via press release:
Wednesday (01/14/15) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
The Middle: Live + 3 = 9.4 million/2.6 rating and Live + 7 = 10.0 million/2.8 rating
The Goldbergs: Live + 3 = 10.2 million/3.2 rating and Live + 7 = 10.9 million/3.4 rating
Modern Family: Live + 3 = 13.5 million/4.2 rating and Live + 7 = 14.9 million/4.7 rating
black-ish: Live + 3 = 8.8 million/2.6 rating and Live + 7 = 9.4 million/2.8 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm – 6.2 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49): With its 8-10pm comedies and a repeat of Forever in the 10pm hour, ABC ranked second Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) to Fox with originals of Idol and Empire, beating original drama lineups on CBS by 6% (1.7/5) and NBC by 38% (1.3/4). Continuing to build year to year, ABC’s 2-hour comedy block surged from the year-ago night by 17% in Total Viewers (7.7 million vs. 6.6 million) and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 2.0/6).
On average season to date, ABC’s 2-hour Wednesday comedy block leads its 8-10pm time period by 12% in Adults 18-49 over its nearest competition (CBS). The comedy block is growing year to year in viewers (+13%) and young adults (+13%) to its biggest-ever audience and a 3-year high in Adults 18-49. ABC’s 2-hour comedy block on the night started with the 2009-10 season.
The Middle (8-8:30pm – 7.8 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49): At 8pm against Idol, The Middle was the top-scripted show in its slot among young adults and held steady week to week (2.2/7 vs. 2.3/7). In addition, the show spiked 22% over its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 on 1/15/14).
The Goldbergs (8:30-9pm – 7.2 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, The Goldbergs built on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+5%) and was also the top scripted show in its slot. The sophomore comedy once again paced way ahead of its year-ago benchmarks in Adults 18-49, improving its half-hour year to year for ABC by 44% (1.6/5 for the season premiere of Suburgatory on 1/15/14) and besting its own year-ago Tuesday 9pm telecast by 28% (1.8/5 on 1/14/14). Season to date, the show is up from its year-ago Tuesday averages by 26% in Total Viewers and by 16% in Adults 18-49.
Modern Family (9-9:30pm – 9.3 million and 3.0/9 in AD18-49): At 9pm, Modern Family grew week to week and year to year in Total Viewers (9.3 million vs. 9.1 million on 1/15/14). Season to date, Modern Family is up in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+2%).
black-ish (9:30-10pm – 6.6 million and 2.0/6 in AD18-49): Despite increased competition in the 9:30pm half-hour from Empire, black-ish was up week to week in Total Viewers (+6% – 6.6 million vs. 6.2 million) and held steady in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 vs. 2.1/6). In addition, the show jumped by double digits in Teens 12-17 (+18%) and Kids 2-11 (+14%), hitting its best number since November on the latter measure – since 11/12/14. black-ish boosted its slot year to year for ABC, topping the year-ago telecast of Super Fun Night (on 1/15/14) by 50% in Total Viewers (6.6 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 vs. 1.5/4).