December 3, 2012

Broadcast Network Rankings through Week 10

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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SEASON TO DATE through ten weeks (68 nights of official ratings and 2 nights of adjusted fast nationals through Sunday, December 2, 2012):

NBC is averaging a 2.81 adult 18-49 rating in prime time (up 23% from the same period last year).

CBS is in second place with a 2.33 (down 18%).

FOX is in third place with a 2.16 (down 27%).

ABC is in fourth with a 2.14 (down 12%).

Collectively, the four networks total a 9.44 rating (down 10% from 10.49 the same period last fall).

The CW, technically a broadcast network, is averaging a 0.58 in prime so far this season (down 16%).

THE WEEK.  For the just completed week  (November 26-December 2, 2012), NBC is pacing toward a 2.72 rating.

CBS is bouncing back to a 2.60 rating for the week (the second-best week for CBS this young season).

ABC is headed for third place this week with a 2.09 rating.

FOX is going to finish in fourth place for the week with a 1.94 rating.

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.