Fall TV Ratings Champs: NFL, Voice and Spader Fuel NBC's Demo Win; CBS Draws Most Eyeballs

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Fall Tv Ratings Winners
The numbers are in for the opening thrust of the 2013-14 TV season, and NBC was No. 1 in delivering the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo, averaging a 3.2 rating versus CBS’ 2.7 and Fox’s 2.5.

ABC placed fourth with a 2.4 rating, followed by The CW’s 0.9.

In total viewers, CBS as usual topped all broadcasters, averaging 11.75 million total viewers. NBC placed second with 9.9 mil, followed by ABC (8.5 mil), Fox (7.3 mil) and The CW (2.07 mil).

Among new shows debuting this fall, NBC’s The Blacklist netted the best demo rating, with a 5.0. Rounding out the Top 5 freshmen were ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (3.9), Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (3.9), CBS’ The Millers (3.2) and CBS’ The Crazy Ones (3.1).

In total audience, the freshman Top 5 were The Blacklist (16.6 million viewers), The Millers (12.2 mil), The Crazy Ones (11.5 mil), S.H.I.E.L.D. (10.3 mil) and Sleepy Hollow (9.6 mil).

Here now, the Top 20 in each measure, tracking from Sept. 23 to Dec. 15 and factoring in any available Live+7 DVR data:

18-49 DEMO LEADERS
1. Sunday Night Football, NBC 7.9
2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS 6.8
3. Sunday Night Football Pre-Show, NBC 5.4
4. The OT, Fox 5.2
5. Modern Family, ABC 5.0
5. The Blacklist, NBC 5.0
7. The Voice (Mon.), NBC 4.9
8. The Voice (Tue.), NBC 4.4
9. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC 4.3
9. Scandal, ABC 4.3
11. Football Night in America, NBC 4.1
11. How I Met Your Mother, CBS 4.1
13. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, ABC 3.9
14. NCIS, CBS 3.8
15. Sleepy Hollow, Fox 3.6
15. Criminal Minds, CBS 3.6
17. 2 Broke Girls, CBS 3.3
18. Once Upon a Time, ABC 3.2
18. The Millers, CBS 3.2
18. Chicago Fire, NBC 3.2

TOTAL AUDIENCE LEADERS
1. NCIS, CBS 21,830,000
2. Sunday Night Football, NBC 21,279,000
3. The Big Bang Theory, CBS 21,269,000
4. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS 16,835,000
5. The Blacklist, NBC 16,567,000
6. Person of Interest, CBS 15,989,000
7. Sunday Night Football Pre-Show, NBC 15,423,000
8. The Voice (Mon)., NBC 14,836,000
9. Dancing With the Stars, ABC 14,766,000
10. The OT, Fox 14,655,000
11. Blue Bloods, CBS 14,442,000
12. Castle, ABC 14,292,000
13. The Voice (Tue.), NBC 13,957,000
14. Criminal Minds, CBS 13,610,000
15. 60 Minutes, CBS 13,489,000
16. Modern Family, ABC 13,291,000
17. Elementary, CBS 12,859,000
18. Hawaii Five-0, CBS 12,419,000
19. CSI, CBS 12,400,000
20. The Millers, CBS 12,242,000

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