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via press release:

ABC Towers Over Wednesday, with “The 2015 ESPYS” Dominating the Night

 

ABC Hits a 10-Year Summertime High on the Night in Total Viewers

And a 6-Year High Among Adults 18-49

 

“The 2015 ESPYS” Scores its Strongest-Ever Broadcast

 

“The 2015 ESPYS” (8:00-11:01 p.m. – 7.7 million and 2.2/8 in AD18-49): 

“The 2015 ESPYS” on ABC dominated Wednesday night, ranking as the most-watched program in all 6 half-hours of its 8:00-11:00 p.m. broadcast. In fact, the awards show swept the evening, standing as Wednesday’s No. 1 program in Total Viewers, all key Adult (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54) demos. With its broadcast of “The 2015 ESPYS,” ABC beat its closest competition on the night by 51% in Total Viewers (7.7 million vs. 5.1 million – CBS) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/8 vs. 1.1/4 – CBS, NBC and Fox tied).

 

  • “The 2015 ESPYS” attracted ABC’s biggest summertime audience on the night since 2005 and the Net’s top young adult number since 2009 – since 7/13/05 and 9/2/09, respectively.

 

  • “The 2015 ESPYS” shot up from its year-ago telecast on ESPN (7/16/14) by 250% in Total Viewers (7.7 million vs. 2.2 million) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/8 vs. 1.1/4) to stand as the most-watched and highest-rated “ESPYS” ever.

 

  • Peaking in the 10 o’clock hour, “The 2015 ESPYS” grew by 1.9 million viewers (6.6 million to 8.5 million) and 53% among young adults (1.7/7 to 2.6/9) from its first hour to its final hour.

 

  • With 1,233,877 tweets, “The 2015 ESPYS” was Wednesday’s most-social broadcast.

 

 

  • The top 5 highest-rated markets in Households: Kansas City (8.4/15), Atlanta (8.4/14), Philadelphia (8.1/14), Chicago (7.8/14) and Boston (7.6/14).
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