‘Intelligence’ is CBS’ highest rating premiere this season
It’s a great start for ‘Intelligence,’ the new drama earned the top-spot for CBS’ premieres for the current season, according to the network. The confirmation came in earlier today, CBS is calling the series “The most-watched new series premiere of the season with 16.6 million viewers.” “Intelligence” also earned the top spot in its time period in viewers, (Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54).
That comes very close to the unstoppable machine that is “NCIS,” it had its most-watched episode of the season with 20.7 million viewers. This according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
At 9:00 PM, the premiere of INTELLIGENCE was first in viewers (16.59m), adults 25-54 (3.7/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/06). INTELLIGENCE posted the season’s largest audience for a new series premiere and the time period’s best drama delivery in adults 25-54 since Sept. 24, 2013 and in viewers since March 19, 2013, all while matching NCIS: LOS ANGELES’s last three broadcasts in adults 18-49.
Earlier, at 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (20.65m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). NCIS posted its largest audience since March 5, 2013. At 10:00 PM, PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (12.11m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). For the night, CBS was first in viewers (16.45m) adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).