Fox Wins Season Race in Viewers 18-49, CBS Wins Total Viewers

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Fox is poised to win the 2019-2020 season among viewers 18-49. The network said it is its first season win since 2011-2012. 

Fox averaged a 1.7 in overall primetime among 18-49 viewers, a 13% gain over last year. NBC got a 1.3, ABC a 1.1 and  CBS a 1.0. NBC, ABC and CBS are all down in the double digits year over year. 

Fox singled out The Masked Singer, along with its lead-out, rookie Lego Masters, and hit drama 9-1-1

CBS won in total viewers, averaging 7.74 million this season, ahead of NBC’s 6.63 million, Fox’s 6.4 million and ABC’s 5.51 million. CBS has won total viewers for the last 12 seasons. 

Powering CBS were comedies Young Sheldon and Mom and rookie drama FBI: Most Wanted

In Spanish-language viewing, Univision averaged 1.5 million total viewers to Telemundo’s 1.1 million. Univision averaged 604,000 viewers 18-49 and Telemundo had 490,000. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.