ABC's Mix of Repeat and Original Sunday Programming Tops Fox's Lineup by Nearly 1 Million Viewers

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Opposite CBS with its NFL overrun-fueled lineup (Steelers-Cowboys) including the 3-hour season finale of Survivor: Philippines and NBC with another big NFL game (New England-San Francisco), ABC outdrew Fox on the night by nearly 1.0 million viewers


During the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s repeat America’s Funniest Home Videos more than doubled the audience of Fox’s animated comedies (The Cleveland Show/The Cleveland Show) and also led by 8% among Adults 18-49.


  • In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the Christmas-themed AFHV marked the show’s strongest repeat performance in 1 year – since 12/18/11 and 12/11/11, respectively.


From 8-9pm, ABC’s special encore broadcast of Wipeout (Deck the Balls) drew more viewers than Fox’s first-run Christmas-themed comedies (The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers).


  • Wipeout was up from its most-recent repeat airing (on 8/9/12) by 6% in Total Viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49.


Up against fierce competition from 9-11pm from NBC’s Sunday Night Football and CBS’ Survivor finale, ABC’s The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding saw its overall audience surge by 16% from its first hour to its second hour.  The special also built by double-digit percentages from its first to second hour across all key Women demographics:  W18-34 (+10%), W18-49 (+27%) and W25-54 (+13%).

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