via press release:
ABC’s Regular Lineup Draws the Net’s Largest Audience on the Night in 5 Weeks
“” is Up Over its Most-Recent Telecast
By 5% in Viewers and 10% in Adults 18-49
“DWTS: The Results” is No. 1 in the 9 O’clock Hour in Viewers and Young Adults
“” Beats NBC’s “ ” in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54,
Outdrawing the NBC Drama in Viewers for the 7th Consecutive Telecast
Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
Finishing No. 2 on the evening (10.8 million) to CBS, ABC drew its biggest overall audience on the night with its regular lineup since 10/5/10.
“” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Up over its most-recent telecast two weeks ago in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+10%), ABC freshman “ (7.8 million vs. 6.6 million) and matched the NBC unscripted series in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6). The ABC freshman series ” outdrew time-period veteran, the first hour of “The ,” by 1.2 million viewersalso topped “The by solid margins in Adults 25-54, across all key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54) and among Teens 12-17. “ ” ” gained audience throughout its broadcast during Tuesday’s highly-competitive 8 o’clock hour against Fox’s original “ ” and CBS’ top-rated “ ,” building by 7% in Total Viewers (7.6 million to 8.1 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6 to 2.3/6) from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. “ ” drew its biggest audience in 5 weeks – since 10/5/10
“ the Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Winning its 9 o’clock time period in viewers (16.8 million) and young adults (3.4/9), ABC’s “largest audience in the hour in 6 weeks and posted its top Adult 18-49 – since 9/28/10 and 10/12/10, respectively. Former NFL star Kurt Warner was the eighth celebrity to be eliminated from the ABC dance competition this season. “DWTS the Results Show” registered as the in 4 weeks2nd-most-watched TV show on Tuesday, behind only “CBS’ .”the Results Show” attracted its
- The ABC dancing results show continues to trend ahead of its year-ago performance, up on average this season by 2.6 million viewers (17.1 million vs. 14.5 million) and by 16% in
Adults 18-49 (3.6/9 vs. 3.1/8) from the same point a year ago.
“” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Returning after it preemption the prior week for election coverage, ABC’s “2nd-most-watched TV show in the 10 o’clock hour, outdrawing NBC’s sophomore drama, “ ,” for the 7th consecutive telecast (+2.8 million viewer advantage – 7.8 million vs. 5.0 million). The ABC drama also topped its NBC drama competition with Adults 25-54 for the 6th time in 7 telecasts this season, including each of the past 3 match-ups.” once again ranked as the
- “up on average this season by 6% in Total Viewers (9.1 million vs. 8.6 million) from the same point a year ago. ” is bringing more viewers to ABC in the time period,
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 38% currently, from 33% at the same point in 2009. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.
Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 11/9/10.