ABC Wins Friday with Shark Tank as the #1 Show for the 6th Week Running; 2020 Hits a 6-Week High in AD25-54
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 5.4 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday night in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5) with Shark Tank as the #1 TV show (1.3/5), Last Man Standing as the #1 scripted show (1.1/5-tie) and 20/20 as the #1 newsmagazine (1.0/4) with all 3 programs at #1 in their respective time periods. So far this Nielsen week, the Net has ranked #1 on 4 nights (Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri).
· At 8pm, Last Man Standing marked 11th consecutive original telecast at #1 this season in its half-hour with Adults 18-49 (1.1/5).
· At 8:30pm, Dr. Ken rose week to week by 10% in Total Viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.2 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4).
· Spiking over its lead-in at 9pm (+44%), ABC's Shark Tank won its hour by 18% in Adults 18-49 over CBS' Hawaii Five-0 (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4) to stand as Friday's #1 TV show for the 6th week running. The ABC unscripted series grew week to week in viewers (+12%) and young adults (+8%),
· Friday's top-rated newsmagazine for the 4th straight week, ABC's 20/20 continued to outperform NBC's Dateline by wide margins head to head in the 10pm hour with Total Viewers (+23% - 4.9 million vs. 4.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+25% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4). In fact, the ABC newsmagazine was watched by more viewers in the hour than the NBC newsmagazine for the 7th week in a row. 20/20 surged week to week in Total Viewers (+20%), Adults 18-49 (+11%) and Adults 25-54 (+15%), drawing a 4-week high in viewers and a 6-week high in the key News demo - since 1/27/17 and 1/13/17, respectively. On 20/20, David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas interviewed the cast of ABC's Shark Tank.