ABC’s “Family” is the most popular show of the 2018-2019 broadcast season, according to the Nielsen ratings.
The program averaged 2.2 million viewers per episode on the Big Ten network and 3.1 million viewers on the ABC Family network during the week ending February 10.
ABC Family averaged 3.2.
That is up from the previous record-setting season, which averaged 3 million viewers and 2.9 million viewers in 2016.
The network also saw its biggest ratings jump of the year, as the “Family of Four” garnered a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49.ABC Family’s second season averaged 2 million viewers.
ABC’s third season was the networks second biggest in the key demo, according the Nielsen numbers.ABC’s ratings are up from a 2 million-view season in 2016 and a 2-3 million-segment increase from its previous season.
The show’s third year is also the networkís second-biggest in viewers 18-34, according Nielsen ratings, up from 3.6 million viewers a year ago.ABC is the No. 2 network among total viewers, averaging 3.3 million viewers, up 3 percent from last season.
CBS is the next-bigger network behind ABC at 3.4 million viewers with CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” leading the way.
The top three networks in total viewers are up by more than 5 percent, with CBS (3.8 million) and ABC (3 million) edging ahead of the Big 10 network (3 Million).CBS’ “NCIS” also continues to lead the CBS in total viewership and in viewers.
CBS was the top show among total households in both categories, averaging 2.1m total viewers and 1.8m in viewers aged 18-54, according CBS Nielsen ratings data.
The CBS series is now averaging more than 2.5 million viewers each week in the demo, up 7 percent from the last season and up 6 percent from its last year.