November 5, 2012

Broadcast Network Standings through Six Weeks

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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A quick update.

SEASON TO DATE through six full weeks (39 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast nationals), NBC is averaging a 2.77 rating in prime time (up 20% from the same period last year).

CBS is back in second place with a 2.36 (down 17%).

FOX is back in third place with a 2.24 (down 30%).

ABC is fourth with a 2.12 (down 11%).

Collectively, the four networks total a 9.48 rating (down 12% from 10.73 the same period last fall).

The CW, technically a broadcast network, is averaging a 0.57 in prime (down 24%).


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.