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U.S. Television Prime-Time Ratings for Week Ended Oct. 21

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The following tables list the prime-time averages for 11 U.S. broadcast networks for the week ended Oct. 21

Weekly Average
Current Season for the week of 10/15/12 - 10/21/12
Week 4 of Season

NETWORK   DURATION  RATING   HOMES   SHARE
          (Minutes)         (000s)
============================================
Households
ABC          1221     5.2     5910       8
CBS          1221     6.6     7550      11
NBC          1191     4.7     5320       8
FOX          1121     3.5     3960       6
CW            600     1.1     1300       2
ION          1320     0.7      820       1
UNI          1320     1.9     2220       3
TEL          1320     0.6      680       1
TF           1320     0.4      410       1
AZA          1320     0.1       80       0
ETV          1320     0.1      130       0

Persons 2+
ABC          1221     2.8     7990       7
CBS          1221     3.6    10330       9
NBC          1191     2.6     7490       7
FOX          1121     1.9     5540       5
CW            600     0.6     1790       2
ION          1320     0.4     1030       1
UNI          1320     1.2     3560       3
TEL          1320     0.4     1110       1
TF           1320     0.2      670       1
AZA          1320     0.0      120       0
ETV          1320     0.1      210       0

Adults 18-49
ABC          1221     2.1     2720       6
CBS          1221     2.5     3130       7
NBC          1191     2.6     3320       7
FOX          1121     1.6     2040       5
CW            600     0.7      920       2
ION          1320     0.3      360       1
UNI          1320     1.5     1840       4
TEL          1320     0.5      580       1
TF           1320     0.3      370       1
AZA          1320     0.1       60       0
ETV          1320     0.1       90       0

Season to Date Average
Current Season for 9/24/12 - 10/21/2012
Week 4 of Season

NETWORK   DURATION  RATING   HOMES   SHARE
          (Minutes)         (000s)
============================================
Households
ABC          4996     5.7     6510       9
CBS          4995     7.2     8250      12
NBC          4875     5.3     6020       9
FOX          3900     4.0     4570       6
CW           2400     0.9     1070       1
ION          5280     0.7      780       1
UNI          5147     2.0     2240       3
TEL          5280     0.6      720       1
TF           5280     0.3      390       1
AZA          5280     0.1       80       0
ETV          5279     0.1      150       0

Persons 2+
ABC          4996     3.0     8770       8
CBS          4995     3.9    11320      10
NBC          4875     2.9     8430       7
FOX          3900     2.3     6520       6
CW           2400     0.5     1440       1
ION          5280     0.3      990       1
UNI          5147     1.2     3610       3
TEL          5280     0.4     1150       1
TF           5280     0.2      640       1
AZA          5280     0.0      120       0
ETV          5279     0.1      220       0

Adults 18-49
ABC          4996     2.4     3020       7
CBS          4995     2.7     3400       8
NBC          4875     3.1     3880       9
FOX          3900     2.4     2980       7
CW           2400     0.6      740       2
ION          5280     0.3      360       1
UNI          5147     1.5     1840       4
TEL          5280     0.5      620       1
TF           5280     0.3      350       1
AZA          5280     0.0       60       0
ETV          5279     0.1      100       0

Each ratings point equals 1.142 million households.

Data are preliminary from Oct. 8 - Oct. 21.

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.

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