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NBC's Wins Season's 14th Week in Key Demos

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NBC has won the season's 14th week in 18-49, total viewers and all other key ratings categories with gains versus the same week last year of 15 percent in 18-49 and 16 percent in total viewers. NBC was led by "Sunday Night Football," which hit series records with this week's Cowboys-Redskins showdown.

NBC has now ranked #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 for 12 of the season's first 14 weeks.

Season to date, NBC is up 24% in 18-49, having moved from a tie for #3 at this point last year to #1 this year, and up 19% in total viewers.

It's the first time in nine years (since 2003) that NBC has been #1 at this point in the season.

NBC's 3.1 season average is its highest rating at this point in the season in five years (since 2007).

NBC's lead of 0.3 of a rating point so far this season (3.1 vs. 2.8 for #2 CBS) matches the biggest for any network at this point in the season in 10 years (since NBC led by 0.7 of a point at this time during the 2002-03 season).

For the Week:

* "Sunday Night Football" was the #1 primetime show of the week on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in in every key ratings category.

* Friday's "Dateline NBC" encore tied for #7 for the week in 18-49.

* NBC was up versus the same week last year in every key ratings category.

Here are "live plus same day" weekly averages for Week 14...

Week 14 Adults 18-49 vs. Same Week Last Year
Net...Week 2011... Week 2012...Diff
NBC...2.0...2.3...Up 15%
CBS...1.7...1.3...Down 24%
ABC...1.3...1.1...Down 15%
Fox...1.0...1.4...Up 40%

Week 14 Total Viewers vs. Same Week Last Year
Net...Week 2011... Week 2012...Diff
NBC...6.348 million ...7.354 million...Up 16%
CBS...8.198 million...6.639 million...Down 19%
ABC...4.714 million ...3.970 million...Down 16%
Fox...2.999 million ...3.943 million...Up 31%

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