ABC Finishes as the Week’s 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network, Growing its Audience Year to Year for the 4th Consecutive Week

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August 20th, 2013

CMA Music Festival 2013

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ABC Finishes as the Week’s 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network,

Growing its Audience Year to Year for the 4th Consecutive Week

 

ABC Wins Monday for the 3rd Week in a Row in Viewers and Young Adults

 

The “CMA Music Festival” Spikes Year Over Year, Drawing its

Biggest-Ever Audience on ABC and Equaling a 7-Year High in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” Continues to Improve its Numbers Year to Year

 

 “ABC’s The Lookout” Grows to its Most-Watched Telecast in 7 Weeks

And Delivers its Best Performance in Key Adult Demos since June

 

ABC’s “Wipeout” Soars to a Best-Since-Premiere Number in Adults 18-49

 

Scoring Double-Digit Gains Week to Week, “Motive” Builds to a 7-Week High

in Adults 18-49 and to its Highest Rating Since May in Adults 18-34

 

Thursday’s Most-Watched Program at 10pm for 6th Week Running,

Rookie Blue” is Up Over the Prior Week in All Key Measures

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” Hits 4-Week Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “Secret Millionaire” Grows to its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating in Over 1 Year

 

Opposite Fox’s NFL Game, ABC’s “Whodunnit?” Finale Scores a Series High

In Adults 18-49 and Draws the Show’s 2nd-Biggest-Ever Audience

 

ABC’s Replay “Castle” Dominates NBC’s “Crossing Lines” Finale Sunday at 10pm

 

 

Week No. 47

During the week of August 12, 2013, ABC (4.12 million) was the 2nd-most-watched TV network, outdrawing both NBC (4.06 million) and Fox (3.70 million), continuing to hold the No. 2 position to CBS for the 2012-13 TV season. Drawing its biggest-ever audience on ABC, Monday’s “CMA Music Festival” ranked among the week’s Top 5 most-watched TV shows (No. 5).  On Sunday, the freshman season finale of “Whodunnit?” surged 27% to close out at a series-high in Adults 18-49, and delivered the series’ 2nd-largest audience overallABC grew its overall audience year to year for the 4th straight week, up the most for any broadcaster (+11% - 4.1 million vs. 3.7 million on w/o 8/13/12).

 

Monday

 

With its broadcast of the “CMA Music Festival,” ABC won Monday in Total Viewers (8.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6), leading the night for the 3rd week in a row.

 

“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-11:00 p.m., the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8.3 million and 2.0/6) dominated its 3-hour time period, beating CBS (6.1 million and 1.5/4) by wide margins in viewers (+36%) and young adults (+33%).  The “CMA Music Festival” spiked over last year’s telecast (5.7 million and 1.5/4 on 9/17/12) by 46% in viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49.  In fact, the “CMA Music Festival” drew its biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a 7-year-high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006).  The Net began airing the annual program in 2005.

 

Tuesday

 

“Extreme Weight Loss” (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” grew over its year-ago telecast (on 8/12/12) for the second week in a row among Total Viewers (+29% - 3.6 million vs. 2.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+22% - 1.1/4 vs. 0.9/2). In fact, on average this summer, “Extreme Weight Loss” is growing its overall audience by 5% through the comparable weeks last summer.

 

Wednesday

 

“ABC’s The Lookout” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o’clock hour, “ABC’s The Lookout” beat NBC’s summer drama (“Camp”) in Total Viewers (+3% - 3.5 million vs. 3.4 million), Adults 25-54 (+8% - 1.3/3 vs. 1.2/3) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3).

 

  • Growing week to week across all key measures, “ABC’s The Lookout” delivered its most-watched telecast in 7 weeks and scored its best performances since June among Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 – since 6/26/13 and 6/19/13, respectively.

 

Thursday

 

Wipeout” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Wipeout” grew week to week by 5% in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3) to match its best young adult performance since its season premiere in early May – since 5/9/13.

 

“Motive” (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

ABC’s “Motive” saw gains over the prior week in both Total Viewers (+8% - 4.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% - 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/2), equaling a 7-week high in young adults – since 6/27/13. In addition, “Motive” shot up week to week by 20% in Adults 18-34 (0.6/2 vs. 0.5/2) to match its highest rating since May – since 5/30/13.

 

Rookie Blue” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Rookie Blue” stood as the most-watched program (4.7 million) in the hour for the 6th week in a row.

 

  • The ABC drama was up over the prior week by 4% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.5 million), by 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3) and by 17% in Adults 25-54 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/3).

 

Sunday

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

At 7 o’clock opposite the opening hour of Fox’s NFL preseason game (Colts-Giants), ABC’s repeat “America’s Funniest Home Videos” grew week to week by 7% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) to draw its biggest overall audience and match its best young adult rating in 4 weeks since 7/21/13.

 

Secret Millionaire” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8:00 p.m. hour against the NFL preseason game on FOX, ABC’s “Secret Millionaire” was up over the prior week by 9% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.1/3) to equal its highest number in more than 1 year – since 7/15/12.

 

“Whodunnit?” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Despite airing against Fox’s NFL game, the season finale of ABC’s “Whodunnit?” marked a series high among Adults 18-49 and was the show’s 2nd-most-watched telecast. Growing for the 2nd week in a row, “Whodunnit?” scored solid double-digit gains in Total Viewers (+13% - 3.6 million vs. 3.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+27% - 1.4/4 vs. 1.1/3). Standing as the No. 2 broadcast program in the 9:00 p.m. hour among Adults 18-49, “Whodunnit?” (1.4/4) beat out CBS’ “Unforgettable” by 27% (1.1/3) and the first hour of NBC’s “Crossing Lines” finale by 250% (0.4/1). Kam solved the murder mystery and was declared the winner of the $250,000 reward.

 

Castle” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

At 10:00 p.m., an encore of ABC’s “Castle” dominated an original of NBC’s “Crossing Lines” for the 4th straight telecast in Adults 18-49. “Castleoutdelivered the second hour of “Crossing Lines’” finale by 55% in Total Viewers (3.1 million vs. 2.0 million) and by 75% with young adults (0.7/2 vs. 0.4/1).

 
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