via press release:
With NCAA Basketball on the night, ABC defeated NBC by 30% and Fox by 86%. Shark Tank was Friday’s #1 TV series with key adults and 20/20 was Friday’s top-rated newsmagazine in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
From 8-830pm, the Friday premiere of ABC’s Happy Endings defeated NBC’s Fashion Star by 7% in Total Viewers and by 29% in Adults 18-49.
At 9pm, ABC’s Shark Tank ranked as Friday’s #1 series in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, standing as the night’s top program in the key adult demo for the 3rd time in its last 4 original telecasts. Shark Tank outpaced NBC’s original Grimm by +31% in Adults 18-49, while more than tripling the performance of Fox’s first-run Touch (+240%).
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s 20/20 outdelivered NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams by 1.7 million viewers, by 75% in Adults 18-49 and by 82% and Adults 25-54. 20/20 has beaten Rock Center in all 8 head-to-head matchups in both key demos and in 7 of 8 in Total Viewers. 20/20 reported on incredible tales of real relationships gone awry with “The Ultimate Betrayal.” Retaining nearly all of its week-ago audience (+95%), 20/20 drew its 2nd most-watched telecast since December (12/14/12) and 3rd most-watched overall this season.