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[04/23/13 - 10:31 AM]
ABC Gains Week to Week by 12% in Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 15-21.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the week of April 15, 2013 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Gains Week to Week by 12% in Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49

"Dancing with the Stars" is Up Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Castle" Continues to Stand as Monday's Most-Watched Scripted TV Show

"DWTS: The Results Show" is Up and Ranks No. 1 in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's "Body of Proof" is the Top Draw in its Time Slot for the 4th Straight Week

"Modern Family" Marks its Most-Watched Repeat Since the Beginning of January

"How To Live With Your Parents" Holds 100% of its "Modern" Adult 18-49 Lead-in

"Wife Swap" Grows for the 2nd Straight Week to Best-Since-Premiere Numbers

ABC's "Bet on Your Baby" Increases Over its Week-Ago Debut and Once Again Dominates an Original "Smash," Leading the NBC Drama by 50% in Adults 18-49

ABC Generates its Most-Watched Sunday Evening in 7 Weeks

On its First Regular Original Airing in 1 Month, "Once Upon a Time" Surges 62% Over its Lead-in to Rank as the No. 2 Series on Sunday in Adults 18-49

ABC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Remember Sunday" is Up by Double Digits

Week No. 30

During the week of April 15, 2013, ABC (6.6 million) finished as the 2nd-most-watched television network to CBS, with a 1.0 million viewer advantage over both Fox (5.6 million) and NBC (5.6 million). Ranking among the Top 4 most-watched TV shows, ABC's two editions of "Dancing" outdrew both editions of Fox's "American Idol" during the week.

· ABC was up week to week in Total Viewers (+12% - 6.6 million vs. 5.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% - 1.4/4 vs. 1.3/4).

Please Note: Some of ABC's top shows were in repeats during the week, including "Modern Family," "Nashville," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal." In addition, the Net's Friday night lineup was pre-empted for coverage of the Boston man hunt, while on Sunday "Revenge" and "Red Widow" were pre-empted for a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie.

Monday

ABC earned second place on Monday night in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), finishing ahead of Fox's original lineup (+10% - 2.0/5). "Dancing with the Stars" was up week to week in viewers and young adults, and "Castle" once again was the most-watched TV show in the 10:00 p.m. hour and the night's top scripted series.

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:01 p.m.)

Gaining week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" nearly tied CBS' original 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. comedy block among Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 2.3/6 - pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tied in audience share) and beat out Fox's first-run dramas (2.0/5 - "Bones"/"The Forgotten") by 10%. Up for the 2nd week in a row with Women 18-34 (1.9/6), "DWTS" delivered a best-since-premiere rating - since 3/18/13.

"Castle" (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Castle" was the most-watched TV show in its slot for its 6th straight original airing, and was Monday's No. 1 scripted series for its 5th consecutive telecast. In the hour, "Castle" defeated CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" by a season-best 2.5 million viewers (10.2 million vs. 7.7 million) and 11% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 vs. 1.8/5).

Tuesday

"Splash" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Building from start to finish (+10%) in the 8:00 p.m. hour against NBC's "The Voice," ABC freshman "Splash" drew more viewers than Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" (+8% - 5.2 million vs. 4.8 million) for the 5th week in a row.

"DWTS: The Results Show" (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+5% - 12.7 million vs. 12.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% - 2.2/6 vs. 2.0/5), ABC's "DWTS: The Results Show" moved up to No. 1 during the 9 o'clock hour on both measures. D.L. Hughley was the fourth celebrity to leave the competition this season. In addition to increasing over the prior week, the ABC dancing results program was up over its comparable fourth telecast of Season 15 in Adults 18-49 (+10% - 2.2/6 vs. 2.0/6 on 10/16/12).

"Body of Proof" (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

For the 4th consecutive Tuesday, ABC's "Body of Proof" (8.9 million) stood as the most-watched TV show in the 10 o'clock hour, topping CBS' first-run "Golden Boy" by 11% (8.0 million) and more than tripling the second hour of NBC's "Ready for Love" (+218% - 2.8 million). In addition, the ABC drama beat NBC's "Ready for Love" by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.1/3). "Body of Proof" held even week to week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while improving its hour over the same night last year with original drama programming by 37% in viewers (6.5 million on 4/17/12).

Wednesday

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

At 8:30 p.m., ABC's season finale of "Suburgatory" built on its lead-in by 13% and paced within 1-tenth of last week's Adult 18-49 delivery (1.7/5 vs. 1.8/5). From 8:30-9:00 p.m., "Suburgatory" beat out the second half of CBS' "Survivor" among Women 18-34.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

At 9:00 p.m., ABC's repeat "Modern Family" took second in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) to Fox's "American Idol" and outdelivered its scripted competition in the half-hour on CBS by 25% ("Criminal Minds" = 1.6/4) and on NBC by 100% ("L&O: SVU" = 1.0/3). Up over its most recent repeat in viewers (+19%) and young adults (+11%), "Modern Family" generated its most-watched replay (6.4 million) since the beginning of January - since 1/2/13.

"How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)" (9:31 -10:00 p.m.)

Retaining 100% of its "Modern Family" Adult 18-49 lead-in, ABC's "How to Live with Your Parents" (2.0/5) took second in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour to "Idol." And although its encore "Modern Family" lead-in was off -47% from last week's original telecast, "How to Live with Your Parents" retained 80% of its week-ago Adult 18-49 delivery.

"Nashville" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o'clock hour, "Nashville" was up 33% over its last repeat in Adults 18-49 (0.8/2 vs. 0.6/2).

Thursday

"Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Wife Swap" was up for the 2nd week in row in both Total Viewers (+2% - 4.6 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.4/4) to deliver its best performance since its season opener 4 weeks ago - since 3/21/13. Opposite Fox's "American Idol," "Wife Swap" grew by 7% among young adults from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. At 8:00 p.m., ABC's unscripted series beat NBC's original "Community" in the half-hour by 1.5 million viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (NBC aired a repeat of "The Office" in the 8:30 p.m. half-hour).

Saturday

"Bet on Your Baby" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Bet On Your Baby" dominated NBC's original "Smash" by 42% in Total Viewers (2.7 million vs. 1.9 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.6/2 vs. 0.4/2).

· The new ABC series shot up over its week-ago debut by 17% in Total Viewers and by 20% among young adults (2.3 million and 0.5/2 on 4/13/13), turning in its most-watched telecast yet.

Sunday

ABC took second place on Sunday night in Total Viewers (6.7 million), while finishing as the No. 2 broadcaster with Adults 18-49 (1.5/4) and No. 1 with Women 18-34 (tie).

· ABC delivered its most-watched Sunday in 7 weeks - since 3/3/13.

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

On its first regular original telecast in 1 month (since 3/24/13), ABC's "Once Upon a Time" surged over its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. by 62% to rank as the No. 2 series on Sunday in Adults 18-49, returning on par with its last first-run episode (pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point - 2.1/6 vs. 2.2/6). The drama grew over the prior week's recap show by 50% in Adults 18-49. "Once Upon a Time" won its hour over its broadcast competition with Women 18-34.

"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Remember Sunday" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

From 9:00-11:00 p.m. against original competition on CBS ("The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist") and NBC (2-hour "Celebrity Apprentice"), ABC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Remember Sunday" finished No. 1 with Women 18-49 (1.9/5-tie), building from its first half-hour to its final half-hour.

· "Remember Sunday" was up by double digits over ABC's last "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie ("The Makeover" on 1/27/13) in Total Viewers (+25% - 6.5 million vs. 5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% - 1.3/4 vs. 1.1/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 04/15/13.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BET ON YOUR BABY (ABC)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NASHVILLE (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· REMEMBER SUNDAY (ABC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SPLASH (ABC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)





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