ABC is #1 for the 5th Straight Week, Wins May for the 1st Time in 14 Years and Catches NBC for the Season in Non-Sports Adults 18-49

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via press release:

No. 1 on Each of the Final 5 Weeks of the Season:  ABC won the final complete week of the 2013-14 season (w/o 5/12/14) by 20% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up CBS (1.8/6 vs. 1.5/5), finishing No. 1 for the 5th week in a row and continuing its longest winning streak in 7-1/2 years – since a six-week stretch at the start of the 2006-07 season. The Net grew week to week in Total Viewers (+14%) and was up for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+6%), delivering its most-watched non-Oscar week since November and earning a 9-week high in young adults – since w/o 11/18/13 and 3/10/14, respectively.


Wins May Sweep for 1st time Since 2000: With just three nights left to count (25 of 28 nights – through Sunday), ABC leads the 2014 May Sweep in Adults 18-49 by 7% over runner-up CBS and is on track for its first May Sweep victory in 14 years among Adults 18-49 – since 2000.


Catches NBC for the Season in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages: Based on non-sports programming (to account for the inflated averages from sports/Olympics coverage), ABC finished No. 2 for the season in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 tied w/ NBC in rating), beating Fox by 10% (2.0/6) and pacing just 1-tenth out of a tie for first place with CBS (2.3/7).  The Net held the No. 1 non-sports position this season with Adults 18-34 (tie), Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 (tie).


Season’s Highest-Rated TV Series: ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 entertainment series on broadcast TV this season with Adults 18-49 (more than any other net), delivering 5 of the Top 10 and the No. 1 drama with “Grey’s Anatomy:” “Modern Family” – No. 3, “Grey’s” – No. 4 (No. 1 drama), “Scandal” – No. 7, “Resurrection” – No. 9, “Once Upon a Time” – No. 10, while “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “The Bachelor” tied at No. 16.

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