Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ABC Ratings - December 2017

ABC’s Tuesday Night Comedies Close Out 2017 With Across-the-Board Gains

Quick Take for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC’s Tuesday Night Comedies Close Out 2017 With Across-the-Board Gains

ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Delivers 9-Week Highs and ‘The Mayor’ Earns 7-Week Highs

Tuesday (12/12/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections:
“The Middle”: L3 = 7.0 million/1.7 rating and L7 = 7.5 million/1.9 rating
“Fresh Off the Boat”: L3 = 4.6 million/1.2 rating and L7 = 4.9 million/1.3 rating
“black-ish”: L3 = 5.6 million/1.7 rating and L7 = 6.3 million/1.9 rating
“The Mayor”: L3 = 3.5 million/1.1 rating and L7 = 3.8 million/1.2 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.6 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
On their final telecasts of 2017, ABC’s Tuesday night comedies grew across the board, with “black-ish” and “The Mayor” closing out at multiweek highs.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” grew 8% in Adults 18-49 over 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” built week to week by 3% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4).

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “black-ish” grew over the prior week by 8% in Total Viewers (4.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and shot up 20% in Adults 18-49(1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4), scoring 9-week highson both counts – since 10/10/17.



  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Mayor” increased week to week by 4% in Total Viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.7 million) and by 14% Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3) to deliver 7-week highson both counts – since 10/24/17. The ABC freshman comedy beat Fox’s competing 1-hour “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.7 million and 0.7/2) in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour by 1.1 million viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2017-18 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, 12/12/17.

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ABC's ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Modern Family’ Build to Multiweek Highs on Wednesday

Quick Take for Wednesday, December 6, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

 ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ Builds 7% to Equal a 9-Week High in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Ranks No. 1 in Its Slot and Matches a 2-Month High  

ABC’s ‘American Housewife’ Surges 20% Week to Week in Adults 18-49

Wednesday (12/6/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rtg:  
“The Goldbergs”: L3 = 6.5 million/2.0 rtg, L7 = 6.9 million/2.2 rtg and MP+35 = 2.3 rtg
“Speechless”: L3 = 5.1 million/1.4 rtg, L7 = 5.4 million/1.5 rtg and MP+35 = 1.6 rtg
“Modern Family”: L3 = 8.0 million/2.6 rtg, L7 = 8.9 million/3.0 rtg and MP+35 = 3.8 rtg
“American Housewife”: L3 = 6.0 million/1.7 rtg, L7 = 6.5 million/1.9 rtg and MP+35 = 2.6 rtg
“Designated Survivor”: L3 = 7.1 million/1.3 rtg, L7 = 8.3 million/1.6 rtg and MP+35 = 1.9 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

  • Leading off ABC’s Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., “The Goldbergs” grew 7% over the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6 vs. 1.4/6) to equal a 9-week high – since 10/4/17.

  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Speechless” held even with the previous week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4).



  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to rank No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.7/6). The ABC comedy improved 6% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6 vs. 1.6/6) to match a 2-month high – since 10/11/17.

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “American Housewife” surged 20% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 vs. 1.0/4).



  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” held even week to week with Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 (0.7/3).  

                           
“Designated Survivor” is the Only Show to More than Double Its Audience in Playback: 
Spiking by +111% in Live + 7 Day, 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 and jumps +138% in L+7 Adults 18-49 to stand as the season’s top gainer on the major nets 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 12/6/17.                 

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos

December 5, 2017 

Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View
For Week of November 27, 2017

‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos

Year to Year, Increases Its Advantages Over the CBS Program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54

‘The View’ Improves Over the Previous Week in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 and Was Up on the Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Increasing Its Advantages From the Same Point Last Season,
and Is Posting Its Largest Season Leads Over the CBS Program
in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.893 million Total Viewers, 496,000 Women 25-54 and 326,000 Women 18-49 during the week of November 27, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.614 million, 403,000 and 271,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+279,000), Women 25-54 (+93,000) and Women 18-49 (+55,000).

“The View” increased its leads over CBS’ “The Talk” year to year in Total Viewers (+221% – 279,000 vs. 87,000) and Women 25-54 (+45% – 93,000 vs. 64,000).

“The View” improved over the previous week (488,000 and 318,000, respectively) in Women 25-54 (+2%) and Women 18-49 (+3%).

“The View” was up on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.893 million vs. 2.859 million).

Season to date, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (344,000 vs. 174,000), Women 25-54 (114,000 vs. 52,000) and Women 18-49 (71,000 vs. 69,000). 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 27, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                           2,893,000                          496,000/0.8                      326,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                               2,614,000                          403,000/0.7                      271,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2017-18 Current Week (w/o 11/27/17), Previous Week (w/o 11/20/17) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 11/28/16). Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 12/3/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 12/4/16). Averages based on regular telecasts.  
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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of November 27

December 5, 2017

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of November 27, 2017

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of November 27

‘Nightline’ Improves Year Over Year in Total Viewers

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Week to Week and Year Over Year in Total Viewers and in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Versus Previous Year

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.392 million Total Viewers, 498,000 Adults 25-54 and 372,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of November 27, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (484,000 and 360,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+14,000) and Adults 18-49 (+12,000).  

“Nightline” increased its Total Viewer audience year to year (+7% – 1.392 million vs. 1.300 million on w/o 11/28/16).

“Nightline” cut its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” from the previous week in Total Viewers (-2% – 187,000 vs. 190,000).

“Nightline” narrowed its gaps from the same week last year with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (-27% – 187,000 vs. 256,000), Adults 25-54 (-24% – 165,000 vs. 216,000) and Adults 18-49 (-27% – 167,000 vs. 230,000). 

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Total Viewers (+38,000 – 1.470 million vs. 1.432 million), Adults 25-54 (+23,000 – 539,000 vs. 516,000) and Adults 18-49 (+16,000 – 404,000 vs. 388,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included a visit to Kaktovik, Alaska, for an in-depth look at polar bears who are wandering into town because of disappearing sea ice and a discussion with climate change experts who say the polar bears and Alaskan villagers’ way of life are at risk; interviews with two women who recounted their sexual assaults at Massage Envy spa; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first sit-down interview following the royal engagement; a look at the Swedish Right whose members say the mission is to preserve heritage and the latest details; and reaction on NBC host Matt Lauer’s firing following a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”

NOTE: CBS’s “The Late Late Show” was retitled on Monday and Tuesday and the telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages. CBS’ weekly averages are based on three days (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 27, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,392,000              498,000/0.4            372,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,400,000              484,000/0.4            360,000/0.3
NBC’s “Late Night”                               1,579,000              663,000/0.5            539,000/0.4
        
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 11/27/17), Previous Week (w/o 11/20/17) and Year-Ago (w/o 11/28/16). Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 12/3/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 12/4/16). 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 ‘The Good Doctor’ Closes as the Fall’s Top Drama and No. 1 New TV Show

Quick Take for Monday, December 4, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Gains Viewers Year to Year

 ‘The Good Doctor’ Closes Out as the Fall’s Top Drama and No. 1 New TV Show

Monday Night (12/4/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Great Christmas Light Fight”: L3 = 6.1 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 6.4 million/1.4 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 14.2 million/3.0 rating and L7 = 15.9 million/3.5 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Pittsburgh for local NFL coverage (1.018% U.S.).

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
Taking 2nd with young adults from 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “The Voice,” week 1 of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” gained 4% in viewers (5.6 million vs. 5.4 million) from its same-night last-year telecast (on 12/5/16) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.1/4).

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.4 million and 1.7/7 in AD18-49):
Spiking over its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. (+68%/+55%) to rank as Monday’s No. 1 scripted TV show, ABC’s winter finale for “The Good Doctor” towered over NBC’s “The Wall” holiday special in the hour by 100% in Total Viewers (9.4 million vs. 4.7 million) and by 70% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.0/4). The ABC freshman drama has delivered the Top 6 biggest single 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 in Nielsen’s Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” is TV’s most watched drama of fall 2017(over CBS’ “NCIS” and NBC’s “This Is Us”) as well as the top 10 o’clock series in Total Viewers (17.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.8/15). It has also emerged as the No. 1 new TV series of the fall, over CBS’ “Big Bang”-led “Young Sheldon.” “The Good Doctor” is generating huge triple-digit time period improvementyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+169%) and Adults 18-49 (+192%), posting the highest 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, 12/4/17.  

*COPYRIGHT ©2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All photography is copyrighted material and is for editorial use only. Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of ABC. Images are distributed to the press in order to publicize current programming. Any other usage must be licensed. Photos posted for Web use must be at the low resolution of 72dpi, no larger than 2×3 in size.

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