ACC FOOTBALL DELIVERS THE CW NETWORK'S LARGEST PRIMETIME AUDIENCE IN MORE THAN SIX YEARS
Saturday's Primetime Game Between Florida State and North Alabama Drew 1.3 Million Total Viewers
The CW Ranks as Top 4 Network in Broadcast Prime in Key Demos for the Night
November 21, 2023 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network delivered its largest primetime audience in over six years on Saturday, November 18, when the primetime ACC football matchup between the Florida State Seminoles and the North Alabama Lions drew 1.3 million Total Viewers in live same day Nielsen performance.
Florida State's victory over North Alabama delivered ratings highs in the key Adults 18-49 (357,000) and Adults 25-54 (452,000) demos, beating CBS prime programming in the demos and ranking The CW as a Top 4 network in broadcast prime for the night. Additionally, the game drove triple digit week-to-week primetime increases in Total Viewers (+129%), Adults 18-49 (+261%) and Adults 25-54 (+228%). It was The CW's largest Saturday night primetime audience since national programming began on the network in October 2021.
ACC football continues on The CW this Saturday, November 25, at 2:00pm/ET with Wake Forest taking on Syracuse. ACC basketball tips off on The CW with a doubleheader on Saturday, December 2 beginning with Notre Dame at Miami at 12:00pm/ET followed by Duke at Georgia Tech at 2:15pm/ET.
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