via press release:
With a repeat Friday’s #1 series in Adults 18-49 and finished a strong #2. ABC’s was also once again Friday’s #1 newsmagazine in viewers and key adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), leading both NBC’s at 9pm and at 10pm. ABC is the #1 network on Friday this season in Adults 18-49, gaining 13% year to year to its best delivery on the night in 4 years – since the 2008/09 season., an original and up against season finale programming on each of the other nets, ABC led Friday in Adults 18-49 by strong double-digit advantages over CBS (+17%), NBC (+56%) and Fox (+56%). ABC’s stood as
From 8-9pm, ABC’s repeatbeat out NBC’s finale of by 40% in Adults 18-49.
Building sharply on its lead-in (+157%) and growing week to week (+6%), ABC’s won the 9 o’clock hour by wide margins in Adults 18-49, beating NBC’s by 64%, CBS’ finale of Vegas by 100% and Fox’s finale of by 200%. Continuing to deliver its strongest season ever, Shark Tank was up over its performance on the same night last May in viewers (+9%) and young adults (+6%).
ABC’s took first place the 10 o’clock hour for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, dominating the season finale of CBS’ (+55%/+28%) and NBC’s with Brian Williams (+42%/+53%) . In addition, 20/20 was Friday’s #1 show in Adults 25-54, tied with Shark Tank. Covering the two biggest stories making headlines this week, 20/20 reported on the Jodi Arias murder case in Arizona and the three women freed from captivity in Ohio. Up for the 2nd week in a row with Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 18-49 (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%), 20/20 delivered a 5-month high in the key Adult 25-54 news demo – since 11/30/12. The ABC newsmagazine was up by double digits over its delivery on the same night last May in Total Viewers (+29%), Adults 18-49 (+21%) and Adults 25-54 (+21%).