TV Upfronts

Fox Wins TV Season in 18-49 Demo, CBS Continues As No. 1 in Total Viewers

Top broadcast series include NCIS, FBI and Blue Bloods

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With upfronts week over, CBS is ending the 2022-2023 television season on top, finishing as the most-watched broadcast network for the 15th consecutive year.

The broadcaster announced on Thursday that it averaged 5.96 million viewers in primetime per weeknight, nearly 700,000 viewers ahead of second-place NBC.

Among the highlights, NCIS was the No. 1 broadcast drama for the fifth consecutive season, and FBI and Blue Bloods are also among the top broadcast dramas. Young Sheldon and Ghosts are among the top comedies.

The company will look to continue its success in the 2023-2024 TV season with three new dramas, one new comedy, special event programming and 22 returning series, though it remains to be seen how the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike will affect the major broadcasters in the fall.

Fox came in third in total viewers, but the company is set...



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