via press release:

ABC Claims 7 of the Week’s Top 20 Non-Sports Broadcast Shows in Adults 18-49


ABC is the Non-Sports Leader on Monday Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 


ABC’s “The Bachelor” Dominates Fox’s Original Dramas in Viewers and Young Adults


 Monday at 10pm, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Special is Up from its Most-Recent Primetime Airing and from its Original Telecast in Overall Viewers and Young Adults


Tuesday at 10pm, ABC’s “Killer Women” Builds on its Lead-in

And Holds Steady Week to Week Against the Olympics


The Network Delivers Wednesday’s Top Scripted Shows in Adults 18-49


ABC’s “Charlie Brown” Valentine’s Day Special Earns a 4-Year High in Viewers


 The Net’s Premiere of “Up” on Sunday Improves its Time Slot Against the Olympics


Week No. 21

During the week of February 10, 2014, ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 non-sports broadcast programs in Adults 18-49, including 3 of the Top 10: “The Bachelor” – No. 4, “Modern Family” – No. 7, “The Middle” – No. 9, “Super Fun Night” – No. 12, while “Suburgatory,” “Shark Tank” and “AFHV” tied at No. 18. ABC’s “20/20” ranked as the top-rated newsmagazine for the 3rd consecutive week with Adults 18-49.



With “The Bachelor” and an encore of “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” Monuments Men show from last Thursday, ABC finished as Monday’s No. 1 non-sports network in Total Viewers (6.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5). Pacing well ahead of its competition, ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 regular TV program in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.


“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.9 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):

Beating its non-sports competition in each half-hour from 8:00-10:01 p.m. against the Olympics, ABC’s “The Bachelor” dominated Fox’s original dramas (“Almost Human”/”The Following”) in the 2-hour time period by 55% in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 44% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.6/4).


“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matt Damon Returns” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 3.2 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

In the 10 o’clock hour, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was up by 19% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 2.7 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/2) compared to its most recent primetime telecast (2/28/13)


  • Generating broad exposure for the ABC late-night talker in primetime, the encore of “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” Monuments Men show was up from its original late night airing (2.4 million and 0.7 on 2/6/14) in both Total Viewers (+33%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%).



“Killer Women” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.0 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Killer Women” held steady week to week in Adults 18-49 despite facing the first Tuesday of Olympics coverage.



Opposite NBC’s 2014 Winter Olympics coverage and “American Idol” on Wednesday night, ABC (1.1/3) beat CBS by 22% (0.9/2) among Adults 18-49.


  • ABC’s repeats of “The Middle” at 8:00 p.m. (1.4/4) and “Modern Family” at 9:00 p.m. (1.6/4) ranked as the night’s Top 2 scripted programs, respectively, on the major nets in Adults 18-49.



Up against the Olympics on Friday night, ABC (1.1/4) beat CBS by 22% (0.9/3) and Fox by 83% (0.6/2) among Adults 18-49. 


  • ABC aired the Top 3 non-sports programs on the major nets in Adults 18-49 with a repeat “Shark Tank” (1.2/4), “20/20” (1.1/4) and a special encore “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown/A Charlie Brown Valentine” (1.0/4).


  • At 8:00 p.m., “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown/A Charlie Brown Valentine” was up from its year-ago telecast (2/9/13) by 34% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 2.9 million) and by 43% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.7/2).  In fact, the annual PEANUTS special drew its largest overall audience in 4 years – since 2/10/10.



“UP” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 3.3 million and 1.0/2 in AD18-49):

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC claimed the No. 1 non-sports broadcast on Sunday night in Kids 2-11 (1.1/4) with the Net’s premiere of “UP.” Opposite the Olympics, the movie grew over the prior week’s “Toy Story 3” in the 2-hour time slot by 6% in Total Viewers, while holding steady in Adults 18-49.


WEEK NO. 21:   ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS

No.1   NBC 5.5      No.1 NBC    21,210,000

No.2   FOX 1.4      No.2 CBS     5,310,000

No.3   ABC 1.0      No.3 FOX     4,420,000

No.4   CBS 0.9      No.4 ABC     3,730,000

No.5   CW  0.3      No.5 CW        860,000




Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 02/10/14.

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