via press note:
ABC’s Dr. Ken Debuts with Biggest-Ever Build on LMS – 3-Year Highs for ABC
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.0 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): ABC won its 2nd straight Friday in Adults 18-49, outdelivering runner-up CBS by 17% (1.4/5 vs. 1.2/4). ABC’s Shark Tank (1.7/6) and the series debut of Dr. Ken (1.4/6) ranked as Friday’s Top 2 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo. ABC was up 8% week to week in Adults 18-49.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm – 6.5 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, Last Man Standing was the most-watched TV show overall in its slot (6.5 million) and also ranked #1 among Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 – tie). Last Man Standing was up from its week-ago premiere by 9% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 vs. 1.1/5). In doing so, LMS became the 2nd scripted TV show this season (returning or new) to build on its season premiere in Adults 18-49, joining only ABC’s The Middle which was up on Wednesday from its week-earlier opener.
· In Live + 3 last week’s season opener of Last Man Standing jumped 55% in Adults 18-49 over its L+SD number, delivering its best-ever L+3 premiere lift.
Dr. Ken (8:30-9pm – 6.7 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49)
Spiking 17% on its lead-in at 8:30pm, Dr. Ken debuted at #1 in its half-hour in Adults 18-49 (1.4/6) and as Friday’s #1 scripted TV show. Dr. Ken delivered the biggest-ever build on an original Last Man Standing in the 3 years it has aired on Friday. In addition, Dr. Ken was up 8% from the year-ago comedy debut in the slot (Cristela on 10/10 = 1.3/5) to rank as ABC’s highest-rated comedy premiere in in the half-hour in 3 years – since 11/2/12. Dr. Ken also built on its LMS lead-in with Total Viewers (6.7 million vs. 6.5 million) to rank as the most-watched TV show overall in the slot.
· Among Adults 18-49, Dr. Ken ranked TV’s highest-rated Friday’s scripted telecast since March and the top-rated in Friday’s 8pm hour since February – since Blue Bloods on 3/13/15 and LMS on 2/27/15.