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

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 Voice” and 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 Voice” in the hour, ABC’s “Shark 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.



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