Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2019

In 2019, the leading ad supported network in the United States was CBS, with 7.14 million average viewers throughout the year. CBS knocked NBC off the top spot that year, and USA Network dropped out of the top ten and was replaced by ION, which has 1.34 million average U.S. viewers in 2019. Fox ranked fourth, with telecasts reaching an average of 4.62 million viewers in the presented period, up slightly from the 4.4 million recorded in 2018.

Leading ad supported broadcast and cable networks in the United States in 2019, by average number of viewers

Number of viewers in millions
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Sources

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

December 31, 2018 to December 1, 2019

Supplementary notes

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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