NBC is Number One Among Adults 18-49, CBS Tops With Total Viewers in Week 1 Ending September 29, 2013

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October 1st, 2013

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In week 1 of the broadcast television season ending Sunday, September 29, 2013, NBC was number one among adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating average. ABC took second, with  a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating average. CBS and FOX tied for third with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Univision took fifth with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating average. The CW finished sixth with a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating average.

CBS won the week with total viewers, with 10.380 million viewers, ahead of second place NBC with 9.710 million viewers. ABC was third with 7.990 million. FOX was fourth with 6.010 million, followed by Univision with 3.300 million and the 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.

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.

  • casey

    NBC back on top…when was the last time that they won week one of a broadcast yeasr


    Hmmmmm… last season?

  • Craig

    Last year

  • Tommy M.

    I think the better question is when was the last time ABC came in 2nd place for premiere week? I honestly don’t know so no need to be snarky if it’s happened in the recent past!

  • platypus Perry

    NBC premiering well in demo and viewers the same as last year.

    The true question is will freefall into a dungeon this winter without football and Voice leading the way?

    Although I must say NBCdoes have the Winter Olympics as a good filler this year and by the time that ends The Voice will be back to carry the season again.

    Hopefully new shows can stabilize and not be as leadin dependent as shows for the network typically have been in the past!

  • Kevin

    Anybody else think ABC might be climbing up the ladder this year in terms of ranking?

  • Fred

    I guess S.H.I.E.L.D. helped boost ABC to 2nd. Tuesday is now formidable for ABC. With still powerhouse MODERN FAMILY and solid GREY’S, SCANDAL, OUAT, REVENGE, CASTLE etc….. ABC has a decent chance of maintaining the #2 position. But it will be tough.

  • mbmike

    is it possible that CBS can go from first to last

  • Fred


    It is possible. CBS is not the powerhouse it once was. Monday is weaker now. Tuesday is currently the most competitive night thanks to S.H.I.E.L.D. Many of their procedurals/dramas aren’t huge anymore.
    Lucky they have BBT.

  • Anthony

    Anybody else think ABC might be climbing up the ladder this year in terms of ranking?

    I wouldn’t so much consider it ABC climbing up the ladder, more so that Fox and CBS are stumbling down the ladder quickly while ABC is staying where it was…

  • Fred

    With the disappointing results of the second airing of ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. it looks like ABC will have a very difficult time maintaining 2nd place. The declining ratings hurt ABC’s sitcom block as well. While a 3.0+ is still very impressive, it’s not massive. I probably will settle in the mid 2’s the rest of the season. Def not what ABC was hoping for.
    However these days 2.0+ rating are more than acceptable.

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