ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Marks Second Biggest-Ever Audience; ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Hits 6 Month High

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E..D. November 26 Ming Na

via press release:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 12.8 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49): ABC finished as the dominant most-watched TV network on the final Tuesday of the November Sweep (+1.0 million over second-place CBS – 12.8 million vs. 11.8 million) and ran in a virtual tie for #1 in Adults 18-49 (pacing within 1-tenth and tied in audience share for the lead – 2.4/7 vs. 2.5/7 for CBS).  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars finale stood as Tuesday’s most-watched TV show by 20% over runner-up CBS’ NCIS: LA (14.6 million vs. 12.2 million from 9-10pm).


  • Net delivered a Tuesday season-high in Total Viewers and its best Adult 18-49 rating on the night in 9 weeks – since season-premiere Tuesday on 9/24/13.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8-9pm – 9.3 million and 2.5/7 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spiked 35% week to week in Total Viewers to deliver its 2nd-biggest-ever audience and was up for the 2nd week in Adults 18-49 (+4%) to equal a 5-week high (since 10/22/13).  S.H.I.E.L.D. was the #1 series in its time period with Men 18-34 for its 9th consecutive first-run airing and continued its run as Tuesday’s #1 TV show with Men 18-49.


Dancing with the Stars (9-11pm – 14.6 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

From 9-11pm, the season finale of Dancing with the Stars made ABC the #1 network in the 2-hour time period with Total Viewers, key Women (W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.  Dominating its final half-hour from 10:30-11pm, as Amber Riley won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, Dancing delivered 15.4 million viewers and an 2.6/8 in Adults 18-49 to lead its nearest competition (CBS’ Person of Interest = 11.6 million and 2.1/6) by 3.8 million viewers and by 24% in young adults.


  • Building over its Monday finale by 9% in Adults 18-49, DWTS scored a 10-week high best since its season premiere on 9/16/13.


  • In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the DWTS finale produced ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the 2-hour time period in 6 months – since 5/21/13.



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