ABC's Modern Family Sets a New Record this Season in TV Playback

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December 31st, 2012

via press release:

Live + 7 Day Ratings for the week of 12/10/12 (Week #12):

 

Based on Nielsen’s TV playback data for the week, ABC’s Modern Family picked up +2.5 Adult 18-49 rating points and +4.99 million viewers in the Live + 7 numbers, qualifying as this season’s biggest gains via time-shifted viewing for a single telecast. In fact, Modern Family has delivered the two biggest time-shifted gains among young adults so far this season with its 12/12/12 (+2.5 rating points) and 10/24/12 (+2.4 rating points) telecasts. For the 2nd week in a row, Grey’s Anatomy was the week’s biggest drama gainer in Adults 18-49, as the winter finale of the ABC drama added on +1.6 rating points to its originally reported Live + Same Day number.

 

Also for the 2nd consecutive week, Grey’s Anatomy emerged as TV’s #1 drama for the week in Adults 18-49 (4.5 rating), leapfrogging over CBS’ Criminal Minds (4.4) in the final Live + 7 numbers. In the initially reported Live + Same Day ratings, the CBS drama was the top-rated drama for the week, by a margin of 2-tenths of a rating point.

 

 

  • Among Adults 18-49, 4 of ABC’s series registered substantial ratings increases of at least 1.0 rating point, two of which ranked among the Top 3 biggest gainers: Modern Family – #1 (+2.5 rating – 4.2 to 6.7), Grey’s Anatomy – #3  (+1.6 rating – 2.9 to 4.5), Scandal (+1.0 rating – 2.4 to 3.4) and Private Practice (+1.0 rating – 1.2 to 2.2).

 

Please note: Several of ABC’s series did not air during the holiday week.

 

Season-to-Date TV Playback (9/24/12-12/16/12):

 

Based on TV playback data for the 2012-13 season, ABC’s Modern Family is the season’s biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, adding on +4.50 million viewers and +2.2 rating points. ABC’s Nashville adds on +1.2 Adult 18-49 rating points (+57%) over its Live + Same Day number, standing as the season’s #2 new show in time-shifted gains.

 

  • Grey’s Anatomy is this season’s #1 broadcast drama in the key young adult demo (5.1 rating), based on original telecasts.

 

 
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