2012-2013 Season: NBC Leads Among Adults 18-49, While CBS is Number 1 With Total Viewers Through Week 14 Ending December 30, 2012

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January 3rd, 2013

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After fourteen weeks of the 2012-2013 broadcast television season (through Sunday, December 30, 2012), NBC is in first place among adults 18-49, with a 3.1 rating average, up 24% from last season.  CBS was second, with a 2.8 rating average, down 13% from the prior season. ABC and FOX were third with a 2.4, down 4% and 23% respectively from last season. The CW finished last with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating average, even with the previous season.

Among  total viewers, CBS is ahead for the season  averaging 11.384 million viewers. NBC is second with 8.768m, followed by ABC with 8.527 m, FOX with 6.598m, and CW with 1.920 million.

Each adults 18-49 rating point is a percentage of the adults 18-49 US TV population and equals 1.265 million adults 18-49. The season-to-date numbers are "Most Current" ratings, which are Live+7 Day for all but the two most recent weeks and Live+ Same Day for the two most recent weeks.

You can see last week's broadcast network primetime weekly TV ratings results here.

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

  • Nick

    Interesting. ABC & the CW are really holding up, while CBS & Fox are crumbling.
    My estimates for the end of the year:

    1. CBS: 3.0
    2. NBC: 2.8
    3. Fox: 2.5
    4. ABC: 2.4
    5. The CW: 0.8

  • Justin121

    After many years of FOX a lock for #1 thanks to Idol and no 10pm, CBS at #2, football-less ABC and football-boosted NBC competing for #3,

    Can we say the only real competition this year is between NBC and FOX for #2?

    (Superbowl-boosted CBS at #1, football-less ABC at #4, The Voice/SNF-led NBC and American Idol-led, 10pm-less FOX compete for #2).

    P. S. OCD psycho case @Ultima: do not reply to my posts.

  • Ultima

    P. S. OCD psycho case @Ultima: do not reply to my posts.

    If you don’t want responses to your posts, then stop commenting.

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