2011-12 Season: FOX Continues to Lead 18-49 Ratings; CBS Still Tops Viewership Through Week 34 Ending May 13, 2012

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May 15th, 2012

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After thirty-four weeks of the 2011-12 TV season (through 5/13/12), FOX remained ahead of CBS in the advertiser prized adults 18-49 ratings for the season with a 3.2 average rating (down 8% from last season) to CBS's 3.0 rating (up 3% from last season). NBC remained in third place (2.5, up 7% from last year) ahead of ABC (2.4 rating, down 1% from last season) . Univision is in fifth with a 1.5 rating average (up 1% from last season ). CW is sixth with a 0.8 rating average (down 16% vs. last season).

Among  total viewers, CBS is has a substantial lead for the season  averaging 11.75 million viewers. FOX is second with 8.88m, followed by ABC with 8.36m, NBC with 7.41m, Univision with 3.63m 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.

  • Max Vrany

    How close is ABC to a virtual tie?

  • MoHasanie

    I think ABC will come fourth place this year for the first time in many years. Its usually tied NBC for third.

  • Mi

    NBC is ahead of ABC only because of the Superbowl, ABC is the better network of the two for me.

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