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CBS continues its run on top the weekly broadcast network adults 18-49 ratings, as most of the competition wrestled with one or more new shows that were DOA.

CBS’ 3.1 adults 18-49 rating for the week topped second place Fox’s 2.8 rating. NBC followed in third with a 2.7 rating, and ABC finished fourth with a 2.6. ABC looks like it will remain in fourth through December.

CBS also topped the press release friendly average viewership for the week.

Broadcast network ratings stat of the week: The sum of the 5 English networks adults 18-49 ratings averages for the week (not a true average), was 3% below the sum for week 2 of the 2009-10 season.

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.

Note that the chart includes both  AVERAGE VIEWERSHIP (on the left side) and ADULTS 18-49 RATINGS (on the right) using the same vertical axis scale.

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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