ABC Wins Third Straight Sunday with ‘Once Upon a Time’ & ‘Revenge’ Hitting Multi-Week Highs

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Once Upon A Time Season 3 Finale

via press note:

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm – 5.9 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):   ABC won its 3rd straight Sunday of the May Sweep by strong margins in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), outdelivering CBS by 38% (1.3/4), Fox by 38% (1.3/4) and NBC by 100% (0.9/3).  In fact, the Net was the top-rated broadcaster in all 8 half-hours of the night.  ABC’s season finale of Once Upon a Time finished as Sunday’s #1 broadcast series with young adults.


  • Posting its 3rd week of year-to-year growth, ABC was the only broadcaster up from the year-ago May Sweep Sunday in Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.8/6 vs. 1.7/5). 


America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 5.8 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):  During the 7pm hour, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos won its time period for the 3rd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (1.5/6) and was up 7% from its year-ago telecast (1.4/5 on 5/12/13).


Once Upon a Time (8-10pm – 6.5 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49):  ABC’s 2-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time beat out its nearest broadcast competition in each hour by double digits in Adults 18-49, leading by 16% from 8-9pm (2.2/7 vs. 1.9/6 for Fox’s The Simpsons/Family Guy) and increasing its advantage to 83% from 9-10pm (2.2/6 vs. 1.2/4 for CBS’ The Good Wife).  In Adults 18-49, Once Upon a Time ranked as the #1 series in its regular 8-9pm slot on each of its final 10 telecasts this season.


  • Once Upon a Time was up 5% week to week in Adults 18-49 to equal a 5-week high – since 4/6/14.


Revenge (10-11pm – 4.9 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):   During the 10pm hour, ABC’s season finale of Revenge was the #1 series in its slot for the 3rd week running with Adults 18-49, outpacing CBS’ The Mentalist by 25% (1.5/4 vs. 1.2/4).  


  • Building week to week by 15% in Adults 18-49, Revenge posted its highest number since March – since 3/23/14.  In addition the show jumped 50% with Adults 18-34 to score an 8-week high – since 3/16/14.
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