CBS NEWS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 5
CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT – THURSDAY
Anchored by CBS EVENING NEWS anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell, CBS News coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II was #1 among the broadcast networks, delivering 2.52 million viewers.
CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT – FRIDAY
Anchored by O’Donnell, CBS News coverage of King Charles III’s address to the world was #1 among the broadcast networks, delivering 2.82 million viewers.
60 MINUTES PRESENTS
Finished in the top 10 as #8 among all primetime broadcasts in both viewers and adults 18+.
The newsmagazine delivered 7.85 million viewers, with 1.82 million of them adults 25-54, on Sunday, Sept. 11.
In the week that marked its first anniversary, the broadcast grew +11% with women 25-54 vs the same week a year ago, while the competition saw double-digit losses.
Is delivering the tightest gaps in adults and women 25-54 for a season ever (since at least 1991) versus NBC and ABC.
Has cut into NBC and ABC’s leads for the season in the adults 25-54 demo by 28% and 18%, respectively, versus last year.
Has cut into both competitors’ leads among women by 32%.
Delivered 2.4 million viewers, with 531,000 in the adults 25-54 demo, 341,000 in women 25-54 and 190,000 in men 25-54 for the week of Sept. 5.
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL
Was the #1 telecast on CBS Tuesday through Friday in viewers, and in the adults 25-54 demo on Tuesday and Friday.
Is delivering the tightest adults 25-54 demo gap for the season with NBC in 27 years (since 1994/95) and with ABC since 2018/19.
Delivered 4.451 million viewers, with 713,000 of them adults 25-54, for the week of Sept. 5.
Was up +3% in adults 25-54 from the previous week.
Was up +5% among viewers week-to-week.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING
Marked its 618th consecutive week as the #1 Sunday morning news program, and the 224th with adults 25-54, on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Delivered 4.476 million viewers, with 704,000 of them adults 25-54.
Continues to rank #1 for the season among viewers as well as all key demo breaks.
FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNEN
Is #1 in viewers for the season for the second consecutive year and has its largest lead over NBC in seven years (+381k, since 2014-15 season).
Ranks #2 in women 25-54 for the season.
Ranked #1 in viewers and women, and #2 in adults 25-54, on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Delivered its best audience in the adults 25-54 demo since April.
Delivered 2.771 million viewers, with 518, 000 of them in the adults 25-54 demo, 300,000 women 25-54 and 218,000 men 25-54.
Delivered its best viewer number in four weeks.
Grew across key demos from the prior week, up +3% in viewers and +15% in adults (+21% in women and +7% in men).
CBS SATURDAY MORNING
Is delivering the tightest gaps for the season among adults and women 25-54 with NBC and ABC ever, dating to the “Early Show” days in 1997/98.
Is seeing its tightest gap among viewers for the season with ABC since the 2006/2007 season.
Delivered 1.642 million viewers, with 277,000 of them adults 25-54, on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Was up +5% among viewers from two weeks ago, while ABC was down -1%.
Was up the most (+17%) in the adults 25-54 demo, driven by a double-digit growth in women.
(All data Nielsen live plus same day ratings for 9/5-9/11.)
(Editor’s Note: 48 HOURS Encore was broadcast on Sept. 10.)