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[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number

ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm - 4.3 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49): ABC (4.3 million) was the 2nd-most-watched network on Thursday to CBS, leading NBC by 1.1 million viewers (3.2 million) and Fox by 2.3 million viewers (2.0 million).

The Quest (8-9pm - 2.8 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49): At 8pm, the series debut of The Quest tied ABC's highest non-sports Adults 18-49 rating in the hour this summer (0.7/3).

Rookie Blue (9-10pm - 4.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49): Returning after the prior week's preemption, ABC's Rookie Blue (4.5 million) built on its lead-in at 9pm to take a strong second in the hour to CBS' Big Brother in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox's Gang Related (2.3 million) by 2.2 million viewers and NBC's comedies (Welcome to Sweden/Working the Engles = 2.2 million) by 2.3 million. In addition, Rookie Blue beat out its drama competition on Fox in the hour (Gang Related) by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2). The ABC drama held even with its most recent telecast in Adults 18-49.

NY Med (10-11pm - 5.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 10pm, ABC's NY Med was the most-watched TV show in the time period for the 6th consecutive week (5.5 million), topping its summer competition on NBC by 2.2 million viewers (Last Comic Standing = 3.3 million). NY Med was up 6% week to week in Total Viewers, drawing a best-since-premiere number 5 weeks ago - since 6/26/14. In addition, NY Med hit a new season high in Adults 18-34.

Quick Take for Thursday, July 31, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

"The Quest" Debut Ties a Summertime High for ABC in its Slot in Adults 18-49

"Rookie Blue" Returns with a Strong 2nd-Place Finish to "Big Brother" at 9pm

ABC's "NY Med" is the Top Draw in its 10pm Slot for the 6th Week in a Row, Growing Week to Week to Earn a Best-Since-Premiere Total Viewer Number

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.3 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):

ABC (4.3 million) was the 2nd-most-watched network on Thursday to CBS, leading NBC by 1.1 million viewers (3.2 million) and Fox by 2.3 million viewers (2.0 million).

"The Quest" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 2.8 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., the series debut of "The Quest" tied ABC's highest non-sports Adults 18-49 rating in the hour this summer (0.7/3).

"Rookie Blue" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Returning after the prior week's preemption, ABC's "Rookie Blue" (4.5 million) built on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. to take a strong second in the hour to CBS' "Big Brother" in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox's "Gang Related" (2.3 million) by 2.2 million viewers and NBC's comedies ("Welcome to Sweden"/"Working the Engles" = 2.2 million) by 2.3 million viewers. In addition, "Rookie Blue" beat out its drama competition on Fox in the hour ("Gang Related") by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2). The ABC drama held even with its most recent telecast in Adults 18-49.

"NY Med" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m., ABC's "NY Med" was the most-watched TV show in the time period for the 6th consecutive week (5.5 million), topping its summer competition on NBC by 2.2 million viewers ("Last Comic Standing" = 3.3 million).

· "NY Med" was up 6% week to week in Total Viewers, drawing a best-since-premiere number 5 weeks ago - since 6/26/14. In addition, "NY Med" hit a new season high in Adults 18-34.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 07/31/14.





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· GANG RELATED (FOX)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· NY MED (ABC)
· QUEST, THE (ABC)
· ROOKIE BLUE (ABC)
· WELCOME TO SWEDEN (NBC)
· WORKING THE ENGELS (NBC)











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