ABC Ascends to No. 1 on TV Network Ranking

ABC captured a 7.58% viewership share across April 15-21, per Inscape.

ABC Ascends to No. 1 on TV Network Ranking
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Each week, we highlight the most-watched shows and networks using insights from Inscape, the currency-grade smart TV ACR data provider and data technology division of Vizio. Data is linear, live TV only and includes all episode types (new and reruns). Rankings are by percent share duration (i.e., time spent watching). Here's a look at the top 25 networks by viewership share for April 15-21 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

With a 7.58% viewership share, ABC takes first place on the TV network ranking, beating CBS's 7.43% share. NBC remains in third place week-over-week, but saw watch-time decrease from 6.03% to 5.96%. 

Some additional insights around the most-watched TV networks:

  • Thanks largely to NBA action, TNT moves from No. 14 to No. 8, capturing 1.98% of minutes watched during the week. 
  • Fueled in part by new episodes plus reruns of Vanderpump Rules, The Valley and Below Deck, Bravo jumps from No. 24 to No. 20 week-over-week with a 1.02% viewership share. 
  • Week-over-week ranking newcomers include History, which moves up from No. 27 to No. 24 and Comedy Central (from No. 28 to No. 25). 

Check out the latest ranking of most-watched TV programs here.