Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins as GOP Coverage Tops NBC
Preseason football inflates ratings
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/31/2012 11:30:59 AM
ABC grabbed second with a 1.4/4. Its GOP coverage tied with CBS at a 1.0, improving by three tenths from Wednesday. Wipeout was up 23% to a 1.6 and Rookie Blue, airing an hour earlier, was up 50% to a 1.5.
NBC finished in fourth with a 1.0/3, and saw its coverage of the RNC fall 38% from Wednesday to a 0.8, the lowest of the broadcast nets. Earlier, Saving Hope was up five tenths to a season-high 1.1.
Fox's repeats put the network in third with a 1.1/3.
The CW rounded out the evening with a 0.5/1. The Next drew a 0.5.
(Note: Some Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC stations aired preseason football in various markets.)
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