via press release:
Opposite all-original competition, ABC earned #2 to CBS on Tuesday, outdrawing NBC with the premiere ofby 3.2 million viewers and Fox by 5.7 million viewers. The Net delivered Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted series with the opener of DWTS: The Results Show and topped the 10 o’clock hour over CBS’ for the first time. ABC marked its most-watched Tuesday in 4 months – since 11/27/12.
Gaining viewers (+5%) and young adults (+6%) from start to finish in the 8pm hour against big competition from NBC’sTuesday premiere and CBS’ top-rated , ABC newcomer Splash outdrew Fox’s veteran Hell’s Kitchen by 2.1 million viewers.
Boosting ABC up to a strong second in the 9 o’clock hour, the 16th season opener of DWTS: The Results Show grew by double digits from its Season 15 premiere in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%). ABC’s dancing results show dominated original comedies in the hour among Adults 18-49 on both Fox (+21% over /Mindy Project) and NBC (+35% over -led /New Normal). In addition, it finished #1 in its slot with key Women (W18-49/W25-54) and Teens 12-17, while ranking as Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show, with an 1.1 million viewer advantage over NBC’s . Olympic Gold medalist Dorothy Hamill was the first celebrity to leave the competition in Season 16, removing herself on the advice of her spine surgeon. In Adults 18-49, it was the top non-finale delivery for any The Results Show telecast since May 8, 2012.
Posting new season highs for the 2nd straight week, ABC’s ranked #1 in the 10 o’clock hour over CBS’ for the first time in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Up week to week in viewers (+14%) and young adults (+13%) to season-best numbers, grew its overall audience for the 4th straight week to deliver ABC’s most-watched scripted telecast in the hour since April 10, 2012.