ABC Wins Friday with 'Shark Tank' as the Number 1 Show & '20/20' Spiking Week to Week

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December 14th, 2013


via press note:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):  ABC ranked #1 on Friday for the 2nd week in a row among  Adults 18-49 (1.5/5). The Net’s Shark Tank continued to stand as Friday’s #1 TV program in Adults 18-49.  In fact, including last night, Shark Tank has delivered TV’s Top 8 Friday telecasts this season in Adults 18-49.


  • Maintaining its season high Adult 18-49 rating, Shark Tank dominated the 9 o’clock hour by 67% over its nearest competition (2.0/7 vs. 1.2/4 – CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and NBC’s Grimm tied for #2).  Season to date, Shark Tank is up 19% in the key young adult sales demo.


  • Winning the 10 o’clock hour over CBS’ Blue Bloods and NBC’s Grimm, and finishing as Friday’s #1 newsmagazine, ABC’s 20/20 outdelivered NBC’s Dateline (8-9pm) on the night by double digits in Adults 18-49 (+27% - 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4) and Adults 25-54 (+18% - 2.0/6 vs. 1.7/5). The ABC newsmag reported on a family accused of bank robbery.  20/20 spiked week to week in Total Viewers (+18%), Adults 18-49 (+27%) and Adults 25-54 (+25%).


  • JR35

    Lori G. was on the Shark Tank panel last night, while Barbara C. sat out- there should be photos reflecting all cast possibilities. ha

  • Fred

    ABC should air another hour of Shark Tank . Thurs – 8:00 would be perfect.
    If one or more of panelists can’t commit to more hours then the producers should enlist more billionaires .
    This low cost show is WAY too profitable to just be on Friday.
    2.0 is fantastic for Friday, but I predict it could become even bigger on Thursday.
    So many much more expensive scripted shows would love to enjoy a 2.0!

  • JR35

    Shark Tank aired on a Tuesday last season in December, and it pulled a 1.8, so not sure how much bigger it could be on a non-weekend night.

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