or


[04/23/12 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is Sunday's #1 TV Show/"Firelight" is ABC's Top Hallmark Hall of Fame Yet
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is Sunday's #1 TV Show/"Firelight" is ABC's Top Hallmark Hall of Fame Yet

Some early info on ABC's Sunday, ahead of the regular press release.

With a mix of repeat and original programming opposite mostly original competition, ABC ranked #1 on Sunday night in Adults 18-49, tying CBS' all-original lineup and leading Fox by 12% and NBC's first-run lineup by 27%.

ABC's repeat America's Funniest Home Videos earned second place in the 7 o'clock hour to CBS' original 60 Minutes, beating out NBC's original Dateline by 1.7 million viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49.

· Surging over its last encore in Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%), AFHV posted its strongest repeat performance in more than 4 months - since 12/18/11.

Growing over its last original 3 weeks ago, ABC's Once Upon a Time more than doubled its lead-in at 8pm (+107%) to win its hour for its 7th consecutive original broadcast in Adults 18-49. From 8-9pm, the freshman ABC drama outran CBS' Amazing Race XX by 16%, Fox's 25th Anniversary Special by 61% and NBC's Harry's Law by 222%. Television's highest-rated new drama this season, Once Upon a Time once again registered as Sunday night's #1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.

· Building over its last original in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%), Once Upon a Time posted its most-watched telecast in 6 weeks and matched a 7-week high with young adults - since 3/11/12 and 3/4/12, respectively. Jumping 20% in young men from its last first run airing, Once Upon a Time equaled a 10-week high with Men 18-34 - since 2/12/12.

· Continuing to dramatically improve its time slot, Once Upon a Time boosted its hour for ABC year to year by 1.0 million viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49 over first-run programming on the same night last year.

From 9-11pm, ABC's Hallmark Hall of Fame: Firelight finished #2 in its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while ranking #1 across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

· Firelight was up from the last Hallmark Hall of Fame movie (on 1/29/12) in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), standing as ABC's best performance yet with the movie franchise.

· With Firelight, the Network pulled in its largest audience in the 2-hour time period in 5 weeks - since 3/18/12.

Quick Take for Sunday, April 22, 2012 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Finishes No. 1 on Sunday Among Adults 18-49 and Across All Key Women

ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Marks its Best Repeat Results in 4 Months

Sunday's No. 1 TV Show and the Season's Top-Rated New Drama in Adults 18-49, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is Up Over its Last Original to Hit a 7-Week High

From 9-11pm, ABC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Firelight" Ranks No. 2 in Viewers And Young Adults, while Delivering the No. 1 Position Across All Key Women

"Firelight" Emerges as ABC's Top "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Movie and Draws the Network's Biggest Audience in the Time Period in 5 Weeks

Sunday Night (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

With a mix of repeat and original programming opposite mostly original competition, ABC (1.9/5) ranked No. 1 on Sunday night in Adults 18-49, tying CBS' all-original lineup and leading Fox by 12% (1.7/5) and NBC's first-run lineup by 27% (1.5/4). The Net also finished No. 1 on the night across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and was the top-rated broadcaster with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC's repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" earned second place in the 7 o'clock hour to CBS' original "60 Minutes," beating out NBC's original "Dateline" by 1.7 million viewers (5.9 million vs. 4.2 million) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/4).

· Surging over its last encore in Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%), ABC's "AFHV" posted its strongest repeat performance in more than 4 months - since 12/18/11.

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Growing over its last original 3 weeks ago, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" more than doubled its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+107%) to win its hour for its 7th consecutive original broadcast in Adults 18-49 (2.9/8). From 8:00-9:00 p.m., the freshman ABC drama outran CBS' "Amazing Race XX" by 16% (2.5/7), Fox's "25th Anniversary Special" by 61% (1.8/5) and NBC's "Harry's Law" by 222% (0.9/3). Television's highest-rated new drama this season, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" once again registered as Sunday night's No. 1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.

· Building over its last original in Total Viewers (+5% - 8.8 million vs. 8.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% - 2.9/8 vs. 2.8/8), "Once Upon a Time" marked its most-watched telecast in 6 weeks and matched a 7-week high with young adults - since 3/11/12 and 3/4/12, respectively. Jumping 20% in young men from its last first run airing, "Once Upon a Time" equaled a 10-week high with Men 18-34 - since 2/12/12.

· Continuing to dramatically improve its time slot, "Once Upon a Time" boosted its hour for ABC year to year by 1.0 million viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49 over first-run programming on the year-ago night ("Home Edition" on 4/24/11 = 7.8 million and 2.2/6).

"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Firelight" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

From 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Firelight" finished No. 2 in its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers (7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/4-tie), while ranking No. 1 across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). Building from its first hour to its second hour in viewers and young adults, "Firelight" (7.8 million) emerged as the most-watched TV show in the 10 o'clock hour, outdrawing CBS' "NYC 22" (+4% - 7.5 million) and pulling in 1.3 million more viewers than NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" (6.5 million).

· "Firelight" was up from the last "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie ("A Smile as Big as the Moon" on 1/29/12 = 6.8 million and 1.5/4) in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), standing as ABC's best performance yet with the movie franchise.

· With "Firelight," the Net attracted its largest audience in the 2-hour time period in 5 weeks - since 3/18/12.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 43% currently, from 40% at the same point in 2011. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 04/22/12.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FIRELIGHT (ABC)
· HARRY'S LAW (NBC)
· NYC 22 (CBS)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON, A (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Sashays Over to VH1 with Most Watched Episode in Franchise History
VH1 spins the numbers for Friday, March 24.

[03/27/17 - 12:51 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Scores Increases in Television Viewership Through Elite 8, Along with All-Time Records Across Digital and Social Platforms
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:50 PM]
"Big Little Lies" Achieves Series High as It Approaches Finale This Sunday, April 2
HBO further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/27/17 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets a Boost from NCAA Overrun
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Low Key Night
The latest installment of "SNL Vintage" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/22/17 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay on Top
ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW split the silver among adults 18-49.

[03/21/17 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" Return in 18-49
ABC's reality franchise however wins the night among total viewers.

[03/20/17 - 04:01 PM]
OWN Drama Series Deliver Strong Ratings with Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Two Premiere of "Greenleaf"
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 01:59 PM]
Travel Channel's Hit Series "Expedition Unknown" Scores Highest-Rated Episode Ever
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 12:50 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Is Most-Watched in 24 Years Across Television Through First Sunday, Plus Record-Setting Digital Consumption
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/20/17 - 12:49 PM]
2017 People's Choice Award Winner for "Favorite Cable TV Comedy," Freeform's "Baby Daddy," Hits 9-Month Highs for Its Season 6 Premiere
Freeform further spins the numbers for Monday, March 13.