ABC Airs 7 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49 Including 2 of the Top 4 Comedies and the No. 1 Drama

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April 9th, 2013

Castle The Lives of Others

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ABC Airs 7 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49,

Including 2 of the Top 4 Comedies and the No. 1 Drama

 

ABC is Monday’s Most-Watched Net for 6th Time in the Last 7 Weeks

 

Dancing with the Stars” is Monday’s No. 1 Program in Viewers,

Outdrawing NBC’s “The Voice” for the 2nd Week in a Row

 

ABC’s 100th Episode of “Castle” Hits a Season High to Stand as Monday’s Top Scripted Program and Beats NBC’s “Revolution” by a Best-Ever 5.4 Million Viewers

 

ABC’s “DWTS: The Results Show” Wins the 9pm Hour in Viewers and Young Adults, Building Over its Premiere to its Most-Watched Non-Finale Telecast Since Last April

 

For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC’s “Body Of Proof” Ranks No. 1 in the
10pm Hour with Viewers and Marks its 2nd-Largest Audience This Season

 

Up in Each Half-Hour, ABC Delivers its Strongest Wednesday Since Mid-January

 

 ABC’s “The Middle” Gains 11% for its Best Adult 18-49 Number Since February

 

At 8:30pm, “Suburgatory” Boosts its New Slot to a 6-Week High in Adults 18-49

 

Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49, “Modern” Earns its Top Number Since January and Outdelivers Fox’s “Idol” on the Night by a Best-Ever 35% in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “How To Live With Your Parents” Opens as the Official 2012-13

Season’s No. 1 Comedy Premiere and Posts a 5-Month High in its Time Period

 

Nashville” Surges 13% in Adults 18-49 for its Strongest Number in Nearly 2 Months

 

Grey’s” is Thursday’s No. 1 Drama in Adults18-49 for its 3rd Straight Telecast

 

ABC’s “Scandal” Dominates its Hour in Adults 18-49 Over Dramas on CBS and NBC

 

ABC’s “Happy Endings” is Up Sharply in its Second Week of Friday Telecasts

 

With its Best rating in 5 Months, “Shark Tank” is Friday’s No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49

 

20/20” Wins its Friday 10pm Slot with a Best-Since-Premiere Adult 18-49 Rating

 

Week No. 28

During the week of April 1, 2013, ABC (6.7 million) was the 2nd-most-watched network to CBS, outdrawing NBC (5.2 million) and Fox (5.2 million) by 1.5 million viewers each.

 

Rankings:  ABC delivered 7 of the Top 20 TV shows for the week in Adults 18-49, including 2 of the Top 4 comedies with “Modern Family” and “How To Live With Your Parents” and the No. 1 drama with “Grey’s Anatomy”: Modern Family” – No. 7, “How To Live With Your Parents” – No. 11, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 13, “Scandal” – No. 16, “DWTS: The Results Show” – No. 18, while “DWTS” and “Castle” tied at No. 20.  ABC’s “DWTS: The Results Show” was TV’s most-watched unscripted series, outdrawing both installments of Fox’s “Idol” and NBC’s “The Voice.”  ABC’s 20/20” was the week’s No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 (at a 7-month high) and Adults 25-54.

 

Monday

With “Dancing” and the 100th episode of “Castle,” ABC was Monday’s most-watched network (6th time in 7 weeks), topping runner-up NBC with “The Voice” and “Revolution” by 2.2 million viewers (13.2 million vs. 11.0 million).  The Net (2.2/6) ran a competitive No. 2 on the night in Adults 18-49, beating Fox’s 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. drama lineup (2.1/6, +5% over “Bones”/”The Following”).  For the 3rd straight Monday, ABC’s “DWTS” was the most-watched TV show and “Castle” was the night’s most-watched scripted program.

 

Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:01 p.m.)

Building from its first hour to its second hour in viewers and young adults, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” once again ranked as the most-watched show in its 2-hour slot, outdrawing NBC’s “The Voice” for the 2nd week in a row in head-to-head competition (13.9 million vs. 13.3 million).

 

Castle” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

On its 100th episode, ABC’s “Castle” was the most-watched TV show in 10 o’clock hour (6th straight telecast) and won with Adults 25-54, beating NBC’s Revolution by a best-ever 5.4 million viewers (11.8 million vs. 6.4 million) while leading for the first time in Adults 25-54 (with a +19% advantage – 3.2/8 vs. 2.7/6). In addition, the ABC drama tied “Revolution” for No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6) for its most competitive finish yet with the NBC drama.

 

  • Up week to week in Viewers (+11%) and key Adults (AD25-54 +10%/AD18-49 +5%), “Castle” posted new season highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.

 

  • Growing over the same point last season (+3%), Castle is delivering the series’ most-watched season ever.

 

Tuesday

ABC ran in a near tie with CBS as the most-watched network on Tuesday night (9.5 million vs. 9.7 million), earning second place in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5-tied with Fox). ABC ranked No. 1 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. on both measures.

 

“Splash” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Building in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+15%) from start to finish in the 8:00 p.m. hour against NBC’s “The Voice,” ABC freshman “Splash” outdrew Fox’s time-period established “Hell’s Kitchen” by 16% in Total Viewers (5.7 million vs. 4.9 million).

“DWTS: The Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

Tuesday’s most-watched TV show overall, ABC’s “DWTS: The Results Show” moved up to No. 1 in the 9:00 p.m. hour in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6) and Total Viewers (14.0 million).  In the hour, ABC’s dancing results show beat out NBC’s “The Voice”-led 1-hour season finale of “The New Normal” by 44% among Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.6/4). Country music star Wynonna Judd was the second celebrity to leave the competition this season.

 

  • Up over the prior week’s season premiere in Total Viewers (+4%), “Dancing” posted its most-watched non-finale for a “Results Show” telecast since April 24, 2012.  In addition, “DWTS: The Results Show” increased over the comparable Week 2 of Season 15 in Total Viewers (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

 

Body Of Proof” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

For the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49, ABC’s “Body Of Proof(1.4/4) led originals of CBS’ “Golden Boy(+8% = 1.3/4) and NBC’s “Smash(+56% = 0.9/2) in the 10 o’clock hour. “Body Of Proofranked No. 1 in the hour with both Total Viewers (8.6 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.1/5).

 

  • Retaining 90% of last week’s season high in viewers, “Body Of Proof” earned its 2nd-biggest overall audience this season.

 

Wednesday

Gaining in each half-hour week to week in Adults 18-49 and up 26% overall for the night, ABC (2.4/7) delivered its top-rated Wednesday since mid-January – since 1/23/13. Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show, ABC’s “Modern Familyoutdelivered Fox’s “American Idol” on the night by a best-ever 35% in Adults 18-49 (+1.1 rating point advantage – 4.2/11 vs. 3.1/9), now beating or tying “Idol” on each of its last 3 originals. Debuting with strong lead-in retention out of “Modern” (best in over 2 years for any regular telecast – since 2/9/11) and with a 5-month time-period high, ABC’s “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” opened just 2-tenths behind “Idol” in Adults 18-49 on the evening, while tying with Women 18-34.

 

The Middle” (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” was up 11% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) over the prior week to post its best number since February – since 2/27/13.

 

Suburgatory” (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Boosting the 8:30 p.m. half-hour week to week in Adults 18-49 (+20%), “Suburgatory (1.8/5) moved into the slot with a 6-week high for ABC - since 2/20/13.

 

Modern Family” (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

Building sharply on its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+133%), ABC’s “Modern Family” (4.2/11) won its half-hour by 27% over “American Idol(3.3/9) and beat its nearest scripted competition in the slot by 56% (CBS’ “Criminal Minds” – 2.7/7).

 

  • Spiking over the prior week in Adults 18-49 (+31%), “Modern Family” delivered its strongest number since January 23, 2013.

 

“How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” (9:31 -10:00 p.m.)

The No. 1 scripted show in the 9:30 pm half-hour, ABC’s series debut of “How to Live with Your Parents” (2.9/8) improved its slot by 53% in Adults 18-49 week to week, posting the Net’s largest audience (8.4 million) in the slot since October and highest young adult rating since early November – since 11/7/12 and 10/10/12, respectively.

 

  • In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, “How to Live with Your Parents” opened as TV’s biggest regular comedy series premiere of the official 2012-13 season, going back to NBC’s pre-season “The Voice”-led debut of “Go On” in early September (on 9/11/12).

 

Nashville” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Nashville” beat NBC’s “Chicago Fire” in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.6/5),  growing week to week by 13% with its best rating in nearly 2 months – since 2/13/13.

 

  • Based on Live + 3 Day ratings for last week’s telecast (3/27/13), “Nashville’s” Adult 18-49 rating shot up 60% (going from a 1.5 in L+SD to a 2.4 rating after just 3 days of playback), making it the biggest percentage gainer for any broadcast show on that night.

Thursday

With “Wife Swap,” “Grey’s” and “Scandal,” ABC ranked No. 1 on Thursday night among key Women: W18-34 (2.8/9) and W18-49 (3.4/9). In fact it was the Net’s 3rd straight week to hold the top position on the night on both measures. In addition, ABC finished No. 1 among Adults 18-49 during both the 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. hours.

 

“Wife Swap” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Wife Swap” outdrew NBC’s time-period established comedies (“Community”/”Parks and Recreation”) by 1.4 million viewers (4.0 million vs. 2.6 million).

 

Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:02 p.m.)

Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in by 115% at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy(2.8/8) moved up to No. 1 in the hour to rank as the top-rated drama on Thursday for its 3rd straight telecast.  In the hour among Adults 18-49, “Grey’s” outdelivered Fox’s “Idol”-led comedies by 65% (“New Girl”/”The Mindy Project” = 1.7/5) and NBC’s comedies by 100% (“The Office”/”Go On” time period premiere = 1.4/4).  The ABC medical drama dominated its hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

 

  • “Grey’s” was up over its year-ago telecast (4/5/12) in both Total Viewers (+5% - 8.6 million vs. 8.2 million) and Adults 18-34 (+10% - 2.3/8 vs. 2.1/7).

 

Scandal” (10:02-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite original drama competition (including a series debut), ABC’s “Scandal” shot to the top of the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (2.7/8), beating CBS’ “Elementary” by 24% (2.1/6) and NBC’s premiere of “Hannibal” by 63% (1.6/5).  In fact in Adults 18-49, “Scandal” has now finished as the No. 1 series in its time slot on each of its last 12 original telecasts.

 

  • “Scandal” was the No. 1 most social program during primetime on Thursday, spiking 40% week to week (218,000 tweets vs. 155,000 tweets) and leading No. 2 “American Idol” by 12% (193,000 tweets).

 

Friday

With increasing numbers for “Happy Endings,” “Shark Tank” and “20/20,” ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), leading CBS by 31% (1.3/5), NBC by 89% (0.9/5) and Fox by 183% (0.6/2). ABC matched its best young adult performance on the night in 5 months – since 11/9/12. ABC’s “Shark Tank (best number since November) and “20/20 (best number since its premiere in September) finished as the Top 2 TV shows on Friday with young adults. Season to date, ABC is Friday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49, gaining 13% year to year with its top delivery on the night in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.

 

Happy Endings” (8:00-9:01 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Happy Endings” was up over its week-ago premiere by 22% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3), and at 8:30 p.m. the second episode was up 43% from its premiere in the half-hour (1.0/4 vs. 0.7/3). Both the 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. episodes ranked as the No. 1 show in their respective time slots on the major nets with Adults 18-34. Based on the first 3 days of TV playback (Live+3), last week’s back-to-back episodes of “Happy Endings” increased by 44% and 57% in Adults 18-49, respectively, over their first-reported Live + Same Day numbers.

 

 

Shark Tank” (9:01-10:01 p.m.)

Friday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7), ABC’s Shark Tank” shot up to dominate the 9 o’clock hour over original dramas, beating NBC’s “Grimm” by 40% (1.5/5), CBS’ time-period premiere of “Vegas” by 133% (0.9/3) and Fox’s “Touch” by 250% (0.6/2). The ABC unscripted show was Friday’s highest rated TV series in Adults 18-49 for the 4th time in its last 5 original telecastsSpiking 17% week to week in Adults 18-49, “Shark Tank” earned its highest rating since November 9, 2012, equaling the series’ best rating ever for a regular telecast.

 

“20/20” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “20/20” ranked a definitive No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), outdelivering CBS’ “Blue Bloods” by 20% (1.5/5) and more than doubling the number for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (+157% = 0.7/2). “20/20” also beat its NBC newsmagazine competition by 2.4 million viewers (5.7 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 120% in Adults 25-54 (2.2/6 vs. 1.0/3). “20/20” has defeated “Rock Center” in all 9 head-to-head matchups in both key Adult demos. “20/20” reported on people who are reportedly melting down, acting up and otherwise losing it. Growing 29% week to week in Adults 18-49, ABC’s “20/20” delivered a best-since-premiere rating, marking a near 7-month high going back to September 14, 2012.

 

Saturday

“A Special Edition of 20/20” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “A Special Edition of 20/20 with Katie Couric: General Hospital – the Real Soap Dish” ranked as the No. 2 non-sports program on the major nets, beating the Saturday time period premiere of NBC’s “Smash” by 1.0 million viewers (2.9 million vs. 1.9 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2 vs. 0.5/2).

 

WEEK NO. 28:   ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS

No.1   CBS 2.7      No.1 CBS    11,260,000

No.2   FOX 1.7      No.2 ABC     6,700,000

No.2   NBC 1.7      No.3 NBC     5,240,000

No.3   ABC 1.6      No.4 FOX     5,150,000

No.5   CW  0.4      No.5 CW      1,120,000

 

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 04/01/13.

 
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