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CBS Takes No. 1 in Whole Viewers

With upfronts week over, CBS is ending the 2022-2023 tv season on high, ending because the most-watched broadcast community for the fifteenth consecutive yr.

The broadcaster introduced on Thursday that it averaged 5.96 million viewers in primetime per weeknight, almost 700,000 viewers forward of second-place NBC.

Among the many highlights, NCIS was the No. 1 broadcast drama for the fifth consecutive season, and FBI and Blue Bloods are additionally among the many high broadcast dramas. Younger Sheldon and Ghosts are among the many high comedies.

The corporate will look to proceed its success within the 2023-2024 TV season with three new dramas, one new comedy, particular occasion programming and 22 returning collection, although it stays to be seen how the continuing Writers Guild of America strike will have an effect on the key broadcasters within the fall.

Fox got here in third in whole viewers, however the firm is about to win the coveted 18-49 demo, with drama Accused and unscripted collection Particular Forces: World’s Hardest Take a look at performing nicely for the broadcaster.

Within the demo, Fox was No. 1 with a 1.1 ranking, flat from final season, however pulling forward of second place NBC (0.9) and third place CBS (0.7).

Fox’s Accused is the No. 1 new drama within the demo, averaging 4.1 million viewers (6.5 million together with multiplatform). The post-Tremendous Bowl Season 2 premiere of Subsequent Stage Chef pulled in 18.5 million multiplatform viewers, averaging 6.1 million multiplatform viewers total.

CBS’ whole viewership is down almost 5% from final yr’s viewers of 6.19 million. NBC was second with 5.27 million, a 14% decline from final yr’s 6.11 million. Fox got here in third with 4.45 million (a 2% decline from final season’s 4.56 million), and ABC was fourth with 4.14 million (down barely from final yr’s 4.16 million).

All numbers mirror Nielsen’s “most present” scores, in accordance with CBS. These numbers account for live-plus-7 for the whole season aside from the final two weeks, that are live-plus-same-day.

In all, CBS has 5 collection averaging greater than 11 million viewers in multiplatform, and 7 averaging greater than 10 million.

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