NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB 12-18

Snowboarders White, Kim Boost NBC To Win

For the week of Feb. 12-18, NBC averaged 17.62 million viewers. That bested the combined viewership of the three other major broadcast networks by the largest margin for any regular season, non-Super Bowl week since electronic “people meters” came into use, the network said. CBS was second with 4.48 million viewers, followed by Fox with 1.65 million, Univision with 1.43 million, Ion Television with 1.3 million, Telemundo with 1.18 million and the CW with 930,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 5-11

Olympics, ‘This Is Us’ Give NBC Ratings Win

NBC’s total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27%, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen’s electronic people meters began measuring ratings. NBC averaged 15.82 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 5.55 million viewers, ABC had 4.04 million, Fox had 2.85 million, Univision had 1.56 million, the CW had 1.37 million, Ion Television had 1.32 million and Telemundo had 1.11 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, JAN. 29-FEB. 4

‘This is Us’ Gets Big Boost From Super Bowl

The show was seen by just under 27 million people, its largest audience ever and the highest for any show with the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot in six years. With the help of the game, NBC averaged 23.1 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 6.1 million viewers, ABC had 3.8 million, Fox had 2.9 million, Univision and the CW tied with 1.42 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 22-28

Will Ferrell’s Return Bumps Ratings For ‘SNL

The latenight comedy show reached 7.47 million viewers for this past weekend’s show with Ferrell as host. However, CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 8.5 million viewers. ABC had 4.6 million viewers, NBC had 4.2 million, Fox had 3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.6 million, the CW had 1.3 million and Ion Television had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 15-21

NFC Title Game Helps Fox To Weekly Win

With a primetime football game, Fox won the week by averaging 10.6 million viewers. CBS had 6.9 million, ABC had 4.74 million, NBC had 4.69 million, the CW had 1.53 million, Univision had 1.47 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 1-7

NBC Wins Another Week In Primetime

NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 9.7 million viewers. CBS had 7.5 million, Fox had 5.7 million, ABC had 4.2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 750,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 25-31

Cold Weather A Boon For New Year’s Shows

More than 25 million people tuned in to see Ryan Seacrest ring in 2018 from a frigid Times Square, the biggest audience for ABC’s venerable New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since at least 1991. CNN and Fox also set standards for their celebratory coverage that night. With television networks knocked off their regular schedules on a holiday week, CBS averaged 5.7 million viewers in primetime to lead the broadcasters. ABC had 4.5 million viewers, NBC had 3.9 million, Fox had 3.3 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 970,000 and the CW had 910,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC 18-24

NFL, Funny Ladies, ‘Wonderful Life’ Top TV

NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 6.85 million viewers. CBS was second with 5.57 million, ABC had 3.33 million, Fox had 2.87 million, Univision had 1.31 million, Ion Television had 1.21 million, CW had 930,000 and Telemundo had 920,000. ESPN topped the cable networks with an average 2.52 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 11-17

Fox’s ‘Christmas Story’ Fails To Excite Viewers

Fox’s telecast was seen by 4.52 million viewers on Sunday night. That’s lower than any of the live plays that have been shown on broadcast television since NBC kicked off the trend in 2013 with The Sound of Music. CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 7.9 million viewers. NBC had 7.8 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Fox had 3.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, while Telemundo and the CW were tied with 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 4-10

Football Powers NBC To Another Ratings Win

Behind two football games, NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 8.1 million viewers. CBS had 6.8 million viewers, Fox had 4.6 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 1.7 million, the CW had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.27 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, NOV. 27-DEC. 3

‘Today’ Dominates Ratings With Lauer Firing

It was the week’s top morning show. NBC also won the week in primetime, averaging 9.3 million viewers. CBS had 7.7 million, Fox had 5.4 million, ABC had 4.8 million, the CW had 1.8 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 20-26

NBC Wins Week, Narrows Gap With CBS

For the year to date, NBC has climbed within 902,000 viewers of CBS, the narrowest gap in 15 years, according to Nielsen figures. Longtime leader CBS has drawn 9.9 million viewers compared to NBC’s 9 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 13-19

Football Helped NBC To Another Ratings Win

As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night’s clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week’s most-watched program, while Thursday’s face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked third, Nielsen said. Sunday’s game was the fourth Sunday Night Football so far in this young season to top 20 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 6-12

Strong Ratings For Country Music Awards

The Country Music Association Awards on ABC was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. However, NBC won the week’s ratings race on the strength of two football games.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 30-NOV. 5

The World Series Home Run For Fox

A solid World Series enabled Fox to win the ratings race for a second straight week, averaging 9.7 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 8.2 million, NBC had 6.3 million, ABC had 4.5 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.3 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 23-29

Fox’s Hannity Tops Cable News Rankings

Sean Hannity’s move to the 9 p.m. timeslot paid immediate dividends for the network. President Donald Trump’s biggest cable news backer averaged 3.2 million viewers in October, topping Rachael Maddow’s 2.5 million. For the broadcast networks, baseball led Fox to the easy win for the week in primetime, with the network averaging 13.2 million viewers. CBS had 7.8 million, NBC had 6.9 million, ABC had 4.5 million, Telemundo had 1.48 million, Univision had 1.47 million, the CW had 1.35 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT 16-22

Viewership Down For ‘Walking Dead’ Debut

The AMC show had 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, down 33% from last fall’s seventh season premiere, which had 17 million. CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 8.8 million viewers. NBC had 7.5 million, winning among the 18-to-49-year-old age group watched closely by advertisers. ABC averaged 5.1 million viewers, Fox had 2.7 million, Telemundo had 1.43 million, the CW had 1.42 million, Univision had 1.4 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 9-15

DVR Viewing Shows ‘Good Doctor’ Is A Hit

CBS was the most popular network in primetime, averaging 8.9 million viewers. NBC had 7.3 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.9 million, the CW had 1.61 million, Telemundo had 1.57 million, Univision had 1.5 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP | OCT. 2-8

CBS Holds Its Ratings Lead In Week 2

Overall for the week, CBS averaged 8.61 million viewers, while NBC had 7.36 million viewers. ABC had 5.3 million, Fox had 4.47 million, Univision had 1.48 million, Telemundo had 1.43 million, Ion Television had 1.11 million and the CW had 780,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 25-OCT. 1

NFL Ratings Down On Weekend Of Boycott

Nielsen said Tuesday the weekend’s nationally televised games averaged 13.8 million viewers, down from 14.8 million the week before. Opening week registered 16.3 million viewers and the second week had 15.8 million. CBS averaged 9.5 million viewers in primetime last week. NBC had 7.8 million viewers, ABC had 5.8 million, Fox had 3.1 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.38 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 900,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP | SEPT. 18-24

Nielsen: NFL Ratings Off 11% So Far This Year

For the week, NBC averaged 7.8 million viewers in prime time. CBS had 6.2 million, ABC had 4.2 million, Fox had 2.7 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 910,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 28-SEPT. 3

College Football Helps ABC To Ratings Win

For the week, ABC averaged 4.61 million viewers in primetime. NBC had 4.59 million, CBS had 3.9 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision and Telemundo were tied at 1.41 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 850,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP | AUG. 21-27

Viewership Down For Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards tallied 5.68 million viewers across 10 different networks on Sunday for a show dominated by Kendrick Lamar’s coronation and the debut of Taylor Swift’s new video. That’s down from the 6.5 million people who watched the VMAs in 2016, and the 9.8 million who watched the year before. Among the broadcast networks, NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 5.5 million viewers. CBS had 4.2 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 2.4 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 890,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, AUG. 14-20

‘Talent,’ Thrones’ Rule Ratings Again

Overall in primetime during this sleepy summer week, NBC averaged 5.1 million viewers. Runner-up CBS had 4.2 million, while ABC had 3.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 910,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP | AUG. 7-13

‘Weekend Update,’ ‘Diana’ Modest Winners

NBC averaged 4.9 million viewers in primetime last week, Nielsen said. CBS had 3.99 million, ABC had 3.95 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Univision had 1.49 million, Telemundo had 1.45 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 940,000. NBC’s Nightly News topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. ABC’s World News was second with 7.5 million and the CBS Evening News had 6.4 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP | JULY 31-AUG. 6

‘Talent’ And ‘Thrones’ The Week’s Big Winners

Overall in primetime for the week, NBC averaged 5.4 million viewers. CBS was second with 4.1 million, ABC had 3.2 million, Fox had 1.6 million, just ahead of Univision with 1.5 million, while Telemundo had 1.34 million, Ion Television had 1.28 million, and the CW had 950,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, JULY 24-30

Reality (And ‘Thrones’) Reigned In Ratings

Overall in primetime for the week, NBC averaged 4.7 million viewers in prime time. CBS was second with 4.3 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Univision had 1.44 million, Telemundo had 1.39 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million, and the CW had 910,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 17-23

Colbert’s Russia Shows Are Winners For CBS

CBS’s Late Show host scored his largest margin of victory since his debut week nearly two years ago for shows that featured segments filmed during his recent trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. For the week, NBC averaged 5 million viewers in primetime. CBS was second with 4.4 million, ABC had 3 million, Fox had 1.8 million, Univision had 1.7 million, Ion Television had 1.26 million, Telemundo had 1.25 million and the CW had 970,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 10-16

All-Star Game Sees Bump To 9.3M Viewers

The game drew 9.3 million viewers to Fox to rank as the last week’s No. 2 program, Nielsen said Tuesday. That compares to 8.7 million for 2016’s game. HBO fielded the other big standout: The season seven premiere of Game of Thrones drew 10.1 million viewers, zooming past the previous bests in the 8-million range for other recent GOT season openers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JUNE 19-25

‘Talent’ Helps NBC Win The Week In Primetime

NBC averaged 4.6 million viewers for the week, CBS had 4.3 million, ABC had 3.6 million, Fox had 2 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.32 million, Telemundo had 1.26 million and the CW had 760,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JUNE 12-18

NBA Finals Helped ABC Retain Ratings Crown

Overall, ABC remained dominant in primetime for its third week, averaging 5.34 million viewers, while NBC was second with 4.53 million. CBS had 4.15 million viewers, Fox had 2.60 million, Univision had 1.42 million, Ion Television had 1.27 million, Telemundo had 940,000 and the CW had 780,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MAY 29-JUNE 4

ABC Is Off And Running With NBA Finals

Basketball led ABC, which averaged 6.8 million viewers, to a weekly victory in primetime. NBC had 5.2 million viewers, CBS had 4.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 870,000 and the CW had 820,000.

NETWORKS RATINGS ROUNDUP: MAY 22-28

As TV Season Ends, CBS Remains Dominant

The traditional television season ended last Wednesday and, for the ninth year in a row, CBS finished as the most popular network in primetime. CBS has won 14 of the last 15 years. Nielsen said CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers a night in primetime, with time-delayed viewing of up to seven days included. The network was down 11% from last season. NBC was second, essentially flat from last year, ABC was third and down 9% and Fox gained 1%, although helped significantly by showing the Super Bowl in 2017.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MAY 1-7

Colbert Has Good Week Despite Controversy

Stephen Colbert’s Late Show had its widest margin of victory over NBC’s Tonight since Colbert’s debut week in September 2015. The CBS show averaged 3.06 million viewers last week, which was up 12% from the previous week. CBS won the week with a primetime average of 7.1 million viewers. NBC had 5.2 million, ABC had 5 million, Fox had 2.4 million, Univision had 1.7 million, the CW had 1.24 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 890,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: APRIL 24-30

CBS Kept Ratings Winning Ways Last Week

CBS won with an average of 6.2 million viewers, claiming 13 of the week’s Top 20 shows. It was CBS’s eighth straight weekly win said. Runner-up NBC averaged 5.3 million viewers while placing four shows in the Top 20. ABC had 4.1 million, with two shows in the Top 20. Fox had 2.43 million, with its top-ranked series, Empire, placing 21st for the week. Univision had 1.7 million, the CW had 1.23 million, while Telemundo and Ion both had 1.21 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, APRIL 17-23

Rough Week For Fox Broadcast Ratings

Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, Empire,aired a rerun that had barely over 3 million viewers. Despite having many of its shows in repeats, CBS won the week in primetime with an average of 6.7 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, APRIL 10-16

‘SNL’ Time Zone Shift Pays Big Dividends

NBC’s telecast last weekend — with host Jimmy Fallon, musician Harry Styles and with Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy delivering their hit impersonations of Donald Trump and Sean Spicer — was seen by 7.87 million people, or 21% more than the previous week’s telecast. CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 6.6 million viewers. ABC had 4.5 million, NBC had 4.4 million, Fox had 2.5 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 900,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 27-APRIL 2

Colbert Reaches Another Latenight Milestone

Stephen Colbert won Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Jimmy Fallon with a sharp concentration on politics. In primetime, CBS dominated last week with an average of 9.7 million viewers, boosted by the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 20-26

’60 Minutes’ Returns To No. 1 In Primetime

CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 7.4 million viewers. NBC had 5.6 million, ABC had 4.4 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.7 million, Telemundo had 1.31 million, the CW had 1.3 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, MARCH 13-19

‘This Is Us’ Season Finale Is Series Record

The heartwarming NBC series was second only to CBS’s NCIS for the most popular show of the week for its debut season finale last week. CBS still won the week in primetime, averaging 7.2 million viewers. NBC had 6.4 million, ABC had 4.6 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Telemundo had 1.33 million, Ion Television had 1.29 million and the CW had 1.1 million.