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[05/20/14 - 07:34 AM]
ABC Is #1 for the 5th Straight Week, Wins May for the 1st Time in 14 Years and Catches NBC for the Season in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period to date.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC Is #1 for the 5th Straight Week, Wins May for the 1st Time in 14 Years and Catches NBC for the Season in Non-Sports Adults 18-49

No. 1 on Each of the Final 5 Weeks of the Season: ABC won the final complete week of the 2013-14 season (w/o 5/12/14) by 20% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up CBS (1.8/6 vs. 1.5/5), finishing No. 1 for the 5th week in a row and continuing its longest winning streak in 7-1/2 years - since a six-week stretch at the start of the 2006-07 season. The Net grew week to week in Total Viewers (+14%) and was up for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+6%), delivering its most-watched non-Oscar week since November and earning a 9-week high in young adults - since w/o 11/18/13 and 3/10/14, respectively.

Wins May Sweep for 1st time Since 2000: With just three nights left to count (25 of 28 nights - through Sunday), ABC leads the 2014 May Sweep in Adults 18-49 by 7% over runner-up CBS and is on track for its first May Sweep victory in 14 years among Adults 18-49 - since 2000.

Catches NBC for the Season in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages: Based on non-sports programming (to account for the inflated averages from sports/Olympics coverage), ABC finished No. 2 for the season in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 tied w/ NBC in rating), beating Fox by 10% (2.0/6) and pacing just 1-tenth out of a tie for first place with CBS (2.3/7). The Net held the No. 1 non-sports position this season with Adults 18-34 (tie), Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 (tie).

Season's Highest-Rated TV Series: ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 entertainment series on broadcast TV this season with Adults 18-49 (more than any other net), delivering 5 of the Top 10 and the No. 1 drama with "Grey's Anatomy:" "Modern Family" - No. 3, "Grey's" - No. 4 (No. 1 drama), "Scandal" - No. 7, "Resurrection" - No. 9, "Once Upon a Time" - No. 10, while "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Bachelor" tied at No. 16.

ABC Wins the May Sweep in Adults 18-49 for the First Time in 14 Years

The Net Wins Each Friday and Sunday in May in Adults 18-49, Hitting a 7-Year May Sweep High on Friday Night

ABC Delivers 7 of the Top 20 Broadcast Series in May with Adults 18-49

2014 May Sweep (4/24-5/19/14 - 26 of 28 Nights - Live + Same Day)

With just two nights left to count heading into tonight's season finale of "Dancing" and the closers for its Wednesday comedies, ABC ranks No. 1 for the 2014 May Sweep in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), leading CBS by 13% (1.5/5), NBC by 21% (1.4/4) and Fox by 31% (1.3/4). ABC also leads the month in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54), while standing as the top-rated broadcaster with Teens 12-17.

· First May Sweep Adult 18-49 Win in 14 Years and Longest Winning Streak in 7-1/2 Years: The Net is on track for its first May Sweep victory in 14 years among Adults 18-49 - since 2000. In fact, ABC has been building competitive momentum since the Winter Olympics concluded in February and has now finished No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for each of the last 5 Nielsen weeks to mark its longest winning streak in 7-1/2 years - since Fall 2006.

· ABC Wins Each Friday and Sunday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Top Friday in 7 Years: ABC took first place on each Friday during the May Sweep in Adults 18-49, building year over year by 14% to its highest number on the night in 7 years - since May 2007. ABC's "Shark Tank" and "20/20" stood as Friday's Top 2 TV shows of the May Sweep. In addition, ABC won all 4 Sundays in Adults 18-49, growing 5% year to year. The Net delivered Sunday's No. 1 broadcast series in May with "Once Upon a Time."

· Highest-Rated Series of the Month: ABC claims 7 of the Top 20 broadcast series during May in Adults 18-49, placing 3 of the Top 10: "Modern Family" - No. 2, "Grey's Anatomy" - No. 6, "DWTS" - No. 10, "Once Upon a Time" - No. 12, while "S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Resurrection" and "Bachelorette" tie at No. 17. In addition, ABC's "DWTS" is May's most-watched unscripted series overall, outdrawing both installments of Fox's "American Idol" and NBC's "The Voice."

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings (4/24-5/19/14).





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· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· RESURRECTION (ABC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)





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