CBS Bests Rivals For Prime-Time Viewers

Just a few weeks before the 2015-2016 broadcast season ends, CBS leads in both key 18-49 viewers and overall viewers on a season-to-date basis.

For 18-49 viewers, CBS has a Nielsen average of 2.92 million 18-49 viewers (2.3 rating/8 share) through May 8, when looking at live program-plus-seven days of data, with the most recent two weeks live program-plus-same day viewing.

NBC is at 2.74 million 18-49 viewers (Nielsen 2.2 rating/7 share); Fox, 2.44 million (1.9/6); and ABC, 2.33 million (1.8/6); and CW, 960,000 18-49 viewers (0.8/3).

CBS is averaging 11.2 million overall prime-time viewers; followed by NBC at 8.20 million; ABC with 6.80 million; Fox at 5.88 million; and CW with 1.96 million.

In addition to having the three biggest broadcast TV shows in terms of all viewers -- “NCIS,” “Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS: New Orleans” -- CBS had the Super Bowl this TV season in February. NBC’s top-viewing shows include “Sunday Night Football” and “The Voice.”

Other broadcast networks season-to-date results: Univision, 970,000 overall Nielsen viewers; Telemundo, 700,000; ION Network, 400,000; UniMas, 360,000; Bounce, 130,000; Me TV, 100,000; and ETV, 100,000.



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