Hitting Highs, ABC's 'Shark Tank' is Friday's #1 TV Series for the 2nd Straight Week

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October 13th, 2012

via press release:

With Shark Tank, What Would You Do? and 20/20, ABC once again led Friday night by double digits in Adults 18-49, over NBC (+15%), CBS (+15%) and Fox (+67%).


  • ABC’s Shark Tank finished as Friday’s #1 TV series for the 2nd straight week across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).


ABC’s Shark Tank shot to the top of the 8 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49, leading the pack for the 5th consecutive week.


  • ABC’s Shark Tank equaled its most-watched telecast ever and tied its highest-ever Adult 18-49 rating for a regular telecast.


At 9pm, ABC’s What Would You Do? tied NBC’s Grimm with Adults 18-34, while beating CBS’ time period premiere of CSI: NY by 11% and Fox’s Fringe by 43%.


  • The ABC newsmagazine grew its overall audience by 7% week to week.


Surging week to week in viewers (+15%) and young adults (+17%), ABC’s 20/20 ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 during the 10 o’clock hour, equaling its best number since its season premiere. Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, ABC’s 20/20 featured reports on people going to extremes.


·         ABC’s 20/20 grew over its year-ago telecast for the 5th straight week in Adults 18-49 (+17%) and Adults 25-54 (+12%).


    Sound the Shark Tank Trumpet!! Fox is so lame on Fri’s.

  • Sarah Rodriguez

    Shark tank is very good and I admire the sharks I wish I had their moxy and their money although right now it is not fashionable to be rich it is only good to be poor like Obama and all the Hollywood types.

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