ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" at #1 and "20/20" at Season Highs
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.8 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 by 33% over its nearest competitor (1.6/6 vs. 1.2/4 - CBS and NBC tied). It was the Net's 2nd consecutive Friday of the November Sweep to lead the pack. ABC was up 7% week to week in Adults 18-49.
· ABC's Shark Tank was Friday's #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7), claiming top series rank on the evening for the 7th straight week this season. The show matched its most-watched telecast overall this season, tying the prior week (7.8 million).
· ABC's 20/20 (1.7/5) was the #2 TV show of the night in Adults 18-49 and continued its run as the night's #1 newsmagazine in key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) over NBC's Dateline. In fact, 20/20 hit season highs in Total Viewers (7.0 million), Adults 25-54 (2.2/7-tie) and Adults 18-49 (1.7/6).
· The Net was up over the same Friday last November in viewers and young adults (6.2 million and 1.5/5 on 11/8/13). Season to date, ABC's Friday is up in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), posting its top-rated start to a season on the night in 7 years with young adults - since the comparable weeks of 2007-08.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 6.6 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49)
At 8pm, Last Man Standing built 8% in Adults 18-49 to tie a season high (1.3/5).
Cristela (8:30-9pm - 5.0 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49)
At 8:30pm, Cristela held steady week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4).
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 7.8 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49)
Nearly doubling its lead-in at 9pm (+90%), ABC's Shark Tank topped its hour by 46% in Adults 18-49 over its closest competition (1.9/7 vs. 1.3/4 - NBC's Grimm). Shark Tank was steady week to week in Total Viewers (7.8 million - tying a season best) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 2.0/7 - coming within 1-tenth of a season high). In addition, the ABC unscripted series was up year to year in Total Viewers (7.3 million on 11/8/13).
20/20 (10-11pm - 7.0 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49) During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's 20/20 won its slot in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5) by strong double-digit advantages over CBS' Blue Bloods (+21% - 1.4/5) and NBC's Constantine (+70% - 1.0/3). The ABC newsmagazine also ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 25-54 (2.2/7-tie). 20/20 was up sharply from the same night last year in Total Viewers (+16%), Adults 25-54 (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%).