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[04/22/10 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's Modern Family Posts Best-Ever Repeat Against Idol
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 21.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Modern Family Posts Best-Ever Repeat Against Idol

Some early points ahead of the regular press release.

Building on its lead-in by 14% at 8:30pm against the second half-hour of an expanded 2-hour Idol, ABC's repeat The Middle ranked as the #1 scripted TV show in its slot among Adults 18-49 (1.6/5), matching an original episode of CBS' Accidentally On Purpose (season finale) and beating NBC's original Mercy by 33% (1.2/3).

Jumping 38% from its lead-in against the third half-hour of Idol, ABC's repeat Modern Family finished as top-rated scripted show at 9pm among Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), beating CBS' replay Criminal Minds by 29% (1.7/5) and NBC's Law & Order: SVU replay by 83% (1.2/3). Modern Family has registered as the #1 scripted show in its time period on 8 of its last 9 telecasts (repeats and originals).

· Among Adults 18-49, Modern Family posted its highest-rated repeat performance in the slot since the beginning of December (since 12/2/09), its 2nd-highest-ever in the half hour. In fact it was the ABC freshman comedy's best-ever repeat number when airing against Idol.

Quick Take for Wednesday, April 21, 2010 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Building on its Lead-in Against an Expanded "Idol," ABC's Repeat "The Middle" is the No. 1 Scripted Show at 8:30PM in Adults 18-49

ABC's "Modern Family" is the No. 1 Scripted TV Show in its Slot for the 8th Time In 9 Telecasts with Adults 18-49, Beating a Replay of "Criminal Minds" by 29%

Marking its Top Repeat Performance in the Half-Hour in Nearly 5 Months, "Modern Family" Marks its Best-Ever Replay When Airing Opposite "Idol"

"The Middle" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in by 14% at 8:30 p.m. against the second half-hour of an expanded 2-hour "Idol," ABC's repeat "The Middle" ranked as the No. 1 scripted TV show in its slot among Adults 18-49 (1.6/5), matching the freshman season-finale episode of CBS' "Accidentally On Purpose" and beating NBC's original "Mercy" by 33% (1.2/3). In addition, ABC's repeat freshman comedy beat the season closer of "Accidentally On Purpose" in Adults 18-34, Men 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Jumping 38% from its lead-in against the third half-hour of "Idol," ABC's repeat "Modern Family" finished as top-rated scripted show at 9:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), beating CBS' replay "Criminal Minds" by 29% (1.7/5) and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" replay by 83% (1.2/3). "Modern Family" has registered as the No. 1 scripted show in its time period on 8 of its last 9 telecasts (repeats and originals).

· Among Adults 18-49, "Modern Family" posted its highest-rated repeat performance in the slot since the beginning of December (since 12/2/09), its 2nd-highest-ever replay in the half hour. In fact, it was the ABC freshman comedy's best-ever repeat number when airing head-to-head against "Idol".

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 36% currently, from 31% at the same point in 2009. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 4/21/10.





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· ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MERCY (NBC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
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Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
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IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
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Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
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