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NBC is No. 1 for Week 2 of 2013-14 Season

NBC is No. 1 for Week 2 of 2013-14 Season

NBC is leading the season by a 21% margin through two weeks (2.9 vs. 2.4 for #2 CBS), the biggest lead for any net at this point in the season in 12 years (NBC +29% in 2001). The 2.9 rating for NBC through two weeks is its high at this point in five years (3.1 in 2008).

NBC's early-season leadership comes on the heels of the network's #2 finish for the 2012-13 broadcast year in 18-49, which marked the first time NBC has finished the year ahead of FOX or ABC without Olympic or Super Bowl help since 2002-03.

In total viewers, NBC finished week 2 in second place, and is also #2 for the season, its highest total-viewer ranking two weeks into the season in 10 years (since 2003).

NBC's season average of 9.2 million viewers is its biggest overall audience two weeks into the season in six years (since 2007). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 17% in total viewers (9.2 million vs. 7.9 million).

For the week, NBC delivered three of the top four Primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49: "Sunday Night Football" (#1), Monday's "The Voice" (#3) and Tuesday's "Voice" (#4), with Monday's "The Blacklist" (tied for #9) also generating a top-10 result. Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

"Sunday Night Football" and "The Voice" teamed up to account for the #1 Primetime ranking of the week on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in every key demographic -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 - as well as kids 2-11 and teens 12-17.

NBC also won the week among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 (tied with CBS), all key adult-male demos, women 18-34 and women 18-49.


WEEKLY RESULTS
Adults 18-49
Net... Week 2, 2012... Week 2, 2013...Diff
NBC...2.8...2.8...Even
CBS...2.4...2.5...Up 4%
ABC...2.0...2.1...Up 5%
Fox...2.1...1.8...Down 14%

Total Viewers
Net... Week 2, 2012... Week 2, 2013...Diff
NBC...7.511 million ...8.721 million...Up 16%
CBS...10.438 million...10.851 million...Up 4%
ABC...7.718 million ...7.373 million...Down 4%
Fox...5.279 million ...4.823 million...Down 9%

SEASON AVERAGES
Adults 18-49
Net... STD 2012... STD 2013...Diff
NBC...2.8...2.9...Up 4%
CBS...2.4...2.4...Even
ABC...2.1...2.2...Up 5%
Fox...2.4...2.0...Down 17%

Total Viewers
Net... STD 2012... STD 2013...Diff
NBC...7.863 million ...9.217 million...Up 17%
CBS...10.567 million...10.614 million...Even
ABC...8.040 million ...7.682 million...Down 4%
Fox...6.119 million ...5.420 million...Down 11%




Show by Show

Monday Voice: Up Versus same night last year (4.7 vs. 4.6), #1 Big 4 show of the night.

The Blacklist, L+3: Biggest increase ever for any broadcast show going from L+SD to L+3 in total viewers and first broadcast show ever to add more than 5 million viewers (+5.1 million persons, from 12.6 million to 16.9 million).

Tuesday Voice: Excluding finales, top Tuesday "Voice" to date in total viewers (14.5 million).

Chicago Fire, L+3: Series record rating in 18-49 (3.6, L+3).

Law & Order SVU: Up 11% vs. last season's second episode (2.0 vs. 1.8).

Thursday Comedies: "Welcome to the Family" retains 92% of "Parks" in 18-49, "Sean Saves the World" builds on "WTTF" by 27% and "Michael J. Fox" builds on "Sean" by 21%.

Parenthood: Up 50% Versus NBC's average in the slot last season (1.5 vs. 1.0).

Dateline NBC: Matches a three-month 18-49 high in the time period.

Sunday Night Football: #1 for the week on the big four in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, and tied with "The Voice" for #1 among kids 2-11.

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