[03/19/16 - 08:48 AM]
All 4 of ABC's Friday Shows Gain Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 18.

[via press release from ABC]

All 4 of ABC's Friday Shows Gain Viewers and Young Adults

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): Opposite CBS' College Basketball coverage, ABC was Friday's non-sports leader in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), beating original programming on NBC by 33% (0.9/3) and doubling Fox's original schedule (+100% - 0.6/2). In the preliminary numbers, ABC was the most watched network overall, topping CBS' time-period based Fast Affiliate numbers for basketball (6.0 million vs. 5.7 million).

· All 4 of ABC's Friday series grew week to week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. In Adults 18-49, ABC's Shark Tank (1.4/5) was the Friday's #1 entertainment show, Last Man Standing (1.2/5) and Dr. Ken (1.0/4) were the night's Top 2 scripted shows and 20/20 was the #1 newsmagazine (1.2/4).

Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 7.1 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, Last Man grew week to week in Total Viewers (+15% - 7.1 million vs. 6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+9% - 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/5), drawing its biggest overall audience since the beginning of the year - since 1/8/16. The ABC comedy was Friday's most watched TV show overall.

Dr. Ken (8:30-9pm - 5.5 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, ABC's Dr. Ken was up week to week in Total Viewers (+22% - 5.5 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4), marking its most watched telecast overall since November - since 11/20/15.

Shark Tank (9-10pm - 6.3 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): At 9pm, ABC's Shark Tank built for its 2nd straight original telecast in Total Viewers (+11% - 6.3 million vs. 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% - 1.4/5 vs. 1.3/5), hitting a 5-week high in viewers and a 4-week high in young adults - since 2/12/16 and 2/19/16, respectively.

20/20 (10-11pm - 5.5 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 beat out NBC's Dateline head to head by 8% in Total Viewers (5.5 million vs. 5.1 million), by 20% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4) and by 14% in Adults 25-54 (1.6/5 vs. 1.4/4). 20/20 grew for the 3rd week in a row with Total Viewers (+15%), Adults 18-49 (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+7%). On 20/20, Diane Sawyer had the first sit down television interview with actress Kate del Castillo, the woman who was at the center of the controversy with Joaqu�n "El Chapo" Guzm�n.

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