via press note:
With the debut of The Taste and the series finale for Private Practice, ABC won Tuesday in Adults 18-49, leading by double digits over NBC (+19%), Fox (+19%) and CBS (+27%).
ABC’s The Taste opened a strong #1 from 8-10pm among Adults 18-49, beating original comedy programming on Fox by 38% and NBC by 47%. In fact the new show ranked #1 in each half hour and gained young adult audience throughout its premiere. The Taste earned ABC’s strongest non-sports Adult 18-49 rating in the 2-hour slot since November – since 11/27/12. Among Adults 18-49, The Taste is ABC’s top in-season unscripted debut in nearly 2 years and the 2nd highest on any net since The X-Factor opened in September 2011 – since 3/6/11 and 9/22/11, respectively.
Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+27%) and Adults 18-49 (+25%), ABC’s Private Practice closed out with show’s highest numbers in 14 weeks – since 10/9/12.