Coverage of Hurricane Idalia Boosts Weather Channel Into Network Ranking

The Weather Channel jumps from No. 47 to No. 15, capturing a 1.55% viewership share for Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

Coverage of Hurricane Idalia Boosts Weather Channel Into Network Ranking

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 28 through September 3 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

Following a week that saw minimal movement on the network ranking, things have shuffled about and there are a few new faces that make the top 25. Driven by coverage of Hurricane Idalia, The Weather Channel jumps to No. 15, up from No. 47 previously, with 1.55% of watch-time, while ESPN2 lands at No. 20 (up from No. 45) thanks in part to the 2023. U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Additional insights around the most-watched networks from August 28 through September 3:

  • ABC takes first place with a 7.19% viewership share thanks in part to college football games, Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight With David Muir.
  • Fox’s week-over-week viewership increase (up to 4.47% to 5.34%) is due in part to college football and MLB games.
  • Fueled by reruns of Yellowstone, Paramount Network moves from No. 41 to No. 21 with a 1.01% viewership share.

On the programming side of things, college football dominated the ranking — get the insights over at TVREV.