via press release:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 6.3 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):  Opposite Fox’s Pac 12 Championship college football game, ABC ranked as the #1 non-sports network by a wide margin in Adults 18-49, leading NBC’s all-original lineup by 56% (1.4/5 vs. 0.9/3).   In addition, ABC was the most-watched network overall on the night (6.3 million).


ABC’s Shark Tank was Friday’s #1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), delivering the top series position on the evening for its 10th consecutive original telecast this season in young adults


Season to date, ABC’s Friday is up in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), marking a 7-year high on the night on both counts – since the comparable weeks of 2007-08.


Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm – 6.6 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49)

At 8pm, Last Man Standing returned after the prior week’s preemption at #1 in the half-hour with Total Viewers (6.6 million) in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5-tie), ranking as the night’s top-rated scripted show with young adults.


Cristela (8:30-9pm – 4.7 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49)

At 8:30pm, Cristela came back as the 2nd-most watched show (4.7 million) in its half-hour to Amazing Race and improved its slot from the year-ago night by 12%.


Shark Tank (9-10pm – 7.1 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49)

Doubling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm (+100%), ABC’s Shark Tank beat its nearest regular competition in the hour by 64% (1.8/6 vs. 1.1/4 – NBC’s Grimm). The ABC unscripted series was also by far the most-watched show overall in the slot.


20/20 (10-11pm – 6.3 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49) ABC’s 20/20 was the #1 regular program in the 10pm hour for the 5th straight week in Adults 25-54 (2.0/6) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/5).



The ABC newsmagazine was up by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+21% – 6.3 million vs. 5.2 million), Adults 25-54 (+33% – 2.0/6 vs. 1.5/4) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.2/4).

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