JOSHUA SASSE

via press note:

America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 6.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):  Against a monster NFL playoff overrun on Fox (Lions-Cowboys) during the 7pm hour, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos was the #1 non-sports program in its slot among Adults 18-49 (1.3/4), beating CBS’ 60 Minutes (0.8/2) and the first hour of NBC’s 2-hour Dateline (0.7/2).  AFHV was up from its last original 4 weeks ago by 3% in Total Viewers and held even in Adults 18-49.

           

Galavant (8-8:30pm – 7.9 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):  At 8pm, ABC’s Galavant jumped over its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+62% – 2.1/6 vs. 1.3/4) to beat its non-NFL-driven competition on NBC by 17% (1.8/5 for Dateline) and CBS by 40% (1.5/4 for Madam Secretary).   Excluding only NBC’s Marry Me coming out of The Voice, Galavant is TV’s top-rated comedy debut since black-ish in September – since 9/24/14.  In addition, it was the highest-rated Sunday series debut since March – since 3/9/14.  Galavant was also up over Once Upon a Time’s most recent airing in the half hour in Total Viewers (+44%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%).

 

Galavant (8:30-9pm – 6.8 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):  A second episode of Galavant at 8:30pm held an impressive 90% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in.

 

Resurrection (9-10pm – 4.1 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):  At 9pm, ABC’s Resurrection returned for its first telecast in 4 weeks up in Total Viewers (+3% – 4.1 million vs. 4.0 million) and even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3), marking its most-watched telecast overall since November – since 11/9/14.

 

Revenge (10-11pm – 3.9 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Revenge returned with strong time-period improvement from the same night last year in viewers (+15% – 3.9 million vs. 3.4 million) and young adults (+29% – 0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2). 

 

 

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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