ABC and NBC were in a close battle for Sunday's 18-49 lead, according to prelim nationals from Nielsen, while CBS drew the largest aud overall, thanks in part to an NFL overrun.
"CSI" surged to a record audience last week, helping CBS outdraw an all-original NBC lineup on a Thursday for the first time in nearly 18 months.
The Peacock remains perched atop the primetime leaderboard this season, but its feathers have been ruffled for the first time in years.
With "CSI" approaching series-high ratings, CBS again closed the gap with NBC in key demos on Thursday and topped an all-original Peacock lineup in total viewers on the night for the first time in…
"Birds of Prey," the last of the red-hot WB's fall series to bow, took wing Wednesday night, soaring to boffo ratings despite facing ABC's surging reality series "The Bachelor."
Jay still has a comfortable lead, but Dave closed the gap in week two of the latenight wars.
NBC recorded another Wednesday victory behind "Law & Order," but ABC was a competitive second thanks to "The Bachelor," while the WB's "Birds of Prey" flew high in its premiere.
ABC delivered another winning performance on Tuesday, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, capturing the night in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.
NBC maintained a healthy demo advantage over its network rivals while CBS drew the largest audience overall in the second week of the new season, but it was the WB that had perhaps the best story…
CBS, behind another powerful perf from "Everybody Loves Raymond," captured Monday night in both adults 18-49 (tied with ABC) and total viewers, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.