ABC, CBS Tied for No.1 in Adults 18-49 for Sweeps

May 3, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Despite a dominant Monday night, CBS on Tuesday was tied with a resurgent ABC for the No. 1 spot in the adults 18 to 49 demographic for the May sweeps.

For the first five days of the sweeps, which began Thursday, April 28, ABC and CBS are tied in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.9 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC is up 50 percent from last year’s May sweeps in the demo, while CBS is up 3 percent.

NBC and Fox are tied for third and fourth place in the sweeps with a 3.3 rating in the demo. While Fox is up 3 percent from May 2004, NBC is down 40 percent.

The WB and UPN are tied for fifth and sixth place with a 1.4 in adults 18 to 49. The WB is flat from last year in the demo, while UPN is up 27 percent.

May sweeps conclude May 25.