Thursday, March 23, 2017

A POPULAR FOOTBALL COACH CONVICTED OF MURDER GETS A CHANCE AT FREEDOM – HE SAYS EVIDENCE THAT WAS WITHHELD WILL PROVE HE’S INNOCENT

A POPULAR FOOTBALL COACH CONVICTED OF MURDER GETS A CHANCE AT FREEDOM – HE SAYS EVIDENCE THAT WAS WITHHELD WILL PROVE HE’S INNOCENT

48 HOURS” INVESTIGATES IN “THE ALTERNATE SUSPECTS”
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 PM ET/PT
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David Mark Temple was a former football star turned coach who was convicted in 2007 for the 1999 murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda. He spent nine years in prison, vowing all along he was innocent. In December he was released from prison when a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in a split decision, found he didn’t get a fair trial.

Now, in an emotional interview with 48 HOURS correspondent Richard Schlesinger, Temple opens up about his life, evidence not admitted in his first trial that he believes can clear him, seeing his family outside of prison for the first time, and his future in “The Alternate Suspects,” to be broadcast Saturday, March 25 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I see my family one at a time,” Temple says, while crying. “It’s incredible to just have that touch, and that affection that you’ve wanted all that time and have not been able to have – is a sweet, sweet joy.”

Temple’s future is not so clear. In 1999 his wife Belinda was shot dead in her Katy, Texas home. Temple’s trial pitted two of the biggest names in the legal world against each other: defense attorney Dick DeGuerin, who successfully defended billionaire Robert Durst, and prosecutor Kelly Siegler. At trial, prosecutors maintained that Temple was having an affair and wanted his wife out of the picture, while DeGuerin suggested Belinda was killed in a burglary gone wrong.

Temple was convicted and sent to prison for life. But then Temple’s appellate attorneys, Stanley Schneider and Casie Gotro, argued that Siegler didn’t turn over the complete police report against their client, which contained critical evidence. Siegler tells Schlesinger that “every single thing under the law Mr. DeGuerin was entitled to was turned over to him.” The court agreed with Temple’s attorneys, and Temple was released from prison.

“Two angels left to – left to go to heaven a long time ago,” Temple tells Schlesinger, referring to his wife and unborn child. “And justice hasn’t been served one day for them yet. And I pray every day that that will happen. And my name for once and all will be cleared.”

Now the case is in the hands of the new Harris County district attorney, who will decide whether to prosecute Temple all over again. Temple is uncertain what the future holds.

“I wouldn't wish a trial on my worst enemy,” Temple says of the possibility of being retried.

“But if I need to do it, I would do it,” he says. “And I’d do it tomorrow if I need to do it.”

“The Alternate Suspects” is the second broadcast in a 48 HOURS double feature, which begins at 9:00 PM ET/PT with an updated encore of “What Happened in Apt. 1601?”, also reported by Schlesinger and focusing on the 2013 death of Mark Waugh, who entered a Washington D.C. apartment with two other friends, Rahul Gupta and Gupta’s girlfriend, Taylor Gould, after a night of barhopping. Gupta and Gould walked out alive, bloody and drunk, according to police. They also told police they didn’t know what happened. But police tried something highly unusual during the interrogation process and put Gupta and Taylor in a room alone. Their conversation decided who went home and who would be charged with murder.
48 HOURS: “What Happened in Apt. 1601?” is produced by Josh Yager and Dena Goldstein. Tom Costantino and Kevin Dean are the editors. Linda Martin is the update producer. Peter Schweitzer is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

48 HOURS: “The Alternate Suspects” is produced by Sarah Prior and Gail Abbott Zimmerman. Michael McHugh is the producer editor. Doreen Schechter, Joan Adelman and Gary Winter are the editors. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

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CBS RENEWS 18 SERIES FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

CBS RENEWS 18 SERIES FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

Pick-Ups Include the #1 Scripted Program/Comedy, the #1 Drama, the #1 New Series, the #1 New Comedy and the #1 Newsmagazine
5 Freshman Series Part of Network’s Early Renewals

CBS today announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season, displaying the programming depth and stability of America’s Most Watched Network. Additional returning series pick-ups for next season will be announced at a later date.

The shows renewed to date include 6 comedies, 9 dramas, 1 reality series, 2 newsmagazines and a roster of hit programs across every night of the week. They also include the #1 scripted program/comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY; the #1 drama NCIS; the #1 new series BULL; the #1 new comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT; and the #1 newsmagazine 60 MINUTES.

In addition, 5 freshman shows are part of the Network’s early renewals, including BULL, KEVIN CAN WAIT, MACGYVER, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS.

Following are the renewed series to date for the 2017-2018 season:
  • THE BIG BANG THEORY*
  • BLUE BLOODS
  • BULL
  • HAWAII FIVE-0
  • KEVIN CAN WAIT
  • LIFE IN PIECES
  • MACGYVER
  • MADAM SECRETARY
  • MAN WITH A PLAN
  • MOM
  • NCIS*
  • NCIS: LOS ANGELES
  • NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
  • SCORPION
  • SUPERIOR DONUTS
  • SURVIVOR
  • 48 HOURS
  • 60 MINUTES
CBS will finish the current season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

* Renewals for THE BIG BANG THEORY and NCIS were previously announced.

Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Junior Fact Sheet

Puppy Dog Pals - Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET
Title:                                      “Puppy Dog Pals”
Network:                                Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Premiere:                               April 14, 2017 (10:30 a.m. ET/PT), on Disney Channel
Synopsis:                              Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe. Whether helping their owner Bob or assisting a friend in need, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.

Voice Cast:                             Harland Williams as Bob
                                              Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo
Sam Lavagnino as Rolly
                                              Tom Kenny as A.R.F.
Jessica DiCicco as Hissy
Recurring Voice Cast:             Huey Lewis as Bulworth
                                             Patrick Warburton as Captain Dog
                                             Jack McBrayer as Hedgie the Hedgehog
Yvette Nicole Brown as Daisy
                                             Leslie David Baker as Frank Exposition
Cheri Oteri as Esther Exposition
Jill Talley as Cupcake
Mo Collins as Strider
                                             Tress MacNeille as Bob’s Mom
Creator / Consulting
Producer:                              
Harland Williams

Executive Producer:              
Sean Coyle

Story Editor:                         
Michael Olson
Series Songwriterand Composer:                      Andy Bean
Parental Guideline:                TV-Y
Production Company:            Wild Canary Animation in association with Disney Junior

Disney Junior's Pugtastic New Animated Series 'Puppy Dog Pals,' Created by Comedian Harland Williams, Premieres Friday, April 14, on Disney Channel

Disney Junior's Pugtastic New Animated Series 'Puppy Dog Pals,' Created by Comedian Harland Williams, Premieres Friday, April 14, on Disney Channel

DISNEY JUNIOR’S PUGTASTIC NEW ANIMATED SERIES ‘PUPPY DOG PALS,’ CREATED BY COMEDIAN HARLAND WILLIAMS, PREMIERES FRIDAY, APRIL 14, ON DISNEY CHANNEL

 Huey Lewis, Patrick Warburton, Jack McBrayer, Yvette Nicole Brown and Bob Uecker Among Guest Stars

 Disney Junior’s pugtastic new animated series “Puppy Dog Pals,” created by comedian Harland Williams, debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 14 (10:30 a.m. EDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel and will also become available that day on the Disney Junior app and YouTube page. The show follows two fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on exhilarating adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe. Williams also serves as consulting producer and writer and voices the role of Bob, the pups’ devoted owner. Sean Coyle (“The Awesomes,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) serves as executive producer.

Whether embarking on a mission to help their owner Bob or assisting a friend in need, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Along for the ride is their community of colorful animal pals including Bob’s cat Hissy and A.R.F., the lovable robot dog created by Bob. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.

Recurring guest stars include musician Huey Lewis as Bulworth, the junkyard dog; Patrick Warburton (“Family Guy”) as Captain Dog, the star of the pups’ favorite television show; Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) as Hedgie the hedgehog; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Elena of Avalor”) as Daisy, a kind German Shepherd; famed sportscaster Bob Uecker as a baseball announcer; Leslie David Baker (“The Office”) and Cheri Oteri (“Saturday Night Live”) as neighbors Frank and Esther Exposition; Jill Talley (“American Dad”) as bossy pup Cupcake; Mo Collins (“Fresh Off the Boat”) as Strider, a fast-talking sheep herder; and Tress MacNeille (“Mickey and the Roadster Racers”) as Bob’s Mom.

“Puppy Dog Pals” stars Issac Ryan Brown (“black-ish”) as quick-witted, problem solver Bingo; Sam Lavagnino (“Miles from Tomorrowland”) as silly, energetic Rolly; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as A.R.F; and Jessica DiCicco (“The Lion Guard”) as Hissy.

Games and activities featuring Bingo and Rolly will be available on the Disney Junior app and DisneyJunior.com beginning Friday, April 7. Brand extensions from Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media such as activity and story books will be available beginning June 2017 with apparel and toys launching in August 2017.

The series is a production of Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.

About Disney JuniorDisney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 72 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.

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Time After Time 4/9 on ABC

Suitcases of Memories (4/9)

THE TEAM SEARCHES FOR A MISSING VANESSA,
ON ABC’S ‘TIME AFTER TIME,’ SUNDAY, APRIL 9
 
“Suitcases of Memories” – H.G., Jane and John search for Vanessa while Brooke moves forward in her plan to avenge her father’s legacy, ultimately sending H.G. and Jane to a place where they will have to fight to survive, on ABC’s “Time After Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT).
“Time After Time” stars Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman as Dr. John Stevenson (Jack the Ripper), Genesis Rodriguez as Jane Walker, Nicole Ari Parker as Vanessa Anders, Will Chase as Griffin and Jennifer Ferrin as Brooke.

“Suitcases of Memories” was written by Kai Yu Wu and directed by Allison Anders.
“Time After Time” is from Warner Bros Television.  Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega are executive producers.   Marcos Siega also a director.

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ABC Ratings

ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’ Holds Strong Out of Repeat Wednesday Comedies
Quick Take for Wednesday, March 22, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

‘Designated Survivor’ Holds Strong Out of ABC’s Repeat Wednesday Comedies
Wednesday (3/22/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rtg:          
“Designated Survivor”: L3 = 9.4 million/2.0 rtg, L7 = 10.8 million/2.5 rtg and MP+35 = 3.4 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:
“Designated Survivor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): 
Coming out of ABC’s repeat Wednesday comedies from 8:00-10:00 p.m., “Designated Survivor” held exactly even with the last time a repeat “Modern Family” aired ahead of it on the night (on 12/7/16) in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.1/4).  And despite following a replay of “black-ish” at 10:00 p.m., “Designated Survivor” (1.1/4) nearly tied NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” (1.2/5) coming out of an original “Law & Order: SVU” for No 1 in Adults 18-49 and beat its CBS drama competition in the hour by 38% (0.8/3).
  • “Designated Survivor” is the 2016-17 season’s No. 1 biggest gainer in TV playback with Adults 18-49 on the major networks, spiking by +86% in L+3 and by +136% in L+7. The ABC freshman drama is also the biggest beneficiary of Live + 7 Day TV Playback in Total Viewers, more than doubling its overall audience (+105%) and drawing an additional +6.9 million viewers on top of its L+SD number.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2016-17 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/22/17.                 
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos for the Week of March 13, 2017
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of March 13, 2017

ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos 
‘The View’ Improves Over the Previous Week, Hitting a 6-Week High in Total Viewers and a 5-Week Best in Women 25-54
Year to Year, ‘The View’ Posts Increases in Total Viewers and Women 25-54
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Sees Gains in Total Viewers 

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.941 million Total Viewers, 565,000 Women 25-54 and 367,000 Women 18-49 during the week of March 13, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.703 million, 496,000 and 346,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+238,000), Women 25-54 (+69,000) and Women 18-49 (+21,000).
“The View” improved over the previous week (2.605 million and 534,000, respectively, for w/o 3/6/17), hitting a 6-week high in Total Viewers (+13%) and a 5-week best in Women 25-54 (+6%)since weeks of 1/30/17 and 2/6/17, respectively.
“The View” posted increases year to year (2.887 million and 547,000, respectively, for w/o 3/06/17) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Women 25-54 (+3%).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.929 million vs. 2.733 million).  
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.929 million vs. 2.746 million), Women 25-54 (+12% – 556,000 vs. 495,000) and Women 18-49 (+19% – 407,000 vs. 341,000).
NOTE: CBS’ “The Talk” was preempted on Thu 3/16/17 and Fri 3/17/17 due to NCAA basketball.  “The Talk”’s averages are based on 3 days (Mon-Wed).

Week of March 13, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             2,941,000                            565,000/0.9                                   367,000/0.6
CBS “THE TALK”               2,703,000                            496,000/0.8                                   346,000/0.5
                                                                                                                                                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 3/13/17, 3/6/17 and 3/7/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 3/19/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 3/132015).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24 Premiere Makes ABC Monday’s Most Watched TV Net
Quick Take for Monday, March 20, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


 ABC Is Monday’s Most Watched TV Net With the Season 24 ‘DWTS’ Premiere
‘DWTS’ Opens Up 11% Year to Year in Adults 18-49 to Deliver
Its Most-Competitive-Ever Spring Premiere Against NBC’s ‘The Voice’ 
 ‘Quantico’ Returns With a 44% Spike and Its Biggest Audience Since September

Monday (3/20/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“DWTS”: L3 = 13.5 million/2.5 rating and L7 = 14.0 million/2.6 rating
“Quantico”:  L3 = 6.2 million/1.5 rating and L7 = 7.1 million/1.7 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00  p.m. – 9.2 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
With the season 24 premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” and the return of “Quantico” after 1 month off the schedule, ABC was the most watched TV network on Monday (9.2 million) and ran a strong second in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6).  ABC also ranked No. 1 on the evening with Women 18-34 (tie) and Teens 12-17. The Net marked its most-watched Monday overall in 4 monthssince 11/21/16.
  • ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” stood as Monday’s most watched TV show (11.9 million) and ranked No. 2 for the night in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7), behind only NBC’s “The Voice.”  The ABC unscripted show was Monday’s No. 1 most social series on broadcast Monday with 703,696 interactions across Facebook and Twitter.
                                                   
“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 11.9 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s 24th season premiere and 400th episode of “Dancing with the Stars” outdrew NBC’s The Voice to lead the 2-hour slot by 1.3 million viewers (11.9 million vs. 10.6 million) and earned second with young adults (2.0/7).  Against the “Dancing” premiere, “The Voice” fell to a season low (2.4/9).  In fact, “Dancing” closed the Adult 18-49 gap year to year with The Voice by 60% (-0.4 vs. -1.0 on the same night last year) for its most competitive finish ever for a spring premiere against the NBC unscripted show.
  • “Dancing” opened 11% ahead of its year-ago Spring premiere in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7 vs. 1.8/6 on 3/21/16).

“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.6 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):  
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” returned for its first telecast in 4 weeks  (on 2/20/17), spiking 44% in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 2.5 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (0.8/2 vs. 0.6/2) to its most watched telecast since its September premiere and tying its top young adult number since October – since 9/25/16 and 10/2/16, respectively.  ABC’s “Quantico” is the season’s No. 2 biggest gainer in TV playback to schedmate “Designated Survivor” in Adults 18-49 among the major networks, spiking by +86% in L+3 and by +129% in L+7.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).

Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 3/20/17. Nielsen Social: For 3/20/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.
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ABC Airs the Week’s No. 1 Unscripted Series and TV’s Top 4 Comedies in Adults 18-49
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of March 13, 2017                   
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


ABC Airs a Net-Leading 7 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows With the
No. 1 Unscripted Series and the Top 4 Comedies in Adults 18-49
ABC Dominates Monday in Adults 18-49 With a 1-Year High on the Night
‘The Bachelor’ Finale Spikes to Season Highs and Is Monday’s No. 1 TV Show
 ‘After the Final Rose’ Wins at 10 p.m. With a Season Best for ABC in the Hour
ABC Wins Wednesday for the 5th Time in 6 Weeks in Adults 18-49
‘Modern Family’ Is Wednesday’s No. 1 Show for Its 8th Straight Original
ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Builds Its Numbers Week to Week Among Adults 18-49
‘Designated Survivor’ Wins at 10 p.m. and Holds Even With Prior Week’s Return
ABC’s TGIT Lineup Leads 7th Straight Thursday With ‘Grey’s’ at No. 1
‘Scandal’ Ranks No. 1 in Its Time Slot for Its 6th Straight Telecast This Season
ABC’s ‘The Catch’ Builds on Its Week-Earlier Season Premiere Among Viewers
ABC’s Friday Lineup Tops CBS’ Prime NCAA Basketball Coverage
With ‘Last Man Standing’ as the Night’s Most Watched TV Show
The ABC Documentary ‘Truth and Lies: The Family Manson’ Wins Its Slot and Draws the Net’s Biggest Audience to the Friday 9-11 p.m. Time Period in 7 Weeks

Week No. 26
During the week of March 13, 2017, ABC claimed a network-leading 7 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49 with 4 in the Top 10 and delivering No. 1 unscripted series and TV’s Top 4 comedies: “The Bachelor” – No. 3, “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” – No. 6, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 8, “Modern Family” – No. 10, “The Middle” – No. 13, while “The Goldbergs” and “black-ish” tied at No. 19.  In addition, “The Bachelor” finale finished as the week’s No. 1 TV show with Women 18-34Among Adults 18-49, ABC won Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and ranked No. 1 in Nielsen’s non-sports averages for the 2nd week running.
  • ABC’s primetime results grew for the 2nd straight week in both Total Viewers (+5% – 4.6 million vs. 4.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+9% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/4).
 
  • Monday
Featuring the 21st season finale of “The Bachelor” and the “After the Final Rose” special, ABC won Monday in Adults 18-49, beating runner-up NBC with “The Voice” and “Taken” by 18% (2.6/9 vs. 2.2/7). “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women
  • The Net delivered a Monday season high in Adults 18-49 with its top non-sports rating on the night in 1 year – since 3/14/16.

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:02 p.m. – 8.4 million and 2.7/9 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:02 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” season finale spiked to season highs, surging by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+18% – 8.4 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+23% – 2.7/9 vs. 2.2/8).   
  • “The Bachelor”’s Season 21 is Up to Multi-Year Highs in Young Adults: On average compared to the same point last season, “The Bachelor” is up 11% in Adults 18-49 (3.1/10 vs. 2.8/9) to tie a 6-year high and up 15% in Adults 18-34 (3.1/13 vs. 2.7/10) to score a 7-year high – since 2010 and 2009, respectively.

  • Posting a new season best in social interactions, the 2-hour season finale of “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 most social program with 1.2 million interactions (Twitter/Facebook).
“The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (10:02-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):  
Holding 89% of its lead-in at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” dominated the final hour of the night in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8), doubling NBC’s “Taken”(+100% – 1.2/4). It was also the most watched TV show overall in the time period (7.8 million). 
  • Among Adults 18-49, “The Bachelor” special delivered a season best for ABC in the hour.

  • Wednesday
ABC won Wednesday for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), ranking No. 1 on the night for the 5th time in 6 weeks. 
  • ABC’s “Modern Family” was Wednesday’s top-rated TV show for its 8th consecutive original telecast with Adults 18-49 (1.9/7). In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” grew 7% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5).  

  • Winning the 10:00 p.m. hour for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” held exactly even with week-ago mid-season premiere in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), which equaled its highest rating since October – since 10/12/16.  
L+3 for Last Wednesday’s Mid-Season Return (3/8/17): ABC’s “Designated Survivor” was last Wednesday’s No. 1 gainer in L+3 playback, soaring by +1.1 rating points in Adults 18-49 (growing from a 1.3 in L+SD to a 2.4 in L+3) and by +4.3 million Total Viewers (from 5.9 million in L+SD to 10.2 million in L+3). On average, the ABC freshman drama is No. 1 for the 2016-17 season in Live + 7 Day TV Playback, spiking over its L+SD number by +6.9 million Total Viewers.
  • Thursday
Up against the start of CBS’ primetime 2017 NCAA Basketball coverage, ABC’s TGIT lineup held even week to week and ranked No. 1 on Thursday for its 7th straight week since its January return among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), beating NBC by 40% (1.0/4) and Fox by 75% (0.8/3). It was ABC’s 3rd Adult 18-49 win in 4 nights so far this Nielsen week. Unseating CBS in viewers, ABC was also the most watched network overall on Thursday (5.8 million).
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” emerged as Thursday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), rising week to week by 8% and 5%, respectively.  In fact, the ABC medical drama marked a 5-week high in viewers – since 2/9/17.

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Scandal” ran No. 1 in its hour for its 6th consecutive telecast since its return with Adults 18-49 (1.4/5-tie). “Scandal” increased from the prior week in viewers (+6% – 5.6 million vs. 5.3 million) and held even with young adults.
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Catch” grew over its week-ago season premiere in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.8 million vs. 3.7 million) and held steady among Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/3).

  • Friday
Featuring “Last Man Standing,” “Dr. Ken” and the 2-hour documentary “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” opposite CBS’ primetime NCAA Basketball broadcast, ABC stood as the most watched TV network on Friday night (5.4 million). The Net took second on the evening in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to CBS’ college basketball tournament coverage, beating NBC’s original lineup by 25% (0.8/4).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Last Man Standing” emerged as Friday’s most watched TV show(6.2 million).

  • At 8:30 p.m., “Dr. Ken” surged 13% week to week in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.9 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (0.8/4).
  • From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the ABC documentary “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” won its 2-hour time period in Total Viewers (5.38 million vs. 5.36 million for basketball) and ranked No. 1 against its non-sports competition in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) and Adults 25-54 (1.5/5). Head to head from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” outdelivered NBC’s 2-hour “Dateline”(4.9 million, 0.8/3 and 1.2/4) by strong margins with Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 18-49 (+38%) and Adults 25-54 (+25%). “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” attracted ABC’s biggest audience to the 2-hour time period in 7 weeks – since 1/27/17. 

WEEK NO. 26:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   CBS   1.4          No.1 CBS         7,200,000
No.2   NBC  1.3          No.2 NBC        6,390,000
No.3   ABC  1.2          No.3 ABC        4,620,000
No.4   FOX   0.7          No.4 FOX         2,570,000
No.5   CW    0.4          No.5 CW          1,080,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 3/13/17. Nielsen Social: Week of 3/13/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC Wins 3rd Night This Week, as TGIT Leads Thursday With ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ at No. 1
Quick Take for Thursday, March 16, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins 3rd Night This Week as TGIT Leads Thursday With ‘Grey’s’ at No. 1
‘Scandal’ Ranks No. 1 in Its Time Slot for Its 6th Straight Telecast This Season
‘The Catch’ Tops Its Season Premiere in Viewers and Holds Even in Adults 18-49

Thursday (3/16/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings
“Grey’s”: L3 = 10.6 million/3.0 rating, L7 = 11.4 million/3.3 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“Scandal”:  L3 = 7.8 million/2.1 rating and L7 = 8.3 million/2.3 rating
“The Catch”:  L3 = 5.6 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 6.1 million/1.3 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
Up against the start of CBS’ primetime 2017 NCAA Basketball coverage, ABC’s TGIT lineup held even week to week and ranked No. 1 on Thursday for its 7th straight week since its January return among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), beating NBC by 40% (1.0/4) and Fox by 75% (0.8/3). It was ABC’s 3rd Adult 18-49 win in 4 nights so far this Nielsen week. Unseating CBS in viewers, ABC was also the most watched network overall on Thursday (5.9 million)
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” emerged as Thursday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (8.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), rising week to week by 10% and 5%, respectively.  In fact, the ABC medical drama marked a 5-week high in viewers – since 2/9/17.

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Scandal” ran No. 1 in its hour for its 6th consecutive telecast since its return with Adults 18-49 (1.4/5-tie). “Scandal” increased from the prior week in viewers (+9% – 5.8 million vs. 5.3 million) and held even with young adults.
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Catch” grew 5% over its week-ago season premiere in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.7 million) and held even among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
                                                                        
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/16/17.
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ABC Leads 2nd Straight Wednesday; ‘Designated Survivor’ Wins at 10 p.m. and Holds at Its Top Rating Since October

Quick Take for Wednesday, March 15, 2017
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Wins Wednesday for the 5th Time in 6 Weeks in Adults 18-49
‘Modern Family’ Is Wednesday’s No. 1 Show for Its 8th Straight Original
ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Builds Its Numbers Week to Week Among Adults 18-49
‘Designated Survivor’ Wins at 10 p.m. and Holds Even With Last Week’s Return

Wednesday (3/15/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rtg:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 6.6 million/2.0 rtg, L7 = 7.0 million/2.1 rtg and MP+35 = 2.7 rtg
“Speechless”: L3 = 5.6 million/1.7 rtg, L7 = 6.0 million/1.8 rtg and MP+35 = 2.2 rtg
“Modern Family”: L3 = 8.6 million/2.9 rtg, L7 = 9.5 million/3.3 rtg and MP+35 = 4.8 rtg
“black-ish”: L3 = 6.5 million/2.1 rtg, L7 = 7.0 million/2.3 rtg and MP+35 = 3.2 rtg
“Designated Survivor”: L3 = 10.3 million/2.5 rtg, L7 = 11.9 million/3.1 rtg and MP+35 = 4.2 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.4 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49): 
ABC won Wednesday for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), ranking No. 1 on the night for the 5th time in 6 weeks. 
  • ABC’s “Modern Family” was Wednesday’s top-rated TV show for its 8th consecutive original telecast with Adults 18-49 (1.9/7). In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” grew 7% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5).  
                                          
  • Winning the 10:00 p.m. hour for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” held exactly even with week-ago mid-season premiere in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), which equaled its highest rating since October – since 10/12/16.  
L+3 for Last Wednesday’s Mid-Season Return (3/8/17): ABC’s “Designated Survivor” was last Wednesday’s No. 1 gainer in L+3 playback, soaring by +1.1 rating points in Adults 18-49 (growing from a 1.3 in L+SD to a 2.4 in L+3) and by +4.3 million Total Viewers (from 5.9 million in L+SD to 10.2 million in L+3). On average, the ABC freshman drama is No. 1 for the 2016-17 season in Live + 7 Day TV Playback, spiking over its L+SD number by +6.9 million Total Viewers.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 3/15/17.        
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ABC Dominates Monday With ‘The Bachelor’ Finale Spiking to Season Highs

Quick Take for Monday, March 13, 2017
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


ABC Dominates Monday in Adults 18-49 With a 1-Year High on the Night
‘The Bachelor’ Finale Spikes to Season Highs and Is Monday’s No. 1 TV Show
 ‘After the Final Rose’ Wins at 10 p.m. With a Season High for ABC in the Hour

Monday (3/13/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 10.0 million/3.5 rating and L7 = 10.4 million/3.6 rating
“The Bachelor: After the Final Rose”:  L3 = 8.6 million/2.8 rating and L7 = 8.8 million/2.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00  p.m. – 8.2 million and 2.6/9 in AD18-49):
Featuring the 21st season finale of “The Bachelor” and the “After the Final Rose” special, ABC won Monday in Adults 18-49, beating runner-up NBC with “The Voice” and “Taken” by 18% (2.6/9 vs. 2.2/7). “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women
  • The Net delivered a Monday season high in Adults 18-49 with its top non-sports rating on the night in 1 year – since 3/14/16.

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:02 p.m. – 8.4 million and 2.7/9 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:02 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” season finale spiked to season highs, surging by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+18% – 8.4 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+23% – 2.7/9 vs. 2.2/8).   
  • “The Bachelor”’s Season 21 is Up to Multi-Year Highs in Young Adults: On average compared to the same point last season, “The Bachelor” is up 11% in Adults 18-49 (3.1/10 vs. 2.8/9) to tie a 6-year high and up 15% in Adults 18-34 (3.1/13 vs. 2.7/10) to score a 7-year high – since 2010 and 2009, respectively.

  • Posting a new season best in social interactions, the 2-hour season finale of “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 most social program with 1.2 million interactions (Twitter/Facebook).
“The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (10:02-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):  
Holding 89% of its lead-in at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” dominated the final hour of the night in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8), doubling NBC’s “Taken”(+100% – 1.2/4). It was also the most watched TV show overall in the time period (7.8 million). 
  • Among Adults 18-49, “The Bachelor” special delivered a season best for ABC in the hour.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
                                                                         
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 3/13/17. Nielsen Social: For 3/13/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

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ABC Prime Scores a Network-Leading 10 of the Top 20 TV Shows for the Week
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of March 6, 2017                     
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Scores a Network-Leading 10 of the Top 20 TV Shows for the Week
ABC Spikes 46% to Equal a Monday Season High in Adults 18-49
‘The Bachelor’ Stands as Monday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-34,
Outdelivering NBC’s ‘The Voice’ by an Impressive 47% on the Night
At 10 p.m., ‘The Women Tell All’ Beats NBC’s ‘Taken’ by 33% in Adults 18-49
ABC Wins Wednesday for the 4th Time in 5 Weeks With the Night’s Top Shows
‘Designated Survivor’ Returns Up 8% in Adults 18-49 and Is No. 1 in Its Slot
ABC’s TGIT Lineup Is No. 1 for Its 6th Straight Week Since Its January Return
‘Scandal’ Finishes at No. 1 in Its Slot for Its 5th Consecutive Telecast This Season
‘The Catch’ Opens No. 1 in the 10 p.m. Hour and Holds Even With Its May Finale
 ‘NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC’ Leads the Broadcast Race in Adults 18-49
‘Once Upon a Time’ Retains 100% of Its Week-Ago Return in Adults 18-49
‘Time After Time’ Holds Steady With Its Week-Earlier Debut in Adults 18-49
 ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Premiere Builds 17% on Its Lead-in at 10 p.m.
in Total Viewers and Improves Its Hour by 13%
Week No. 25
ABC ranked No. 2 for the week among Adults 18-49 (w/o 3/6/17 – 1.1/4-tie), finishing just 1-tenth out of a tie for 1st-place with NBC (1.2/5), while straight out winning the week in Adults 18-34(0.8/4).  ABC has finished 1st or 2nd on 5 of the past 6 weeks with Adults 18-49.  ABC delivered a network-leading 10 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49 with 5 in the Top 10 : “The Bachelor” – No. 6, “Grey’s Anatomy” and  “Modern Family” tied at No. 7, “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” – No. 9,  “The Goldbergs” – No. 10, “The Middle” and “Speechless” tie at No. 16, while “Scandal,” “American Housewife” and “black-ish” tied at No. 19.
  • ABC’s primetime delivery shot up by 38% week to week in both Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3).
 
  • Monday
ABC ran in close race with “The Voice”-led NBC for No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 2.2/8) and shot up 46% week to week to match a season high on the night. 
  • ABC dominated NBC on the night in the younger segment of the key sales demo to win Monday by 58% in Adults 18-34 (1.9/9 vs. 1.2/6). ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34, holding a massive 47% advantage over “The Voice” (2.2/10 vs. 1.5/7) and standing as Monday’s top-rated TV series for the 10th straight week. In addition, ABC’s “The Women Tell All” was the No. 2 TV program of the night in Adults 18-34 (1.7/8), outdelivering “The Voice” by 13%.

  • Airing  shortened 1-hour telecast from 8:00-9:01 p.m. and once again facing “The Voice,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” was a strong No. 2 in the slot with Adults 18-49 (2.2/8) and ranked No. 1 in the hour against “The Voice” in Adults 18-34, key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and Teens 12-17.
  • From 9:01-11:00 p.m. against the second half of NBC’s “The Voice” and week 2 of “Taken” at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor: The  Women Tell All” took 2nd place in the 2-hour time slot in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) and like its lead-in ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and key Women(W18-34/W18-49). In fact from 10:00-11:00 p.m.,The Women Tell All” won the final hourof primetime by 33% in Adults 18-49 over NBC’s “Taken” (1.6/6 vs. 1.2/5).

  • Wednesday
ABC won Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 as its 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block came back against the 2-hour premiere of CBS’ “Survivor 2017” (“Speechless” and “black-ish” were preempted the prior week) and at 10:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor” returned up after 3 months off the schedule. In fact the Net finished No. 1 on Wednesday for the 4th time in 5 weekswith Adults 18-49 (1.5/6). 
  • ABC’s “Modern Family” stood as Wednesday’s highest-rated TV show in Adults 18-49, with its lineup delivering 5 of the Top 6 programs during primetime: “Modern Family” (1.9/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.7/7 – tied with CBS’ “Survivor” premiere) – No. 2, “Speechless” (1.5/6) – No. 4, “black-ish” (1.4/5) – No. 5 and “Designated Survivor” (1.3/5) – No. 6.

  • Winning the 10 o’clock hour over season premiere drama competition on CBS (“Beyond Borders”), ABC’s “Designated Survivor” returned for its first telecast since mid-December (12/14/16) with an 8% increase in Adults 18-49(1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4), matching its highest rating since October – since 10/12/16. “DS” is TV’s Biggest Gainer in Playback: On average, “Designated Survivor” is No. 1 for the 2016-17 season in Live + 7 Day TV Playback, spiking over its L+SD number by +6.9 million Total Viewers to emerge as the first-ever broadcast series to deliver a larger L+7 lift than its actual L+SD average audience (6.9 million vs. 6.6 million). In addition, the new ABC drama adds +1.9 Adult 18-49 rating points in L+7, more than doubling its L+SD delivery (+136%).
  • Thursday
Featuring “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”’s return from preemptions and the second season premiere of “The Catch,” ABC’s TGIT lineup came back at No. 1 on Thursday for its 6th straight week since its January return among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5-tied w/CBS), beating NBC by 56% (0.9/3) and Fox by 56% (0.9/3). It was ABC’s 2nd Adult 18-49 victory in as many nights.
  • At 8:00 p.m. coming back from the prior week’s preemption, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” nearly caught CBS’ comedies for No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 2.1/8 for “Big Bang Theory”/“Great Indoors”). “Grey’s” was the night’s No. 2 TV show in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.”

  • At 9:00 p.m. on its first telecast in 3 weeks, “Scandal” ran No. 1 in its hour for its 5th straight telecast since its return with Adults 18-49 (1.4/5-tie), beating its drama competition on NBC by 17% (1.2/4 for “Chicago Med”) and doubling Fox’s debut of “Kicking and Screaming” (+100% – 0.7/3).
  • ABC’s season premiere of “The Catch” ranked No. 1 in the 10 o’clock hourwith Adults 18-49 (0.8/3), beating CBS’ “Training Day” by 14% (0.7/3) and tying NBC’s “The Blacklist: Redemption” (0.8/3). The ABC sophomore drama held exactly even with its 2-hour May finale coming out of the season closer of “Grey’s” (on 5/19/16) in Adults 18-49.

  • Saturday
With NBA coverage, ABC ranked as the No. 1 broadcaster Saturday night among Adults 18-49 (0.7/3). Featuring the Golden State Warriors vs. the San Antonio Spurs, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” ranked as the night’s highest-rated broadcast show among Adults 18-49 (0.7/3-tie) and grew over the prior week’s game by 40% (0.5/2).
  • Sunday
  • Leading off the night in the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ranked No. 2 in the hour and held even week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4).

  • From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’sOnce Upon a Time” retained 100% of its week-ago mid-season premiere delivery in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3). “Once Upon a Time” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 most social broadcast program (62.5K Twitter/Facebook interactions).
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Time After Time” held steady with its week-earlier series debut among Adults 18-49 (0.6/2 vs 0.7/2).

  • Moving to its new night and building 17% on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. (2.7 million vs. 2.3 million), ABC’s season premiere of “American Crime” nearly tied CBS’ “Elementary” in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.6/2).  The ABC drama held even from its first half-hour to second half-hour in Adults 18-49, while the CBS (“Elementary”) and NBC (“Shades of Blue”) dramas declined from start to finish.  ABC’s “American Crime” was the No. 2 most social Sunday broadcast(18.2K Twitter/Facebook interactions), behind only “Once Upon a Time.”  “American Crime” improved the hour for ABC by 13% over the final 4 telecasts of “Quantico” in the slot with Total Viewers (2.4 million).
Strong Gains for “American Crime” via TV Playback:  On average last season, “American Crime” built over its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating by +56% in Live + 3 Day and by +78% in Live +7 Day.
WEEK NO. 25:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   NBC  1.2          No.1 CBS         7,290,000
No.2   ABC  1.1          No.2 NBC        5,940,000
No.2   CBS   1.1          No.3 NBC        4,380,000
No.4   FOX   0.7          No.4 FOX         2,590,000
No.5   CW    0.5          No.5 CW          1,340,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 3/6/17. Nielsen Social: Week of 3/6/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Premiere Builds 17% on Its Lead-in at 10 p.m. in Viewers and Improves Its Hour by 13%

Quick Take for Sunday, March 12, 2017
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
 
‘Once Upon a Time’ Retains 100% of Its Week-Ago Return in Adults 18-49
‘Time After Time’ Holds Steady With Its Week-Earlier Debut in Adults 18-49
 ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Premiere Builds 17% on Its Lead-in at 10 p.m.
in Total Viewers and Improves Its Hour by 13%
                         
Sunday Night (3/12/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“AFV”: L3 = 5.6 million/1.0 rating and L7 = 5.7 million/1.1 rating
“Once Upon a Time”: L3 = 4.0 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 4.3 million/1.5 rating
“Time After Time”: L3 = 2.3 million/0.8 rating and L7 = 2.9 million/0.9 rating
“American Crime”: L3 = 3.9 million/0.7 rating and L7 = 4.3 million/0.8 rating
Live + Same Day Results for 3/12/17:
  • Leading off the night in the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ranked No. 2 in the hour and held even week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4).

  • From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’sOnce Upon a Time” retained 100% of its week-ago mid-season premiere delivery in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3). “Once Upon a Time” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 most social broadcast program (62.5K Twitter/Facebook interactions).
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Time After Time” held steady with its week-earlier series debut among Adults 18-49 (0.6/2 vs 0.7/2).

  • Moving to its new night and building 17% on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. (2.7 million vs. 2.3 million), ABC’s season premiere of “American Crime” nearly tied CBS’ “Elementary” in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.6/2).  The ABC drama held even from its first half-hour to second half-hour in Adults 18-49, while the CBS (“Elementary”) and NBC (“Shades of Blue”) dramas declined from start to finish.  ABC’s “American Crime” was the No. 2 most social Sunday broadcast(18.2K Twitter/Facebook interactions), behind only “Once Upon a Time.”  “American Crime” improved the hour for ABC by 13% over the final 4 telecasts of “Quantico” in the slot with Total Viewers (2.4 million).
Strong Gains for “American Crime” via TV Playback:  On average last season, “American Crime” built over its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating by +56% in Live + 3 Day and by +78% in Live +7 Day.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 3/12/17. Nielsen Social: For 3/12/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

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Kimmel Scores Its Best-Ever Week on YouTube, With 70 Million Views in One Week
The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Channel Scores Its Best-Ever Week on YouTube,
Amassing 70 Million Video Views in One Week

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” YouTube Channel
During the week of February 27, 2017 and following Jimmy Kimmel’s stint as host of the 2017 Academy Awards®, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” scored its most-watched week ever on YouTube with 70 million total video views (70,326,118) in just one week.
  • Engagement on the “Kimmel” YouTube Channel was also strong during the week with 687,043 likes, 31,273 comments and 186,608 shares.

Led by the nearly 7 million views for the world premiere of the new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the week’s other top videos on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” YouTube Channel included:


Top 5 Most-Watched Videos (2/27-3/5/17)
#1NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer – WORLD PREMIERE6,920,042
#2Jimmy Kimmel Reveals What Really Happened at Craziest Oscars Ever4,503,768
#3Mean Tweets – Oscars Edition4,429,835
#4Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Monologue3,390,230
#5Jimmy Kimmel’s Tribute to Matt Damon at the Oscars3,227,533




Source: YouTube Analytics, 2/27-3/5/17 or as dated.
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ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top TV Shows, as ‘Designated Survivor’ Returns Strong

Quick Take for Wednesday, March 8, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins Wednesday for the 4th Time in 5 Weeks With the Night’s Top Shows
‘Designated Survivor’ Returns Up 8% in Adults 18-49 and Wins the 10 p.m. Hour

Wednesday (3/8/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rtg:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 6.8 million/2.2 rtg, L7 = 7.3 million/2.4 rtg and MP+35 = 3.0 rtg
“Speechless”: L3 = 6.1 million/1.9 rtg, L7 = 6.5 million/2.1 rtg and MP+35 = 2.5 rtg
“Modern Family”: L3 = 9.1 million/2.9 rtg, L7 = 10.0 million/3.3 rtg and MP+35 = 4.8 rtg
“black-ish”: L3 = 6.7 million/2.0 rtg, L7 = 7.3 million/2.2 rtg and MP+35 = 3.0 rtg
“Designated Survivor”: L3 = 10.7 million/2.5 rtg, L7 = 12.3 million/3.1 rtg and MP+35 = 4.2 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.7 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49): 
ABC won Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 as its 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block came back against the 2-hour premiere of CBS’ “Survivor 2017” (“Speechless” and “black-ish” were preempted the prior week) and at 10:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor” returned up after 3 months off the schedule. In fact the Net finished No. 1 on Wednesday for the 4th time in 5 weekswith Adults 18-49 (1.5/6). 
                          
  • ABC’s “Modern Family” stood as Wednesday’s highest-rated TV show in Adults 18-49 with its lineup delivering 5 of the Top 6 programs during primetime: “Modern Family” (1.9/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.7/7 – tied with CBS’ “Survivor” premiere) – No. 2, “Speechless” (1.5/5) – No. 4, “black-ish” (1.4/5) – No. 5 and “Designated Survivor” (1.3/5) – No. 6.
  • Winning the 10 o’clock hour over season premiere drama competition on CBS (“Beyond Borders”), ABC’s “Designated Survivor” returned for its first telecast since mid-December (12/14/16) with an 8% increase in Adults 18-49(1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4), matching its highest rating since October – since 10/12/16. “DS” is TV’s Biggest Gainer in Playback: On average, “Designated Survivor” is No. 1 for the 2016-17 season in Live + 7 Day TV Playback, spiking over its L+SD number by +6.9 million Total Viewers to emerge as the first-ever broadcast series to deliver a larger L+7 lift than its actual L+SD average audience (6.9 million vs. 6.6 million). In addition, the new ABC drama adds +1.9 Adult 18-49 rating points in L+7, more than doubling its L+SD delivery (+136%).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/8/17.
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ABC’s Kimmel Grows to its Largest Audience in 8 Weeks and a 5-Week High in AD18-49
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Week of February 27, 2017

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Grows to its Largest Audience in 8 Weeks And a 5-Week High Among Adults 18-49

On Monday, ‘Kimmel’ Draws its Largest Late-Night Audience
In 4 Months and is the Night’s Most-Watched Late-Night Talk Show

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)

Fresh off Jimmy Kimmel’s stint as host of the 2017 Academy Awards® during the week of February 27, 2017, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” shot up by double digits over its last regular week two weeks ago (w/o 2/13/17) in Total Viewers (+24% – 2.351 million vs. 2.111 million) to draw its largest audience in 8 weeks and in Adults 18-49 (+15% – 615,000 vs. 546,000) to score its strongest week in 5 weeks – since the weeks of 1/2/17 and 1/23/17, respectively.
  • On the night following The Oscars® (Monday, 2/27/17), “Kimmel” drew its biggest late-night audience on any night in 4 months (3.150 million) – since Monday, 10/24/16.
  • On Monday (2/27/17), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was the most-watched late-night talk show (3.150 million), topping CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (3.099 million) and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2.930 million).
PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,351,000                     615,000NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,918,000                     937,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,005,000                     709,000
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 2/27/17 or as dated.

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ABC Spikes 54% to Score a New Monday Season High in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Monday, March 6, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Spikes 54% to Score a New Monday Season High in Adults 18-49
‘The Bachelor’ Stands as Monday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-34,
Outdelivering NBC’s ‘The Voice’ by an Impressive 47% on the Night
At 10 p.m., ‘The Women Tell All’ Beats NBC’s ‘Taken’ by 23% in Adults 18-49

Monday (3/6/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.7 million/2.9 rating and L7 = 9.0 million/3.1 rating
“The Bachelor: The Women Tell All”:  L3 = 7.3 million/2.5 rating and L7 = 7.9 million/2.7 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00  p.m. – 6.3 million and 2.0/7 in AD18-49):
ABC ran in close race with “The Voice”-led NBC for No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7 vs. 2.2/8) and shot up 54% week to week to deliver a new season high on the night. 
  • ABC dominated NBC on the night in the younger segment of the key sales demo to win Monday by 58% in Adults 18-34 (1.9/9 vs. 1.2/6). ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34 holding a massive 47% advantage over “The Voice” (2.2/10 vs. 1.5/7) and standing as Monday’s top-rated TV series for the 10th straight week. In addition, ABC’s “The Women Tell All” was the No. 2 TV program of the night in Adults 18-34 (1.8/8), outdelivering “The Voice” by 20%.

  • Airing  shortened 1-hour telecast from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and once again facing “The Voice,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” was a strong No. 2 in the slot with Adults 18-49 (2.2/8) and ranked No. 1 in the hour against “The Voice” in Adults 18-34, key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and Teens 12-17.
  • From 9:00-11:00 p.m. against the second half of NBC’s “The Voice” and week 2 of “Taken” at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor: The  Women Tell All” took 2nd place in the 2-hour time slot in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) and like its lead-in ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and key Women(W18-34/W18-49). In fact from 10:00-11:00 p.m.,The Women Tell All” won the final hourof primetime by 23% in Adults 18-49 over NBC’s “Taken” (1.6/6 vs. 1.3/5).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).

Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/6/17.

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‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 27

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of February 27, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 27
‘GMA’ Delivers Largest Total Viewer Lead Over ‘Today’ in 14 Months
‘GMA’s’ Post-Oscars® Telecast Beats ‘Today’ by Largest Single-Day Lead
in Over 1 ½ Years
‘GMA’ Grows Week to Week Across the Board in Total Viewers,
Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th Consecutive Season

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” stood as the No. 1 morning newscasts in Total Viewers (4.806 million) for the week of February 27, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.318 million), widening its lead from the prior week by 33% (488,000 vs. 368,000) to its largest winning advantage in over 14 months – since w/o 12/21/15.

In addition, “GMA” built on its lead over “Today” year to year by double digits (+57%; vs. 311,000 on w/o 2/29/16). “GMA” has improved on its year-ago leads for the past 7 weeks.
On Monday (2/27/17), “GMA”’s post-Oscars telecast drew the ABC newscast’s 2nd-strongest single-day performance of the season in Total Viewers (5.521 million), Adults 25-54 (1.763 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.312 million), behind only its post-Presidential Election Day telecast (11/9/16). In addition, “GMA”’s Monday telecast beat NBC’s “Today” (4.575 million) head to head by its largest single-day lead (+946,000) in over 1 1/2 years – since 6/17/15.

“GMA” scored week-to-week increases (4.614 million, 1.503 million and 1.099 million, respectively, for w/o 2/20/17) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).  In fact, “GMA” turned in its strongest numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since November – since weeks of 11/21/16 and 11/7/16, respectively.

Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 163,000 (4.662 million vs. 4.499 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.

During the week, “GMA” defeated “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+32%/ 1.178 million), Adults 25-54 (+45%/+477,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52%/+393,000).

MORNING NEWS (Week of February 27, 2017):
                 TOTAL VIEWERS    ADULTS 25-54         ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,806,000          1.3/11; 1,545,000      0.9/10; 1,148,000         3.5/14
TODAY                                                 4,318,000          1.4/11; 1,642,000     1.0/10; 1,244,000         3.1/12
CBS THIS MORNING                        3,628,000          0.9/ 7; 1,068,000       0.6/ 6; 755,000            2.6/10

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/27/17, 2/20/17 and 2/29/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 3/5/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 3/6/16). Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST), on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Returns Exactly Even with its December Finale in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Sunday, March 5, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s ‘AFV’ Grows 11% from its Most Recent Airing Among Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Returns Even with its December Finale in Adults 18-49
‘Time After Time’ Debut Nearly Ties CBS’ Dramas from 9-11 p.m. in Adults 18-49

Sunday Night (3/5/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“AFV”: L3 = 5.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 5.6 million/1.2 rating
“Once Upon a Time”: L3 = 4.0 million/1.4 rating and L7 = 4.3 million/1.6 rating
“Time After Time”: L3 = 3.3 million/0.9 rating and L7 = 3.6 million/1.0 rating
Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Results for 3/5/17:
  • Leading off the night in the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” grew 11% over its most recent airing two weeks ago in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4).

  • Facing stiff competition on its return from 8:00-9:00 p.m. against NBC’s season premiere of “Little Big Shots,” an original of CBS’ “NCIS: LA” and Fox with the debut of “Making History” at 8:30 p.m., ABC’sOnce Upon a Time” came back exactly even among Adults 18-49(0.9/3) on its first telecast in 3 months (since 12/4/16) and was up 17% in Adults 18-34 from its December finale. Strong Gains in TV Playback:  On average this season, “Once Upon a Time” builds over its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating by +36% in Live + 3 Day and by +55% in Live +7 Day.
  • From 9:00-11:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s drama premieres (“Chicago Justice”/”Shades of Blue”), ABC’s series debut of “Time After Time” nearly tied CBS’ established dramas in the 2-hour time slot with Adults 18-49 (0.6/2 vs. 0.7/3 for “Madam Secretary”/”Elementary”) and took a 33%  lead over CBS with Adults 18-34

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/5/17.
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ABC Is February’s Entertainment Leader With 9 of the Top 15 Series in Adults 18-49
2017 February Sweep – ABC Primetime
(Based on Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Takes 2nd in the 2017 February Sweep to a Super Bowl-Fueled Fox
and Finishes No. 1 for the Month Among Non-Sports Adults 18-49
Ranking No. 1 on 5 of 7 Nights During the Week, the Network Airs
9 Top 15 Series in February With Adults 18-49,  Delivering 5 of the Top 10
ABC’s 2017 ‘Oscars’ Stands as February’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast

2017 February Sweep (28 Nights Complete):

ABC ranked No. 2 for the 2016 February Sweep in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) to a Super Bowl-led Fox, leading by double digits over both CBS (+15% – 1.3/5) and NBC (+50% – 1.0/4). Excluding the Super Bowl, ABC moved up to the No. 1 position for the month with wide advantages among Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), outdelivering CBS by 23% (1.3/5), NBC by 45% (1.1/4) and Fox by 100% (0.8/3).   
  
  • The No. 1 Network on 5 of 7 Nights of the Week and Wins Last 2 Nielsen Weeks: On average, ABC was the No. 1 network during February on Monday, Wednesday (tie), Thursday, Friday (tie) and Saturday nights with Adults 18-49.  ABC won each of the last 2 complete Nielsen weeks during the Sweep (weeks of 2/13/17 and 2/20/17).
  • Highest-Rated TV Series in February: ABC delivered 9 of the Top 15 broadcast series during February in Adults 18-49, landing 5 in the Top 10: “The Bachelor” – No. 5, “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy” tied at No. 6, “The Goldbergs” – No. 8, “Scandal” – No. 9, “Speechless” – No. 11, while  “The Middle,” “American Housewife” and “black-ish” tied at No. 13.

  • ABC’s “The Oscars” is February’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast: In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC’s “The Oscars” ranked as the No. 1 entertainment telecast for both the February Sweep and for the 2016-17 season to date. In fact, it is TV’s top entertainment broadcast in 1 year – since the year-ago “Oscars” on 2/28/16.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings 2/2-3/1/17, unless otherwise specified. 

ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Is Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Wednesday, March 1, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Is Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49
Night 2 of ‘When We Rise’ Holds Steady Against Big Drama Competition

Wednesday (3/1/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 7.4 million/2.2 rating, L7 = 7.8 million/2.4 rating and MP+35 = 3.0 rating
“Modern Family”: L3 = 8.9 million/3.1 rating, L7 = 9.9 million/3.5 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“When We Rise”: L3 = 3.0 million/0.9 rating and L7 = 3.3 million/1.0 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.4 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): 
With comedies from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and night 2 of “When We Rise” from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC ranked No. 2 on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to NBC with the highly promoted debut of “Chicago Justice” at the end of its Chicago drama lineup, tying CBS (1.0/4) and beating Fox (0.9/3).  ABC delivered Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show among Adults 18-49 with “Modern Family” (2.0/8).
  • Ranking No. 1 in the lead-off 8:00 p.m. half-hourin Adults 18-49 (tie), ABC’s “The Goldbergs” held even with its week-ago Fast Affiliate rating in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7), which adjusted up 1-tenth in the Nationals (1.8/7).

  • Shifting back to 8:30 p.m. this week and winning its half-hour with young adults, ABC’sModern Family” stayed even with its regular 9:00 p.m. telecast last week among Adults 18-49 (2.0/8).
  • From 9:00-11:00 p.m. facing all drama competition on NBC (“Chicago PD”/“Chicago Justice” debut), Fox (“Star”) CBS (“Criminal Minds”/“Bull-R”), the second part of ABC’s “When We Rise” remained steady with its Monday premiere telecast out of “The Bachelor” in Adults 18-49 (0.6/2 vs. 0.7/3). Editors Please Note: “When We Rise” is a 4-part mini-series, with parts 3-4 airing on Thursday and Friday this week from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/1/17.
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of February 20, 2017


ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers Both Week to Week and Year to Year
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Sees Gains in Total Viewers and Women 18-49
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.917 million Total Viewers, 544,000 Women 25-54 and 378,000 Women 18-49 during the week of February 20, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.666 million, 475,000 and 331,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+251,000), Women 25-54 (+69,000) and Women 18-49 (+47,000).
“The View” improved in Total Viewers both week to week (+1% – 2.917 million vs. 2.875 million) and year to year (+3% – 2.917 million vs. 2.843 million).

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+9% – 2.936 million vs. 2.705 million) and Women 18-49 (+1% – 409,000 vs. 403,000).
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.936 million vs. 2.748 million), Women 25-54 (+12% – 554,000 vs. 494,000) and Women 18-49 (+20% – 409,000 vs. 341,000).

Week of February 20, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             2,917,000                            544,000/0.9                                   378,000/0.6
CBS “THE TALK”               2,666,000                           475,000/0.8                                   331,000/0.5
                                                                                                                                                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/20/17, 2/13/17 and 2/22/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/26/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/28/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and ‘The Real O’Neals’ Grow and Rank as Tuesday’s Top 2 Comedies
Quick Take for Tuesday, February 28, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and ‘The Real O’Neals’ Stand as Tuesday’s Top 2 Comedies
‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Draws Its Biggest Audience on the Night Since
Its Season Premiere and Equals a 10-Week High in Adults 18-49
‘The Real O’Neals’ Spikes More Than 20% to Best-Since Premiere Results

                
Tuesday (2/28/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“FOTB”: L3 = 5.5 million/1.6 rtg and L7 = 5.7 million/1.7 rtg
“The Real O’Neals”: L3 = 4.3 million/1.4 rtg and L7 = 4.6 million/1.5 rtg

 Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
Shifting back an hour earlier this week into the 8 o’clock hour prior to the Presidential Address to Congress and ranking No. 2 to NBC’s “The Voice” premiere in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4-tie), ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.2/4) and “The Real O’Neals” (1.1/4) beat out Fox’s “New Girl” (0.9/3) and “The Mick” (0.9/3) head to head by 33% and 22% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, to stand as Tuesday’s Top 2  comedies in Adults 18-49.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 18% from the prior week in Total Viewers (4.6 million vs. 3.9 million) and grew for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 (+9% – 1.2/4 vs. 1.1/4), drawing best-since-premiere viewership on the night and matching a 10-week high in young adults – since 10/11/16 and 1/3/17, respectively.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” shot up week to week by 24% in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 2.9 million) and by 22% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3), delivering its strongest numbers since its season premiere– since 10/11/16.
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/28/17.
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ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 20

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of February 20, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 20
‘GMA’ Delivers Largest Total Viewer Lead Over ‘Today’ in 2 Months
‘GMA’ More Than Doubles Lead Over ‘Today’ Compared to Same Week Last Year
‘GMA’ Grows Week to Week in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
 ‘GMA’ Delivers Closest News Demo Performance With ‘Today’ in Over a Year
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th-Straight Season
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (4.614 million) for the week of February 20, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.246 million), increasing its advantage from the prior week by 8% (368,000 vs. 341,000) to its largest in 8 weeks – since w/o 12/26/16.
In addition, “GMA” more than doubled its lead over “Today” from the same week last year (+101% – 368,000 vs. 183,000 on w/o 2/22/16).  “GMA” has built on its year-ago leads for the past 6 weeks.

 “GMA” posted week-to-week gains in Adults 25-54 (+3% – 1.503 million vs. 1.455 million) and Adults 18-49 (+1% – 1.099 million vs. 1.088 million).

“GMA” narrowed its week-to-week gaps with “Today” in Adults 25-54 (-64% – 76,000 vs. 209,000) and Adults 18-49 (-44% – 76,000 vs. 135,000), delivering its closest news demo performance with the NBC program in over 1 year – since w/o 12/28/15.

“GMA” slashed its year-to-year margins with “Today” by more than half in both Adults 25-54 (-58% – 76,000 vs. 179,000) and Adults 18-49 (-63% – 76,000 vs. 205,000).

Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 148,000 (4.655 million vs. 4.507 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.

During the week, “GMA” defeated “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+25%/+931,000), Adults 25-54 (+39%/+424,000) and Adults 18-49 (+38%/+303,000).

*Note: Due to the Presidents Day Holiday (2/20/17), “Good Morning America,” was retitled to “Good Morning Amer,” “CBS This Morning” was retitled to “CBS This Morn,” while “Today” was coded as a special.  Each telecast was excluded from the weekly averages.  ABC’s, CBS’ and NBC’s averages are based on 4 days (Tue-Fri).

MORNING NEWS (Week of February 20, 2017)
        TOTAL VIEWERS    ADULTS 25-54   ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,614,000           1.3/11; 1,503,000      0.9/ 9;   1,099,000         3.4/13
TODAY                                                 4,246,000           1.3/11; 1,579,000      0.9/10; 1,175,000         3.0/12
CBS THIS MORNING                        3,683,000           0.9/ 8; 1,079,000        0.6/ 7;     796,000         2.6/10
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/20/17, 2/13/17 and 2/22/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/26/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/28/16).   Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

Fresh off ‘The Oscars ®,’ ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Monday’s #1 Late-Night Talk Show
Monday, February 27, 2017: ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
(Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)


Fresh off Kimmel’s Stint as of Host of the 2017 Oscars®,
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Monday’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show
‘Kimmel’ Scores a 4-Month High in Homes and an 8-Month High in Adults 18-49
‘Kimmel’ Ranks No. 1 in its Time Slot in Each of the Top 5 U.S. Markets
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

Fresh off Jimmy Kimmel’s stint as host of the 2017 Academy Awards®, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show on Monday (2/27/17) in Households (2.6/7) in the 56 Metered Markets, beating NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 18% (2.2/6) and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 4% (2.5/7). ABC’s “Kimmel” was also Monday’s highest-rated late-night talker in Adults 18-49 (0.8/4) in the 25 LPM Markets, topping both “Fallon” (0.7/4) and “Colbert” (0.6/3).

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” delivered its highest-rated telecast on any day in 4 months in Households (2.6/7), while matching its strongest rating among Adults 18-49 since an NBA Finals-led broadcast 8 months ago – since Monday 10/24/16 and Thursday, 6/16/16, respectively.

“Kimmel” ranked No. 1 in its time period in each of the Top 5 U.S. markets (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas) in both Households and Adults 18-49. In fact, in Chicago, “Kimmel” scored a massive 6.4/14 in Households, the show’s highest-ever rating in the market. Gary Cole and his fiancée, Vicki Mines, the Chicago couple who were part of the unsuspecting tourists at the Oscars, were additional guests on Monday’s show.

Please note: Metered Market ratings for Chicago started on 1/1/2008.
PROGRAM AVERAGES            HH Rtg           A18-49 Rtg   
ABC “Kimmel”                            2.6/7                  0.8/4
NBC “Fallon”                               2.2/6                  0.7/4    
CBS “Colbert”                               2.5/7                  0.6/3    
Source: WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, Live + Same Day Program Ratings (2/27/17).

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No. 1 on 6 Nights Last Week, ABC Wins by 140% for Its Most Dominant Weekly Victory in 17 Years in Adults 18-49
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of February 20, 2017    
           (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


Ranking No. 1 on 6 Nights of the Week, ABC Beats Its Nearest Competition
by 140% in Adults 18-49 for Its Most Dominant In-Season Weekly Win in 17 Years
The Net Airs 12 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows With ‘The ‘Oscars®’ at No. 1
ABC’s 2017 ‘Academy Awards®’ Is TV’s Top Entertainment Telecast in 1 Year
ABC Leads Monday by 46% as ‘The Bachelor’ Hits New Season Highs
ABC’s Tuesday 2-Hour Comedy Block Claims the Night’s Top Comedies and Posts 33% Year-Over-Year Time-Period Improvement in Adults 18-49

 ‘The Real O’Neals’ Earns Its Most Watched Telecast in 9 Weeks
ABC Wins Its 3rd Wednesday in a Row and Is the Only Net Up Week to Week,
as ‘black-ish’ Builds to a 6-Week High Among Adults 18-49
ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 5th Straight Thursday Since Its Return in Adults 18-49, as ‘HTGAWM’ Finale Ties Its Season High and Is Up Year to Year in Adults 18-49
ABC Wins Friday With ‘Shark Tank’ as the Top Series for Its 7th Straight Original  
‘NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC’ Wins for the 5th Time in 6 Weeks
Week No. 23
Winning its 2nd straight week and finishing No. 1 for the 3rd time in 5 weeks, ABC led “Oscars” week by an even larger margin of 140% this year in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.0/4 – CBS and NBC tied), up from a 108% advantage last year over runner-up CBS. In fact it was the Net’s most dominant in-season weekly victory in more than 17 years – since w/o 1/24/00 with the Super Bowl. The Net ranked No. 1 on 6 of 7 nights during the week with young adults (Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri, Sat. and Sun.). ABC was also the most watched TV network overall by 31% over 2nd-place CBS (8.9 million vs. 6.8 million). 
 
Rankings:  ABC’s “The Oscars” finished as the week’s No. 1 TV program in viewers and across all key demographic measures. In fact, it was the 2016-17 season’s biggest entertainment telecast in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 and highest overall in 1-year – since last year’s broadcast on 2/28/16. The Net delivered 12 of the week’s Top 20 TV shows in Adults 18-49, placing 7 in the Top 10: “The Oscars” – No. 1, “The Oscars Red Carpet Live-3” – No. 2, “The Oscars Red Carpet Live-2” – No. 4, “The Bachelor” – No. 6, “The Oscars Red Carpet Live-1” – No. 8, “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy” tied at No. 9, “The Goldbergs” – No. 11, “Speechless” and “black-ish” tied at No. 13, “The Middle” – No. 17 and “Shark Tank” – No. 19.
 
  • Monday
ABC won Monday by 46% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7) over runner-up CBS with its original lineup (1.3/4), marking its 9th consecutive week as the top entertainment network on the night. The Net matched a Monday season high.
  • Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/8), ABC’s “The Bachelor” was the night’s highest-rated series for the 8th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. 

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.9 million and 2.5/8 in AD18-49):
Dominating each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” won its 2-hour slot over its nearest competition by 20% in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 6.6 million – CBS’ comedy block)  and by 79% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/8 vs. 1.4/5 – NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior”). 
  • “The Bachelor” built week to week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%) to deliver new season highson both counts. Season to date, “The Bachelor” is up 15% in Adults 18-49over the same point last year (3.1/10 vs. 2.7/8).

“Quantico” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 2.5 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” held even week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.6/2), while adding Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.4 million). “Quantico” is the season’s top gainer in TV playbackwith Adults 18-49, doubling in Live + 3 Day(+100%) and spiking +143% in Live + 7 Day over its Live + Same Day delivery.  
  • Tuesday
  • ABC’s Tuesday 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block continued to improve its 2-hour time period, surging from the year-ago night (2/23/16) with original programming by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3). ABC delivered Tuesday’s top comedies.

  • Holding steady week to week and taking second to CBS’ “NCIS” from 8:00-9:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49 (tie), ABC’s “The Middle” (1.5/6) and “American Housewife” (1.4/5) dominated Fox’s “New Girl” (1.0/4) and “The Mick” (0.9/3) head-to-head by 50% and 56% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. In fact, “American Housewife” posted its biggest-yet winning advantage over fellow freshman comedy Fox’s “The Mick” (+56%).   
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 10% from the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs 1.0/4) and stood as Tuesday’s No. 3 comedy, behind only “The Middle” and “American Housewife.”

  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” rose by 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) and drew its biggest overall audience (2.93 million) in 9 weeks – since 1/3/17.
  • At 10:00 p.m., “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” held even in Adults 18-49 with its week-earlier National rating (0.6/2). “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Leads in Live + 7 Day: In the most recent round of Live + 7 Day ratings (w/o 1/30/17), “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was the week’s biggest broadcast gainer with a +150% spike in Adults 18-49 from L+SD to tie its highest L+7 lift in 2017.  In L+7, the ABC drama was up week to week by 7% (after being even week to week in L+SD).

  • Wednesday
With its 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block and “Match Game” at 10:00 p.m., ABC won its 3rd consecutive Wednesday over all-original competition among Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), leading by double digits over Fox (+15% – 1.3/5), NBC (+25% – 1.2/4) and CBS (+50% – 1.0/4).  ABC finished as the No. 1 network for the 6th time in the 8 Wednesdays of 2017.  ABC was the only net up week to week in Adults 18-49 (+7%).
  • Ranking No. 1 in each half-hour, ABC’s 2-hour comedy block won by 31% from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) over runner-up Fox (1.3/5) and produced Wednesday’s top TV shows in the key young adult sales demo: “Modern Family” (2.0/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.7/7) – No. 2, whileblack-ish” (1.6/6) and “Speechless” (1.6/6) tied for No. 3

  • “The Goldbergs,” “Speechless” and “Modern Family” were each even with their week-ago Adult 18-49 deliveries, while “black-ish” grew 7% in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour to a 6-week high – since 1/11/17.
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd in the hour and increased its lead over CBS’ “Doubt” to 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.6/2), up from a 13% advantage the prior week.  The ABC game show grew in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.5 million) to its most watched telecast since mid-January(since 1/11/17) and held even with Adults 18-49.

  • Thursday
With “Grey’s Anatomy” into the 2-hour season closer of “HTGAWM,” ABC won its 5th consecutive Thursday since the return of TGITamong Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), beating CBS by 14% (1.4/5), NBC by 78% (0.9/3) and Fox by 78% (0.9/4). Coming on the heels of its 2nd Nielsen week Adult 18-49 victory in the last 4 weeks (w/o 2/13/17 and 1/23/17), ABC also just tallied its 3rd straight week as the No. 1 network on each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 7.7 million and 2.0/8 in AD18-49):
At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s” nearly tied CBS’ comedies for No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (2.0/8 vs. 2.2/8 for “Big Bang Theory”/“Great Indoors”). “Grey’s” was the night’s No. 2 TV show in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory” and once again ranked as the night’s No. 1 show with Adults 18-34(1.4/7-tie).

“How to Get Away with Murder” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
Dominating from 9:00-11:00 p.m., “How to Get Away with Murder” led its 2-hour slot by 40% over CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.0/4). In addition from 10:00-11:00 p.m., the ABC drama outperformed NBC’s series debut of “The Blacklist: Redemption” by 75% with young adults (1.4/6 vs. 0.8/3) and was the most watched TV program overall in the final hour of primetime.
  • Building over the prior week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), “How to Get Away with Murder” equaled its 2nd highest rating this season with young adults. 

  • Friday
ABC won Friday night in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5) with “Shark Tank” as the No. 1 TV show (1.4/6), “Last Man Standing” as the No. 1 scripted show(1.2/5) and “20/20” as the No. 1 newsmagazine(1.0/4) with all 3 programs at No. 1 in their respective time periods. So far this Nielsen week, the Net has ranked No. 1 on 4 nights(Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Last Man Standing” marked its 11th consecutive original telecast at No. 1 this season in its half-hour with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5).

  • At 8:30 p.m., “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 9:00 p.m. (+56%), ABC’s “Shark Tank” won its hour by 27% in Adults 18-49 over CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” (1.4/6 vs. 1.1/4) to stand as Friday’s No. 1 TV show for its 6th straight original telecast. The ABC unscripted series grew week to week in Total Viewers (+13% – 5.9 million vs. 5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/6 vs. 1.2/5) to draw its 3rd-largest audience this season and match a season high among young adults.

  • 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 10:00 p.m. 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 (4.1 million, 0.9/4 and 1.3/4, respectively, on 2/17/17) 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.”
  • Saturday
With NBA coverage, ABC ranked No. 1 on Saturday night for the 5th time in 6 weeks among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3), topping NBC with NHL coverage by 33% (0.6/2) and Fox with boxing coverage by 60% (0.5/2). Featuring the Chicago Bulls at the Cleveland Cavaliers in its fifth game of the season, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” ranked as the night’s highest-rated program for its 5th straight telecast with young adults (0.8/3).
  • Sunday
With its coverage of the “89th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC shot to the top of Sunday’s prime, outperforming its combined broadcast competition(CBS, NBC and Fox) by 175% in Total Viewers (27.2 million vs. 9.9 million) and by 260% in Adults 18-49 (7.2/23 vs. 2.0/6).
“Oscar’s Red Carpet Live-Pt 3” (8:01-8:30 p.m.)
From 8:00-8:30 p.m. leading into the ceremony, ABC’s “Oscar’s Red Carpet Live” drew 20.9 million viewers on average.
“The Oscars” (8:30 p.m.-12:03 a.m.)
ABC’s 2017 broadcast of “The Oscars” attracted an average audience of 32.9 million Total Viewers and scored a 9.1 rating, 29 share among Adults 18-49.  In viewers and young adults, the 2017 “Oscars” qualifies as TV’s No. 1 entertainment telecast in 1 year – since last year’s telecast on 02/28/16.
  • The 2017 “Academy Awards” held 96% of last year’s Total Viewers (32.9 million vs. 34.4 million).

  • TV’s biggest awards show, ABC’s “The Oscars” dominated over other key awards shows this year, outdrawing the 2017 “Golden Globe Awards” by 12.9 million viewers and 63% in Adults 18-49 (20.0 million and 5.6/17 on 1/8/17) and the 2017 “Grammy Awards” by 6.8 million viewers and 17% in Adults 18-49 (26.1 million and 7.8/25 on 2/12/17).
  • ABC’s 2017 “Oscars” telecast reached an estimated 59.0 million unique television viewers across the U.S. – unduplicated Viewers 2 + watching 6 minutes or more during the broadcast.

Social Activity (Nielsen Social)
According to Nielsen Social, a total of 8.4 million people generated 22.1 million social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter during “The Oscars” on ABC on Sunday. In fact, 73% of all social TV interactions on Sunday were about “The Oscars.” The Oscars on ABC is the No. 1 most social TV program for the week of 2/20/17.
WEEK NO. 23:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  2.4          No.1 ABC        8,850,000
No.2   CBS   1.0          No.2 CBS         6,800,000
No.2   NBC  1.0          No.3 NBC        4,250,000
No.4   FOX   0.8          No.4 FOX         2,870,000
No.5   CW    0.5          No.5 CW          1,450,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 2/20/17. Nielsen Social: Week of 2/20/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Beats NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Premiere by 21% in Adults 18-34
Quick Take for Monday, February 27, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Beats NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Premiere by 21% in Adults 18-34
 Against Stiff Competition, “When We Rise” Opens With 2.9 Million Viewers

Monday (2/27/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 9.4 million/3.1 rating and L7 = 9.8 million/3.3 rating
“When We Rise”:  L3 = 4.3 million/1.0 rating and L7 = 4.7 million/1.1 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
              
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00  p.m. – 4.5 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):
With a 1-hour “The Bachelor” and part 1 of the mini-series ‘When We Rise,” ABC earned second place on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4) to NBC with its opener of “The Voice” and debut of “Taken,” beating original schedules on CBS by 8% (1.2/4) and Fox by 44% (0.9/3).
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34 by 21% over NBC’s “The Voice” 2-hour premiere (2.3/10 vs. 1.9/9), ranking as the No. 1 series for the 9th Monday in a row

  • Cutting back to a 1-hour episode this week from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and facing “The Voice” opener,  ABC’s “The Bachelor” held steady week to week (2.4/9 vs. 2.5/8), matching its 2nd-highest rating this season and coming within 1-tenth of the prior week’s season high.
  • From 9:00-11:00 p.m., against the second half of NBC’s “The Voice” premiere and its 10:00 p.m. debut of “Taken,” night 1 of ABC’s “When We Rise” opened with an average audience of 2.9 million viewers during its 2-hour broadcast. Editors Please Note: “When We Rise” is a 4-part mini-series with parts 2-4 airing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 2/27/17.

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ABC’s 2017 ‘Academy Awards®’ Draws 32.9 Million Viewers as TV’s Top Entertainment Telecast in 1 Year

Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Based on Nielsen L+SD Fast National Ratings

ABC’s 2017 ‘Academy Awards®’ Is TV’s Top Entertainment Telecast in 1 Year
 
‘The Oscars®’ Dominates 2017 Broadcasts of the ‘Golden Globes’ and ‘Grammys’

‘The Academy Awards’ Drives 73% of All Social Interactions on Sunday
ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. – preliminary “Fast Affiliate” averages)
With its coverage of the “89th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC shot to the top of Sunday’s prime, outperforming its combined broadcast competition(CBS, NBC and Fox) by 177% in Total Viewers (27.4 million vs. 9.9 million) and by 270% in Adults 18-49 (7.4/23 vs. 2.0/6).

“Oscar’s Red Carpet Live-Pt 3” (8:01-8:30 p.m.)
From 8:00-8:30 p.m. leading into the ceremony, ABC’s “Oscar’s Red Carpet Live” drew 20.9 million viewers on average.

“The Oscars” (8:30 p.m.-12:03 a.m.)
ABC’s 2017 broadcast of “The Oscars” attracted an average audience of 32.9 million Total Viewers and scored a 9.1 rating among Adults 18-49, based on Nielsen’s Live + Same Day “Fast National” ratings. In viewers and young adults, the 2017 “Oscars” qualifies as TV’s No. 1 entertainment telecast in 1 year – since last year’s telecast on 02/28/16.
  • The 2017 “Academy Awards” held 96% of last year’s Total Viewers in the Fast National ratings (34.3 million on 2/28/16), which adjusted up in the National numbers (to 34.4 million). 
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  • TV’s biggest awards show, ABC’s “The Oscars” dominated over other key awards shows this year, outdrawing the 2017 “Golden Globe Awards” by 12.9 million viewers and 65% in Adults 18-49 (20.0 million/5.5 rating in AD18-49 on 1/8/17) and the 2017 “Grammy Awards” by 6.8 million viewers and 17% in Adults 18-49 (26.1 million/7.8 rating in AD18-49 on 2/12/17).
  • ABC’s 2017 “Oscars” telecast reached an estimated 59.0 million unique television viewers across the U.S. – unduplicated Viewers 2 + watching 6 minutes or more during the broadcast.

Social Activity (Nielsen Social)
According to Nielsen Social, a total of 8.4 million people generated 22.1 million social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter during “The Oscars” on ABC on Sunday. In fact, 73% of all social TV interactions on Sunday were about “The Oscars.” The Oscars on ABC is the No. 1 most social TV program for the week of 2/20/17.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings for 02/26/17, unless stated otherwise. Nielsen Social: Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast, for 2/26/17.

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ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Show for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[via press release from ABC] 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.

ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday as the ‘HTGAWM’ Finale Ties Its Season High and Is Up Year to Year

Quick Take for Thursday, February 23, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is Thursday’s No. 1 TV Show With Adults 18-34
‘HTGAWM’ Finale Ties Its Season High and Is Up Year to Year in Adults 18-49

Thursday (2/23/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings
“Grey’s”: L3 = 10.2 million/3.0 rating, L7 = 10.9 million/3.3 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“HTGAWM”: L3 = 7.9 million/2.8 rating and L7 = 8.7 million/3.1 rating and MP+35 = 4.5 rating

“Grey’s” and “HTGAWM” Jump in L+7 TV Playback:
On average season to date (20 complete weeks), “Grey’s Anatomy” spikes over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating by +1.5 rating points after 7 days of TV playback while “HTGAWM” jumps by +1.3 rating points to double its L+SD delivery (+100%).

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
With “Grey’s Anatomy” into the 2-hour season closer of “HTGAWM,” ABC won its 5th consecutive Thursday since the return of TGIT among Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), beating CBS by 14% (1.4/5), NBC by 78% (0.9/3) and Fox by 78% (0.9/3). Coming on the heels of its 2nd Nielsen week Adult 18-49 victory in the last 4 weeks (w/o 2/13/17 and 1/23/17), ABC also just tallied its 3rd straight week as the No. 1 network on each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 7.6 million and 2.0/8 in AD18-49):
At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s” nearly tied CBS’ comedies for No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (2.0/8 vs. 2.1/8 for “Big Bang Theory”/”Great Indoors”). “Grey’s” was the night’s No. 2 TV show in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory” and once again ranked as the night’s No. 1 show with Adults 18-34 (1.4/7-tie).

“How to Get Away with Murder” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.0 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
Dominating from 9:00-11:00 p.m., “How to Get Away with Murder” led its 2-hour slot by 50% over its nearest competition in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.0/4 – CBS). In addition from 10:00-11:00 p.m., the ABC drama outperformed NBC’s series debut of “The Blacklist: Redemption” by 75% with young adults (1.4/5 vs. 0.8/3) and was the most watched TV program overall in the final hour of primetime.

Building over the prior week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%), “How to Get Away with Murder” equaled its season high with young adults. In addition, “HTGAWM” gained 7% from its last season finale in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 on 3/17/16).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/23/17.

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ABC Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Wednesday and Is the Only Net Up; ‘black-ish’ Scores a 6-Week High
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins Its 3rd Wednesday in a Row and Is the Only Net Up Week to Week
ABC’s Comedy Block Leads Each Half-Hour With the Top 4 TV Shows
ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Grows to a 6-Week High Among Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Match Game’ Marks Its Most Watched Telecast Since Mid-January
Wednesday (2/22/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 7.4 million/2.2 rating, L7 = 7.9 million/2.4 rating and MP+35 = 3.0 rating
“Speechless”: L3 = 6.4 million/1.9 rating, L7 = 6.9 million/2.1 rating and MP+35 = 2.5 rating
“Modern Family”: L3 = 9.4 million/3.1 rating, L7 = 10.4 million/3.5 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 7.1 million/2.3 rating, L7 = 7.6 million/2.5 rating and MP+35 = 3.4 rating
“Match Game”: L3 = 4.3 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 4.5 million/1.3 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
                                  
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): 
With its 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block and “Match Game” at 10:00 p.m., ABC won its 3rd consecutive Wednesday over all-original competition among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), leading by double digits over Fox (+15% – 1.3/5), NBC (+36% – 1.1/4) and CBS (+50% – 1.0/4).  ABC finished as the No. 1 network for the 6th time in the 8 Wednesdays of 2017.  ABC was the only net up week to week in Adults 18-49 (+7%).
  • Ranking No. 1 in each half-hour, ABC’s 2-hour comedy block won by 31% from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) over runner-up Fox (1.3/5) and produced Wednesday’s Top 4 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo: “Modern Family” (2.0/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.7/7) – No. 2,black-ish” (1.6/6) – No. 3 and “Speechless” (1.5/6) – No. 4

  • “The Goldbergs,” “Speechless” and “Modern Family” were each steady with their week-ago Adult 18-49 deliveries, while “black-ish” grew 7% in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour to a 6-week high – since 1/11/17.
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd in the hour and increased its lead over CBS’ “Doubt” to 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.6/2), up from a 13% advantage the prior week.  The ABC game show grew in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.5 million) to its most watched telecast since mid-January(since 1/11/17) and held even with Adults 18-49.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/22/17.
             
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of February 13, 2017
ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains Across the Board

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.875 million Total Viewers, 560,000 Women 25-54 and 393,000 Women 18-49 duringthe week of February 13, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.720 million, 484,000 and 321,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+155,000), Women 25-54 (+76,000) and Women 18-49 (+72,000).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season: Total Viewers (+9% – 2.935 million vs. 2.696 million), Women 25-54 (+1% – 554,000 vs. 550,000) and Women 18-49 (+2% – 410,000 vs. 402,000).

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.935 million vs. 2.750 million), Women 25-54 (+12% – 554,000 vs. 494,000) and Women 18-49 (+20% – 410,000 vs. 341,000).

Week of February 13, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW” 2,875,000 560,000/0.9 393,000/0.6
CBS “THE TALK” 2,720,000 484,000/0.8 321,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/13/17, 2/6/17 and 2/15/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/19/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/21/15). Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC’s Tuesday Comedy Block Improves Its Slot by 33% Year to Year and Claims the Night's Top Comedies

Quick Take for Tuesday, February 21, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s Tuesday 2-Hour Comedy Block Claims the Night’s Top Comedies and Posts 33% Year-Over-Year Time-Period Improvement in Adults 18-49
‘American Housewife’ Posts a Best-Yet 56% Advantage Over Fox’s ‘The Mick’
‘The Real O’Neals’ Draws Its Largest Audience in 9 Weeks

Tuesday (2/21/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Middle”: L3 = 7.5 million/1.9 rtg, L7 = 8.0 million/2.1 rtg and MP+35 = 2.6 rtg
“American Housewife”: L3 = 6.5 million/1.9 rtg, L7 = 7.0 million/2.1 rtg and MP+35 = 2.8 rtg
“FOTB”: L3 = 4.7 million/1.5 rtg, L7 = 5.1 million/1.6 rtg and MP+35 = 2.2 rtg
“The Real O’Neals”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.2 rtg, L7 = 3.8 million/1.3 rtg and MP+35 = 1.6 rtg
“S.H.I.E.L.D.”: L3 = 3.4 million/1.2 rtg, L7 = 3.9 million/1.4 rtg and MP+35 = 1.9 rtg
 Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
  • ABC’s Tuesday 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block continued to improve its 2-hour time period, surging from the year-ago night (2/23/16) with original programming by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3). ABC delivered Tuesday’s top comedies.
  • Holding steady week to week and taking second to CBS’ “NCIS” from 8:00-9:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49 (tie), ABC’s “The Middle” (1.5/6) and “American Housewife” (1.4/5) dominated Fox’s “New Girl” (1.0/4) and “The Mick” (0.9/3) head-to-head by 50% and 56% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. In fact, “American Housewife” posted its biggest-yet winning advantage over fellow freshman comedy Fox’s “The Mick” (+56%).   

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 10% from the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs 1.0/4) and stood as Tuesday’s No. 3 comedy, behind only “The Middle” and “American Housewife.”
  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” rose by 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) and drew its biggest overall audience (2.91 million) in 9 weeks – since 1/3/17.

  • At 10:00 p.m., “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” held even in Adults 18-49 with its week-earlier National rating (0.6/2). “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Leads in Live + 7 Day: In the most recent round of Live + 7 Day ratings (w/o 1/30/17), “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was the week’s biggest broadcast gainer with a +150% spike in Adults 18-49 from L+SD to tie its highest L+7 lift in 2017.  In L+7, the ABC drama was up week to week by 7% (after being even week to week in L+SD).
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/21/17.

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ABC Wins the Week in Adults 18-49 With 9 of the Top 15 TV Shows
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of February 13, 2017              
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


ABC Prime Wins the Week With 9 of the Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC Leads Monday as Night’s Top Entertainment Net for 8th Week in a Row
‘The Bachelor’ Towers Over Monday and Grows Season to Date in Adults 18-49 
 ‘Quantico’ Marks Its 9th Straight Telecast of Triple-Digit L+7 Growth This Season
ABC’s Tuesday 8-10 p.m. Comedy Block Boosts Its Time Slot by 33% Year to Year
ABC Wins Its 2nd Consecutive Wednesday in Adults 18-49, Finishing
No. 1 on the Evening for the 5th Time in the 7 Weeks of 2017
ABC’s Wednesday Comedy Block Dominates With the Top 4 TV Shows
ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 4th Straight Thursday Since Its Return in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Last Man Standing’ Tie as Friday’s No. 1 TV Show
ABC’s ‘20/20’ Tops NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Head to Head on Friday for 6 Straight Weeks
Sunday’s Airing of Disney ‘Tangled’ Makes ABC the No. 1 Broadcaster

Week No. 22
ABC won the week in primetime among Adults 18-49 (w/o 2/13/17 – 1.2/4), finishing No. 1 for the 2nd time in the last 4 weeks(also winning w/o 1/23/17) and taking second place on the intervening two weeks against the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards. For the 2nd week in a row, ABC won Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in Adults 18-49 while also taking the broadcast lead on Sunday this week. ABC claimed 9 of the Top 15 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the No. 1 unscripted show with “The Bachelor” at a season-high rating: “The Bachelor” – No. 4, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 7, “Modern Family” – No. 8, “The Goldbergs” – No. 9, “Speechless” and “Scandal” tied at No. 12, while “The Middle,” “American Housewife” and “black-ish” tied at No. 15.
 
  • Monday
ABC scored an impressive victory on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/7), beating runner-up CBS by 38% (1.3/5), increasing its lead over Fox’s dramas to 64% (1.1/4 – “24: Legacy”/ “APB”) up from 20% last week and more than doubling NBC with a 125% advantage (0.8/3).  It was the net’s 8th consecutive week as the top entertainment network on the night. ABC’s delivery held exactly even with the prior week.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” qualified as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 7th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.  In fact ABC’s “The Bachelor” crushed Week 2 of Fox’s “24: Legacy” by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.2/5 from 8-9 p.m.). The ABC unscripted series once again finished as the No. 1 most social program on Monday night (431,633 interactions).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.6 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):
Continuing to win each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.4/5). 
  • “The Bachelor” hit a new season high in Total Viewers, while matching a season best in Adults 18-49.  In addition, “The Bachelor” grew from its telecast on the same night last year (7.2 million and 2.2/6 on 2/15/16) with viewers and young adults. Season to date, “The Bachelor” is up 15% in Adults 18-49over the same point last year (3.1/10 vs. 2.7/8).

“Quantico” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 2.4 million and 0.6/23 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” held steady week to week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (2.6 million and 0.7/3, respectively, for 2/6/17).  In the Live + 7 Day ratings for the show’s premiere on the night (on 1/23/17), “Quantico” delivered the series’ 9th straight telecast of triple-digit L+7 growth this season among Adults 18-49 (+113%).
  • Tuesday
ABC delivered Tuesday’s Top 2 comedies to outdeliver Fox with “New Girl” and “The Mick” by 1.1 million Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 2.6 million) and by 11% with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3).
  • ABC’s 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block continued to improve the 2-hour time period from the year-ago night (2/16/16) with original programming by double digits in Total Viewers (+50% – 4.5 million vs. 3.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+33% – 1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3).

  • Taking second to CBS’ “NCIS” from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and beating NBC’s “The Wall” by 7% in the hour (1.5/6 vs. 1.4/5), ABC’s “The Middle” (1.5/6) and “American Housewife” (1.5/5) tied as the night’s No. 1 comedy and dominated Fox’s “New Girl” (0.9/4) and “The Mick” (1.0/4) head-to-head by 67% and 60% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
  • Wednesday
ABC won its 2nd straight Wednesday over all-original competition (including CBS’ 10:00 p.m. series debut of “Doubt”) among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), beating out Fox by 8% (1.3/5), NBC by 17% (1.2/4) and CBS by 27% (1.1/4). ABC qualified as the No. 1 net for the 5th time in the 7 Wednesdays of 2017. 
  • ABC’s 2-hour comedy block led by 31% from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) over runner-up Fox (1.3/5) and produced Wednesday’s Top 4 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo: “Modern Family” (2.0/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.8/7) – No. 2,Speechless” (1.6/6) – No. 3 and “black-ish” (1.5/5) – No. 4.

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Match Game” beat CBS’ series debut of “Doubt” in the hour among Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3).
  • Thursday
ABC’s TGIT lineup won Thursday for the 4th consecutive week since its return among Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating CBS by an increasing 21% (1.4/5), NBC by 70% (1.0/4) and Fox by 89% (0.9/3). ABC’s TGIT delivery held exactly even week to week, as all 3 dramas matched their week-earlier ratings. 

Social Interactions (Twitter/Facebook): ABC’s “Scandal” was Thursday’s most social broadcast for the 4th time in its 4 telecasts this season (269,882 interactions).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s Anatomy” ranked as the No. 2 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49, marking its closest finish this season with CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory” for No. 1 (2.1/8 vs. 2.8/11). Grey’s” was once again Thursday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34 over “Big Bang” (+7% – 1.5/7 vs. 1.4/7).

  • At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” won its hour for the 4th straight week with Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), besting runner-up CBS’ comedies by 14% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/”Life in Pieces”).
  • ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” took full control over the final hour of Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), increasing its lead over CBS’ “Training Day” to 86% (0.7/3) and outdelivering NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/3). The ABC drama is among the biggest gainers on TV this season in the Live + 7 Day ratings, doubling its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 number (+100%).

  • Friday
ABC’s “Last Man Standing” (1.2/5) and “Shark Tank” (1.2/5) tied as Friday’s No. 1 TV show among Adults 18-49 (with CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”). Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, ABC’s “20/20” outdelivered NBC’s “Dateline” by double digits for the 3rd straight weekhead to head in the 10:00 p.m. hour with Total Viewers (+24% – 4.1 million vs. 3.3 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+18% – 1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4). In fact, the ABC newsmagazine attracted more overall viewers than the NBC newsmagazine for the 6th week in a row
  • Sunday
With “AFV,” Disney theatrical “Tangled” and “To Tell the Truth” at 10:00 p.m., ABC ranked No. 1 on Sunday night among the broadcasters in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3-tied with CBS).
  • From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s broadcast of the Disney-animated theatrical “Tangled” ranked No. 1 among the broadcasters in its 2-hour slot with Adults 18-49 over CBS’ first-run dramas (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3 –The Good Fight”/”NCIS: LA”), beating “The Good Fight” debut in the 8:00 p.m. hour by 29% (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2).Tangled” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program with Teens 12-17 (0.8/4) and Kids 2-11 (1.5/7).

WEEK NO. 22:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.2          No.1 CBS         7,550,000
No.2   CBS   1.1          No.2 NBC        4,610,000
No.3   NBC  1.0          No.3 ABC        4,500,000
No.4   FOX   0.8          No.4 FOX         2,870,000
No.5   CW    0.4          No.5 CW          1,230,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 2/13/17. Nielsen Social: Week of 2/13/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC Wins Monday by 58% With ‘The Bachelor,’ Setting New Season Highs
Quick Take for Monday, February 20, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins Monday by 58% in Adults 18-49 and Ties a Season High on the Night
Monday’s No. 1 TV Program, ‘The Bachelor’ Builds to New Season Highs
 The Season’s Top Gainer in TV Playback, ‘Quantico’ Is Up Week to Week
Monday (2/20/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 9.1 million/3.1 rating and L7 = 9.4 million/3.2 rating
“Quantico”: L3 = 4.4 million/1.3 rating, L7 = 5.0 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 1.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00  p.m. – 6.1 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):
ABC won Monday by 58% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) over runners-up NBC with its “American Ninja Warrior” special and CBS’ original lineup (1.2/4-tied), marking its 9th consecutive week as the top entertainment network on the night. The Net matched a Monday season high.
  • Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/8), ABC’s “The Bachelor” was the night’s highest-rated series for the 8th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. 

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.9 million and 2.5/8 in AD18-49):
Dominating each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” won its 2-hour slot over its nearest competition by 20% in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 6.6 million – CBS’ comedy block)  and by 79% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/8 vs. 1.4/5 – NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior”). 
  • “The Bachelor” built week to week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%) to deliver new season highson both counts. Season to date, “The Bachelor” is up 15% in Adults 18-49over the same point last year (3.1/10 vs. 2.7/8).

“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.6 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” built week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2 vs. 0.6/2) over its National rating and held even with its Fast Affiliate number.  The ABC drama was also up in Total Viewers week to week (2.6 million vs. 2.4 million). “Quantico” is the season’s top gainer in TV playbackwith Adults 18-49, doubling in Live + 3 Day(+100%) and spiking 143% in Live + 7 Day over its Live + Same Day delivery.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affilaite Live + Same Day Ratings, 2/20/17.

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ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 4th Thursday in a Row; ABC Dramas Add at Least 1.0 Full Rating Point in L+3 Each Week
Quick Take for Thursday, February 16, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 4th Thursday in a Row Among Adults 18-49
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Marks Its Closest Finish this Season to ‘Big Bang Theory’
Thursday’s Most Social Series, ‘Scandal,’ Grows Week to Week in Adults 18-49
‘HTGAWM’ Continues to Dominate Thursday’s 10 p.m. Hour in Adults 18-49

Thursday (2/16/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings
“Grey’s”: L3 = 10.3 million/3.1 rating, L7 = 11.0 million/3.4 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 8.6 million/2.6 rating and L7 = 9.2 million/2.8 rating
“HTGAWM”:  L3 = 7.6 million/2.4 rating and L7 = 8.4 million/2.8 rating and MP+35 = 4.1 rating
TGIT Dramas Jump 1.0 Full Rating Point in L+3 Each Week: On all 3 weeks of available data for TGIT since its return, each of ABC’s Thursday dramas spiked by at least 1.0 full Adult 18-49 rating point after just 3 days of TV playback over their L+SD numbers.

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.1 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
ABC’s TGIT lineup won Thursday for the 4th consecutive week since its return among Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating CBS by an increasing 21% (1.4/5), NBC by 70% (1.0/4) and Fox by 89% (0.9/3). ABC’s TGIT delivery held exactly even week to weekABC finished as the No. 1 network for the 3rd time in 4 nights so far this Nielsen week (Mon/Wed/Thurs).
Social Interactions (Twitter/Facebook): ABC’s “Scandal” was Thursday’s most social broadcast for the 4th time in its 4 telecasts this season (269.9K interactions).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s Anatomy” ranked as the No. 2 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49, marking its closest finish this season with CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory” for No. 1 (2.0/8 vs. 2.7/10). Grey’s” was once again Thursday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34 over “Big Bang” (+7% – 1.5/7 vs. 1.4/7).

  • At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” won its hour for the 4th straight week with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), besting runner-up CBS’ comedies by 21% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/”Life in Pieces”). “Scandal” grew 6% week to week from its National Adult 18-49 rating and was even with its Fast Affiliate number.
  • Holding even week to week at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” took full control over the final hour of Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), increasing its lead over CBS’ “Training Day” to 86% (0.7/3) and outdelivering NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/3). The ABC drama is among the biggest gainers on TV this season in the Live + 7 Day ratings, doubling its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 number (+100%).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/16/17. Nielsen Social: 2/16/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.
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ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Wednesday, Standing No. 1 on the Night for the 5th Time in the 7 Weeks of 2017
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 15, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Wednesday in Adults 18-49, Finishing
No. 1 on the Evening for the 5th Time in the 7 Weeks of 2017
ABC’s Comedy Block Dominates From 8-10 p.m. With the Top TV Shows
ABC’s ‘Match Game’ Beats CBS’ Debut of ‘Doubt’ at 10 p.m. in Adults 18-49
              
Wednesday (2/15/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 7.8 million/2.4 rating, L7 = 8.3 million/2.6 rating and MP+35 = 3.2 rating
“Speechless”: L3 = 6.8 million/1.9 rating, L7 = 7.3 million/2.1 rating and MP+35 = 2.6 rating
“Modern Family”: L3 = 9.6 million/3.1 rating, L7 = 10.6 million/3.5 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 6.9 million/2.1 rating, L7 = 7.4 million/2.3 rating and MP+35 = 3.1 rating
“Match Game”: L3 = 3.9 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 4.0 million/1.1 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): 
ABC won its 2nd straight Wednesday over all-original competition (including CBS’ 10:00 p.m. series debut of “Doubt”) among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5), beating out Fox by 8% (1.3/5), NBC by 17% (1.2/5) and CBS by 27% (1.1/4). ABC qualified as the No. 1 net for the 5th time in the 7 Wednesdays of 2017. 
  • ABC’s 2-hour comedy block led by 31% from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) over runner-up Fox (1.3/5) and produced Wednesday’s top TV shows in the key young adult sales demo: “Modern Family” (2.0/7) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.8/7) – No. 2, while “Speechless” (1.5/6) and “black-ish” (1.5/5) tied at No. 3

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Match Game” beat CBS’ series debut of “Doubt” in the hour among Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/15/17.                 
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’

For Week of February 6, 2017
ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains in All Key Target Demos
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.886 million Total Viewers, 568,000 Women 25-54 and 396,000 Women 18-49 during the week of February 6, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.788 million, 503,000 and 324,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+98,000), Women 25-54 (+65,000) and Women 18-49 (+72,000).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season: Total Viewers (+9% – 2.934 million vs. 2.680 million), Women 25-54 (+1% – 553,000 vs. 546,000) and Women 18-49 (+2% – 410,000 vs. 401,000).
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.934 million vs. 2.749 million), Women 25-54 (+12% – 553,000 vs. 494,000) and Women 18-49 (+20% – 410,000 vs. 341,000).
Week of January 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             2,886,000                            568,000/0.9                                   396,000/0.6
CBS “THE TALK”               2,788,000                            503,000/0.8                                   324,000/0.5
                                                                                                                                                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/6/17, 1/30/17 and 2/8/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/12/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/14/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC Wins 4 of 7 Nights for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49 With 10 of the Top 20 TV Programs
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of February 6, 2017                
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


ABC Wins 4 Nights for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49,
Claiming Half of the Week’s Top 20 TV Programs
ABC Dominates as Monday’s Entertainment Leader for the 7th Straight Week
Monday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49, ‘The Bachelor’ Scores Season Highs
‘Quantico’ Beats NBC’s ‘Timeless’ at 10 p.m. and Continues to Post Big L+3 Gains
‘American Housewife’ Posts Best-Yet 50% Advantage Over Fox’s ‘The Mick’
‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Grows to a 4-Week High and Marks a Best-Ever +117% L+3 Lift
ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top TV Shows, Ranking
No. 1 on the Night for the 4th Time in the 6 Weeks of 2017
ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Thursday in Adults 18-49
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Adds Viewers Year Over Year for the 3rd Week in a Row
Thursday’s Most Social Series, ‘Scandal’ Wins Its Slot for 3rd Week Running
‘HTGAWM’ Leads Thursday’s 10 p.m. Hour by Wide Margins in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Is Friday’s No. 1 TV Show for the 4th Week Running
‘NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC’ Wins With TV’s Top Non-Christmas
Regular Season NBA Game in 4 Years With Viewers and Young Adults
Week No. 21
For the 2nd week running, ABC won 4 nights of the week (w/o 2/6/17 – Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Sat.) among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) taking second to a Grammy-fueled CBS, while beating out NBC’s primetime average by 40% (1.0/4) and Fox’s by 56% (0.9/3).  ABC claimed half of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49 with 5 of the Top 10:  “The Bachelor” – No. 5, “Modern Family” – No. 6, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” – No. 7, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 9,   “The Goldbergs” – No. 11, “Speechless” and “Scandal” tied at No. 13, while “The Middle,” “American Housewife” and “black-ish” tied at No. 19.
  • Spiking week to week in viewers (+28%) and young adults (+27%), ABC delivered a 3-month high in Adults 18-49 – since w/o 11/17/16.  The Net was also up 8% from the same week last year in Adults 18-49.

ABC Dominates Season’s Entertainment Series Rankings (Most Current data – 9/19/16-2/12/17): ABC delivers a network-leading 7 of the Top 20 highest-rated entertainment series on broadcast TV this season in Adults 18-49 (the most for any net), placing 5 in the Top 10: “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.4 rating) – No. 4, “Designated Survivor” (3.3 rating) – No. 5, “The Bachelor” (3.1 rating) – No. 6, “Modern Family” (3.0 rating) – No. 8, “How to Get Away with Murder” (2.6 rating) – No. 10, “Scandal” (2.4 rating) – No. 14 and “The Goldbergs” (2.3 rating) – No. 19. 
 
  • Monday
Opposite Fox’s revamped lineup just one night after “24: Legacy” aired directly out of the Super Bowl, ABC won Monday by strong double digits in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating Fox’s drama premieres by 20% (1.5/5 – “24: Legacy”/“APB”), CBS by 38% (1.3/5) and NBC by 125% (0.8/3). It was the Net’s 7th straight week as the entertainment leader on the night. Despite the heightened competition, ABC’s delivery held exactly even with the prior Monday.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 6th week runningwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.  In fact “The Bachelor” outdelivered Fox’s “24” premiere on the night by 60% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.5/5). The ABC unscripted series was also the most social broadcast program on Monday night with 354,300 interactions

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.5 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):
Once again winning each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated NBC’s “New Celebrity Apprentice” by its largest margins yetin the 2-hour slot of 114% in Total Viewers (7.5 million vs. 3.5 million) and 167% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 0.9/3). 
  • Building week to week in Total Viewers (+4% – 7.5 million vs. 7.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% – 2.4/8 vs. 2.3/8), “The Bachelor” marked its most watched telecast this season, while matching a season best among young adultsSeason to date, “The Bachelor” is up by 4% in Total Viewers (8.6 million vs. 8.3 million) and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/10 vs. 2.5/8)

“Quantico” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 2.6 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” beat NBC’s “Timeless” by 17% in the hour in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) and held even week to week. In the Live + 3 Day numbers, last week’s “Quantico” jumped +86% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating (0.7 rating to 1.3 rating) to stand as Monday’s No. 1 broadcast gainer in L+3 playback.
  • Tuesday
With its comedy block returning to originals for the first time in 3 weeks (since 1/17/17), ABC delivered Tuesday’s Top 3 comedies with big year-to-year improvement in the 2-hour slot. And at 10:00 p.m., “S.H.I.E.L.D.” grew to a 1-month high among young adults
ABC’s 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block improved the 2-hour time period from the year-ago night (2/9/16) with original programming by 44% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 0.9/3).
  • Ranking No. 2 to CBS’ “NCIS” from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” (1.6/6) and “American Housewife” (1.5/5) stood as the night’s No. 1 and No. 2 comedies and dominated Fox’s “New Girl” (1.0/4) and “The Mick” (1.0/3) head to head by 60% and 50%, at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. In fact, “American Housewife” posted its biggest-yet winning advantage over fellow freshman comedy Fox’s “The Mick” (+50%).

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” outdelivered Fox’s “New Girl” and “The Mick” on the night to stand as Tuesday’s No. 3 comedyand held even with its last original in the half-hour with Adults 18-49 (1.2/4).
  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” built on its most recent original by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3).

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” grew 17% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) to its highest rating in 4 weeks – since 1/10/17. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Scores Best-Ever L+3 Lift (1/31/17): Last week’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” shot up +117% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after just 3 days of TV playback, standing as the series’ biggest-ever L+3 increase. In fact the ABC drama finished as Tuesday’s No. 1 broadcast gainer for the 4th week in a row (+117%).
  • Wednesday
As “Modern Family” and “The Goldbergs” returned to originals for the first time in 1 month (since 1/11/17) and “Speechless,” “black-ish” and “Match Game” for the first time in 3 weeks (since 1/18/17), ABC won Wednesday over all-original competitionamong Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), leading Fox and NBC by 15% each (tied at 1.3/5) and CBS by 36% (1.1/4). The Net has now ranked No. 1 on 4 of the 6 Wednesdays in 2017. 
  • ABC’s comedies accounted for 4 of the Top 5 TV shows on Wednesday in the key young adult sales demo, including the Top 3:Modern Family” (2.3/8) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.8/7) – No. 2,Speechless” (1.6/6-tie) – No. 3 and “black-ish” (1.5/5) – No. 5, trailing only NBC’s 400th episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”  “Modern Family” was also Wednesday’s most watched TV show overall (7.3 million). 

  • ABC’s 2-hour comedy block dominated from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) over runners-up NBC and Fox (tied at 1.3/5).
  • ABC’s “black-ish” grew from its last first-run airing in Total Viewers (+15% – 5.3 million vs. 4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” holding exactly even with its last original airing 3 weeks ago (1.0/4 on 1/18/17). 
  • Thursday
Ranking as the No. 1 net for the 3rd time in 4 nights(Mon./Wed./Thurs.), ABC’s TGIT lineup won Thursday for the 3rd week running in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating CBS by 13% (1.5/5), Fox by 55% (1.1/4) and NBC by 70%  (1.0/4). ABC’s TGIT delivery held steady week to week. 
ABC’s “Scandal” was once again Thursday’s most social broadcast(226,497 interactions), “HTGAWM” spiked +47% week to week to No. 2 (157,525) and “Grey’s” came in at No. 3 (157,130).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s Anatomy” ranked as the No. 2 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (2.1/8), behind only CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory.” Building on the half-hour to move ahead of CBS for No. 1, “Grey’s” beat CBS’ “The Great Indoors” by 47% at 8:30 p.m. (2.2/7 vs. 1.5/5).  “Grey’s” was up from its comparable year-ago telecast(on 2/25/16) for the 3rd week in a row with Total Viewers (+18% – 8.5 million vs. 7.2 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (2.1/8).

  • At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” led its hour by double digits for the 3rd straight week with Adults 18-49 (1.6/5), besting runner-up CBS’ comedies by 14% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/”Life in Pieces”). Like its lead-in, “Scandal” gained viewers year to year for the 3rd week running (+7% – 6.2 million vs. 5.8 million).
  • At 10:00 p.m., “How to Get Away with Murder” continued to tower over the final hour of the night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), increasing its lead over CBS’ “Training Day” to 63% (0.8/3) and beating NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/3). “HTGAWM” stands among the biggest gainers on TV this season in the Live + 7 Day ratings, more than doubling (+117%) its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 number.

  • Friday
With “A Charlie Brown Valentine” encore special leading off the night, ABC took second place on Adults 18-49 (1.1/4), dominating original lineups on NBC by 57% (0.7/3) and on Fox by 83% (0.6/2).
  • Leading off the night from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s annual telecast of “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown”; “A Charlie Brown Valentine” held even with its year-ago airing in the hour on the same Friday last year (2/12/16) in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4).

  • Remaining even week to week among Adults 18-49 despite airing out of the Charlie Brown encore special, ABC’s “Shark Tank” finished as Friday’s No. 1 TV show for the 4th week running (1.3/5-tied w/CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”).
  • Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, ABC’s “20/20” continued to beat NBC’s “Dateline” by double-digit marginshead to head in the 10:00 p.m. hour, leading among Total Viewers (+28% – 4.6 million vs. 3.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+29% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.7/3) and Adults 25-54 (+30% – 1.3/4 vs. 1.0/3). In fact, ABC’s “20/20” delivered more viewers than NBC’s “Dateline” for the 5th consecutive week. “20/20” remembered Playboy model and reality television star Anna Nicole Smith, revealing new information about her glamorous and mysterious life.

  • Saturday
With NBA coverage, ABC won Saturday night for the 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), dominating the other major nets combined by 43% (1.4/6 for CBS, NBC and Fox), and also stood as the night’s most watched TV network(5.5 million). The Net scored 6-week highs on the night in Total Viewers and young adults – since 12/31/16.
  • Featuring the Golden State Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” ranked as the night’s No. 1 program in Viewers (6.0 million) and for the 4th time in 4 weeks among young adults (2.2/9).

  • In its fourth week of the season, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” shot up to series highs, soaring over the prior week’s game by triple digits in Total Viewers (+114% – 6.0 million vs. 2.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+144% – 2.2/9 vs. 0.9/4).
  • The Golden State-Oklahoma City showdown was the strongest non-Christmas NBA regular-season game on any network in 4 years with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since 2/10/13.

  • “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” improved over the comparable fourth game of last season (5.3 million and 2.0/8 for Golden State-Oklahoma City on 2/27/16) by 13% in Total Viewers and 10% in Adults 18-49.
  • Sunday
Opposite CBS’ Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday, ABC earned second place on the night among the broadcasters in Total Viewers (4.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). Among Adults 18-49, ABC beat Fox’s animated comedy lineup by 43% (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2). 
  • From 7:00-8:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment seriesin Adults 18-49, leading runner-up Fox’s 8:00 p.m. first-run airing of “The Simpsons” by 10% (1.2/4 vs. 1.1/3).  “America’s Funniest Home Videos” shot up from its last original airing 4 weeks ago (on 1/15/17) by 41% in Total Viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.1 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.7/2), equaling a 2nd highest rating this season for an originwith young adults.

  • From 8:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s encore airing of the Disney theatrical “The Blind Side” took second among the broadcasters during its 3-hour telecast against the Grammy Awards and despite the competition improved over its most recent ABC airing in May(on 5/14/16) by 11% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/3). 
WEEK NO. 21:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   CBS   2.1          No.1 CBS       10,290,000
No.2   ABC  1.4          No.2 ABC        5,140,000
No.3   NBC  1.0          No.3 NBC        4,510,000
No.4   FOX   0.9          No.4 FOX         3,140,000
No.5   CW    0.5          No.5 CW          1,550,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 2/6/17. Nielsen Social: 2/2/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Towers Over Monday and Grows Season to Date in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Monday, February 13, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins Monday as Night’s Top Entertainment Net for 8th Week in a Row
‘The Bachelor’ Towers Over Monday and Grows Season to Date in Adults 18-49  
 ‘Quantico’ Marks Its 9th Straight Telecast of Triple-Digit L+7 Growth This Season
Monday (2/13/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.6 million/2.9 rating and L7 = 9.0 million/3.0 rating
“Quantico”: L3 = 4.3 million/1.3 rating, L7 = 4.9 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 1.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8-11 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):
ABC scored an impressive victory on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating runner-up CBS by 38% (1.3/5), increasing its lead over Fox’s dramas to 64% (1.1/4 – “24: Legacy”/ “APB”) up from 20% last week and more than doubling NBC with a 125% advantage (0.8/3).  It was the net’s 8th consecutive week as the top entertainment network on the night. ABC’s delivery held exactly even with the prior week.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” qualified as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 7th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.  In fact ABC’s “The Bachelor” crushed Week 2 of Fox’s “24: Legacy” by 92% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.2/4 from 8-9 p.m.). The ABC unscripted series once again finished as the No. 1 most social program on Monday night (431,633 interactions).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49):
Continuing to win each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 64% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.4/5). 
  • “The Bachelor” remained steady week to week at near season highs (Please note: Last week’s Adult 18-49 rating adjusted up 1-tenth in the Nationals) and grew from its telecast on the same night last year (7.2 million and 2.2/6 on 2/15/16) with viewers and young adults. Season to date, “The Bachelor” is up 15% in Adults 18-49over the same point last year (3.1/10 vs. 2.7/8).
                                                                                 
“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.5 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” ranked No. 2 in the hour in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3-tie) and held exactly even week to week.  In the Live + 7 Day ratings for the show’s premiere on the night (on 1/23/17), “Quantico” delivered the series’ 9th straight telecast of triple-digit L+7 growth this season among Adults 18-49 (+113%).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affilaite Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 2/13/17. Nielsen Social: 2/13/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

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ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 6

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of February 6, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of February 6
‘GMA’ Widens Overall Viewer Lead Over ‘Today’ by 23%
Year to Year
 ‘GMA’ Grows Week-to-Week Across All Key Target Demos
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th Straight Season
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (4.637 million) for the week of February 6, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.355 million), increasing its lead week to week by 19% (282,000 vs. 237,000).  In addition, “GMA” widened its winning advantage over “Today” year to year by 23% (vs. 230,000 on w/o 2/8/16).

“GMA” turned in week-to-week increases (4.603 million, 1.506 million and 1.103 million, respectively, for w/o 1/30/17) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 128,000 (4.656 million vs. 4.528 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.

During the week, “GMA” beat “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+21%/+808,000), Adults 25-54 (+35%/+397,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37%/+302,000).

MORNING NEWS (Week of February 6, 2017)
    TOTAL VIEWERS        ADULTS 25-54   ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,637,000           1.3/10; 1,519,000      0.9/ 9;   1,113,000         3.4/13
TODAY                                                 4,355,000           1.4/12; 1,703,000      1.0/10;  1,257,000         3.1/12
CBS THIS MORNING                        3,829,000           0.9/ 8; 1,122,000        0.6/ 7;     811,000         2.7/11

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/6/17, 1/30/17 and 2/8/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/12/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/14/16).   Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

ABC's ‘AFV’ Ties a Season High Against the Grammys on Sunday Night
Quick Take for Sunday, February 12, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s Takes 2nd on Sunday Night to CBS’ Grammy Awards Broadcast
Sunday’s Top Entertainment Broadcast Series Against the Grammy Awards,
ABC’s ‘AFV’ Spikes 71% From Its Last Original to Equal a Season High
ABC’s ‘The Blind Side’ Encore Surges 29% Over Its Most Recent Airing in May
  
Sunday (2/12/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“AFHV”: L3 = 6.1 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 6.2 million/1.3 rating
“The Blind Side”: L3 = 3.9 million/0.9 rating and L7 = 3.9 million/0.9 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):
Opposite CBS’ Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday, ABC earned second place on the night in Total Viewers (4.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). Among Adults 18-49, ABC beat Fox’s animated comedy lineup by 43% (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2).  ABC’s “AFV” was the night’s top entertainment broadcast series at a season best and an encore of the theatrical “The Blind Side” built on its most recent airing last spring despite facing the Grammy Awards.
  • From 7:00-8:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment seriesin Adults 18-49, leading runner-up Fox’s 8:00 p.m. first-run airing of “The Simpsons” by 20% (1.2/4 vs. 1.0/3).  “America’s Funniest Home Videos” shot up from its last original airing 4 weeks ago (on 1/15/17) by 41% in Total Viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.1 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.7/2) equaling a season highwith young adults.

  • From 8:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s encore airing of the Disney theatrical “The Blind Side” took second among the broadcasters during its 3-hour telecast against the Grammy Awards and despite the competition improved over its most recent ABC airing in May(on 5/14/16) by 11% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/3). 
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 2/12/17.

Quick Take for Thursday, February 9, 2017  (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 ABC’s TGIT Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Thursday in Adults 18-49 
 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Adds Viewers Year Over Year for 3rd Week in a Row
 Thursday’s Most Social Series, ‘Scandal’ Wins Its Slot for 3rd Week Running 
 ‘HTGAWM’ Leads Thursday’s 10 p.m. Hour by Wide Margins in Adults 18-49

Thursday (2/9/17) - ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings  “Grey’s”: L3 = 11.4 million/3.3 rating, L7 = 12.2 million/3.6 rating and MP+35 = 5.4 rating “Scandal”: L3 = 8.9 million/2.5 rating and L7 = 9.5 million/2.7 rating  “HTGAWM”:  L3 = 8.0 million/2.4 rating and L7 = 8.9 million/2.8 rating and MP+35 = 4.1 rating

Please note: In the Live + 3 Day data, all 3 of ABC’s Thursday dramas shot up last week by 1.0 full rating point in Adults 18-49 from their L+SD numbers.

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.5 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):  Ranking as the No. 1 net for the 3rd time in 4 nights so far this week (Mon./Wed./Thurs.), ABC’s TGIT lineup won Thursday for the 3rd week running in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating CBS by 13% (1.5/5), Fox by 55% (1.1/4) and NBC by 70%  (1.0/4). ABC’s TGIT delivery held steady week to week.  

ABC’s “Scandal” was once again Thursday’s most social broadcast (226,497 interactions), “HTGAWM” moved up +47% week to week to No. 2 (157,525) and “Grey’s” came in at No. 3 (157,130).

• At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s Anatomy” ranked as the No. 2 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (2.1/8), behind only CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory.” Building on the half-hour to move ahead of CBS for No. 1, “Grey’s” beat CBS’ “The Great Indoors” by 38% at 8:30 p.m. (2.2/7 vs. 1.6/6).  “Grey’s” was up from its comparable year-ago telecast (on 2/25/16) for the 3rd week in a row with Total Viewers (+17% - 8.4 million vs. 7.2 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (2.1/8). 

• At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” led its hour by double digits for the 3rd straight week with Adults 1849 (1.6/5), besting runner-up CBS’ comedies by 14% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/”Life in Pieces”). Like its lead-in, “Scandal” gained viewers year to year for the 3rd week running (+7% - 6.2 million vs. 5.8 million).

• At 10:00 p.m., “How to Get Away with Murder” continued to tower over the final hour of the night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), increasing its lead over CBS’ “Training Day” to 63% (0.8/3) and beating NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/3). “HTGAWM” stands among the biggest gainers on TV this season in the Live + 7 Day ratings, more than doubling (+117%) its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 number.

Projections Rationale:   Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).  Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals). New Series: Based on similar series. 

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/9/17. Nielsen Social: 2/9/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top TV Shows in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Wednesday, February 8, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top TV Shows, Ranking
No. 1 on the Night for the 4th Time in the 6 Weeks of 2017
ABC’s Comedy Block Beats Its Closest Competition by 38% From 8-10 p.m.
‘black-ish’ Surges by Double Digits From Its Last Original 3 Weeks Ago

Wednesday (2/8/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 7.4 million/2.2 rating, L7 = 7.8 million/2.4 rating and MP+35 = 3.1 rating
“Speechless”: L3 = 6.7 million/2.1 rating, L7 = 7.2 million/2.3 rating and MP+35 = 2.7 rating
“Modern Family”: L3 = 10.2 million/3.4 rating, L7 = 11.2 million/3.9 rating and MP+35 = 5.6 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 7.0 million/2.2 rating, L7 = 7.5 million/2.4 rating and MP+35 = 3.3 rating
“Match Game”: L3 = 4.0 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 4.1 million/1.2 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
                      
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): 
As “Modern Family” and “The Goldbergs” returned to originals for the first time in 1 month (since 1/11/17) and “Speechless,” “black-ish” and “Match Game” for the first time in 3 weeks (since 1/18/17), ABC won Wednesday over all-original competitionamong Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), leading Fox and NBC by 15% each (tied at 1.3/5) and CBS by 36% (1.1/4). The Net has now ranked No. 1 on 4 of the 6 Wednesdays in 2017. 
  • ABC delivered Wednesday’s top TV shows in the key young adult sales demo: “Modern Family” (2.2/8) – No. 1, “The Goldbergs” (1.7/7) – No. 2, while “Speechless” (1.6/6) and “black-ish” (1.6/5) tied at No. 3.  “Modern Family” was also Wednesday’s most watched TV show overall (7.2 million). 

  • ABC’s 2-hour comedy block dominated from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) over runners-up NBC and Fox (tied at 1.3/5).
  • ABC’s “black-ish” grew by double digits from its last first-run airing in Total Viewers (+17% – 5.4 million vs. 4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 1.6/5 vs. 1.4/5).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” holding exactly even with its last original airing 3 weeks ago (1.0/4 on 1/18/17). In addition, the ABC game show increased its Total Viewer count from its last original (+3% – 3.6 million vs. 3.5 million).
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 2/8/17.   
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ABC Claims Tuesday's Top 4 Comedies, and ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Grows 17% to a 4-Week High
Quick Take for Tuesday, February 7, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s Tuesday 2-Hour Comedy Block Delivers 44% Year-Over-Year
Time-Period Improvement and Claims the Night’s Top 4 Comedies
‘American Housewife’ Posts Best-Yet 67% Advantage Over Fox’s ‘The Mick’
‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Grows to a 4-Week High and Marks a Best-Ever +117% L+3 Lift
                             
Tuesday (2/7/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Middle”: L3 = 7.7 million/2.0 rtg., L7 = 8.3 million/2.1 rtg. and MP+35 = 2.6 rating
“American Housewife”: L3 = 6.8 million/2.0 rtg., L7 = 7.4 million/2.2 rtg. and MP+35 = 3.0 rating
“FOTB”: L3 = 4.7 million/1.6 rtg., L7 = 5.1 million/1.8 rtg. and MP+35 = 2.4 rating
“The Real O’Neals”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.2 rtg., L7 = 3.8 million/1.3 rtg. and MP+35 = 1.6 rating
“S.H.I.E.L.D.”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.3 rtg., L7 = 4.0 million/1.6 rtg. and MP+35 = 2.1 rating

 Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.8 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
With its comedy block returning to originals for the first time in 3 weeks (since 1/17/17), ABC delivered Tuesday’s Top 4 comedies with big year-to-year improvement in the 2-hour slot. And at 10:00 p.m., “S.H.I.E.L.D.” grew to a 1-month high among young adults
ABC’s 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedy block improved the 2-hour time period from the year-ago night (2/9/16) with original programming by 44% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 0.9/3).
  • Taking second to CBS’ “NCIS” from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and beating NBC’s “The Wall” by 7% in the hour (1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5), ABC’s “The Middle” (1.5/6) and “American Housewife” (1.5/5) tied as the night’s No. 1 comedy and dominated Fox’s “New Girl” (0.9/4) and “The Mick” (0.9/3) head to head by 67%, both at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. In fact, “American Housewife” posted its biggest-yet winning advantage over fellow freshman comedy Fox’s “The Mick” (+67%).

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” outdelivered Fox’s “New Girl” and “The Mick” on the night to stand as Tuesday’s No. 3 comedyand held even with its last original in the half-hour with Adults 18-49 (1.2/4).
  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” built on its most recent original by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) and ranked as the night’s No. 4 comedy, tying Fox’s “New Girl” and “The Mick.” 

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” grew 17% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) to its highest rating in 4 weeks – since 1/10/17. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Scores Best-Ever L+3 Lift (1/31/17): Last week’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” shot up +117% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after just 3 days of TV playback, standing as the series’ biggest-ever L+3 increase. In fact the ABC drama finished as Tuesday’s No. 1 broadcast gainer for the 4th week in a row (+117%).
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/7/17.
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Posting Largest Leads in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in Nearly 4 Months
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of January 30, 2017


ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Posting Largest Leads in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in Nearly 4 Months
‘The View’ Delivers Increases in All Key Target Demos Year to Year
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains Across the Board
ABC’s “The View” averaged 3.012 million Total Viewers, 613,000 Women 25-54 and 433,000 Women 18-49 during the week of January 30, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.630 million, 472,000 and 316,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+382,000), Women 25-54 (+141,000) and Women 18-49 (+117,000), drawing its largest leads in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in nearly 4 months – since w/o 9/5/16.
“The View” delivered across-the-board increases year to year (2.824 million, 573,000 and 405,000, respectively, on w/o 2/1/16): Total Viewers (+7%), Women 25-54 (+7%) and Women 18-49 (+7%).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season: Total Viewers (+10% – 2.934 million vs. 2.663 million), Women 25-54 (+2% – 551,000 vs. 542,000) and Women 18-49 (+3% – 410,000 vs. 399,000).
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+7% – 2.934 million vs. 2.745 million), Women 25-54 (+12% – 551,000 vs. 493,000) and Women 18-49 (+20% – 410,000 vs. 342,000).
Week of January 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             3,012,000                            613,000/1.0                                   433,000/0.7
CBS “THE TALK”               2,630,000                            472,000/0.8                                  316,000/0.5
                                                                                                                                                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/30/17, 1/23/17 and 2/1/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/5/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/7/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No.1 in Total Viewers for the Week of January 30
‘Nightline’ Ranks No.1 in Total Viewers for the Week of January 30
‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in All Key Demos, Season to Date

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.435 million) during the week of January 30, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  Taking the top spot for the 3rd week in a row, “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Show with James Corden” (1.277 million) by 158,000 and NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers (1.431 million) by 4,000.
Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+151,000 – 1.491 million vs. 1.340 million), Adults 25-54 (+41,000 – 561,000 vs. 520,000) and Adults 18-49 (+25,000 – 425,000 vs. 400,000).

Week of January 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC “Nightline”                                  1,435,000              512,000/0.4            368,000/0.3
CBS “The Late Late Show”                   1,277,000              492,000/0.4            380,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night”                                 1,431,000              609,000/0.5            487,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/30/17, 1/23/17 and 2/1/16.  Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/5/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/7/16).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015.
ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is senior broadcast producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EST on the ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming. 

ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 30

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of January 30, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 30
‘GMA’ Increases Total Viewer Lead Over ‘Today’ by 78%
Year to Year
 ‘GMA’ Cuts Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Margins With ‘Today’
in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th Straight Season
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” finished as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (4.603 million) for the week of January 30, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outdelivered NBC’s “Today” (4.366 million) by 237,000. “GMA” widened its margin of victory over “Today” by 78% year to year (vs. +133,000 on w/o 2/1/16).
“GMA” narrowed its gaps week to week with “Today” in both Adults 25-54 (-17% – 174,000 vs. 209,000) and Adults 18-49 (-29% – 143,000 vs. 202,000).
“GMA” cut its year-to-year margins with “Today” also in Adults 25-54 (-12% – 174,000 vs. 197,000) and Adults 18-49 (-36% – 143,000 vs. 223,000).
Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 119,000 (4.656 million vs. 4.537 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.
During the week, “GMA” led “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+22%/+817,000), Adults 25-54 (+39%/+422,000) and Adults 18-49 (+40%/+316,000).
MORNING NEWS (Week of January 30, 2017)
    TOTAL VIEWERS        ADULTS 25-54   ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,603,000           1.3/10; 1,503,000      0.9/ 9;   1,103,000         3.4/13
TODAY                                                 4,366,000           1.4/12; 1,680,000      1.0/10;  1,246,000         3.1/12
CBS THIS MORNING                        3,786,000           0.9/ 8; 1,084,000        0.6/ 7;     787,000         2.7/11

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/30/16, 1/23/17 and 2/1/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 2/5/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 2/7/16).   Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

ABC Wins 4 Nights of Super Bowl Week With TV’s Top 2 Dramas and the No. 1 Unscripted Series
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 30, 2017                
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Wins 4 Nights of Super Bowl Week Among Adults 18-49,
Delivering TV’s Top 2 Dramas and the No. 1 Unscripted Series
ABC Dominates as Monday’s Entertainment Leader for the 6th Straight Week
Monday’s No. 1 TV Show, ‘The Bachelor’ Beats ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ by 130%
‘Quantico’ Ranks No. 1 at 10 p.m. in Adults 18-34 by 50% Over NBC’s ‘Timeless’
ABC Wins 2nd Straight Thursday With Its TGIT Drama Lineup in Adults 18-49
‘Grey’s’ Beats Its Comparable Year-Ago Telecast in Viewers and Adults 18-49
‘Scandal’ Is Thursday’s Most Social Series and Leads Its Slot in Adults 18-49
‘Murder’ Wins Its Hour By 44% Over CBS’ ‘Training Day’ Debut in Adults 18-49
ABC Is No. 1 for the 5th Straight Friday With ‘Shark Tank’ as the Top Show
 
‘NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC’ Leads 3rd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49
Week No. 20
ABC won 4 nights during the week of the Super Bowl (w/o 1/30/17 – Mon., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.) among Adults 18-49 (1.1/4), beating CBS’ primetime average by 22% (0.9/3) and NBC’s by 38% (0.8/3).  The Net delivered 7 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 dramas and the No. 1 unscripted series with “Greys,” “Scandal” and “The Bachelor,” respectively: “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Bachelor” tied at No. 4, “Scandal” – No. 7, “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Shark Tank” tied at No. 14,  while “The Goldbergs-R” and “Last Man Standing” tied No. 20. 
 
  • Monday
ABC dominated Monday by 50% over runner-up Fox in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.2/4), qualifying as the entertainment leader on the night for the 6th consecutive week. ABC’s “The Bachelor” finished as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 5th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.
“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.2 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49):
Taking first place in each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated NBC’s “New Celebrity Apprentice” by best-yet marginsin the 2-hour slot of 95% in Total Viewers (7.2 million vs. 3.7 million) and 130% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.0/3). 
  • “The Bachelor” remained steady week to week in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 2.4/8), coming within 1-tenth of the prior week’s season high.  In the Live + 3 Day Adult 18-49 ratings, “The Bachelor” has topped its year-ago delivery on all 4 of its telecasts this season.   
 
“Quantico” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 2.8 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” held steady with its week-earlier Monday premiere among Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/3).  The ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-34 compared to its CBS and NBC competition, defeating NBC’s “Timeless” by 50%In the Live + 3 Day numbers, last week’s Monday premiere of “Quantico” spiked +75% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating (0.8 rating to 1.4 rating) and added another 1.6 million viewers after 3 days of TV playback (2.9 million to 4.5 million).
  • Thursday
With its TGIT schedule facing CBS’ and NBC’s original lineups with series debuts, as well as originals on Fox, ABC won Thursday for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (1.8/7), beating CBS by 13% (1.6/6), NBC by 64% (1.1/4) and doubling Fox (+100% – 0.9/3). Please note:ABC’s TGIT dramas each returned last Thursday at season/multi-month highs. 
Social Rankings: ABC’s “Scandal” was the most social broadcast on Thursday night (255.8K interactions), “Grey’s” was No. 2 (209.7K) and “Murder” No. 4 (107.0K).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s” stood as the No. 2 TV show of the night in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8), behind only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” ABC’s “Grey’s” topped “The Big Bang Theory” in Adults 18-34 (+6% – 1.8/9 vs. 1.7/8) to rank as Thursday’s top-rated TV show. “Grey’s” was up from its comparable year-ago telecast (on 2/18/16) following its mid-season return in Total Viewers (+8% – 8.4 million vs. 7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% – 2.3/8 vs. 2.2/8).

  • At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” won its hour in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating runner-up CBS’ comedies by 21% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/“Life in Pieces”). “Scandal” also grew over its comparable year-ago telecast (on 2/18/16) by 7% in Total Viewers (6.5 million vs. 6.1 million) and was steady with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6 vs. 1.8/6).
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” dominated its hour in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), outdelivering CBS’ debut of “Training Day” by 44% (0.9/3) and NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/4).

  • Friday
ABC ranked No. 1 on Friday for the 5th straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4-tied w/CBS), dominating original lineups on NBC by 57% (0.7/3) and on Fox by 120% (0.5/2).
  • Among Adults 18-49, ABC’s “Shark Tank” stood as Friday’s No. 1 TV show for the 3rd week running (1.3/5), ABC’s “Last Man Standing” ranked as the night’s No. 1 scripted show for its 6th straight originalairing (1.2/5), and ABC’s “20/20” finished as the night’s No. 1 newsmagazine with a 25% advantage over NBC’s “Dateline” at 10:00 p.m. (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3).

  • Head to head in the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “20/20” beat NBC’s “Dateline” across the board, leading by strong double-digit margins with Total Viewers (+21% – 4.6 million vs. 3.8 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+27% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4), drawing more viewers than the NBC newsmagazine for the 4th week in a row. “20/20” grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%) to deliver 3-week highs on both measures – since 1/13/17.  
  • Saturday
With NBA coverage, ABC ranked No. 1 on Saturday night for the 3rd week in running among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3-tied with Fox). Featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers at the New York Knicks in its third game of the season, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” ranked as the night’s highest-rated program for the 3rd week in a row with young adults (0.9/4).
  • Sunday
ABC’s Sunday lineup took second in Adults 18-49 (0.4/1) against Fox’s Super Bowl coverage.
WEEK NO. 20:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   FOX  9.8           No.1 FOX       29,710,000
No.2   ABC  1.1          No.2 CBS         5,960,000
No.3   CBS   0.9          No.3 ABC        3,990,000
No.4   NBC  0.8          No.4 NBC        3,690,000
No.5   CW   0.5           No.5 CW          1,560,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 1/30/17. Nielsen Social: 2/2/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

ABC Wins Monday Over Fox’s Drama Premieres With ‘The Bachelor’ as the No. 1 TV Show
Quick Take for Monday, February 6, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Beats Fox’s Drama Premieres to Win Monday and Claims the No. 1 TV Show
Monday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49, ‘The Bachelor’
Scores Its Most Watched Telecast Overall This Season
‘Quantico’ Beats NBC’s ‘Timeless’ at 10 p.m. and Continues to Post Big L+3 Gains
Monday (2/6/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.5 million/2.8 rating and L7 = 8.6 million/3.0 rating
“Quantico”: L3 = 4.6 million/1.3 rating, L7 = 5.2 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 1.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):
Opposite Fox’s revamped lineup just one night after “24: Legacy” aired directly out of the Super Bowl, ABC won Monday by strong double digits in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating Fox’s drama premieres by 20% (1.5/5 – “24: Legacy”/“APB”), CBS by 38% (1.3/5) and NBC by 125% (0.8/3). It was the Net’s 7th straight week as the entertainment leader on the night. Despite the heightened competition, ABC’s delivery held exactly even with the prior Monday.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 6th week runningwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.  In fact “The Bachelor” outdelivered Fox’s “24” premiere on the night by 53% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.5/5). The ABC unscripted series was also the most social broadcast program on Monday night with 354,300 interactions

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.4 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49):
Once again winning each half-hourfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated NBC’s “New Celebrity Apprentice” by its largest margins yetin the 2-hour slot of 118% in Total Viewers (7.4 million vs. 3.4 million) and 156% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 0.9/3). 
  • Building week to week in Total Viewers (+3% – 7.4 million vs. 7.2 million) and remaining even with Adults 18-49 (2.3/8), “The Bachelor” marked its most watched telecast this seasonSeason to date, “The Bachelor” is up by 4% in Total Viewers (8.6 million vs. 8.3 million) and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/10 vs. 2.5/8)

“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” beat NBC’s “Timeless” by 17% in the hour in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) and held even week to week. In the Live + 3 Day numbers, last week’s “Quantico” jumped +86% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating (0.7 rating to 1.3 rating) to stand as Monday’s No. 1 broadcast gainer in L+3 playback.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 2/6/17. Nielsen Social: 2/6/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.

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ABC Is #1 for the 5th Straight Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 3.

[via press release from ABC] ABC is #1 for the 5th Straight Friday with Shark Tank as the #1 TV Show - 20/20 Tops Dateline for 4th Week Running

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 5.3 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): ABC ranked #1 Friday for the 5th straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4-tied w/CBS), dominating original lineups on NBC by 57% (0.7/3) and on Fox by 120% (0.5/2).

Among Adults 18-49, ABC's Shark Tank stood as Friday's #1 TV show for the 3rd week running (1.3/5), ABC's Last Man Standing ranked as the night's #1 scripted show for its 6th straight original airing (1.2/5-tied w/CBS Blue Bloods) and ABC's 20/20 finished as the night's #1 newsmagazine with a 43% advantage over NBC's Dateline at 10pm (1.0/4 vs. 0.7/3).

· Head to head in the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's 20/20 beat NBC's Dateline across the board, leading by strong double-digit margins with Total Viewers (+24% - 4.6 million vs. 3.7 million), Adults 18-49 (+43% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.7/3) and Adults 25-54 (+27% - 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/3), drawing more viewers than the NBC newsmagazine for the 4th week in a row. 20/20 grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%) to deliver 3-week highs on both measures - since 1/13/17.

ABC Wins 2nd Straight Thursday With Its TGIT Drama Lineup in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Thursday, February 2, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins 2nd Straight Thursday With Its TGIT Drama Lineup in Adults 18-49
‘Grey’s’ Beats Its Comparable Year-Ago Telecast in Viewers and Adults 18-49
‘Scandal’ Tops Its Slot in Adults 18-49 and Holds 90% of Its Week-Ago Premiere
‘Murder’ Wins Its Hour By 44% Over CBS’ ‘Training Day’ Debut in Adults 18-49

Thursday (2/2/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings
“Grey’s”: L3 = 11.4 million/3.4 rating, L7 = 12.2 million/3.8 rating and MP+35 = 5.6 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 9.3 million/2.8 rating and L7 = 10.0 million/3.0 rating
“Murder”:  L3 = 7.7 million/2.4 rating and L7 = 8.5 million/2.8 rating and MP+35 = 4.1 rating
ABC’s TGIT Return Scores Big L+3 Lifts Last Week: From L+SD to L+3 among Adults 18-49, “Grey’s Anatomy” surged by +1.2 rating points (matching its 2nd-largest lift this season); “Scandal” jumped +1.1 rating points; and “How to Get Away with Murder” also grew by +1.1 rating points (tying a playback season-high). ABC claimed last Thursday’s Top 3 highest-rated shows in L+3 among Adults 18-49, with “Grey’s” (3.8 rating) – No. 1, “Scandal” (3.1 rating) – No. 2 and “HTGAWM” (2.6 rating) – No. 3.

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.6 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):
With its TGIT schedule facing CBS’ and NBC’s original lineups with series debuts, as well as originals on Fox, ABC won Thursday for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating CBS by 13% (1.6/6), NBC by 64% (1.1/4) and doubling Fox (+100% – 0.9/3). Please note:ABC’s TGIT dramas each returned last Thursday at season/multi-month highs. 
Social Rankings: ABC’s “Scandal” was the most social broadcast on Thursday night (255.8K interactions), “Grey’s” was No. 2 (209.7K) and “Murder” No. 4 (107.0K).
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Grey’s” stood as the No. 2 TV show of the night in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8), behind only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” ABC’s “Grey’s” topped The Big Bang Theory by 13% in Adults 18-34 (1.8/9 vs. 1.6/8) to rank as Thursday’s top-rated TV show. “Grey’s” was up from its comparable year-ago telecast (on 2/18/16) following its mid-season return in Total Viewers (+8% – 8.4 million vs. 7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% – 2.3/8 vs. 2.2/8).
                                                                                             
  • At 9:00 p.m., “Scandal” won its hour in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating runner-up CBS’ comedies by 29% (1.4/5 – “Mom”/“Life in Pieces”). “Scandal” retained 90% of its week-ago season premiere in Adults 18-49 to match its 2nd-highest rating in nearly 1 year – since 2/11/16.  “Scandal” also grew over its comparable year-ago telecast (on 2/18/16) by 8% in Total Viewers (6.6 million vs. 6.1 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.8/6)
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” dominated its hour in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), outdelivering CBS’ debut of “Training Day” by 44% (0.9/3) and NBC’s “The Blacklist” by 44% (0.9/4).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/2/17. Nielsen Social: 2/2/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on +/-3 hours of the telecast.
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ABC Wins the Week in Adults 18-49 With 3 of the Top 5 TV Shows and a 10-Week High
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 23, 2017                
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Posting Its Largest Overall Viewer Advantage in Over 4 Months
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of January 23, 2017

ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Posting Its Largest
Overall Viewer Advantage in Over 4 Months

‘The View’ Attracts Its Largest Overall Audience in More Than 2 Years
and Best 
Women 25-54 Performance in Nearly 2 Years
‘The View’ Sees Increases on Same Week Last Year in Total Viewers
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting

Gains in All Key Target Demos Compared to the Same Point Last Season

ABC’s “The View” averaged 3.180 million Total Viewers, 617,000 Women
25-54 and 414,000 Women 18-49

during the week of January 23, 2017, based on Live + Same
Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.823 million, 522,000 and 361,000,
respectively) in Total Viewers (+357,000), Women 25-54 (+95,000) and Women 18-49
(+53,000),

posting its largest overall viewer advantage in over 4 months
– since w/o 9/5/16.
“The View” improved over the previous week (3.136 million
and 574,000, respectively, for w/o 1/16/17) in Total Viewers (+1%), Women 25-54
(+7%). Hitting new season highs, “The View” attracted its

largest overall audience in more than 2 years and best Women 25-54
performance in nearly 2 years 
– since weeks of 11/24/14 and 2/23/15, respectively.
“The View” saw increases on the same week last year in Total Viewers
(+12% – 3.180 million vs. 2.830 million for w/o 1/25/16).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season:
Total Viewers 
(+10% – 2.926 million vs. 2.651 million),Women 25-54 (+1% – 547,000 vs. 540,000)and Women 18-49 (+3% – 409,000 vs. 398,000) .

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+6% –
2.926 million vs. 2.750 million), Women 25-54 (+11% –
547,000 vs. 494,000) and Women 18-49 (+19% – 409,000 vs.
343,000).

Week of January 23, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES

TOTAL VIEWERS
WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg
WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC “THE VIEW” 3,180,000 617,000/1.0 414,000/0.6
CBS “THE TALK” 2,823,000 522,000/0.9 361,000/0.6
Source:
The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live +
SD weeks of 1/23/17, 1/16/17 and 1/18/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season
(NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/29/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15
– 1/31/15). Averages based on regular telecasts.


ABC Wins in Adults 18-49 With 3 of the Top 5 TV Shows and a 10-Week High
Continuing to Build, ABC Is the Only Major Net to Show Growth in  2017
ABC Dominates Monday and Ties a Season High on the Night in Adults 18-49 
Monday’s No. 1 TV Program, ‘The Bachelor’ Scores New Season Highs
‘Quantico’ Surges by 14% on Its Move to Monday at 10 p.m. in Adults 18-49
ABC’s David Muir Interview With President Donald Trump
Soars in the 10 p.m. Hour to Stand as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show
ABC Wins Thursday With the Return TGIT at a 14-Month High on the Night
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Marks Its Most Watched Telecast Since September 2014
ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Premiere Draws Its Largest Audience in Over 14 Months
‘Murder’ Returns to New Season Highs With Its Best Numbers in Nearly 1 Year
ABC Is No. 1 for the 4th Straight Friday With ‘Shark Tank’ at a Season High
 
‘NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC’ Wins 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Hits a New Season High in Adults 18-49
‘To Tell the Truth’ Spikes by Double Digits to New Season Highs
ABC’s ‘Conviction’ Season Finale Is Up in Viewers and Young Adults
Week No. 19
Standing as the No. 1 broadcaster on 5 nights during the week (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.), ABC won the week in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5) by 18% over both CBS and Fox by 18% (tied at 1.1/4) and defeated NBC by 30% (1.0/3).  Making its victory even more impressive, both of ABC’s 2-hour comedy blocks aired repeats on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Net delivered 6 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49, landing 3 of the Top 5: “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 2, “The Bachelor” – No. 4, “Scandal” – No. 5, “President Trump – White House Interview”  – No. 11, “How to Get Away with Murder” – No. 18 and “Shark Tank” – No. 20.  In addition, ABC’s “The Bachelor” was TV’s No. 1 telecast for week in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 while the return “Grey’s” was the No. 1 telecast in Women 18-49.
  • Building 18% on the prior week, ABC equaled a 10-week high in Adults 18-49 – since w/o 11/14/16.  
 
  • ABC’s primetime numbers grew by double digits year to year for the 3rd time in 4 weeks, rising by 28% in Total Viewers (5.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4).  On average (Most Current data stream), ABC’s primetime numbers are climbing in 2017 with Total Viewers (+13% – 5.4 million vs. 4.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.3/4) over the same point of 2016.  In fact, ABC is the only major net up on either Nielsen measure this year.
  • Monday
Featuring “The Bachelor” and the premiere of “Quantico” on the night, ABC dominated Monday by 27% over runner-up CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6 vs. 1.5/5), ranking as the evening’s top entertainment choice for the 5th week in a row.  ABC’s “The Bachelor” qualified as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 4th consecutive weekwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.
  • ABC matched its Monday season high in Adults 18-49.

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.3 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):
Winning each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” posted its biggest-yet advantages over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”in the 2-hour slot of 87% in Total Viewers (7.3 million vs. 3.9 million) and 118% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.1/3). 
  • Rising for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+3% – 7.3 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% – 2.4/8 vs. 2.3/7), “The Bachelor delivered new season highson both measures. In addition, “The Bachelor” beat its year-ago telecast for the 3rd straight week with Adults 18-49 (+4% over 2.3/7 on 1/25/16).
 
“Quantico” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 2.9 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o’clock hour on  its new night, ABC’s return of “Quantico” grew by double digits from its last original telecast in November (on Sunday, 11/27/16) in Total Viewers (+26% – 2.9 million vs. 2.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/2).  The ABC drama outdrew its final 5 original Sunday telecasts in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, posting the show’s 3rd highest rating this season among young adults.  On its new night among Adults 18-49, “Quantico” equaled the Net’s 2nd-best performance of the season for ABC in the time period with regular programming.
  • The 2016-17 season’s biggest gainer in TV playbackon the broadcast nets, “Quantico” doubles its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating in Live + 3 Day (+100% – 0.7 rating to 1.4 rating) and spikes +143% in Live + 7 Day (0.7 rating to a 1.7 rating).

  • Wednesday
Boosted by ABC News anchor David Muir’s interview with President Donald Trump, which soared in the 10 o’clock hour coming out of repeat comedies, ABC ranked as the No. 1 broadcaster on Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tied w/Fox’s original lineup) and Adults 25-54 (1.8/5).  In fact among Adults 18-49, the Net finished No. 1 among the broadcast Nets for the 5th consecutive Wednesday. 

“President Donald Trump: The White House Interview” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
Shooting up from its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. out of an encore “black-ish” and gaining audience throughout its broadcast, ABC’s “President Donald Trump: The White House Interview” dominated its CBS and NBC competition in the hour and stood as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.5 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7). The interview won Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour by strong double-digit margins over its nearest competition (CBS’ “Code Black” = 5.7 million and 1.3/4), leading by 32% in Total Viewers and by 77% in Adults 25-54, respectively.
  • Also a big draw via digital viewing, President Trump-related content from January 25 through 11 a.m. EST on January 26 delivered 1.6 million video starts on ABC owned platforms and 8.0 million video views on Facebook.

  • In viewers and key adults, ABC’s David Muir interview with President Trump more than doubled NBC’s January interview with President Obama by Lester Holt (3.5 million, 0.7/3 and 1.0/3, respectively on 1/13/17). It also topped CBS’ “60 Minutes” January interview with President Obama (0.7/2 and 1.1/3, respectively on 1/15/17) by triple digits in Adults 18-49 (+143%) and Adults 25-54 (+109%).
  • In viewers and key adults, the 1-hour interview by ABC News anchor David Muir with the new president generated the Net’s strongest performance in the hour in 12 weeks– since the “CMA Awards” on 11/2/16. In addition, it was TV’s top-rated non-NFL-led broadcast news program since mid-November in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 – since 11/13/16.  

  • Thursday
With each of its TGIT dramas returning with gains, ABC won Thursday night in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7) with 3 of the Top 4 TV series in “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 1 (2.6/10), “Scandal”– No. 2 (2.0/7) andHow to Get Away with Murder” – No. 4 (1.5/6), behind only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” at No. 3.  ABC’s dramas were the Top 3 social programs on Thursday with 440K, 582K and 284K interactions, respectively (includes Twitter and Facebook).  ABC also finished as the most watched TV network on the evening (7.6 million) with “Grey’s” as the No. 1 TV show overall (9.6 million). 
  • In viewers and young adults, the network scored new Thursday season highs with its top numbers on the night with regular programming since November 2015– since 11/19/15.

ABC’s TGIT Dramas Spike in L+7:  On average in the Live + 7 Day ratings, this season ABC’s “Grey’s” surges +68% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 delivery, and “Murder” spikes +117% while last season “Scandal” shot up by +75%.
  • Surging over its most recent original more than 2 months ago (on 11/17/16) at 8:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+20% – 9.6 million vs. 8.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% – 2.6/0 vs. 2.2/8), ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” marked its most watched telecast overall since September 2014 and hit its highest young adult number since September 2015 – since 9/25/14 and 9/24/15, respectively. 

  • Growing by double digits over its last original in May (on 5/12/16) at 9:00 p.m. with Total Viewers (+15% – 7.6 million vs. 6.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 2.0/7 vs. 1.8/6), ABC’s “Scandal” premiered with its biggest audience in 14 monthsand its best young adult number since its mid-season return last February since 11/19/15 and 2/11/16, respectively.
  • Building from its most recent airing in mid-November (on 11/17/16) at 10:00 p.m. among Total Viewers (+8% – 5.4 million vs. 5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 1.5/6 vs. 1.4/5), ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” returned with new season highs for its top performance in nearly 1 year– since 2/11/16. 

  • Friday
ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49(1.1/4), holding the No. 1 position on the night for the 4th week running and outdelivering first-run schedules on NBC by 38% (0.8/3) and on Fox by 83% (0.6/2).  In fact so far this Nielsen week, the net has finished as the No. 1 broadcaster on 4 nights(Mon., Wed. (tie), Thurs. and Fri.), marking its 4th consecutive week of 2017 to lead each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  ABC was the only net up on Friday, gaining 10% week to week.
With each show ranking No. 1 in their respective time periods, ABC delivered the Top 3 TV shows on Fridayin Adults 18-49, with “Shark Tank” (1.4/5), “Last Man Standing” (1.2/5) and “Dr. Ken” (1.0/4 – tied with NBC’s “Dateline”), respectively.
  • At 8:00 p.m., “Last Man Standing” marked its 8th consecutive original telecast at No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5).

  • At 8:30 p.m., “Dr. Ken” advanced 13% week to week in Total Viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.6 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) for its 2nd strongest performance this season.
  • At 9:00 p.m., “Shark Tank” returned up from its last original two weeks ago in Total Viewers (+2% – 6.0 million vs. 5.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.3/5), marking a new season high with its most watched telecast since March (since 3/18/16) and tying its highest young adult number this season.

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” stood as the night’s most watched newsmagazine over NBC’s “Dateline” head to head in the hour for the 3rd week in a row, leading by 1.7 million viewers (5.5 million vs. 3.8 million). The ABC newsmagazine was up week to week in Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%). “20/20” remembered the life and legacy of Mary Tyler Moore.
  • Saturday
With NBA coverage, ABC won Saturday night for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), topping runner-up Fox with UFC Fight Night by 13% (0.8/3). Featuring the LA Clippers at the Golden State Warriors in its second night of the season, “NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC” ranked as the evening’s No. 1 program for the 2nd week running with young adults (1.0/4).
  • Sunday
Opposite competition including the “Miss Universe Pageant” on Fox and the NFL Pro Bowl on ESPN, ABC’s Sunday increased over the last time it aired originals from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (on 1/15/17) by 26% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 43% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2), earning  5 and 6 week highs – since 12/18/16 and 12/25/16, respectively.  ABC was the No. 2 broadcaster on the night in Adults 18-49, tying CBS’ first-run schedule (“60 Minutes”/“NCIS: LA”/“Madam Secretary“/“Elementary”).
  • Leading off ABC’s night at 7:00 p.m., a repeat  of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” spiked week to week in Total Viewers (+38% – 6.2 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+71% – 1.2/4 vs. 0.7/2), drawing its 2nd largest audience this season and a new season high with young adults.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “To Tell the Truth” built over its most recent first-run airing in the slot by 20% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3 vs. 0.8/2), scoring new season highs on both measures.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s second episode of “To Tell the Truth” grew from its last original in the hour by 11% in Total Viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.7 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2).  The ABC game show beat CBS’ “Madam Secretary” in the hour by 11% with Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Conviction” returned to original with its season finale building in Total Viewers (+9% – 2.4 million vs. 2.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/2 vs. 0.4/1).

WEEK NO. 19:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.3          No.1 CBS        7,840,000
No.2   CBS   1.1          No.2 ABC       4,950,000
No.2   FOX  1.1           No.3 NBC       4,170,000
No.4   NBC  1.0          No.4 FOX        3,640,000
No.5   CW   0.5           No.5 CW         1,520,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 1/23/17.

ABC Dominates as Monday’s Entertainment Leader for the 6th Straight Week
Quick Take for Monday, January 30, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Dominates as Monday’s Entertainment Leader for the 6th Straight Week
Monday’s No. 1 TV Show, ‘The Bachelor’ Beats ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ by 130%
‘Quantico’ Ranks No. 1 at 10 p.m. in Adults 18-34 by 50% Over NBC’s ‘Timeless’
Monday (1/30/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.3 million/2.9 rating and L7 = 8.6 million/3.0 rating
“Quantico”: L3 = 4.9 million/1.5 rating, L7 = 5.5 million/1.7 rating and MP+35 = 2.0 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.7 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):
ABC dominated Monday by 50% over runner-up Fox in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.2/4), qualifying as the entertainment leader on the night for the 6th consecutive week. ABC’s “The Bachelor” finished as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 5th week in a rowwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.2 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49):
Taking first place in each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” defeated NBC’s “New Celebrity Apprentice” by best-yet marginsin the 2-hour slot of 95% in Total Viewers (7.2 million vs. 3.7 million) and 130% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.0/3). 
  • “The Bachelor” remained steady week to week in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 2.4/8), coming within 1-tenth of the prior week’s season high.  In the Live + 3 Day Adult 18-49 ratings, “The Bachelor” has topped its year-ago delivery on all 4 of its telecasts this season.   
 
“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.8 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Quantico” held steady with its week-earlier Monday premiere among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.8/3 National and 0.9/3 Fast Affiliate).  The ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-34, defeating NBC’s “Timeless” by 50%In the Live + 3 Day numbers, last week’s Monday premiere of “Quantico” spiked +75% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating (0.8 rating to 1.4 rating) and added another 1.6 million viewers after 3 days of TV playback (2.9 million to 4.5 million).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program, 1/30/17.

ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 23

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of January 23, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 23
‘GMA’ Increases Total Viewer Lead Over ‘Today’ by 50%
Compared to Its Lead One Year Ago
 ‘GMA’ Scores Largest Overall Audience in 6 Weeks
 ‘GMA’ Grows Week-to-Week in All Key Target Demos
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th Straight Season

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (4.726 million) for the week of January 23, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.477 million) by 249,000.  “GMA” increased its lead over “Today” by 50% compared to its lead on the year-ago week (vs. +166,000 on w/o 1/25/16).
“GMA” scored week-to-week gains (4.689 million, 1.508 million and 1.056 million, respectively, for w/o 1/16/17) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), drawing its largest overall audience in 6 weeks – since w/o 12/12/16.
Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 112,000 (4.659 million vs. 4.547 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.

During the week, “GMA” beat “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+23%/+892,000), Adults 25-54 (+40%/+443,000) and Adults 18-49 (+40%/+318,000).

MORNING NEWS (Week of January 23, 2017)
    TOTAL VIEWERS        ADULTS 25-54   ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,726,000           1.3/11; 1,559,000      0.9/ 9;   1,120,000         3.4/13
TODAY                                                4,477,000           1.5/12; 1,768,000      1.0/11;  1,322,000        3.2/12
CBS THIS MORNING                        3,834,000           0.9/ 8; 1,116,000        0.6/ 7;     802,000         2.8/11
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/23/16, 1/16/17 and 1/25/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/29/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/31/16).   Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

ABC’s Sunday Lineup Grows Across the Board in Viewers and Young Adults
Quick Take for Sunday, January 29, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s Sunday Grows Across the Board in Viewers and Young Adults
‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Hits a New Season High in Adults 18-49
At 8 p.m., ‘To Tell the Truth’ Draws Its Biggest Audience This Season
At 9 p.m., ‘To Tell the Truth’ Beats CBS’ ‘Madam Secretary’ in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Conviction’ Season Finale Surges by Double Digits Over Its Last Original
  
Sunday (1/29/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“AFHV”: L3 = 6.4 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 6.5 million/1.2 rating
“To Tell the Truth-8PM”: L3 = 5.2 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 5.4 million/1.2 rating
“To Tell the Truth”: L3 = 4.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 4.6 million/1.1 rating
“Conviction”: L3 = 3.4 million/0.8 rating, L7 = 3.8 million/1.0 rating and MP+35 = 1.2 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):
Opposite competition including the “Miss Universe Pageant” on Fox and the NFL Pro Bowl on ESPN, ABC’s Sunday increased over the last time it was all original (on 1/15/17) by 26% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 43% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2).  ABC was the No. 2 broadcaster on the night in Adults 18-49, tying CBS’ first-run schedule (“60 Minutes”/”NCIS: LA”/”Madam Secretary“/”Elementary”).
  • Leading off ABC’s night at 7:00 p.m., “America’s Funniest Home Videos” spiked over its last original in Total Viewers (+54% – 6.3 million vs. 4.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+71% – 1.2/4 vs. 0.7/2), drawing its 2nd largest audience this season and a new season high with young adults.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “To Tell the Truth” built over its most recent first-run airing in the slot by 18% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2), scoring its most watched telecast this season.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s second episode of “To Tell the Truth” grew from its last original in the hour by 11% in Total Viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.7 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2).  The ABC game show beat CBS’ “Madam Secretary” in the hour by 11% with Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Conviction” returned to original with its season finale building by double digits in Total Viewers (+14% – 2.5 million vs. 2.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/2 vs. 0.4/1).
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/29/17.
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ABC Wins Friday with the Top 4 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 27.

[via press release from ABC] ABC Wins Friday with the Top 4 Shows in AD18-49 - Net is #1 for 4th Straight Week on Mon, Wed and Fri

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 5.9 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4), holding the #1 position on the night for the 4th week running and outdelivering first-run schedules on NBC by 38% (0.8/3) and on Fox by 83% (0.6/2). In fact so far this Nielsen week, the Net has finished as the #1 broadcaster on 4 nights (Mon., Wed. (tie), Thurs. and Fri.), marking its 4th consecutive week of 2017 to lead each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ABC was the only net up on Friday, gaining 10% week to week.

With each show ranking #1 in their respective time periods, ABC delivered the Top 4 TV shows on Friday in Adults 18-49, with Shark Tank (1.3/5), Last Man Standing (1.2/5), Dr. Ken (1.0/4) and 20/20 (0.9/3 - tied with NBC's Dateline), respectively.

· At 8pm, Last Man Standing marked its 8th consecutive original telecast at #1 in Adults 18-49, holding steady with last week's Fast Affiliate rating (1.2/5 vs. 1.3/5) which adjusted up 1-tenth in the National ratings to its 2nd highest rating this season.

· At 8:30pm, Dr. Ken advanced 13% week to week in Total Viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.6 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) for its 2nd strongest performance this season.

· At 9pm, Shark Tank returned up from its last original two weeks ago in Total Viewers (5.90 million vs. 5.86 million) and even in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), marking a new season high with its most watched telecast since March (since 3/18/16) and tying its 2nd highest young adult number this season.

· At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 stood as the night's top newsmagazine over NBC's Dateline head to head in the hour for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.8 million viewers (5.6 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 8% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4). The ABC newsmagazine was up week to week in Total Viewers (+27%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%). 20/20 remembered the life and legacy of Mary Tyler Moore.

ABC’s TGIT Lineup Returns With a Big Win and 14-Month Highs on Thursday
Quick Take for Thursday, January 26, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


Driven by a Strong Return for Its TGIT Lineup,
ABC Wins Thursday With a 14-Month High on the Night
‘Grey’s’ Is Thursday’s No. 1 TV Show With Its Top Results Since September 2015
‘Scandal’ Premieres Up by Double Digits Over Its Last Original in May,
Marking the Series’ Strongest Performance Since November 2015
‘Murder’ Returns to New Season Highs With Its Best Numbers in Nearly 1 Year
Thursday (1/26/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Ratings
“Grey’s”: L3 = 12.8 million/3.9 rating, L7 = 13.8 million/4.3 rating and MP+35 = 6.4 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 10.5 million/3.0 rating and L7 = 11.0 million/3.2 rating
“Murder”:  L3 = 8.8 million/2.8 rating and L7 = 9.8 million/3.2 rating and MP+35 = 4.7 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 2.1/7 in AD18-49):
With each of its TGIT dramas returning with gains, ABC won Thursday night in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7) with 3 of the Top 4 TV shows in “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 1 (2.6/9), “Scandal”– No. 2 (2.1/7) andHow to Get Away with Murder” – No. 4 (1.5/6), behind only CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” at No. 3.  ABC’s dramas were the Top 3 social programs on Thursday with 440K, 582K and 284K interactions, respectively (includes Twitter and Facebook).  ABC also finished as the most watched TV network on the evening (7.5 million) with “Grey’s” as the No. 1 TV show overall (9.5 million). 
  • In viewers and young adults, the network scored new Thursday season highs with its top numbers on the night with regular programming since November 2015– since 11/19/15.

ABC’s TGIT Dramas Spike in L+7:  On average in the Live + 7 Day ratings, this season ABC’s “Grey’s” surges +68% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 delivery, and “Murder” spikes +117% while last season “Scandal” shot up by +75%.
  • Surging over its most recent original more than 2 months ago (on 11/17/16) at 8:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+19% – 9.5 million vs. 8.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% – 2.6/9 vs. 2.2/8), ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” hit its highest numbers since September 2015– since 9/24/15.  
  •  
  • Growing by double digits over its last original in May (on 5/12/16) at 9:00 p.m. with Total Viewers (+17% – 7.7 million vs. 6.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 2.1/7 vs. 1.8/6), ABC’s “Scandal” premiered with its strongest results in 14 months – since 11/19/15.
  • Building from its most recent airing in mid-November (on 11/17/16) at 10:00 p.m. among Total Viewers (+8% – 5.4 million vs. 5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 1.5/6 vs. 1.4/5), ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” returned with new season highs for its top performance in nearly 1 year– since 2/11/16. 

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/26/17. Nielsen Social: 1/26/17, Facebook and Twitter total interactions based on a +/-3 hours of telecast.
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ABC’s David Muir Interview With President Trump Soars at 10 p.m. to Stand as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 25, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s David Muir Interview With President Donald Trump Soars at 10 p.m.
to Stand as Wednesday’s No 1 TV Show in Viewers and Key Adults
The Net Ranks No. 1 for the 4th Straight Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49
ABC’s David Muir Interview With President Trump
Beats NBC’s and CBS’ January Interviews With President Obama

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.4 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): 
Boosted by ABC News anchor David Muir’s interview with President Donald Trump, which soared in the 10 o’clock hour coming out of repeat comedies, ABC ranked No. 1 on Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tied w/Fox’s original lineup) and Adults 25-54 (1.8/5).  In fact among Adults 18-49, the Net finished No. 1 for the 4th consecutive Wednesday of 2017. 

“President Donald Trump: The White House Interview” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
Shooting up from its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. out of an encore “black-ish” and gaining audience throughout its broadcast, ABC’s “President Donald Trump: The White House Interview” dominated its competition in the hour and stood as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (7.5 million), Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7). The interview won Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour by strong double-digit margins over its nearest competition (CBS’ “Code Black” = 5.6 million, 0.9/3 and 1.3/4), leading by 34% in Total Viewers, by 89% in Adults 18-49 and by 77% in Adults 25-54, respectively.
  • Also a big draw via digital viewing, President Trump-related content from January 25 through 11 a.m. EST on January 26 delivered 1.6 million video starts on ABC owned platforms and 8.0 million video views on Facebook.

  • In viewers and key adults, ABC’s David Muir interview with President Trump more than doubled NBC’s January interview with President Obama by Lester Holt (3.5 million, 0.7/3 and 1.0/3, respectively on 1/13/17). It also topped CBS’ “60 Minutes” January interview with President Obama (0.7/2 and 1.1/3, respectively on 1/15/17) by triple digits in Adults 18-49 (+143%) and Adults 25-54 (+109%).
  • In viewers and key adults, the 1-hour interview by ABC News anchor David Muir with the new president generated the Net’s strongest performance in the hour in 12 weeks– since the “CMA Awards” on 11/2/16. In addition, it was TV’s top-rated non-NFL-led broadcast news program since mid-November in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 – since 11/13/16.  

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).                             
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/25/17.                 
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ABC Wins Monday at a Season High; ‘Quantico’ Surges 29% on Its Move to the Night
Quick Take for Monday, January 23, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Dominates Monday and Ties a Season High on the Night in Adults 18-49  
Monday’s No. 1 TV Program, ‘The Bachelor’ Scores New Season Highs
‘Quantico’ Surges by 29% on Its Move to Monday at 10 p.m. in Adults 18-49
Monday (1/23/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.5 million/2.9 rating and L7 = 8.8 million/3.1 rating
“Quantico”: L3 = 5.1 million/1.6 rating, L7 = 5.8 million/1.9 rating and MP+35 = 2.3 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):
Featuring “The Bachelor” and the premiere of “Quantico” on the night, ABC dominated Monday by 27% over runner-up CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6 vs. 1.5/5), ranking as the evening’s top entertainment choice for the 5th week in a row.  ABC’s “The Bachelor” qualified as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 4th consecutive weekwith Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.
  • ABC matched its Monday season high in Adults 18-49.
 
“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.3 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):
Winning each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” posted its biggest-yet advantages over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”in the 2-hour slot of 92% in Total Viewers (7.3 million vs. 3.8 million) and 140% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.0/3). 
  • Rising for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+3% – 7.3 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% – 2.4/8 vs. 2.3/7), “The Bachelor delivered new season highson both measures. In addition, “The Bachelor” beat its year-ago telecast for the 3rd straight week with Adults 18-49 (+4% over 2.3/7 on 1/25/16).
 
“Quantico” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.0 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o’clock hour on  its new night, ABC’s return of “Quantico” grew by double digits from its last original telecast in November (on Sunday, 11/27/16) in Total Viewers (+30% – 3.0 million vs. 2.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+29% – 0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2).  The ABC drama outdrew its final 5 original Sunday telecasts in Total Viewers and its last 6 airings in Adults 18-49, posting the show’s 3rd highest rating this season.  On its new night among Adults 18-49, “Quantico” equaled a season high for ABC in the time period with regular programming.
  • The 2016-17 season’s biggest gainer in TV playbackon the broadcast nets, “Quantico” doubles its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating in Live + 3 Day (+100% – 0.7 rating to 1.4 rating) and spikes +143% in Live + 7 Day (0.7 rating to a 1.7 rating).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/23/17.

ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 3rd Straight Week with "Last Man Standing" as the Top-Rated Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 20.   

[via press release from ABC]
     ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 3rd Straight Week with Last Man Standing as the Top-Rated Show
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 4.8 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): Despite airing a repeat Shark Tank at 9pm, ABC finished #1 on Friday night for the 3rd week running among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4-tied w/CBS original lineup), outdelivering first-run schedules on NBC by 25% (0.8/3) and on Fox by 67% (0.6/2).

· Holding even week to week at 8pm, ABC's Last Man Standing stood as Friday's #1 TV show for its 4th straight original telecast (1.3/5).

· At 8:30pm, ABC's Dr. Ken won its half-hour and grew by 11% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3), scoring its 2nd highest rating this season.
· From 9-10pm, ABC's encore Shark Tank ranked #1 in its hour with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 - tying CBS' original Hawaii Five-0).

· At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 once again ranked as Friday's #1 newsmagazine across the board, beating NBC's Dateline head to head in the hour by 1.5 million viewers (4.5 million vs. 3.0 million), by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3) and by 30% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 vs. 1.0/3). The ABC newsmagazine also outdelivered CBS' inauguration special (0.7/3 and 1.0/3 from 8-9pm), leading by 29% in Adults 18-49 and by 30% in Adults 25-54, respectively. 20/20 featured interviews with Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.

ABC's ‘20/20 Special Edition’ Surges in Thursday’s 10 p.m. Hour
Quick Take for Thursday, January 19, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘20/20 Special Edition – America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington’ Surges in the 10 p.m. Hour, Up by Wide Margins Year to Year
Live + Same Day Results:
“20/20 Special Edition” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.9 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
Surging 50% over its lead-in against original dramas at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20 Special Edition – America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington” ranked No. 2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.9/3), ahead of CBS’ “Pure Genius” (0.8/3) and nearly tying NBC’s “The Blacklist” for No. 1 (1.0/4).
  • Versus the most recent “20/20 Special Edition” (on Tuesday, 12/27/16), the pre-inauguration “20/20” special was up a sharp 48% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 18% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 to 1.1/4).

  • “20/20” boosted the hour for ABC by wide margins from the year-ago night with original programming (2.1 million, 0.6/2 and 0.8/2 on 1/21/16) in Total Viewers (+133%), Adults 18-49 (+50%) and Adults 25-54 (+63%), respectively.
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/19/17.

ABC Is No. 1 for 3rd Straight Wednesday With ‘Speechless’ as the Top-Rated TV Show
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 18, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


For the 3rd Week in a Row, ABC Is No. 1 on Wednesday With the Top TV Shows
ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Stands as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Show for the First Time Ever
A Special Wednesday Airing of ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
Spikes to the Series’ Most Watched Telecast Since September 2015

Wednesday (1/18/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:          
“Fresh Off the Boat”: L3 = 6.8 million/2.0 rating, L7 = 7.4 million/2.2 rating and MP+35 = 3.1 rating
“Speechless”: L3 = 6.6 million/2.1 rating, L7 = 7.0 million/2.3 rating and MP+35 = 2.7 rating
“Modern Family-R”: L3 = 4.9 million/1.4 rating and L7 = 5.1 million/1.5 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 6.0 million/2.1 rating, L7 = 6.4 million/2.3 rating and MP+35 = 3.1 rating
“Match Game”: L3 = 3.9 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 4.0 million/1.2 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): 
Despite airing a repeat “Modern Family” at 9:00 p.m. and competing against all-original lineups on the other nets, ABC ranked No. 1 for the 3rd consecutive Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tied w/Fox).  Even with “Modern Family” in replay, ABC still delivered Wednesday’s top TV shows in the key young adult sales demo with ABC freshman comedy “Speechless” ranking as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show for the first time ever (1.6/6), while “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.5/6) and “black-ish” (1.5/5) tied for No. 2 on the night with NBC’s “Chicago PD” (1.5/5).
  • For the 3rd week running, ABC’s comedies ranked No. 1 in each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with Adults 18-49.

  • A special Wednesday airing of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8:00 p.m. spiked over its regular Tuesday telecast the previous night (on 1/17/17 at 9:00 p.m.) in Total Viewers (+41% – 5.5 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4), drawing the show’s most watched telecast overall since September 2015 and a best-since-premiere young adult number – since 9/22/15 and 10/11/16, respectively. 
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/18/17.                 
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of January 9, 2017
ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board
‘The View’ Improves From Previous Week in Total Viewers and Women 25-54, Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in Nearly 2 Years
Year to Year, ‘The View’ Delivers Increases in All Key Target Demos
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains in Total Viewers,
Woman 25-54 and Women 18-49

ABC’s “The View” averaged 3.115 million Total Viewers, 590,000 Women 25-54 and 424,000 Women 18-49 during the week of January 9, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.817 million, 505,000 and 356,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+298,000), Women 25-54 (+85,000) and Women 18-49 (+68,000).
For the 3rd week in a row, “The View” improved from the previous week (3.045 million and 570,000, respectively, for w/o 1/2/14) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Women 25-54 (+4%), drawing its largest overall audience in nearly 2 years – since w/o 2/23/15 

“The View” delivered increases across the board year to year (2.779 million, 560,000 and 409,000, respectively, for w/o 1/11/16): Total Viewers (+12%), Women 25-54 (+5%) and Women 18-49 (+4%).

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season: Total Viewers (+11% – 2.896 million vs. 2.613 million), Women 25-54 (+2% – 540,000 vs. 528,000) and Women 18-49 (+4% – 407,000 vs. 392,000) 

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+6% – 2.896 million vs. 2.739 million), Women 25-54 (+10% – 540,000 vs. 490,000) and Women 18-49 (+19% – 407,000 vs. 341,000).

NOTE: Due to breaking network news on Wednesday (1/11/17), “The View” was preempted.  ABC’s averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Tue, Thurs-Fri).

Week of January 9, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             3,115,000                            590,000/1.0                                   424,000/0.7
CBS “THE TALK”               2,817,000                            505,000/0.8                                  356,000/0.6
                                                                                                                                                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/9/17, 1/2/17 and 1/4/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/15/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/17/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC’s Primetime Grows Year to Year for the 2nd Straight Week of 2017
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 9, 2017                   
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Airs 7 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49, Including
the No. 1 Unscripted Series and the No. 1 Freshman Comedy
ABC’s Primetime Is Up Year to Year for the 2nd Straight Week of 2017
Monday’s No. 1 TV Series for the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Retains 100% of Its Premiere and Builds 5% Year to Year in Adults 18-49
‘Big Fan’ Debuts as the No. 1 Series Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49
‘The Middle’ Sets a Season High With Its Most Watched Telecast in 1 Year
‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Returns Up by Double Digits to Draw Its Biggest in 4 Months
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top 4 TV Shows
‘The Goldbergs’ Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
 ‘Speechless’ Grows to 3-Month Highs With a Best-Since-Debut Rating
ABC’s ‘Great American Baking Show’ Season Finale Closes With the Series’
Most Watched Telecast Ever and Equals a Season Best in Young Adults
‘Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America’ Builds Audience Throughout Its 2-Hour Broadcast and Leads the 10 p.m. Hour
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Friday Night for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
Week No. 17
For the 2nd consecutive week of 2017, ABC stood as the No. 1 broadcaster on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Adults 18-49. ABC delivered 7 of the Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the No. 1 unscripted series with “The Bachelor” and the No. 1 freshman comedy with “Speechless”: “Modern Family” – No. 7, “The Bachelor” – No. 8, “The Goldbergs” – No. 9, “Speechless”  – No. 11, “black-ish” and “The Middle” tied at No. 12, and “American Housewife” – No. 17.  The Net ranked No. 1 for the week in Nielsen’s non-sports averages (1.1/4-tie). 
 
  • For the 2nd week in a row, ABC built by double digits over the same week of 2016 with Total Viewers (+21% – 4.7 million vs. 3.9 million) and 10% in Adults 18-49 (+10% 1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3).
  • Monday
Up against a big College Football National Championship Game (Alabama-Clemson) on ESPN, ABC took the entertainment lead on Monday for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5) with a 70% advantage over runners-up NBC and CBS (1.0/3-tied).
  • For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. The ABC unscripted series was also once again Monday night’s most social broadcast series (455,400 interactions –Twitter/Facebook).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 6.5 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):
Ranking as the No. 1 entertainment show in each half-hour with young adults from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” increased its dominance over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”in the 2-hour slot, leading by 67% in Total Viewers (6.5 million vs. 3.9 million) and nearly doubling it with Adults 18-49 (+91% – 2.1/6 vs. 1.1/3). 
  • Despite the increased competition from the college football championship, “The Bachelor” retained 100% of its week-earlier season premiere delivery in Adults 18-49 and was up 5% over its year-ago telecast (vs. 2.0/6 on 1/11/16).  In addition, the show grew over its premiere in Women 18-34 (+16%) and Women 18-49 (+10%).

“Big Fan” (10:00-10:30 p.m. – 3.5 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):
From 10:00-10:30 p.m., ABC’s debut of the game show “Big Fan” opened as the No. 1 entertainment program in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). 
“Big Fan” (10:30-11:00 p.m. – 2.8 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
At 10:30 p.m., a second episode of “Big Fan” ranked No. 2 in the slot against its non-sports competition in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2-tie).
  • Tuesday
On the night of President Obama’s farewell address to the country (airing at 9:00 p.m. EST and 6:00 p.m. PST), with comedies from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and the solid mid-season return for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 10:00 p.m., ABC earned 2nd place on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4).
  • ABC once again delivered Tuesday’s Top 2 comediesin Adults 18-49 with “The Middle” (1.7/6) and “American Housewife” (1.5/5), dominating Fox’s “New Girl” (1.1/4) and “The Mick” (1.2/4) head-to-head by 55% and 25% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. 

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” grew 11% week to week in Total Viewers (7.3 million vs. 6.6 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), scoring a season-high in viewers with its most watched telecast in 1 year and tying a best-since-premiere young adult number – since 1/13/16 and 10/11/16, respectively. 
 
  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “American Housewife” grew week to week by 5% in Total Viewers (5.9 million vs. 5.6 million) to draw its largest audience since November– since 11/22/16.  In addition, the comedy paced within 1-tenth of the prior week among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.6/5), which was its highest rating since mid-October – since 10/18/16.
  • At 10:00 p.m. on its first telecast in over 1 month (since 12/6/16), ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returned up by double digits in Total Viewers (+13% – 2.7 million vs. 2.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3), marking its most watched telecast overall since September – since 9/27/16.  “S.H.I.E.L.D.” ranks among the season’s Top 5 biggest gainers(No. 3) on broadcast, with a +125% spike season to datefrom Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day Adults 18-49, trailing only fellow ABC Studios dramas “Quantico” (+143%) and “Designated Survivor” (+136%).

  • Wednesday
ABC won the 2nd straight Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating Fox by 21% (1.4/5) NBC by 31% (1.3/5) and CBS by 55% (1.1/4).   Also for the 2nd week running, ABC delivered Wednesday’s Top 4 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo with “Modern Family” (2.3/8), “The Goldbergs” (2.0/7), “Speechless” (1.8/6) and “black-ish” (1.7/6), respectively.  “Modern Family” was once again Wednesday’s most watched TV show overall during prime (7.6 million).  ABC’s comedies won each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+3% – 6.9 million vs. 6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% – 2.0/7 vs. 1.9/7), to earn a new season high in viewers and tie a season best in young adults.  In addition the ABC comedy topped its year-ago telecast in viewers (+10%) for the 2nd week in a row
 
  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” also gained Total Viewers (+4% – 5.9 million vs. 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.8/6 vs. 1.7/6) to deliver 3-month highson both counts, tying a best-since-debut-rating in young adults – since 10/12/16.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” (7.6 million) drew its biggest audience since its season premiere– on 9/21/16.  

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” equaled a 3-month high in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) – since 10/12/16.
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” outdelivering its final 4 telecasts of last season.

  • Thursday
“The Great American Baking Show” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s season finale of “The Great American Baking Show” built for its 3rd straight original telecast in Total Viewers (+4% – 5.2 million vs. 5.0 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), marking the show’s most watched telecast ever and equaling a season best in young adults.   
“Taking the Stage” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
From 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America,” a 2-hour special celebrating the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with music, dance and the spoken word, drew an average audience of 5.3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating, 4 share among Adults 18-49. The ABC special was the most social broadcast program on Thursday night (97,872 Total Interactions on Twitter/Facebook combined).
  • The ABC special gained audience from its first to second hour in Total Viewers (+14% – 5.0 million to 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 0.9/3 to 1.0/4), standing as the most watched TV programwith 5.7 million viewers from 10:00-11:00 p.m. over originals of NBC’s “The Blacklist” (5.3 million) and CBS’ “Pure Genius” (5.1 million).Taking the Stage” also ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 at 10:00 p.m., tying NBC’s “The Blacklist” (1.0/4) and beating CBS’ “Pure Genius” (0.9/3).

  • Friday
ABC finished No. 1 on Friday night for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5-tied w/CBS), outdelivering NBC by 50% (0.8/3) and doubling Fox (+100% – 0.6/2). ABC’s “Last Man Standing” (1.3/6) and “Shark Tank” (1.3/5) tied as Friday’s No. 1 TV show(tied w/CBS’ “Blue Bloods”). 
  • Ranking No. 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (tied with CBS) and coming off last week’s season highs, ABC’s “Last Man Standing” (1.3/6), “Dr. Ken (0.9/4-tie) and “Shark Tank” (1.3/5-tie) each turned around with their 2nd highest Adult 18-49 ratingsthis season.  In addition for the 2nd week running, “Shark Tank” delivered a new season high in Total Viewers (5.9 million).

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” stood as Friday’s top newsmagazineacross the board, dominating NBC’s “Dateline” head-to-head in the hour by 74% in Total Viewers (5.9 million vs. 3.5 million), by 57% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 0.7/3) and by 60% in Adults 25-54 (1.6/5 vs. 1.0/3).  After last week’s season-best performance, “20/20” followed up with its 3rd strongest results of 2016-17 with viewers and key adults. In a special edition of “20/20,” Diane Sawyer connected with thousands of Americans to hear the realities they face in their daily lives, trying to make ends meet.
WEEK NO. 17:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   NBC  2.5          No.1 CBS      10,270,000
No.2   FOX  2.4           No.2 NBC       9,050,000
No.3   CBS   2.2          No.3 FOX        7,640,000
No.4   ABC  1.1          No.4 ABC        4,660,000
No.5   CW   0.3           No.5 CW            900,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 1/9/17.

ABC Dominates Monday with ‘The Bachelor’ Scoring New Season Highs
Quick Take for Monday, January 16, 2017(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Monday With Its 2nd-Highest Rating on the Night This Season
Monday’s No. 1 TV Series, ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Builds to New Season Highs
ABC’s ‘Big Fan’ Retains 100% of Its Week-Ago Premiere in Adults 18-49

Monday (1/16/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 8.2 million/2.9 rating and L7 = 8.5 million/3.1 rating
“Big Fan”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 3.7 million/1.2 rating
“Big Fan”: L3 = 2.5 million/0.8 rating and L7 = 2.6 million/0.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):
Featuring “The Bachelor” and “Big Fan,” ABC won Monday by 29% over runner-up CBS in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.4/4), standing as the night’s entertainment leader for the 4th week in a row.   ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 3rd straight week with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.
  • ABC grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (+6%) to tie its 2nd-highest-rated Monday this season.
“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.1 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49):
Dominating each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with young adults, ABC’s “The Bachelor” beat NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in the 2-hour slot by 65% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 4.3 million) and once again nearly doubled it with Adults 18-49 (+92% – 2.3/7 vs. 1.2/4).  “The Bachelor” also made ABC the most watched network overall in the 2-hour slot.
  • “The Bachelor” built week to week in Total Viewers (+9% – 7.1 million vs. 6.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 2.3/7 vs. 2.1/6) to earn new season highs on both counts. In addition, “The Bachelor” topped its year-ago telecast for the 2nd week running in Adults 18-49 (+5% over 2.2/6 on 1/18/16).
“Big Fan” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.5 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):
During the 10 o’clock hour, back-to back episodes of ABC’s “Big Fan” held even with the show’s week-earlier season premiere in the hour (0.9/3).

Projections Rationale:Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/16/17.

‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 9

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Week of January 9, 2017
‘GMA’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of January 9
‘GMA’ Delivers Largest Overall Audience in 4 Weeks
 ‘GMA’ Narrows Year-to-Year Margins With ‘Today’ in Both Adults 25-54 (-18%) and Adults 18-49 (-32%)
Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is Ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers
for the 5th Straight Season

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (4.715 million) for the week of January 9, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” defeated NBC’s “Today” (4.621 million) by 94,000.

For the 2nd week in a row, “GMA” was up over the previous week in Total Viewers (+7,000 – 4.715 million vs. 4.708 million for w/o 1/2/17), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 weeks – since w/o 12/12/16.  

“GMA” narrowed its year-to-year margins with “Today” in both Adults 25-54 (-18% – 211,000 vs. 257,000) and Adults 18-49 (-32% – 182,000 vs. 268,000).

Season to date, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 97,000 (4.653 million vs. 4.556 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 5th year in a row.

During the week, “GMA” defeated “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+25%/+934,000), Adults 25-54 (+42%/+447,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37%/+292,000).

MORNING NEWS (Week of January 9, 2017)
TOTAL VIEWERS   ADULTS 25-54        ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,715,000             1.3/11; 1,514,000       0.8/ 9;   1,087,000        3.5/13
TODAY                                                4,621,000            1.4/12; 1,725,000       1.0/11;  1,269,000        3.3/13
CBS THIS MORNING                         3,781,000            0.9/ 7; 1,067,000         0.6/ 7;     795,000       2.8/11
                                                                                                                                           
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/9/16, 1/2/17 and 1/11/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/15/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/17/16).   Averages based on regular telecasts.
Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

"Shark Tank" Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[via press release from ABC] ABC is #1 on Friday for the 2nd Week in a Row with AD18-49 - Shark Tank Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): ABC ranked #1 on Friday night for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5-tied w/CBS), outdelivering NBC by 50% (0.8/3) and doubling Fox (+100% - 0.6/2). ABC's Last Man Standing and Shark Tank tied as Friday's #1 TV show (1.3/5 - tied w/CBS' Blue Bloods).
· Winning from 8-10pm and coming off last week's season highs, ABC's Last Man Standing (1.3/5), Dr. Ken (0.9/4-tie) and Shark Tank (1.3/5-tie) each turned around with their 2nd highest Adult 18-49 ratings this season. In addition for the 2nd week running, Shark Tank delivered a new season high in Total Viewers (5.8 million).
· At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 stood as Friday's top newsmagazine across the board, dominating NBC's Dateline head to head in the hour by 66% in Total Viewers (5.8 million vs. 3.5 million), by 57% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.7/3) and by 60% in Adults 25-54 (1.6/5 vs. 1.0/3). After last week's season-best performance, 20/20 followed up with its 3rd strongest results of 2016-17 with viewers and key adults. In a special edition of 20/20, Diane Sawyer connected with thousands of Americans to hear the realities they face in their daily lives, trying to make ends meet.

For the Second Week in a Row, ABC Wins Wednesday With Its Comedies as the Top 4 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 11, 2017(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Wins Wednesday With the Top 4 TV Shows
‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Modern Family’ Each Draw Most Viewers Since September
‘Match Game’ Is a Competitive 2nd at 10 p.m. Against the NBC and CBS Dramas

Wednesday (1/11/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 8.3 million/2.5 rating and L7 = 8.9 million/2.7 rating
“Speechless”: L3 = 7.2 million/2.2 rating and L7 = 7.8 million/2.4 rating
“Modern Family”: L3 = 10.6 million/3.6 rating and L7 = 11.8 million/4.0 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 7.4 million/2.3 rating and L7 = 8.0 million/2.6 rating
“Match Game”: L3 = 4.7 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 4.9 million/1.4 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
ABC won the 2nd-straight Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating Fox by 21% (1.4/5) NBC by 31% (1.3/5) and CBS by 55% (1.1/4).   Also for the 2nd week running, ABC delivered Wednesday’s Top 4 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo with “Modern Family” (2.3/8), “The Goldbergs” (1.9/7), “Speechless” (1.7/6) and “black-ish” (1.7/6), respectively.  “Modern Family” was once again Wednesday’s most watched TV show overall during prime (7.6 million).
  • ABC’s comedies won each half-hour from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49, as each show was exactly even with its week-ago Fast Affiliate rating. Please note: “Modern Family” adjusted up 1-tenth in the Nationals last week, which tied a best-since-premiere rating (on 9/21/16).
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” grew in Total Viewers (+3% – 6.9 million vs. 6.7 million) to match a season high.  In addition the ABC comedy topped its year-ago telecast in viewers (+10%) for the 2nd week in a row.
  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” also gained Total Viewers (+4% – 5.9 million vs. 5.7 million) to deliver its most watched telecast in 3 months – since 10/12/16.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” (7.6 million) drew its biggest audience since its season premiere – on 9/21/16.
  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” equaled a 3-month high in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6) – since 10/12/16.
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Match Game” took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” outdelivering its final 4 telecasts of last season.
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/11/17.
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ABC’s ‘Great American Baking Show’ Finale Scores Most Watched Telecast Ever, and ‘Taking the Stage’ Tops the 10:00 p.m. Hour
Quick Take for Thursday, January 12, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s ‘Great American Baking Show’ Season Finale Closes With the Series’
Most Watched Telecast Ever and Equals a Season Best in Young Adults
‘Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America’ Builds Audience Throughout Its 2-Hour Broadcast and Leads the 10 p.m. Hour

Thursday (1/12/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Great American Baking Show”: L3 = 6.1 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 6.3 million/1.2 rating
“Taking the Stage”: L3 = 6.1 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 6.3 million/1.2 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
“The Great American Baking Show” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s season finale of “The Great American Baking Show” built for its 3rd straight original telecast in Total Viewers (+2% – 5.1 million vs. 5.0 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), marking the show’s most watched telecast ever and equaling a season best in young adults.
“Taking the Stage” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):
From 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America,” a 2-hour special celebrating the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with music, dance and the spoken word, drew an average audience of 5.3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating, 3 share among Adults 18-49. The ABC special was the most social broadcast program on Thursday night (97,872 Total Interactions on Twitter/Facebook combined).
  • The ABC special gained audience from its first to second hour in Total Viewers (+16% – 4.9 million to 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 0.9/3 to 1.0/4), standing as the most watched TV programwith 5.7 million viewers from 10:00-11:00 p.m. over originals of NBC’s “The Blacklist” (5.3 million) and CBS’ “Pure Genius” (5.2 million).Taking the Stage” also ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 at 10:00 p.m., tying NBC’s “The Blacklist” (1.0/4) and beating CBS’ “Pure Genius” (0.9/3).

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate Nielsen measure to gauge the size of the TV audience.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/12/17.

ABC’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Returns Up by Double Digits With Its Biggest Audience Since September
Quick Take for Tuesday, January 10, 2017(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Takes 2nd on Tuesday With the Night’s Top 2 Comedies in Adults 18-49
‘The Middle’ Sets a Season High With Its Most Watched Telecast in 1 Year
‘American Housewife’ Dominates Fox’s ‘The Mick’ for the 2nd Week Running
‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is Up by Double Digits on Its Mid-Season ReturnWith Its Biggest Audience Since September
Tuesday (1/10/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“The Middle”: L3 = 8.8 million/2.2 rating and L7 = 9.4 million/2.4 rating
“American Housewife”: L3 = 7.6 million/2.0 rating and L7 = 8.2 million/2.2 rating
“S.H.I.E.L.D.”: L3 = 4.6 million/1.5 rating and L7 = 5.2 million/1.8 rating
 Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):
On the night of President Obama’s farewell address to the country (airing at 9:00 p.m. EST and 6:00 p.m. PST), with comedies from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and the solid mid-season return for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 10:00 p.m., ABC earned 2nd place on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4).
  • ABC once again delivered Tuesday’s Top 2 comedies in Adults 18-49 with “The Middle” (1.7/6) and “American Housewife” (1.5/5), dominating Fox’s “New Girl” (1.1/4) and “The Mick” (1.2/4) head-to-head by 55% and 25% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” grew 11% week to week in Total Viewers (7.3 million vs. 6.6 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), scoring a season-high in viewers with its most watched telecast in 1 year and tying a best-since-premiere young adult number – since 1/13/16 and 10/11/16, respectively.
  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “American Housewife” grew week to week by 5% in Total Viewers (5.9 million vs. 5.6 million) to draw its largest audience since November – since 11/22/16. In addition, the comedy paced within 1-tenth of the prior week among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.6/5), which was its highest rating since mid-October – since 10/18/16.
 At 10:00 p.m. on its first telecast in over 1 month (since 12/6/16), ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returned up by double digits in Total Viewers (+13% – 2.7 million vs. 2.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3), marking its most watched telecast overall since September – since 9/27/16.  “H.I.E.L.D.” ranks among the season’s Top 5 biggest gainers (No. 3) on broadcast, with a +125% spike season to date from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day Adults 18-49, trailing only fellow ABC Studios dramas “Quantico” (+143%) and “Designated Survivor” (+136%).
Projections Rationale:Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 1/10/17.
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All 10 of ABC’s Comedies Return Up in 2017 to Multi-Week/Season Highs
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 2, 2017                   
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Is No. 1 on 3 Nights With a Net-Leading 8 of the Top 20 Broadcasts
All 10 of ABC’s Comedies Return Up in 2017 to Multi-Week Highs
ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Dominates NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
to Rank as the No. 1 TV Series on Monday Night
The Net Delivers Tuesday’s Top 3 Comedies in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC Wins First Wednesday of 2017 With the Top 4 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Lead Their Slots and Grow to Multi-Week Highs
 ‘Match Game’ Opener Spikes 44% From Its Finale to Its 2nd-Highest-Ever Rating
‘Great American Baking Show’ Hits Season Highs With Its Largest-Ever Audience
ABC’s ‘Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers’ Wins Its 2-Hour Slot,
Delivering 1-Year Non-Sports Highs for ABC in the Thursday Time Period
ABC Is No. 1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 With All 4 Shows at New Season Highs
‘To Tell the Truth’ and ‘Conviction’ Build Against Sunday’s ‘Golden Globes’
Week No. 16
During the first complete week of 2017 (w/o 1/2/17), ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, delivering a network-leading 8 of the Top 20 broadcast programs in Adults 18-49: “Modern Family” – No. 5, “The Bachelor” – No. 6, “The Goldbergs” – No. 7, with “The Middle,” “Speechless,” “black-ish” and “Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers” tied at No. 12 and “American Housewife” – No. 19.
  • All 10 of ABC’s comedies returned up in 2017 over their last original airings of 2016, scoring multi-week highs across the board in Adults 18-49: “The Middle” (+6% – best-since-premiere rating), “American Housewife” (+7% – best since 10/18/16), “Fresh Off the Boat” (+17% – best-since-premiere rating), “The Real O’Neals” (+11% – best since 11/29/16), “The  Goldbergs” (+12% – best since 11/16/16), “Speechless” (+6% – best since 11/16/16), “Modern Family” (+20% – best-since-premiere rating), “black-ish” (+6% – best since 10/12/16), “Last Man Standing” (+25% – new season high) and “Dr.  Ken” (+22% – new season high).
  • The Net scored its top-rated week since mid-November in Adults 18-49 – since w/o 11/14/16.  In addition, ABC was up by double digits from the opening week of 2016, gaining 18% in Total Viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.4 million) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4).

  • Monday
Featuring the Season 21 opener of “The Bachelor” up against NBC’s highly promoted premiere of “Celebrity Apprentice,” ABC won the first Monday of the new year in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), beating NBC by 38% (1.3/4 for “Celebrity Apprentice”/“The Wall”), CBS’ regular original Monday lineup by 50% (1.2/4) and Fox’ “MasterChef” celebrity special by 100% (0.9/3).  In addition, ABC beat NBC on the night by 171% in Adults 18-34 (1.9/7 vs. 0.7/3).
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” returned as Monday’s No. 1 TV series with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. The ABC unscripted show was also Monday’s most social broadcast series with over 933,000 interactions (includes Twitter/Facebook).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 6.6 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):
Ranking No. 1 in each half-hour with young adults against its broadcast competition from 8:00-10:00 p.m., the season premiere of “The Bachelor” won its 2-hour slot over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” opener by 32% in Total Viewers (6.6 million vs. 5.0 million) and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 1.3/4) with a season high for ABC in the time period.
  • “The Bachelor” held steady with its year-ago opener in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 2.2/7 on 1/4/16) and grew with Adults 18-34 (+10%), Men 18-34 (+40%) and Men 18-49 (+8%), scoring a 3-year high in Adults 18-34 and 6-year highs in the two Men demos – since 1/6/14 and 1/3/11, respectively

“JKL: Here for the Right Reasons” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 3.6 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” special for “The Bachelor” premiere was up over its 2016-17 Late-Night season average by 1.3 million viewers (3.6 million vs. 2.3 million) and by 100% Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.5/3).  In viewers and young adults, the “Jimmy Kimmel” special delivered ABC’s 2nd-highest numbers in the Monday 10:00 p.m. time period this season.
  • Tuesday
Up against stiff competition in the opening hour of the night from CBS’ “NCIS” original and the time-period premieres of NBC’s “The Wall” and Fox’s “The Mick,” ABC returned with Tuesday’s Top 2 comediesin Adults 18-49, with “The Middle” (1.7/6) and “American Housewife” (1.6/5), beating Fox’s “New Girl” (1.1/4) and “The Mick” (1.3/4) head to head by 55% and 23% at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.  Other competition on the night included cross-over episodes of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.) and Fox’s final season premiere of “Bones” (9:00-10:00 p.m.).
All 4 of ABC’s Tuesday comedies grew over their most recent originals 3 weeks ago (on 12/13/16), driving the Net to a 6-week high on the night in Adults 18-49 – since 11/22/16.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” was up from its most recent original in Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.7/6 vs. 1.6/6) to deliver a best-since-premiere rating 12 weeks ago – since 10/11/16.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “American Housewife” built by 7% on its last original airing in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.5/5) to tie its highest rating since mid-October – since 10/18/16.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” grew by double digits to deliver its best numbers since its season opener(on 10/11/16) in Total Viewers (+13% – 4.4 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/4 vs. 1.2/4). “Fresh Off the Boat” was Tuesday’s No. 3 comedy, outdelivering both of Fox’s sitcoms in viewers and young adults.

  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” built on its most recent original in Total Viewers (+6% – 3.3 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3), marking its strongest performance in 5 weeks – since 11/29/16.
  • Wednesday
With the return of its 8:00-10:00 p.m. comedies to original for the first time in 3 weeks and the season premiere of “Match Game” at 10:00 p.m., ABC won the opening Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), beating Fox with “Lethal Weapon”/“Star” by 13% (1.5/5) and first-run lineups on NBC by 31% (1.3/5) and on CBS by 42% (1.2/4). The Net delivered Wednesday’s Top 4 TV shows in the key young adult sales demo with “Modern Family” (2.4/8), “The Goldbergs” (1.9/7), “Speechless” (1.7/6) and “black-ish” (1.7/6), respectively.  “Modern Family” was the most watched TV show overall on the night (7.5 million).  In addition, ABC’s comedies ranked No. 1 in each half-hour of the 2-hour block in Adults 18-49.
  • Season to date, ABC is up on Wednesday in viewers, young adults and by double digits across all key Men demos:  Total Viewers (+16%), Adults 18-49 (+4%), Men 18-34 (+17%), Men 18-49 (+15%) and Men 25-54 (+16%).  In fact, ABC is delivering a 5-year high on the night in Total Viewers and matching 5-year highs with Men 18-49 and Men 25-54 – since Fall 2011.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” increased from its last original in Total Viewers (+8% – 6.7 million vs. 6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+12% – 1.9/7 vs. 1.7/7) with its most watched telecast since its season premiere and a 7-week high in young adults – since 9/21/16 and 11/16/16, respectively.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” rose from its most recent original in Total Viewers (+4% – 5.7 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.7/6 vs. 1.6/6) to deliver its best numbers in 6 weeks – since 11/16/16.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” gained over its last original in Total Viewers (+12% – 7.6 million vs. 6.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 2.4/8 vs. 2.0/7) to mark best-since-premiere numbers – since 9/21/16.

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “black-ish” built on its most recent original in Total Viewers (+5% – 5.8 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.7/6 vs. 1.6/5) to deliver 12-week highs – since 10/12/16.
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s 2nd season premiere of “Match Game” spiked 44% from its season 1 finale in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 0.9/3 on 9/1916) to earn its 2nd-highest-ever rating, behind only its first season debut in June (on 6/26/16).

  • Thursday
“The Great American Baking Show” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 5.0 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show” rose for its 2nd straight original telecast, gaining 28% in Total Viewers (5.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3), drawing its most watched telecast ever and tying a season high in young adults.
“Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.1 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
Spiking over its lead-in against all-original competition at 9:00 p.m., the ABC documentary special “Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers” won its 2-hour time period, beating its nearest competition (CBS) by 9% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.5 million), by 42% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6 vs. 1.2/4) and by 22% in Adults 25-54 (2.2/7 vs. 1.8/5).  The special was Thursday’s No. 2 most social broadcast, behind only CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory” (45,180 vs. 46,742).
  • “Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers” drew ABC’s biggest audience to the 2-hour time period in over 1 year with non-sports programming – since New Year’s Eve 2015.  In addition, it delivered the Net’s best non-sports performance in the slot in nearly 1 year with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 – since 2/11/16.

  • Friday
With its Friday lineup returning to all originals for the first time in 1 month (since 12/9/16),  ABC ranked No. 1 on the night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), tying CBS and beating NBC with the debut of “Emerald City” by 30% (1.0/4). ABC delivered the Top 3 TV shows of the night in Adults 18-49 with “Last Man Standing” at No. 1 (1.5/6), Shark Tank at No. 2 (1.4/5) and 20/20 at No. 3 (1.3/5-tie). As all 4 of its series on the night surged to their best numbers this season, the Net earned new Friday season highs in viewers and young adults.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Last Man Standing” grew from its most recent original telecast (on 12/16/16) with Total Viewers (+15% – 7.8 million vs. 6.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.5/6 vs. 1.2/5), setting new season highs on both counts and its best performance in exactly 2 years– since 1/9/15.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Dr. Ken” was up from its last original (on 12/16/16) in Total Viewers (+22% – 5.5 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+22% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3), scoring new season bests on both Nielsen measures. “Dr. Ken” earned its best Adult 18-49 rating since early-March in Adults 18-49 – since 3/4/16.
  • From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” won its slot in Adults 18-49 by 8% over its nearest competition (1.4/5 vs. 1.3/4 – CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”). “Shark Tank” spiked over its last original three weeks ago (on 12/9/16) by 18% in Total Viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.9 million) and by 40% in Adults 19-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.0/4), scoring new season highs on both counts.  “Shark Tank” posted its top Adult 18-49 rating since last April – since 4/29/16.

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+22% – 6.2 million vs. 5.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+63% – 1.3/5 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+73% – 1.9/6 vs. 1.1/4). In fact, the ABC newsmagazine jumped to new season highs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with its strongest ratings in nearly 1 year– since 2/19/16 and 2/12/16, respectively. “20/20” reported on former members of the Church of Scientology, including those who are crusading against it and others who still practice outside the Church.
  • Sunday
Opposite Sunday’s “Golden Globe Awards” broadcast and NFL-fueled competition on Fox, ABC’s back-to-back episodes of “To Tell the Truth” from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and “Conviction” at 10:00 p.m. grew week to week.
  • Building on its lead-in at 8:00 p.m., ABC’s time-period premiere of “To Tell the Truth” grew over last week’s “The Bachelor” special in the hour by 48% in Total Viewers (4.6 million vs. 3.1 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/3).  In addition, the ABC game show greatly improved its hour for ABC from the year-ago night against the “Golden Globes” (“Galavant” = 2.4 million and 0.6/2 on 1/10/16), by 92% in viewers and by 67% in young adults.

  • Holding steady at 9:00 p.m. in young adults, ABC’s second episode of “To Tell the Truth” was up from its own performance in the same hour last Sunday by 16% in Total Viewers (4.3 million vs. 3.7 million) and by 43% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2).
  • At 10:00 p.m. opposite the final hour of the “Golden Globes,” ABC’s “Conviction” built by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+29% – 2.7 million vs. 2.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/2 vs. 0.4/1).

WEEK NO. 16:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1   NBC  2.8          No.1 NBC      10,320,000
No.2   FOX  1.9           No.2 CBS         7,920,000
No.3   ABC  1.3          No.3 FOX        6,120,000
No.4   CBS   1.2          No.4 ABC        5,150,000
No.5   CW   0.2           No.5 CW            750,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 1/2/17.

ABC's ‘The Bachelor’ Nearly Doubles NBC's ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and Grows Year to Year; ‘Big Fan’ Opens No. 1 at 10 p.m.
Quick Take for Monday, January 9, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Is Monday’s Entertainment Leader for the 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
Monday’s No. 1 TV Series, ABC’s ‘The Bachelor,’ Retains 100% of Its Premiere
and Builds 5% Year to Year in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘Big Fan’ Debuts as the No. 1 Series at 10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49
Monday (1/9/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:          
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 7.5 million/2.6 rating and L7 = 7.8 million/2.8 rating
“Big Fan”: L3 = 3.8 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 3.9 million/1.1 rating
“Big Fan”: L3 = 2.9 million/0.8 rating and L7 = 3.0 million/0.8 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.4 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):
Up against a big College Football National Championship Game (Alabama-Clemson) on ESPN, ABC took the entertainment lead on Monday for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5) with a 70% advantage over runners-up NBC and CBS (1.0/3-tied).
  • For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. The ABC unscripted series was also once again Monday night’s most social broadcast series (455,400 interactions –Twitter/Facebook).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.5 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):
Ranking as the No. 1 entertainment show in each half-hour with young adults from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” increased its dominance over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”in the 2-hour slot, leading by 67% in Total Viewers (6.5 million vs. 3.9 million) and nearly doubling it with Adults 18-49 (+91% – 2.1/6 vs. 1.1/3).
  • Despite the increased competition from the college football championship, “The Bachelor” retained 100% of its week-earlier season premiere delivery in Adults 18-49 and was up 5% over its year-ago telecast (vs. 2.0/6 on 1/11/16).  In addition, the show grew over its premiere in Women 18-34 (+16%) and Women 18-49 (+7%).

“Big Fan” (10:00-10:30 p.m. – 3.6 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):
From 10:00-10:30 p.m., ABC’s debut of the game show “Big Fan” opened as the No. 1 entertainment program in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.0/3).
“Big Fan” (10:30-11:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49):
At 10:30 p.m., a second episode of “Big Fan” ranked No. 2 in the slot against its non-sports competition in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2-tie).
Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/9/17.

ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Week to Week, ‘The View’ Scores Gains Across the Board, Hitting an 8-Week High in Both Key Women Demos With Its 2nd-Best Performance of the Season
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Posts Gains in Total Viewers, Woman 25-54 and Women 18-49 Compared to Same Point Last Season
ABC’s “The View” averaged 3.045 million Total Viewers, 570,000 Women 25-54 and 434,000 Women 18-49 during the week of January 2, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.913 million, 507,000 and 323,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+132,000), Women 25-54 (+63,000) and Women 18-49 (+111,000).
“The View” scored week-to-week gains (2.368 million, 432,000 and 305,000, respectively, for w/o 12/26/16) in Total Viewers (+29%), Women 25-54 (+32%) and Women 18-49 (+42%).  In fact, “The View” hit 8-week highs (since w/o 11/7/16) in both key Women demos with its 2nd-best numbers of the season.
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains across the board compared to the same point last season: Total Viewers (+11% – 2.880 million vs. 2.601 million), Women 25-54 (+2% – 536,000 vs. 526,000) and Women 18-49 (+3% – 404,000 vs. 391,000)
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers (+5% – 2.880 million vs. 2.732 million), Women 25-54 (+10% – 536,000 vs. 489,000) and Women 18-49 (+19% – 404,000 vs. 340,000).
NOTE: Due to the New Year’s holiday, “The View” was preempted by the 2017 Rose Parade on Monday (1/2/17).  On Friday (1/6/17) “The Talk” was coded as a breakout and the telecast is not included in the weekly averages. ABC’s (Tue-Fri) and CBS’s (Mon-Thurs) averages are based on 4 days.
Week of January 2, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES   TOTAL VIEWERS  WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg   WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC “THE VIEW”             3,045,000                            570,000/0.9                                   434,000/0.7
CBS “THE TALK”                 2,913,000                         507,000/0.8                                   323,000/0.5
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/2/17, 12/26/16 and 1/4/16.   Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/8/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/10/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC News’ ‘This Week’ Ranks as No. 1 Sunday Program in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
‘This Week’ Ranks as No. 1 Sunday Program in Both
Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
‘This Week’ Scores Its Largest Lead Over ‘Face the Nation’ in Total Viewers in More Than 4 Years and Largest Lead Over ‘Meet the Press’
in Nearly 1 1/2 Years
‘This Week’ Draws Its Largest Overall Audience in 8 Years and Best News Demo Performance in Nearly 2 Years
Season to Date, ‘This Week’ Is Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in 15 Years and Its Strongest News Demo Performance in 8 Years
“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Total Viewers (4.305 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.205 million) onJanuary 8, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.
In Total Viewers, “This Week” (4.305 million) scored its largest lead (+363,000) over CBS’ “Face the Nation (3.942 million) in more than 4 years and biggest advantage (+234,000) over NBC’s “Meet the Press” (4.071 million) in nearly 1 1/2 years – since 9/2/12 and 7/19/15, respectively, based on regular telecasts.
Taking the top spot in the key adult news demo for the 2nd week in a row, “This Week” (1.205 million) outdelivered CBS’ “Face the Nation” (934,000) by its largest lead (+271,000) in nearly 1 1/2 years and led NBC’s “Meet the Press” (1.177 million) by its biggest margin (+28,000) in more than 3 months – since 7/19/15 and 9/25/16, respectively.
“This Week” improved substantially from its week-ago performance (3.223 million and 937,000 for 1/1/17) in both Total Viewers (+34%) and Adults 25-54 (+29%), drawing its largest overall audience in 8 years and best news demo performance in nearly 2 years – since 1/11/09 and 2/1/15, respectively.
“This Week” also posted double-digits increases year to year (3.359 million and 1.045 million, respectively, on 1/10/16) in both Total Viewers (+28%) and Adults 25-54 (+15%).
Season to date, “This Week” is improving in both Total Viewers (+8% – 3.469 million vs. 3.221 million) and Adults 25-54 (+3% – 970,000 vs. 945,000) versus the same point last season. “This Week” is drawing its largest overall audience in 15 years and its strongest news demo performance in 8 years – since the 2001-02 and the 2008-09 seasons.
In addition, “This Week” (970,000) is outdelivering CBS’ “Face the Nation” (948,000) by 22,000 Adults 25-54, beating the CBS program in the key adult news demo for the 2nd season in a row.
Jonathan Greenberger is vice president and Washington Bureau chief and also serves as the executive producer of “This Week.”
Sunday, January 8, 2017       TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK”                  4,305,000         1,205,000/1.0
NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             4,071,000         1,177,000/1.0
CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,942,000           934,000/0.8
CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,442,000           603,000/0.5
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,686,000           491,000/0.4
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 1/8/17, 1/1/17 and 1/10/16 or as dated. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/8/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/10/16).
Averages based on regular telecasts.

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No.1 in Total Viewers for the Week of January 2
‘Nightline’ Ranks No.1 in Total Viewers for the Week of January 2
‘Nightline’ Delivers Best Numbers Since November
‘Nightline’ Grows by Double Digits Week to Week in
Total Viewers (+12%), Adults 25-54 (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+22%)
‘Nightline’ Increases Year to Year Across All Key Demos
‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in All Key Demos Season to Date
ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.515 million) during the week of January 2, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Show with James Corden” (1.346 million) by 169,000 and NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers (1.338 million) by 177,000.
“Nightline” surged by double-digits from the previous week (1.356 million, 487,000 and 374,000 for w/o 12/26/16) in Total Viewers (+12%), Adults 25-54 (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+22%)In fact, “Nightline” turned in its best numbers since November in all three measures – since weeks of 11/14/16, 11/7/16 and 11/7/16, respectively.
“Nightline” improved on the same week last year (1.487 million, 559,000 and 412,000, respectively, for w/o 1/4/16) in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).
Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+140,000 – 1.491 million vs. 1.351 million), Adults 25-54 (+36,000 – 564,000 vs. 528,000) and Adults 18-49 (+22,000 – 430,000 vs. 408,000).
NOTE: Due to the New Year’s holiday, the Monday telecasts of “Nightline,” “The Late Late Show Show” and “Late Night” were coded as specials and are excluded from the weekly averages.  ABC’s, CBS’ and NBC’s weekly averages are based on 4 days (Tues-Fri).
ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is senior broadcast producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EST on the ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.
Week of January 2, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC “Nightline”                                  1,515,000              578,000/0.5            458,000/0.4
CBS “The Late Late Show”                   1,346,000              512,000/0.4            389,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night”                                 1,338,000              590,000/0.5            462,000/0.4
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 1/2/17, 12/26/16 and 1/4/16.  Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV – 9/19/16 – 1/8/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer – 9/21/15 – 1/10/16).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015.

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Builds to a 7-Month High in AD18-49 and Tops CBS' ‘Colbert’ During the First Week of 2017
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Week of January 2, 2017
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Grows by Double Digits to Season Highs
and Its Best Performance in Nearly 7 Months
‘Kimmel’ Tops ‘Colbert’ by 9% in Adults 18-49 During the First Week of 2017
Thursday’s ‘Kimmel’ Marks a 7-Month Single-Day High in Late-Night
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of January 2, 2017, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” shot up by double digits over its last week of originals three weeks ago (w/o 12/12/16) in Total Viewers (+11% – 2.384 million vs. 2.148 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 702,000 vs. 599,000) to draw its 2nd-biggest audience this season and score a new season high among young adults. In fact, “Kimmel” delivered its best performance among Adults 18-49 since June 2016 during the NBA Finals – since the week of 6/13/16.
  • “Kimmel” grew over the first week of last year (2.277 million and 649,000 on w/o 1/4/16) by 5% in Total Viewers and 8% with Adults 18-49.
  • During the opening week of 2017, ABC’s “Kimmel” topped CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 9% among Adults 18-49 (702,000 vs. 645,000).
  • On Thursday (1/5/17), “Kimmel” posted its strongest performance among Adults 18-49 (913,000) on any night in late-night in almost 7 months – since an NBA Finals-led broadcast on Thursday, 6/16/16.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,384,000                     702,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,760,000                     908,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              2,961,000                     645,000
Please note: Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, all late-night broadcast programs were coded as a special on Monday and excluded from the show’s weekly average.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/2/17 or as dated.
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