ABC Wins First Sunday of the May Sweep and is the Only Net Up Year to Year in Adults 18-49

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Resurrection April 27

via press note:

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm – 6.4 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):   ABC won the first Sunday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), finishing #1 in each hour of the evening.   ABC’s Once Upon a Time stood as Sunday’s #1 broadcast series in Adults 18-49 (tie), while Once Upon a Time and Resurrection continued to rank as Sunday’s Top 2 broadcast dramas.


  • ABC was the only broadcaster up from the year-ago May Sweep Sunday in young adults (5.8 million and 1.5/4 on 4/28/13), gaining 10% in Total Viewers and 13% in Adults 18-49.  In fact, all 3 of ABC’s Sunday dramas improved their time periods year to year in Adults 18-49.


America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 6.5 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):  During the 7pm hour, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6).  The ABC video clip show was up over its last original in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+23%), equaling a season high with young adults


Once Upon a Time (8-9pm – 6.9 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):  Building on Adult 18-49 lead-in by 31% at 8pm, ABC’s Once Upon a Time won its hour by 11% over runner-up CBS’ Amazing Race (2.1/6 vs. 1.9/6), beating its regular time-period competition for the 8th week in a row.  The ABC drama was once again the #1 most social broadcast series on Sunday night with 41,416 tweets, up 20% from the prior week.


  • Once Upon a Time was up week to week by 17% in Total Viewers and by 24% in Adults 18-49, hitting 3-week highs on both counts – since 4/6/14.  In addition, the ABC drama was up over its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (+5%).


Resurrection (9-10pm – 7.5 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):   Returning after the prior week’s pre-emption at 9pm, ABC’s Resurrection dominated its regular broadcast competition in the hour for its 7th consecutive telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), outdelivering Fox’s Cosmos by 36% (1.4/4), CBS’ The Good Wife by 46% (1.3/3) and NBC’s Believe by 58% (1.2/3).   Resurrection was up over its most recent Fast Affiliate number 2 weeks ago in Total Viewers (+6%) and paced within 1-tenth in Adult 18-49 (7.1 million and 2.0/5 on 4/13/14).


  • Resurrection improved its hour for ABC from the year-ago night (6.0 million and 1.7/5 on 4/28/13) by 1.5 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49.


Revenge (10-11pm – 4.9 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49):   During the 10pm hour, ABC’s Revenge ranked #1 in its slot among Adults 18-49 (1.2/3 – tied w/CBS’ The Mentalist), beating NBC’s Crisis by 20% (1.0/3).  


  • Revenge boosted its hour from the same night last year by 40% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/3 vs. 0.7/2).
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