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[10/26/13 - 08:56 AM]
"Shark Tank" Earns Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and "20/20" Draws Its Biggest Audience in 1-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 25.

[via press release from ABC]

"Shark Tank" Earns Most-Watched-Ever Telecast and "20/20" Draws Its Biggest Audience in 1-1/2 Years

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.1 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): With repeat comedies from 8-9pm, Shark Tank and 20/20, ABC took second on Friday night (1.4/5), tying CBS' all-original line up (1.4/5) and beating Fox by 27% (1.1/4). The Net also took second on the night in Total Viewers, outdrawing NBC's premiere lineup by 5% (6.1 million vs. 5.8 million).

· ABC's Shark Tank equaled a season high and was Friday's #1 TV series for the 6th week running in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7), outdelivering NBC's season premiere of Grimm by 11% (1.8/6) and the series debut of Dracula by 11% (1.8/6).

· With its most-watched telecast since March 2012 and hitting a season high in the key news demo, ABC's 20/20 stood as the night's #1 newsmagazine, outdelivering NBC's Dateline by double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+10%- 6.7 million vs. 6.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+15% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/5) and Adults 25-54 (+17% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.8/6).

Shark Tank (9-10pm - 7.3 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49): Nearly tripling its repeat The Neighbors lead-in at 9pm in Adults 18-49 (+186%), ABC's Shark Tank won its hour by double-digit margins over NBC's premiere of Grimm (+11% - 1.8/6) and CBS' Hawaii Five-0 (+43% - 1.4/5). The ABC unscripted series drew its biggest audience ever for a regular telecast and matched a season best in Adults 18-49. Shark Tank is up over the same night last year by 7% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (6.8 million and 1.8/6 on 10/26/12).

20/20 (10-11pm - 6.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC's 20/20 shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+46% - 6.7 million vs. 4.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4) and Adults 25-54 (+31% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.6/4). The ABC newsmagazine drew its biggest audience in over 1-1/2 years (since 3/30/12) and hit a season high with Adults 25-54.





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