NEW YORK — The second week of the television season had its second winner among the broadcast networks.
The Nielsen company says Fox was the most-watched network last week, beating previous winner NBC in a tight battle.
The increasing tendency of viewers to watch scripted shows on a time-delayed basis inflates the importance of live football in the ratings, and both Fox and NBC had prime-time games last week. Fox also had strong showings from “The Masked Singer” and its drama, “911,” with a tsunami story line.
Nielsen says CBS had the two most-popular scripted programs in “NCIS” and “Young Sheldon.” CBS doesn’t have an NFL prime-time game.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers.
David Bauder, The Associated Press