ABC Dominates Friday With Season Highs for ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘Shark Tank’ & ’20/20′


via press release:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.7 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):  Posting a new season high on the night, ABC won Friday among Adults 18-49 by 31% over runner-up CBS (1.7/5 vs. 1.3/4).  The Net returned to an all original line-up on the night for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/13/13).


  • ABC’s Shark Tank (2.1/6) and 20/20 (1.7/5) stood as the Top 2 TV programs of the night in Adults 18-49, as both shows returned with new season highs.  In addition, ABC’s Last Man Standing tied as the #3 show of the night in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) and equaled a season high.


  • Including last night, Shark Tank has delivered Friday’s Top 10 non-sports telecasts this season among Adults 18-49 in L+SD.

Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm – 7.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): Ranking #1 in the 8pm half-hour, Last Man Standing returned up 25% in Adults 18-49 from its most recent original 4 weeks ago (12/13/13). The ABC comedy drew its biggest audience this season and matched a season-best among young adults.


The Neighbors (8:30-9pm – 4.9 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, The Neighbors surged 22% in Adults 18-49 from its last original.  The Neighbors delivered its most-watched telecast this season and posted a best-since-premiere number with young adults.


Shark Tank (9-10pm – 7.3 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): Nearly doubling its lead-in at 9pm in Adults 18-49 (+91%), ABC’s Shark Tank dominated the 9 o’clock hour by 40% over its nearest competition (2.1/6 vs. 1.5/5 – CBS’ Hawaii Five-0).  The ABC unscripted series grew 5% from its most recent original in Adults 18-49 to earn its highest rating since early April – since 4/5/13.  In fact, the show matched its best-ever rating for a regular telecast.  Season to date, Shark Tank is up 15% in Adults 18-49 over the same point last year, trending as the series’ strongest season ever.


20/20 (10-11pm – 6.7 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): ABC’s 20/20 won the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), beating CBS’ Blue Bloods by 13% and more than doubling NBC’s Dracula (+113% – 0.8/2). 20/20 reported on the pressures and sometimes deadly decisions of teenagers.  20/20 was up by double digits week to week Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 18-49 (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+15%). The ABC newsmagazine drew its biggest audience in 10 weeks (since 11/1/13), while hitting a new season-best in Adults 18-49 and matching a season-high in Adults 25-54.

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