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[04/14/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection" Lead for the 6th Straight Week Over Regular Competition
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[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection" Lead for the 6th Straight Week Over Regular Competition

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49): ABC finished in a near tie for #1 on Sunday with a Masters Golf Tournament overrun-boosted CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.7/5), beating Fox by 23% (1.3/4) and NBC by 78% (0.9/3). Please Note: Overall Adult 18-49 TV usage was down -6% from the prior Sunday (33.9% vs. 36.0%). The Net also earned second in Total Viewers, outdrawing third-place NBC by 2.0 million viewers (6.0 million vs. 4.0 million).

America's Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm - 5.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): During the 7pm hour against the Masters Golf overrun into 60 Minutes on CBS, ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos was a strong second in Total Viewers (5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), beating NBC's Dateline (4.4 million and 0.8/3) and Fox's animated comedies (Bob's Burgers/American Dad = 2.1 million and 0.9/3).

Once Upon a Time (8-9pm - 6.3 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49): Jumping over its lead-in by 58% at 8pm, ABC's Once Upon a Time (1.9/6) ranked #1 against its regular competition for the 6th consecutive week among Adults 18-49. The ABC drama was once again the #1 most social broadcast series on Sunday night with 38,302 tweets.

Resurrection (9-10pm - 7.1 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49): During the 9pm hour, ABC's Resurrection (2.0/5) built on its lead-in to beat its regular broadcast competition for the 6th week in a row in Adults 18-49, doubling NBC's Believe (+100% - 1.0/3), beating CBS by 33% (Amazing Race/The Good Wife = 1.5/4) and outdelivering Fox's Cosmos by 67% (1.2/3). Resurrection paced within 1-tenth of its week-ago Adult 18-49 Fast Affiliate rating and retained 100% in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

· Airing in Sunday's ultra-competitive 9 o'clock hour, ABC's Resurrection continues to see increasing TV playback and, as a result, last week's telecast was up week to week in the Live + 3 Day AD18-49 ratings (after being down 2-tenths in the Live + Same Day numbers). The 4/6/14 telecast shot up by a best-yet +55% from L+SD to L+3 (vs. a +33% increase the prior week). With bigger playback gains, Resurrection's actual Live + 3 Day Adult 18-49 rating was up week to week by 6% in Adults 18-49 (3.4 rating vs. 3.2 rating).

Revenge (10-11pm - 5.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC's Revenge held steady week to week and beat NBC's Crisis by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/3). In addition, the ABC drama was up over the prior week by 25% in Adults 18-34.

Quick Take for Sunday, April 13, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Runs in a Near Tie for No. 1 on Sunday with a Masters-Overrun Boosted CBS

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Takes a Strong Second in the 7pm Hour

"Once Upon a Time" Wins in Adults 18-49 and is Sunday's Most-Social Broadcast

ABC's "Resurrection" Leads for the 6th Straight Week Over its Regular Broadcast Competition at 9pm and Posts Week to Week Growth in Live + 3 Day Adults 18-49

ABC's "Revenge" Jumps 25% Week Over Week Among Adults 18-34

ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.0 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49):

ABC finished in a near tie for No. 1 on Sunday with a Masters Golf Tournament overrun-boosted CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.7/5), beating Fox by 23% (1.3/4) and NBC by 78% (0.9/3). The Net also earned second in Total Viewers, outdrawing third-place NBC by 2.0 million viewers (6.0 million vs. 4.0 million). Please Note: Overall Adult 18-49 TV usage was down -6% from the prior Sunday (33.9% vs. 36.0%).

· ABC's "Resurrection" and "Once Upon a Time" stood as Sunday's Top 2 broadcast dramas in Adults 18-49.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 5.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

During the 7:00 p.m. hour against the Masters Tournament overrun into "60 Minutes" on CBS, ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" was a strong second in Total Viewers (5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), beating NBC's "Dateline" (4.4 million and 0.8/3) and Fox's animated comedies ("Bob's Burgers"/"American Dad" = 2.1 million and 0.9/3).

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 6.3 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):

Jumping over its lead-in by 58% at 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Once Upon a Time" (1.9/6) ranked No. 1 against its regular competition for the 6th consecutive week among Adults 18-49. The ABC drama was once again the No. 1 most social broadcast series on Sunday night with 38,302 tweets.

"Resurrection" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 7.1 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49):

During the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Resurrection" (2.0/5) built on its lead-in to beat its regular broadcast competition by wide margins for the 6th week in a row in Adults 18-49, doubling NBC's "Believe" (+100% - 1.0/3), beating CBS by 33% ("Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" = 1.5/4) and outdelivering Fox's "Cosmos" by 67% (1.2/3). "Resurrection" paced within 1-tenth of its week-ago Adult 18-49 Fast Affiliate rating and retained 100% in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

· Airing in Sunday's ultra-competitive 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Resurrection" continues to see increasing TV playback and, as a result, last week's telecast was up week to week in the Live + 3 Day ratings (after being down 2-tenths in the Live + Same Day numbers). The 4/6/14 telecast shot up by a best-yet +55% from L+SD to L+3 (vs. +33% the prior week). With bigger playback gains, "Resurrection's" actual Live + 3 Day Adult 18-49 rating was up week to week by 6% in Adults 18-49 (3.4 rating vs. 3.2 rating).

"Revenge" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Revenge" held steady week to week and beat NBC's "Crisis" by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/3). In addition, the ABC drama was up over the prior week by 25% in Adults 18-34.

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 49% currently, from 47% at the same point in 2013. 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, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 04/13/14.





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BELIEVE (NBC)
· BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)
· COSMOS - A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (FOX)
· CRISIS (NBC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· RESURRECTION (ABC)
· REVENGE (ABC)









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