ABC Wins Friday with Each Show Leading its Slot

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September 21st, 2013

Shark Tank Premiere

via press note:

With season premieres of Last Man Standing, The Neighbors and Shark Tank into 20/20, ABC dominated Friday the night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 with each show leading its time period among young adults.  ABC’s Shark Tank was the #1 TV show of the night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The Net delivered its most-watched Friday in 6 months – since 3/22/13.


At 8pm, ABC’s season premiere of Last Man Standing won its half-hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, finishing as the #2 TV show of the night on both measures, behind only Shark Tank.


With solid retention on its new night at 8:30pm, ABC’s season premiere of The Neighbors ranked #1 in Adults 18-49, Men 18-49 and Adults 25-54.


Spiking over its lead-in by 42% in Adults 18-49 at 9pm, ABC’s Shark Tank led its nearest competition in the hour by 70% (NBC’s Dateline).  The ABC unscripted series gained viewers and young adults from its first half-hour to its second half hour. Shark Tank just came off its best-ever season and summer, up by +17% and +20% in AD18-49 year to year, respectively.  Shark Tank was ABC’s most social prime series on Friday delivering 13,206 tweets which is up +21% from its premiere last fall (10,894 tweets) and up +22% from the finale in May (10,818 tweets)


ABC’s 20/20 won the 10 o’clock hour, beating the second hour of NBC’s 2-hour Dateline by 27% in Adults 18-49 and by 25% in Adults 25-54.  Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir, ABC’s 20/20 featured reports on nasty neighbors.  Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 18-49 (+27%) and Adults 25-54 (+25%), 20/20 drew its biggest audience since May and its highest Adult ratings since June – since 5/10/13 and 6/21/13, respectively.

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    You gotta love ABC’s PR department

  • Flame

    Beating the CW, Deadline NBC and a bunch of repeats. Yeah, great effort, ABC, really great.

  • Bradley

    Well, you can’t blame them for the release. NBC had premieres and new episodes that couldn’t beat repeats this week. Friday is just an oddball. You never know what the network will be willing to leave on in these time slots.

  • Nothing But Cancellation



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