January 28, 2013

Weekly Broadcast Network Ratings through January 27

More articles by »
Written by: Mitch Metcalf
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (January 21-27, 2013), FOX pulled into first place with a 2.56 adult 18-49 rating, thanks to American Idol, a solid premiere for The Following and a lot of repeats on CBS, as it rests for Super Bowl week.

CBS dropped to a second place with a preliminary 1.75 adult 18-49 rating, down from the AFC Championship-fueled 4.22 weekly rating last week.

NBC is headed for a 1.69 for the week, up from the disastrous 1.21 rating last week.  The NFL Pro Bowl Sunday made the difference this week.

ABC is headed for a 1.67 weekly rating, down slightly from last week (1.71).


SEASON TO DATE through 18 weeks (with adjusted fast national ratings for the last three nights):

NBC is now averaging a 2.53 adult 18-49 rating in prime time (down from 2.58 last week but still up 14% from the same period last year).

CBS is in second place with a 2.33 (down 12% from last year).

FOX remains in third place with a 2.18 (down 24%).

ABC is in fourth with a 1.85 (down 13%).

Collectively, the four networks total an 8.89 rating (down 10% from 9.86 the same period last year).

The CW is averaging a 0.55 in prime so far this season (down 8%).




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.