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Live + Same Day Results:


ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm – 6.8 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):  With Modern Family returning to original for the first time in 3 weeks, ABC ranked #1 on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6-tied w/CBS), beating Fox’s prime with a 2-hour American Idol by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5). Modern Family was Wednesday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-49, while black-ish and The Goldbergs tied at #3, behind only CBS’ Survivor. ABC was up from the year-ago night with an original schedule by 15% in Total Viewers and by 6% in Adults 18-49.


The Middle (8-8:30pm – 7.7 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):  At 8pm against Survivor, The Middle beat Idol for the 5th week running in the half-hour among Adults 18-49 (+20 – 1.8/6 vs. 1.5/6). The ABC comedy gained week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and was on par in Adults 18-49, drawing its biggest audience in 7 weeks – since 3/4/15.  Season to date, The Middle is up in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).


The Goldbergs (8:30-9pm – 7.1 million and 2.1/7 in AD18-49): Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:30pm (+17%), The Goldbergs outdelivered Idol in the slot for its 6th straight original (+40% – 2.1/7 vs. 1.5/5).  The Goldbergs was up week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and even in Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating, pulling its largest audience in 3 week – since 4/1/15. Season to date, the ABC sophomore comedy is pacing well ahead of its year-ago benchmarks in Adults 18-49, growing its half-hour year to year by 44% and up over its own performance on Tuesday at 9pm by 17%


Modern Family (9-9:30pm – 8.8 million and 2.9/9 in AD18-49): Spiking 38% over its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s Modern Family won its slot by 45% over its nearest competition (2.9/9 vs. 2.0/6 – CBS’ Criminal Minds).  Modern Family held even with its most recent original telecast in the Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 ratings (also a 2.9/10 on 4/1/15).


black-ish (9:30-10pm – 6.6 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): In the 9:30pm slot, ABC’s black-ish won its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (2.1/6), beating Criminal Minds (+11% – 1.9/6) and the final half-hour of Idol (+40% – 1.5/5).  black-ish returned from the prior week’s preemption up in both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%). Season to date, black-ish is improving its half-hour by wide margins, boosting the time slot by 3.0 million viewers and by 48% in Adults 18-49 over the same point last year. 



Nashville (10-11pm – 5.4 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):  During the 10pm hour, ABC’s Nashville surged 17% week to week in Total Viewers (5.4 million vs. 4.6 million) and grew for the 2nd week in Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4), marking its most-watched telecast in more than 4 months – since 12/10/14.  Nashville ranked #1 in its hour among key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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