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CBS tops ratings race

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CBS won the weekly ratings races for households and total viewership, while
NBC took the crowns for the key adult demographics, adults 18 through 49 and 25 through 54.

Season to date, NBC is tops in households with an average 8.9 Nielsen Media Research rating
and a 15 share, while CBS is second with an 8.1/13.

ABC is third (6.4/11) and Fox fourth (5.8/9).

NBC is ahead among total viewers, as well, with an average 13.6 million versus
12.28 million for CBS, 9.9 million for ABC and 9.5 million for Fox.

NBC is also ahead among adults 25 through 54 with a 6.1/14, followed by CBS
(4.7/11).

And you know ABC is hurting when Fox is beating it in the demo with a
4.2/10 versus a 4.1/10 for the "Alphabet Web."

"Peacock" is also winning season to date with adults 18 through 49.

The standings there: NBC 5.3/14, Fox 4.1/11, CBS, 3.9/10 and ABC
3.6/10.

The Pilot's Wife on CBS was the third-ranked show of the week (17.2
million total viewers) and the most-watched TV movie of the season, the network
said.

Fox was tops with teens for the week and won both Saturday and Sunday night
in the younger-adult demos. For the first time, freshman show 24 cracked the
top 20 shows among adults 18 through 49.

ABC crowed about two midseason shows, George Lopez and The
Bachelor
, which it claimed are the "two strongest midseason programs on
broadcast television in terms of retention of debut delivery into week three in
both total viewers and adults 18 through 49."

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