ABC is Number 1 on Friday for the Third Week in a Row; 'Shark Tank' is the Number 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49

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November 17th, 2012

via press note:

Featuring its 8-9pm comedies (Last Man Standing/Malibu Country), Shark Tank and 20/20, ABC ranked #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 for the 3rd week in a row, beating CBS by 7%, NBC by 33% and Fox by 45%. ABC’s Shark Tank stood as Friday’s #1 TV show for the 3rd week running among young adults.

 

  • · The Network grew over the same night last November by 1.3 million viewers and by 23% in Adults 18-49.

 

At 8pm, ABC’s Last Man Standing ran in a virtual tie for first in its half-hour with CBS’ Undercover Boss in Adults 18-49 (pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tying in audience share), while ranking #1 against its broadcast competition with Teens 12-17.

 

  • · Last Man Standing generated big year-over-year time-period improvement for ABC in viewers (+51%) and young adults (+40%),.

 

At 8:30pm, ABC’s Malibu Country also finished a strong second in its slot with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 against its net rivals, beating out the second half-hour of Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares. The new ABC comedy ran #1 opposite its broadcast competitors in Teens 12-17.

 

  • · Like its lead-in, Malibu Country scored substantial time period gains over the year-ago night, boosting its half-hour by 2.0 million viewers and by 18% in Adults 18-49.

 

Shooting up from its lead-in by 46% in Adults 18-49 to qualify as the night’s top-rated show, ABC’s Shark Tank took full control of the 9 o’clock hour, winning by double digits over NBC’s Grimm by 19%, CBS’ CSI: NY by 36% and Fox’s Fringe by 111%.

 

  • · Shark Tank boosted its hour by wide margins from the same night last year in viewers (+16%) and young adults (+27%).

 

ABC’s 20/20 ranked #1 during the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row. In addition, the ABC newsmagazine beat out NBC’s Dateline in head-to-head competition by 1.4 million viewers, by 17% in Adults 18-49 and by 18% in Adults 25-54. Anchored by Chris Cuomo with reports from Jim Avila, Amy Robach and Elizabeth Leamy, 20/20 featured an investigation into the food we eat and the restaurants we frequent.

 

  • · 20/20 produced its most-watched telecast in 9 weeks, hitting a best-since-premiere number – since 9/14/12.

 

  • · Building year-to-year for its 4th straight telecast, ABC’s 20/20 was up over the year-ago night by 11% in Adults 25-54.
 
  • martine

    Oh. Another advertising. What is shark tank about? Lawyers or something?

  • don

    maybe every network should follow amc and make a good show with what people want not what they think we want,just look at the walk dead and if you show it they will come

  • frank

    shark tank is quite entertaing and informative. various upstart entrepeneurs try to convince these 5 investors to support their businesses with sometimes large cash infusions. very up to date and real, not scripted or over produced.

  • Veritas

    I’m glad Shark Tank is doing well. It is one of the best reality shows on television. Entertaining and it really gives you insight into how investors think.

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