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With the AFC Championship game (Jets/Steelers) in Sunday prime time, there was no doubt that CBS would overwhelm the rest of the broadcast networks 18-49 ratings for the week.

CBS averaged a outsized 4.9 adults 18-49 rating for the week. Fox, boosted by the return of American Idol was well above the rest of the competition in second with a 3.6 rating, while ABC and NBC tied for third with just a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

As usual, CBS 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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