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Season to Date Broadcast Net Ratings, through Feb 17

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February 24th, 2008

Fox Extends Lead in All Categories

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Fox continued to stretch its season to date lead in all TV ratings categories through the week ending February 17. The chart below shows Season to Date TV ratings through the week of February 17 (21st week of the broadcast season).

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    There's still a lot of Idol left. I don't see 6-8 weeks worth of new episodes of CBS crime dramas and comedies making it up, not even in the 25-54. I watched a lot of CBS sports in the last couple of weeks and the # of times they utter the slogan, “THE most watched television network” is still pretty high even though it is blatantly false (at least in primetime) at this point.

    Bill, do you think CBS can catch up in either total viewers or 25-54 by the end of May sweeps?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Another interesting thing to me here. It's obvious for the big broadcast nets the trend is not their friend. For FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC considerably more 35-49 year olds are watching broadcast TV than 18-34 year olds.

    That is not the case with CW and UNI.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    I think it's unlikely that CBS catches Fox in either of those two categories, particularly 25-54.

    Fox doesn't have 24 like previous seasons, but figure that Fox has about another 4 weeks of big wins before CBS starts putting on new episodes of most of their shows, the following 6-8 weeks of new CBS episodes will be hard pressed to make up all that ground.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    There’s still a lot of Idol left. I don’t see 6-8 weeks worth of new episodes of CBS crime dramas and comedies making it up, not even in the 25-54. I watched a lot of CBS sports in the last couple of weeks and the # of times they utter the slogan, “THE most watched television network” is still pretty high even though it is blatantly false (at least in primetime) at this point.

    Bill, do you think CBS can catch up in either total viewers or 25-54 by the end of May sweeps?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Another interesting thing to me here. It’s obvious for the big broadcast nets the trend is not their friend. For FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC considerably more 35-49 year olds are watching broadcast TV than 18-34 year olds.

    That is not the case with CW and UNI.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    I think it’s unlikely that CBS catches Fox in either of those two categories, particularly 25-54.

    Fox doesn’t have 24 like previous seasons, but figure that Fox has about another 4 weeks of big wins before CBS starts putting on new episodes of most of their shows, the following 6-8 weeks of new CBS episodes will be hard pressed to make up all that ground.

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