Tuesday, March 19, 2019

ABC Ratings - March 2019

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of March 11
March 19, 2019
Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of March 11, 2019  
‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of March 11
‘Nightline’ Posts Its Largest Total Viewer Lead Over CBS and NBC in 4 Months
‘Nightline’ Scores Its Largest Overall Audience in 4 Months With Week to Week Gains in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in
Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
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 (1.307 million) during the week of March 11, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.239 million) by 68,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.232 million) by 75,000. In fact, “Nightline” posted its largest Total Viewer leads over both programs in 4 months – since w/o 11/12/18, based on weeks of original telecasts
“Nightline” (413,000 and 318,000, respectively) also beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (352,000 and 247,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+61,000) and Adults 18-49 (+71,000).  
  
“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.212 million and 297,000, respectively, for w/o 3/4/19) in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 months – since w/o 11/12/18.
Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25–54 (+31,000 – 453,000 vs. 422,000) and Adults 18–49 (+19,000 – 331,000 vs. 312,000).
Stories reported on Nightline last week included a comprehensive look inside the investigation of one of the most prolific bombers in U.S. history and never-before-seen details on how ATF agents and the FBI tracked down the Austin bomber; how the “Queen of Versailles” family hopes to spread awareness about the opioid epidemic after losing their daughter; the shocking details of parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, accused of participating in a bribery scheme to get their kids into top-tier colleges; a feature on the ladies of the all-female motorcycle club Caramel Curves; and the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her startup Theranos. “The Dropout” documentary is available to watch now on the ABC and ABC News website, the ABC News app, Hulu, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
ABC News’ “Nightline” is late-night television‘s prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It 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.
Week of March 11, 2019:
PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,307,000              413,000/0.3            318,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,239,000              352,000/0.3            247,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,232,000              461,000/0.4            343,000/0.3
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 3/11/19), Previous Week (w/o 3/4/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/12/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-3/17/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/18–3/18/18). 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 News’ ‘The View’ Increases Its Total Viewer Audience Year to Year
Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View”
For Week of March 11, 2019
 ‘The View’ Increases Its Total Viewer Audience Year to Year
Season to Date, ‘The View’ Ranks Among the Top 4 of
All Network and Syndicated Daytime Talk Shows and News Programs
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.859 million Total Viewers, 474,000 Women 25-54 and 326,000 Women 18-49, during the week of March 11, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  
For the 2nd time in the last 3 weeks, “The View” increased its Total Viewer audience year to year (+1% – 2.859 million vs. 2.837 million – for w/o 3/12/18).
        
Season to date, amongst all network and syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs (23 Total), “The View” (2.871 million) ranks No. 4, trailing only “Dr. Phil” (4.246 million), “Ellen” (3.214 million) and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (3.010 million).
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, Live + SD Current Week (w/o 3/11/19), Previous Week (w/o 3/4/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/12/18). Most Current: 2018-2019 Season Broadcast Networks (9/24/18–3/17/19) and Syndication (9/4/18–3/18/19). Averages based on regular telecasts. 
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ABC Wins Its 4th Straight Week With 5 of the Top 10 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
Prime Time Rating Report for the Week of March 11, 2019                 
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC Dominates Week by 38% Over Runner-Up NBC in Adults 18-49,
Matching Its Longest Weekly Winning Streak in Nearly 4 Years
ABC Delivers 5 of the Week’s Top 10 TV Shows With ‘The Bachelor’ at No. 1
Week 25
During the week of March 11, 2019, ABC won its 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), increasing its advantage over runner-up NBC to 38% (0.8/4), up from a 22% lead the prior week, while beating CBS and Fox by 57% each (0.7/3 – tied). In fact, ABC equaled its longest weekly winning streak in nearly 4 years – going back to a 5-week streak in 2015 for the weeks of 4/20-5/18/15.
  • ABC’s prime-time delivery improved year to year in Total Viewers (+9% – 5.1 million vs. 4.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 1.1/5 vs. 1.0/4), standing as the only broadcaster to post gains over the year-ago week with young adults.

Rankings:  ABC aired a dominant 5 of the week’s Top 10 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 with the 2-part finale for “The Bachelor,” as the ABC unscripted series ranked as No. 1 TV show for the 2nd week in a row: “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” – No. 1, “The Bachelor” – No. 2, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 8, while “The Good Doctor” – No. 6 and “American Idol-SUN” tie at No. 9.
 
WEEK NO. 25:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.1            No.1  CBS       6,000,000
No.2   NBC  0.8           No.2  ABC      5,060,000
No.3   CBS   0.7            No.3  NBC      4,500,000
No.3   FOX  0.7            No.4  FOX       2,650,000
No.5   CW   0.3            No.5  CW          900,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 3/11/19. 
ABC’s ‘The Fix’ Debut Nearly Ties NBC’s ‘The Enemy Within’ for No. 1 at 10 p.m. on Monday
Quick Take for Monday, March 18, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC’s Monday Premiere of ‘American Idol’ Earns 2nd to NBC’s ‘The Voice’
ABC’s ‘The Fix’ Debut Nearly Ties NBC’s ‘The Enemy Within’ for No. 1 at 10 p.m.
ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
  • Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m. against NBC’s “The Voice,” ABC’s Monday premiere of “American Idol” finished No. 2 in the 2-hour time period among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5-tie). 
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s debut of “The Fix” nearly caught NBC’s “The Enemy Within” for No. 1 among Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/4) and tied for the lead with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, despite NBC’s advantage in the time slot with “The Voice” as a lead-in. “The Fix” debut improved upon the year-ago L+SD average for ABC’s “The Crossing” in the same time period from April-May by 7% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/18/19.
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For 11th Straight Week, ‘20/20’ Is the Top Newsmagazine in All Key Demos
March 19, 2019
** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”
For March 15, 2019
FOR 11TH STRAIGHT WEEK, ‘20/20’ IS THE TOP NEWSMAGAZINE IN ALL KEY DEMOS: TOTAL VIEWERS (+39%), ADULTS 18-49 (+40%) AND ADULTS 25-54 (+57%)
‘20/20’ Ranks as No. 1 in Its Two-Hour Time Slot With Adults 25-54 and Grows Week to Week in Adults 18-49 (+17%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%)
‘20/20’ Attracts More Viewers Than ‘Dateline’ for 10th Straight Matchup, Delivering Longest Winning Streak Over NBC in 10 Years
Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Leads ‘Dateline’ Across the Board: Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 18-49 (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%)
Surging over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” delivered its 11th week in a row as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine(on each telecast in its new 2-hour format). During prime time, ABC’s “20/20” dominated NBC’s “Dateline” (10:00-11:00 p.m.) by wide margins in Total Viewers (+39% – 3.9 million vs. 2.8 million), Adults 18-49 (+40% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.5/2) and Adults 25-54 (+57% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.7/3). In fact, “20/20” attracted more viewers than “Dateline” for their 10th straight matchup on the evening, delivering its longest winning streak over the NBC newsmagazine in 10 years – since a streak in January-April 2009 (1/2-4/10/09). “20/20” presented “The Dropout Documentary” on Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes and her billion dollar blood testing company Theranos.
“20/20” ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour time slot with Adults 25-54 (1.1/4) among the broadcast Nets. In addition, the ABC newsmagazine grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (+17%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%). 
Season to date, “20/20” is up from the same point last year with Total Viewers (+23% – 4.9 million vs. 4.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+18% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4), standing as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine in all three measures.   
In addition, “20/20” leads “Dateline-Fri” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+9% – 4.9 million vs.  4.5 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+8% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5), leading the NBC newsmagazine in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the first time at this point of the season in 3 years and in Adults 25-54 in 4 years – since the 2015-2016 and the 2014-2015 seasons, respectively.
A co-production between “Nightline” and “20/20,” the special on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, is part of “20/20”’s two-hour documentary programming featuring brand-new interviews with key players in some of the biggest newsmaker stories in recent American history. The original eight-week two-hour programming lineup has been extended to 15 weeks and will run through April 12. Since the two-hour documentaries premiered on Jan. 4, “20/20” has been Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine each week in all key demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. “The Dropout” documentary is available to watch now on the ABC and ABC News website, the ABC app, Hulu, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.  
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 3/15/19. Season to date: Most Current: 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18 – 3/17/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/18 – 3/18/18). Averages based on regular telecasts. 
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ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soars to a 4-Month High in Adults 18-49, Topping CBS' Colbert as the Week’s No. 2 Late-Night Talk Show

March 19, 2019
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of March 11, 2019
ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Grows to a 4-Month High Among Adults 18-49
‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ to Rank as the Week’s No. 2 Late-Night Talk Show
 
Monday’s ‘Kimmel’ Is the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Telecast
‘Kimmel’ Ranks as Wednesday’s Top Late-Night Talk Show
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of March 11, 2019, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” grew over the prior week by 12% (518,000 vs. 461,000) to a 4-month high among Adults 18-49 – since the week of 11/12/18.
  • Despite airing a repeat on Friday, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” topped all-original telecasts of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 4% among Adults 18-49 (518,000 vs. 499,000) to rank as the week’s No. 2 late-night talk show.

  • Monday’s broadcast of “Kimmel” (on 3/11/19) marked a new single-day season high in Total  Viewers (2.875 million), posting the show’s most-watched telecast on any night since June 2018 – since an NBA Finals-led broadcast on Wednesday, 6/6/18.
  • The Monday broadcast of “Kimmel” stood as the week’s No. 1 late-night telecast among Adults 18-49 (668,000). In fact, the ABC late-night program dominated NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 21% (552,000) and CBS’ “Colbert” by 31% (511,000) on the night.

  • On Wednesday (3/13/19), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (516,000), beating “Fallon” by 4% (494,000) and “Colbert” by 5% (490,000).
PROGRAM AVERAGES            Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                            2,103,000                      518,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                               3,078,000                      499,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                               2,179,000                      560,000
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 3/11/19 & 3/4/19 or as dated.
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ABC Wins Sunday With a Dominant ‘Idol’ and ‘Shark Tank’ on the Rise at 10 p.m.

March 18, 2019

Quick Take for Sunday, March 17, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Sunday With ‘Idol’ Leading for the 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Dominates at 10 p.m. and Ties Its Season High in the Hour

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m.—5.7 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49):
ABC won its 4th Sunday in a row with Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), beating CBS by 22% (0.9/4), NBC by 50% (0.6/3) and Fox by 50% (0.6/3). And for the 3rd straight week (on each telecast this season), ABC’s “American Idol” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program among Adults 18-49 (1.3/6). In fact, with “Idol” and “Shark Tank,” ABC ranked No. 1 in 3 of 4 hours on Sunday evening with Adults 18-49. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” aired a repeat at 7:00 p.m.

  • Spiking on its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+63%), ABC’s “American Idol” held even week to week and continued to dominate, beating NBC’s “World of Dance” head-to-head in the 2-hour slot by 63% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs. 0.8/4). 



  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” ranked No. 1 in its hour for the 3rd week running in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), topping CBS’ “Madam Secretary” by 80% (0.5/3) and NBC’s “Good Girls” by 80% (0.5/2). “Shark Tank” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.9 million vs. 3.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4), tying its best rating in the time period this season.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/17/19.

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ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Post Gains Against Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ’Star’ Returns

Quick Take for Wednesday, March 13, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      

ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Post Gains Against Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ‘Star’ Returns

‘Schooled’ Surges to 5-Week Highs and Improves Its Slot Year to Year for ABC

ABC’s ‘Single Parents’ Scores Its Most-Watched Telecast Overall Since December

ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): 
Up against the return of “Empire” and “Star” on Fox, ABC ranked No. 2 on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 – tied w/CBS). ABC’s Wednesday comedies came back with gains and multiweek highs, following the prior week’s preemption.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” returned up 7% from its last telecast in viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and held even with young adults (1.1/5).



  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Schooled” jumped by double digits in Total Viewers (+12% – 3.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4), hitting 5-week highson both counts – since 1/30/19. In addition, the ABC freshman comedy improved its half-hour year to year(vs. “Speechless” on 3/14/18 = 3.6 million and 0.9/4) by 8% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49.

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to win its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.2/5). “Modern Family” rose over its last airing in viewers (+6% – 4.6 million vs. 4.3 million) and young adults (+9% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/5) to deliver its best numbers since January– since 1/30/19.



  • At 9:30 p.m.,  ABC’s “Single Parents” improved over its last telecast by 21% in Total Viewers (3.4 million vs. 2.8 million) and by 14% in Adults 18-49 (0.8/4  vs. 0.7/3), marking its most-watched telecast since December and top young adult number since January – since 12/12/18 and 1/30/19, respectively.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/13/19.

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ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Hits a New Single-Day Season High in Households, With Its Top-Rated Telecast Since June 2018

Monday, March 11, 2019: ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
(Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Hits a New Single-Day Season High,
With Its Top-Rated Telecast Since June 2018 in Households

‘Kimmel’ Grows to Its Strongest Monday in Over 1 Year in Households

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show in Adults 18-49

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)
On Monday, March 11, 2019, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” hit a new single-day season high in Households (2.4/6) in the 56 Metered Markets, marking the show’s highest-rated telecast on any night since June 2018 – since an NBA Finals-led broadcast on Wednesday, 6/6/18. “Kimmel” shot up over the week-ago night by 33% in Households (2.4/6 vs. 1.8/5) to score its top-rated Monday telecast in over 1 year – since 2/5/18. Monday’s show welcomed Danny DeVito, Freddie Highmore and musical guests AJR.

  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ranked as Monday’s No. 1 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49 (0.6/4) in the 25 LPM Markets, beating CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 20% (0.5/3) and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 50% (0.4/3).



PROGRAM AVERAGES             HH Rtg            A18-49 Rtg   
ABC’s “Kimmel”                           2.4/6                    0.6/4
NBC’s “Fallon”                              1.7/5                    0.4/3    
CBS’ “Colbert”                               2.7/7                    0.5/3      

Source: WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, Live + Same Day Program Ratings (3/11/19).

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ABC Dominates Tuesday Over NBC With ‘The Bachelor’ Season Ender

Quick Take for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Tuesday Over NBC With ‘The Bachelor’ Season Ender

ABC’s Special ‘Videos After Dark’ First Look Garners Strong Sampling

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.3 million and 1.8/8 in AD18-49):
Featuring “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” and a special first look at “Videos After Dark,” ABC dominated Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/8), beating out runner-up NBC by 38% (1.3/6). ABC’s “The Bachelor” topped the night as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49(2.3/10) by a margin of 28% over No. 2 NBC’s “This Is Us” (1.8/7 from 9:00-10:00 p.m.). For the 2nd week in a row, ABC set a new Tuesday season highwith series programming on the night in Adults 18-49.

  • Head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “This Is Us,” ABC’s “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” held at its season highs set with Monday’s “Part 1” in Total Viewers (8.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.3/10), which adjusted up from its preliminary Fast Affiliates (8.0 million and 2.2/10, respectively). “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2″ improved over last year’s telecast of “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” in the same time slot (7.8 million and 2.2/9 on 3/6/18) and also grew over its year-ago Monday finale (7.9 million and 2.2/9 on 3/5/18).



  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s special “Videos After Dark, a new comedy reality series featuring Bob Saget, was seen by an average audience of 2.9 million viewers. In the hour, ABC’s “Videos After Dark” outdelivered CBS’ original “NCIS: New Orleans” in the hour by 14% among Adults 18-49 (0.8/4 vs. 0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/12/19.

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Season to Date, ABC’s ‘The View’ Ranks Among the Top 4 of All Network and Syndicated Daytime Talk Shows and News Programs

Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View”
For Week of March 4, 2019

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

On Monday, ‘The View’ Sees Its Best Single-Telecast Performance in
Women 25-54 in Nearly a Year

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Ranks Among the Top 4 of
All Network and Syndicated Daytime Talk Shows and News Programs

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.875 million Total Viewers, 498,000 Women 25-54 and 342,000 Women 18-49, during the week of March 4, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  

“The View” improved week to week (w/o 2/25/19) in Women 25-54 (+1% – 498,000 vs. 492,000) and Women 18-49 (+5% – 342,000 vs. 326,000).

For the 3rd week in a row, “The View” improved year to year in Women 25-54 (+4% – 498,000 vs. 481,000 – for w/o 3/5/18).

On Monday (3/4/19), “The View” saw its best single-telecast performance in Women 25-54 (559,000) in nearly 1 year – since 4/16/18.
        
Season to date, amongst all network and syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs (22 Total), “The View” (2.868 million) ranks No. 4, trailing only “Dr. Phil” (4.233 million), “Ellen” (3.237 million) and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (3.006 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, Live + SD Current Week (w/o 3/4/19), Previous Week (w/o 2/25/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/5/18). Most Current: 2018-2019 Season Broadcast Networks (9/24/18–3/10/19) and Syndication (9/4/18–3/11/19). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Week for Its Longest Winning Streak in Nearly 3 Years

March 12, 2019

Prime Time Rating Report for the Week of March 4, 2019                   
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins Its 3rd Consecutive Week Among Adults 18-49,
Marking Its Longest In-Season Winning Streak in Nearly 3 Years

Week 24
During the week of March 4, 2019, ABC won its 3rd consecutive week among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), outdelivering NBC by 22% (0.9/4), CBS by 38% (0.8/4) and Fox by 83% (0.6/3), marking the Net’s longest in-season winning streak in nearly 3 years – since a 4-week streak in April/May 2016 for the weeks of 4/25-5/16/16.

Rankings:  ABC delivered a network-leading 6 of the week’s Top 15 broadcast TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the No. 1 show as ABC’s “The Bachelor” tied CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and NBC’s “The Voice” for the top-rated spot: “The Bachelor” – No. 1, “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” – No. 7, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “American Idol-SP 3/6” tied No. 8, “American Idol-SUN” – No. 11 and “The Good Doctor” – No. 14.
 
WEEK NO. 23:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.1            No.1  CBS       5,750,000
No.2   NBC  0.9           No.2  ABC      5,310,000
No.3   CBS   0.8            No.3  NBC      4,720,000
No.4   FOX  0.6            No.4  FOX       2,500,000
No.5   CW   0.3            No.5  CW          960,000



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 3/4/19. 

ABC Wins Monday With Highs for ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Finales

March 12, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, March 11, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Monday With Highs for ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Finales

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.9 million and 1.9/8 in AD18-49):
With season bests for the finales of “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC won Monday by 19% over runner-up NBC among Adults 18-49 (1.9/8 vs. 1.6/7), finishing No. 1 on the night for the 2nd week running. ABC ranked No. 1 in each half hour of the prime time with young adults. In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC set new Monday season highswith series programming on the night.

  • ABC’s “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 1” emerged as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 by 2-tenths of a rating point over NBC’s “The Voice” (+10% – 2.2/10 vs. 2.0/9). ABC’s season finale of “The Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 scripted show in Total Viewers (7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/6). 



“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.0 million and 2.2/10 in AD18-49):  
From 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “The Voice,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” built in Total Viewers for its 4th consecutive telecast (+10% – 8.0 million vs. 7.3 million) and improved another 10% week to week in Adults 18-49 (2.2/10 vs. 2.0/9) to set new season highs on both Nielsen measures. “The Bachelor” grew over comparable year-ago same-night telecast in Total Viewers (+1%) and held even in Adults 18-49 (7.9 million and 2.2/9 on 3/5/18).

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “The Good Doctor” season finale dominated the 10 o’clock hour, beating NBC’s “The Enemy Within” by 2.6 million viewers (7.8 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/6 vs. 1.0/4). Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+27%), the ABC sophomore drama closed out with season highs.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/11/19.

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ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Draws Larger Overall Audience Than ‘Dateline’ for 9th Consecutive Matchup, Its Longest-Winning Streak Over NBC in a Decade

’20/20′ DRAWS LARGER OVERALL AUDIENCE THAN ‘DATELINE’ FOR 9TH CONSECUTIVE MATCHUP, ITS LONGEST-WINNING STREAK OVER NBC IN A DECADE

Season to Date, ’20/20′ Is Up Across the Board: Total Viewers (+23%), Adults 18-49 (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+18%)

Season to Date, ’20/20′ Leads ‘Dateline’ in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for First Time in 3 Years and in Adults 25-54 for First Time in 4 Years

Building on its lead-in and airing from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “20/20” delivered its 10th straight week as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine(each telecast in its new 2-hour format). On the night, ABC’s “20/20” beat out NBC’s “Dateline” (10:00-11:00 p.m.) by double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+18% – 3.9 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 25-54 (+25% – 1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3). In fact, “20/20″ drew a larger overall audience than “Dateline” for their 9th consecutive matchup on the night, scoring its longest-winning streak over the NBC newsmagazine in 10 years – since a streak in January–April 2009 (1/2–4/10/09). “20/20” presented a 2-hour prime-time event on a twisted love triangle among a divorced mother and two wealthy doctors that ended in murder and a recently revoked life sentence.

Season to date, “20/20” is up from the same point last year with Total Viewers (+23% – 4.9 million vs. 4.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+18% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4), standing as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine in all three measures.   

In addition, “20/20” leads “Dateline-Fri” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+9% – 4.9 million vs.  4.5 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+8% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5), leading the NBC newsmagazine in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the first time at this point of the season in 3 years and in Adults 25-54 in 4 years – since the 2015-2016 and the 2014-2015 seasons, respectively.

The special on the murder of Dr. Joseph Sonnier is part of “20/20” two-hour documentary programming featuring brand-new interviews with key players in some of the biggest newsmaker stories in recent American history. The original eight-week two-hour programming lineup has been extended to 15 weeks and will run through April 12.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 3/8/19. Season to date: Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24/18 – 3/10/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/18 – 3/11/18).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC Is No. 1 in All 8 Half-Hours on Sunday Night With ‘American Idol’ as the Top Show

Quick Take for Sunday, March 10, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is No. 1 in All 8 Half-Hours on Sunday With ‘Idol’ as the Top-Rated Show

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49): 
ABC won its 3rd straight Sunday in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), beating CBS, NBC and Fox in a 3-way tie by 57% (0.7/3). And for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “American Idol” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast show in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6). In fact, with “AFV,” “Idol” and “Shark Tank,” ABC ranked No. 1 in all 8 half-hours of Sunday’s prime time in Adults 18-49.

  • Starting out the night at 7:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” won its hour among Adults 18-49, beating runner-up CBS’ “60 Minutes” by 13% (0.9/5 vs. 0.8/4).  



  • Building sharply on its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+29%/+44%), ABC’s “American Idol” dominated its 2-hour time slot by wide margins, leading CBS by 1.2 million viewers (7.2 million vs. 6.0 million – “God Friended Me”/Aretha Franklin special) and beating NBC’s “World of Dance” head-to-head by 44% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs. 0.9/4). 

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” ranked No. 1 in its hour with Adults 18-49 (0.8/4), topping CBS’ Aretha Franklin special by 14% (0.7/3) and NBC’s “Good Girls” by 33% (0.6/3).  



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/10/19. 

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