2013-2014 Season: NBC Leads Among Adults 18-49 & CBS Tops Total Viewers Through Week 15 Ending January 5, 2013

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January 7th, 2014

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After fifteen weeks of the 2013-2014 broadcast television season (through Sunday, January 5, 2014), NBC is in first place among adults 18-49, with a 3.1 rating average, even with last season.  CBS was second with a 2.5  adults 18-49 rating, down 7% from last season. FOX was third with a 2.3 rating average, down 4% from last season. ABC was fourth with a 2.2 down 4% from last season. Univsion was fifth with a 1.2, down 20% from last season. The CW finished sixth with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating average, up 14% from the previous season.

Among  total viewers, CBS is ahead for the season  averaging 11.167 million viewers. NBC is second with 9.694 million, followed by ABC with 7.954 million, FOX with 6.941 million, Univision with 3.107 million and CW with 1.936 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: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Aron

    How many points will the Winter Olympics add to nbc average? Can fox really catch them ? And will abc best cbs?

  • Eve


    My guess is 4.0 at most every night for two weeks. No idea how to make that average count for NBC numbers.

    I don’t know how high rates the Superbowl, but I do know is huge.

    CBS is stable at most. ABC is not.

  • Fred

    I think NBC will reign supreme by end of season .
    FOX lost ground with X Factor. If Idol tanks , FOX surely won’t catch up with NBC, even with Super Bowl.
    Exciting race though.

  • Fred

    Also I don’t believe ABC can catch up with CBS.
    Simply not enough highly rated programs;
    too many mediocre performers and utter failures.
    I would bet $$ that ABC is fourth by end of season.
    But I wouldn’t bet against FOX beating NBC.
    Close call, but NBC has the edge.

    By end of May:

    NBC- very close
    FOX-very close
    CBS-distant third
    ABC- ever so slight chance of climbing up out of 4th. Really depends on mid season performance .
    This network needs to make some bold and wise decisions next season or they will suffer the same consequences .
    Unfortunately most of the shows I enjoy are on ABC.

  • aok

    Wow, when did Fox lose 18-49?

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