Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ABC Ratings - February 2018

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Grows Against the Olympics and Defeats CBS’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ for the 2nd Week Running as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

Feb. 20, 2018

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Grows Against the Winter Olympics and Dominates CBS’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ for the 2nd Week Running as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

Monday Night (2/19/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 7.4 million/2.2 rating and L7 = 7.8 million/2.4 rating
“The Good Doctor-R”: L3 = 4.7 million/0.7 rating and L7 = 4.9 million/0.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring “The Bachelor” and an encore episode of “The Good Doctor” against NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, ABC ranked as the dominant entertainment network on Monday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), outpacing runner-up CBS with “Celebrity Big Brother” by 63% (0.8/3). ABC marked its 9th straight week as Monday’s No. 1 non-sports netamong young adults. ABC was also the most watched entertainment net overall on the evening (5.6 million).

  • From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” built week to week against the Olympics in Total Viewers (+5% – 6.2 million vs. 5.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 1.6/6 vs. 1.5/6). On the night, the ABC unscripted series outdelivered CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” (8:00-9:00 p.m.) by double digits for the 2nd week running in Total Viewers (+22% – 6.2 million vs. 5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+33% – 1.6/6 vs. 1.2/4) to stand as Monday’s No. 1 series. In fact, “The Bachelor” delivered its 6th week in a row as Monday’s highest-rated television series with Adults 18-49.

 

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s repeat “The Good Doctor” outdrew CBS’ repeat “Bull” by more than 1.0 million viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.1 million) and by 75% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.4/2).

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, 2/19/18.  

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ and Increases Its Lead Over the CBS Program Across the Board

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of Feb. 5, 2018
ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ and Increases Its Lead Over the CBS Program Across the Board
Week to Week, ‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers
and Women 25-54 and Improves on the Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Posts Gains in Total Viewers, 
Marking Its Most Watched Season in 3 Years,
and Is Posting Its Largest Season Leads Over ‘The Talk’ in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years
ABC’s “The View” averaged 3.023 million Total Viewers, 504,000 Women 25-54 and 347,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Feb. 5, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.635 million, 408,000 and 274,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+388,000), Women 25-54 (+96,000) and Women 18-49 (+73,000).
“The View” widened its advantages over “The Talk” year to year in Total Viewers (+296% – 388,000 vs. 98,000), Women 25-54 (+48% – 96,000 vs. 65,000) and Women 18-49(+1% – 73,000 vs. 72,000).
“The View” also increased its leads over “The Talk” week to week in Total Viewers (+25% – 388,000 vs. 310,000) and Women 25-54 (+2% – 96,000 vs. 94,000).
For the 2nd week in a row, “The View” grew from the previous week in Total Viewers (+2% – 3.023 million vs. 2.971 million) and Women 25-54 (+3% – 504,000 vs. 490,000).
“The View” improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+5% – 3.023 million vs. 2.886 million).
Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.956 million vs. 2.934 million), marking its most watched season in 3 years – since the 2014-15 season. 
In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (334,000 vs. 185,000), Women 25-54 (109,000 vs. 59,000) and Women 18-49 (70,000 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 Feb. 5, 2018:
PROGRAM AVERAGES     TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”             3,023,000                          504,000/0.8                      347,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                 2,635,000                          408,000/0.7                      274,000/0.4
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2017-18 Current Week (w/o 2/5/18), Previous Week (w/o 1/29/18) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/6/17). Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 2/11/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 2/12/17). Averages based on regular telecasts. 
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ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Beats CBS’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ by Double Digits as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is Monday’s Dominant Entertainment Net Against the Winter Olympics

‘The Bachelor’ Beats CBS’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

Monday Night (2/12/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 6.9 million/1.9 rating and L7 = 7.2 million/2.0 rating
“The Good Doctor-R”: L3 = 5.7 million/0.8 rating and L7 = 6.1 million/0.9 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelor” and a repeat “The Good Doctor” opposite NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, ABC took the entertainment lead on Monday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), beating runner-up CBS with “Celebrity Big Brother” by 63% (0.8/3). In fact, ABC scored its 8th week in a row week as Monday’s No. 1 non-sports networkamong young adults. The Net was also the evening’s entertainment leader with Total Viewers (5.3 million)

  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m.) outdelivered CBS’ special airing of “Celebrity Big Brother” (8:00-9:00 p.m.) by double digits in Total Viewers (+16% – 5.9 million vs. 5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% – 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/5) to stand as Monday’s No. 1 series telecast. In fact, “The Bachelor” delivered its 7th straight week as Monday’s top-rated TV series in Adults 18-49. 

                   
Please note:The Bachelor” set season highs the prior Monday, before the start of the Olympics.

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, 2/12/18.  

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ABC’s ‘Grey’s’ Is Thursday’s Dominant No. 1 TV Series Opposite the Winter Olympics

Quick Take for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Against the Olympics, TGIT Makes ABC Thursday’s No. 1 Entertainment Net

ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stands as Thursday’s Dominant No. 1 TV Series
                      
Thursday (2/8/18) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Rating
“Grey’s”: L3 = 9.8 million/3.1 rating, L7 = 10.6 million/3.5 rating and MP+35 = 5.0 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 6.5 million/1.8 rating, L7 = 7.1 million/2.0 rating and MP+35 = 2.7 rating
“HTGAWM”: L3 = 5.2 million/1.5 rating, L7 = 5.7 million/1.8 rating and MP+35 = 2.1 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Opposite NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, TGIT made ABC the No. 1 entertainment network on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tie) with “Grey’s Anatomy” as the highest-rated TV serieson the evening. Dominating the other nets’ top-rated series in primetime with young adults, “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.0/8) outdelivered night two of CBS’ “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” 3-night premiere by 43% (1.4/6) and Fox’s “The Four” by 54% (1.3/5). ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was also Thursday’s most watched entertainment show overall (7.3 million).

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 2/8/18.

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Across the Board, Increasing Its Lead Week to Week in Both Target Women Demos

Feb. 6, 2018

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of Jan. 29, 2018

ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Across the Board,
Increasing Its Lead Week to Week in Both Target Women Demos

Week to Week, ‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers,
Women 25-54 and Women 18-49

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Posts Gains in Total Viewers, 
Marking Its Most Watched Season in 3 Years,
and Is Posting Its Largest Season Leads Over ‘The Talk’ in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years 

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.971 million Total Viewers, 490,000 Women 25-54 and 347,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Jan. 29, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.661 million, 396,000 and 273,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+310,000), Women 25-54 (+94,000) and Women 18-49 (+74,000).

“The View” increased its leads over “The Talk” week to week in Women 25-54 (+40% – 94,000 vs. 67,000) and Women 18-49 (+23% – 74,000 vs. 60,000).

“The View” improved on the previous week (2.943 million, 470,000 and 340,000, respectively, for w/o 1/22/18) in Total Viewers (+1%), Women 25-54 (+4%) and Women 18-49 (+2%).

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+14,000 – 2.948 million vs. 2.934 million), marking its most watched season in 3 years – since the 2014-15 season. 

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (329,000 vs. 189,000), Women 25-54 (109,000 vs. 58,000) and Women 18-49 (70,000 vs. 68,000). 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 January 29, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES     TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”             2,971,000                          490,000/0.8                      347,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                 2,661,000                          396,000/0.6                      273,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD, 2017-18 Current Week (w/o 1/29/18), Previous Week (w/o 1/22/18) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/30/17). Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 2/4/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 2/5/17). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Delivers Week-to-Week Gains in All Key Target Measures and Grows By Double Digits Year Over Year in Adults 18-49 for the Week of Jan. 29

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Jan. 29, 2018

‘Nightline’ Delivers Week-to-Week Gains in All Key Target Measures and Grows By Double Digits Year Over Year in Adults 18-49 for the Week of Jan. 29

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Gaps With NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Week to Week in Total Viewers (-57%), Adults 25-54 (-20%) and Adults 18-49 (-54%)

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins With NBC Versus Prior Year in Adults 25-54 (-32%) and Adults 18-49 (-63%)

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.350 million Total Viewers, 520,000 Adults 25-54 and 418,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Jan. 29, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (478,000 and 357,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+42,000) and Adults 18-49 (+61,000).

“Nightline” turned in week-to-week gains (1.335 million, 511,000 and 381,000, respectively, for w/o 1/22/18) in all key target measures: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week (1/30/17) in Adults 25-54 (+2% – 520,000 vs. 512,000) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 418,000 vs. 368,000).

“Nightline” cut its gaps from the previous week with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (-57% – 49,000 vs. 113,000), Adults 25-54 (-20% – 66,000 vs. 82,000) and Adults 18-49 (-54% – 44,000 vs. 96,000).

“Nightline” narrowed its year-to-year margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in both Adults 25-54 (-32% – 66,000 vs. 97,000) and Adults 18-49 (-63% – 44,000 vs. 119,000). 

“Nightline” owned the No. 1 telecast of the week with its Tuesday airing (1/30/18) in Total Viewers (1.663 million), 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 Adults 25-54 (+11,000 – 527,000 vs. 516,000) and Adults 18-49 (+13,000 – 400,000 vs. 387,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included co-anchor Juju Chang’s extensive interview with Rose McGowan who described the alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein during Sundance in 1997; a visit to Chicago where Chance the Rapper surprised fifth graders to share technology and coding advice; a look at a Pennsylvania steel town as workers wait for President Trump’s promises to come true; an interview with Team USA skier Gus Kenworthy on what it’s like returning to the Winter Olympics as an openly gay athlete; and a look at kids who are catching the attention of football recruiters even before high school. 

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. 

Week of Jan. 29, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,350,000              520,000/0.4            418,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,395,000              478,000/0.4            357,000/0.3
NBC’s “Late Night”                               1,399,000              586,000/0.5            462,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Current Week (w/o 1/29/18), Previous Week (w/o 1/22/18) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/30/17).  Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 2/4/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 2/5/17).  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!’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains and Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

Feb. 6, 2018

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of Jan. 29, 2018

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week

‘Kimmel’ is Tuesday’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show in Adults 18-49
 and Scores a More Than 2-Year High on the Night

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of Jan. 29, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+3% – 2.169 million vs. 2.110 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 615,000 vs. 576,000) to 3-week highs – since the week of 1/8/18.

“Kimmel” also improved over the same week last year (2.056 million and 579,000 on w/o 1/30/17) by 5% in Total Viewers and 6% with Adults 18-49. In fact, ABC’s “Kimmel” was the only 11:35 p.m. talk show to post growth over the year-ago week among Adults 18-49 (+6%), as CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” declined -3% and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was down -12%.

For the 2nd consecutive week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” outdelivered CBS’ “Colbert” with Adults 18-49 (+2% – 615,000 vs. 601,000), despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday versus five original episodes for “Colbert.”

On Tuesday (1/30/18), “Kimmel” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (747,000), beating CBS’ “Colbert” by 26% (591,000) and NBC’s “Fallon” by 7% (696,000). Growing over the week-ago night by 32% with Adults 18-49 (747,000 vs. 566,000 on 1/23/18), “Kimmel” delivered its strongest Tuesday telecast in more than 2 years – since 12/15/15. Tuesday’s “Kimmel” featured guests Kerry Washington and Stormy Daniels.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,169,000                     615,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,230,000                     601,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,429,000                     760,000

Please note: NBC’s “Fallon” aired a repeat on Friday and was re-titled to be excluded from the show’s weekly averages.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the week of 1/29/18, 1/22/18 & 1/30/17 or as dated.

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ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Builds to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Monday With the Top 2 TV Programs in Adults 18-49

‘The Bachelor’ Builds to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season

‘The Good Doctor’ Returns Strong, Beating Its Combined Competition at 10 p.m.

Monday Night (2/5/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 7.9 million/2.2 rating and L7 = 8.2 million/2.3 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 14.3 million/3.0 rating and L7 = 16.0 million/3.5 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelor” hitting season highsfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m. and the return of “The Good Doctor” with an original episode at 10:00 p.m., ABC shot to the top of Monday night, beating its nearest competition by 1.9 million viewers (7.7 million vs. 5.8 million – CBS) and by 70% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.0/4 – Fox and NBC tied). In fact, the Net marked its 7th consecutive week as Monday’s No. 1 broadcaster with young adults. In addition, the Net delivered a 10-week Monday high with Total Viewers – since 11/27/17.

  • ABC claimed Monday’s Top 2 TV shows in Adults 18-49 with “The Bachelor” (1.8/7) and “The Good Doctor” (1.7/7), respectively, while “The Good Doctor” also returned as the evening’s most watched TV program overall (9.5 million). “The Bachelor” tallied its 4th week in a row as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49.



“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.8 million and 1.8/7 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” continued to win its 2-hour slot, beating NBC by double digits one night after the Super Bowl(w/”The Wall” and finale for “Better Late Than Never”) in Total Viewers (+13% – 6.8 million vs. 6.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+38% – 1.8/7 vs. 1.3/5). 

  • Rising week to week in viewers (+6%) and young adults (+6%), “The Bachelor” scored its most watched telecast this season and tied its season high in Adults 18-49.

  
“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.5 million and 1.7/7 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” (9.5 million and 1.7/7) dominated its combined competition on CBS (“Scorpion” = 5.5 million and 0.7/3) and NBC (Olympics Special = 2.6 million and 0.6/2), leading by 1.4 million viewers and 31% in Adults 18-49. 

  • “The Good Doctor” held exactly even with its last original airing two weeks ago in Adults 18-49 and grew 8% in Adults 18-34 to its highest rating since November– since 11/20/17.  



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 Ratings, 2/5/18.  

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ABC’s TGIT Lineup Rises to 18-Week Highs on Thursday Night

Quick Take for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s TGIT Lineup Rises to 18-Week Highs on Thursday Night

‘Grey’s’ Builds Its Audience for the 3rd Straight Week to 1-Year Highs

‘Scandal’ Hits Season Highs With Its Most Watched Telecast Since March

‘HTGAWM’ Gains Viewers and Holds at a Best-Since-Premiere Rating

Thursday (2/1/18) – ABC Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day Rating
“Grey’s”: L3 = 11.9 million/3.6 rating, L7 = 12.9 million/4.0 rating and MP+35 = 5.7 rating
“Scandal”: L3 = 7.9 million/2.4 rating, L7 = 8.6 million/2.7 rating and MP+35 = 3.6 rating
“HTGAWM”: L3 = 5.8 million/1.9 rating, L7 = 6.4 million/2.2 rating and MP+35 = 2.7 rating
                           
Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
ABC’s TGIT lineup grew to best-since-premiere numbers and nearly tied a “Big Bang”-led CBS for No. 1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6 vs. 1.7/7), while beating out Fox with 2 hours of “The Four” by 23% (1.3/5) and NBC’s all-original premiere/finale schedule by 60% (1.0/4). With strong TV Playback for its Thursday dramas, ABC is projected to move ahead of CBS and straight-out win the night in the Live + 7 Day Adult 18-49 ratings. ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was the night’s No. 2 TV show to “The Big Bang Theory” in Adults 18-49 (tied w/”Young Sheldon”), while outrating CBS’ top comedy as Thursday’s No. 1 TV program in Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and leading ABC to a primetime victory on all three Nielsen measures.

  • ABC grew week to week in viewers (+3%) and young adults (+7%) to deliver 18-week Thursday night highssince season-premiere Thursday on 9/28/17.



  • At 8:00 p.m., hitting season highs for the 3rd week running, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” built for its 3rd consecutive airing with Total Viewers (+2% – 8.8 million vs. 8.6 million) and rose 5% over last week’s Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating (2.3/9 vs. 2.2/9, which went up 1-tenth in the Nationals) to achieve 1-year highs– since 1/26/17.

                                               

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Scandal” ranked No. 1 in its hour with young adults (tie) for the 2nd week in a row and added 8% week to week in Total Viewers (5.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.3/5), marking a new season high in viewers and matching a season best in young adults for its strongest results since last March – since 3/16/17 and 3/30/17, respectively. 

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” also finished No. 1 in its hour with young adults (tie) and gained 6% week to week in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.5 million) and stayed even with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), holding at a best-since-premiereyoung adult number – since 9/28/17. 

 
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 2/1/18.

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