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Overall: ABC took second place in Adults 18-49, beating NBC and Fox, while finishing within 1-tenth of a 3 of the Top 7 programs in Adults 18-49, as posted a new series high and was TV’s #1 drama for the 2nd time in 3 weeks: – #5, – #6 and ’s – #7 (#2 drama). In addition, ABC’s was the highest-rated 10 o’clock series for the 2nd week running in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, finishing as TV’s #1 regular 10pm drama with young adults for its 12th consecutive original (on each week since its January return). ABC’s ranked as the #1 newsmagazine with key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54). DWTS was once again TV’s most-watched unscripted series, topping both editions of NBC’s and Fox’s . Growing for 4 straight weeks in Adults 18-49 (+19%), ABC delivered its top rating since mid-February with the Academy Awards. In fact the Net equaled its best non-Oscar week since November – since w/o 11/26/12.point of tying CBS for first. In addition, ABC was the 2nd-most-watched TV network overall for the 4th week in a row and tied for the lead in Adults 18-34. The Net delivered
Monday: Topping all 6 half-hours of the night, ABC ranked as Monday’s most-watched TV network for the 3rd consecutive week, leading runner-up NBC by 2.2 million viewers, CBS by 4.8 million viewers and Fox by 10.3 million viewers. For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s was Monday’s most-watched TV show overall, and was Monday’s most-watched scripted series for its 8th straight broadcast. Monday’s #1 TV show, ABC’s widened its lead over NBC’s to a season-best of nearly 1.0 million viewers in head-to-head competition in the 2-hour slot. was the top draw in Monday’s 10pm hour by wide margins for its 9th consecutive original airing, outdrawing CBS’ by a best-of-season 2.8 million viewers and NBC’s by 4.7 million viewers. In addition, stood as the No. 1 regular series in the time period for 5 straight originals in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama also won its slot in Adults 25-54 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). was up week to week in viewers (+3%) and held even in Adults 18-49.
Tuesday: In the 8pm hour opposite CBS’ up 11% week to week in Adults 18-49. Extreme skier Rory Bushfield was the winner of the ABC celebrity diving competition. Building 70% on its lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s DWTS: The Results Show grew week to week by 13% with Adults 18-49. ABC’s ’s Sean Lowe was the next celebrity to leave the competition this season. The ABC dancing results show was also up by strong margins over the prior week with Adults 18-34 (+22%) and Women 18-34 (+25%). ABC’s returned after last week’s preemption as the most-watched TV show during Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour, outdrawing runner-up CBS’ by 1.2 million viewers and NBC’s -led by 2.5 million viewers. It was the ABC drama’s 6th straight telecast to deliver the biggest audience in its slot. In addition, outdelivered CBS’ in the hour by 17% in Adults 18-49 and by 17% in Adults 25-54.and the first hour of NBC’s 2-hour , ABC’s season finale of Splash was
Wednesday: ABC’s Wednesday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-49, outdelivering NBC’s special live results show by 18% and Fox’s by 14%. Modern has topped or tied Idol-Wed in each of its last 6 first-run airings. Out of Modern, (For the Rest of Your Life) improved its lead-in retention week to week and delivered better retention for ABC in the half-hour over the year-ago night. At 8pm, opposite a 3-way reality faceoff (Idol, The Voice and ), ABC’s tied in the half hour in Adults 18-34, while leading the CBS reality show by 21% in Women 18-34. The ABC family comedy held the #1 position in the half-hour in Teens 12-17, beating The Voice by 14%, Idol by 45% and by 78%. Despite the increased competition, paced within 2-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating of the prior week and was up with Women 18-34 (+6%) to tie an 11-week high. Nearly tripling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm (+175%), ABC’s won its half-hour over Idol and held a 32% advantage over its nearest scripted competition (CBS’ ). During the 9:30pm half-hour, ABC’s delivered strong retention of its week-ago telecast in Total Viewers (95%), Adults 18-49 (95%) and Adults 18-34 (100%). grew for the 2nd straight week in Men 18-34 (+11%) to its best number in 4 weeks. In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s continued to outdeliver its drama competition on CBS ( ) and NBC ( ) in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. The ABC freshman drama was up week to week in Total Viewers (+2%). Posting big increases via TV playback, season to date ’s Adult 18-49 rating for originals goes up 58% on average from L+SD to L+7.continued to rank as
Thursday: ABC finished #2 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row, as Top 2 dramas for the 3rd week running. Posting a new series high, is on track to finish as TV’s #1 drama for the 2nd time in 3 weeks and delivered the highest rating for any regular 10 o’clock drama telecast on any network in 7 months – since 10/15/12. In addition, Scandal outdelivered for the first time ever in Adults 18-49, and ’s topped Idol for the 2ndconsecutive week. ABC was up year to year on Thursday for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (+14%). In addition the Net built to match top-rated Thursday in over 6 months – since 11/01/12. At 8pm, ABC’s season premiere improved its slot by 18% week to week in Adults 18-49. The ABC unscripted series was up from last season’s finale in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%). Gaining sharply on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+138%) at 9pm, ABC’s ’s was the #1 series in its hour for its 6th consecutive first-run airing, beating CBS’ season finale of by 29%, NBC’s 1-hour The by 35% and Fox’s Idol-driven finale of by 55%. Despite facing season finale competition, Grey’s was up for the 2nd week in Adults 18-49 to equal a 4-month high – since 01/10/13. Building on its Grey’s lead-in, ABC’s Scandal hit an all-time high in Adults 18-49, spiking 23% week to week and surpassing its previous high by 14%. The ABC sophomore drama won the 10 o’clock hour by wide margins in Adults 18-49, outdelivering CBS’ by a best-ever 68% and nearly tripled the delivery of NBC’s (+191%), finishing as the #1 TV series in its slot on each of its last 15 first-run broadcasts. Continuing to post big year-to-year gains, Scandal shot up 68% in Adults 18-49 from its telecast on the same night last year. In addition to delivering TV’s best Adult 18-49 number for any regular 10 o’clock drama telecast in 7 months, Scandal earned the top rating for any ABC 10pm drama since September 2011. Scandal Social Activity: The ABC sophomore drama was Thursday’s #1 most social series during primetime, with a 40% advantage over #2 in number of tweets. ABC’s most social show this season with 3.7 million total tweets, Scandal’s social activity rose 8% over last week to its 2nd-highest-ever levels for any episode of the show.and ’s ranked as the night’s
Friday: With a repeat Friday’s #1 series in Adults 18-49 and finished as the #2 series. 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. From 8-9pm, ABC’s repeat beat 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 stood as the #1 series in 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 20/20 ranked as the #1 series in 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’ (+42%/+16%) and NBC’s with Brian Williams (+55%/+47%). 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 (+5%), Adults 18-49 (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%), 20/20 matched 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 (+16%)., an original and up against season finale programming on each of the other nets, ABC was the #1 broadcaster on Friday in Adults 18-49, holding strong double-digit advantages over CBS (+17%), NBC (+56%) and Fox (+56%). ABC’s stood as
Saturday: With coverage of the 2013 NBA Conference Semifinals (New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers), ABC won Saturday in Adults 18-49, beating Fox with NASCAR coverage by 31%. ABC turned in its strongest Saturday in nearly 6 months with young adults – since 11/24/12. Airing from 8:15-11pm, the NBA Playoffs on ABC stood as the #1 TV show on Saturday among Adults 18-49.
Sunday: Opposite CBS with its 3-hour new season high with Teens 12-17, earning its best number in more than 1 year – since 3/4/12. Surging 64% over its Adult 18-49 lead-in an building to an 8-week high, ABC’s season finale of earned second place to Survivor in the 8pm hour in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with key Women (W18-34/W18-49). was up week to week in both Adults 18-49 (+5%) in Women 18-34 (+10%) to its best numbers in 2 months – since 3/17/13. From 9-11pm against the final 2 hours of Survivor, ABC’s season finale of outdelivered NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in the time period by a strong 31% in Adults 18-49. During its final hour from 10-11pm, posted ABC’s highest Adult 18-49 rating in the slot in over 6 months with series programming – since 10/28/12. In addition, the sophomore drama won the 10 o’clock hour over Survivor coverage in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.finale, ABC built for the 2nd straight Sunday in Adults 18-49 (+6%) to earn second place on the evening. ABC won Sunday night in Women 18-34. The Net matched its top Adult 18-49 rating with regular programming on the night since mid-January – since 1/13/13. ABC’s America’s took second in the 7 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, while ranking #1 with key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and Teens 12-17. AFHV hit a