“60 MINUTES” IS #1





“60 MINUTES” IS #1

MAKES THE TOP 10 FOR THE 25TH STRAIGHT TIME

60 MINUTES finished the week as America’s #1 primetime program in viewers for the fifth time this season. The CBS Newsmagazine drew 8.5 million viewers to make the top 10 for the 25th time according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, April 18.

It was the ninth time in a row the broadcast ranked at #3 or higher and the 16th time this season.

Sunday’s 60 MINUTES featured a Sharyn Alfonsi story about the Oath Keepers, a group whose members are being targeted in the investigation into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Bill Whitaker’s look at the relationship between discrimination and poor health outcomes for African Americans, and a profile of Oscar nominee Viola Davis by Jon Wertheim.

Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s most watched news program.



CBS Opts for Repeats Tonight; Originals Pushed to Next Tuesday





CBS Opts for Repeats Tonight; Originals Pushed to Next Tuesday
“NCIS,” “FBI” and “FBI: Most Wanted” will be back on April 27.
[via press release from CBS]
GIBBS AND SLOANE TRAVEL TO AFGHANISTAN TO FIND A GROUP OF KIDNAPPED GIRLS, AND MCGEE, BISHOP AND TORRES TRACK DOWN A HACKER WHO EMAILED COMPROMISING INFORMATION TO THE TALIBAN, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.

“True Believer” – When Sloane’s name is discovered in Afghanistan at the site of an abandoned bus with a dead driver, Gibbs accompanies her on a trip to find a group of girls who were kidnapped from the bus. Also, McGee, Bishop and Torres track down a hacker who emailed compromising information to the Taliban, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/2/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Mark Harmon (NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs)
Sean Murray (NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee)
Emily Wickersham (NCIS Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop)
Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres)
Maria Bello (NCIS Special Agent Jaqueline “Jack” Sloane)
Brian Dietzen (Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer)
Diona Reasonover (Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines)
Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance)
David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard)
GUEST CAST:

Ismail Bashey (Nabi)
Wais Wardak (Farokh)
Michael Goldsmith (Ben Mitchell)
Javon Johnson (NCIS Special Agent Eric Freeman)
Sarah G. White (Samantha Watkins a.k.a. Mom)
Nima Jafari (Tahir)
Hedyeh Falsafi (Yazmin’s Mom)
Ariana Elavia (Yazmin)
Manny Cartier (Marine)
Sara Emami (Darya)
WRITTEN BY: Jill Weinberger

DIRECTED BY: Terrence O’Hara

THE TEAM MUST INFILTRATE A DRUG TRAFFICKING GANG AFTER THE ROBBERY OF A CHEMICAL PLANT LEAVES TWO CUSTOMS AGENTS DEAD, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.

“Uncovered” – The team must infiltrate a drug trafficking gang after the robbery of a chemical plant leaves two customs agents dead. Also, Nestor (Josh Segarra)
offers his help on the case, giving Maggie new insight into his character, on a rebroadcast of FBI, Tuesday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/9/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Missy Peregrym (Special Agent Maggie Bell)
Zeeko Zaki (Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan)
Jeremy Sisto (Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine)
Alana De La Garza (Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille)
John Boyd (Special Agent Stuart Scola)
Katherine Renee Turner (Special Agent Tiffany Wallace)
RECURRING CAST:

Josh Segarra (Nestor Vertiz)
James Chen Vedette Lim (Ian Lim)
(Elise Taylor)
Taylor Anthony Miller (Kelly Moran)
GUEST CAST:

Dale Pavinski (Clint Helms)
Spencer Bang Keith Contreras (Lyle Porter)
(Sergio)
Kasey Connolly (Brandi)
Sandra Landers (Mrs. Clay)
Carmen Lamar Gonzalez (Bob Tech Carla Flores)
Darik Bernard (Benny)
Ayelet Firstenberg (Medic)
Preston Christopher Lawrence (Local Cop)
Josh Berresford (Robby Wilkerson)
Dave Morrissey Jr. (White Man)
WRITTEN BY: Kristy Lowrey

DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple

THE TEAM WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER AS THEY BEGIN THEIR HUNT FOR A REPEAT OFFENDER AND THE CHILD HE KIDNAPPED AFTER MURDERING THE BOY’S SINGLE MOTHER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.

Miguel Gomez Joins the Cast as Special Agent Ivan Ortiz

“Vanished” – The team welcomes a new member as they begin their hunt for a repeat offender and the child he kidnapped after murdering the boy’s single mother. Also, Jess tries to move past the awkward exchange he had with Sarah during their last encounter, on a rebroadcast of FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, April 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Miguel Gomez joins the cast as Special Agent Ivan Ortiz. (Originally broadcast 3/9/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Julian McMahon (Supervisory Special Agent Jess LaCroix)
Kellan Lutz (Special Agent Kenny Crosby)
Roxy Sternberg (Special Agent Sheryll Barnes)
Keisha Castle-Hughes (Special Agent Hana Gibson)
Nathaniel Arcand (Special Agent Clinton Skye)
Miguel Gomez (Special Agent Ivan Ortiz)
RECURRING CAST:

Jen Landon (Sarah Allen)
GUEST CAST:

Robert Eli (Samuel Smith)
Finn Brown (Caleb Vaughter)
Zack Gafin (Laz)
Tyler Hubbard (Drew Abner)
Lenne Klingaman (Caroline Vaughter)
James Anthony McBride (Adam Yates)
Kittson O’Neill (Michelle Cain)
Duke Lafoon (John Cain)
Brad Bellamy (Jerry McKerron)
WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth Rinehart

DIRECTED BY: Rose Troche



UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK,” 4/20-4/23





UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK,” 4/20-4/23

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT)

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new)

*Tuesday, April 20

Actor and author Thomas Lennon discusses his new book Ronan Boyle into the Strangeplace; singer Rachel Platten guest co-hosts (n)

*Wednesday, April 21

Actress Amy Brenneman; actress Jenna Dewan guest co-hosts (n)

*Thursday, April 22

Actress Sarah Chalke discusses her film “Eat Wheaties!”; actors Parker Young and Adhir Kalyan (CBS’ UNITED STATES OF AL); actress Elizabeth Rodriguez guest co-hosts (n)

*Friday, April 23

Actress Laverne Cox discusses her podcast “The Laverne Cox Show” and film “Promising Young Woman”; actor Mehcad Brooks discusses his upcoming film “Mortal Kombat”; television host and actress Julissa Bermudez (n)

RATING: TV14-DL (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)



CBS HAD TOP COMEDY, TOP DRAMA, TOP SPECIAL AND TOP PRIMETIME NEWS PROGRAM LAST WEEK





CBS HAD TOP COMEDY, TOP DRAMA, TOP SPECIAL AND TOP PRIMETIME NEWS PROGRAM LAST WEEK

RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 18

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, April 18 (week 30 of the 2020-2021 broadcast season), CBS finished first with 4.45 million viewers.

On Monday, BULL was first in viewers (5.12m), adults 25-54 (0.7/04) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.4/03).

On Tuesday, CBS was first in viewers (4.42m) with encores of NCIS, FBI and FBI: MOST WANTED.

On Wednesday, the TOUGH AS NAILS season two finale was up +25% in adults 18-49 (0.5/03 from 0.4/03) and added +300,000 viewers (3.30m from 3.00m, +10%) compared to the previous week. TOUGH AS NAILS posted its largest audience since March 3.

On Thursday, YOUNG SHELDON (8:00 pm) was the week’s most-watched comedy (7.46m) in adults 25-54 (1.3/07) and adults 18-49 (0.7/05) with its best viewer delivery since March 4. At 8:30 PM, THE UNITED STATES OF AL was first in viewers (5.45m), posting its largest audience to-date. At 9:00 PM, MOM was also first in viewers (5.35m) with its largest audience since Feb. 11. B-POSITIVE (4.08m) posted its largest audience since March 11.

CBS was first in viewers (5.58m) for the 14th consecutive Friday with first-run dramas this season. MACGYVER was first in viewers (4.33m), as was MAGNUM P.I. (5.58m). BLUE BLOODS at 10:00 PM was the week’s most-watched drama with its largest audience of the season (6.83m).

On Saturday, CBS was #1 behind NCIS franchise encores and an original episode of 48 HOURS with 2.44 million viewers for the night.

On Sunday night, CBS was first in viewers (6.83m) for the 13th consecutive Sunday and first in adults 25-54 (1.2/06) and adults 18-49 (0.8/05) for the sixth time in seven weeks. 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (8.48m), adults 25-54 (1.0/06) and adults 18-49 (0.6/05). From 8:00-11:00 PM, The 56TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS was first in viewers (6.28m), adults 25-54 (1.2/06) and adults 18-49 (0.8/06).

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY – PRIMETIME

Week #30 of 2020-2021 Season (ending: 4/18/21)

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

4.45m

NBC

3.09m

ABC

3.60m

FOX

1.97m

A25-54

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.7

4

NBC

0.7

4

ABC

0.8

4

FOX

0.6

3

A18-49

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.5

3

NBC

0.5

3

ABC

0.6

4

FOX

0.5

3

SEASON TO DATE (MOST CURRENT):

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS

6.30m

NBC

5.41m

ABC

4.74m

FOX

4.35m



Blue Bloods 4/30 on CBS





JAMIE FACES OFFICIAL REPRIMAND FROM FRANK WHEN HE REFUSES TO EXPLAIN WHY HE CONTESTS THE ARREST REPORT OF A FELLOW OFFICER WHO WAS ASSAULTED IN THE FIELD, ON “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, APRIL 30

“Fallen Heroes” – Jamie faces official reprimand from Frank when he refuses to explain why he contests the arrest report of a fellow officer assaulted in the field, a rising rookie with allies in City Hall. Also, Danny and Baez clash when their lead suspect for the murder of a legendary comedy club owner is one of Danny’s favorite standup comedians, and Eddie balks after she agrees to an undercover assignment for Anthony then learns his informant is Don Voorhees (James Le Gros), a former corrupt parole officer she and Jamie arrested, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, April 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Tom Selleck

(Frank Reagan)

Donnie Wahlberg

(Danny Reagan)

Bridget Moynahan

(Erin Reagan)

Will Estes

(Jamie Reagan)

Len Cariou

(Henry Reagan)

Sami Gayle

(Nicky Reagan-Boyle)

Marisa Ramirez

(Det. Maria Baez)

Vanessa Ray

(Officer Eddie Janko)

RECURRING CAST:

Abigail Hawk

(Abigail Baker)

Gregory Jbara

(Garrett Moore)

Robert Clohessy

(Lt. Gormley)

Steven Schirripa

(Anthony Abetamarco)

Andrew Terraciano

(Sean Reagan)

James Le Gros

(Don Voorhees)

GUEST CAST:

Katie Kreisler

(Jill Carmago)

Ben Bailey

(Emmett Fells)

Bradley Tejeda

(Officer Hektor Valle)

Ilana Becker

(Ricki Blanton)

Ben Rosenblatt

(Ira Pressly)

Wonza Johnson

(Teddy Lavigne)

Jerry Dixon

(Executive Officer Lars Hall)

Jessica Jain

(Officer Chabra)

Ebony Blake

(Kim Dillard)

Patrick Brennan

(Dave Hobbs)

Deborah Fennelly

(Elaine “Doc” Pressly)

Carrie Ras

(Barista)

Karen Choy

(Bartender)

Robin Borden

(Homeless Woman)

WRITTEN BY: Peter D’Antonio & Daniel Truly

DIRECTED BY: David Barrett

GENRE: Drama



Clarice 5/6 on CBS





CLARICE FEELS AN EMOTIONAL TIE TO THE VICTIM WHEN VICAP INVESTIGATES WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE SUICIDE OF A MEDICAL STUDENT IN THE U.S. ON A FOREIGN VISA, ON “CLARICE,” THURSDAY, MAY 6

“Add-a-Bead” – Clarice feels an emotional tie to the victim when ViCAP investigates what appears to be the suicide of a medical student in the United States on a foreign visa. Also, Krendler secretly collects a DNA sample from the man he suspects attacked Clarice at Woodhaven, on CLARICE, Thursday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Rebecca Breeds

(Clarice Starling)

Michael Cudlitz

(Paul Krendler)

Lucca De Oliveira

(Tomás Esquivel)

Kal Penn

(Shaan Tripathi)

Nick Sandow

(Murray Clarke)

Devyn Tyler

Marnee Carpenter

(Ardelia Mapp)

(Catherine Martin)

GUEST CAST:

Maya McNair

(Young Clarice)

Joanne Reece

(Patricia Walton)

David Hewlett

(Anthony Herman)

Travis Nelson

(Eddie)

K.C. Collins

Raoul Bhaneja

(Agent Garrett Haynes)

(Joe Hudlin)

Grace Lynn Kung

(Dr. Renee Li)

Nicole Joy-Fraser

(Benita Sage)

Anton Gilles-Adelman

Douglas Smith

Genelle Williams

(Jason Krendler)

(Tyson Conway)

(Jesse Powell)

WRITTEN BY: Boo Killebrew

DIRECTED BY: Deborah Kampmeier

GENRE: Drama



Magnum P.I. 5/7 (Season Finale) on CBS





WHILE MAGNUM AND HIGGINS WORK A STALKING CASE, ETHAN ASKS HIGGINS TO JOIN HIM ON AN EXTENDED TRIP JUST AS MAGNUM STARTS TO OPEN UP TO OTHER POSSIBILITIES, ON THE THIRD SEASON FINALE OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, MAY 7

“Bloodline” – Magnum and Higgins work a stalking case involving a man with a past in espionage. Also, Ethan asks Higgins to join him on an extended trip for Doctors Without Borders just as Magnum starts to open up to other possibilities, on the third season finale of MAGNUM P.I., Friday, May 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Jay Hernandez

(Thomas Magnum)

Perdita Weeks

(Juliet Higgins)

Zachary Knighton

(Orville “Rick” Wright)

Stephen Hill

(Theodore “TC” Calvin)

Tim Kang

(Det. Gordon Katsumoto)

Amy Hill

(Kumu)

GUEST CAST:

Bobby Lee

(Jin Jeong)

Christopher Thornton

(Kenny “Shammy” Shamberg)

Jay Ali

(Dr. Ethan Shah)

Grace Victoria Cox

(Chloe Dawson)

Alex Carter

(Henry Sellers)

Roman Blat

(Mikhail Kozlov)

Ego Mikitas

(Andrei Tarasova)

Sterling Sulieman

(FBI Agent Cantwell)

Rustic Bodomov

(Gunman #3)

WRITTEN BY: Eric Guggenheim & Geoffrey Thorne

DIRECTED BY: Avi Youabian

GENRE: Drama



NCIS: Los Angeles 5/2 on CBS





NCIS OBTAINS A HARD DRIVE CONTAINING A REALISTIC DEEP FAKE VIDEO OF A DECEASED TERRORIST AND MUST RETRIEVE THE DANGEROUS TECHNOLOGY BEHIND IT, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, MAY 2

“Imposter Syndrome” – NCIS obtains a hard drive containing a realistic deep fake video of a deceased terrorist and must retrieve the dangerous technology behind it. However, when the team’s comms are highjacked during their mission, they find that one of their own has been a victim of its potential, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Chris O’Donnell

(Special Agent G. Callen)

LL COOL J

(Special Agent Sam Hanna)

Linda Hunt

(Operations Manager Henrietta “Hetty” Lange)

Daniela Ruah

(Special Agent Kensi Blye)

Eric Christian Olsen

(Investigator Marty Deeks)

Barrett Foa

(Tech Consultant Eric Beale)

Renée Felice Smith

(Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones)

Medalion Rahimi

(Special Agent Fatima Namazi)

Caleb Castille

(Special Agent Devin Rountree)

GUEST CAST:

Rob Black

(Garrett Coffey)

Pedro Tapia

(Adam Elshar)

Matty Cardarople

(Danny)

Joseph Makkar

(Umar Hamid)

Oksana Orlan

(Cleo)

WRITTEN BY: Samantha Chasse

DIRECTED BY: Eric A. Pot

GENRE: Drama, Crime, Mystery



Seal Team 5/12 on CBS





BRAVO IS TASKED WITH A COVERT MISSION TO INFILTRATE A BOKO HARAM CAMP, HACK ITS DATA NETWORK AND RESCUE AN AMERICAN HOSTAGE, ON “SEAL TEAM,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

“Hollow at the Core” – Bravo is tasked with a covert mission to infiltrate a Boko Haram camp, hack its data network and rescue an American hostage, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

David Boreanaz

(Jason Hayes)

Max Thieriot

(Clay Spenser)

Neil Brown Jr.

(Ray Perry)

AJ Buckley

(Sonny Quinn)

Toni Trucks

(Lisa Davis)

RECURRING CAST:

Justin Melnick

(Brock Reynolds)

Tyler Grey

Scott Foxx

(Trent Sawyer)

(Full Metal)

Alona Tal

Mike Wade

(Stella Baxter)

(Lt. Wes Soto)

GUEST CAST:

Shiva Negar

(Mina Hassan)

John Lee Ames

(James Parker)

Nikki McKenzie

(CPO Kang)

Raymond Watanga

(Nigerian Hostage)

Kasim Saul

(Thirsty Guard)

Jason Dohring

(Lt. CMDR Whitshaw)

WRITTEN BY: Matt Bosack & Kenny Sheard

DIRECTED BY: J. Michael Muro

GENRE: Drama



The Equalizer 5/2 on CBS





MCCALL RACES TO FIND A WOMAN KIDNAPPED BY A SERIAL KILLER WHOSE PAST CRIMES WENT UNDETECTED BECAUSE THE VICTIMS WERE FROM MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, ON “THE EQUALIZER,” SUNDAY, MAY 2

“Hunting Grounds” – McCall races to find a woman kidnapped by a serial killer whose past crimes went undetected because the victims were from marginalized communities. Also, trouble arises for McCall when her vigilante activity puts her on Manhattan District Attorney Avery Grafton’s (Jennifer Ferrin) radar, on THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Queen Latifah

(Robyn McCall)

Tory Kittles

(Detective Marcus Dante)

Adam Goldberg

(Harry Keshegian)

Liza Lapira

(Melody “Mel” Bayani)

Laya DeLeon Hayes

(Delilah)

WITH: Lorraine Toussaint

(Viola “Vi” Marsette)

AND: Chris Noth

(William Bishop)

GUEST CAST:

Lyndsay Kimball

(Emma Harper)

Jennifer Ferrin

(D.A. Avery Grafton)

Claudia Logan

(Kayla Banks)

Angel Dillemuth

(Benny)

Leanne Antonio

(Nia)

Frank Pando

(Captain Tony Torres)

Gameela Wright

(Mrs. Howard)

Keilyn Durrel Jones

(Carter Jacobs)

Nashawn Kearse

(Deshawn Sanders)

Destin Khari

(Andre Dante)

Tyler Williams

(Stefon Danter)

Andy Schneeflock

(Jay Ackerman)

Jamie Rezanour

(Employee)

John Schiappa

(Frank Jacobs)

Nathan Lucrezio

(Human Resources Manager)

Rob Giumarra

(Harvey Sloane)

WRITTEN BY: Joe Gazzam

BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan

DIRECTED BY: Christine Moore

GENRE: Drama