Live +7 Ratings: ABC's 'Modern Family' is TV's Biggest Gainer for 6 Straight Telecasts

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November 27th, 2012

via press release:

Live + 7 Day Ratings for the week of 11/5/12 (Week #7):


Based on Nielsen’s TV playback data for the week, ABC’s Modern Family registered as the biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing in Adults 18-49 for its 6th consecutive telecast, picking up an additional 2.1 rating points from its originally reported Live + Same Day numbers. In fact, ABC claimed 3 of the week’s Top 5 biggest gainers on the broadcast networks among young adults, with Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy (+1.9 rating points) and Once Upon A Time (+1.5 rating points).



  • · Among Adults 18-49, ABC delivered 6 of the Top 10 biggest gainers (the most for any network), with each show adding on at least +1.2 rating points over their first-reported Live + Same Day numbers: Modern Family (+2.1 rating – 4.8 to 6.9), Grey’s Anatomy (+1.9 rating – 3.3 to 5.2), Once Upon A Time (+1.5 rating – 2.7 to 4.2), Revenge (+1.3 rating – 2.5 to 3.8), Nashville (+1.2 rating – 2.0 to 3.2) and Castle (+1.2 rating – 1.9 to 3.1).



Please note: ABC’s Private Practice was pre-empted during the week for Election coverage.


Season-to-Date TV Playback (9/24/12-11/11/12):


Based on TV playback data for the 2012-13 season, ABC’s Modern Family is the season’s biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing among Adults 18-49, picking up +2.2 rating points. ABC’s Nashville adds on +1.3 rating points over its Live + Same Day number, standing as the season’s #2 new show in time-shifted gains.


  • · With Modern Family (7.2 rating) and Grey’s Anatomy (5.4), ABC claims this season’s #1 scripted series/comedy and #1 broadcast drama, respectively, in the key young adult demo. In fact, Modern Family leads CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (6.9) and stands as the #1 entertainment program this season to date.


Source: The Nielsen Company, as dated. Based on regular, original telecasts only.


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