ABC is No. 2 for the Sweep in Viewers and Young Adults, Leading Fox and NBC

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February 26th, 2013

via press release:

ABC is No. 2 for the Sweep in Viewers and Young Adults, Leading Fox and NBC


The Net Airs 4 of the Top 20 Series in February in Adults 18-49,

Including the Sweep’s No. 1 10 O’clock Series with “Scandal”


ABC’s “The Oscars” is the Sweep’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast Overall


ABC Ranks No. 1 for the Month in the Monday-Friday 10pm Hour in Adults 18-49



2013 February Sweep (25 of 28 Nights):

ABC is the No. 2 network during February in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.4/7) to a Super Bowl-led CBS, outdelivering both Fox (6.7 million and 2.3/6) and NBC (4.3 million and 1.3/4).


  • ABC Claims Some of the Top-Rated TV Series for the Month: Among Adults 18-49, ABC claims 4 of February’s Top 20 broadcast series: “Modern Family” – No. 3, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 9, “Scandal” – No 13 and “The Bachelor” – No. 20. In addition, ABC’s “Scandal” is the No. 1 10 o’clock series for the sweep with young adults.


  • ABC’s “The Oscars” is February’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast: In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC’s “The Oscars” ranks as the No. 1 entertainment telecast for both the February Sweep and the 2012-13 season to date. In fact, it is TV’s most-watched entertainment broadcast in 3 years – since 3/7/10.


  • ABC Ranks No. 1 in February During the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49: In the 10 o’clock hour on Monday-Friday as a lead-in to affiliates’ late-local news, ABC (1.9/6) is the No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (tied w/CBS). While ABC retained 100% of its delivery in the hour year to year, CBS declined -21% and NBC declined -29%.


Source: The Nielsen Company, 1/31-2/24/13.  Network Standings and TV Series Rankings based on Most Current Program Ratings.  Individual telecast ranks, 10 o’clock rank and year to year comparisons based on Live + Same Day Program Ratings.

  • Bob

    lol. ABC is so funny. They will write a press release for anything. They get their ass handed to them by CBS and still write a press release.

  • Barbarossa

    NBC isn’t even funny anymore, its just sad

  • rob60990

    How come the averages for Feb Sweeps for ABC, FOX, & NBC are higher in ABC’s press release than CBS? DVR included?

  • Michael

    Love the Scandal love, but ABC really does put these PRs out at the drop of a hat.

  • HowardBeale

    ABC press release, sound bite version:

    “We’re number two!! Yippee!!”

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