ABC’s Late-Night ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Hits a 13-Year High and Beats its Combined Competition on NBC and Fox

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New Year's Rockin' Eve 2014

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Tops its Combined NBC and Fox Competition in Viewers and Young Adults


“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve-Part 1” Pulls in its Largest Audience in 13 Years


The Late Portion of ABC’s New Year’s Late-Night Celebration

Builds for the 3rd Straight Year to Deliver its Biggest-Ever Audience


“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Part 1” (11:30 p.m. -12:37 a.m.):

ABC’s annual broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest Part 1” attracted an average audience of 22.8 million Total Viewers and delivered a big 7.1 rating, 26 share among Adults 18-49 (9.0 million).


  • In viewers and young adults, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” qualified as ABC’s top non-sports telecast since February with the 2013 “Oscars” – since 02/24/13.


  • ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 1” outdelivered the combined audiences of NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly – Late Night” and Fox’s “New Year’s Eve Live” by 64% in Total Viewers (22.8 million vs. 13.9 million – NBC and Fox combined) and 45% in Adults 18-49 (9.0 million vs. 6.2 million).


  • Growing year to year (+3% – 22.8 million vs. 22.2 million), ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 1” pulled in its largest audience in 13 years – since 2000.


“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 2” (1:09-2:07 a.m.):

Despite its late time period, the second segment of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest – Part 2” drew an average audience of 7.0 million Total Viewers and a 2.5 rating, 13 share in Adults 18-49 (3.2 million).


  • Up for the 3rd straight year (+9% – 7.0 million vs. 6.4 million), the final segment of the show generated its biggest-ever audience – ABC began airing Part 2 in 2000.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 12/31/13.


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