Masters Helps Propel CBS to Top of TV Network Ranking

Masters Helps Propel CBS to Top of 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 8-14 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

After a week in second place, CBS is back on top of the chart with a 9.07% viewership share, fueled in part by the 2024 Masters Tournament. ABC slips to No. 2 (7.09% share) while NBC remains steady in third place (6.03%).

A few more highlights around the most-watched TV networks:

  • Fox moves up one spot to No. 5, with a minor increase in watch-time from 4.07% previously to 4.11%.
  • Cable news networks saw week-over-week improvements: While Fox News remains in fourth place, it grew its viewership share from 5.13% to 5.40%. MSNBC moves up a notch to No. 8, increasing its share from 2.02% to 2.10% and CNN jumps from No. 14 (1.36%) to No. 11 (1.61%).
  • Golf Channel (No. 17) was the sole week-over-week ranking newcomer, accounting for 1.28% of watch-time, thanks largely to coverage of the Masters. 

Check out the latest TV programming ranking here