March 4, 2013

Weekly and Season to Date Network Ratings

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Another week of prime time ratings, and only FOX can claim a full week average over a 2 rating with adults 18-49 for the week ending last night.  ABC has a particularly steep decline versus the same week last year, which included The Oscars.

Weekly Rating Feb 25-Mar 3
18-49 Rating Vs Last Year
FOX 2.19 -7%
CBS 1.85 -19%
ABC 1.62 -49% (Oscars this week last year)
NBC 1.23 -32% (The Voice was airing last year)

FOX is currently still in third place for the season but should pull into a tie with NBC in about two weeks.  Updated full season ratings (through May) still show CBS winning, followed by FOX, NBC and ABC.

Season to Date Sep 24-Mar 3
18-49 Rating vs Last Year (Projected full season)
CBS 2.60 -1.1% (2.38)
NBC 2.24 -6.7% (2.07)
FOX 2.18 -22% (2.16)
ABC 1.88 -11% (1.87)

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.