Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ABC Ratings - November 2017

ABC’s ‘Dancing’ Season 25 Finale Is Up With Viewers, Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11
November 22, 2017
Quick Take for Tuesday, November 21, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Surges to Season Highs on Tuesday in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC’s ‘The Middle’ and ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Hit Best-Since-Premiere Numbers
ABC’s ‘Dancing’ Season 25 Finale Is Up With Viewers, Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11

Tuesday (11/21/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections:
“The Middle”: L3 = 7.3 million/1.7 rating and L7 = 7.9 million/1.9 rating
“Fresh Off the Boat”: L3 = 5.1 million/1.4 rating and L7 = 5.4 million/1.5 rating
“DWTS”: L3 = 10.1 million/1.5 rating and L7 = 10.5 million/1.5 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring the Season 25 finale of “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC ran a strong No. 2 on Tuesday among Adults 18-49 (1.3/5) to NBC, beating CBS’ dramas by 18% (1.1/4) and Fox by 63% (0.8/3). ABC surged to Tuesday season highs in viewers and young adults.
  • From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC delivered Tuesday’s Top 2 comedies with “The Middle” (6.0 million and 1.3/6) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (4.3 million and 1.1/4) topping by wide margins Fox’s “The Mick” (2.2 million and 0.7/3) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.7 million and 0.6/2) at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively. With both comedies climbing for the 3rd straight week in viewers, “The Middle” grew 5% and “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 10%, as each ABC comedy delivered a best-since-premiere Total Viewer count – since 10/3/17.

  • Leaping over its lead-in against NBC’s “The Voice”-led “This Is Us” at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s 25th season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” delivered 9.2 million viewers and a 1.3/5 in Adults 18-49 to the 2-hour time period. Gaining viewers from its first hour to its second hour, “Dancing” ranked No. 1 in the final hour of the night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.  In fact, in its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m. as Jordan Fisher won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, “Dancing” built to 9.5 million viewers. “DWTS” was up from its Season 24 finale (on 5/23/17) in Total Viewers (+3% – 9.2 million vs. 8.9 million) and shot up 29% with Teens 12-17 and 60% with Kids 2-11.
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, 11/21/17.

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of November 13, 2017
‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Week to Week and Year to Year, ‘The View’ Increases Its Lead Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Increasing Its Advantages from the Same Point Last Season,
and Posts Its Largest Season Leads Over ‘The Talk”
in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.909 million Total Viewers, 489,000 Women 25-54 and 324,000 Women 18-49 during the week of November 13, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.603 million, 416,000 and 285,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+306,000), Women 25-54 (+73,000) and Women 18-49 (+39,000).

“The View” increased its lead over CBS’ “The Talk” in Total Viewers both week to week (+13% – 306,000 vs. 271,000) and year to year (+31% – 306,000 vs. 234,000).
Season to date, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (343,000 vs. 172,000), Women 25-54 (115,000 vs. 44,000) and Women 18-49 (70,000 vs. 60,000). In fact, “The View” is posting its largest season leads over the CBS program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 years – since the 2012-13 season.

Week of November 13, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                           2,909,000                          489,000/0.8                      324,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                               2,603,000                          416,000/0.7                      285,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #8 (w/o 11/13/17), Previous Week (w/o 11/6/17) and Year-Ago Week #8 (w/o 11/7/16). Season to Date through 8 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/19/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 11/13/16). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC Wins With the Monday ‘Dancing’ Finale and ‘The Good Doctor’
November 21, 2017
Quick Take for Monday, November 20, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins With the Monday ‘DWTS’ Finale and ‘The Good Doctor’
‘DWTS’ Scores Best-Since-Premiere Results in Viewers and Young Adults
 ‘The Good Doctor’ Is Monday’s No. 1 Series in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Monday Night (11/20/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day
“Dancing”: L3 = 11.8 million/1.8 rating, L7 = 12.2 million/1.8 rating and MP+35 = 2.5 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 15.6 million/3.4 rating and L7 = 17.4 million/3.9 rating
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.3 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
With the final Monday telecast of “DWTS” this season and “The Good Doctor,” ABC once again ranked as Monday’s most watched broadcaster (10.3 million) and finished No. 1 with Adults 18-49 for the 3rd time in 4 weeks (1.7/6).  ABC’sThe Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in both Total Viewers (10.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/7), while “DWTS” (10.3 million) tied as Monday’s top show in viewers with “The Good Doctor.”

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Atlanta local NFL coverage (2.184% U.S.).
“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 10.3 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s Monday closer for “Dancing with the Stars” won its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers (10.3 million) and came within a best-of-season 3-tenths of “The Voice” in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.7/6).  “DWTS” drew its biggest audience and matched its best young adult rating since its season premiere – since 9/18/17.

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.3 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” outdelivered its combined drama competition, overshadowing NBC’s “Brave” (4.7 million and 0.9/4) and CBS’ “Scorpion” (5.0 million and 0.9/3) to rank as the No. 1 series in the hour for its 8th consecutive telecastwith Total Viewers (10.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/7).  “The Good Doctor” has delivered the Top 6 biggest Live + 7 Day lifts for any show this season in Total Viewers, adding +7.3 million viewers on average from L+SD to L+7.
  • Season to date through 8 complete weeks in Nielsen’s Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” is TV’s most watched drama(over CBS’ “NCIS” and NBC’s “This Is Us”) as well as the season’s No. 1 10:00 p.m. series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.   “The Good Doctor” is producing triple-digit time period improvementyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+160%) and Adults 18-49 (+208%), delivering the biggest gains for any network in any hour this season.

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, Live + Same Day Program Ratings, 11/20/17.
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ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 3rd Straight Week in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
November 21, 2017
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of November 13, 2017                       
ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 3rd Straight Week in Non-Sports Adults 18-49,
Claiming 8 of the Top 20 Entertainment Shows
ABC Wins Monday With the ‘DWTS’ Semi-Finals and ‘The Good Doctor’
ABC’s ‘DWTS’ Grows to Tie Its Top Numbers Since Its Season Premiere
 ‘The Good Doctor’ Delivers Best-of-Season Time Period Improvement
Each of ABC’s Wednesday Series Grows With Viewers and Young Adults
 ‘Speechless’ Surges by Double Digits for Its Most Watched Telecast in 6 Weeks
ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Is the No. 1 Series in Its Slot for Its 7th Straight Telecast 
‘Designated Survivor’ Is the Only Show to More Than Double Its Viewers in L+7
ABC’s ‘20/20’ Spikes 82% to Deliver Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season
ABC Hits Sunday Season Highs With ‘The Toy Box’ Finale and the ‘AMAs’
‘The Toy Box’ Closes With Season Best Results in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC’s ‘AMAs’ Surges by Double Digits Year to Year in Viewers and Teens 12–17

Week No. 8
During the week of November 13, 2017, ABC took 2nd place in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5) to an NFL-driven NBC with its primetime games on Thursday and Sunday, while ranking No. 1 for the 3rd straight week in Nielsen’s non-sports averages by 8% over NBC (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5). ABC claimed 8 of the Top 20 entertainment programs of the week in Adults 18-49: “2017 American Music Awards” – No. 4, “The Good Doctor” – No. 9, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 10, “Modern Family” – No. 11, “DWTS” and “The Goldbergs” tied at No. 13, while “The Middle” and “American Housewife” tied at No. 18.
 
  • Monday
With “DWTS” semi-finals and the return of “The Good Doctor” following the prior week’s preemption, ABC finished as Monday’s most watched broadcaster for the 6th time in 7 weeks (10.0 million) and ranked No. 1 with Adults 18-49 for the 2nd time in 3 weeks (1.6/6-tied with NBC). For its 2nd straight telecast, ABC’sThe Good Doctor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series in Total Viewers (10.1 million), while “Dancing” was the night’s 2nd most watched show overall, behind only the ABC freshman drama.

 “Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 9.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC’s semi-finals of “Dancing with the Stars” built week to week in Total Viewers (+6% – 9.9 million vs. 9.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.2/4) to match best-since-premiere numbers on both measures – since 9/18/17.Dancing” won its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers.

“The Good Doctor” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 10.1 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):
Building over its “Dancing” lead-in on each telecast since its debut at 10:00 p.m. (+2%/+36%), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” beat its combined drama competition, towering over NBC’s “Brave” (5.0 million and 1.0/4) and CBS’ “Scorpion” (4.7 million and 0.8/3) and to rank as the top series in the hour for the 7th time in as many airings with Total Viewers (10.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/7). 
  • Season to date through 7 complete weeks in Nielsen’s Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” qualifies as TV’s most watched drama(over CBS’ “NCIS” and NBC’s “This Is Us”) as well as TV’s No. 1 10:00 p.m. series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new drama is delivering triple-digit time period improvementyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+154%) and Adults 18-49 (+186%), marking the biggest gains for any network in any hour this season.

  • Wednesday
ABC’s regular Wednesday schedule returned up following the prior week’s preemption for the “CMA Awards,” building from its 2-week ago performance on the night in Total Viewers (+7% – 4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and in Adults 18-49 (+9% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/4). All 5 of ABC’s series posted gains on Wednesday with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
  • Leading off ABC’s night at 8:00 p.m., “The Goldbergs” grew from its most recent airing with Total Viewers (+12% – 5.6 million vs. 5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% – 1.5/6 vs. 1.3/5) to 4-week highs – since 10/18/17.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” surged by 13% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.9 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3) from its last airing for its most watched telecast in 6 weeks– since 10/4/17.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to rank as the No. 1 series in its half-hour for its 7th straight telecast this season in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7). The ABC comedy improved from its most recent broadcast with Total Viewers (+9% – 6.0 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 1.7/7 vs. 1.5/5).

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “American Housewife” ran neck-and-neck for No. 1 with NBC’s “The Voice” special in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.4/5), while beating the second half-hours of Fox’s “Star” by 8% (1.2/4) and CBS’ “SEAL Team” by 18% (1.1/4). “American Housewife” built on its last telecast by 9% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4) to pull in its largest audience in 4 weeks – since 10/18/17.
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” increased from its last telecast in both Total Viewers (+5% – 4.1 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3) to deliver its most watched airing in 1 month– since 10/18/17.

“Designated Survivor” is the Only Show to More than Double Its Audience in Playback: 
Surging by +111%, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” is the only broadcast series this season to more than double its Total Viewer count from L+SD ratings to L+7, while also spiking +122% in L+7 Adults 18-49 and trailing only ABC’s “HTGAWM” (+133%) as the season’s top gainer with young adults.
  • Friday
“20/20” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
Surging by double digits over its lead-in on Friday at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+82% – 4.0 million vs. 2.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+75% – 0.7/3 vs. 0.4/2) and Adults 25-54 (+67% – 1.0/4 vs. 0.6/2). The ABC newsmagazine delivered its most watched telecast this season and equaled season highs in each of the key Adult demos. “20/20” followed an inspirational family as they adjust to life with their son’s rare facial condition.
  • Saturday
ABC won Saturday night for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), more than doubling Fox with its college football coverage (1.6 million and 0.4/2).
  • Airing from 8:07 p.m.-12:00 a.m., ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” ranked as the evening’s No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5).

  • For the 2nd straight week, “Saturday Night Football” improved over the year-ago game (3.8 million and 1.0/4 on 11/19/16) in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).
Sunday
With the season finale for “The Toy Box” and the “2017 American Music Awards” opposite NFL-fueled competition, ABC scored new season highs on Sunday night with Total Viewers (7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/7).

“The Toy Box” (7:00-8:00 p.m. – 3.1 million and 0.5/2 in AD18-49):
Building week to week in Total Viewers (+35% – 3.1 million vs. 2.3 million) and holding even in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2), ABC’s season finale for “The Toy Box” scored its largest audience this season and equaled a season best with young adults. In addition, the ABC unscripted show topped its Season 1 May finale by 29% (2.4 million on 5/19/17) to earn the series’ most watched telecast since April – since 4/21/17.

“2017 American Music Awards” (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.1 million and 2.4/8 in AD18-49):
Facing strong NFL-fueled competition on the evening, including NBC’s surging “Sunday Night Football” game (Cowboys-Eagles) and an NFL overrun-boosted CBS (Patriots-Raiders), the “2017 American Music Awards” ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 entertainment programin Total Viewers (9.1 million).
  • The “American Music Awards” grew by double digits year to year in Total Viewers (+11% – 9.1 million vs. 8.2 million) and Teens 12-17 (+20% – 2.4/14 vs. 2.0/10), while holding even with Adults 18-49 (2.4/8). 

  • The “2017 AMAs” drew ABC’s biggest entertainment audience in the Sunday 8:00-11:00 p.m. time slot since February and highest young adult number since May – since “The Oscars®” on 2/26/17 and “The Billboard Music Awards” on 5/21/17, respectively.
WEEK NO. 8:             ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   NBC 2.3           No.1 NBC       8,790,000
No.2   ABC 1.3           No.2 CBS        7,830,000
No.3   CBS  1.2           No.3 ABC       5,550,000
No.4   FOX 0.9            No.4 FOX        2,730,000
No.5   CW  0.4            No.5 CW         1,330,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 11/13/17, unless stated otherwise.

Each of ABC’s Wednesday Series Grow as ‘Speechless’ Surges to a 6-Week High in Viewership
November 16, 2017
Quick Take for Wednesday, November 15, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
Each of ABC’s Wednesday Series Grow With Viewers and Young Adults
 ‘Speechless’ Surges by Double Digits for its Most Watched Telecast in 6 Weeks
ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Is the No. 1 Series in Its Slot for Its 7th Straight Telecast  
‘Designated Survivor’ Is the Only Show to More Than Double Its Viewers in L+7

Wednesday (11/15/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rtg:  
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 6.8 million/1.9 rtg, L7 = 7.2 million/2.0 rtg and MP+35 = 2.2 rtg
“Speechless”: L3 = 5.3 million/1.4 rtg, L7 = 5.6 million/1.5 rtg and MP+35 = 1.6 rtg
“Modern Family”: L3 = 8.2 million/2.6 rtg, L7 = 9.2 million/3.0 rtg and MP+35 = 3.8 rtg
“American Housewife”: L3 = 6.4 million/1.8 rtg, L7 = 6.9 million/2.0 rtg and MP+35 = 2.8 rtg
“Designated Survivor”: L3 = 7.4 million/1.4 rtg, L7 = 8.7 million/1.7 rtg and MP+35 = 2.1 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.8 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):
ABC’s regular Wednesday schedule returned up following the prior week’s preemption for the “CMA Awards,” building from its 2-week ago performance on the night in Total Viewers (+7% – 4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and in Adults 18-49 (+9% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/4). All 5 of ABC’s series posted gains on Wednesday with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
  • Leading off ABC’s night at 8:00 p.m., “The Goldbergs” grew from its most recent airing with Total Viewers (+12% – 5.6 million vs. 5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.4/6 vs. 1.3/5), drawing its biggest audience in 4 weeks – since 10/18/17.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” surged by 13% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.9 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3) from its last airing for its most watched telecast in 6 weeks– since 10/4/17.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to rank as the No. 1 series in its half-hour for its 7th straight telecast this season in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6). The ABC comedy improved from its most recent broadcast with Total Viewers (+9% – 6.0 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 1.7/6 vs. 1.5/5).

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “American Housewife” ran neck-and-neck for No. 1 with NBC’s “The Voice” special in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.4/5), while beating the second half-hours of Fox’s “Star” by 8% (1.2/4) and CBS’ “SEAL Team” by 18% (1.1/4). “American Housewife” built on its last telecast by 9% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4) to pull in its largest audience in 4 weeks – since 10/18/17.
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” increased from its last telecast in both Total Viewers (+5% – 4.1 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3) to deliver its most watched airing in 1 month– since 10/18/17.  

“Designated Survivor” is the Only Show to More than Double Its Audience in Playback: 
Surging by +111%, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” is the only broadcast series this season to more than double its Total Viewer count from L+SD ratings to L+7, while also spiking +122% in L+7 Adults 18-49 and trailing only ABC’s “HTGAWM” (+133%) as the season’s top gainer with young adults.

Projections Rationale:
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2017-18 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 11/15/17.
           
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Week to Week, ABC’s ‘The View’ Is Up in Total Viewers Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in Nearly 8 Months
‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos
Year to Year, ‘The View’ Widens Its Leads Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54
Week to Week, ‘The View’ Is Up in Total Viewers Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in Nearly 8 Months
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Substantially Increases Its Advantages from the Same Point Last Season Across the Board,
and Posts Its Largest Season Leads Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.934 million Total Viewers, 500,000 Women 25-54 and 331,000 Women 18-49 during the week of November 6, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.663 million, 414,000 and 287,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+271,000), Women 25-54 (+86,000) and Women 18-49 (+44,000).

“The View” widened its leads over CBS’ “The Talk” year to year in Total Viewers (+14% – 271,000 vs. 237,000) and Women 25-54 (+87% – 86,000 vs. 46,000).

“The View” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+6,000 – 2.934 million vs. 2. 928 million), drawing its largest overall audience in nearly 8 months – since w/o 3/13/17.

Season to date, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, substantially increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (344,000 vs. 164,000), Women 25-54 (120,000 vs. 33,000) and Women 18-49 (74,000 vs. 51,000). In fact, “The View” is posting its largest season leads over the CBS program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 years – since the 2012-13 season.

In addition, “The View” is improving compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+21,000 – 2.908 million vs. 2.887 million), posting its largest overall audience in 3 years – since the 2014-15 season. 

Week of November 6, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                           2,934,000                          500,000/0.8                      331,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                               2,663,000                          414,000/0.7                      287,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #7 (w/o 11/6/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/30/17) and Year-Ago Week #6 (w/o 10/31/16). Season to Date through 6 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/12/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 11/6/16). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Week of November 6
Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of November 6, 2017
‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Week of November 6
‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week and Year to Year in All Key Measures
‘Nightline’ Hits 5-Week Highs in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.474 million) and Adults 25-54 (557,000), during the week of November 6, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.373 million) by 101,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.326 million) by 148,000 to win 6 of the first 7 weeks of the season.

For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” saw increases over the previous week (1.367 million, 510,000 and 363,000, respectively, for w/o 10/30/17) in all key target measures: Total Viewers (+8%), Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%), hitting 5-week highs in both key adult demos – since w/o 10/2/17.
   
“Nightline” improved on the same week last year (1.387 million, 533,000 and 394,000, respectively, for w/o 10/31/16) in Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%).

“Nightline” had the No. 1 telecast during the week in Total Viewers (1.664 million), Adults 25-54 (678,000) and Adults 18-49 (539,000) with its Wednesday airing (11/8/17), outdrawing every telecast of the week of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”  

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Total Viewers (+70,000 – 1.480 million vs. 1.410 million), Adults 25-54 (+44,000 – 549,000 vs. 505,000) and Adults 18-49 (+28,000 – 408,000 vs. 380,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included a report about the Texas church shooting suspect’s troubled past and interviews with survivors; an interview with  filmmaker Tony Montana who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Los Angeles bar; an in-depth look at Iraq War veterans reliving the ferocious fire fight that changed their lives; an interview with Ronan Farrow who reported that Harvey Weinstein allegedly hired an intelligence agency to target his accusers; and a sit-down with Kane Brown, the rising country music star who talked about his journey to Nashville, being biracial and his creative process.

NOTE: Due to elections on Tuesday (11/6/17), ABC’s “Nightline” was coded as a special and the telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s averages are based on four days (Monday and Wednesday–Friday).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive 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 November 6, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,474,000              557,000/0.5            424,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,373,000              480,000/0.4            353,000/0.3
NBC’s “Late Night”                               1,326,000              541,000/0.4            458,000/0.4
        
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #7 (w/o 11/6/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/30/17) and Year-Ago Week #7 (w/o 11/31/16). Season-to-Date through 7 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/12/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 11/6/16). 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.

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ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Builds to 3-Week Highs and Outdelivers CBS’ ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49
November 14, 2017
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Week of November 6, 2017
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Grows Week to Week and Year Over Year
ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49
Wednesday’s ‘Kimmel’ Is the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Telecast in Adults 18-49

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of November 6, 2017, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” grew over the prior week by 5% in Total Viewers (2.258 million vs. 2.141 million) and 10% in Adults 18-49 (629,000 vs. 571,000) to 3-week highs – since the week of 10/16/17.

“Kimmel” also improved over the same week last year (2.120 million and 588,000 on w/o 10/31/16) in both Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” edged out CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 2% in Adults 18-49 (629,000 vs. 615,000).

The Wednesday (11/8/17) broadcast of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was the week’s No. 1 late-night telecastin Adults 18-49 (909,000). In addition, excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcasts in June, Wednesday’s “Kimmel” delivered the show’s best performance on any night in late-night in 10 months – since Thursday, 1/5/17. On Wednesday, “Kimmel” welcomed guests Dax Shepard, Jesse Williams and musical guest Luke Combs.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,258,000                     629,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,130,000                     615,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,010,000                     680,000
Please note: Due to special election coverage on Tuesday, 11/7/17, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was re-titled and excluded from the show’s average.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 11/6/17, 10/30/17 & 10/31/16 or as dated.

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ABC Wins Monday With the ‘DWTS’ Semi-Finals and Return of ‘The Good Doctor’
November 14, 2017
Quick Take for Monday, November 13, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins Monday With the ‘DWTS’ Semi-Finals and ‘The Good Doctor’
ABC’s ‘DWTS’ Grows to Its Best Results Since Its Season Premiere
 ‘The Good Doctor’ Delivers Best-of-Season Time Period Improvement

Monday Night (11/13/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day
“Dancing”: L3 = 11.3 million/1.8 rating, L7 = 11.5 million/1.8 rating and MP+35 = 2.5 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 19.1 million/3.8 rating and L7 = 21.2 million/4.6 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.3 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
With “DWTS” semi-finals and the return of “The Good Doctor” following the prior week’s preemption, ABC finished as Monday’s most watched broadcaster for the 6th time in 7 weeks (10.3 million) and ranked No. 1 with Adults 18-49 for the 2nd time in 3 weeks (1.7/6) over runner-up NBC (1.6/6). For its 2nd straight telecast, ABC’sThe Good Doctor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series in both Total Viewers (10.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/8-tied w/”The Voice”), while “Dancing” was the night’s 2nd most watched show overall, behind only the ABC freshman drama.

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Miami and Charlotte for local NFL coverage (2.5% U.S.).

 “Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 10.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s semi-finals of “Dancing with the Stars” built week to week in Total Viewers (+9% – 10.1 million vs. 9.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/4) to score best-since-premiere numbers on both measures – since 9/18/17.Dancing” won its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and came within a best-of-season 4-tenths of “The Voice” in Adults 18-49.

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.5 million and 1.9/8 in AD18-49):
Building over its “Dancing” lead-in on each telecast since its debut at 10:00 p.m. (+4%/+27%), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” beat its combined drama competition, towering over NBC’s “Brave” (5.1 million and 1.0/4) and CBS’ “Scorpion” (4.7 million and 0.8/3) and to rank as the top series in the hour for the 7th time in as many airings with Total Viewers (10.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/8). 
  • Season to date through 7 complete weeks in Nielsen’s Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” qualifies as TV’s most watched drama(over CBS’ “NCIS” and NBC’s “This Is Us”) as well as TV’s No. 1 10:00 p.m. series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new drama is delivering triple-digit time period improvementyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+154%) and Adults 18-49 (+186%), marking the biggest gains for any network in any hour this season.

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, 11/13/17.

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ABC’s Primetime Spikes 40% in Adults 18-49 to Score a New Season High
November 14, 2017
Primetime Rating Report for the Week of November 6, 2017             
ABC’s Primetime Spikes 40% in Adults 18-49 to Score a New Season High
ABC’s ‘CMA Awards’ Is the Week’s Most Watched Entertainment Program
and Posts the Top Night of Entertainment TV This Season in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘CMA Awards’ Dominates Wednesday and Surges to a 3-Year High
ABC’s 300th Episode of ‘Grey’s’ Marks Series’ Most Watched Telecast in 9 Months
ABC Wins With Coverage of Notre Dame-Miami on ‘Saturday Night Football’
ABC’s ‘The Toy Box’ Surges 25% to a Season Best With Adults 18-49
‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Grows by Double Digits to Season Highs
‘Shark Tank’ Draws ABC’s Top Audience This Season to Sunday’s 10 p.m. Hour

Week No. 7
During the week November 6, 2017, ABC shot up 40% to a new season high in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) and ran a strong 2nd to an NFL-fueled NBC, with its primetime games on Thursday and Sunday. In fact, ABC finished No. 1 for the week in Nielsen’s non-sports averages among Adults 18-49 by 18% over runner-up NBC (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4).  ABC’s Wednesday broadcast of “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” emerged as the week’s most watched entertainment program overall and top-rated on broadcast with Adults 18-49. In fact with the ‘CMAs’ on Wednesday, ABC delivered the highest Adult 18-49 rating for any network on any night this season with entertainment programming.
  • ABC spiked week to week to season highs in Total Viewers (+38% – 6.2 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+40% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.0/4).  And excluding only the weeks of the NBA Finals in June, the Net scored best week since February with the Oscars – since w/o 2/20/17.
 
  • Monday
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s Robin Roberts’ CMA special “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” grew by double digits from last year’s comparable Monday special (4.5 million and 0.7/2 on 10/31/16) with Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%). 

  • Tuesday
ABC’s Tuesday delivery climbed 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3), as all 5 of its series held even or posted week-to-week increases on the night:
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” grew 8% in Adults 18-49 from the prior week (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5) to a 4-week high (since 10/10/17) and ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 comedy.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 11% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4).
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “black-ish” added 10% in Adults 18-49 from the previous week (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4) and dominated Fox’s “The Mick” in the half-hour by 57% (0.7/3).

  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Mayor” was even week over week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3) and beat Fox’s competing “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” by 33% in the slot (0.6/2).
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” built week to week by 17% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) and paced within 2-tenths of NBC’s “This Is Us”-led “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” in the hour.

  • Wednesday
Featuring its broadcast of “The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” ABC finished a dominant No. 1 on Wednesday night, winning all 6 half-hours of prime in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. During primetime, ABC more than doubled its closest competition, leading CBS by 7.8 million viewers (+120% – 14.3 million vs. 6.5 million) and Fox by 113% in Adults 18-49 (3.2/12 vs. 1.5/6). In fact, among Adults 18-49, ABC delivered the highest rating for any network on any night this season with entertainment programming.
                                            
  • ABC’s “CMA Awards” qualified as Wednesday’s definitive No. 1 TV program, outdistancing runners-up CBS’ “Survivor” by 83% with viewers (14.3 million vs. 7.8 million from 8:00-9:00 p.m.) and Fox’s “Empire” by 78% with young adults (3.2/12 vs. 1.8/7 from 8:00-9:00 p.m.).
  • “CMA Awards” grew by double digits year over year with Total Viewers (+14% -14.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 3.2/12 vs. 2.9/9), drawing its biggest audience in 3 years – since 2014.

  • ABC built to Wednesday season highs with its largest overall audience on the night in 3 years and its top Adult 18-49 rating with entertainment programming in 2 years – since 11/5/14 and 11/4/15, respectively. 
  • ABC’s “CMA Awards” outdelivered CBS’ April airing of the “ACM Awards” by 31% in Total Viewers and by 52% among Adults 18-49 (10.9 million and 2.1/8 on 4/2/17).

  • Thursday
On the night when the NFL Thursday Night package shifted over to NBC, ABC’s 300th episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” grew over the prior week by 9% to a season high in Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.4 million), marking the series’ most watched telecast in 9 months – since 2/9/17. In addition, “Grey’s” advanced 6% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.9/8 vs. 1.8/7). The ABC drama stood as Thursday’s dominant No. 1 TV series in Women 18-34, holding a 25% advantage over runner-up CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (2.0/10 vs. 1.6/8).
  • Saturday
Featuring college football coverage (Notre Dame at Miami), ABC ranked No. 1 on Saturday night in Total Viewers (6.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/9), beating the other networks combined by 18% in the latter measure (1.7/7 for CBS, NBC and Fox). The Net dominated Fox with its college football coverage (3.0 million and 0.8/3 from 8:00-11:00 p.m.) by 3.8 million viewers and 150% with Adults 18-49. ABC delivered its 2nd-best performance on the night this season in Viewers and young adults.
  • Airing from 8:07-11:40 p.m., ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” was the evening’s No. 1 program in Total Viewers (6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.1/9).

  • Growing over the prior week’s game (3.0 million and 0.9/4) by triple digits in Total Viewers (+123%) and Adults 18-49 (+133%), “Saturday Night Football” drew its largest audience in 3 weeks and matched a 9-week high with young adults  – since 10/21/17 and 9/9/17, respectively
  • “Saturday Night Football” improved over the year-ago game (6.4 million and 1.9/7 on 11/12/16) in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).

Sunday
  • At 7:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Toy Box” grew 25% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/2) to deliver a season high.
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” beat out CBS’ “Wisdom of the Crowd” by 43% in the hour with Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2). “AFV” built by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+18% – 5.2 million vs. 4.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3), scoring season highs on both measures.

  • Building week to week with viewers (+5% – 4.2 million vs. 4.0 million) and holding even in young adults (0.9/3) from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” drew its biggest audience in 3 weeks– since 10/22/17. 
  • From 10:00-11:00 p.m., a second installment of ABC’s “Shark Tank” outdelivered CBS’ “Madam Secretary” by 33% in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.6/2). The 10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+9% – 3.6 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3), drawing season-high viewership for ABC to the hour.

WEEK NO. 7:             ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   NBC 2.1           No.1 CBS        8,130,000
No.2   ABC 1.4           No.2 NBC       7,560,000
No.3   FOX 1.3            No.3 ABC       6,210,000
No.4   CBS 1.0            No.4 FOX        3,960,000
No.5   CW 0.4             No.5 CW         1,340,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 11/6/17, unless stated otherwise.

ABC’s ‘The Toy Box’ and ‘AFV’ Build to Season Highs on Sunday
Quick Take for Sunday, November 12, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s ‘The Toy Box’ Surges 25% to a Season Best With Adults 18-49
‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Grows by Double Digits to Season Highs
‘Shark Tank’ Draws ABC’s Top Audience this Season to Sunday’s 10 p.m. Hour

Sunday Night (11/12/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:
“Toy Box”: L3 = 2.5 million/0.6 rating and L7 = 2.6 million/0.6 rating
“AFV”: L3 = 5.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 5.6 million/1.2 rating
“Shark Tank”: L3 = 5.2 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 5.4 million/1.4 rating
“Shark Tank-10PM”: L3 = 4.4 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 4.5 million/1.1 rating
                                 
Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.9 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49): 
At 7:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Toy Box” grew 25% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/1) to deliver a season high.

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” beat out CBS’ “Wisdom of the Crowd” by 25% in the hour with Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/3). “AFV” built by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+18% – 5.2 million vs. 4.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3), scoring season highs on both measures.

Building week to week with viewers (+5% – 4.2 million vs. 4.0 million) and holding even in young adults (0.9/3) from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” drew its biggest audience in 3 weeks– since 10/22/17. 

From 10:00-11:00 p.m., a second installment of ABC’s “Shark Tank” outdelivered CBS’ “Madam Secretary” by 33% in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.6/2). The 10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+9% – 3.6 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3), drawing season-high viewership for ABC to the hour.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 11/12/17.

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos and Widens Its Lead Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers and Woman 25-54, Year to Year
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of October 30, 2017
 ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos and Widens Its Lead Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers and Woman 25-54, Year to Year
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Substantially Increases Its Advantages from the Same Point Last Season in Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, and Posts Its Largest Season Leads Over the CBS Program in 5 Years
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.928 million Total Viewers, 505,000 Women 25-54 and 336,000 Women 18-49 during the week of October 30, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.602 million, 387,000 and 265,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+326,000), Women 25-54 (+118,000) and Women 18-49 (+71,000).

“The View” widened its leads over CBS’ “The Talk” year to year in Total Viewers (+98% – 326,000 vs. 165,000) and Women 25-54 (+123% – 118,000 vs. 53,000).

For the 2nd week in a row, “The View” was up compared to the year-ago week (w/o 10/24/16) in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.928 million vs. 2.870 million).

Season to date, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, substantially increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (347,000 vs. 151,000), Women 25-54 (125,000 vs. 31,000) and Women 18-49 (80,000 vs. 45,000). In fact, “The View” is posting its largest season leads over the CBS program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 years – since the 2012-13 season.

In addition, “The View” is improving compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+19,000 – 2.886 million vs. 2.867 million), posting its largest overall audience in 3 years – since the 2014-15 season.

Week of October 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                           2,928,000                          505,000/0.8                      336,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                              2,602,000                          387,000/0.6                      265,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #6 (w/o 10/30/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/23/17) and Year-Ago Week #6 (w/o 10/24/16). Season to Date through 6 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/5/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 10/30/16). Averages based on regular telecasts.

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All 5 of ABC Tuesday Series Climb Week to Week in Adults 18-49
November 8, 2017
Quick Take for Tuesday, November 7, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
All 5 of ABC Tuesday Series Climb Week to Week in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘black-ish’ and ‘The Mayor’ Dominate Fox’s Comedies from 9-10 p.m.

Tuesday (11/7/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections:
“The Middle”: L3 = 6.7 million/1.7 rating and L7 = 7.2 million/1.8 rating
“Fresh Off the Boat”: L3 = 4.5 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 4.9 million/1.4 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 4.9 million/1.6 rating and L7 = 5.3 million/1.7 rating
“The Mayor”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 3.8 million/1.3 rating
“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”: L3 = 4.8 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 5.5 million/1.5 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.6 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
ABC’s Tuesday delivery climbed 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3), as all 5 of its series posted week-to-week increases on the night:
  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” grew 8% in Adults 18-49 from the prior week (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5) and ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 comedy.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” gained 11% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4).
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “black-ish” added 10% in Adults 18-49 from the previous week (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4) and dominated Fox’s “The Mick” in the half-hour by 57% (0.7/3).

  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Mayor” surged 14% week over week in Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.7/2) and beat Fox’s competing “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” by 33% in the slot (0.6/2).
  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” built week to week by 17% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2) and paced within 2-tenths of NBC’s “This Is Us”-led “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” 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, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 11/7/17.

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for 5 of the First 6 Weeks of the 2017-18 Season
November 7, 2017
Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of October 30, 2017
‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for 5 of the First 6 Weeks of the 2017-18 Season
‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in All Key Target Demos
‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Margins With NBC in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and
Adults 18-49
ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.367 million) during the week of October 30, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  Winning 5 of the first 6 weeks of the 2017-18 season, “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.323 million) by 44,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.366 million) by 1,000.
“Nightline” also defeated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+41,000 – 510,000 vs. 469,000) and Adults 18-49 (+19,000 – 363,000 vs. 344,000).
“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.238 million, 475,000 and 338,000, respectively, for w/o 10/23/17) in Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 25-54 (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).
   
“Nightline” cut its gaps from the previous week with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 25-54 (-53% – 35,000 vs. 74,000) and Adults 18-49 (-3% – 86,000 vs. 89,000).
          
“Nightline” narrowed its year-to-year margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 25-54 (-62% – 35,000 vs. 92,000) and Adults 18-49 (-36% – 86,000 vs. 135,000).
“Nightline” had the No. 1 telecast during the week in Total Viewers (1.681 million) with its Monday airing (10/30/17), outdrawing every telecast of the week of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”  

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Total Viewers (+70,000 – 1.473 million vs. 1.403 million), Adults 25-54 (+40,000 – 545,000 vs. 505,000) and Adults 18-49 (+21,000 – 403,000 vs. 382,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included an inside look at the lives of Harry, Nicole and Matt, three students at Rockdale Recovery High where the school’s main entrance requirement is the student must be an addict; an in-depth report on the Manhattan attack which left eight people dead after a man mowed down pedestrians and cyclists with a truck; a behind-the-scenes tour of “Wheel of Fortune” host Vanna White’s life as she opens up about her 35 years on the show, Pat Sajak and loving her job; and a sit-down with Justin Beiber’s pastor Carl Lentz about his new book “Own the Moment.”

NOTE:  On Wednesday (11/1/17), NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The telecast is excluded from the season averages. NBC’s averages are based on 4 days (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive 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 October 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,367,000              510,000/0.4            363,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,323,000              469,000/0.4            344,000/0.3
NBC’s “Late Night”                               1,366,000              545,000/0.5            449,000/0.3
        
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #6 (w/o 10/30/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/23/17) and Year-Ago Week #6 (w/o 10/24/16).  Season-to-Date through 6 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/05/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 10/30/16). 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.

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With 3-Week Highs, ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Outperforms CBS’ ‘The Talk’ for the 21st Consecutive Week in Women 18-49
Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The Chew’
For Week of October 30, 2017
With 3-Week Highs, ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Outperforms CBS’ ‘The Talk’
for the 21st Consecutive Week in Women 18-49
                
For the week of October 30, 2017, ABC’s "The Chew" outdelivered CBS’ “The Talk” for the 21st consecutive week in Women 18-49(+12% – 297,000/0.5 rating vs. 265,000/0.4 rating) and also beat the competing talk show for the 13th straight week in Women 25-54(+10% – 425,000/0.7 rating vs. 387,000/0.6 rating) – dates back to weeks of 6/12/17 and 8/7/17, respectively. Moreover, "The Chew" grew for the 2nd week in a row for 3-week highs in key target Women 18-49(+6% – 297,000 vs. 284,000) – dates back to week of 10/9/17.

Week of October 30, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES    W18-49(000)/Rtg       W25-54(000)/Rtg       
ABC’s “THE CHEW”                        297,000/0.5                 425,000/0.7                
CBS’ “THE TALK”                265,000/0.4                 387,000/0.6                
Source: NTI, U.S. ratings. Week of 10/30/17 (Live + Same Day).

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ABC Tops Monday in Viewers With ‘DWTS’ and ‘Living Every Day: Luke Bryan’
Quick Take for Monday, November 6, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Tops Its 6th Straight Monday With ‘DWTS’ and
Robin Roberts’ CMA Special ‘Living Every Day: Luke Bryan’

Monday Night (11/6/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day
“Dancing”: L3 = 11.0 million/1.6 rating, L7 = 11.2 million/1.6 rating and MP+35 = 2.2 rating
“Living Every Day: Luke Bryan”: L3 = 6.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 6.7 million/1.1 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 8.6 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring “DWTS” and Robin Roberts’ CMA Special (ahead of ABC’s “CMA Awards” broadcast this Wednesday) preempting “The Good Doctor” for one week, ABC stood as Monday’s most watched broadcast network for the 6th consecutive week (8.6 million) and took second with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5). In fact, ABC was the lead broadcaster in all 6 half-hours of the night with viewers.  ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finished as Monday’s most watched TV seriesoverall, outdrawing NBC’s “The Voice” for the 2nd week in a row.

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Detroit and Milwaukee for local NFL coverage (2.361% U.S.).

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 9.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the most watched show (9.9 million) in its slot for the 2nd week running and came within a best-of-season half a rating point of “The Voice” in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.9/7), equaling its narrowest margin this season set the prior week.  “Dancing” held even week to week with viewers and young adults.

“Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s Robin Roberts’ CMA special “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” ranked No. 1 in its hour with Total Viewers (6.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/4-tie). “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” grew by double digits from last year’s comparable Monday special(4.5 million and 0.7/2 on 10/31/16) with Total Viewers (+33%) and Adults 18-49 (+43%). 

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, 11/6/17.

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ABC’s TGIT Lineup Holds Strong Against CBS’ Season Premiere Thursday
November 3, 2017
Quick Take for Thursday, November 2, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s TGIT Lineup Holds Strong Against CBS’ Season Premiere Thursday
Thursday (11/2/17) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Rating
“Grey’s”: L3 = 9.8 million/2.7 rating, L7 = 10.5 million/3.0 rating and MP+35 = 4.3 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 7.0 million/1.9 rating, L7 = 7.5 million/2.1 rating and MP+35 = 2.7 rating
“HTGAWM”: L3 = 5.7 million/1.7 rating, L7 = 6.2 million/1.9 rating and MP+35 = 2.3 rating

Live + Same Day Results:
ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Opposite CBS’ premiere of its “The Big Bang Theory”/”Young Sheldon”-led schedule on the night, ABC’s TGIT lineup earned second place on Thursday with Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), beating NBC by 30%(1.0/4), with a series low for the “Will & Grace” finale, and Fox’s drama lineup by 44% (“Gotham”/”The Orville” = 0.9/4). 
  • Despite the increased entertainment competition, ABC’s Thursday delivery held exactly even week to week in Adults 18-49, as did “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.8/7), “Scandal” (1.1/4) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (0.9/4).

Projections Rationale:
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2017-18 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 11/2/17.
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