Broadcast Net Wins Its 10th Consecutive Premiere Week — Here Are the Numbers

Oct 2, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Ratings are in for premiere week of the 2018-2019 broadcast TV season, and for the 10th consecutive year, CBS claimed a win in total viewers.

CBS averaged 8.355 million viewers, a margin of almost a half-million viewers over NBC, which placed second in the metric with 7.869 million. ABC was third with 5.430 million, followed by Fox with 3.908 million.

NBC, however, won the key 18-49 demo, where CBS came in third behind Fox. In adults 25-54, NBC was first with CBS and Fox tied for second.

Click here for additional numbers and the CBS breakdown by show in the network’s anouncement sent out this morning.

National Nielsen summary — prime time

Week No. 1 of the 2018-2019 season (ending Sept. 30, 2018)

Total viewers

CBS: 8.355 million

NBC: 7.869 million

ABC: 5.430 million

Fox: 3.908 million

Adults 18-49 (rating, share)

NBC: 2.0, 9

Fox: 1.6, 7

CBS: 1.3, 6

ABC: 1.2, 5

Adults 25-54 (rating, share)

NBC: 2.5, 9

CBS: 2.0, 7

Fox: 2.0, 7

ABC: 1.6, 5

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