ABC Rings in its Biggest New Year's Eve Numbers in 12 Years
With its New Year's Eve lineup, featuring New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark and Dick Cark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, ABC finished a dominant #1 on the evening, winning all 6 half-hours of primetime and more than doubling its nearest competition in Total Viewers (+168% over CBS), while outdelivering its combined network competition by 15% in Adults 18-49 (CBS, NBC and Fox combined).
· Building year to year viewers and young adults, ABC marked its biggest New Year's Eve numbers during primetime in 12 years - since 12/31/00.
ABC took full control from 8-10pm with New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark beating its nearest competition (CBS) by 154% in viewers and by 189% with young adults.
Spiking over its lead-in, ABC's broadcast of Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 overshadowed the final hour of the night and ranked as the #1 TV program in prime with Total Viewers and across each of the key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54). In fact during the final hour of prime, Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve topped CBS and NBC combined with Total Viewers (+58%) and more than doubled their combined Adult 18-49 numbers (+116%).
· Head-to-head from 10-11pm, ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest eclipsed NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly Prime by 9.5 million viewers and by 273% in Adults 18-49.
· Up over last year's telecast, Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve attracted its largest audience ever on ABC - the special premiered on the Net in 2000.