ABC Wins Friday as its Lineup Surges - "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" Hit Highs
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 7.1 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49): With its lineup returning to all original for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/12/14), ABC ranked #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5). All 4 of ABC's shows were up by double digits from their most recent originals, with Last Man Standing hitting new season highs and Cristela at series highs. The Net marked its most-watched Friday this season (7.1 million).
· ABC's Shark Tank was Friday's #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6), delivering the top series position on the evening for its 12th consecutive original telecast this season in young adults. ABC's 20/20 was Friday's #1 news program in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), dominating both NBC's Dateline (9-10pm) and its Golden Globes news special head to head at 10pm.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 8.6 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49)
At 8pm, Last Man Standing won its half-hour with Total Viewers (8.6 million) in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), ranking as the night's top-rated scripted show with young adults. LMS shot up from its most recent original in Total Viewers (+43%) and Adults 18-49 (+45%) to deliver season highs with its biggest audience since January 2012 and its top young adult rating since March 2013 - since 1/17/12 and 3/22/13, respectively.
Cristela (8:30-9pm - 6.7 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49)
At 8:30pm, Cristela catapulted over its most-recent original in viewers (+49%) and young adults (+63%) to deliver series highs (tied in AD18-49).
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 7.7 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49)
Spiking over its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm (+46%), ABC's Shark Tank beat its nearest competition in the hour by 27% (1.9/6 vs. 1.5/5 - CBS' Hawaii 5-0). Shark Tank built over its last original in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+26%) to its best numbers since November - since 11/21/14.
20/20 (10-11pm - 6.1 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49) ABC's 20/20 ranked #1 in the 10pm hour in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), tying CBS' Blue Bloods and beating NBC News' Golden Globes special by 180% (0.5/2).
· The ABC newsmagazine surged week to week in Total Viewers (+27%), Adults 25-54 (+25%) and Adults 18-49 (+27%), hitting a 5-week high in the key news demo - since 12/5/14.
· During the just completed 4th Quarter of 2014, 20/20 was up over 4Q13 in Total Viewers (+3%), Adults 18-49 (+7%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%). In fact, 20/20 delivered its top numbers 4th Quarter numbers in 5 years in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 (tie) - since 4Q09.