For the First Time in 10 years, NBC has Won 5 of the Season's First 6 Weeks

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November 6th, 2012

via press release:

 

 

 

NBC has won week 6 in adults 18-49 with its highest in-season rating

(3.1) since Super Bowl Week. NBC has now won five of the season's

first six weeks in 18-49 for the first time in 10 years.

 

NBC is #1 season to date in 18-49 through six weeks for the first time

in 10 years.

 

NBC is up 24% versus last season (to a 3.1 rating from a 2.5) and has

moved from #4 at this point last year to #1 this year. NBC's 3.1 is

its highest week-six season average in five years (since 2007).

 

In Week 6, NBC is up 35 percent versus Week 6 last year (with a 3.1

rating vs. a 2.3). The other Big 4 networks are all flat or down

versus the same week last year.

 

NBC has 3 of the top 4 programs of the week in 18-49, #1 Sunday Night

Football, #3 Monday's The Voice and #4 Tuesday's The Voice (rankings

exclude sports pre- and post-game show).

 

Note that all regularly scheduled programs from Monday, Oct. 29 to

Saturday November 3 are reported as breakouts by Nielsen due to the

impact of Hurricane Sandy. Breakouts are included in overall primetime

averages but are not included in season-to-date programming averages

 

 

Here are "live plus same day" weekly averages for Week 6...

 

Week 6 Adults 18-49 vs. Same Week Last Year

Net...Week 6 2011... Week 6 2012...Diff

NBC...2.3...3.1...Up 35%

CBS...2.8...2.8...Even

ABC...2.5...2.2...Down 12%

Fox...3.9...1.7...Down 56%

 

Week 6 Total Viewers vs. Same Week Last Year

Net...Week 6 2011... Week 6 2012...Diff

NBC...6.524 million ...8.568 million...Up 31%

CBS...11.010 million...11.573 million...Up 5%

ABC...8.870 million ...8.200 million...Down 8%

Fox...12.571 million ...4.505 million...Down 64%

 

 

In 18-49 so far this season, NBC's schedule includes:

* The #1 primetime series on the broadcast networks, Sunday Night

Football.

* 4 of primetime's top 7 programs on the broadcast nets (#1 "SNF,"

Monday's "The Voice" and "Revolution" tied for #4, and Tuesday's "The

Voice" tied for #6).

* The #1 unscripted series, The Voice.

* The #1 drama, Revolution (and #1 drama overall on the broadcast

nets).

* The #1 new drama, Revolution, and #1 new comedy, Go On.

* The #1 Friday series, Grimm.

Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

 

Counting Universal Television's "The Mindy Project," NBCUniversal

accounts for four of the top six new shows of the fall:

1. Revolution, 5.4

2. Elementary, 3.4

3. Go On, 3.4

4. Nashville, 3.2

5. Mindy Project, 2.8

6. New Normal, 2.7

 

 

In addition to being up for the season by 24 percent in 18-49 (3.1 vs.

2.5), NBC is up 19 percent in total viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.2

million). NBC is the only network among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox that's

up versus last year's six-week averages in either category.

 

Here are "most current" season averages thru six weeks...

 

Adults 18-49 vs. First Six Weeks of the Season Last Year

Net...Six Weeks 2011... Six Weeks 2012...Diff

NBC...2.5...3.1...Up 24%

CBS...3.4...2.8...Down 18%

ABC...2.8...2.5...Down 11%

Fox...3.6...2.5...Down 31%

 

Total Viewers vs. First Six Weeks of the Season Last Year

Net...Six Weeks 2011... Six Weeks 2012...Diff

NBC...7.242 million ...8.611 million...Up 19%

CBS...12.769 million...11.753 million...Down 8%

ABC...9.701 million ...8.971 million...Down 8%

Fox...10.277 million ...7.179 million...Down 30%

 
  • Jay

    Yay! NBC!

  • James

    THE VOICE

  • ruler969

    Great job NBC! 5/6!

  • James

    X factor is destroying FOX dropped 30% in viewwers from last year lmao

  • erwan from france

    @James, it’s not true ! FOX is killing X Factor !

  • richard

    they didnt do this in fall 2003? shows what i know

  • Brian

    Hope this makes them re-think their long Revolution hiatus decision.

  • Paulo PT

    FOX is dead this season!!! Only Glee and New Girl are doing fine.
    Animation domination down a lot, x factor to, not a good option to similar with American Idol, need other kind o reality show.

  • Kangarookeeper

    Go NBC!!!

  • American

    NBC!

  • Flame

    In what universe is “Sunday Night Football” a series?

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