Fox is having a good Fall, even the LA Times noticed, and they topped the important 18-49 and 18-34 adults demo groups for the second week of the broadcast primetime season, in the week ending October 4, 2009. The 18-49 race was particularly tightly contested between all 4 big networks. CBS lead the adults 25-54 demo and average viewership for the week.
Sadly, we will no longer be having a Tiny Network Showdown! since MyNetworkTV ratings averages are no longer being reported by Nielsen, since they are no longer classed as a network but are now a "programming service".
Note that the chart includes RATINGS not VIEWERSHIP as was typical in our weekly network ratings posts prior to July, 2009.
You can see past week's broadcast network primetime weekly TV ratings results here.
Each rating point is a percentage of the US TV population in that demographic group and equals: 2.90 million viewers, 1.32 million adults 18-49, 0.68 million adults 18-34 and 1.24 million adults 25-54.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.