via press notes:
Hitting a season-high, ABC won Friday night in Adults 18-49, beating CBS by 7%, NBC by 78% and Fox by 78%.
- ABC matched its top-rated Friday of the season across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).
ABC’s Primetime: What Would You Do? ranked #1 against its network rivals in the 9 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, tying CBS’ CSI: NY and beating NBC’s Dateline by 33% and Fox’s The Good Guys by 129%. For the 4th straight week, the ABC hidden-camera show defeated CSI: NY with Adults 18-34, leading the CBS veteran drama by an impressive 40%.
Posting season-highs, ABC’s 20/20 finished #1 in the 10 o’clock hour across the key Adults demographics (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54), beating second-place CBS’ Blue Bloods by 25% in the key young adult sales demo. In fact the ABC newsmagazine stood as Friday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. 20/20 featured Ashleigh Banfield’s report on mean girls that turned to murder in Florida and Cynthia McFadden’s rare in-depth interview with megastar Cher.
Turning in its strongest performance this season in viewers and all key adults, ABC’s 20/20 marked its highest-rated telecast in more than 10 months with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 – since 1/8/10.