ABC Primetime - 2012 November Sweep
(Based on National Most Current Program Ratings)
ABC Ranks No. 1 for the November Sweep in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages
The Net Airs 4 of the Top 10 Non-Sports Shows for the Month in Adults 18-49,
The Most for Any Net, while Delivering 3 of the Top 4 Programs in Women 18-49
ABC Claims November's Biggest 2-Hour Comedy Block, Leading by
Double to Triple-Digit Margins over 2-Hour Blocks on CBS, NBC and Fox
November 2012 (25 of 28 Nights):
Based on all programming, ABC (8.5 million) is on pace to finish the 2012 November Sweep as the 2nd-most-watched TV network overall, outdrawing an NFL-inflated NBC (8.3 million) and a "World Series"/NFL overrun-boosted Fox by (6.8 million). In addition, the Net ranks No. 1 with Women 18-49. Excluding sports to level the playing field, ABC is No. 1 during November in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7) and leads across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
Please Note: This is the first time ever that the "DWTS" season finale will air outside of the November Sweep.
· Highest-Rated TV Series: ABC claims 4 of the Top 10 non-sports TV shows during November 2012 in Adults 18-49 (the most for any network), including the Top 3 broadcast dramas with "Once Upon a Time," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Revenge:" "Modern Family" - No. 3, "Once Upon a Time" - No. 6, "Grey's Anatomy" - No. 8 and "Revenge" - No. 9. ABC's "DWTS: All Stars" stood as TV's most-watched unscripted series for the month, outdrawing both editions of NBC's "The Voice" and Fox's "The X Factor." In addition, The Net aired 3 of the Top 4 programs for the sweep with Women 18-49, including the Top 2 dramas in "Once Upon a Time" and "Grey's."
· November's Biggest 2-hour Comedy Block: ABC claims November's biggest 2-hour comedy block in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, leading by double to triple-digit percentages over CBS' Monday block (+13%/+11%), NBC's Thursday block (+110%/+50%) and Fox's Tuesday block (+159%/+76%).
Source: The Nielsen Company, 10/25-11/18/12. Overall November Sweep averages and series rankings based on Most Current Program Ratings. Please Note: Due to Superstorm Sandy, individual program averages from 10/29-11/3/12 were coded as "breakout" by Nielsen.