CBS Up, ‘Idol’ Down As TV Season Ends

For the 10th time in 11 years, CBS was the nation’s most-watched network, Nielsen said Thursday. CBS’s margin of victory was wider than any other network in 24 years and it won among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, a group coveted by advertisers, for the first time in 21 years.

CBS Wraps Season With Landmark Demo Win

With just days left to the May sweep, the 2012-13 season finishes with CBS pulling top bragging rights among adults 18-49 for the first time since 1991 — and fatigued reality shows like American Idol dragging former champ Fox down to second place.