ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - 'Shark Tank' and '20/20'

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October 5th, 2013


via press release:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 5.8 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):  ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 and was the only net up week to week, gaining 7% to tie its highest rating on the night since mid-May – since 5/17/13. For the 3rd straight week, ABC delivered the #1 TV show on Friday with Shark Tank. In fact, the Net aired the Top shows of the evening with Shark Tank and 20/20.

Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm – 6.2. million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):   Ranking #1 at 8pm in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Last Man Standing was up week to week in viewers (+9%) and young adults (+17%)

The Neighbors (8:30-9pm – 4.2. million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, The Neighbors increased its overall audience (+2%) week to week and retained 100% of its Adult 18-49 delivery.

Shark Tank (9-10m – 6.3 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49): At 9pm, ABC’s Shark Tank built on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+80%) to win its hour by 20% over runner-up CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (1.8/6 vs. 1.5/5).

20/20 (10-11pm – 5.9. million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49): ABC’s 20/20 won the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5), leading CBS’ Blue Bloods by 14% (1.4/5) and NBC’s Dateline by 33% (1.2/4).   In addition to dominating Dateline in the hour with young adults, 20/20 also beat its NBC newsmagazine competition in Total Viewers (+5% - 5.9 million vs. 5.6 million) and Adults 25-54 (+24% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.7/4). Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir, 20/20 reported on people engaging in behavior that is thoughtless, questionable, or wrong. Growing over the prior week by more than 30% to deliver season highs in Total Viewers (+34%), Adults 18-49 (+33%) and Adults 25-54 (+31%), 20/20 drew its biggest audience since March and earned its highest Adult ratings since May – since 3/29/13 and 5/10/13, respectively.

  • Charles

    Love Shark Tank and I still like Hawaii Five-0, but Shark Tank is clobbering Five-0 in the ratings. After hearing that CBS’ new Monday night drama, Hostages, isn’t doing well, I hope CBS decides to move Five-0 back to its original Monday time-slot even though its best days are probably now behind them.

  • Alvar

    Hawaii Five 0 is doing great numbers on Friday and I dare say Blue Bloods is also benefitting. Not often that a show retains most of its audience after being moved to Fridays. Would be disappointing to see it go back to Monday.

  • karin

    without the Neighbors , terrific from ABC,cancel it asap

  • Terry

    Do older viewers not count for anything? All we hear about is 18 to 49. Shows like 5 O and Blue Bloods are tops in viewers overall, but not in 18 to 49 year olds. Its not all about them. Explain! Numbers should be based on total viewers not just a specific age group.

  • queeneeuq

    the critics are wrong the Neighbors should stay.

  • SteveHC

    I have always felt – in spite of its mediocre pilot – that The Neighbors would ultimately prove to be the single most *entertaining* comedy currently on television. Episodes subsequent to the pilot – including those of Season 2 aired to date – have not disappointed me yet in this regard, and I truly believe that The Neighbors and Modern Family are the two most well thought out and well written comedies on tv today. Hopefully ABC will stick with it even though a move to Friday night is normally considered to be the kiss of death – a time slot reserved for shows that a network believes deserves at least a somewhat dignified death – and give it the kind of big-budget promotional campaign that it deserves.

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