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Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2018

Leading ad supported broadcast and cable networks in the United States in 2018, by average number of viewers

Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2018 The graph shows leading ad supported broadcast and cable networks in the United States from January 1 to December 2, 2019, sorted by number of total viewers. Fox ranked fourth, with telecasts reaching an average of 4.4 million viewers in the presented period. At the top of the ranking was NBC, which averaged about 7.8 million viewers in 2018. The leading primetime series on the network during the 2016-17 season was The Big Bang Theory, which averaged 22.73 million viewers. Other popular CBS series include Bull, NCIS, and Blue Bloods. During a survey from November 2017, 58 percent of Americans believed that CBS was somewhat credible or very credible as a source of information. In contrast, 13 percent stated that the network was not at all credible.
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Leading ad supported broadcast and cable networks in the United States in 2018, by average number of viewers

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The graph shows leading ad supported broadcast and cable networks in the United States from January 1 to December 2, 2019, sorted by number of total viewers. Fox ranked fourth, with telecasts reaching an average of 4.4 million viewers in the presented period. At the top of the ranking was NBC, which averaged about 7.8 million viewers in 2018. The leading primetime series on the network during the 2016-17 season was The Big Bang Theory, which averaged 22.73 million viewers. Other popular CBS series include Bull, NCIS, and Blue Bloods. During a survey from November 2017, 58 percent of Americans believed that CBS was somewhat credible or very credible as a source of information. In contrast, 13 percent stated that the network was not at all credible.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 1 to December 2, 2018
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The sources states that the ranking excludes "certain digital networks, as well as cable networks that aren't measured by Nielsen."
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