CBS Is America's Most-Watched Network For 14th Straight Year
According to Network research projections, CBS will finish the 2021-2022 season as "America's Most-Watched Network" in primetime for the 14th straight season, as per a PR Newswire report.
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This will be CBS' 19th win in the last 20 years. The Network is also #1 in late night for the sixth consecutive season and in daytime for 36 consecutive years.
CBS' winning season features the top broadcast series/drama (NCIS), top comedy (YOUNG SHELDON), top primetime news program (60 MINUTES), top new drama (NCIS: HAWAI'I), and top new comedy (GHOSTS).
The Network is currently averaging 6.35 million viewers, +100,000 ahead of second-place NBC (versus 6.25m), third-place Fox (4.68m), and ABC (4.19m). All numbers are according to Nielsen's most current ratings through Sunday, May 1.
This marks the second time CBS has won the season during the current winning streak while competing against a network that had both the Super Bowl and Olympics.
"The strength and depth of our core CBS series, the top new comedies, and dramas on television, our iconic alternative programming, world-class sports franchises, plus the finest news program in the history of television, provided us with the power to surge to the top of the broadcast landscape for the 14th consecutive season. That's a huge testament to our talent, producers, and the CBS team," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment.
"Additionally, these incredibly popular series have been a key driver in the growth and success of our streaming service, Paramount+."
"A winning streak of this scale is quite unprecedented in the history of media, linear or digital," said Radha Subramanyam, chief research and analytics officer, CBS, and president, CBS Vision.
"While consumers have an increasing range of options to choose from, CBS continues to engage the broadest range of audiences and delivers sustained levels of viewership year after year across linear and streaming."