FOX Leads Among Adults 18-49, CBS Tops With Total Viewers in Week 21 Ending February 17, 2013

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February 20th, 2013

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In week 21 of the broadcast television season ending Sunday, February 17, 2013, FOX came in first place among adults 18-49 with a 2.1 rating average.  CBS came in second with a 1.9. ABC was third with a 1.8. NBC was fourth with a 1.3. The CW finished last with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating average.

CBS won the week with total viewers, with 8.834 million viewers, ahead of second place FOX with 6.570 million viewers. ABC was third with 6.081 million. NBC was fourth with 4.395 million followed by  the CW with 1.535 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.

  • Leondre

    How did fox get a 2.9 this week?

  • Leondre

    Are you sure Fox isn’t supposed to be a 1.9?

  • fringegot5seasons

    Idol was airing for 3 hours of Fox’s and they don’t air 10pm, but even then Idol wasn’t that high to pull up their floundering lineup.

  • Freddy Arrow

    Fox’s rating this week:

    Mon: 2.3
    Tue: 1.0
    Wed: 4.3
    Thu: 2.7
    Fri: 0.9
    Sat: 1.3
    Sun: 1.7

    That comes out to an average of 2.0. Rounding can certainly mean it really was 1.9. If you take Tuesday out of it, since there were no commercials, that’s still an average of only 2.2.

  • Ultima

    It should be a 2.1 rating for FOX; from their ratings press release for this week…

    FEBRUARY 11 – 17, 2013

    ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
    FOX 2.1/6 FOX 1.8/6 FOX 6.6
    ABC 1.8/5 ABC 1.3/5 ABC 6.1
    CBS 1.9/5 CBS 1.1/4 CBS 8.8
    NBC 1.3/4 NBC 0.9/3 NBC 4.4


    Why is 18-49 considered such an important demographic?
    There sure are a lot of 50 plus people who spend money.
    I have spent much more money after I turned fifty than prior.

  • Simon Jester

    @Martin – It’s not about who spends money, it’s about who can be persuaded by advertising to alter their spending habits. Now that you’re over 50, are you really likely to change your toilet paper brand because the boob tube tells you to?

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