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via press release:


DWTS: The Results Show (8-9pm – 10.1 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):  At 8pm, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show dominated its unscripted competition in the hour with Total Viewers (10.1 million), outdrawing NBC’s The Voice by 1.3 million viewers (8.8 million) and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen by 6.7 million viewers (3.4 million).  In addition, Dancing outdelivered Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen by 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.2/4).  Edging out the prior week’s 10th Anniversary Special, The Results Show drew ABC’s biggest audience to the time period since November – since 11/25/14.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9-10pm – 4.5 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ran in a virtual tie with CBS’ NCIS: NO for the Adult 18-49 lead (1.5/5 vs. 1.6/5), beating NBC’s 1-hour The Voice-led Undateable by 15% (1.3/4) and Fox’s comedy finales by 67% (New Girl/Weird Loners = 0.9/3).  With higher TV playback numbers, the ABC drama is projected to take the Adult 18-49 lead in the L3 and L7 ratings. S.H.I.E.L.D. ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 18-34 and key Men (M18-34/M18-49).  The show was up from its week-ago Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 number (1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5)


On average season to date, S.H.I.E.L.D. is growing its Tuesday 9pm time slot for ABC by 47% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 1.9/5) over the comparable weeks last season.



Forever (10-11pm – 4.1 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):  At 10pm on its season finale, ABC’s Forever returned from the prior week’s preemption up 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3) for its 2nd consecutive original of growth to match its best number since December – since 12/2/14.  In the hour, Forever tied CBS’ season finale of Person of Interest in Adults 18-49 and beat the CBS drama with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.  On average during its freshman season, Forever improved Tuesday’s 10pm hour for ABC by 70% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.0/3).

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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