Friday, September 14, 2018

ABC Ratings - September 2018

ABC’s ‘Match Game’ Finale Hits New Season Highs and the ‘Take Two’ Finale Ties Its Series High in Adults 18-49

Sept. 14, 2018
Quick Take for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s Summer Finales Drive the Net to Its Best Thursday Since Early June
ABC’s ‘Match Game’ Finale Grows by Double Digits to New Season Highs
                                                                                             
ABC’s ‘Take Two’ Finale Surges by 25% to Tie Its Series High in Adults 18-49
ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.2 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
Growing for the 2nd straight week (+17%), ABC earned 2nd place on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3) to CBS and posted a 13-week high on the night – best since 6/14/18. ABC also took 2nd on the night with Total Viewers (4.2 million) to deliver its most-watched Thursday since the beginning of June – since 6/7/18.
  • Airing out of a repeat “Celebrity Family Feud” at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s season finale of “Match Game” grew by double digits to deliver new season highs in both Total Viewers (+30% – 4.3 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+33% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.6/2). In fact, the ABC game show marked its most-watched telecast overall since January 2017 and its top young adult number since January 2018– since 1/4/17 and 1/24/18, respectively.

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s season finale of “Take Two” spiked 26% week to week in Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.3 million) and gained 25% in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/2), drawing its largest audience in 2 months (since 7/19/18) and tying a series high with young adults.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 9/13/18.  


ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Spikes 20% to a Tuesday Season High

Sept. 12, 2018
Quick Take for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Spikes 20% to a Tuesday Season High
ABC’s ‘Castaways’ Grows Week to Week and Improves Its Slot Year to Year 
ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
With the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Castaways,” ABC took 2nd place on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to an “America’s Got Talent”-fueled NBC. ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” stood as Tuesday’s No. 2 TV show with Adults 18-49 and beat out NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” to rank as the Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show with Women 18-34.
  • Head-to-head against “AGT” from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” closer spiked by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+15% – 4.5 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.0/4), scoring Tuesday season highson both measures. 
 
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Castaways” added viewers (+5% – 2.2 million vs. 2.1 million) and grew 25% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/2), matching its best rating since its debut among young adults – since 8/7/18. “Castaways” continued to greatly improve its timeslot for ABCover the same night last summer with original programming (“Somewhere Between” on 9/12/17 = 1.6 million and 0.3/1), boosting it by 38% in Total Viewers and by 67% in Adults 18-49.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/11/18.  
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On Its Season 22 Premiere Show, ‘The View’ Is Up Compared to Its Year-Ago Premiere in Total Viewers Seeing Its Most-Watched Season Premiere in 4 Years

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of Sept. 3, 2018 

For Premiere Week of Season 22, ABC’s ‘The View’ Posts Its Best Numbers
in Total Viewers Since April and Strongest Performances in
Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Since May

On Its Season 22 Premiere Show‘The View’ Is Up Compared to Its Year-Ago Premiere in Total Viewers Seeing Its Most-Watched Season Premiere in 4 Years 

For premiere week of season 22, ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.802 million Total Viewers, 450,000 Women 25-54 and 316,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Sept. 3, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” posted its best number in Total Viewers since April and strongest performances in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 since May – since weeks of 4/16/18 and 5/28/18, respectively.

On its season premiere on Tuesday (9/4/18), “The View” was up compared to its year-ago premiere (9/5/17) in Total Viewers (+4,000 – 2.859 million vs. 2.855 million) seeing its most-watched season premiere in 4 years – since 9/15/14.  

NOTE: Due to the Labor Day holiday (9/3/18), ABC’s and CBS’ Monday telecast were coded as special and is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s and CBS’ averages are based on four days (Tuesday-Friday).

Week of Sept. 3, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                          2,802,000                         450,000/0.7                     316,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                             1,908,000                          332,000/0.5                    235,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/3/18, 8/27/18 and 9/4/17.   

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Improves Week-to-Week Across the Board and Delivers 8-Week Highs in Both Adult Demos

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Sept. 3, 2018

‘Nightline’ Improves Week-to-Week Across the Board and Delivers 8-Week Highs in Both Adult Demos

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of Sept. 3

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

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.155 million Total Viewers, 423,000 Adults 25-54, 328,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Sept. 3, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (360,000 and 279,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+63,000) and Adults 18-49 (+49,000).

“Nightline” posted week-to-week increases (1.067 million, 400,000 and 319,000, respectively, for w/o 8/27/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+8%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%), hitting 8-week highs in both key adult demos – since w/o 7/9/18.

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+30,000 – 488,000 vs. 458,000) and Adults 18-49 (+29,000 – 369,000 vs. 340,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included accounts from Santa Rosa police officers and other first responders from the night of the October 2017 Tubbs fire; the first joint television interview with the mother and stepfather of 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso one month after she was murdered; a report on Nike’s new advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick that has sparked both protests and support from some sports fans; and the settlement details of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop, which denies wrongdoing over alleged unsubstantiated product claims.

NOTE: Due to the Labor Day holiday (9/4/17), ABC’s, CBS’ and NBC’s Monday telecasts were coded as specials and excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s, CBS’ and NBC’s averages are based on four days (Tuesday-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. EDT, 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 Sept. 3, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,155,000              423,000/0.4            328,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,176,000              360,000/0.3            279,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,355,000              591,000/0.5            449,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/3/18, 8/27/18 and 9/4/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 9/9/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 9/10/17). 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 ‘Miss America’ Takes the Entertainment Lead on Sunday from 9-11 p.m.

Quick Take for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s ‘Miss America’ Takes the Entertainment Lead on Sunday from 9-11 p.m.

“The 2019 Miss America Competition” (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.3 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
Opposite NFL-fueled competition from the season opener of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers) and Fox’s NFL overrun-driven lineup with the highly promoted series debut of “Rel,” ABC’s Sunday 9:00-11:00 p.m. telecast of “The 2019 Miss America Competition” built on its lead-in and grew from its first half-hour to its final half-hour in viewers. During its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m. as Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, was crowned, “The Miss America Competition” attracted 4.5 million viewers. ABC stood as the most-watched entertainment network in the 2-hour timeslot and also ranked No. 1 across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/9/18.

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ABC Scores a 9-Week High on Thursday Against NBC’s NFL Season Opener

Sept. 7, 2018

Quick Take for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Scores a 9-Week High on Thursday Against NBC’s NFL Season Opener

ABC’s ‘Match Game’ Grows by Double Digits to Its Best Results Since July

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.3 million and 0.6/3 in AD18-49)
Doubling its delivery week to week in Adults 18-49 (+100% – 0.6/3 vs. 0.3/2), ABC scored a 9-week Thursday night high against NBC’s opening game of the NFL season on the night – best since 7/5/18.

  • Returning for its first telecast in 3 weeks at 9:00 p.m. and airing out of a repeat “CFF,” ABC’s “Match Game” grew by double digits over its last telecast (on 8/16/18) in Total Viewers (+10% – 3.3 million vs. 3.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/3 vs. 0.5/2), marking its best numbers since the end of July – since 7/26/18.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 9/6/18.  
‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 In All Key Demos for the Week of Aug. 27

Sept. 5, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Aug. 27, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 In All Key Demos for the Week of Aug. 27

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 and Delivers Its Largest Adults 18-49 Audience in 7 Weeks

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



ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.067 million), Adults 25-54 (400,000) and Adults 18-49 (319,000), during the week of Aug. 27, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (381,000 and 279,000, respectively, for w/o 8/20/18) in Adults 25-54 (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%), drawing its largest Adults 18-49 audience in 7 weeks – since w/o 7/9/18.

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+28,000 – 489,000 vs. 461,000) and Adults 18-49 (+28,000 – 370,000 vs. 342,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included a look at the lighter side of late Senator John McCain’s life, a preview of Arizona’s contentious primary race, Louis C.K.’s first performance in stand-up since admitting to sexual misconduct, a behind-the-scenes look at Ed Sheeran as he writes some of his hit songs, and a report on what you need to know to protect yourself from sharks ahead of Labor Day weekend.

NOTE:  For the week, repeats of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were retitled to “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The telecasts are excluded from the season averages.  

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. EDT, 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 Aug. 27, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,067,000              400,000/0.3            319,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                      960,000              301,000/0.2            211,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                   988,000              391,000/0.3            286,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 08/27/18, 8/20/18 and 8/28/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 9/2/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 9/3/17). 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 Wins Labor Day With ‘BIP’ as the No. 1 TV Series for the 4th Monday in a Row

Quick Take for Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Labor Day With ‘BIP’ as the No. 1 TV Series for the 4th Week in a Row

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.2 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49):
With “Bachelor in Paradise” expanding to 3-hours, ABC won Labor Day Monday night by 38% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up NBC (1.1/5 vs. 0.8/4). In fact, the Net marked its 13th straight Monday as the No. 1 broadcaster on the evening. ABC was also Monday’s most-watched network overall, with a 5% advantage over NBC (4.2 million vs. 4.0 million). 

  • In viewers and young adults, ABC grew to 4-week highs on the night – best since the night of “The Bachelorette” finale on 8/6/18.



  • Airing from 8:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” finished as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 4th week in a rowamong Adults 18-49 (1.1/5). From 8:00-10:00 p.m., the ABC unscripted show beat out NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” head-to-head by 10% (1.1/5 vs. 1.0/4). In addition, “BIP” retained its status as Monday’s top-rated broadcast show in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).  

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/3/18.

*COPYRIGHT ©2018 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 720dpi, no larger than 2×3 in size.

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