ABC's 'Private Practice' Spikes in its Season Finale

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May 16th, 2012

via press release

Jumping Over its Lead-in by 291% in Viewers and by 120% in Young Adults,

ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” Outdraws NBC’s Premiere of “America’s Got Talent”


Opposite Increased Competition, ABC’s Season Finale of “Private Practice” Spikes by 22% in Viewers, by 29% in Adults 18-49 and by 30% in Adults 25-54 Week to Week



“DWTS Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Leaping over its lead-in (“Cougar Town”) at 9:00 p.m. in viewers (+291%) and young adults (+120%) opposite CBS’ season finale of “NCIS: LA,” ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” (12.9 million) outdrew the second hour of NBC’s 2-hour premiere of “America’s Got Talent” by 2.4 million viewers (10.5 million) and the second hour of Fox’s 2-hour “Glee” by 6.9 million viewers (6.0 million).  Actress, author and the host of TV'sExtra” Maria Menounos was the next celebrity eliminated from the competition this season.


“Private Practice” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Spiking in its season finale against increased competition from the second hour of CBS’ 2-hour “NCIS: LA” finale, ABC’s “Private Practice” beat out NBC’s season finale of “Fashion Star” by 2.2 million viewers (7.1 million vs. 4.9 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.6/4) during the 10 o’clock hour.  In addition, the ABC drama ranked No. 2 in its slot with Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54).


  • In its season closer, “Private Practice” shot up over the prior week by 22% in Total Viewers, by 29% in Adults 18-49 and by 30% in Adults 25-54.




  • Melanie

    Great job PP and excellent episode last night!

  • Scandalfan

    I don’t get it how is 1.8 ratings is better than last week 1.9? Yeah it gained viewers this week but I wouldn’t call it better than last week but I agree great episode last night.

  • Mary

    I just checked and PP had a 1.4 last week so it did spike very well.

  • Sarah

    I wish they would announce next year is the final season for Private Practice so it can have a proper ending. I loved knowing that Desperate Housewives was ending ahead of time and that it would be wrapped up and the ratings wouldn’t matter.

  • Fred

    Ha Ha ABC couldn’t figure out a way to show off CT’s numbers. I bet if it weren’t going to TBS they would have stated something like this:

    ABC’s critically acclaimed sitcom hit Cougar Town (special douuble episode) managed to lure nearly 4 million viewers from NBC’s hit competition America’s Got Talent and CBS’s #1 show NCIS. CT was #1 with single female viewers age 25-34 and #2 with with women under 34.

  • jeremy

    Why end the show if the ratings are still OK. As far as I know they are planning a full season not just 13 weeks.

  • Victor Hugo

    LMAO Fred!!!

    lol this is the first time they skip a show in the press release?? even the worst show’s ratings they spin about it!!!

  • Fred

    @Victor Hugo

    I LOVE ABC press releases. Very creative and entertaining. I try not to miss any of them. For some reason the press releases for the other networks don’t work as well.

  • rob60990

    Too bad PP didn’t do better. Caterina Scorsone has been the standout all season. Too bad Grey’s big lead-in is going to be wasted on that trainwreck of a show Scandal.

  • Scandalfan

    Hey no way Scandal is a trainwreck I love the show, great cast, good writing.

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