After thirty-three weeks of the 2011-12 TV season (through 5/6/12), FOX remained ahead of CBS in the advertiser prized adults 18-49 ratings for the season with a 3.2 average rating (down three-tenths from last season) to CBS's 3.0 rating (up a tenth from last season). NBC remained in third place (2.5, up two tenths from last year) ahead of ABC (2.4 rating, even with last season) . Univision is in fifth with a 1.5 rating average (even with last season ). CW is sixth with a 0.8 rating average (down a tenth vs. last season).
Among total viewers, CBS is comfortably ahead for the season averaging 11.77 million viewers. FOX is second with 8.89m, followed by ABC with 8.34m, NBC with 7.43m, 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.
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