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[06/18/13 - 09:57 AM]
ABC Leads in Viewers and Young Adults, Finishing No. 1 for the 4th Time In 5 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the week of June 10, 2013 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Leads in Viewers and Young Adults, Finishing No. 1 for the 4th Time In 5 Weeks in Adults 18-49 to Deliver its Best Non-"Oscar" Week in 1 Year

The Net Airs 6 of the Week's Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49, with the 2013 NBA Finals Standing as the Top 3 Programs with Viewers and Young Adults

ABC Claims the Top 3 Newsmagazines in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 With "20/20," "What Would You Do?" and "ABC's The Lookout"

The Net Wins Each Night in Adults 18-49 of its 2013 NBA Finals Coverage

Through 5 Telecasts, "JKL Game Night" is Up 10% Year to Year To Deliver the Annual Specials' 2nd-Biggest Overall Audience

"The Bachelorette" is Up Week to Week in Total Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's "Mistresses" Builds from its Series Debut by 17% Among Adults 18-49

On Tuesday, ABC's "JKL Game Night" Posts its Best-Ever Game 3 Numbers

"ABC's The Lookout" Builds its Numbers Against the High-Rated Stanley Cup Finals

Posting the Series' Highest Adult Ratings Yet and Finishing as Thursday's Dominant No. 1 TV Show, ABC Scores the 2nd-Highest NBA Finals Game 4 Ratings Since 2004

ABC's "What Would You Do?" Grows to a Season High Among Adults 25-54

ABC's "20/20" Turns in its Highest-Rated Summer Telecast in Over 1 Year

Drawing the Biggest Overall Audience of the 2013 NBA Finals, Coverage of Game 5 Drives ABC to its Most-Watched Non-"Oscar" Sunday in 2 Years

Week No. 38

ABC won its 2nd consecutive week in both Total Viewers (7.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.7/9), ranking No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 4th time in 5 weeks and leading its nearest competitor by 59% (NBC= 1.7/5). The Net also finished No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, as well as across all key Men and Women demos.

· Growing 35% in Adults 18-49 week to week, ABC earned its highest-rated non-"Oscar" week in 1 year - since w/o 6/11/12.

Rankings: ABC aired 6 of the Top 15 TV program in Adults 18-49, as the 2013 NBA Finals games finished as the Top 3 programs: "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 4" - No. 1, "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 5" - No. 2, "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 3" - No. 3, "Kia NBA Countdown-GM 4" - No. 12, "Kia NBA Countdown-GM 3" - No. 14 and "The Bachelorette" - No. 15. In addition, Games 3-5 of The Finals qualified as the week's Top 3 most-watched television shows overall. The Net delivered the week's Top 3 newsmagazines in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with "20/20," "What Would You Do?" and "ABC's The Lookout," respectively.

Monday

With "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses," ABC earned second place on Monday night in Total Viewers (5.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/5). ABC's "Mistresses" became the first new scripted summer series this year to grow from its debut among Adults 18-49. A big gainer in TV playback, last week's "Mistresses" debut saw a 41% increase in the Live + 3 Day Adult 18-49 ratings.

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:01 p.m.)

Opposite "The Voice," ABC's "The Bachelorette" held the No. 2 position in its 2-hour time period with viewers (5.8 million) and young adults (1.8/5). The ABC unscripted series was up week to week in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 - 5.7 million and 1.7/5 on 06/03/13.

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

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Mistresses" grew from its week-ago debut by 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/3). In addition to becoming the first new scripted summer series to build on its debut in the key adult demo, "Mistresses" grew the most from its premiere telecast among all of the summer's series to date. Please Note: From the Live + Same Day ratings to the Live + 3 Day ratings, last week's debut of "Mistresses" shot up 41% among Adults 18-49, building from a 1.24 rating to a 1.75 rating.

Tuesday

Dominating its 3rd night of coverage of the 2013 NBA Finals (Miami-San Antonio Game 3), ABC won Tuesday by a margin of 40% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up NBC with the season's penultimate episode of "The Voice-TUE" and "America's Got Talent" (4.2/13 vs. 3.0/9). The Net also led by wide margins with Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and across all key Men demos.

· ABC earned its top-rated Tuesday in nearly 1 year among Adults 18-49 - since 06/19/12.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 3" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" continues to deliver broad exposure for the ABC late-night talker in primetime. ABC's "JKL Game Night 3" (3.3 million and 1.1/4) jumped over the comparable telecast last year by 22% in viewers and by 22% in young adults (2.7 million and 0.9/4 on 06/17/12) to deliver its best-ever "Game Night 3" numbers. It was also up sharply from last Sunday's "Game Night 2" broadcast (2.6 million and 0.7/3 on 06/09/13) in viewers (+27%) and young adults (+57%).

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 3" (9:00 - 11:38 p.m. E.T.)

With the Miami Heat at the San Antonio Spurs, ABC's 2013 NBA Finals Game 3 was Tuesday's No. 1 television program in Total Viewers (14.1 million) and in each of the key Adult demographics: A18-34 (6.0/19), A18-49 (5.8/17) and A25-54 (5.9/16). It was the 3rd straight telecast for the NBA Finals to stand as the No. 1 TV show of the evening. San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 113-77 to lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. The 36-point margin of victory was the 3rd-largest in NBA Finals history.

· Game 3 scored a 37.5 Metered Market Household rating in San Antonio, the best local rating of the 2013 NBA Finals. It delivered a 28.4 rating in the Miami market.

Wednesday

"ABC's The Lookout" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Despite facing the high-rated NHL Stanley Cup Finals (Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins Game 1) during Wednesday's 10 o'clock hour, "ABC's The Lookout" grew week to week in Total Viewers (+3% - 3.9 million vs. 3.8 million) and Adults 25-54 (+7% - 1.5/4 vs. 1.4/4), while maintaining its Adult 18-49 audience (1.1/3) for its 3rd straight telecast.

· For the 3rd week in a row, ABC's freshman news program outdelivered its mid-week CBS freshman 10 o'clock news competition on Tuesday ("Brooklyn DA"), leading by its biggest margins yet with Adults 18-49 (+83% - 1.1/3 vs. 0.6/2) and Adults 25-54 (+67% - 1.5/4 vs. 0.9/2). "ABC's The Lookout" also drew 8% more viewers than CBS' "Brooklyn DA" (3.9 million vs. 3.6 million).

Thursday

Shooting to the top Thursday night with coverage of the NBA Finals Game 4 (Miami-San Antonio), ABC outdrew its nearest primetime competition by 5.5 million viewers (12.1 million vs. 6.6 million - CBS), and in Adults 18-49 beat the other networks combined by 33% (4.8/16 vs. 3.6/12 - CBS, NBC, Fox and CW). ABC has dominated all 4 nights of the 2013 NBA Finals with Adults 18-49.

· Building over the prior week's Game 1 coverage (+17%), the Net scored its top-rated Thursday in almost 1 year among young adults - since 6/21/12.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 4" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, ABC's "JKL Game Night 4" (4.0 million and 1.1/4) was up from the comparable telecast last year by 14% in viewers and held even with young adults (3.5 million and 1.1/4 on 06/19/12) to mark its 2nd-most-watched "Game Night 4" telecast to date.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 4" (9:00 - 11:49 p.m. E.T.)

Featuring the Miami Heat at the San Antonio Spurs, ABC's NBA Finals Game 4 stood as Thursday's No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (16.2 million) and in each of the key Adult demographics: AD18-34 (6.5/13), AD18-49 (6.7/21) and AD25-54 (7.1/20). It was the 4th consecutive broadcast for the 2013 NBA Finals to rank as the top television program of the evening. Miami beat out San Antonio 109-93 to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2.

· Game 4 put up the best numbers yet for this year's series with all key Adults. In addition, the contest posted the 2nd-biggest Game 4 ratings for the NBA Finals since 2004 among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 25-54.

Friday

"Shark Tank-FRI 8PM" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8:00 p.m. hour, ABC's repeat "Shark Tank" topped its network rivals in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), beating the first hour of an original telecast of NBC's "Dateline" by 10% (1.0/4) and dominating its encore unscripted competition on CBS ("Undercover Boss") by 22% (0.9/4).

"What Would You Do?" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

In the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "What Would You Do?" was the No. 1 program on the major networks in the key Adult 25-54 news demo (1.6/5) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/5). "What Would You Do?" outdelivered NBC's competing newsmagazine by 9% in Adults 18-49 ("Dateline" = 1.1/4).

· "What Would You Do?" grew week to week by 7% in Adults 25-54 to match a season high.

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's "20/20" stood as Friday's No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 25-54 (1.9/6) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), leading NBC's "Dateline" (8:00-10:00 p.m.) and "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (10:00-11:00 p.m.). From 10:00-11:00 p.m., "20/20" ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, finishing as the No. 1 series in the hour in the key news demo for the 7th straight week. Dominating NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" by its largest margins this summer in the key Adult demos, "20/20" defeated the NBC newsmagazine by 46% in Adults 25-54 (1.9/6 vs. 1.3/4) and by 56% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 0.9/3). "20/20" also drew 7% more viewers than "Rock Center" in the 10 o'clock hour (4.9 million vs. 4.6 million).

· Soaring to its highest numbers yet this summer, "20/20" was up over the prior week by 27% in Adults 25-54 and by 27% in Adults 18-49 to deliver its best performance for a summertime telecast in more than 1 year - since 6/1/12 and 6/8/12, respectively. "20/20" also grew its overall audience by 9% week to week.

Sunday

With Sunday's coverage of the 2013 NBA Finals Game 5 (Miami-San Antonio), ABC beat the other networks' combined delivery in primetime (CBS, NBC and Fox) by 7% in Total Viewers (13.1 million vs. 12.2 million) and by 61% Adults 18-49 (5.0/16 vs. 3.1/10). In fact it was ABC's 2nd straight Sunday to beat its combined competition with NBA Finals coverage among young adults.

· Building week to week in viewers (+20%) and young adults (+6%), ABC earned its most-watched non-"Oscar" Sunday in 2 years - since 06/12/11.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, the first five telecasts of the 2013 "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" specials are up over last year's average by 10% in Total Viewers (3.4 million vs. 3.1 million), generating the annual program's 2nd-biggest audience ever.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 5" (8:00 - 11:00 p.m. E.T.)

Featuring the Miami Heat at the San Antonio Spurs, ABC's 2013 NBA Finals Game 5 was Sunday's dominant No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (16.3 million) and across each of the key Adult demographics: A18-34 (6.3/22), A18-49 (6.3/19) and A25-54 (6.7/18). It was the 5th consecutive broadcast for the 2013 NBA Finals to finish as the No. 1 TV program of the night. San Antonio defeated Miami 114-104 to lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

· Game 5 was the most-watched yet for the 2013 NBA Finals.

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 06/10/13.





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