After 7 weeks of the 2008-9 season through November 9, 2008, CBS has the largest season to date audience with 11.23 million viewers (followed by ABC with 10.11 million) and the most adults 25-54 with 4.95 million (again followed by ABC with 4.62 million).
ABC has edged ahead of CBS for highest average for adults 18-49 with 4.09 million vs. 4.05 million (followed closely by Fox with 3.82 million and NBC with 3.71 million). At this point in the season, the relative positions in the all important 18-49 race look similar to last season with the exception that ABC doesn't have nearly as big of a lead as they did last season. Of course, the absolute numbers are all down for the big English broadcast nets this season.
Fox had the highest average (1.82 million) for adults 18-34 followed closely by NBC in second with 1.69 million.
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