Networks Hold Ratings Line In 2019-20

Traditional networks lost viewers, to be sure, and the spring and summer months were rough for most networks as their content pipelines dried up during the coronavirus pandemic. But the early days of the pandemic, when TV viewing surged across all platforms, provided some cushion against those losses and mitigated the overall declines. Here is a breakdown of the network rankings in primetime and some highlights from other dayparts in the TV year that just concluded.