CBS Declares TV Season Victory in Coming Weeks

The traditional TV season doesn’t end until later this month, but that didn’t stop CBS from declaring victory.

CBS released a statement on Tuesday saying it would end the 2021-22 season as the most-watched primetime television network for the 14th time in a row and 19th time in the past 20, according to figures provided. by the Nielsen company.

The first victory dance coincided with CBS parent company Paramount Global announcing its results on Tuesday. Although CBS’ lead over second place NBC (6.35 million to 6.25 million) was not large, there was no setback from NBC. Fox is currently third and ABC fourth.

CBS said “NCIS” will end the season as the most-watched TV drama for the 12th time in 13 years. “Young Sheldon” is the most popular comedy.

“A winning streak of this magnitude is unprecedented in the history of media, linear or digital,” said Radha Subramanyam, head of research and analysis at CBS.

NBC, which aired the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics this season, said it would finish first among advertiser-friendly viewers aged 18 to 49.

CBS won last week in prime time, averaging 4.4 million viewers. ABC had 3.3 million, NBC had 2.8 million, Fox had 2 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1 million, and Telemundo averaged 910,000.

Fox News Channel was the most popular primetime cable network, averaging 2.29 million viewers. TNT had 2.13 million, ESPN had 1.55 million, MSNBC had 1.14 million and HGTV had 1.03 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 7.2 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.6 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.6 million.

For the week of April 25 to May 1, the top 20 programs in prime time, their networks and their audiences:

1. “FBI”, CBS, 7.56 million.

2. “60 minutes”, CBS, 7.53 million.

3. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.91 million.

4. “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 6.57 million.

5. “FBI: International,” CBS, 6.1 million.

6. “American Idol” (Monday), ABC, 5.823 million.

7. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 5.815 million.

8. “Survivor”, CBS, 5.72 million.

9. “FBI: Most Wanted”, CBS, 5.44 million.

10. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 5.36 million.

11. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 5.21 million.

12. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (Sunday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 5.19 million.

13. “911”, Fox, 5.08 million.

14. “This Is Us,” NBC, 4.93 million.

15. “Law & Order: SVU,” NBC, 4.89 million.

16. “Magnum, PI, CBS, 4.81 million.

17. “United States of Al”, CBS, 4.62 million.

18. “911: Lone Star”, Fox, 4.58 million.

19. “NFL Draft, Round 1,” ESPN, 4.44 million.

20. “The Price Is Right,” CBS, 4.37 million.

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