ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Hits Series Highs and ’20/20′ Draws its Biggest Audience in 4 Years
via press note:
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 7.2 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): Tying a season high on the night (matching its top-rated Friday since 11/9/12), ABC won Friday among Adults 18-49 for the 3rd week in a row, leading runner-up Fox by 21% (1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4). In fact over the last three weeks, ABC has delivered the 3 highest-rated non-sports Friday nights for any net this season in Adults 18-49. ABC’s Shark Tank (2.2/6) and 20/20 (1.9/6) finished as the Top 2 TV programs of the night for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49.
- In Total Viewers (8.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), Shark Tank earned new series-highs
- Setting new season highs, 20/20 drew its biggest audience (8.3 million) in nearly 4 years, while hitting its highest Adult 18-49 (1.9/6) and Adult 25-54 (2.7/7) numbers in close to 2 years – since 2/5/10 and 3/30/12, respectively. 20/20 featured David Muir’s report on a teacher that fell in love with a 15-year old student, as well as the return of Elizabeth Vargas after completing rehabilitation for alcohol.
- Including last night, Shark Tank has delivered Friday’s Top 12 non-sports telecasts this season among Adults 18-49 in L+SD.