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One Network Clinches the Season in Key Demo, Total Viewers

Sep 11, 2018  •  Post A Comment

One broadcast network has clinched the ratings crown for the 52-week 2017-2018 TV season in both total viewers and the key 18-49 demo. NBC made the announcement today, noting that it was the first time in 16 years that the network had won the title of most-watched.

In the key 18-49 demo, it was NBC’s fifth consecutive win.

While the Super Bowl and Olympics were keys to the network’s success, NBC noted that counting only entertainment programming, it still was No. 1 in the key demo.

With two weeks officially left to count, NBC clinched No. 1 in all key metrics, including Adults, Men and Women 18-34 and 25-54, marking the first time in 10 years that one network has swept the demo categories.

Please click here for more of the number crunching.

Here are the 2017-2018 prime-time averages through 50 weeks, “most current”:

18-49 demo

NBC… 1.8

ABC… 1.3

CBS… 1.3

Fox… 1.2

CW… 0.5

Total Viewers

NBC… 7.8 million

CBS… 7.7 million

ABC… 5.5 million

Fox… 4.2 million

CW… 1.5 million

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