via press release:
ABC ranked #2 to CBS on Tuesday in viewers and young adults. For the 2nd Tuesday in a row, ABC was up over the year-ago night (also an all-original lineup) in Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%).
Opening at series highs against CBS’ top-rated , ABC’s season premiere of led by wide margins in Adults 18-49 over Fox (+60% - / ) and NBC (+85% - / ) during the 8 o’clock hour. The ABC unscripted series won the hour in Women 18-34, beating runner-up by 9%. Boosting the hour week to week in Adults 18-49 (+50%), posted ABC’s top series number in the time period in more than 1 year – 2/7/12. The show grew from last season’s Tuesday premiere by 17% in Total Viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49 to post its best numbers ever on both counts.
Moving to its new 9pm time period, ABC’scame into the hour and beat out NBC’s comedies ( /New Normal) by 27% in Adults 18-49. improved its new time period by 21% in Total Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49, over the Net’s averages this season with regular programming
At 10pm opposite CBS’ series debut of, ABC’s more than doubled the audience of NBC’s and outdelivered the NBC drama by 33% in Adults 18-49. Although facing increased competition from the CBS’ debut, retained 100% of its week-ago premiere in Adults 18-49 and was up in Adults 18-34 (+14%) and Women 18-34 (+22%).