Thursday, December 5, 2019

ABC Ratings - December 2019

ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”
For Nov. 29, 2019
’20/20′ IS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 NEWSMAGAZINE IN ALL KEY DEMOS: TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
Week to Week, ’20/20′ Increases by Double Digits Across the Board: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, and Reaches Most-Watched Telecast in 7 Months
’20/20′ Is Only Newsmagazine Increasing in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Season to Date
ABC’s “20/20” outperformed NBC’s “Dateline Classic-Fri” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+28% – 3.7 million vs. 2.9 million), Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/3 vs. 0.5/3) and Adults 25-54 (+29% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.7/3). ABC’s “20/20” posted double-digit increases week to week (11/22/19) across the board: Total Viewers (+19% – 3.7 million vs. 3.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/3 vs. 0.5/3) and Adults 25-54 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3). In fact, “20/20” saw its most-watched telecast in over 7 months – since 4/5/19.
In addition, “20/20” improved on the year-ago telecast (11/30/18) in Total Viewers (+19% – 3.7 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 25-54 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3).
Season to date, “20/20” is improving from the same point last year in Total Viewers (+1% – 3.90 million vs. 3.85 million) and Adults 25-54 (+10% – 1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4), drawing its largest overall audience and matching its strongest news demo performance in 3 years – since the 2016-2017 season. 
In addition, “20/20” stands as the only newsmagazine posting increases in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, including CBS’ “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” and NBC’s “Dateline.”
“20/20” featured a new interview with Kimberly Mays, 30 years after she discovered she was switched at birth. 
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 11/29/19, or as dated. Most Current: 2019 -2020 Season (9/23 – 12/1/19) and 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 12/2/18). Averages based on regular telecasts.
ABC's ‘American Housewife’ Ranks as Friday's No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49

Dec. 4, 2019

Quick Take for Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
(National Live +3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC’s ‘American Housewife’ Ranks as Friday’s No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49 
“American Housewife” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 4.0 million and 0.9/5 in AD18-49):
Airing on the Friday after Thanksgiving, ABC’s “American Housewife” ranked as the night’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (0.9/5), leading runners-up Fox’s “WWE Friday Night Smackdown” (0.8/4) and CBS’ “Frosty the Snowman” special (0.8/4) by 13% each. After placing behind CBS’ holiday specials and Fox’s “WWE Smackdown” in L+SD, “American Housewife” moved ahead to rank as the night’s highest-rated show in L+3 with Adults 18-49.

·       Airing the day after Thanksgiving, “American Housewife” posted its largest playback gains of the season in Total Viewers (+1.11 million viewers) and Adults 18-49 (+0.4 rating points-tie) from L+SD to L+3.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live +3 Day Program Ratings, 11/29/19.

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ABC News’ ‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Is America’s Most-Watched Newscast for the Week – Winning One Year Straight

Dec. 4, 2019

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For Week of Nov. 25, 2019

‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ IS AMERICA’S MOST-WATCHED NEWSCAST FOR THE WEEK – WINNING ONE YEAR STRAIGHT
For the First Time in 23 Years, ‘World News Tonight’ Is Winning Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Season to Date
‘World News Tonight’ Is Delivering Largest Season Lead Over NBC in 23 Years and CBS in at Least 28 Years Season to Date

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” finished as the No. 1 evening newscast in Total Viewers (9.259 million) for the week of Nov. 25, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” beat “NBC Nightly News” (9.062 million) by 197,000, winning all 10 weeks of the season and the last 53 weeks overall.

“World News Tonight” posted week-to-week increases across the board: Total Viewers (+462,000/+5% – 9.259 million vs. 8.797 million), Adults 25-54 (+84,000/+5% – 1.792 million vs. 1.708 million) and Adults 18-49 (+41,000/+4% – 1.198 million vs. 1.157 million), seeing its most-watched week since March – since w/o 3/4/19.

On Tuesday (11/26/19), “World News Tonight” delivered its most-watched telecast (9.459 million) in nearly 9 months – since 3/7/19.

“World News Tonight” improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+113,000/+1% – 9.259 million vs. 9.146 million).

“World News Tonight” cut its Adults 25-54 margin with “NBC Nightly News” year to year by 33% (52,000 vs. 78,000).

Season to date, “World News Tonight” (8.569 million) ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers at this point of the season for the 4th consecutive year. In fact, “World News Tonight” is more than doubling its lead over “NBC Nightly News” (7.857 million) from last season (+163% – 712,000 vs. 271,000) to its largest season lead in 24 years—since the 1995-1996 season. “World News Tonight” leads “CBS Evening News” (5.468 million) by 3.101 million, posting its biggest Total Viewer season advantage in at least 28 years (since at least the start of Nielsen electronic database in the 1991-1992 season).

In addition, “World News Tonight” is No. 1 for the season in Adults 25-54 (1.673 million, tied with NBC), taking the top spot for the first time at this point of a season in 5 years—since the 2014-2015 season. “World News Tonight” is also slashing its season margin with NBC in Adults 18-49 (-63% – 36,000 vs. 98,000), seeing its closest gap in 23 years—since the 1996-1997 season. 

“World News Tonight” is No. 1 in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 season to date for the first time in 23 years—since the 1996-1997 season.

For the week, “World News Tonight” (9.259 million, 1.792 million and 1.198 million, respectively) outdelivered “CBS Evening News” (6.002 million, 1.178 million and 868,000, respectively) by 3.257 million Total Viewers, 614,000 Adults 25-54 and 330,000 Adults 18-49, posting its largest overall viewer lead of the season.

NOTE: ABC’s and CBS’ weekly averages are based on two days (Monday-Tuesday), while NBC’s weekly average is based on three days (Monday-Tuesday and Friday). “World News” was retitled to “Wrld News Tonight” on Wednesday and Thursday due to Thanksgiving, and was preempted on Friday for college football. NBC’s “Nightly News” was coded as specials on Wednesday and Thursday. CBS’ “Evening News” was coded as specials from Wednesday and Friday, and was pre-empted on Thursday for NFL. All specials and retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages. 

ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.

EVENING NEWS (Week of Nov. 25, 2019):

TOTAL VIEWERS
ADULTS 25-54
ADULTS 18-49
HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT
9,259,000
1.5/7; 1,792,000
0.9/6; 1,198,000
6.0/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
9,062,000
1.5/8; 1,844,000
1.0/7; 1,324,000
5.7/13
CBS EVENING NEWS
6,002,000
1.0/5; 1,178,000
0.7/ 4; 868,000
3.9/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 11/25/19), Previous Week (w/o 11/18/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 11/26/18). Most Current: 2019–2020 Season (9/23 – 12/1/19) and 2018–2019 Season (9/24 – 12/2/18). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Averages based on regular telecasts.
ABC News’ ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’ Wins November Sweep in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for First Time in 23 Years

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For November 2019 Sweep

FROM REPORTING ON BOARD U.S. NAVY SUBMARINE IN MEDITERRANEAN TO ANCHORING FROM D.C. FOR IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS – ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ WINS NOVEMBER SWEEP IN BOTH TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR FIRST TIME IN 23 YEARS

‘World News Tonight’ Is Most-Watched Newscast in America During the Month Outperforming NBC by 784,000 Total Viewers and CBS by More Than 3 Million

‘World News Tonight’ Posts 13th Consecutive Sweeps Victory Overall Among Total Viewers

‘World News Tonight’ Is the Only Evening Newscast to Grow in Total Viewers From
Year-Ago Sweep

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” won the November 2019 sweep in both Total Viewers (8.945 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.754 million) for the first time in 23 years (since November 1996), based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” outdelivered “NBC Nightly News” (8.161 million and 1.748 million, respectively) by 784,000 Total Viewers and 6,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, “World News Tonight” saw its largest overall viewer lead over ”Nightly News” during the month in 24 years – since November 1995. “World News Tonight” won the month in overall viewers for the 4th year in a row and posted its 13th consecutive sweeps victory overall – both since November 2016. 

During the November Sweep, anchor David Muir had an exclusive report from the Eastern Mediterranean on 11/4/19 with unprecedented access on board the USS Florida submarine amid rising tensions in the region, and he anchored “World News Tonight” from Washington, D.C., on 11/12/19 and 11/13/19 to cover the first public impeachment inquiry hearings for President Donald Trump. The 11/4/19 and 11/12/19 broadcasts delivered the most-watched single evening newscasts of any network in the past 7 months – since 4/15/19, including all “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” telecasts.

In addition, the ABC evening newscast took the top spot in Adults 25-54 in November for the first time in 5 years, while winning in the key adult news demo for the 4th sweep in a row – since November 2014 and February 2019, respectively.

For the 4th sweep running, “World News Tonight” improved on the year-ago sweep in Total Viewers (+3%/+222,000 – 8.945 million vs. 8.723 million), standing as the only evening news program to post gains. 

“World News Tonight” cut its margins with “NBC Nightly News” versus the year-ago sweep by double digits in Adults 18-49 (-49% – 38,000 vs. 74,000), seeing its closest November performance in 23 years – since November 1996.  

“World News Tonight” posted double-digit gains across the board versus the previous sweep: Total Viewers (+11%/911,000 – 8.945 million vs. 8.034 million), Adults 25-54 (+16%/247,000 – 1.754 million vs. 1.507 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15%/152,000 – 1.178 million vs. 1.026 million).
  
“World News Tonight” (8.945 million, 1.754 million and 1.178 million, respectively) outdelivered CBS’ “Evening News” (5.780 million, 1.126 million and 817,000, respectively) by 3.165 million Total Viewers, 628,000 Adults 25-54 and 361,000 Adults 18-49 during the 2019 November sweep. In fact, “World News Tonight” delivered its largest Total Viewer lead during any sweep in at least 28 years (since at least the November 1991 sweep during the start of Nielsen electronic database in the 1991-1992 season).

ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30–7:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.  

EVENING NEWS (2019 November Sweep)

TOTAL VIEWERS
ADULTS 25-54
ADULTS 18-49
HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT
8,945,000
1.4/7; 1,754,000
0.9/6; 1,178,000
5.9/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
8,161,000
1.4/7; 1,748,000
0.9/6; 1,216,000
5.2/11
CBS EVENING NEWS
5,780,000
0.9/5; 1,126,000
0.6/4; 817,000
3.8/ 8

  
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49. Sweeps based on Live+7/Most Current:  November 2019 Sweep (10/31 – 11/27/19), November 2018 Sweep (10/25 – 11/21/18) and July 2019 Sweep (7/4 – 7/31/19). Sweep periods (November, February, May and July). NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 – 4/1/09. Averages based on regular telecasts.
ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Grows to a 7-Week High in Adults 18-49

Dec. 2, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

(National Live +3 Day Program Ratings)



ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Grows to a 7-Week High in Adults 18-49



“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.4 million and 1.6/8 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” grew over the prior week by 14% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/8 vs. 1.4/7) to score its highest-rated telecast in 7 weeks and to tie its top-rated in 9 weeks since its season premiere—since 10/7/19 and 9/23/19, respectively.



After ranking No. 6 in L+SD, “The Good Doctor” emerged as Monday’s No. 1 series in Total Viewers in L+3 (9.4 million). In addition, the ABC drama ranked as the night’s No. 2 series in Adults 18-49 in L+3 (1.6/8), moving up from No. 4 in L+SD. In the 10:00 p.m. hour, The Good Doctor” stood as the No. 1 series with Adults 18-49, nearly tying the combined deliveries of CBS’ “Bull” and NBC’s “Bluff City Law” (1.7/8).



·       With gains of +3.58 million viewers and +0.7 rating points from L+SD to L+3, The Good Doctor” ranked as Monday’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live +3 Day Program Ratings, 11/25/19.



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