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ABC ranked #1 on the final Friday of the season in Adults 18-49.
The season finale of ABC’s strong first-place finish in the 8 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49, beating the finale of NBC’s ? by 50%. In addition, was the top-rated TV show of the evening on the major nets in Adults 18-34, holding a 30% advantage over runner-up NBC’s season finale of .posted a
- · On average, surged over the prior season by double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%), marking its strongest-ever season on both Nielsen measures.
Opposite the season ender of NBC’sin the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s Primetime: ? took second place against its rivals across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).
- · The ABC newsmagazine grew its overall audience from the same night last year by 8%.
From 10-11pm, ABC’sdefeated NBC’s by 9% in Adults 18-49, winning the newsmagazine race in the hour on all 4 Fridays of the 2012 May Sweep. Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and featuring reports from Vargas, Deborah Roberts, John Berman and Jay Schadler, took viewers into the lives of people with some of medicine’s most rare conditions