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Featuring its lineup of Monday’s most-watched net for the 3rd week in a row, edging out the preliminary number for CBS with the 2012 Men’s Championship Game, while topping NBC with and by 5.9 million viewers and doubling the audience of Fox with the return of and the time-slot premiere of House. In addition, ABC beat out Fox’s original drama lineup on the night in Adults 18-49 (+8%).and , ABC registered as the
ABC’s 3rd straight week, beating out NBC’s in head-to-head competition by 5.8 million viewers. Among Adults 18-49, ABC’s Dancing outdelivered Fox’s combo of and House by 17% in the time period.was the top draw in its 2-hour time period for the
- · Despite going up against the NCAA Championship Basketball Game, ABC’s DWTS held 100% of its Adult 18-34 audience week to week and spiked 25% with Men 18-34.
The night’s #1 drama in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, ABC’s stood as the top series in its slot for the 2nd consecutive week on both counts. In fact, ABC’s nearly doubled the audience of NBC’s (+98%) during the 10 o’clock hour and defeated the NBC drama by 19% in Adults 25-54.
- · Gaining for its 3rd straight original broadcast, ABC’s most-watched telecast since October – since 10/31/11. generated its
- · increased its overall audience year to year, topping its year-ago telecast by 5%.