‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Grows Year to Year to Make ABC a Dominant Number 1 on Sunday

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Featuring the 9th season finale of The Bachelorette and the After the Final Rose special, ABC overshadowed Sunday night, beating out its nearest competition (CBS) by 52% in Total Viewers and by 117% in Adults 18-49 (#1 in all 8 half hours of prime). It was ABC’s 3rd straight Sunday to lead in Adults 18-49.


  • · ABC’s The Bachelorette and The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special stood as Sunday’s Top 2 TV programs with viewers and young adults.


Hitting summer-highs in viewers and young adults, ABC’s encore America’s Funniest Home Videos won the 7pm hour for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49.


Jumping over its lead-in at 8pm and gaining audience throughout its over 2-hour broadcast, The Bachelorette season closer dominated its time period with season-highs, soaring over its most-recent Monday telecast by 1.4 million viewers and by 36% in Adults 18-49. Head to head from 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelorette nearly tripled Fox’s Teen Choice 2012 in Total Viewers (+187%) and Adults 18-49 (+172%).


  • · The Bachelorette was up over its year-ago finale (on 8/1/11) by 7% in Adults 18-49.


  • · In viewers and young adults, The Bachelorette generated ABC’s biggest summertime entertainment numbers in the time period in almost 6 years – since 8/27/06.


Towering over the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special outdelivered its combined CBS and NBC competition by 2.0 million viewers and by 88% with young adults. The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose finished as Sunday’s #1 TV show with viewers and young adults.


  • · ABC’s The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose grew year to year by double-digits in Adults 18-49 (+14%).


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