2012-2013 Season: NBC Leads Among Adults 18-49, While CBS is Number 1 With Total Viewers Through Week 15 Ending January 6, 2013

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January 8th, 2013

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After fourteen weeks of the 2012-2013 broadcast television season (through Sunday, January 6, 2013), 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 2.7 rating average, down 16% from the prior season. FOX was third with a 2.4, down 20% from last season. ABC was fourth with a 2.3, down 8% from last season. The CW finished last with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating average, down 13% from the previous season.

Among  total viewers, CBS is ahead for the season  averaging 11.233 million viewers. NBC is second with 8.772m, followed by ABC with 8.064m, FOX with 6.650m, and CW with 1.853 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.

  • TV Addict

    NBC FTW!

  • jm

    NBC will drop to 2nd place now that Sunday Ngiht Football has ended for the season, and they will have to fight FOX for 2nd place in the demo. With American Idol just around the corner, FOX will cut into NBC lead in the 18-49, and will know for sure if NBC’s current non-sports lineup can hold up without football. I think with a boosted SuperBowl, CBS will win narrowly ith the 18-49’s then comes NBC in 2nd barely, then FOX in 3rd, and ABC in 4th place for the second year in a row. None of ABC primetime programs are doing that goog this year outside of Modern Family, even Dancing With the Stars has now started to become stale with their all star season.

  • cas127


    What do the aggregated ratings (all broadcast networks) look like?

    Is broadcast losing viewers this year? Is cable picking them? Or the internet/Netflix?

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