CBS NEWS RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 12 AND FULL BROADCAST YEAR
Premiered in the top 10 in all of television – #4 primetime broadcast in viewers and #3 in adults 18+ (tied) – on Sunday, Sept. 18. (Watch 60 MINUTES) (Press Release)
Posted its best viewers and adults 18+ deliveries since Jan. 16, 2022, while in adults 25-54 matched Nov. 14, 2021, for the best since Jan. 10, 2021.
Delivered 10.20 million viewers, up +115,000 from the season premiere a year ago, with 2.912 million of them adults 25-54 (up +2%) year to year.
Was additionally Sunday’s #1 non-sports primetime program in viewers, adults 18+ and adults 25-54.
Amassed 1.66 billion potential social impressions, up +515% from last year’s season premiere.
Posted its largest live streaming audience ever and was up +87% from last year’s season premiere on Sept. 12, 2021.
Finished the 2021-2022 season as the #1 primetime news program.
60 MINUTES, in the 2021-2022 season, was television’s #1 primetime broadcast in viewers seven times, made the top five in viewers 18 times this season and top ten 27 times.
60 MINUTES matched the 1992-93 season’s first place finishes for the best since the 1991-92 season.
Finished the 2021-2022 broadcast year with the tightest gaps in adults and women against NBC and ABC ever (since at least 1991) and its most narrow deficit among men with NBC ever. (Watch CBS MORNINGS)
Posted its largest women audience competitive share ever (25%) for a season, dating back to at least 1991, and is up over two share points from last season.
Gained one share point in the adults 25-54 demo over the previous season, tying the 2016-17 season for its highest mark ever (25%).
Coming out of its first season since the relaunch, the broadcast closed the gaps with the competition in the key adults 25-54 demo – cutting into NBC’s lead by 28% (-276,000 gap vs. -385,000) and 19% against ABC (-245,000 gap vs. -301,000).
In the most important demo, women 25-54, the broadcast made even greater progress, cutting into NBC’s lead by 32% (-170,000 gap vs. -250,000) and 33% vs. ABC (-151,000 gap vs. -225,000).
In the third quarter, delivered its best audience share ever, for any quarter, in adults and women, and had the tightest gap ever with NBC and ABC for any quarter among both demos (dating back to 1987).
In viewers, delivered the tightest gap ever with NBC for any quarter since 1987 and tightest with ABC for a third quarter since the third quarter of 1998.
Was the only program with year-over-year growth in women for the quarter (+6% vs. the third quarter of 2021) while NBC fell -22% and ABC -15%.
Posted its second consecutive quarter of year-to-year growth with the second quarter of 2022 up +8% vs. the second quarter of 2021.
Delivered 519,000 in the adults 25-54 demo in the final week of the season, for its fourth straight week above 500,000 (last done in May).
Compared to the same week last year, grew +14% in women 25-54, and has now grown in 17 of the past 20 weeks. NBC and ABC have fallen year-over-year in each of those 20 weeks, and by double-digits for the majority of them.
Delivered 2.4 million viewers, with 519,000 in adults 25-54 and 332,000 in women 25-54.
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL
Finished the 2021-2022 broadcast year delivering the tightest gaps in adults and men with NBC in 27 years. (Watch the CBS EVENING NEWS)
Finished the broadcast year with its tightest gap with NBC in women 25-54 in 15 years.
Finished the broadcast year with its tightest gap with ABC in adults and women since the 2018-19 season.
Cut into the competition’s lead among women 25-54 the most (-18% vs. NBC and -14% vs. ABC).
In the adults 25-54 demo, cut into NBC’s lead from last year by 16% and 10% against ABC.
For the third quarter delivered the tightest gap in the demo with NBC for any quarter since the second quarter of 1995 and with ABC since the third quarter of 2019.
Delivered its tightest gap among women 25-54 with NBC for any quarter since the second quarter of 2007 and with ABC since the third quarter of 2018.
Delivered its tightest gap with NBC among viewers for any quarter since the second quarter of 2021 and with ABC since the second quarter of 2019.
For the quarter, garnered the strongest audience share in women 25-54 since the first quarter of 2021.
Compared to the third quarter of 2021, closed the gap among adults with NBC by 22% and with ABC by 12%.
Closed the gap in women with NBC by 34% and with ABC by 20%.
Closed the gap in viewers for the quarter with NBC by 2% and with ABC by 4%.
For the week of Sept. 12, was the #1 broadcast on CBS Monday through Thursday in viewers and # 1 on Monday and Tuesday in the adults 25-54 demo.
Delivered 603 million potential social impressions for the week of Sept. 12.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING
Finished the 2021-2022 broadcast year as the #1 Sunday morning news program for the 22nd consecutive season in total viewers. (Watch CBS SUNDAY MORNING)
Finished #1 with adults 25-54 and women 25-54 for the 19th consecutive season.
Delivered 4.624 million viewers, with 727,000 of them in adults 25-54, ranking #1 for the 619th week in viewers and 225th among adults 25-54 on Sunday, Sept. 18.
The broadcast’s live streaming audience was up +8% from the prior week.
FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNEN
Finished the 2021-2022 broadcast year as the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show in viewers for the second consecutive season. (Watch FACE THE NATION)
Finished #2 in women 25-54 for the first time in seven years (2014-2015 season).
Expanded its lead over NBC (+382,000 from +116,000 last season).
Garnered its largest audience share among viewers, adults and women 25-54 in seven years (since the 2014-15 season).
For the third quarter, was #1 in viewers for the ninth consecutive quarter and #2 in women 25-54 for the fourth consecutive quarter.
Ranked #2 among adults 25-54 for a third quarter for the first time since the third quarter of 2014.
Was ahead of NBC among women 25-54 by +46,000, its largest lead over NBC for any quarter since the second quarter of 2015.
Was Saturday’s #1 primetime non-sports program with viewers with its 35th season premiere on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Delivered 2.04 million viewers, with 446,000 of them adults 25-54.
48 HOURS amassed a total of 37.8 million potential social impressions.
Finished the 2021-2022 season as Saturday’s #1 non-sports primetime program for the 16th consecutive season.
CBS SATURDAY MORNING
For the 2021-2022 season, delivered its narrowest gap ever with NBC among adults and women 25-54 (dating back to 1991). (Watch CBS SATURDAY MORNING)
Delivered the tightest gaps with ABC for the season in adults and women since the 2004-05 season.
Garnered its largest audience competitive shares among women (25%) since the 2002-03 season.
For the third quarter, delivered its narrowest gap ever with NBC for any quarter among adults and women (dating back to 1991).
Specifically among adults 25-54 was just -96,000 from NBC, marking the first time ever for any quarter below the -100,000 mark.
Its -55,000 gap in women with NBC was its narrowest for a quarter ever, while its -119,000 gap with ABC was its narrowest for any quarter since the fourth quarter of 2004.
For the week, was the only program with week-to-week growth in the adults 25-54 demo on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Delivered 1.710 million viewers, with 289,000 in adults 25-54.
The broadcast’s live-streaming audience was up +5% from the prior week.
CBS WEEKEND NEWS: SATURDAY
Finished the 2021-2022 season delivering 2.44 million viewers, with 355,000 of them adults 25-54.
Cut gap with NBC by 35% in adults, 34% in women and 10% in total viewers.
Cut the gap with ABC in adults 25-54 by 3% and 10% in women.
Gained one competitive share point in adults and women while NBC lost share.
CBS WEEKEND NEWS: SUNDAY
Finished the 2021-2022 season delivering 2.8 million viewers, with 395,000 of them adults 25-54.
Cut the gap with NBC by 19% in adults 25-54, 23% in women 25-54 and 17% in total viewers.
Cut the gap with ABC in viewers and demo by 24% and 18% in women.
Gained two competitive share points in viewers and one point in the adults 25-54 demographic while ABC lost share.
(All data Nielsen live plus same day ratings for 9/20/2021-9/18/2022)