CBS wins premiere week; Fox in fourth
CHART: NBC showed the most year-to-year growth
Ratings for the first full week of the broadcast season are in and there's a clear winner: CBS took the crown for Week 1 among both total viewers and adults 18-49.
NBC showed the most year-to-year growth among the major broadcast networks, thanks to replacing "The Jay Leno Show" with original dramas. Last year NBC averaged a 1.9 adult demo rating in the 10 p.m. hour, this year the network pulled a 2.1.
With time-period declines among its Monday and Thursday dramas, Fox not only earned the lowest score, but also dropped the most of any network year over year. The Fox drop was despite having the week's highest-rated entertainment program ("Glee").
Despite high-flying "Dancing With the Stars," ABC dropped due to some aging hour-long dramas and a couple weak premieres.
The CW's Friday night performance of "Smallville" and "Supernatural" helped raise the network's average.