2012-2013 Season: CBS Leads Among Adults 18-49 & With Total Viewers Through Week 22 Ending February 24, 2013

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February 26th, 2013

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After twenty-two weeks of the 2012-2013 broadcast television season (through Sunday, February 24, 2013), CBS is in first place among adults 18-49, with a 3.1 rating average, down 3% from last season.  NBC was second, with a 2.6 rating average, down 4% from last season. FOX was third with a 2.5, down 24% 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 12.542 million viewers. ABC is second with 7.926m, followed by NBC with 7.628m, FOX with 7.021m, and CW with 1.872 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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Fred

    So much discussion regarding NBC’s The Voice and Revolution I forgot to consider the heavily promoted Apprentice.
    This show may top the other network shows on Sunday.
    FOX might have a harder time beating NBC by end of season.

  • Max Vrany

    NBC averaged a 1.1 for the February sweep. Even if NBC averages a 3.5 on Monday and a 2.5 on Tuesday, the 1.1 on the other nights means their average comes out to 1.6. Since ABC needs to win by .64 a week, ABC only needs to average a 2.1 for the rest of the year. ABC averaged a 2.4 for the February sweep.

    Even if ABC doesn’t pass NBC outright, they’ll be close enough for their PR department to make a tie.

  • JTV

    Also, I’d say that the final stretch of Office episodes (especially the finale) should be above what its been averaging this season.

    I expect DWTS to be down even further with such a lame cast. Additionally Zero Hour will continue to fall, Red Widow is probably DOA, and How To Live With Your Parents doesn’t seem to be a breakout hit waiting in the wings.

  • NBC Fan

    I have no idea how the Voice will do, but I do know that DWTS will NOT be competitive with The Voice. The cast is lame and last year the Voice almost doubled the show.

  • Fred

    Wait, doesn’t DWTS always have a lame cast?
    The Apprentice seems to have the stronger cast every season.

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