CBS Leads Among Adults 18-49 & With Total Viewers in Week 20 Ending February 10, 2013

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February 12th, 2013

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In week 20 of the broadcast television season ending Sunday, February 10, 2013, CBS came in first place among adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating average.  FOX came in second with a 2.2. ABC was third with a 1.9. NBC was fourth with a 1.2. The CW finished last with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating average.

CBS won the week with total viewers, with 13.180 million viewers, ahead of second place FOX with 6.490 million viewers. ABC was third with 6.310 million. NBC was fourth with 4.280 million followed by  the CW with 1.640 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.

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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Oliver

    NBC had an average of 1.2 in a sweeps week? Ouch.

  • Oliver

    I guess even their big sweeps stunt of putting Mike Tyson on SVU backfired and became the lowest-rated episode of SVU ever. Horrible week for NBC. You can tell things are bad when the highlight is the premiere of Community.

  • Max Vrany

    For those asking, ABC needs to win by .63 points a week to pass NBC. They’re not going to be able to win by .7 points every week, especially when The Voice returns. Your 2012-2013 A18-49 results are going to be CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, CW*

    *The CW isn’t even a network, it’s a”netlet” or programming service.

  • Oliver

    @Max Vrany

    What’s the difference between The CW and Fox that makes one a “netlet” or programming service and the other a proper network?

  • Max Vrany

    @Oliver, I’m not sure. It’s the FCC’s definition, and FOX is a network.

  • Ultima

    What’s the difference between The CW and Fox that makes one a “netlet” or programming service and the other a proper network?

    I would assume that it is because FOX has local affiliates that it owns and operates, while the CW does not.

  • Oliver


    I don’t think so. I know that Fox was only allowed to buy stations in the first place because it didn’t schedule enough hours to count as a network (at the time, the FCC banned networks from owning stations).

  • Oliver

    I meant “own stations in the first place”, sorry. That’s the historical reason why Fox schedules less hours than their competitors.


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