ABC Wins the Final Friday of the February Sweep with the Number 1 Show, 'Shark Tank'

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February 23rd, 2013

via press note:

ABC won the final Friday of the February Sweep in Adults 18-49, leading CBS by 7%, NBC by 15% and Fox by 67%. The Net’s Shark Tank was the #1 TV show of the evening in the key young adult sales demo. Season to date, ABC is Friday’s top-rated network in Adults 18-49, gaining over the comparable weeks last year by 21% to its strongest performance on the night in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.

 

During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Last Man Standing and Malibu Country outdelivered Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares by 2.4 million viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49.

 

Building on its lead-in by 64%, ABC’s Shark Tank won the 9 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, outdelivering the second hour of NBC’s 2-hour Dateline by 20%, CBS’ CSI: NY season finale by 50% and Fox’s Touch by 157%. On average, Shark Tank is up by 17% with young adults, marking its best season ever.

 

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s 20/20 ran #1 during the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 and finished as Friday’s #1 newsmagazine in the key Adult 25-54 news demo, beating both NBC’s 2-hour Dateline and Rock Center with Brian Williams. Head to head from 10-11pm, 20/20 beat NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams by wide margins in Total Viewers (+29%), Adults 25-54 (+36%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%). 20/20 took viewers on a candid, inspiring and intimate journey inside Robin Roberts’ challenging fight against myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder. Up for the 2nd week, the ABC newsmagazine earned its most-watched telecast since December 14, 2012.

 
  • THE OLD MAN

    Why did they fail to mention they were 3rd @ 8:00 & 4th @ 8:30

    No mention either of BB 11M at 10:00

    Hmmmmm

  • JR35

    Why would it mention such “negative” things? :0 It won the night, so that’s where the focus is going to be.

    However, is it saying this was its strongest Friday performance in four years? Wouldn’t its strongest night be back in November, when the comedies premiered?

  • rob60990

    JR, they are saying Fridays this whole season has been their strongest in 4 years.

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