After thirty-six weeks of the 2011-12 TV season (through 5/27/12), marking the official end of the season, FOX finished the season ahead of CBS in the advertiser prized adults 18-49 ratings for the season with a 3.2 average rating (down 9% from last season) to CBS's 2.9 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 11.64 million viewers. FOX is second with 8.89m, followed by ABC with 8.37m, NBC with 7.34m, Univision with 3.64m and CW with 1.70 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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