Final 2007-2008 Broadcast Season Network Ratings

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May 29th, 2008

Fox Tops All Categories For 2007-8 Broadcast Season Sweep


A foregone conclusion for quite some time, Fox completed the prime-time broadcast network ratings sweep of all viewer categories for the 2007-8 season ending May 21, 2008.

Unlike past years when Fox had taken the youth age demographic category wins, but finished behind CBS for total viewers, this year Fox lead all categories.

CBS finished second in average viewers and adults 25-54, and third in adults 18-49 and 18-34 (but by only 120,000 over Univision).

ABC was third for average viewers and adults 25-54, and second in adults 18-49 (narrowly over CBS) and adults 18-34 (narrowly over NBC).

NBC was fourth for average viewers adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, and third (a bright spot?) for adults 18-34.

Univision was the real surprise of the season, challenging the English networks particularly strongly in adults 18-34.

CW, the network with seemingly more PR flaks than viewers, finished 6th across the board. Next year we'll add MyNetworkTV to our charts and I expect a close race with CW for 6th.

Note that the broadcast prime-time season (and our data for the chart above) ended on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, not the typical Sunday ending for our previous season to date charts.

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