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[04/29/14 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Wins 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 with 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 21, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 with 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows

ABC is Monday's Most-Watched TV Network for the 2nd Week in a Row

"DWTS" is Up Year to Year for 4 Straight Weeks in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's "Castle" Equals its Best Adults 18-49 Performance Since Early February

ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Builds to its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 3 Months

ABC's 8-10pm Comedy Block Beats Fox's "Idol" Head to Head in Adults 18-49, As "Modern Family" is Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show for its 6th Straight Original

"The Middle" Beats "Survivor" and "Idol" for No. 1 in its Slot with Adults 18-34

"Suburgatory" Equals Season-Best Adult 18-49 Retention Out of "The Middle"

"Mixology" Surges by 25% Week Over Week Among Adults 18-49

"Grey's" Nearly Quadruples its Lead-in to Rank No. 1 in its Slot in Adults 18-49

"Black Box" is ABC's Top 10pm Drama Debut Since "Nashville" in October 2012

ABC Takes the First Friday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49, With "Shark Tank" Up 6% to Rank as the Night's the No. 1 TV Show

"Last Man Standing" Season Finale Wins its Slot in Adults 18-49, Leading For the 4th Straight Week and Surging 17% to Equal a 12-Week High

ABC Wins the First Sunday of the May Sweep and is the Only Net Up in Adults 18-49

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Jumps 23% to Tie a Season High in Adults 18-49

"Once Upon a Time" Hits a 6-Week in Viewers and a 3-Week High in Adults 18-49

"Resurrection" Returns to Dominate its Broadcast Competition with Young Adults

"Revenge" Tops its Hour and Improves its Slot by 86% Year to Year in Adults 18-49

Week No. 31

ABC won its 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (w/o 4/21/14 = 1.5/5), marking its first back-to-back victories during the course of a season (Sept-May) in 4-1/2 years - since the weeks of 11/9/09 and 11/16/09. In fact, the Net has ranked No. 1 on 4 of last 9 weeks in the key young adult sales demo, and on average since the conclusion of the Winter Olympics ABC is the No. 1 TV network (Most Current data for 2/24-4/27/14): ABC (2.3/7), CBS (2.2/7), NBC (2.0/6) and Fox (1.7/5).

Rankings: The Net claimed 7 of the Top 20 TV shows in Adults 18-49: "Modern Family" - No. 3, "Grey's Anatomy" - No. 9, "DWTS" and "Once Upon a Time" tied at No. 11, while "S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Middle" and "Resurrection" tied at No. 19. ABC's "DWTS" was once again the week's No. 2 TV show in Total Viewers, behind only "NCIS." In fact for the 6th week in a row, "Dancing" was TV's most-watched unscripted series overall and outdelivered both editions of "American Idol" in Adults 18-49. ABC's "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine for the 2nd consecutive week in Adults 18-49.

Monday

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC was Monday's most-watched TV network, beating runner-up NBC by 13% (12.7 million vs. 11.2 million). The Net once again earned 2nd place on the night in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6), outdelivering CBS by 31% (1.6/5) and Fox's all-original drama lineup by 50% (1.4/4). "DWTS" was the night's most-watched TV program overall.

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 14.1 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" finished as Monday's most-watched TV series for the 6th week running, outdrawing NBC's "The Voice" in head-to-head competition by 2.9 million viewers (14.1 million vs. 11.2 million). Continuing to close ground with young adults, "Dancing" delivered its most competitive Adult 18-49 finish this season with "The Voice," pulling within 8-tenths of a rating point (vs. a 1.1 rating point difference the prior week). In fact, "Dancing" took 2nd in its 2-hour time slot over CBS and Fox across all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17, while tying The Voice in Kids 2-11.

· In addition, "DWTS" was up over the same night last year (13.8 million and 2.1/6 on 4/21/13) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), marking its 4th consecutive week of year-to-year increases on both measures.

"Castle" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 9.8 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Castle" held steady with its last original (on 3/24/14) in Adults 18-49, equaling its best number in almost 3 months - since 2/3/14.

Tuesday

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8:00-9:01 p.m. - 6.0 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):

During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) and ranked as the night's No. 1 scripted show (tie), holding steady with its last original telecast in the slot two weeks ago. In addition, the ABC drama was up 11% in Total Viewers over its last original in the hour (6.0 million vs. 5.4 million on 4/8/14), marking its most-watched telecast in nearly 3 months - since 2/4/14.

· "S.H.I.E.L.D." ranked No. 1 in its slot with Men 18-49 (tie) and Men 25-54, while finishing as the top-rated scripted series in its hour in Men 18-34 for its 19th-straight original telecast. The ABC freshman series is Tuesday's No. 1 TV show this season with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49.

· "S.H.I.E.L.D." improved its hour by 73% for ABC year to year in Adults 18-49, from the year-ago night with original programming (1.9/6 vs. 1.1/3 for "Splash" on 4/23/13).

"The Goldbergs" (9:01-9:31 p.m. - 3.1 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

During the 9:00 p.m. half-hour, ABC's repeat "The Goldbergs" beat Fox's repeat "New Girl" by 1.7 million viewers (3.1 million vs. 1.4 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.6/2).

"Trophy Wife" (9:31-10:00 p.m. - 2.2 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):

During the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC's repeat "Trophy Wife" attracted a larger audience than Fox's original "The Mindy Project" (+5% - 2.2 million vs. 2.1 million).

"Celebrity Wife Swap" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.1 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Despite having a lower lead-in this week at 10:00 p.m. (last week aired out of an original "S.H.I.E.L.D."), "Celebrity Wife Swap" paced within 1-tenth of its week-ago premiere in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 1.0/3). The ABC unscripted series grew 17% from its premiere in Adults 18-34.

Thursday

With its comedy block returning to all-originals for the first time in 3 weeks (since 4/2/14) and a "Nashville" special, ABC earned 2nd place on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5) and delivered the night's highest-rated TV show with "Modern Family." In fact, ABC's 2-hour comedy block beat "American Idol" by 5% to rank No. 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.1/7) and led by 15% in Adults 18-34 (1.5/6 vs. 1.3/5).

· "Modern Family" was Wednesday's No. 1 TV show for its 6th straight first-run broadcast in Adults 18-49 (3.5/10), outdelivering runner-up CBS' "Survivor" by 52% (2.3/7) and Fox's "American Idol" by a best-ever 67% (2.1/7). Also ranking as the most-watched show overall on the night, the ABC comedy topped "Idol" in Total Viewers for its 3rd consecutive original (+7% - 9.6 million vs. 9.0 million).

"The Middle" (8:00-8:30 p.m. - 7.2 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m. against CBS' "Survivor" and Fox's "Idol," ABC's "The Middle" wins with Adults 18-34 (1.2/5) and key Women: W18-34 (1.7/6) and W18-49 (2.5/8).

"Suburgatory" (8:30-9:00 p.m. - 5.4 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):

At 8:30 p.m., "Suburgatory" matched season-best lead-in retention coming out of "The Middle" in Adults 18-49 (89% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.9/7).

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:31 p.m. - 9.6 million and 3.5/10 in AD18-49):

More than doubling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+106%), ABC's "Modern Family" dominated its half-hour by 59% over runner-up Fox's "American Idol" (3.5/10 vs. 2.2/6). "Modern Family" was up over its last original in Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), equaling its 2nd-highest young adult rating since November - since 11/13/13.

"Mixology" (9:31-10:00 p.m. - 4.3 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC's "Mixology" surged 25% week to week among Adults 18-49 (1.5/4 vs. 1.2/3).

"Nashville: On the Record" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.3 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, the "Nashville: On the Record" special made ABC the No. 2 most-watched network in the hour (4.3 million) and beat its CBS and NBC competition with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

Thursday

With an encore of "JKL: Behind the Scandalabra," "Grey's Anatomy" and the debut of "Black Box," ABC finished No. 2 on Thursday in Total Viewers (5.9 million) and won the night in Women 18-34 for the 9th straight week (1.8/6).

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 2.8 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):

During the 8:00 p.m. hour against all-original competition on CBS ("Big Bang Theory"/"The Millers"), NBC ("Parks & Rec" finale) and Fox ("Hell's Kitchen"), ABC's encore of "JKL: Behind the Scandalabra" drew an average audience of 2.8 million viewers on top of the 4.0 million viewers that tuned into the show's original airing last Thursday (on 4/17/14 at 11:35 p.m.), which was its most-watched-ever late-night telecast during its more than 11-year history.

· From 8:00-9:00 p.m., the replay "JKL" attracted a larger audience than NBC's 1-hour season finale of "Parks & Rec" (2.8 million vs. 2.7 million).

"Grey's Anatomy" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 8.0 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49):

Nearly quadrupling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+283%), ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (2.3/7-tied w/ CBS) jumped up to the No. 1 position in its hour, beating Fox with "American Idol" and "Surviving Jack" by 64% (1.4/4) and NBC's "SNL" special by 130% (1.0/3). The ABC drama also won the hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). The ABC drama was Thursday's No. 1 most social broadcast series with 46,979 tweets.

· In its 10th season, "Grey's Anatomy" is up over the same point last year in both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), delivering its best results in 4 and 3 years, respectively - since the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

"Black Box" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.9 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Black Box" nearly tied CBS' "Elementary" for No. 1 among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.6/5), while leading in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). In addition, "Black Box" outperformed NBC's week-ago season finale of "Parenthood" (4.0 million and 1.3/4 on 4/17/14) in the same hour by 2.9 million viewers and by 15% in Adults 18-49.

· "Black Box" was up substantially over ABC's most recent debut in the slot, improving over "The Assets" (3.8 million and 0.7/2 on 1/2/14) by 82% Total Viewers and by 114% in Adults 18-49.

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tied w/"Betrayal"), "Black Box" is ABC's top 10:00 p.m. drama debut on any night since "Nashville" in October 2012 and its best non-Fall opener since "Scandal" in April 2012 - since 10/10/12 and 4/5/12, respectively.

Friday

ABC won the first Friday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49, ranking No. 1 on the night for the 4th consecutive week (1.5/5) and finishing as the No. 1 broadcaster in 5 of 6 half-hours of prime. ABC's "Shark Tank" was Friday's No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49, while "Last Man Standing" and "20/20" tied as the night's No. 2 TV series. "20/20" once again ranked as Friday's No. 1 newsmagazine in key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54).

· The Network was up over the same night last May Sweep by 1.8 million viewers (6.2 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4).

"Last Man Standing" (8:00-8:31 p.m. - 6.1 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's season finale of "Last Man Standing" was up 17% in Adults 18-49 to match a 12-week high (since 1/31/14) and won its half-hour for the 4th straight week.

"Shark Tank" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 7.1 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):

Shooting up over its lead-in by 80% at 9:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (over a repeat "Last Man Standing"), ABC's "Shark Tank" (1.8/6) dominated its hour, leading CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" by 38% (1.3/4), NBC's "Grimm" by 50% (1.2/4) and Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" by 50% (1.2/4). "Shark Tank" was up 6% from the prior week among Adults 18-49.

· Growing by double digits year to year in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 18-49 (+10%) and Adults 18-34 (+13%), "Shark Tank" is delivering its best-ever season with its 3rd consecutive year of young adult gains.

"20/20" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 5.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):

At 10:00 p.m., ABC's "20/20" ranked as the No. 1 non-sports program in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5-tie), marking its 9th week in a row as the No. 1 regular program in its time period.

· Up season to date in Total Viewers (+21%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%), "20/20" is generating its most-watched season overall in 4 years - since the 2009-10 season.

Sunday

ABC won the first Sunday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5), finishing as the No. 1 broadcaster in each hour of the evening. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" stood as Sunday's No. 1 broadcast series in Adults 18-49, while "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection" continued to rank as Sunday's Top 2 broadcast dramas.

· ABC was the only broadcaster up from the year-ago May Sweep Sunday in young adults (5.8 million and 1.5/4 on 4/28/13), gaining 17% in Total Viewers and 20% in Adults 18-49. In fact, all 3 of ABC's Sunday dramas improved their time periods year to year in Adults 18-49.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 6.8 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):

During the 7 o'clock hour, ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6). The ABC video clip show was up over its last original in Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+23%), equaling a season high with young adults.

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 7.3 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in by 38% at 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Once Upon a Time" won its hour by 16% over runner-up CBS' "The Amazing Race" (2.2/6 vs. 1.9/6), beating its regular time-period competition for the 8th week in a row. The ABC drama was once again the No. 1 most social broadcast series on Sunday night with 41,416 tweets, up 20% from the prior week.

· "Once Upon a Time" was up week to week by 24% in Total Viewers and by 29% in Adults 18-49, drawing its biggest audience in 6 weeks and a 3-week high in young adults - since 3/16/14 and 4/6/14, respectively. In addition, the ABC drama was up over its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (+10%).

"Resurrection" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 7.8 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):

Returning after the prior week's pre-emption at 9:00 p.m., ABC's "Resurrection" dominated its regular broadcast competition in the hour for its 7th consecutive telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), outdelivering Fox's "Cosmos" by 36% (1.4/4), CBS' "The Good Wife" by 46% (1.3/3) and NBC's "Believe" by 90% (1.0/3). The new show was up over its most recent telecast 2 weeks ago in Total Viewers (+4%).

· "Resurrection" improved its hour for ABC from the year-ago night (6.0 million and 1.7/5 on 4/28/13) by 1.8 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49.

"Revenge" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 5.2 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Revenge" returned to rank as the No. 1 series in its slot among Adults 18-49 (1.3/4), beating CBS' "The Mentalist" by 8% (1.2/3) and NBC's "Crisis" by 30% (1.0/3).

· "Revenge" boosted its hour over the same night last year by 49% in Total Viewers (5.2 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 86% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 0.7/2).

WEEK NO. 30: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1 ABC 1.5 No.1 CBS 7,960,000
No.2 CBS 1.4 No.2 ABC 6,390,000
No.2 FOX 1.4 No.3 NBC 5,390,000
No.4 NBC 1.3 No.4 FOX 4,770,000
No.5 CW 0.5 No.5 CW 1,470,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 04/21/14. Nielsen Social, total tweets, as dated.





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· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
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· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MIXOLOGY (ABC)
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· NASHVILLE (ABC)
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· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· RESURRECTION (ABC)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
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