After seventeen weeks of the 2012-2013 broadcast television season (through Sunday, January 20, 2013), NBC is in first place among adults 18-49, with a 2.9average, up 16% from last season. CBS was second, with a 2.8 rating average, down 13% from the prior season. FOX was third with a 2.4, down 27% 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 11.728 million viewers. NBC is second with 8.390m, followed by ABC with 7.872m, FOX with 6.782m, and CW with 1.807 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.
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