R) was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (12.41m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/08, with FOX).
? THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in adults 25-54 (5.5/15), adults 18-49 (4.1/13), adults 18-34 (2.7/09) and second in both households (7.8/13) and viewers (12.65m). THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday's #1 program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and the week's top scripted series in these measures.
? RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was second in households (4.9/08), viewers (8.17m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07). Compared to last week, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +4% in households (from 4.7/08), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/09), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/07) and added +600,000 viewers (from 7.57m, +8%).