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2011-12 Season: FOX Still Leads 18-49 Ratings; CBS Still Tops Viewership Through Week 32 Ending April 29, 2012

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May 1st, 2012

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After thirty-two weeks of the 2011-12 TV season (through 4/29/12), FOX remained ahead of CBS in the advertiser prized adults 18-49 ratings for the season with a 3.2 average rating (down 8% vs. last season) to CBS's 3.0 rating (up 3% vs. last season). NBC remained in third place (2.5, up 8% vs. last year) ahead of ABC (2.4 rating, even with last season) . Univision is in fifth with a 1.5 rating average (up 1% versus last season ). CW is sixth with a 0.8 rating average (down 15% vs. last season).

Among  total viewers, CBS is comfortably ahead for the season  averaging 11.79 million viewers. FOX is second with 8.92m, followed by ABC with 8.32m, NBC with 7.47m, Univision with 3.62m and CW with 1.72 million.

Note that these season to date ratings averages are "Most Current" ratings which is a combination of Live + 7 Day DVR viewing for weeks more than 2 weeks ago and Live + Same Day DVR viewing for the immediately preceding 2 weeks.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Mike

    and nbc had the super bowl. they still willl be 4th after may sweeps?

  • MoHasanie

    I think ABC might pass NBC by the end of the sweeps.

  • Bob

    @MoHasanie….ABC deserves to beat NBC. NBC should end up dead last. I guess having the Superbowl MIGHT allow it to end up third. Still a loser of a network.

  • disney rocks

    How is Cw’s average so high? None of their new episodes except VD are regular that high.

  • Leondre

    NBC will stay ahead of ABC, if not tying it.Next week is the Voice finale and then America’s Got Talent will take it’s place the week after that.

  • Tony ^_^

    So much for CBS beating FOX… They were at a 3.1 rating a couple of weeks ago weren’t they? Lol… :p

  • Justin121

    FOX 3.2 CBS 3.1

    Now 3.2 vs. 3.0

    NBC 2.6 ABC 2.4

    Now 2.5 vs. 2.4

    CBS and NBC lost a tenth during this past week.

    i.e., CBS is not cathing up to FOX; NBC might “catch down” to ABC.

    Three and a half weeks to go.

  • Ultima

    @Tony
    So much for CBS beating FOX

    FOX beating CBS has been a certainty for at least a couple months, if not longer. I don’t know how people thought CBS was going to catch up.

    @disney rocks
    How is Cw’s average so high? None of their new episodes except VD are regular that high.

    Nielsen season-to-date ratings are “most current,” meaning Live+7 if already available, Live+SD otherwise.

    @MoHasanie
    I think ABC might pass NBC by the end of the sweeps.

    Absolutely no chance of that. There’s probably no chance of a tie, either. Last week NBC was at 2.53 and ABC at 2.42

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