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%).