NFL Helps ABC Take No. 1 on Most-Watched TV Networks Ranking

The network captured a 7.60% viewership share for Jan. 1-7, per Inscape.

NFL Helps ABC Take No. 1 on Most-Watched TV Networks 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 January 1-7 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

ABC rises from third to first place week-over-week, accounting for 7.60% of all minutes watched on TV for the inaugural week of 2024. Aside from the NFL, programming driving viewership included Good Morning America, the Citrus Bowl and ABC World News Tonight With David Muir

A few more insights around the most-watched networks:

  • After a holiday lull, cable news networks MSNBC and CNN both saw increased viewership shares compared to the previous week, rising into No. 11 and No. 15, respectively. 
  • While Fox News remained at No. 6, its watch-time increased from 2.31% to 3.20% week-over-week. 
  • Telemundo jumps into the chart at No. 22 with a 0.90% viewership share, fueled by Exatlon Estados Unidos: All-Stars, Vuelve a Mí and Hoy día.
  • Additional week-over-week ranking newcomers include Discovery (No. 21), Bravo (No. 24) and History (No. 25). 

Get insights on the most-watched TV programs for the week over at TVREV