via press release:
ABC won Friday night for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49, beating CBS’ season finales by 25%, Fox’s season finales by 36% and NBC’s original lineup by 36%. ABC’s and Primetime: ? tied as Friday’s #1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.
- The Net was up by double digits over the year-ago May Sweep Friday in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%).
Friday’s #1 TV show for the 2nd week running, ABC’s took full control of the 8 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, increasing its winning advantage over CBS’ finale to 45% (up from a 20% advantage the prior week), while beating Fox’s finale by 45% and doubling the delivery of NBC’s ? (+100%).
- Continuing to pace well ahead of last year to mark its best season ever, topped its year-ago telecast by 10% in Total Viewers and by 23% in Adults 18-49.
Tying as the top-rated show of the evening, ABC’s Primetime: ? won the 9 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 by wide margins over original drama programming, defeating NBC’s by 33%, CBS’ season finale of : NY by 45% and Fox season finale of by 60%. The ABC newsmagazine also took first place in the slot with Adults 25-54.
- Up for the 2nd straight week in viewers (+2%) and young adults (+14%), ? equaled a season high with Adults 18-49.
From 10-11pm, ABC’s beat out the season finale of CBS’ by 8% in Adults 18-49. Also in the hour, once again defeated NBC’s , winning the newsmagazine race by double-digit percentages in Adults 25-54 (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%). Anchored by Chris Cuomo and featuring reports from Cuomo, Brian Ross, Deborah Roberts, Dan Harris and Nick Watt, ABC’s took a revealing look at the big business of weight-loss with “Losing It: The Big Fat Money Trap.”
· ABC’s grew over is year-ago broadcast in Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%).