ABC’s Shark Tank Surges Year to Year and 20/20 Dominates Dateline at 10pm

via press release:

ABC finished as the 2nd most-watched net on Friday evening to CBS and among Adults 18-49 led NBC by 8% and Fox by 18%.


During the 8pm hour, ABC’s Shark Tank ran a strong second viewers and young adults, while ranking #1 with Women 18-49.  In Adults 18-49, Shark Tank beat out Fox’s The Finder by 27% and NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? by 40%.  In addition, the ABC unscripted series led the pack by double-digit percentages in Adults 18-34, topping Undercover Boss by 11%, The Finder by 43% and NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? by 100%.


  • Continuing to grow year to year, ABC’s Shark Tank surged over its year-ago telecast by 17% in Total Viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49.


Building sharply on its lead-in during the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s 20/20 moved up to #1 against its network rivals in Adults 18-49, tying CBS’ Blue Bloods.  In addition, ABC’s 20/20 once again dominated NBC’s Dateline in the time period, leading by 22% in Total Viewers, by 43% in Adults 25-54 and by 27% in Adults 18-49.  Anchored by Chris Cuomo, 20/20’s team of correspondents got the dirt from the professionals we depend on who confess what they really think of their clients, patients and employees. Plus, a private school mom made the ultimate confession – that she is a porn star.


·         20/20’s numbers jumped by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+22%), Adults 25-54 (+25%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%).

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