July 1, 2013

Weekly Network Ratings & Summer to Date Standings

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  ABC tumbles to last place with the NBA Finals all wrapped up.  The network is now pacing 12% behind last year’s comparable week.  CBS is back in the game with the early premiere of Big Brother and the bona fide hit Under the Dome — the network is up 21% from the same week last year and up 43% from last week.  With only one NHL game this past week, NBC is down over 30% from the prior week and the comparable week last year, but America’s Got Talent still provides enough to win a typical summer week.

Adult 18-49 Prime Time Rating
THIS WEEK Same Week Last Year Last Week
June 24-30, 2013 June 25-July 1, 2012 % chg June 17-23, 2013 % chg
NBC 1.28 2.02 -36% 1.91 -33%
CBS 1.19 0.98 +21% 0.83 +43%
FOX 1.18 1.39 -15% 1.11 +7%
ABC 0.99 1.12 -12% 2.67 -63%
4-net 4.64 5.51 -16% 6.52 -29%


With five weeks of summer ratings in the books, ABC and NBC continue to be ahead of last year’s pace although their advantages versus last year are evaporating each week.

Summer to Date May 27-June 30
18-49 Rating vs Last Year
ABC 1.92 +5%
NBC 1.57 +4%
FOX 1.18 -18%
CBS 0.98 -7%

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.