‘Shark Tank’ Earns Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and ’20/20′ Draws its Biggest Audience in 1-1/2 Years

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via press release:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.1 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):  With repeat comedies from 8-9pm, Shark Tank and 20/20, ABC took second on Friday night (1.4/5), tying CBS’ all-original line up (1.4/5) and beating Fox by 27% (1.1/4).  The Net also took second on the night in Total Viewers, outdrawing NBC’s premiere lineup by 5% (6.1 million vs. 5.8 million).

 

·         ABC’s Shark Tank equaled a season high and was Friday’s #1 TV series for the 6th week running in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7), outdelivering NBC’s season premiere of Grimm by 11% (1.8/6) and the series debut of Dracula by 11% (1.8/6).

 

·         With its most-watched telecast since March 2012 and hitting a season high in the key news demo, ABC’s 20/20 stood as the night’s #1 newsmagazine, outdelivering NBC’s Dateline by double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+10%- 6.7 million vs. 6.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+15% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/5) and Adults 25-54 (+17% – 2.1/6 vs. 1.8/6).

Shark Tank (9-10pm – 7.3 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49):  Nearly tripling its repeat The Neighbors lead-in at 9pm in Adults 18-49 (+186%), ABC’s Shark Tank won its hour by double-digit margins over NBC’s premiere of Grimm (+11% – 1.8/6) and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (+43% – 1.4/5). The ABC unscripted series drew its biggest audience ever for a regular telecast and matched a season best in Adults 18-49.  Shark Tank is up over the same night last year by 7% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (6.8 million and 1.8/6 on 10/26/12).

 

20/20 (10-11pm – 6.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC’s 20/20 shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+46% – 6.7 million vs. 4.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4) and Adults 25-54 (+31% – 2.1/6 vs. 1.6/4).  The ABC newsmagazine drew its biggest audience in over 1-1/2 years (since 3/30/12) and hit a season high with Adults 25-54.

 

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