via ABC press release:
ABC finished as Tuesday’s most-watched TV network, outdrawing second-place NBC by 4.0 million viewers, third-place CBS by 4.5 million and fourth-place Fox by 6.7 million viewers.
- Despite facing stiff all original competition on NBC (The Biggest Loser: Couples/debut of The Voice) and Fox (90-minute Glee/Raising Hope),ABC’s numbers jumped week to week by 32% in Total Viewers and by 23% in Adults 18-49, pulling its 2nd-strongest Tuesday in 5 months – since 11/23/10.
- Up over the year-ago evening in viewers and young adults, ABC built its overall Tuesday audience year to year for the 6th week running.
In the 8 o’clock hour ABC’s special re-cap show, Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals, registered as the most-watched TV program, outdrawing originals on Fox (Glee) and NBC (The Biggest Loser: Couples).
- The special produced the Net’s top viewer and young adult numbers in the time slot in 4 weeks – since 3/29/11.
Opposite fierce competition from an extended 90-minute edition of Fox’s Glee and NBC’s highly-promoted debut of The Voice in the 9 o’clock hour,ABC’s DWTS Results Show was up week to week and attracted the biggest audience in its time slot for the 5th straight week. In addition for the2nd week in a row, ABC’s Dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s most-watched TV program. Professional wrestler Chris Jericho was the fifth celebrity to leave the show this season.
- Posting double-digit percentage week-to-week increases in viewers (+10%) and young adults (+17%), DWTS Results earned its 2nd-highest marks this season. In fact excluding only premieres and finales, The Results Show generated its most-watched telecast in nearly 3 years– since 5/6/08.
- DWTS Results Show scored big year-over-year gains, soaring by 45% in Total Viewers and by 46% in Adults 18-49 over the same night last year.
Up against the final hour of NBC’s 2-hour The Voice debut, ABC’s Body of Proof built its overall audience for the 2nd consecutive week (+6%),marking a best-since-premiere number. The ABC drama finished a strong second in the hour with viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54).
- The new ABC series continued to produce dramatic year-over-year time-period improvement, boosting the hour by 7.2 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 from the year-ago night with original drama programming.