Broadcast Premiere Week Crowns a Clear Ratings Winner

Sep 28, 2010  •  Post A Comment

One network is clearly ahead of the pack after the ratings have been tallied for broadcast TV’s fall premiere week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The winner is CBS, which took the top spot both in total viewers and in the 18-49 demo, the story reports.

Among individual shows, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was No. 1 in the 18-49 demo, while “Dancing With the Stars” topped the list in total viewers, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

NBC’s numbers were up the most from last fall’s premiere week, rising 4% to help the network place second overall in total viewers and up 8% for third in the 18-49 demo..

Fox dropped the most, 16% in adults 18-49, and wound up in fourth place both in total viewers and in the 18-49 demo. ABC also dropped substantially, 15% in the 18-49 demo, despite strong results for “Dancing With the Stars,” but managed to place third overall in 18-49 and second in total viewers.

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