NBC Wins Second Consecutive November Sweep
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The win marks the first time in 10 years, since 2002 and 2003, that NBC has won two November sweeps in a row, according to “live plus same day” viewership data from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also ranks No. 1 for the sweep among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, adults 25-54, men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 and women 18-34 and 18-49.
With 25 of 28 nights counted in the November sweep, NBC is averaging a 2.6 rating, putting the network within 0.2 of a point of its 2.8 rating at this point during the November 2012 sweep. In averages through Sunday, Nov. 24, NBC leads sweep runner-up CBS by 0.4 of a point or 18 percent, with Monday through Wednesday results yet to be factored into sweep averages. If NBC finishes the sweep with that 18 percent margin, it would be biggest percentage advantage for any network in a November sweep since NBC won by 19 percent in 2002. In ratings points, the 0.4 margin would match the biggest for any network in a November sweep in four years (since Fox won by 0.5 in 2009).
If NBC maintains its total-viewer average of 8.2 million through the conclusion of the sweep, it would be the network’s top total-viewer result for a November sweep in six years (since averaging 8.5 million in 2007, L+SD). Versus last year, NBC is currently up 4 percent in total viewers for the sweep to date. The sweep concludes Wednesday night, Nov. 27 and Nielsen is scheduled to have "live plus same day" official national results for the full 28-day period on Monday, Dec.2.
For the November sweep, NBC’s Sunday Night Football ranked as the No. 1 primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, averaging an 8.6 rating in "live plus same day." The Voice (3.6 with its Monday edition) is the No. 1 unscripted series of the sweep and "The Blacklist" (2.9) is the No. 1 new series and tied for the No. 1 drama. SNF is the No. 1 primetime show of the sweep on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key category – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers – as well as kids 2-11 and teens 12-17. For the rest of the release, click here.