ABC Ranks No. 1 for the November Sweep in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages

via press release:

ABC Ranks No. 1 for the November Sweep in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages


The Net Airs 4 of the Top 10 Non-Sports Shows for the Month in Adults 18-49,

The Most for Any Net, while Delivering 3 of the Top 4 Programs in Women 18-49


ABC Claims November’s Biggest 2-Hour Comedy Block, Leading by

Double to Triple-Digit Margins over 2-Hour Blocks on CBS, NBC and Fox


November 2012 (25 of 28 Nights):

Based on all programming, ABC (8.5 million) is on pace to finish the 2012 November Sweep as the 2nd-most-watched TV network overall, outdrawing an NFL-inflated NBC (8.3 million) and a “World Series”/NFL overrun-boosted Fox by (6.8 million).  In addition, the Net ranks No. 1 with Women 18-49Excluding sports to level the playing field, ABC is No. 1 during November in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7) and leads across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).


Please Note: This is the first time ever that the “DWTS” season finale will air outside of the November Sweep.


  • Highest-Rated TV Series:  ABC claims 4 of the Top 10 non-sports TV shows during November 2012 in Adults 18-49 (the most for any network), including the Top 3 broadcast dramas with “Once Upon a Time,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Revenge:” “Modern Family” – No. 3, “Once Upon a Time” – No. 6, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 8  and “Revenge” – No. 9. ABC’s “DWTS: All Stars” stood as TV’s most-watched unscripted series for the month, outdrawing both editions of NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “The X Factor.”  In addition, The Net airs 3 of the Top 4 programs for the sweep with Women 18-49, including the Top 2 dramas in “Once Upon a Time” and “Grey’s.”


·         November’s Biggest 2-hour Comedy Block:  ABC claims November’s biggest 2-hour comedy block in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, leading by double to triple-digit percentages over CBS’ Monday block (+13%/+11%), NBC’s Thursday block (+110%/+50%) and Fox’s Tuesday block (+159%/+76%).

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