ABC’s Repeat/Original Comedies Top Fox’s Comedy Premieres from 8-9pm in Viewership
via press notes:
At 8pm, ABC’s repeat Last Man Standing stood as the 2nd most-watched TV show over original competition, outdrawing Fox’s time-period premiere of Raising Hope by 15% and NBC’s original The Biggest Loser by 2%.
- The encore Last Man Standing produced sharp year-to-year gains for ABC in the half-hour in viewers (+31%) and young adults (+40%), over repeat programming on the year-ago night.
Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+7%) at 8:30pm, ABC’s Cougar Town delivered 16% more Total Viewers than Fox’s time-slot premiere of I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
- Despite airing out of a repeat Last Man Standing this week, ABC’s Cougar Town saw its Viewer count grow week to week and equaled a season-high with Women 18-34.
During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s The River grew its overall audience week to week (+4%) and surged 27% to achieve a best-since-premiere number with Women 18-34.
Increasing from its lead-in by 12% at 10pm, ABC’s repeat Body of Proof ranked #2 in the hour, topping NBC’s Decision 2012 by 1.6 million viewers. In addition, the ABC repeat drama tied the NBC News program among Adults 25-54.