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CBS stayed on top of the ratings race for the fourth straight week of the broadcast primetime season averaging a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, but without a huge football overrun on Sunday, the competition substantially closed the gap. Fox was only a tenth of a point behind in second place with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. NBC was another tenth behind with a 2.5 average rating, and ABC another tenth behind in fourth with a 2.4 average.

CBS, as usual, topped 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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