TV Ratings: How Did Each Network Fare in 2014-2015?

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With the 2014-2015 season officially in the ratings books, each of the four broadcast networks can claim bragging rights in different ways.

NBC, for example, actually came out on top of the key advertising demographic (18-49-year olds) for the second year in a row, as the Peacock averaged a 2.4 rating during primetime, although it did have the Super Bowl to boost its figures.

Sunday Night Football was broadcast’s number-one primetime program and The Voice was the top-rated unscripted offering across the board.

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CBS, meanwhile, came in a close second within this demographic, winning once again in total audience (for the SEVENTH straight year).

ABC was the only network to improve its 18-49-year old ratings, and it would actually have finished first if one removed sports from each network's lineup.

ABC also ranked four shows in the Top 10 among young adults (Modern Family, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder and Grey’s Anatomy), along with the top four dramas (swapping in Once Upon a Time).

Finally, Fox can boast of having the top-rated demographic series in freshman smash Empire, which unseated The Big Bang Theory to claim this distinction.

So there you have it. We'll see who rules the Big 4 in 2015-2016!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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