2013-2014 Season: NBC Leads Among Adults 18-49 & CBS With Total Viewers Through Week 1 Ending September 29, 2013

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October 1st, 2013

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After one weeks of the 2013-2014 broadcast television season (through Sunday, September 29, 2013), NBCis in first place among adults 18-49, with a 3.1 rating average, up 7 percent from last season.  ABC  as second, with a 2.3 rating average, up 2% from last season. CBS and FOX tied for third with a 2.2, down 5% and 17% respectively from last season. Univsion was fifth with a 1.3, down 10% from last season. The CW finished sixth with a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating average, up 1% from the previous season.

Among  total viewers, CBS is ahead for the season  averaging 10.38 million viewers. NBC is second with9.710m, followed by ABC with 7.990m, FOX with 6.010m, Univision with 3.300m and CW with 0.780 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.

  • senor chang

    i knew the gap between NBC and everybody else would be big, but…damn.

  • Fred

    NBC is boosted by the massive NFL and VOICE. Solid new shows like BLACKLIST also help.
    ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D boosted ABC tremendously. Also helped Tuesday comedy lineup improve from last season. Still massive MODERN FAMILY and solid GREY’s, SCANDAL, OUAT, REVENGE, CASTLE etc…. will help ABC maintain the #2 position. But it will tough.

  • romo

    Is fox gonna win the year cause of the super bowl ?

  • Max Vrany

    @romo, not if their scripted shows can’t keep up.

    I’m starting to think NBC has a shot to win with the Olympics coming up in February. That’s about 14 nights with a 7.0+ in the 18-49 demo each night.

    This is the first time in a while that who is going to win isn’t clear-cut. It’s so exciting!

    (Obligatory note that winning the season is irrelevant.)

  • romo

    Even better for nbc then cause i think its 18 nights since they start on a thursday now.

  • romo

    In the article it says 2012-13 season thats wrong.

  • Anthony

    Still massive MODERN FAMILY and solid GREY’s, SCANDAL, OUAT, REVENGE, CASTLE etc…. will help ABC maintain the #2 position. But it will tough.

    Virtually no chance ABC stays in second. I doubt it will even keep from falling to fourth place. Fox will certainly pass it due to the Superbowl, and ABC barely beat CBS this week despite a huge premiere for SHIELD (which will almost certainly drop over the next few weeks).

  • rich

    CBS and FOX are potentially in for a long season. Even with some Football overrun CBS is down YOY, that’s not good at all. All their freshman shows are duds. At least FOX has Sleepy Hollow but besides that they are doomed. If Blacklist and Chicago Fire hold, NBC is set for a win.

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