Except for CBS, the broadcast networks mostly closed up shop last week. At least, that's the suggestion from Nielsen, which shows the average prime-time audience for CBS matched the viewership for ABC, Fox and NBC combined.
Meanwhile, CBS logged a dozen of the Top 20 shows and Fox scored three, shutting out ABC and NBC. Cable's ESPN claimed the remaining five slots.
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CBS had the week's most-watched show: the AFC Championship between Indianapolis and New England, which drew 42 million viewers.
Overall for the week of Jan. 12-18, CBS averaged 14.2 million viewers. Runner-up ABC had 5 million, Fox had 4.8 and NBC had 4.4 million viewers — adding up to 14.2 million.
Among cable networks, ESPN left its competition in the dust with an average viewership of 5 million.