via press release:
With, Motive and , ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Thursday night.
At 8pm, ABC’swas up by double-digits week to week in viewers (+16%) and young adults (+20%), tying its highest Adult 18-49 of the summer.
During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s Motive drew more viewers than NBC’s The Winner Is for the 4th straight week, leading by 10%. In addition, the ABC freshman drama held even week to week among Adults 18-49 and was up 20% in Adults 18-34 to deliver a 5-week high – since 06/27/13.
Surging over its lead-in with viewers (+13%) and young adults (+25%), ABC’sranked the most-watched TV series during Thursday’s 10pm hour for the 4th consecutive week, outdrawing NBC’s Hollywood Game Night in the time period by 1.0 million viewers. On average, is up 5% over the same point last summer, marking its most-watched season in 3 years – since 2010.