or


[09/25/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" and "Black-ish" Open as Wednesday's Top 2 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[via press release from ABC]

The Goldbergs Opens Strong in its New Slot - Black-ish Debuts with Near Perfect Lead-in Retention Out of Modern

Wednesday (9/24/14) - ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections

The Middle: Live + 3 = 8.8 million/2.5 rating and Live + 7 = 9.3 million/2.6 rating

The Goldbergs: Live + 3 = 10.0 million/3.2 rating and Live + 7 = 10.8 million/3.4 rating

Modern Family: Live + 3 = 15.1 million/4.9 rating and Live + 7 = 16.4 million/5.4 rating

Black-ish: Live + 3 = 12.8 million/3.9 rating and Live + 7 = 13.3 million/4.1 rating

Nashville: Live + 3 = 8.2 million/2.1 rating and Live + 7 = 8.9 million/2.2 rating

ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm - 7.9 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49): ABC delivered the Top 2 TV shows on the opening Wednesday of the season in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 with Modern Family (10.9 million and 3.7/11), Black-ish (10.8 million and 3.3/10), respectively. In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its strongest Wednesday since last November - since 11/6/13.

The Middle (8-8:30pm - 7.4 million and 2.1/8 in AD18-49): At 8pm, the season opener of The Middle held even with its 1-hour season finale in May among Adults 18-49 (2.1/8), matching its best number since early February - since 2/5/14.

The Goldbergs (8:30-9pm - 7.0 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49): Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+10%) in its new Wednesday 8:30pm slot, ABC's The Goldbergs was ABC's top-rated comedy premiere in the half-hour in 3 years - since 9/28/11. In its new earlier time period, The Goldbergs scored the series' 2nd-highest numbers ever among viewers and young adults, behind only its year-ago debut coming out of the S.H.I.E.L.D. opener on a Tuesday.

Modern Family (9-9:30pm - 10.9 million and 3.7/11 in AD18-49): Modern Family dominated the 9pm half-hour in Adults 18-49, topping its May finale in viewers (+4% - 10.9 million vs. 10.5 million) and holding even in Adults 18-49 (3.7/11), drawing its largest audience in nearly 1 year and matching its best young adult number since November - since 10/16/13 and 11/13/13, respectively.

Black-ish (9:30-10pm - 10.8 million and 3.3/10 in AD18-49): Dominating the 9:30pm half-hour in Adults 18-49, ABC's Black-ish delivered impressive retention of its Modern Family lead-in (99%/89%), marking the best-ever Total Viewer retention for a regular comedy debut in the slot and best in 5 years in young adults (since 9/23/09). In addition, Black-ish equaled ABC's top-rated Wednesday comedy debut since February 2011 - since 2/9/11. In addition, it was the highest-rated series debut on any network in Adults 18-49 since March with ABC's Resurrection on 3/9/14.

Nashville (10-11pm - 5.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): ABC's most-heavily recorded show on a percentage basis, ABC's Nashville was up from its May finale in Total Viewers (+8% - 5.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4) to its best results since last December (12/4/13).

Quick Take for Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC's "Modern Family" and "Black-ish" Open as Wednesday's Top 2 TV Shows

"The Middle" Premiere Equals Its Top Adult 18-49 Rating Since February

"The Goldbergs" Builds on Its Lead-in in Its New Slot to Post Its 2nd-Best-Ever Results

ABC's "Modern Family" Premiere Draws Its Biggest Audience in Nearly 1 Year

ABC's "Black-ish" Debut Retains Nearly All of Its "Modern Family" Lead-in And Qualifies as the Season's No. 1 New TV Show in Adults 18-49

ABC's "Nashville" Tops Its May Finale with Its Best Numbers Since Last December

Wednesday (9/24/14) - ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:

"The Middle:" Live + 3 = 8.8 million/2.5 rating and Live + 7 = 9.3 million/2.6 rating

"The Goldbergs:" Live + 3 = 10.0 million/3.2 rating and Live + 7 = 10.8 million/3.4 rating

"Modern Family:" Live + 3 = 15.1 million/4.9 rating and Live + 7 = 16.4 million/5.4 rating

"Black-ish:" Live + 3 = 12.8 million/3.9 rating and Live + 7 = 13.3 million/4.1 rating

"Nashville:" Live + 3 = 9.1 million/2.3 rating and Live + 7 = 10.1 million/2.5 rating

ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 7.9 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):

ABC delivered the Top 2 TV shows on the opening Wednesday of the season in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 with "Modern Family" (10.9 million and 3.7/11) and "Black-ish" (10.8 million and 3.3/10), respectively.

· In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its strongest Wednesday since last November - since 11/6/13.

"The Middle" (8:00-8:30 p.m. - 7.4 million and 2.1/8 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., the season opener of "The Middle" held even with its 1-hour season finale in May among Adults 18-49 (2.1/8), matching its best number since early February - since 2/5/14.

"The Goldbergs" (8:30-9:00 p.m. - 7.0 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49):

Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+10%) in its new Wednesday 8:30 p.m. slot, "The Goldbergs" was ABC's top-rated comedy premiere in the half-hour in 3 years - since 9/28/11. In its new earlier time period, "The Goldbergs" scored the series' 2nd-highest-ever numbers among viewers and young adults, behind only its year-ago debut coming out of the "S.H.I.E.L.D." opener on a Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m. - 10.9 million and 3.7/11 in AD18-49):

"Modern Family" shot to the top of the 9:00 p.m. half-hour in Adults 18-49, outdrawing its May finale in Total Viewers (+4% - 10.9 million vs. 10.5 million) and holding even in Adults 18-49 (3.7/11), drawing its largest audience in nearly 1 year and matching its best young adult number since November - since 10/16/13 and 11/13/13, respectively.

"Black-ish" (9:30-10:00 p.m. - 10.8 million and 3.3/10 in AD18-49):

Dominating the 9:30 p.m. half-hour in Adults 18-49 (3.3/10), ABC's "Black-ish" delivered impressive retention of its "Modern Family" lead-in (99%/89%), marking the best-ever Total Viewer retention for a regular comedy debut in the slot and best in 5 years in young adults (since 9/23/09). In addition, "Black-ish" equaled ABC's top-rated Wednesday comedy debut since February 2011 - since 2/9/11. In addition, it was the highest-rated series debut on any network in Adults 18-49 since March with ABC's "Resurrection" on 3/9/14.

"Nashville" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):

ABC's most-heavily-recorded show on a percentage basis, ABC's "Nashville" was up from its May finale in Total Viewers (+8% - 5.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4) to its best results since last December - since 12/4/13.

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.

Projections Rationale:

Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2013-14 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).

Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).

New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 09/24/14.





  [september 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· RESURRECTION (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/14/21 - 03:28 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Season-Opening MegaCast: 15.3 Million Viewers, Delivering "MNF's" Most-Watched Week 1 Game Since 2013
"Monday Night Football" also helped ESPN and ABC become the most-watched networks (broadcast and cable) in prime time among households, viewers and the same key male and people demos.

[09/14/21 - 02:14 PM]
US Open Viewership Up 33% in Prime Time, 13% Overall
Coverage totaled 153 hours across ESPN and ESPN2, an increase of 15% over the 133 that had been scheduled.

[09/14/21 - 09:46 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Delivers Massive Week 1 Audience
The combined average viewership for Sunday's doubleheader windows totaled 33.472 million viewers.

[09/10/21 - 12:39 PM]
Cowboys-Buccaneers on NBC and Peacock Is Most-Watched NFL Kickoff Game Since 2015 with Total Audience Delivery of 26 Million Viewers
With an average of approximately 24.4 million viewers on NBC, the NFL Kickoff Game is television's most-watched show since Super Bowl LV in February.

[09/08/21 - 01:40 PM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" and "Sunday Kickoff" Are Two Most-Watched Games of the Week, Multi-Year Viewership Highs in Week 1 as ESPN Platforms Welcome CFB Viewers Home
College football fans flocked to ESPN networks over the six-day stretch, including on the first full CFB Saturday of the season.

[09/07/21 - 08:41 AM]
"Renovation Island" Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings
HGTV's breakout hit attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/25/21 - 03:11 PM]
BET Continues Its Winning Ratings Streak with Over 2.6 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Season Three and "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition" Last Wednesday Night
BET and Tyler Perry now have the top three scripted series on cable this season with African Americans 18-49.

[08/24/21 - 02:59 PM]
"Paw Patrol: The Movie" Proves Its Pedigree with Fans
The film, which premiered on the service the same day it hit theaters on August 20, ranked as one of the service's most-watched originals.

[08/24/21 - 01:38 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Latest "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" Premiere Boosts Network to Be #1 in the Sunday 9P-11P Time Slot and #2 Most-Watched in Total Day
"Honeymoon, Honeymurder" - the 17th world premiere of the series - averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.6 million Homes, 88,000 Women 25-54, and reached over 2.2 million Total Viewers.

[08/20/21 - 10:14 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Season Finale Is Week's No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/20/21 - 08:54 AM]
"Battle on the Beach" Is a Strong First Season Ratings Winner for HGTV
HGTV's beach house renovation competition series, watched by more than 13 million viewers, averaged a .64 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .78 L3 rating among W25-54.

[08/16/21 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Season Finale Is Summer's No. 1 Entertainment Telecast
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, August 9.

[08/16/21 - 06:47 AM]
BET Delivers Triple-Digit Viewrship Growth, Up +104% Versus a Year Ago with the 36th Annual "Stellar Gospel Music Awards" Presented by AT&T Dream in Black
The "Stellar Awards" was the #1 program for the night on all TV for Black viewers P2+ excluding sports with, 867 K Total Viewers during premiere night (Live+3, simulcast across BET and BET Her on 8/1/21).

[08/12/21 - 06:16 AM]
"Going from Broke" Exceeds 5 Million Views on Crackle Since Launch of Season 2
"We are excited that Going From Broke season 2 continues to delight our viewers," said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. "The reaction is gratifying and shows the importance of the spotlight we have put on the problem of student loan debt."

[08/09/21 - 03:01 PM]
NBC's Tokyo Olympics Presentation - The Largest Media Event Ever - Delivers Massive Audiences & Dominates Media Landscape
Said coverage had a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 15.5 million primetime viewers, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.