ABC Wins Friday and Delivers the Night's Top Shows

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March 2nd, 2013


via press release:

With strong numbers across the night, ABC won Friday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.  Shark Tank was Friday’s #1 TV show with young adults and Last Man Standing was the night’s most-watched show overall. In addition, 20/20 stood as Friday’s top-rated newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 (3rd week in a row) over NBC’s Dateline and Rock Center with Brian Williams.


During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Last Man Standing and Malibu Country ranked #1 in Adults 18-49.  At 8pm, Last Man Standing spiked 23% over the prior week to its highest rating since November – since 11/30/12.  At 8:30pm, Malibu Country surged week to week by 27% in Adults 18-49 to post its best rating in 6 weeks and its biggest overall audience since the middle of December – since 1/11/13 and 12/14/12, respectively.


At 9pm, ABC’s Shark Tank built on its lead (+36%) in Adults 18-49 to win its hour by 27% over its nearest competition (NBC’s Dateline). The ABC unscripted series was also the most-watched TV show from 9-10pm. Continuing to deliver its best season ever, Shark Tank increased over the same night last year by nearly 1 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49


Friday’s #1 newsmagazine, ABC’s 20/20 won the 10 o’clock hour by wide margins in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Head to head from 10-11pm, 20/20 once again held strong advantages over NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams in Total Viewers (+26%), Adults 25-54 (+43%) and Adults 18-49 (+50%). 20/20 reported on South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius and the alleged murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. 20/20 was up week to week in Adults 18-49 (+7%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%).

  • Dan

    Well I’d say Last Man Standing is definitely getting renewed for Fridays next season if it holds up those numbers, even Malibu Country is looking good too. However with ABC having so many comedies, it seems more likely both shows are 50/50 at this point with LMS having an edge over MC.

  • pete5125

    Lms will get renewed sharktank will move to thu 8pm suburgatory the neighboors at 9 pm

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