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ABC Finishes as Tuesday’s 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network


Boosting its Slot by Wide Margins Year Over Year, ABC’s “Last Man Standing”

Stands as Tuesday’s Most-Watched Comedy Over Fox’s “Glee”-Driven “New Girl”


ABC’s “Cougar Town” Improves its Half-Hour by Double Digits in Adults 18-49


Up Week to Week, “DWTS Results Show” Tops its Slot for the 4th Straight Week


ABC’s “Private Practice” Opens at No. 1 in its New Tuesday 10 O’clock Time Slot


Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With “Last Man Standing,” “Cougar Town,” “DWTS Results Show” and the premiere of “Private Practice” on its new night, ABC (8.7 million) was Tuesday’s 2nd-most-watched TV network to CBS, outpacing NBC by 2.0 million viewers (6.7 million) and Fox by 3.3 million viewers (5.4 million). 


“Last Man Standing” (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., up against CBS’ top-rated “NCIS,” ABC self-starter “Last Man Standing” (6.4 million) once again qualified as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, drawing 1.1 million more viewers than Fox’s “Glee”-assisted “New Girl” (5.3 million) in the 9:00 p.m. half-hour.


  • Continuing to generate big year-over-year improvement for ABC, “Last Man Standing” grew its slot by 39% in viewers (6.4 million vs. 4.6 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.1/3) over original programming on the same night a year ago.


“Cougar Town” (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “Cougar Town” boosted its time period by double digits year to year in Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/4 vs. 1.2/3).


“DWTS Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jumping over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” (13.8 million) stood as the most-watched TV show in its slot for the 4th week running, outdrawing its unscripted competition on NBC (“Voice Results” = 8.8 million) by an increasing 5.0 million viewers (up from a 4.4 million viewer advantage the prior week).  ABC’s dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s No. 2 TV show overall, behind only “NCIS.”  In addition, the broad-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked No. 2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (2.4/6) and Adults 25-54 (3.5/8), while holding the No. 1 position with Women 25-54. Singer Gavin DeGraw was the fourth celebrity eliminated from the dance competition this season.


  • ABC’s “DWTS Results Show” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).  In addition, with a performance by Disney star Selena Gomez, the show spiked 20% over the prior week with Teens 12-17.


“Private Practice” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC’s “Private Practice” premiered at No. 1 on its new day among Adults 18-49 (1.7/5) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/6).   In fact, ABC led the hour for the 3rd week in a row with key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) and won for the 4th consecutive week with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).



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