How can NBC win the 2014-15 season and also finish in second place? Because they’re NBC, that’s how. For the second year in a row, We Peacock Comedy finished as the most watched network in the 18-49 demographic, thanks mostly to the success of The Voice, Sunday Night Football, and the Super Bowl; without the Patriots vs. Seahawks game, CBS would have been number one by nearly a full ratings points. Guess which network had the most total viewers?
It’s the same network that gets the Super Bowl next year.
Averaging a 2.4 rating during primetime among Adults 18-49, NBC for the 2014-15 TV season was down 11 percent year-over-year. CBS, dipping a tenth to a 2.3 average, placed a very close second, falling just 120,000 Adults 18-49 shy of the Peacock — in a year when NBC had the Super Bowl to boost its numbers. (Via)
Surprisingly, Fox finished fourth for both 18-49 and total viewers, despite having the biggest thing on network television, Empire. That show is Giancarlo Stanton surrounded by a bunch of scrubs. Meanwhile, ABC, with the ever-reliable Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, can boast that were it not for sports, they’d be the King of Network Television. At least they still have the Queen.
Adults 18-49 for the 2014-15 season
1. NBC – 2.4 rating (down 11 percent)
2. CBS – 2.3 rating (down 4 percent)
3. ABC – 2.2 rating (up 5 percent)
4. Fox – 1.9 rating (down 24 percent)
5. CW – 0.8 rating (even)
Total viewers for the 2014-15 season
1. CBS – 11.3 million (up 5 percent)
2. NBC – 8.6 million (down 9 percent)
3. ABC – 8.0 million (up 5 percent)
4. Fox – 5.8 million (down 21 percent)
5. CW – 2.1 million (up 12 percent)