October 29, 2012

The Sked: Broadcast Season Averages

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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A quick update.

SEASON TO DATE through five full weeks (32 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast nationals), NBC is averaging a 2.73 rating in prime time (up 19% from the same period last year).

FOX is now second with a 2.37 (down 21%).

CBS is now third with a 2.27 (down 20%).

ABC is fourth with a 2.11 (down 11%).

Collectively, the four networks total a 9.48 rating (down 10% from 10.53 the same period last fall).


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.