[10/14/14 - 01:05 PM]
ABC Airs 5 of the Week's Top 10 Broadcast Entertainment Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Rating Report for the Week of October 6, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Finishes No. 1 in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Averages, Delivering 5 of the Week's Top 10 Entertainment Broadcast Programs

"DWTS" Runs in a Near Tie with NBC's "The Voice" on Monday in Viewers

ABC's "Castle" Beats CBS' "NCIS: LA" for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

ABC's "Selfie" and "Manhattan Love Story" Rank as Tuesday's Top Comedies

"The Goldbergs" Continues to Build on its Lead-in and Improve its Slot for ABC

ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show for the 3rd Week in a Row

With Improved Lead-in Retention, "black-ish" Boosts its Slot by 12% Year to Year

ABC is Up Year to Year for the 3rd Straight Thursday with the Night's Top 3 Series

"Grey's" Dominates its Non-Sports Competition at 8pm and Improves its Hour

At 9pm, ABC's "Scandal" More than Doubles its NBC and Fox Competition

At 10pm, "How to Get Away With Murder" Towers Over its Drama Competition

ABC Dominates its 3rd Consecutive Friday this Season Among Adults 18-49 with "Shark Tank" as the No. 1 TV Show

"Cristela" Opens as the First Comedy Telecast to Build on "Last Man Standing" in Adults 18-49 in Nearly 2 Years and as the Season's No. 2 New Comedy in Viewers

"Shark Tank" Hits New Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's Sunday Grows Year to Year for the 3rd Consecutive Week this Season

ABC's 25th Season of "America's Funniest Home Videos" Premieres Up

"Once Upon a Time" Marks its 3rd Straight Week of Year-Over-Year Gains

"Resurrection" Once Again Beats CBS' "The Good Wife" by 15% in Adults 18-49

"Revenge" Boosts its Sunday 10pm Time Slot Year to Year by 50% in Adults 18-49

ABC Adult 18-49 Weekly Ratings Projections (w/o 10/06/14)

ABC's weekly Adult 18-49 average is projected to rise 30% to a 2.4 rating in Live + 3 Day and grow 38% to a 2.5 rating in Live + 7 Day.

Week No. 03 (Live + Same Day)

ABC ranked No. 1 during Week 3 of the season (w/o 10/06/14) in Nielsen's non-sports Adult 18-49 averages (1.9/6), outpacing NBC by 12% (1.7/5), CBS by 12% (1.7/5) and Fox by 36% (1.4/4). The Net aired 5 of the Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs (more than any other net), including the No. 1 freshman series ("How to Get Away with Murder"), the No. 1 freshman comedy ("black-ish") and the Top 3 dramas ("HTGAWM," "Scandal" and "Once Upon a Time"): "Modern Family" - No. 3, "How to Get Away with Murder" - No. 5, "Scandal" - No. 6, "black-ish" - No. 8 and "Once Upon a Time" - No. 9.

· ABC was up over the same week last year in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 7.0 million) and held steady among Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.8/5).


"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 12.3 million and 1.8 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC's "Dancing" ran in a near tie with NBC's "The Voice" in Total Viewers (12.3 million vs. 12.6 million).

"Castle" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 9.6 million and 1.9 in AD18-49):

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Castle" beat out CBS' "NCIS: LA" for the 2nd straight week, leading by 10% in viewers (9.6 million vs. 8.7 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.7).

· "Castle" held even with its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 on 10/7/13).


"Selfie"/"Manhattan Love Story" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 3.4 million and 1.0 in AD18-49):

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC's "Selfie" (3.8 million) and "Manhattan Love Story" (3.0 million) ranked as Tuesday's most-watched comedies, leading by strong margins on the night over Fox's established comedies "New Girl" (2.6 million) and "The Mindy Project" (2.2 million).

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.5 million and 1.6 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. against "The Voice" and "NCIS: New Orleans," ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." beat Fox's comedies ("New Girl"/"The Mindy Project") by 2.1 million viewers (4.5 million vs. 2.4 million) by 33% in Adult 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.2).

"Forever" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.2 million and 1.2 in AD18-49):

From 10:00-11:00 p.m., "Forever" improved its hour year to year for ABC by 2.2 million viewers (5.3 million vs. 3.0 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.9).


"The Middle" (8:00-8:30 p.m. - 7.4 million and 2.0 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "The Middle" took a strong second in its half-hour in Adults 18-49 (2.0) to CBS' "Survivor."

"The Goldbergs" (8:30-9:00 p.m. - 7.0 million and 2.2 in AD18-49):

For the 3rd consecutive week in its new 8:30 p.m. time slot, ABC's "The Goldbergs" built on its Adult 18-49 lead-in (+15%) out of "The Middle" and improved its half-hour year to year (+22% over "Back in the Game" = 2.2 vs. 1.8).

· "The Goldbergs" was up from its year-ago Tuesday telecast (on 10/8/13) for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (+21% - 7.0 million vs. 5.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+16% - 2.2 vs. 1.9) coming out of "S.H.I.E.L.D." at 9:00 p.m.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:31 p.m. - 10.3 million and 3.5 in AD18-49):

ABC's "Modern Family" gained 59% over its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. to rank as Wednesday's No. 1 TV show for the 3rd straight week this season (3.5).

"black-ish" (9:31-10:00 p.m. - 7.9 million and 2.8 in AD18-49):

Delivering an improved 80% lead-in retention week to week in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC's "black-ish" was the No. 2 broadcast show of the night in Adults 18-49 (2.8), behind only "Modern Family."

· "black-ish" improved its half-hour year to year by 12% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 - "Super Fun Night" on 10/9/13).

"Nashville" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.4 million and 1.4 rating in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Nashville" finished in a virtual tie with NBC's "Chicago P.D." in Adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.5).


Opposite CBS' Thursday Night Football, ABC led its nearest non-sports competition on the night by strong margins in Total Viewers (+88% - 9.6 million vs. 5.1 million - Fox) and Adults 18-49 (+142% - 2.9/9 vs. 1.2/4 - Fox and NBC tied). For the 3rd straight week this season, the Net delivered the Top 3 entertainment shows on the night with "How to Get Away with Murder" (10.8 million and 3.1/10), "Scandal" (9.5 million and 3.0/9) and "Grey's" (8.5 million and 2.4/8).

· ABC's "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" were the night's most social entertainment programs and are once again tracking as the week's Top 2 broadcast dramas in Adults 18-49.

· For the 3rd week in a row, ABC's Thursday was up from the year-ago night (7.9 million and 2.5/7 on 10/10/13) in Total Viewers (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+16%).

"Grey's Anatomy" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 8.5 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" ranked as the clear No. 1 non-sports program, beating runner-up Fox's "Bones" by 33% in Total Viewers (8.5 million vs. 6.4 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.6/5).

· "Grey's" continued to grow its new time period year to year (5.8 million and 1.7/5 for the "Wonderland" premiere on 10/10/13).

"Scandal" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 9.5 million and 3.0/9 in AD18-49):

Gaining from its lead-in during the 9:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Scandal" more than doubled Fox's competing drama "Gracepoint" (3.8 million and 0.9/3) and NBC's comedies ("Bad Judge"/"A to Z" = 4.4 million and 1.2/3).

· "Scandal" was up over the year-ago telecast of "Grey's" in the hour (8.8 million and 2.8/8). The ABC drama was also up from its own year ago telecast by 6% in Total Viewers.

"How to Get Away with Murder" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 10.8 million and 3.1/10 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m., ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" delivered strong triple-digit advantages over NBC's "Parenthood" in Total Viewers (+151% - 10.8 million vs. 4.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+138% - 3.1/10 vs. 1.3/4). "HTGAWM" is tracking as the week's No. 1 show in the 10 o'clock hour.

· "How to Get Away with Murder" built on the year-ago telecast of "Scandal" in the hour by 1.8 million viewers and equaled it in Adults 18-49 ("Scandal" on 10/10/13 = 9.0 million and 3.1/9).


ABC Friday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.3 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): ABC ranked No. 1 for the 3rd straight Friday this season in Adults 18-49, leading CBS by 25% (1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4). Also for the 3rd week running, ABC's "Shark Tank" was Friday's No. 1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.

"Last Man Standing" (8:00-8:31 p.m. - 6.6 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49)

For the 2nd week in a row, "Last Man Standing" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in its 8:00 p.m. time slot, drawing a larger audience than CBS' "The Amazing Race" (6.6 million vs. 5.9 million). The ABC sitcom also beat "Amazing Race" in Adults 18-49 (+9% - 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/4).

"Cristela" (8:31-9:00 p.m. - 6.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49)

On its series debut at 8:30 p.m., "Cristela" opened as the No. 1 most-watched show in its 8:30 p.m. half-hour (6.5 million) and became the first comedy telecast in nearly 2 years to build on an original "Last Man Standing" among Adults 18-49 (+8% - 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5) - since 11/9/12. In Adults 18-49, "Cristela" opened higher than Fox's "Family Guy"-led debut of "Mulaney" (1.0/3 on 10/5) and NBC's Thursday debut of "A to Z" (1.2/3 on 10/2), while tying "Bad Judge" (1.3/4 on 10/2). In fact, at 6.5 million viewers, it was TV's No. 2 most-watched comedy debut this season overall, behind only ABC's "black-ish."

"Shark Tank" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 7.3 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49)

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Shark Tank" shot to the top of its time period in Adults 18-49, leading by 67% over CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" (1.2/4). Up over the prior week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, "Shark Tank" hit new season highs. "Shark Tank" was also up over its year-ago telecast (6.5 million and 1.7/6 on 10/11/13) in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%).

"20/20" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 5.0 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49)

ABC's "20/20" continued to rank as the night's No. 1 newsmagazine, beating NBC's "Dateline" (9:00-11:00 p.m.) by 9% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.1/4) and by 13% in Adults 25-54 (1.7/5 vs. 1.5/4).


With coverage of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Concord," ABC ranked as the No. 1 broadcaster on Saturday night in Total Viewers (5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), topping Fox with coverage of the MLB Playoffs: NLCS game 1 (5.0 million and 1.2/4). Up week to week by 9% in Total Viewers (5.1 million vs. 4.7 million), ABC drew its largest Saturday night audience this season.

· The "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Concord" was the night's most-watched TV program (5.1 million), outdrawing Fox's MLB game (5.0 million).

· Up over the most-recent NASCAR race (4.9 million and 1.1/4 on 9/6/14) by 4% in Total Viewers and 18% in Adults 18-49, the "Sprint Cup Series in Concord" scored ABC's highest numbers in the NASCAR franchise this year.


Up against NBC's Sunday Night Football (Giants-Eagles) and an NFL overrun-driven Fox, ABC outdelivered its non-sports competition on CBS Sunday night by 23% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/4 vs. 1.3/4). ABC's "Once Upon a Time" was Sunday's No. 1 broadcast drama in Adults 18-49 (2.7/7).

· The Net grew year to year on Sunday for the 3rd consecutive week this season in both Total Viewers (+9% - 5.9 million vs. 5.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% - 1.6/4 vs. 1.5/4).

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 5.5 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

During the 7:00 p.m. hour opposite Fox's huge NFL overrun, ABC's 25th season premiere of "America's Funniest Home Videos" was up over its year-ago opener in Total Viewers (+4% - 5.5 million vs. 5.3 million) and held steady with Adults 18-49 (1.2/4). Opposite the stiff competition, the ABC video-clip show shot up from its first to second half-hour by 37% in Total Viewers and by 56% in Adults 18-49.

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 7.9 million and 2.7/7 in AD18-49):

More than doubling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+125%), ABC's "Once Upon a Time" beat CBS' "Madam Secretary" by 93% (2.7/7 vs. 1.4/4). The ABC drama was the No. 1 most social non-sports broadcast on Sunday with 64,301 tweets.

· For the 3rd straight week, "Once Upon a Time" was up from its year-ago telecast in Total Viewers (+5% - 7.9 million vs. 7.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% - 2.7/7 vs. 2.4/6).

"Resurrection" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 5.5 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Resurrection" once again defeated CBS' "The Good Wife" (+15% - 1.5/4 vs. 1.3/3) in Adults 18-49 and Fox's NFL-assisted comedy combo (+7% - "Family Guy-R"/"Mulaney" = 1.4/4).

"Revenge" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Revenge" improved its hour year to year by 62% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 2.9 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/3 vs. 0.8/2).

No.1 NBC 2.3 No.1 CBS 10,320,000
No.2 CBS 2.1 No.2 NBC 8,120,000
No.3 ABC 1.8 No.3 ABC 7,080,000
No.3 FOX 1.8 No.4 FOX 5,450,000
No.5 CW 0.8 No.5 CW 2,010,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 10/06/14.

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