Boosted by a Sunday NFL overrun into primetime, Fox topped the weekly broadcast primetime adults 18-49 ratings averages for the fourth time in eleven weeks, finishing with a 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings average for the week.
NBC, against CBS repeats, got help from a big Sunday Night Football game to finish second with a 2.5 rating. CBS, substantially in scripted repeats for the week finished third with a 2.2 rating. While fourth place ABC, in holiday mode without DWTS, sank to just a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating average on the week.
CBS topped the press release friendly, but advertiser ignored, average viewership for the week.
The network's average viewership is charted in millions of viewers, just like we report all other average viewership information on the site, and adults 18-49 is charted as ratings points. Note the units (million viewers on the left, rating on the right) below the bars.
Each adults 18-49 rating point is a percentage of the adults 18-49 US TV population and equals 1.315 million adults 18-49.
You can see past week's broadcast network primetime weekly TV ratings results here.
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