ABC's Tuesday is Up 12 Percent Year-to-Year Among Adults 18-49

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October 2nd, 2013

The Goldbergs

via press note:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 5.5 million and 1.9/6):  With its Tuesday night freshman lineup, ABC was up by 12% from the year-ago night in Adults 18-49  (1.7/5 on 10/2/12).  The Net beat out Fox’s lineup (3.4 million and 1.5/4) on the night by 2.1 million viewers and by 27% in Adults 18-49.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8-9pm – 8.4 million and 3.1/10): Excluding only the prior week’s big debut, week 2 of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivered the Net’s highest Adult 18-49 rating in the Tuesday 8-9pm time period in 2 years – since 10/10/11.  The ABC drama won its hour over NBC’s The Voice and CBS’ NCIS across all key Men demos (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54) to rank as Tuesday’s #1 TV show on all 3 measures.  A big gainer in early TV playback, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s 3.1 L+SD rating is projected to go up to a 4.3 Adult 18-49 rating in the Live + 3 Day numbers (+38%).


The Goldbergs (9-9:30pm – 6.2 million and 2.2/6): At 9pm, ABC’s The Goldbergs ranked as Tuesday’s #1 comedy for the 2nd week in a row with Total Viewers and Adults, beating Fox’s New Girl head to head in the half hour by 59% and 16%, respectively.  In addition the new ABC comedy improved its time period year to year by 10% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 on 10/2/12).


Trophy Wife (9:30-10pm – 4.3 million and 1.4/4):  At 9:30pm, ABC’s Trophy Wife drew 1.3 million more viewers than Fox’s The Mindy Project (4.3 million vs. 3.0 million) and was the night’s 2nd-most-watched comedy, leading all 4 of Fox’s comedies and trailing only The Goldbergs.


  • RandyL

    Wow, seriously? How can ABC make last night’s failure seem like a good thing? It blows my mind.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Why ABC makes a big buzz about that?I mean, is doing horrible in ratings like last year,I still don’t get it the promotion about that.

  • Setheriel

    LOL, spin doctors at work. Somehow colossal failure = success!

  • Nate

    ha. At least they didn’t try with Lucky 7 this time. ABC’s press releases always look so desperate.

  • Harry

    Yeah what to expect from abc when u see that statement : Trophy wife and LUcky 7 are already cancelled. The goldbergs will get renewed and replace the neighbors on fridays next year and marvels agents of shield will be advertised more and we ll consider changing air date before we have to pull the trigger.

  • a p garcia

    A politician must be writing this.

  • skyfi

    lol… such desperate press release…

  • eridapo


    I don’t know if you come here a lot, but the ABC spin machine are masters of the craft of taking a disaster and making it appear as a victory.

  • tvdude

    How do they say Agents beat The Voice? I just don’t understand, am I missing something?…
    NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.4/13 14.20
    ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.1/10 8.40

  • skyfi

    “How do they say Agents beat The Voice?”
    Voice was lower during its first hour + SHIELD beats it by men demos, not total.

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