With three nights of American Idol, Fox rolled over the broadcast primetime adults 18-49 ratings competition for the week averaging a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating nearly twice that of second place CBS.
CBS averaged just a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating for the week for second place. ABC finished third with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. NBC trailed in fourth with a 1.6 rating.
In a rare occurrence, Fox topped CBS for the top of the press release friendly, but revenue meaningless, 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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