via press note:
With the 14th-season premiere DWTS and most-watched TV network on Monday night, outdrawing runner-up NBC ( and ) by 6.2 million viewers. In addition, ABC ranked #2 the night in Adults 18-49, matching CBS (8-10pm comedy block/ ) and beating Fox ( / ) by 72%.against all-original competition, ABC stood as the
In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its biggest Monday since September – since 9/19/11 and 9/26/11, respectively.
Monday’s most-watched TV show, ABC’s soared to the top of its time slot with an average audience of 18.5 million viewers, beating NBC’s by 6.7 million viewers in head-to-head competition. In fact, DWTS became the first program this season to outdraw , as the NBC series dropped to season lows. In addition among Adults 18-49, Dancing beat out CBS’ comedy block (+3%) and nearly doubled the delivery of Fox’s back-to-back dramas (+94%).
- · In viewers and young adults, DWTS turned in ABC’s best numbers in the time period since season-premiere Monday 6 months ago – since 9/19/11.
ABC’s most-watched TV show during the 10 o’clock hour, topping CBS by a season-best 32% and NBC’s by 78%. The ABC drama also ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 25-54. In addition, defeated NBC’s -led among Adults 18-49.drew 11.9 million viewers on average, to finish as the
- · Jumping over its most-recent original three weeks ago (on 2/27/12) in Total Viewers (+31%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%), ABC’s generated its strongest performance since October – since 10/31/11.