via press note:
Featuring Shark Tank, What Would You Do? and 20/20, ABC ranked #1 on Friday night for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
Once again winning the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Shark Tank stood as Friday’s most-watched TV program for the 2nd straight week, while also finishing as the night’s highest-rated program in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
ABC’s What Would You Do? delivered the #1 position in the 9 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, tying as the #2 TV show of the night on both measures.
ABC’s 20/20 was #1 in the 10 o’clock hour among key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), tying What Would You Do? as the #2 TV show on Friday in the key news demo. Head to head from 10-11pm, ABC’s 20/20 continued to beat out NBC’s Dateline by double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+36%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%). Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, “Intoxication Nation” on ABC’s 20/20 reported on drinking in America.
- · ABC’s 20/20 was up sharply over its telecast on the same night last year, jumping by 1.6 million viewers, by 46% in Adults 25-54 and by 40% in Adults 18-49.