July 22, 2013

Weekly Network Ratings & Summer to Date Rankings

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals). FOX wins the week with the MLB All-Star Game, while ABC falls back to a weak fourth place, way off last year’s pace which was driven by the early finale of The Bachelorette. Last year ABC was in a mad rush to get the reality series off the air before the tidal wave of the summer Olympics started. CBS and NBC are very similar to the ratings for last week and the comparable week last year.

Adult 18-49 Prime Time Rating
THIS WEEK Same Week Last Year Last Week
July 15-21, 2013 July 16-22, 2012 % chg July 8-14, 2013 % chg
FOX 1.44 1.43 +1% 1.16 +24%
CBS 1.20 1.15 +4% 1.15 +4%
NBC 1.16 1.14 +2% 1.17 -1%
ABC 0.93 1.45 -36% 0.95 -3%
4-net 4.73 5.17 -9% 4.43 +7%

With eight weeks of summer ratings in the books, the standings remain very static.

Summer to Date May 27-July 21
18-49 Rating vs Last Year
ABC 1.54 -5%
NBC 1.41 +3%
FOX 1.17 -19%
CBS 1.04 -2%

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.