After seven weeks of the 2011-12 TV season, CBS edged into a ratings tie with Fox for the season-to-date lead among adults 18-49 with a 3.5 average rating. While in a virtual tie rounded to a tenth of a ratings point, CBS (up 3% vs. last year) is still slightly behind Fox (up 19% vs. last season). ABC is third with a 2.8 rating (down 2%). NBC is fourth with a 2.6 rating (down 9%). Univision is in fifth with a 1.5 rating average (down 5%). CW is sixth with a 1.0 rating average (down 22%).
With total viewership, CBS is comfortably leading averaging 13.06 million viewers. FOX is second with 10.09m, followed by ABC with 9.66m, NBC with 7.31m, Univision with 3.59m and CW with 2.12 million.
Note that these season to date ratings averages are “Most Current” ratings which is a combination of Live + 7 Day DVR viewing for weeks more than 2 weeks ago and Live + Same Day DVR viewing for the immediately preceding 2 weeks.
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