Fox Retains First Place for Most-Watched TV Networks

NFL and college football helped the network score a 7.73% viewership share last week, per Inscape.

Fox Retains First Place for Most-Watched TV Networks

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 6-12 —head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

Fox captured 7.73% of TV watch-time for the week — a decrease from 8.31% previously (which was boosted by the MLB World Series) — but enough to keep it at the top of the network ranking. ABC moves from fourth to second place week-over-week with a 7.39% viewership share, fueled in part by college and NFL football, Good Morning America and the 57th Annual CMA Awards. 

Additional insights around the most-watched networks from November 6-12:

  • Bravo had a notable increase in chart position week-over-week, moving from No. 24 to No. 19 with a 1.00% viewership share, driven by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Married to Medicine and The Real Housewives of Potomac, among other programs. 
  • Aside from Fox, each network that retained its ranking position week-over-week actually increased viewership share, led by Hallmark which saw its share rise from 2.53% previously to 2.80%, thanks to its onslaught of holiday programming that attracts viewers each year. 
  • History was the sole week-over-week ranking newcomer, landing at No. 25 with 0.86% of watch-time, up from 0.69% the previous week.

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