Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ABC Ratings - October 2018

ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Opens as TV’s No. 1 New Series and ‘The Rookie’ Draws a 7 ½-Year High as a Drama Debut in Its Slot
Oct. 17, 2018
Quick Take for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Opens as the Season’s No. 1 New TV Show Debut
‘The Kids Are Alright’ Delivers Huge Time Period Improvement for ABC
‘The Rookie’ Is ABC’s Top Drama Debut in Its Slot in Over 7 ½ Years
ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Up against NBC’s “The Voice”/”This Is Us,” ABC took 2nd place on Tuesday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), beating CBS’ “NCIS”-led drama lineup by 30% (1.0/4) and Fox’s drama lineup by 117% (0.6/3 for “Gifted”/”Lethal Weapon”). ABC’s “The Conners” opened as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show among Adults 18-49 (2.3/10), beating out NBC’s “The Voice” (1.7/7) and “This Is Us” (2.2/8). 
“The Conners” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 10.5 million and 2.3/10 in AD18-49):
At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Conners” premiered as TV’s No. 1 series debut this season in viewers (10.5 million) and young adults (2.3/10), topping NBC’s “Manifest” (10.4 million and 2.2/9 on 9/24/18). In fact, it was TV’s most-watched series debut since ABC’s “The Good Doctor” opened last September (on 9/25/17).
  • “The Conners” ranks as ABC’s most-watched comedy series debut in 4 years and best in 3 years with Adults 18-49 – since 9/24/14 and 9/22/15, respectively.

  • “The Conners” grew sharply over the year-ago final season premiere of “The Middle” in the time period last October (6.2 million and 1.6/7 on 10/3/17), improving the half-hour year to year for ABC by 69% in Total Viewers and 44% in Adults 18-49.
“The Kids Are Alright” (8:30-9:00 p.m. – 6.6 million and 1.4/6): 
Taking 2nd among young adults at 8:30 p.m. to the 2nd half-hour of NBC’s “The Voice,” ABC’s debut of “The Kids Are Alright” bested the “Fresh Off the Boat” season finale in the timeslot last March by 83% in viewers (6.6 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/6 vs. 1.0/4). 
  • “The Kids Are Alright” greatly improved its timeslot for ABC, topping last season’s L+SD average for “Fresh off the Boat” (3.7 million and 1.0/4) in Total Viewers (+78%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%).

“The Rookie” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.4 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
Spiking over its lead-in by 1.7 million viewers at 10:00 p.m., “The Rookie” scored ABC’s most-watched drama debut (5.4 million) in the hour in over 7 ½ years and tied as the top-rated with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) in more than 4 ½ years – since 3/29/11 and 2/25/14, respectivelyIn addition, “The Rookie” delivered ABC’s best results with a drama telecast in the hour since September 2014 in viewers and in 2 years with Adults 18-49 – since 9/30/14 and 9/20/16, respectively.
  • The new ABC drama beat out CBS’ veteran “NCIS: New Orleans” by 25% for No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 with key Men (M18-49/M25-54).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/16/18.
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Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains in Total Viewers Compared to the Same Point Last Season, Seeing Its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View”
For Week of Oct. 8, 2018 
ABC’s ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board and Widens Its Total Viewer Lead Over ‘The Talk’ Versus the Year-Ago Week
Week to Week, ‘The View’ Sees Gains in Total Viewers and Women 18-49 Marking Its Most-Watched Week in Nearly 6 Months
Year to Year, ‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos Increasing Its Total Viewer Lead Over the CBS Program Over Last Season to Its Largest in 6 Years and Is Posting Gains in Total Viewers Compared to the Same Point Last SeasonSeeing Its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.913 million Total Viewers, 444,000 Women 25-54 and 310,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Oct. 8, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.273 million, 340,000 and 247,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+640,000), Women 25-54 (+104,000) and Women 18-49 (+63,000). “The View” delivered its largest leads in Total Viewers since April, in Women 25-54 since February and in Women 18-49 since March – since weeks of 4/16/18, 2/12/18 and 3/19/18, respectively, based on original telecasts.
For the 3rd straight week, “The View” widened its Total Viewer lead over “The Talk” versus the year-ago week (+66%; vs. 385,000 for w/o 10/9/17).
“The View” improved on the previous week (w/o 10/1/18) in Total Viewers (4% – 2.913 million vs. 2.794 million) and Women 18-49 (+2% – 310,000 vs. 303,000), seeing its most-watched week in nearly 6 months – since w/o 4/16/18 
For the 5th week in a row, “The View” improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.913 million vs. 2.844 million for w/o 10/9/17).
Season to date, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board: Total Viewers (+606,000 – 2.905 million vs. 2.299 million), Women 25-54 (+91,000 – 453,000 vs. 362,000) and Women 18-49(+52,000 – 319,000 vs. 267,000).  In fact, “The View” is increasing its Total Viewer lead over “The Talk” compared to last season (+88% – 606,0000 vs. 322,000) to its largest in 6 years – since the 2012-13 season.
In addition, “The View” is improving compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+4% – 2. 905 million vs. 2.804 million) seeing its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2014-15 season. 
NOTE: Due to pre-emptions for Hurricane Michael coverage on Wednesday (10/10/18), ABC’s “The View” was retitled to “View.” The telecast aired with 74% coverage is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s are based on four days (Monday–Tuesday and Thursday-Friday).
Week of Oct. 8, 2018:
PROGRAM AVERAGES      TOTAL VIEWERS    WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg    WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”                          2,913,000                         444,000/0.7                     310,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                             2,273,000                          340,000/0.6                    247,000/0.4
                                                                                                                                                                  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/8/18, 10/1/18 and 10/9/17.  Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/14/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/15/17).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 
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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of Oct. 8

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Oct. 8, 2018
‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of Oct. 8
‘Nightline’ Posts Double-Digit Increases Week to Week Across the Board and Its Strongest Numbers in More Than 4 Months
‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Strongest Telecast in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in
6 Months, After the 2018 NBA Finals-led Broadcasts
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 (1.371 million), Adults 25-54 (484,000), and Adults 18-49 (374,000), during the week of Oct. 8, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 
“Nightline” posted double-digit increases week to week (1.231 million, 433,000 and 330,000, respectively, for w/o 10/1/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+11%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), turning in its strongest numbers in more 4 months – since w/o 6/4/18.
“Nightline” improved on the same week last year in Adults 18-49 (+5% – 374,000 vs. 355,000 – for w/o 10/9/18).
Excluding the 2018 NBA Finals-led broadcasts, “Nightline” turned in its strongest telecasts in Adults 25-54 (572,000 on 10/10/18) and Adult 18-49 (439,000 on 10/9/18) in 6 months – since 4/19/18.
Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+50,000 – 468,000 vs. 418,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37,000 – 355,000 vs. 318,000).
Stories on “Nightline” last week included reports from Florida where Hurricane Michael left destruction, Matthew Shepard‘s parents who reflected on how their son’s murder was pivotal in the gay rights movement, Atlanta rapper T.I. who talked about his career and giving back, the rise of the Instagram playground at Refinery29’s 29Rooms, Taylor Swift urging Americans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections and a look at how Dua Lipa became one of pop music’s biggest breakout stars.
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 Oct. 8, 2018:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,371,000              484,000/0.4            374,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,170,000              398,000/0.3            281,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,214,000              492,000/0.4            360,000/0.3
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/8/18, 10/1/18 and 10/9/17. Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/14/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/15/17). 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 ‘Kimmel’ Returns to Brooklyn Hitting Season Highs in HHs and AD18-49

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018: ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
(Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)
On Its First Night in Brooklyn, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Delivers Season Highs
‘Kimmel’ Opens the Week as Monday’s No. 1 Late-Night Talker in Adults 18-49
‘Kimmel’ Posts Its 2nd Best-Ever Start to a Brooklyn Week in Households
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)
Fresh off delivering 4-month highs the prior week in the National Live + Same Day ratings, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” returned to Brooklyn, New York, for five original shows starting Monday, Oct. 15, and matched season highs in Households (2.1/6) in the 56 U.S. Metered Markets and Adults 18-49 (0.6/4) in the 25 LPM Markets. In fact, excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcasts in June, “Kimmel” tied its highest Adult 18-49 rating (0.6/4) on any single night in late-night in more than 7 months – since the Monday, 3/5/18 telecast, following Kimmel’s second turn as host of the Academy Awards®.
“Kimmel” kicked off the week as Monday’s No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4) in the 25 LPM Markets, beating CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 50% (0.4/3). Monday’s “Kimmel” welcomed Adam Sandler and featured a special remote performance by Eminem atop the iconic Empire State Building.
Broadcasting from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House for the fourth time, “Kimmel” delivered its 2nd best start yet to a Brooklyn week in Households (2.1/6) in the 56 Metered Markets, behind only the prior year’s Monday. In fact, “Kimmel” outdelivered the opening night of the first time the show aired from Brooklyn 6 years ago by 31% in Homes (1.6/5 on 10/29/12).
PROGRAM AVERAGES             HH Rtg            A18-49 Rtg   
ABC’s “Kimmel”                           2.1/6                    0.6/4
NBC’s “Fallon-R”                           1.5/4                    0.4/3    
CBS’ “Colbert”                               2.9/8                    0.4/3      
Source: WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, Live + Same Day Program Ratings (10/15/18). NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” aired a repeat.
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ABC's ‘Kimmel’ Soars by Double Digits to New Season Highs With Its Best Performance in 4 Months

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of Oct. 8, 2018                  

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soars by Double Digits to New Season Highs,
With Its Strongest Performance in 4 Months  

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Virtually Ties NBC’s ‘Fallon’ in Total Viewers

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of Oct. 8, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” grew to new season highs, soaring over the prior week by double digits in Total Viewers (+19% – 2.234 million vs. 1.872 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 534,000 vs. 474,000). In fact, “Kimmel” scored 4-month highs in both Nielsen measures – since the week of 6/4/18. Excluding the two NBA Finals weeks in June, the ABC late-night program delivered its strongest performance since last spring in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since the weeks of 3/19/18 and 4/16/18, respectively.

Topping “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on 3 of its 4 original telecasts of the week in Total Viewers, ABC’s “Kimmel” virtually tied the NBC late-night talk show, with just 104,000 viewers between the two programs (2.234 million vs. 2.338 million).

On Tuesday, “Kimmel” was the No. 1 late-night talk show, beating “Fallon” by 14% in Total Viewers (2.652 million vs. 2.335 million) and by 3% with Adults 18-49 (739,000 vs. 718,000). Tuesday’s airing of “Kimmel” (10/9/18) marked the show’s strongest single telecast on any night since April (excluding June’s NBA Finals-led broadcasts) in Total Viewers (2.652 million) and Adults 18-49 (739,000) – since Thursday, 4/19/18, and Tuesday, 4/3/18, respectively.



PROGRAM AVERAGES            Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                            2,234,000                      534,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                               2,238,000                      471,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                               2,338,000                      647,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 10/8/18 & 10/1/18 or as dated. “Kimmel” aired a repeat on Friday. CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was in repeats on all 5 days of the week.

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ABC's ‘AFV’ Hits New Season Highs and ‘Shark Tank’ Grows by Double Digits From Its Week-Ago Premiere

Quick Take for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Grows to New Season Highs

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Builds on Its Week-Ago Premiere by Double Digits

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):

  • In the 7 o’clock hour against an NFL overrun-fueled CBS (Jaguars-Cowboys), ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” increased week-to-week by 21% in Total Viewers (5.7 million vs. 4.7 million) and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.7/3) to deliver new season highs on both counts.

  • At 8:00 p.m. opposite competition from the start of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (Chiefs-Patriots), ABC’s “DWTS: Juniors” retained 100% of its week-earlier 2-hour debut telecast in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3). 



  • Shifting back an hour into its regular 9:00 p.m. slot against AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” ABC’s “Shark Tank” grew by double digits from the prior week’s season opener at 10:00 p.m. by 23% in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.0 million) and 17% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2).

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Alec Baldwin Show” premiere held even with the year-ago episode of the drama “Ten Days in the Valley” in the hour among Adults 18-49 (0.4/1). 



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 10/14/18. 

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ABC’s ‘Station 19’ Spikes to New Series Highs in a ‘Grey’s’ Crossover Episode

Quick Take for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)



ABC’s ‘Station 19’ Spikes to New Series Highs in a ‘Grey’s’ Crossover Episode



“Station 19” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):

Delivering best-ever lead-in retention out of “Grey’s Anatomy” at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday (87%) against increased competition from a stronger “Thursday Night Football” game (Eagles-NY Giants) on Fox, “Station 19”’s crossover episode with “Grey’s” made ABC the entertainment leader in the hour among Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), beating out comedies on CBS by 8% (“Mom”/”Murphy Brown” = 1.2/5) and on NBC by 86% (“Will & Grace”/”I Feel Bad” = 0.7/3).

 

·       Posting the biggest week-to-week gains for any major network series on the night, ABC’s “Station 19” built on its week-earlier season premiere by 1.3 million viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4), scoring new series highs on both counts. In addition, “Station 19” improved over “Scandal” on the year-ago night by 30% in viewers and by 8% with young adults (5.0 million and 1.2/4 on 10/12/17).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 10/11/18. 



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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 4 Months on Monday

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of October 1, 2018



‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 4 Months on Monday



‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in

Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49



‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Margins Over the Previous Week With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Myers’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49



ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.231 million Total Viewers, 433,000 Adults 25-54, and 330,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Oct. 1, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (420,000 and 320,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+13,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10,000).



On Monday (10/1/18), “Nightline” delivered its most-watched telecast (1.476 million) in nearly 4 months – since 6/8/18.



“Nightline” narrowed its margins from the previous week (w/o 9/24/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in half in Adults 25-54 (-48% – 38,000 vs. 73,000) (-53% – 23,000 vs. 49,000) and Adults 18-49 (-53% – 23,000 vs. 49,000).



“Nightline” cut its Adults 18-49 gap year-to-year (w/o 9/24/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 43% (23,000 vs. 40,000).



Two weeks into the season, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+34,000 – 451,000 vs. 417,000) and Adults 18-49 (+21,000 – 339,000 vs. 318,000).



Stories reported on Nightline last week included the U.S.’s youngest face transplant recipient Katie Stubblefield; reactions to the aftermath of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate testimonies from a group of teens; the FBI’s investigation of Brett Kavanaugh and protests in D.C. following the report; supermodel Gisele Bundchen sharing her deeply personal journey to self-acceptance; an interview with Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere about co-parenting; a look back at the most memorable moments from Shark Tank; and a report on the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.



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 Oct. 1, 2018:



PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 

ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,231,000              433,000/0.4            330,000/0.3

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,338,000              420,000/0.3            320,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,307,000              471,000/0.4            353,000/0.3



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/1/18, 9/24/18 and 10/2/17.  Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/7/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/8/17).  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. 
ABC’s ‘The View’ More Than Doubles Its Total Viewer Lead Over ‘The Talk’ and Improves in Total Viewers, Year-to-Year

Ratings Report for ABC’s ”The View”
For Week of Oct. 1, 2018 



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

and More Than Doubles Its Total Viewer Lead Over the CBS Program

on the Same Week Last Year



Week-to-Week in Women 25-54, ‘The View’ Sees Gains

and Increases Its Lead Over ‘The Talk’



Year-to-Year, ‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers



ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.794 million Total Viewers, 443,000 Women 25-54 and 303,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Oct. 1, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.301 million, 355,000 and 278,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+493,000), Women 25-54 (+88,000) and Women 18-49 (+25,000). For the 2nd week in a row,  “The View” more than doubled its Total Viewer lead over the CBS program compared to the same week last year (+137%; vs. 208,000 for w/o 10/2/17).



“The View” widened its Women 25-54 lead over “The Talk” from the previous week (+52% – 88,000 vs. 58,000).  



“The View” was up over the previous week in Women 25-54 (+3% – 443,000 vs. 430,000 for w/o 9/24/18). 



For the 4th straight week, “The View” improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+4% – 2.794 million vs. 2.698 million for w/o 10/2/17).



Week of Oct. 1, 2018:



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

ABC’s “THE VIEW”                          2,794,000                         443,000/0.7                     303,000/0.5

CBS’ “THE TALK”                             2,301,000                          355,000/0.6                    278,000/0.4

                                                                                                                                                                  

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/01/18, 9/24/18 and 10/2/17.
 

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The ‘2018 AMAs’ Boosts ABC to No. 1 on Tuesday and a 6-Month High on the Night

Quick Take for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
‘2018 AMAs’ Drives ABC to No. 1 on Tuesday at a 6-Month High on the Night

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.5 million and 1.8/7 in AD18-49): 
With its 3-hour telecast moving from Sunday in November for the first time in more than a decade, ABC ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night among Adults 18-49 with the “2018 American Music Awards” (1.8/7), tying NBC’s lineup of “The Voice,” “This Is Us” and “New Amsterdam.” In addition, ABC straight-out won the night with Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, all key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54) and Teens 12-17.

  • In viewers and young adults, the “2018 American Music Awards” delivered ABC’s strongest Tuesday in more than 6 months– since 4/3/18.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/9/18.

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ABC News’ ‘GMA’ Is No. 1 Morning Show for Week of Oct. 1, Posting Its Largest Lead Over ‘Today’ in 3 Months

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For the Week of Oct. 1, 2018



‘GMA’ Is No. 1 Morning Show for Week of Oct. 1, Posting Its Largest Lead Over ‘Today’ in 3 Months



‘GMA’ Grows Week-to-Week Across the Board: Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%)



‘GMA’ Narrows Its Margins Versus Previous Week With ‘Today’ in Both Adults 25-54 (-16%) and Adults 18-49 (-21%) to Its Closest Performances in 8 Weeks 



Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Is the No. 1 Morning Show in Total Viewers for the 7th Consecutive Year


“Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers 
(4.085 million) for the week of Oct. 1, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” beat “Today” (3.858 million) by 227,000, more than doubling its lead from the previous week (+114%; vs. 106,000 for w/o 9/24/18) to its largest in over 3 months – since w/o 6/25/18.


“GMA” posted week-to-week gains (3.925 million, 1.188 million and 852,000, respectively, for w/o 9/24/18) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%).


“GMA” narrowed its margins from the previous week with “Today” in both Adults 25-54 (-16% – 154,000 vs. 183,000) and Adults 18-49 (-21% – 75,000 vs. 95,000) to its closest performances in 8 weeks – since w/o 8/6/18.


“GMA” cut its Adults 18-49 gap with “Today” year-to-year by 4% (75,000 vs. 78,000 for w/o 10/2/17).


Two weeks into the new season, “GMA” is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers, leading “Today” by 170,000 (4.013 million vs. 3.843 million) to take the top spot at this point of the season for the 7th year in a row. In addition, “GMA” is cutting its season margin with “Today” in Adults 18-49 nearly in half (-46% – 85,000 vs. 156,000) to its closest performance in 4 years – since the 2014-15 season.

 
During the week, “GMA” outpaced “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+1.094 million), Adults 25-54 (+452,000) and Adults 18-49 (+324,000).


MORNING NEWS (Week of Oct. 1, 2018):



                                                   TOTAL VIEWERS     ADULTS 25-54     ADULTS 18-49       HOUSEHOLDS

GOOD MORNING AMERICA      4,085,000          1.0/10; 1,208,000      0.7/ 9;    894,000                3.0/13

TODAY                                                 3,858,000          1.1/12; 1,362,000     0.8/10;   969,000                2.8/12

CBS THIS MORNING                        2,991,000          0.6/ 6;     756,000      0.4/ 6;    570,000               2.2/10


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/1/18, 9/24/18 and 10/2/17. Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/7/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/8/17). Averages based on regular telecasts. 


Emmy® Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, airs live Monday–Friday (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on ABC. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.


ABC’s ‘Dancing’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Score Gains on Monday Night

Quick Take for Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Dancing’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Score Gains on Monday Night
                               

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted for local NFL coverage in 2.222% of the U.S.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” grew week-to-week in Total Viewers (+7% – 7.6 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+38% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3), currently at a season high with young adults. In fact, “DWTS” marked its closest finish this season with NBC’s “The Voice” in Adults 18-49 (-0.9 rating points).


“The Good Doctor”
(10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.4 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):

Building on its “Dancing” lead-in among young adults at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Good Doctor” narrowed the gap for its closest finish yet with NBC’s “Manifest (coming within 400,000 viewers and 5-tenths in Adults 18-49) and beat out CBS’ “Bull” by a best-yet 1.0 million viewers (7.4 million vs. 6.4 million) and by 71% in young adults (1.2/5 vs. 0.7/3). “The Good Doctor” improved over the prior week (7.2 million and 1.1/5 on 10/1/18) in Total Viewers (+3%) and in Adults 18-49 (+9%), drawing its biggest audience this season.



·       Live + 3 Day Rankings Week 1Based on the first complete week of L+3 data for the new season’s prime-time programming, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” was the 2nd highest gainer on broadcast for premiere week with a +92% spike in Adults 18-49, trailing only the +100% jump by ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.” The ABC sophomore drama also added over 5.0 million viewers in its first 3 days of playback for the week’s 2nd biggest increase, behind only NBC’s “Manifest.”


Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/8/18.


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ABC’s ‘DWTS: Juniors’ Opens Well Against Big Sunday Night Competition

Quick Take for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s 2-Hour ‘DWTS: Juniors’ Opens Well Against Big Sunday Competition

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Premiere Ties for the Entertainment Lead at 10 p.m.

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):

  • At 8:00 p.m., against broadcast competition from NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (Cowboys-Texans) and an NFL overrun-driven Fox (Vikings-Eagles), as well as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” season premiere on cable, ABC’s 2-hour inaugural telecast of “DWTS: Juniors” built on its “America’s Funniest Home Videos” lead-in (+6% – 5.0 million vs. 4.7 million) and gained viewers from its first hour to second hour (+6% – 4.8 million to 5.1 million).

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” season opener tied CBS’ season premiere of “Madam Secretary” for the entertainment lead in the hour among Adults 18-49 (0.6/2). 



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 10/7/18.  

ABC’s ‘Station 19’ Opens Its Season Strong, Posting the Series’ 2nd Highest-Ever Rating

Oct. 5, 2018

Quick Take for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Wins Thursday With Key Younger Women

‘Station 19’ Opens Strong With the Series’ 2nd Highest Rating Ever in Adults 18-49

The Season’s Playback Leader, ‘HTGAWM’ Builds on Its Premiere in Viewers

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.9 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):
Opposite Fox’s Thursday Night Football (Colts-Patriots), ABC ran in a near tie for the No. 1 entertainment network on Thursday in Adults 18-49 with a “Big Bang”-led CBS (1.2/5 vs. 1.3/5), while holding a 33% advantage over NBC’s lineup on the night (0.9/4). With its TGIT lineup consistently delivering big increases in delayed viewing, ABC will narrow the Adult 18-49 gap on the night with Fox’s NFL coverage and move ahead of CBS in the Live + 7 Day ratings.
                                            

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” outdelivered CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” to rank as the Thursday’s No. 1 TV show among key females (Women 18-34 and Female Teens 12-17). In its 15th season, “Grey’s” is actually seeing its audience become younger than last season.

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Station 19” season premiere opened 10% higher than its season finale in May (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4 on 5/17/18) and tied its series debut in March among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 on 3/22/18), which enjoyed a higher-rated lead-in from “Grey’s Anatomy” on that night. In fact, “Station 19” equaled the series’ 2nd highest Adult 18-49 rating ever. In addition, the ABC sophomore drama shot up 33% in Adults 18-34 over its May finale to tie its series high.



  • After becoming the first and only broadcast series of the new season to post triple-digit Live + 3 Day growth, with a +100% spike for its week-earlier premiere from Live + Same Day, ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” held even with its season premiere in Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 (0.8/3). In addition, the 10 o’clock ABC drama built by 7% on its premiere with Total Viewers (3.1 million vs. 2.9 million). 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program for 10/4/18.  

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