Thanks to NFL, CBS Is Again No. 1 TV Network by Viewership Share

CBS accounted for 9.92% of minutes watched on TV Jan. 22-28, per Inscape

Thanks to NFL, CBS Is Again No. 1 TV Network by Viewership Share

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 22-28 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

CBS remains in first place week-over-week, although its viewership share fell from 10.45% previously to 9.92%. Naturally, the NFL conference championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens was the network’s No. 1 program by watch-time, followed by The Price Is Right, CBS Mornings and The NFL Today

Some more insights around the most-watched networks: 

  • Thanks largely to the Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers conference championship game, Fox moves into second place with a 7.69% viewership share. 
  • Although all of the networks in positions 5-13 didn’t see a ranking change, with the exception of ESPN, each actually increased watch-time week-over-week.
  • Week-over-week ranking newcomers include Comedy Central and Food Network. Comedy Central takes No. 24, with watch-time fueled by Seinfeld, South Park and The Office. Food Network lands at No. 25 and its top programming included Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Chopped

Check out the TV program ranking for Jan. 22-28 over at TVREV.