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ABC Hits a Season High in Adults 18-49 and Claims 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows

 

ABC Leads November in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 and Holds Even Year to Year

 

ABC is Monday’s Most-Watched Network with “Dancing” as the No. 1 Show

 

“DWTS” Sets a Season High in Viewers and Best-Since-Premiere in Adults 18-49

 

“Castle” Draws More Viewers than NBC’s High-Profile “State of Affairs” Debut

 

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Builds to its Most-Watched Telecast in 5 Weeks

 

“The Middle” Delivers New Season Highs with its Best Results Since February

 

“The Goldbergs” Marks Season Highs and Exhibits Big Year to Year Increases

 

Wednesday’s No. 1 Show, “Modern Family” Earns Best-Since-Premiere Numbers

 

“black-ish” Builds to Multi-Week Highs and Improves its Slot by Wide Margins  

 

 “Nashville” is Up in Adults 18-49 to Match its Highest Rating in Nearly 1 Year

 

ABC Wins All 4 Thursdays of November for the First Time in at Least 23 Years

 

“Scandal” Towers Over Thursday’s 9pm Hour and is Up from the Year-Ago Night

 

“Murder” Hits a 6-Week High and Beats its Combined 10pm Drama Competition

 

 “Last Man Standing” Attracts its Largest Overall Audience in More than 10 Months

 

“Shark Tank” Draws its Biggest Audience this Season and Ties a Best in Adults 18-49

 

ABC Delivers its Top Sunday Numbers this Season in Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “American Music Awards” Dominates its Non-Sports Competition and

Earns the Net’s Best Entertainment Numbers in the Time Slot in Nearly 9 Months

 

ABC Adult 18-49 Weekly Ratings Projections (w/o 11/17/14)

ABC’s weekly Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 average is projected to increase 30% to a 2.9 rating in Live + 3 Day and surge 38% to a 3.0 rating in Live + 7 Day.

 

Week No. 09 (Live + Same Day)                                                      

Scoring a new season high during the week of November 17, 2014, ABC earned second to an NFL-fueled NBC for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49, coming within 2-tenths of No. 1 (2.2/7 vs. 2.4/7). ABC dominated the week in Nielsen’s non-sports Adult 18-49 averages by 6-tenths over runner up CBS (2.3/7 vs. 1.7/5). The Net aired 7 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49, delivering the Top 2 broadcast dramas (“Scandal” and “HTGAWM”) and the No. 1 freshman comedy (“black-ish”):  “American Music Awards” – No. 6, “Modern Family” – No. 7, “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” tied for No. 9, “black-ish” – No. 14, while “The Goldbergs” and “Grey’s” tied at No. 17. “Dancing” was TV’s most-watched unscripted series for the 5th week running, outdrawing both editions of NBC’s “The Voice.”

·         Up week to week in Total Viewers (+8% – 8.2 million vs. 7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 2.2/7 vs. 2.0/6), ABC marked a new season best in Adults 18-49 and its 2nd-most-watched week overall this season.

·         November Sweep (25 of 28 nights – Live + Same Day):  Based on all programming, ABC is a solid No. 2 for the sweep in Adults 18-49 to an NFL-driven NBC (2.0/6 vs. 2.3/7). The Net ranks a dominant No. 1 in Nielsen’s non-sports Adult 18-49 average, leading runner-up CBS by 31% (2.1/6 vs. 1.6/5). ABC is up year to year in Total Viewers (+1%) and the only net holding steady in Adults 18-49. In fact based all programming, each of the other major nets are down by double digits in Adults 18-49.

   

Monday

ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcaster for the 4th consecutive week (12.7 million) and ranked No. 2 in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6). Also, for the 4th week in a row, ABC’s “Dancing” was Monday’s most-watched entertainment program (14.3 million). It was the No. 2 broadcast show of the night with young adults, behind only “The Voice.” In viewers and young adults, the Net earned new season highs on the night.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 14.3 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):

Head to head from 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” topped NBC’s “The Voice” for the 4th consecutive week (by a season-best 3.2 million – 14.3 million vs. 11.1 million). Building 14% from its first to second hour, “Dancing” outdelivered Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” in Adults 18-49 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. for the 9th week in a row (by a best-ever +50% – 2.4/7 vs. 1.6/4).

 

·         “DWTS” was up for the 4th straight week in Total Viewers (14.3 million vs. 13.3 million) and gained in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 2.0/6) to deliver its most-watched telecast this season and a best-since-premiere with young adults. In addition, “Dancing” grew over its year-ago telecast (13.8 million and 2.0/5 on 11/18/13) in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%).

 

“Castle” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 9.4 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49):

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC’s “Castle” outdrew NBC’s high-profile “State of Affairs” debut to rank as the most-watched series in its slot (9.4 million vs. 8.7 million), while continuing to outperform CBS’ “NCIS: LA” in both Total Viewers (9.4 million vs. 8.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.7/5).

·         Gaining 13% week to week in Adults 18-49, “Castle” delivered a 5-week high – since 10/13/14.

 

Tuesday

“Shark Tank-R” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 4.5 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s repeat “Shark Tank” grew its hour week to week in viewers (+45% – 4.5 million vs. 3.1 million) and young adults (+22% – 1.1/3 vs. 0.9/3), generating the Net’s best performance in the slot since September – since 9/30/14.

 

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49):

Building on its young adult lead-in (+45%), ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” built week to week in Total Viewers (+7% – 4.6 million vs. 4.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 1.6/5 vs. 1.5/4) to deliver its most-watched telecast in 5 weeks – since 10/14/14. From 9:00-10:00 p.m., “S.H.I.E.L.D.” took second in its slot with Adults 18-49 to CBS’ “NCIS”-boosted “NCIS: New Orleans.” Please Note: On average this season in TV playback, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” jumps 76% in Adults 18-49 and will close the gap with the CBS drama, which gains just 39% on average from L+SD to L+7. Season to date, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is pacing within 2-tenths of a rating point of “NCIS: NO” in L+7 Adults 18-49 (3.0 rating vs. 3.2 rating).

·         On average, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is improving Tuesday’s 9:00 p.m. hour this season for ABC by 22% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 2.3/6).

 

“Forever” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Forever” was up in Total Viewers (+5% – 4.4 million vs. 4.2 million) and held steady week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3).   

·         Season to date, “Forever” is boosting its hour for ABC by 82% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 vs. 1.1/3).

Wednesday

Growing week to week, ABC ranked No. 1 on Wednesday for the 2nd time in 3 weeks among Adults 18-49 (2.3/7). ABC’s “Modern Family” (3.7/11), “black-ish” (2.6/8) and “The Goldbergs” (2.4/7 –tied w/”Survivor”) ranked as the Top 3 TV shows of the night. In fact, “Modern Family” was Wednesday’s top-rated TV series for its 8th straight telecast this season.

·         The Net was up from the prior Wednesday in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%) for its best performance on the night with its regular lineup since season-premiere Wednesday – since 9/24/14. All 5 of ABC’s Wednesday series were up week to week in Adults 18-49. In addition, the Net was up from the year-ago night in viewers (+9%) and young adults (+10%).

·         Season to date, ABC’s Wednesday comedy block is up year to year in viewers (+14%) and young adults (+16%), performing at 3-year highs and leading the 2-hour time period by 16% in Adults 18-49 over its nearest competition (CBS).

 

“The Middle” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 8.3 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” ran neck and neck with “Survivor” for the lead in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.3/8), while ranking No. 1 with key Women (W18-49/W25-54) and Teens 12-17.

·         “The Middle” was up week to week in viewers (+2% – 8.3 million vs. 8.1 million) and young adults (+16% – 2.2/7 vs. 1.9/6), hitting new season highs for its strongest performance since February – since 2/5/14.

“The Goldbergs” (8:30-9:00 p.m. – 7.7 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

Building on its young adult lead-in for its 7th consecutive telecast at 8:30 p.m. (+9%), “The Goldbergs” nearly caught “Survivor” for No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 2.5/8), while tying for the lead with Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Teens 12-17. 

 

·         “The Goldbergs” grew week to week in viewers (+3% – 7.7 million vs. 7.5 million) and young adults (+14% – 2.4/7 vs. 2.1/6) to mark a new season high for the 2nd week in Total Viewers (series’ 2nd-biggest audience ever), while equaling a season best in Adult 18-49 and its top number since its series debut (on 9/24/13).

  

·         Season to date in Adults 18-49, “The Goldbergs” is improving its Wednesday half-hour by 43%, while gaining 20% from its Tuesday delivery at the same point last year

 

“Modern Family” (9:00-9:31 p.m. – 10.9 million and 3.7/11 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” shot up 54% from its Adult 18-49 lead-in to outdeliver its nearest competition in the half-hour by a season-best 61% (3.7/11 vs. 2.3/7 – CBS’ “Criminal Minds”).

 

·         “Modern Family” built over the prior week in Total Viewers (+11% – 10.9 million vs. 9.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+16% – 3.7/11 vs. 3.2/9) to deliver best-since-premiere numbers – since 9/24/14. In addition, the ABC comedy grew from its year-ago telecast and season to date is up in viewers (+7%) and young adults (+4%).

“black-ish” (9:31-10:00 p.m. – 7.9 million and 2.6/8 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” ranked as the No. 1 series in its slot for its 6th consecutive telecast with Adults 18-49 (2.6/8). 

 

·         The freshman comedy was up week to week in viewers (+1% to a 4-week high) and young adults (+4% to a 3-week high). Season to date, “black-ish” is boosting its slot by impressive margins in Total Viewers (+44%) and Adults 18-49 (+32%).

“Nashville” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.5/5 rating in AD18-49):

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Nashville” (1.5/5) ran in a near tie with NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” (1.6/5) and CBS’ “Stalker” (1.6/5) in Adults 18-49, and is projected to lead the slot in Live + 7 Day ratings. 

 

·         “Nashville” gained 7% week to week in Adults 18-49 to tie a season high and its top rating in nearly 1 year – since 12/4/13.

 

Thursday

ABC won all 4 Thursdays of the November Sweep in Adults 18-49 for the first time in at least 23 years – since at least November 1991, which is the first sweep period in Nielsen’s electronic database.
Driven by strong turnouts for the Winter finales for its Thursday drama lineup, ABC beat CBS by a season-best 45% (2.9/9 vs. 2.0/6). The Net spiked over the year-ago Thursday (7.0 million and 2.1/6 on 11/21/13). On average, ABC’s Thursday November Sweep delivery was up by 20% in Total Viewers and by 23% in Adults 18-49 for its best numbers in 4 years – since 2010.

 

·         ABC was up for the 3rd-straight Thursday in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).

 

·         ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” (3.1/10), “Scandal” (3.1/9) and “Grey’s” (2.4/7) continued their run as Thursday’s Top 3 dramas in Adults 18-49. In addition, “Scandal” and “HTGAWM” trailed only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” as the highest-rated show of the night and are tracking as the week’s top broadcast dramas in Adults 18-49.

·         Season to date, ABC’s Thursday is up by double digits from the same point last year in Total Viewers (+28%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%) for its strongest delivery on the night in 5 years – since the comparable weeks of the 2009-10 season. ABC’s “HTGAWM” and “Scandal” closed out the Fall season as the Top 2 broadcast dramas in the key young adult sales demo, respectively.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 8.3 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., opposite “Big Bang,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” dominated its drama competition in the slot (Fox’s “Bones”) by 3.0 million viewers (8.3 million vs. 5.3 million) and by 85% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 1.3/4). “Grey’s” held steady week to week and greatly improved its hour year to year for ABC (“Wonderland” on 11/21/13 = 3.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49).

 

“Scandal” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 10.1 million and 3.1/9 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Scandal” shot to the top of its hour in Adults 18-49 (3.1/9), surpassing CBS’ comedies by 72% (“Two and a Half Men”/”The McCarthys” = 1.8/5), while more than tripling NBC’s comedies (“Bad Judge”/”A to Z” = 0.8/2) and more than quadrupling Fox’s “Gracepoint” (0.7/2). It also won its slot in Total Viewers for the 4th week running (10.1 million).

·         The ABC drama built on its own year-ago telecast at 10:00 p.m. (8.9 million and 2.9/8 on 11/21/13) in viewers (+13%) and young adults (+7%).

 

“How to Get Away with Murder” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.8 million and 3.1/10 in AD18-49):

From 10:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” (3.1/10) beat its combined drama competition for the 4th consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+35%), leading NBC’s “Parenthood” by 138% (1.3/4) and CBS’ “Elementary” by 210% (1.0/3). The freshman drama was the most-watched TV show overall in the slot for the 4th week in a row (9.8 million).

·         “How to Get Away with Murder” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+7% – 9.8 million vs. 9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 3.1/10 vs. 2.9/9), hitting a 6-week high with young adults – since 10/9/14.

·         “HTGAWM” was also up from the year-ago telecast of “Scandal” in the hour by 10% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49.

 

Friday

ABC won the final Friday of the November Sweep in Adults 18-49, leading its nearest competitors by 23% (1.6/5 vs. 1.3/4 – NBC and CBS tied). On average, ABC ranked No. 1 on Friday during the November Sweep for the 2nd year in a row among Adults 18-49, beating its closest competition by 25% (1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4 – NBC and CBS tied).

·         The Net marked its most-watched Friday this season and surged 14% week to week in Adults 18-49 to match a best-since-premiere rating on the nightsince 9/26/14. 

·         ABC grew over the same Friday last year (6.2 million and 1.5/5 on 11/22/13) in viewers (+13%) and young adults (+7%). Season to date, ABC’s Friday is up by double digits in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), marking a 7-year high on the night with young adults – since the comparable weeks of 2007-08.

 

“Last Man Standing” (8:00-8:31 p.m. – 7.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):

Last Man Standing” hit a new season high in Total Viewers (7.1 million) with its most-watched telecast in over 10 months – since 1/10/14.

·         “Last Man Standing” was up over its year-ago telecast (on 11/22/13) by 15% in viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.2 million) and by 8% in young adults (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4).

“Cristela” (8:31-9:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Cristela” improved its half-hour from the year-ago night by 11% in Adults 18-49 (over “The Neighbors” on 11/22/13).

“Shark Tank” (9:00-10:01pm – 7.9 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Shark Tank” doubled its lead-in (+100%) to win the 9 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 by 43% over runner-up CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” (2.0/7 vs. 1.4/5).

·         Up 11% to match a season high, ABC’s “Shark Tank” was Friday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7), holding the top series position on the evening for the 9th consecutive week this season. The ABC unscripted series also delivered its most-watched telecast overall this season (7.9 million).

“20/20” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 6.9 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “20/20” was once again Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine and the No 2 TV show of the night, behind only “Shark Tank,” in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7). The ABC newsmagazine ranked No. 1 in its 10:00 p.m. hour for the 3rd straight week in key Adult demos (AD18-49/AD25-54).

·         “20/20” was up by more than 30% week to week to post a new season high in Adults 25-54 (+35%) and equal its 2nd-highest number in Adults 18-49 (+33%).

Saturday

ABC won Saturday night for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49, more than doubling Fox with college football coverage (+114% – 1.5/5 vs. 0.7/2). Airing from 8:07-11:44 p.m., ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” was the evening’s No. 1 program for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/5).

Sunday

Featuring “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and the “2014 American Music Awards” against strong NFL-driven competition, ABC surged to Sunday season highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00 -8:00 p.m. – 6.8 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

During the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” matched the prior week’s season high in Total Viewers.

 

“2014 American Music Awards” (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 11.6 million and 3.8/10 in AD18-49):

Opposite big NFL-fueled competition on the evening, including a down-to-the-wire Sunday Night Football contest (Cowboys-Giants) and an NFL overrun-driven CBS (Dolphins-Broncos), the “2014 American Music Awards” made ABC the dominant No. 1 non-sports network from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49. In addition, the “AMAs” beat football as the night’s top-rated broadcast with Teens 12-17.

·         In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the “American Music Awards” marked its 2nd-highest numbers in its last 3 years – since 2011.   In addition, the Pitbull-hosted “AMAs” scored the show’s 2nd-highest number in 10 years with Teens 12-17 – since 2004.

·         Opposite the big NFL competition, the “2014 AMAs” produced ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the time period in nearly 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the Academy Awards on 3/2/14.   

·         ABC’s “American Music Awards” ranked as the No. 1 most social program on TV Sunday with 5,650,909 million tweets, nearly 5 times higher than NBC’s Sunday Night Football (1,136,366 million).

 

WEEK NO. 09:   ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS

   No.1   NBC 2.4      No.1 NBC    10,560,000

              No.2   ABC 2.2      No.2 CBS     8,460,000

              No.3   CBS 2.0      No.3 ABC     8,200,000

              No.4   NBC 1.1      No.4 FOX     3,170,000

              No.5   CW  0.7      No.5 CW      1,860,000

 

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 11/1714.

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