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With Dancing and A Special Edition of 9th time in as many weeks this season. In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC continued to beat out Fox by a strong margin on Monday (+33%) and once again to more than double NBC’s young adult delivery on the night (+129%).featuring Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Gabrielle Giffords, ABC finished as Monday’s most-watched television network, topping CBS by a season-best 4.8 million viewers (HIMYM/ / /Mike & / ), Fox by 9.9 million viewers ( /House) and NBC by 12.1 million viewers ( / with Brian Williams). ABC qualified as Monday’s #1 network in Total Viewers for the
- Growing for the 2nd week in a row, ABC drew best-since-premiere numbers with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie) – since 9/19/11. In addition, the Net was up over the year-ago Monday by 1.5 million viewers.
Please Note: ABC was pre-empted in Milwaukee and Green Bay (DMAs #34 and #69 – accounting for just over 1% of US coverage) for local coverage of ESPN’sgame (Packers-Vikings), so the Fast Affiliate numbers are subject to change once the National ratings are issued this afternoon.
Gaining audience from its first to second hour, the semifinals of 9th week running. ABC’s broad-skewing dance performance show, registered as the #2 broadcast program its time slot across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54), while running #1 with Women 25-54 and Kids 2-11. ABC’s Dancing qualified as Monday’s most-watched TV show overall for its 6th straight telecast.made ABC the most-watched network in its time period for the
- Rising for the 2nd week in a row, DWTS drew its biggest audience since its season premiere broadcast 8 weeks ago (on 9/19/11).
In the 10 o’clock hour, A Special Edition of most-watched TV show overall and ranked #1 across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). featured Diane Sawyer’s exclusive first interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. ABC’s crushed NBC’s competing in the hour, nearly tripling the NBC newsmagazine in Total Viewers (+198%) and more than doubling its Adult 18-49 delivery (+115%). with Brian Williams featured Bob Costas’ exclusive interview with former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.with Diane Sawyer qualified as the
- In Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), the special edition of 20/20 stood as ABC’s biggest newsmagazine telecast in over 4 months – since 7/10/11 with Diane Sawyer’s exclusive Jaycee Dugard interview. Versus Diane Sawyer’s recent ABC News Special – Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words in September, the Gabrielle Giffords interview was up by wide margins in Total Viewers (+60%), Adults 18-49 (+87%) and Adults 25-54 (+86%).