ABC Wins Friday with 'Shark Tank' and '20/20' Ranking as the Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49

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May 4th, 2013


via press note:

ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49, leading by double digits over CBS (+18%), NBC (+30%) and Fox (+44%). ABC’s Shark Tank continued its run as Friday’s #1 TV series in Adults 18-49 and 20/20 held the #2 position. In addition, 20/20 tied Shark Tank as the night’s top-rated show in Adults 25-54. 20/20 was also Friday’s #1 newsmagazine in viewers and key adults, outdelivering NBC’s Dateline at 9pm and Rock Center at 10pm.


  • · Season to date ABC is the #1 network on Friday night in Adults 18-49, up over the comparable weeks last year by 13% to its strongest delivery on the night in 4 years – since the 2008/09 season.


At 8pm, Happy Endings surged 33% week to week in Adults 18-49 and at 8:30pm the Happy Endings season closer was up 17% over the prior week.


Jumping over its lead-in (+143%), ABC’s Shark Tank dominated the 9 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, outperforming NBC’s Dateline by 42%, CBS’ Vegas by 89% and Fox’s Touch by 183%. The ABC unscripted show was Friday’s top-rated TV series in Adults 18-49 for the 6th time in its last 7 first-run airings.


ABC’s 20/20 won the 10 o’clock hour by strong margins in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, leading runner-up CBS’ Blue Bloods by 23% and 10%, respectively. In addition from 10-11pm, the ABC newsmagazine defeated NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams by 1.3 million viewers, by 45% in Adults 18-49 and by 57% in Adults 25-54. 20/20 reported on shocking disclosures, from doctors and hairdressers and even burglars who revealed surprising secrets of their trades. 20/20 was up sharply week to week in Total Viewers (+22%), Adults 18-49 (+33%) and Adults 25-54 (+29%), equaling its highest Adult 25-54 number in more than 5 months – since 11/30/12.


  • Fred

    ABC shouldn’t mess with success. Fridays should continue next season with LMS, Malibu Country, Shark Tank & 20/20.

  • Bryan

    You’re way off, Fred. Don’t lump in he successful Shark Tank with struggling Malibu Country, and barely getting by LMS. Abc can do better on Fridays with Shark Tank as an anchor.

  • Fred


    Perhaps you are correct and ABC will air different programs on Friday. However after the awful performs of Happy Endings…..
    Funny thing is I’m a big fan of HE and hardly watch Last Man Standing nor Malibu Country. Truth is they usually won their slots and ABC might not want to play around with their winning Friday lineup. They have more important issues elsewhere during the week .

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