ABC and NBC start off strong


No longer an also-ran, NBC tied ABC for the 18-49 crown in week #1 of the new TV season. ABC won for Households and total viewers. But CBS still had the #1 show overall, "CSI."

For the key 18-49 demo, the rundown was that tie by ABC and NBC, with CBS next, then Fox, Univision, CW, a tie by Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, TeleFutura, and a final tie by Ion and Azteca America.

The HH tally was ABC at a 7.9 rating and 13 share, CBS 7.5/13, NBC 6.2/10, Fox 4.3/7, Univision and CW tied at 1.8/3, MyNetworkTV 0.6/1, Telemundo 0.5/1, TeleFutura 0.4/1, Ion 0.3/1 and Azteca America 0.1/0.