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2012-2013 Season: CBS Leads Among Adults 18-49 & With Total Viewers Through Week 31 Ending April 28, 2013

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April 30th, 2013

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After thirty one weeks of the 2012-2013 broadcast television season (through Sunday, April 28, 2013), CBS is in first place among adults 18-49, with a 2.9 rating average, down 3 percent from last season.  FOX  was second, with a 2.5 rating average, down 22% from last season. NBC was third with a 2.4, down 4% from last season. ABC was fourth with a 2.2, down 8% from last season. The CW finished 5th among English networks 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 12.007 million viewers. ABC is second with 7.817m, followed by FOX with 7.079m, NBC with 7.001m, and CW with 1.785 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.

 
  • Melissa

    Unrounded numbers?

  • MichaelChickless

    juggernaut

  • Max Vrany

    ABC dropped a tenth. We’ll find out how clever their PR department is in 4 weeks.

  • romo

    2.9 & 2.5 both round up to a 3 so its a tie.

    Also does anyone wanna buy this bridge in brooklyn ?

  • Chuck_T

    Do you think that NBC will be #3 for the season?

  • Ultima

    @Chuck_T
    Do you think that NBC will be #3 for the season?

    Yes, there’s absolutely no way that they can catch FOX.

  • Justin

    I wonder what would happen if ABC had more sports programming while NBC didn’t? ABC should get more sports programming to raise their average since that’s what every other network does, except for The CW.

  • Anthony

    I wonder what would happen if ABC had more sports programming while NBC didn’t? ABC should get more sports programming to raise their average since that’s what every other network does, except for The CW.

    ABC used to have more sports programming but they made the decision to move away from it and put it towards ESPN because it was more valuable to them there.

  • Fred

    Even w/o the SUPER BOWL, CBS would most likely be #1 overall and in the 18-49 demo. Very impressive indeed. CBS has a very enviable line up of very strong scripted shows. Ironically my family and friends hardly watch anything on CBS.

    Even with the NFL and The Voice, NBC is still 4th overall and 3rd in the 18-49 demo. Mainly because NBC has no hit sitcoms and only modest performing dramas. Must be extremely disappointing for them because they have 2 top rated programs.

    Even w/o any sports programing, ABC manages to be #2 overall. Thanks to DWTS and many shows with solid ratings.. However 4th in the 18-49 demo. No thanks to DWTS. Very frustrating. Especially because most of my family and friends watch so many shows on ABC: OUAT, REVENGE, DWTS,CASTLE,BODY OF PROOF, MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY, NASHVILLE, GREY’S, SCANDAL, HAPPY ENDINGS, SHARK TANK, PRIME TIME, 20/20. Not to mention the canceled 666 Park Ave and LAST RESORT.

    Even with a sinking but still solid X FACTOR/IDOL FOX manages to be 3rd overall and 2nd in the 18-49 demo. Now if those music contests don’t totally collapse next season, FOX will most likely be in good shape next season because of the SUPER BOWL.

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