ABC's 'Shark Tank' Draws 2nd Biggest Audience as Tuesday Comedies Spike to Best-Since-Premiere Numbers

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December 5th, 2012

via press release:

ABC’s Christmas-Themed “Shark Tank” Beats Fox’s Comedies by Wide Margins,

And Despite Facing “The Voice” in the Hour, Attracts its 2nd-Largest Audience

 

Happy Endings” Jumps 18% to Post a Best-Since Premiere Adult 18-49 Rating

 

“Don’t Trust The B--- in Apartment 23” Spikes by 33% in Adults 18-49 and by

100% in Adults 18-34 Over its Last Telecast with its Top Results Since its Premiere

 

In the 10pm Hour, “Private Practice” Marks its Most-Watched Telecast in 6 Weeks

 

 

Shark Tank SP” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

During the 8 o’clock hour against NBC’s “The Voiceand CBS’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” ABC’s special Christmas-themed “Shark Tank” beat out Fox’s comedies by wide margins (“Raising Hope”/”Ben & Kate”), leading by 3.7 million viewers (6.9 million vs. 3.2 million) and by 31% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.3/4).

 

  • Despite facing “The Voicein the hour, ABC’sShark Tank” attracted its 2nd-largest audience.

 

Happy Endings” (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Returning to the 9:00 p.m. half-hour after the prior week’s preemption, ABC’s “Happy Endings” jumped 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/3 vs. 1.1/3) and 22% in Adults 18-34 (1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3) over its 2-week-ago telecast.  In fact the ABC comedy equaled its best Adult 18-49 rating since its season premiere – since 10/23/12.

 

“Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt 23” (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23” spiked over its most-recent airing by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/3 v s. 0.9/2) and by 100% in Adults 18-34 (1.2/4 vs. 0.6/2), marking best-since-premiere numbers on both counts – since 10/23/12.

 

Private Practice” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Building its overall audience (+5%) for its 2nd straight airing in Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Private Practice” generated its most-watched telecast in 6 weeks (4.4 million) – since 10/23/12.

 

 

 
  • wichitahusker

    LOVE “Happy Endings.” Hopefully it trends upward after the holidays.

  • iowegian

    ABC can polish that turd, but it still stinks to high heaven.

  • JeffT

    It’s fun to read the PR release then check the numbers for all the shows. Glowing crap is still crap. Nice try, ABC PR dept.

  • JR

    Yah- Shark Tank is the only ABC program whose performance was acceptable that night.

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