Football Fuels First-Place Position for CBS on TV Network Ranking

The network captured an 8.49% viewership share last week, up from 6.92% previously, per Inscape.

Football Fuels First-Place Position for CBS 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 November 13-19 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

CBS moves from fourth to first place week-over-week, with its 8.49% viewership share driven by football, The Price Is Right and CBS Mornings, among other programming. NBC, which has been in third place for a few weeks, rises into second place with a 7.45% viewership share; a few of its top programs include football, The Voice and Today

Additional insights around the most-watched networks from November 13-19:

  • Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries continue to enjoy watch-time increases thanks to the abundant holiday-themed fare currently on offer. Both retain their ranking positions but viewership shares increase week-over-week.
  • CW moves from No. 21 to No. 17, with viewership fueled in part by two college football games: Duke vs. Virginia and North Alabama vs. FSU.
  • Week-over-week ranking newcomers include ESPN2 (driven by college football and men’s college basketball), TNT (fueled by NBA basketball) and Discovery (top programs by watch-time included Homestead Rescue, Expedition Unknown and Contraband: Seized at the Border).

Check out the latest ranking of most-watched programs on TV at TVREV