ABC's Tuesday is Up Year to Year and Earns Second Place

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February 20th, 2013

via press note:

ABC finished #2 on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ original drama lineup, beating Fox by 6% and NBC by 64%. The Net grew over the year-ago night (also an all-original lineup) by 14% in Total Viewers and by 6% in Adults 18-49.


During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s The Taste was up week to week in Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%). The new ABC unscripted series built by 6% among young adults from its first half-hour to its second half hour.


During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s The Bachelor: Sean Tells All took second to CBS’ NCIS: LA in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, nearly catching the CBS drama with young adults (pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tied in audience share). The ABC unscripted series ranked #1 in the hour Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49). The Bachelor: Sean Tells All was up over the year-ago Tell All special by 4% in Adults 18-49 and equaled ABC’s best number in the hour since November – since 11/27/12.


At 10pm, the season premiere of Body of Proof took second in its hour to CBS’ Vegas, beating NBC’s Smash by 3.4 million viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with Women 18-49. Body of Proof increased its overall audience from the same night last year (+2%).


  • RandyL

    Wow, only ABC can make being second to Vegas sound like a good thing.

  • ivan

    I guess thats not that bad for body of proof after all ‘cuz when i saw the ratings for the premiere i tought- well just few tenths lower and its officially gone. Hopefully it will raise in the next episodes!!

  • Samunto

    I was anticipating how much they would spin the numbers for Body of Proof… mmhhh… ABC PR you have failed me! Are you out of creativity or just having a bad day?

  • Shepherd


    “Wow, only ABC can make being second to Vegas sound like a good thing.”

    LOL. It’s like bragging that your Chili took second place in a cook-off when all of the other contestants entered horse manure.

  • Tommy

    Body of Proof was EPIC last night! Best season premiere yet, don’t understand why people are not tuning in, the new detectives are great. Bombs planted in Bodies, kidnapping, other crime dramas are boring, the element of the medical side really makes this drama a must watch and it’s so successful internationally, especially in UK!. Hopefully once DWTS starts, the ratings will increase back to 10 million like last season. :)

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