via press release:
ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (13.7 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcaster for the 3rd week in a row (13.7 million). ABC’s Dancing once again delivered more viewers than NBC’s(14.5 million vs. 10.5 million) to lead by its biggest margin this season. In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC (2.3/6) tied Fox on the night and beat CBS (2.0/5). ABC’s (12.0 million) stood as the night’s most-watched scripted TV show for the 5th time in its last 6 telecasts and outdrew its drama competition on the evening by wide margins, including Monday premiere of Fox’s (6.6 million), (7.1 million) and CBS’ Hostages (4.5 million).
· The Network posted Monday season-highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie).
Please Note: ABC’s Monday line-up was pre-empted in Boston and Charlotte for local NFL coverage (3.1%).
DWTS 8-10pm (14.5 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): Building its numbers in the semi-finals, ABC’swas Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 4th week in a row. Leah Remini was the next celebrity dancer eliminated this season. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+35%), DWTS drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and hit an 8-week high with young adults – since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.
10-11pm (12.0 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s stood as the most-watched show, topping the final hour of NBC’s (12.0 million vs. 10.2 million). was up week to week to season highs in Total Viewers (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%), with its biggest audience since May 2012 and its best young adult number since April 2013 – since 5/7/12 and 4/22/13, respectively.