‘Shark Tank’ Marks 2nd-Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and ’20/20′ Earns 2nd-Highest Ratings this Season

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via press release:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.9 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):  With the Winter Olympics concluded, ABC moved back into the #1 position on Friday among Adults 18-49 and equaled a season high on the night.  Excluding the past three Olympic Fridays, ABC led the night for the 5th week in a row with young adults (1.7/6), dominating original line-ups on CBS by 21% (1.4/5) and on NBC by 42% (1.2/4).


·         ABC’s Shark Tank (2.1/7) and 20/20 (1.8/5) were once again the Top 2 TV programs of the night in Adults 18-49.   In fact, Shark Tank was up 24% week to week and 20/20 spiked 29%.


·         Shark Tank turned in the series’ 2nd-largest-ever audience (7.8 million).


·         Friday’s dominant #1 newsmagazine over NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s 20/20 posted its 2nd-strongest performance this season in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.4/7). 20/20 featured David Muir’s exclusive report about a worldwide manhunt by two different fathers searching for their sons, after the mother of both boys takes them on an overseas vacation and doesn’t return.


·         ABC’s Last Man Standing ranked #1 in the 8pm half-hour in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5-tie).

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