Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (73), center Justin Britt (68) and offensive guard Mike Lupati (70) prepare for the snap to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 30-29. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Fox takes second week of television season

October 08, 2019 - 2:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.