Ah, what a difference a Super Bowl makes. Last year CBS had it, and this year Fox did. Because of that we'll ignore their results this week when trying to see any effects of the WGA strike.
NBC slipped a bit vs. last year, but is still ahead of where they were at mid-season, undamaged by the strike. ABC has stabilized, but at a level about 5% below mid-season, showing definite strike damage. The CW continues to drift lower amid many problems.
Our "Strike Effect" chart shows broadcast network primetime season to date ratings for the 2007-8 season compared to the 2006-7 season.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.