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It’s Official: Fox No.1

May 25, 2006  •  Post A Comment

As expected, Fox is the highest-rated network in the adults 18 to 49 demographic for both the May sweeps and the 2005-06 season.

For the season, which ran from Sept. 19, 2005 through May 24, 2006, Fox was the No.1 network in adults 18 to 49 with a 4.1 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox edged out ABC, which scored a 4.0 for 2005-06 in the demo. CBS was third with a 3.8, followed by NBC (3.3), Univision (1.6), The WB and UPN (both 1.3) and Telemundo (0.4). Univision’s season-to-date average in the demo begins with data as of Dec. 26, 2005, when the Spanish-language network joined the Nielsen Television Index ratings system. Telemundo’s data began as of Jan. 30, 2006.

For the May sweeps, which ran from April 27 through May 24, Fox was also the top network in the demo with a 4.8, easily outpacing its closest competitor, CBS, which averaged a 3.7. ABC was third with a 3.5, followed by NBC (3.1), Univision (1.5), The WB and UPN (both 1.1) and Telemundo (0.4).