That number covers all dayparts, with approximately 59 billion of those minutes coming from CBS primetime entertainment programming. CBS sports programming, namely the NFL on CBS, accounts for 45 billion. News content brought in 26 billion, with “60 Minutes” representing 4 billion. Late-night mainstay “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has been viewed for 4.8 billion minutes this season thus far.
Per the Nielsen data, that makes CBS the most watched broadcaster of the season thus far. NBC is second with approximately 130 billion minutes. Fox follows in third place with approximately 108 billion. ABC is fourth with approximately 98.5 billion.
“While ‘time spent’ has mainly been a streamers’ metric, it actually demonstrates the continuing strength and scale of broadcast television, and CBS in particular,” said George Cheeks, president and CEO of