via press note:
With the season opener ofand opposite the BCS Championship Game on ESPN, ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcast net, outdrawing runner-up NBC with its Monday premiere of The and the series debut of Deception by 1.3 million viewers. ABC also led its broadcast competition across all key Women and tied for the night’s lead in Adults 18-34.
Building in each half-hour from 8-10pm, ABC’s season premiere of Monday’s #1 TV series among Adults 18-34 and across the Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and delivered ABC’s highest ratings in the time period in 5 months in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 – since 7/9/12.drew 8% more viewers in the 2-hour time period than NBC’s The . stood as
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’swas up 12% in Adults 18-49 over its last original 5 weeks ago on 12/3/12. Gaining on its lead-in to finish as Monday’s most-watched TV series overall, ABC’s outdrew NBC’s series debut of Deception by 3.0 million viewers in the time period. also outdelivered the NBC drama premiere with Adults 25-54 (+4%), Men 18-49 (+8%) and Men 25-54 (+29%) to rank as the top-rated series in the hour.