ABC's 'DWTS' Results Show is Up/ 'Private Practice' Opens at #1 in its New Slot

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April 18th, 2012

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ABC Finishes as Tuesday’s 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network


Boosting its Slot by Wide Margins Year Over Year, ABC’s “Last Man Standing”

Stands as Tuesday’s Most-Watched Comedy Over Fox’s “Glee”-Driven “New Girl”


ABC’s “Cougar Town” Improves its Half-Hour by Double Digits in Adults 18-49


Up Week to Week, “DWTS Results Show” Tops its Slot for the 4th Straight Week


ABC’s “Private Practice” Opens at No. 1 in its New Tuesday 10 O’clock Time Slot


Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With “Last Man Standing,” “Cougar Town,” “DWTS Results Show” and the premiere of “Private Practice” on its new night, ABC (8.7 million) was Tuesday’s 2nd-most-watched TV network to CBS, outpacing NBC by 2.0 million viewers (6.7 million) and Fox by 3.3 million viewers (5.4 million). 


“Last Man Standing” (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., up against CBS’ top-rated “NCIS,” ABC self-starter “Last Man Standing” (6.4 million) once again qualified as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, drawing 1.1 million more viewers than Fox’s “Glee”-assisted “New Girl” (5.3 million) in the 9:00 p.m. half-hour.


  • Continuing to generate big year-over-year improvement for ABC, “Last Man Standing” grew its slot by 39% in viewers (6.4 million vs. 4.6 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.1/3) over original programming on the same night a year ago.


“Cougar Town” (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “Cougar Town” boosted its time period by double digits year to year in Adults 18-49 (+17% - 1.4/4 vs. 1.2/3).


“DWTS Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jumping over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” (13.8 million) stood as the most-watched TV show in its slot for the 4th week running, outdrawing its unscripted competition on NBC (“Voice Results” = 8.8 million) by an increasing 5.0 million viewers (up from a 4.4 million viewer advantage the prior week).  ABC’s dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s No. 2 TV show overall, behind only “NCIS.”  In addition, the broad-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked No. 2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (2.4/6) and Adults 25-54 (3.5/8), while holding the No. 1 position with Women 25-54. Singer Gavin DeGraw was the fourth celebrity eliminated from the dance competition this season.


  • ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).  In addition, with a performance by Disney star Selena Gomez, the show spiked 20% over the prior week with Teens 12-17.


“Private Practice” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC’s “Private Practice” premiered at No. 1 on its new day among Adults 18-49 (1.7/5) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/6).   In fact, ABC led the hour for the 3rd week in a row with key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) and won for the 4th consecutive week with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).



  • harry

    women 25-54 ?seriously abc?

  • mattlsax

    How can they even compare that PP was #1 in its new time slot when it was airing against a repeat AND against Fashion Star. In addition, Unforgettable got 1.5 million MORE total viewers….lol

  • Lexie

    I’m not surprised about PP. I’ve been a big fan of the show since season one but this season has been lack luster with unrealistic story lines. Last nights show was boring. The show forerunners should be stepping up their game to save the show instead of sink it. Some one dropped the ball. It’s sad. I loved watching Amy Brenneman!

  • Hillbilly

    ABC comes in fourth(in the demo) & still manages to spin it as a positive. :roll:

  • Michelle

    Wow! ABC sure likes to spin those numbers!

  • disney rocks

    WOW! Can’t believe they put Glee driven new Girl! It beat Glee, and Glee is not a super lead-in. Also, NEW Girl beat LMS by 1.1 in the demo, but you didn’t say that?

    Sometimes these press releases are hilarious.

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