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[07/22/14 - 09:56 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most with Its 4th Straight Week of Year-to-Year Viewership Gains
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Rating Report for the Week of July 14, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC is Up the Most with its 4th Straight Week of Year-to-Year Viewership Gains

"The Bachelorette" Continues to Win its 2-Hour Time Period in Total Viewers

ABC's "Mistresses" Builds Over the Prior Week by 11% in Adults 18-49

"Extreme Weight Loss" Posts its Most-Watched Telecast in 6 Weeks

"Celebrity Wife Swap" Beats NBC's "Night Shift" Finale by 14% in Adults 18-34 And Ties as the No. 1 Show on the Major Nets in its 10pm Hour in Adults 18-49

"Rookie Blue" Draws its Biggest Overall Audience Since its Season Premiere

"NY Med" Wins its 10pm Hour in Total Viewers for the 4th Straight Week

The Network is No. 1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 with "20/20" Ranking as the Night's Top-Rated TV Program at a 6-Week High

"Wipeout" Spikes 71% in Teens 12-17 to its Highest Rating in Nearly 2 Years

ABC's "Rising Star" Improves its Hour by 33% Year to Year in Total Viewers

Week No. 43

During the week of July 14, 2014, ABC's "The Bachelorette" finished among the Top 10 most-watched TV programs overall (No. 8) and was the No. 7 broadcast series in Adults 18-49. The Net's "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine for the 2nd week in a row in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

· ABC grew year to year for the 4th straight week by double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+11% - 4.1 million vs. 3.7 million on w/o 7/15/13) and was up the most among the broadcasters.

Monday

ABC took second place among the broadcast networks on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), behind Fox with its line-up that included the season finale of "24: Live Another Day." ABC led the night in key Women (W18-49/W25-54). ABC's "The Bachelorette" was Monday's No. 1 broadcast show in Adults 18-34 and all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 6.9 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelorette" was the most-watched show (6.9 million) in its 2-hour Monday time period for the 7th consecutive telecast.

· "The Bachelorette" was the No. 1 most-social broadcast series (120,599 tweets) on Monday night for the 5th week in a row, surging +34% week to week.

"Mistresses" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 3.7 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Mistresses" was up week to week by 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3) and held steady in Total Viewers (3.7 million). The ABC drama was up year to year in Total Viewers (+6% - 3.5 million on 7/15/13).

Tuesday

"Extreme Weight Loss" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 3.7 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" grew its overall audience week to week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.5 million) to turn in its most-watched telecast in 6 weeks (since 6/3/14) and was up over its year-ago telecast by 6% (3.5 million on 7/16/13).

"Celebrity Wife Swap" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.6 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" (1.1/3) tied NBC's "Night Shift" season finale (1.1/4) among Adults 18-49 and beat the NBC drama by 14% in Adults 18-34 (0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3).

· "Celebrity Wife Swap" grew for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+9% - 3.6 million vs. 3.3 million) and was up 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3 vs. 1.0/3), hitting 3-week highs in both Nielsen measures - since 6/24/14.

Thursday

"Rookie Blue" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 5.4 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Rookie Blue" (5.4 million) took a strong second to CBS' "Big Brother" in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox's "Gang Related" (2.6 million) by 2.8 million viewers and NBC's comedies ("Welcome to Sweden"/"Working the Engles" = 2.4 million) by 3.0 million.

· "Rookie Blue" grew its overall audience from the prior week in Total Viewers (+6%) to post its most-watched telecast since its season premiere 4 weeks ago (since 6/19/14) and was up over its year-ago telecast (+4% - 5.2 million on 7/18/13).

"NY Med" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "NY Med" was the most-watched TV show for the 4th week in a row (5.3 million), beating its summer competition on NBC by 2.1 million Total Viewers ("Last Comic Standing" = 3.2 million).

Friday

With a repeat "Shark Tank," leading into originals of "What Would You Do?" and "20/20," ABC ranked as Friday's No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4-tie), beating NBC's all-original line-up by 10% (1.0/4).

· ABC's "20/20" was Friday's No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) and, for the 2nd straight week, in Adults 25-54 (1.9/6). In addition, "20/20" was the night's highest-rated newsmagazine in both key Adult demos (AD18-49/AD25-54), beating NBC's "Dateline" (8:00-10:00 p.m.). "20/20" unraveled the horrific mystery and murder of sixteen-year-old Skylar Neese, who disappeared from her home one summer night and was stabbed to death by her two best friends.

· In the 10 o'clock hour, "20/20" ranked as the No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row and in Adults 25-54 for the 5th consecutive week, beating NBC's "Crossbones" by triple digits (+180% and +138%, respectively).

· "20/20" grew week to week by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.3/5) and 6% in Adults 25-54 (1.9/6 vs. 1.8/6) to match 6-week highs - since 6/6/14.

· "20/20" was up over its year-ago telecast (on 7/19/13) by enormous double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+46% - 6.0 million vs. 4.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+40% - 1.4/5 vs. 1.0/4) and Adults 25-54 (+36% - 1.9/6 vs. 1.4/4).

Sunday

With a repeat "AFV" at 7:00 p.m., originals of "Wipeout" at 8:00 p.m. and "Rising Star" at 9:00 p.m. and a repeat "Castle" at 10:00 p.m., ABC (4.2 million) finished as the 2nd-most-watched network on Sunday to CBS' all-original lineup.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 5.0 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):

At 7:00 p.m., ABC's encore "America's Funniest Home Videos" took second in Total Viewers (5.0 million) and was No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.1 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Wipeout" took second to CBS' "Big Brother" among Total Viewers and improved its hour year to year by 37% (4.1 million vs. 3.0 million for an original "Celebrity Wife Swap" on 7/21/13). In addition, the show shot up 71% in Teens 12-17 to its best rating in nearly 2 years - since 8/23/12.

"Rising Star" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.0 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., ABC's "Rising Star" took 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers (4.0 million). "Rising Star" boosted its slot over original programming on the year-ago night by 33% (3.0 million for "Whodunnit?" on 7/21/13).

"Castle" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.7 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):

At 10:00 p.m., ABC's repeat "Castle" tied CBS' original "Reckless" in Adults 18-49 (0.6/2).

WEEK NO. 43: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1 FOX 1.4 No.1 CBS 5,360,000
No.2 CBS 1.1 No.2 FOX 4,520,000
No.2 NBC 1.1 No.3 NBC 4,500,000
No.4 ABC 0.9 No.4 ABC 4,080,000
No.5 CW 0.2 No.5 CW 660,000 -->

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 07/14/14.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BET ON YOUR BABY (ABC)
· BLACK BOX (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· MOTIVE (ABC)
· NIGHTLINE PRIME (ABC)
· NY MED (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· RISING STAR (ABC)
· ROOKIE BLUE (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)











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