CBS, NBC Lead for TV Network Watch-Time

CBS moves from second to first place week-over-week with 6.57% of minutes watched, per Inscape.

CBS, NBC Lead for TV Network Watch-Time

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 August 7-13 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and insights about the top shows by watch-time.

CBS leads for network watch-time, capturing a 6.57% viewership share fueled in part by The Price Is Right, CBS Mornings and PGA Tour golf. NBC slips from first to second place week-over-week with 6.30% of minutes watched, while ABC holds steady in third (6.13% of watch-time).

Additional insights around the most-watched networks from August 7-13:

  • NFL Network — the only network that will broadcast the entire slate of preseason games — jumps into the top ten with a 2.01% viewership share.
  • Oxygen is the only additional week-over-week ranking newcomer, landing at No. 25 with 1.01% of watch-time driven largely by Dateline: Secrets Uncovered and Killer Relationship With Faith Jenkins.
  • All of the networks that maintain their ranking positions week-over-week saw a decrease in watch-time, while each of the networks that move up the chart had an increase in minutes watched (which seems obvious, but is not always the case!).  

See which programs dominated TV watch-time here.