With the AFC Wild Card game in Saturday prime time, there was no doubt that NBC would top the rest of the broadcast networks 18-49 ratings for the week. NBC averaged a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating for the week. That’s almost certainly the last time NBC will challenge for the top, they’ll be battling ABC for third & fourth from now on.
Fox got a Sunday night boost from their Wild Card overrun and finished in second place with a 2.8 rating average, with CBS and ABC tied in third with a 2.3 rating average.
Even with the AFC Wild Card game NBC couldn’t top CBS for the press release friendly, but advertiser ignored, average viewership for the week.
The network’s average viewership is charted in millions of viewers, just like we report all other average viewership information on the site, and adults 18-49 is charted as ratings points. Note the units (million viewers on the left, rating on the right) below the bars.
Each adults 18-49 rating point is a percentage of the adults 18-49 US TV population and equals 1.315 million adults 18-49.
You can see past week’s broadcast network primetime weekly TV ratings results here.
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