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CBS Fills Entire Top 10 List of Highest-Rated Broadcast Shows for the Week

Network becomes first broadcaster to achieve distinction

CBS scored a major victory as its programming made up the entire list for the top 10 highest-rated broadcast programs for the week ending Feb. 14.

This marks the first time since Nielsen started reporting live plus same day ratings in Dec. 2005 that any network delivered all of the top 10 programs in a single week.

The top 10 programs were, in order: “NCIS,” “The Big Bang Theory,” the latest Republican presidential debate, “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Blue Bloods,” “60 Minutes,” “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Life in Pieces.”

CBS also won the week in viewers, as well as the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics for the second consecutive week.

CBS also saw record ratings when they broadcast Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos drew in a staggering 111.9 million viewers, making it the third most watched television broadcast of all time.

CBS also reached an all-time high in its Q4 earnings. The company achieved $3.9 billion in revenue, beating expectations of $3.79 billion for the best quarter in company history.

Check out the full top 10 list below (all viewership numbers are live-plus-same-day):

1. “NCIS”–16.94 million viewers
2. “The Big Bang Theory–16.25 million viewers
3. Republican Presidential Debate–13.44 million viewers
4. “NCIS: New Orleans”–12.57 million viewers.
5. “Scorpion”–11.36 million viewers
6. “Blue Bloods”–10.92 million viewers
7. “60 Minutes”–10.42 million viewers
8. “Madam Secretary”–10.06 million viewers
9. “NCIS: Los Angeles”–9.75 million viewers
10. “Life in Pieces”–9.35 million viewers