ABC’s ‘Resurrection’ is Sunday’s Number 1 Broadcast Television Show

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Resurrection Episode 2

via press release:

ABC Sunday Prime (8-11pm – 7.7 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):  ABC led its Sunday competition for the 3rd week in a row among Adults 18-49, beating Fox by 24% (1.7/5), CBS by 40% (1.5/4) and NBC with the premieres of Believe and Crisis by 40% (1.5/4).  For the 2nd consecutive week, ABC’s Resurrection was Sunday’s dominant #1 broadcast in Adults 18-49 (3.0/8), while Once Upon a Time finished #2 with young adults (2.3/6-tie).  Resurrection is on track to finish as the week’s #1 broadcast drama for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49.


America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 6.2 million and 1.4/5in AD18-49):  Returning to original for the first time since January (1/26/14), ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos took second in the 7pm hour with viewers and young adults.


Once Upon a Time (8-9pm – 7.5 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49):  Winning the 8 o’clock hour for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Once Upon a Time held steady with its week-ago Fast Affiliate rating.   The show was also steady with its year-ago performance (2.3/6 on 3/17/13). The ABC drama the #1 most social series on broadcast last night with 79,373 tweets.


Resurrection (9-10pm – 10.8 million and 3.0/8 in AD18-49):   Building on its lead-in by 30% at 9pm in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Resurrection (3.0/8) more than doubled NBC’s time-period premiere of Believe (+114% – 1.4/4) in the hour, as well as CBS’ The Good Wife (+131% – 1.3/3).   Resurrection retained a strong 83% of its huge week-ago premiere Adult 18-49 Fast Affiliate rating.  Excluding only last week’s big debut, the new show drew ABC’s largest series audience in the hour since May 2012 – since 5/13/12 with the Desperate Housewives finale.


Revenge (10-11pm – 6.2 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):   During the 10pm hour, ABC’s Revenge (1.7/5) was the #1 drama in its slot among Adults 18-49, beating NBC’s debut of Crisis by (+6% – 1.6/4) and CBS’ The Mentalist (+31% – 1.3/4).   Revenge improved its hour year to year by 70% in Adults 18-49, over original drama programming on the same night last year (Red Widow = 1.0/3).


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