August 5, 2013

Weekly Network Ratings & Summer to Date Standings

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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). NBC jumped to first place the week ending Sunday, thanks to the pre-season NFL Hall of Fame Game Sunday, while FOX tumbled to fourth place (from first last week) as original Hell’s Kitchen episodes were replaced by low-rated repeats of scripted shows on Thursday.  Last year at this time was the heart of the Summer Olympic coverage when NBC averaged over a 10 rating with Adults 18-49 for the entire week.

Adult 18-49 Prime Time Rating
THIS WEEK Same Week Last Year Last Week
July 29-Aug 4, 2013 July 30-Aug 5, 2012 % chg July 22-28, 2013 % chg
NBC 1.58 10.47 -85% 1.14 +40%
CBS 1.21 0.96 +26% 1.21 +0%
ABC 1.01 0.78 +29% 0.96 +5%
FOX 0.94 0.91 +4% 1.27 -26%
4-net 4.74 13.12 -64% 4.58 +3%

With ten weeks of summer ratings in the books, NBC has a shot at catching ABC for the summer crown, the equivalent of winning the $1.98 Beauty Contest.

Summer to Date May 27-Aug 4
18-49 Rating vs Last Year
ABC 1.43 -3%
NBC 1.40 -48%
FOX 1.16 -17%
CBS 1.07 +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.