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[12/09/13 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Hits a Season High and "Once Upon a Time" Grows to 5-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 8.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Hits a Season High and "Once Upon a Time" Grows to 5-Week Highs

America's Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm - 7.0 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49): In the 7 o'clock hour opposite Fox's big NFL overrun (San Francisco-Seattle), America's Funniest Home Videos was up week to week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+25%), drawing its 2nd-biggest audience this season and hitting a new season-high with young adults.

Once Upon a Time (8-9pm - 6.9 million and 2.2/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC's Once Upon a Time built on its lead-in by 47% in Adult 18-49 to beat out the opening hour of CBS' 2-hour Amazing Race finale (2.2/5 vs. 2.1/5). Once Upon a Time was up week to week in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+16%), earning 5-week highs on both measures - since 11/3/13.

Revenge (9-10pm - 6.0 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49): On its first broadcast in 3 weeks, ABC's Revenge grew its overall audience for its 2nd straight telecast (+3%) and held steady with its most recent airing in Adults 18-49.

Quick Take for Sunday, December 8, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Surges to a New Season High in Adults 18-49

Hitting a 5-Week High, "Once Upon a Time" Beats CBS' "Amazing Race" Finale

"Revenge" Returns After 3 Weeks with its 2nd Straight Telecast of Audience Growth

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 7.0 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

In the 7 o'clock hour opposite Fox's big NFL overrun (San Francisco-Seattle), "America's Funniest Home Videos" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+25%), drawing its 2nd-biggest audience this season and hitting a new season-high with young adults.

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 6.9 million and 2.2/5 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Once Upon a Time" built on its lead-in by 47% in Adult 18-49 to beat out the opening hour of CBS' 2-hour "Amazing Race" finale (2.2/5 vs. 2.1/5). The ABC drama was once again Sunday's most social broadcast series with 45,492 tweets.

· "Once Upon a Time" was up week to week in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+16%), earning 5-week highs on both measures - since 11/3/13.

"Revenge" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 6.0 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

On its first broadcast in 3 weeks, ABC's "Revenge" grew its overall audience for its 2nd straight telecast (+3%) and held steady with its most recent airing in Adults 18-49.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 46% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 12/08/13.





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· REVENGE (ABC)









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