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[06/25/13 - 10:21 AM]
ABC Wins Its 3rd Straight Week to Mark Its Longest Winning Streak in 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 17-23.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the week of June 17, 2013 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins its 3rd Straight Week to Mark its Longest Winning Streak in 3 Years

The Net Claims 5 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49, with the 2013 NBA Finals Ranking as the Top 2 Programs in Viewers and Young Adults

Posting its Best Summertime Rating in Nearly 3 Years, ABC's "20/20" is TV's No. 1 Newsmagazine in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd Straight Week

The NBA Finals Finishes Up Year to Year as the 2nd-Most-Watched Series Since 2004

On Average, ABC's 2013 "JKL Game Night" Surges by Double Digits Year to Year, With the Specials' 2nd-Largest-Ever Audience and Tying its Top Adult 18-49 Number

"The Bachelorette" Hits a Best-Since-Premiere Performance in Adults 18-34

ABC's "Mistresses" Continues to Post Strong TV Playback Increases

ABC Towers Over Tuesday in Adults 18-49 with its Top Rating in 3 Years

ABC's NBA Finals Coverage on Tuesday Scores the Net's 2nd-Highest-Ever Game 6

ABC Beats the Other Nets Combined by Big Margins on Thursday, Marking its Highest Numbers on the Evening in 3 Years

Thursday's Deciding Game 7 Stands as ABC's 2nd-Highest-Ever NBA Game And Qualifies as TV's Top Telecast in the 4 Months Since the "Oscars"

"20/20" is Friday's No. 1 TV Show for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 25-54

ABC's Summer Premiere of "Celebrity Wife Swap" Builds 30% on its Lead-in In Adults 18-49 to Finish No. 1 Over its Broadcast Competition from 8-9pm

Holding 100% of its Adult 18-49 Lead-in, ABC's Series Debut of "Whodunnit?" Beats NBC's Competing Series Debut of "Crossing Lines" by 86% from 9-10pm

Week No. 39

ABC won its 3rd consecutive week in Total Viewers (6.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.4/8), marking its longest winning streak in 3 years - since a streak from 05/31-06/21/10. In fact, ABC finished No. 1 with Adults 18-49 for the 5th time in 6 weeks and beat its closest competition by 26% (NBC= 1.9/6). The Net also took first place in Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, as well as across all key Men demos.

· The Network was up over the same week last year by 8% in Total Viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49 (w/o 06/18/12 = 6.4 million and 2.2/7).

2013 NBA Finals Summary: Up by 5% over last year's Miami-Oklahoma series (17.7 million vs. 16.9 million), the 2013 NBA Finals finished as the 2nd-most-watched series since 2004. ABC won all 7 nights with its NBA Finals coverage in Adults 18-49, as each game ranked as the No. 1 TV show of the evening in viewers and all key adults.

2013 "JKL Game Night" Summary: On average, the 2013 "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" specials grew by double digits over last year in Total Viewers (+13% - 3.5 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% -1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4), delivering the annual program's 2nd-biggest audience and equaling its best young adult number.

Rankings: ABC delivered 5 of the Top 20 TV shows in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 programs: "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 7" - No. 1, "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 6" - No. 2, "Kia NBA Countdown-GM 7" - No. 7, "Kia NBA Countdown-GM 6" - No. 11 and "The Bachelorette" - No. 18. In addition, Game 7 and Game 6 of the Finals were the Top 2 most-watched television programs overall. In fact, ABC's NBA Finals Game 7 stood as TV's biggest telecast in 4 months with viewers and young adults - since ABC's 2013 "Oscars" broadcast on 02/24/13. The Net delivered the week's Top 3 newsmagazines for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49, with "20/20," "What Would You Do?" and "ABC's The Lookout," respectively. In addition, "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine among Adults 25-54 for the 2nd straight week with its highest summertime rating in nearly 3 years - since 07/23/10.

Monday

ABC earned second place on Monday evening in Total Viewers (4.9 million) with "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses."

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:01 p.m.)

Opposite the Monday finale of "The Voice," ABC's "The Bachelorette" took second place in its 2-hour time period with viewers (5.5 million) and young adults (1.7/5). The ABC unscripted series was up 7% week to week in Adults 18-34 (1.5/5 vs. 1.4/5) to hit a best-since premiere number - since 5/27/13.

"Mistresses" (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour, "Mistresses" held the No. 2 position against its network rivals with Adults 18-49 (1.2/3). Please Note: From the Live + Same Day ratings to the Live + 3 Day ratings, each of the first two telecasts of "Mistresses" have increased by 5-tenths of a rating point in Adults 18-49.

Tuesday

Towering over Tuesday with its continuing coverage of the 2013 NBA Finals (Miami-San Antonio Game 6), ABC won the night by 31% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up NBC with the 2-hour season finale of "The Voice" coming out of "America's Got Talent" (5.1/15 vs. 3.9/11). The Net has posted dominant victories on all 6 nights of the 2013 NBA Finals among Adults 18-49.

· Spiking 21% week to week, ABC scored its highest-rated Tuesday in 3 years with Adults 18-49 - since 06/15/10.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 6" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" (3.6 million and 1.2/4) marked its 2nd-most-watched telecast and tied its top Adult 18-49 number for a "Game Night 6."

· On average, the 2013 "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" specials are up by double digits over last year's averages in Total Viewers (+10% - 3.4 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% -1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4), posting the annual program's 2nd-largest audience and equaling its highest young adult delivery.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 6" (9:00 p.m. - 12:19 a.m. E.T.)

With the San Antonio Spurs at the Miami Heat, ABC's 2013 NBA Finals Game 6 put up the biggest numbers yet for the series and was Tuesday's definitive No. 1 television program in Total Viewers (20.6 million) and across each of the key Adult demographics: AD18-34 (8.7/28), AD18-49 (8.5/25) and AD25-54 (8.6/22). It was the 6th straight telecast for the 2013 NBA Finals to qualify as the No. 1 TV program of the night. In fact in Adults 18-49, Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals stands as TV's top-rated telecast in nearly 4 months - since ABC's "Academy Awards" broadcast in February on 02/24/13. In an overtime thriller, Miami defeated San Antonio 103-100 to tie the series 3-3 and force a deciding Game 7 on Thursday night.

· In Total Viewers and all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54), it was ABC's 2nd-biggest-ever Game 6. In addition, it was ABC's 4th-most-watched NBA Finals game in its history, trailing only series clinching games in 2004, 2010 and 2011 - ABC began carriage of NBA Finals in 2003.

Thursday

Overshadowing Thursday with coverage of the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals (Miami-San Antonio), ABC beat the other networks combined by wide margins (CBS, NBC, Fox and CW) in Total Viewers (+43% - 17.4 million vs. 12.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+109% - 6.9/23 vs. 3.3/11). ABC dominated all 7 evenings of the 2013 NBA Finals among Adults 18-49, and each game of the series ranked as the No. 1 TV show of the night in Total Viewers and across all key Adults.

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC scored its strongest Thursday in 3 years - since 6/17/10. In addition among young adults, it was the highest-rated Thursday on any network since last August - since NBC's broadcast the Summer Olympics on 08/09/12.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" (Various Time Periods)

On average, the 2013 "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" specials grew by double digits over last year in Total Viewers (+13% - 3.5 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% -1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4), delivering the annual program's 2nd-biggest audience and equaling its best young adult number.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 7" (9:00 - 11:52 p.m. E.T.)

With the Miami Heat defeating the San Antonio Spurs to win its 2nd consecutive championship, ABC's NBA Finals Game 7 shot to the top of the night as Thursday's dominant No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (26.3 million) and in each of the key Adult demographics: AD18-34 (10.5/36), AD18-49 (10.6/32) and AD25-54 (10.9/29). In fact in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Game 7 qualified as TV's top telecast in 4 months - since ABC's "Oscar" broadcast in February on 02/24/13.

· In Total Viewers and all key Adult demos, Game 7 stood as ABC's 2nd-biggest-ever NBA game - behind only the seventh game of 2010 LA-Boston series on 6/17/10.

· Up by 5% over last year's Miami-Oklahoma series (17.7 million vs. 16.9 million), the 2013 NBA Finals finished as the 2nd-most-watched series since 2004.

Friday

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Growing over the previous week for the 2nd week in a row, ABC's "20/20" hit summer highs across all key target demos: Total Viewers (5.3 million), Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) and Adults 25-54 (2.0/6). Further, standing as Friday's No. 1 program in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd straight week, the ABC newsmagazine delivered its strongest summer performance in the key adult news demo in nearly 3 years - since 7/23/10.

· Leading the 10 o'clock hour in key adults for the 2nd week running, "20/20" towered over NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (0.9/3 and 1.3/4, respectively) by its strongest advantages of the summer yet in both Adults 18-49 (+67%) and Adults 25-54 (+54%). "20/20" also outdrew the competing NBC newsmagazine by 18% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.5 million).

Sunday

With the summer premiere of "Celebrity Wife Swap" and the series debut of "Whodunnit?," bookended by repeats of "AFHV" and "Castle," ABC finished as the No. 1 broadcaster on Sunday in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3 - tied w/Fox).

· The Net was up over the same night last year by 10% in Adults 18-49.

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

ABC's repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" held the No. 1 position in the 7 o'clock hour among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4-tied w/CBS' "60 Minutes").

"Celebrity Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's summer premiere of "Celebrity Wife Swap" built on its lead-in by 30% in Adults 18-49 to rank No. 1 by 8% over its nearest broadcast competition in the hour (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4 - Fox).

"Whodunnit?" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Retaining 100% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m., ABC's series debut of "Whodunnit?" beat out the opening hour of NBC's competing 2-hour debut of "Crossing Lines" by 86% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 0.7/2). The new ABC unscripted series built on its lead-in with Men 18-49 (+10%) and Teens 12-17 (+38%).

· "Whodunnit?" tied as the top-rated unscripted debut this summer in Adults 18-49 with Fox's "Does Someone Have to Go," which came out of a much higher-rated lead-in from "Hell's Kitchen" (2.2/8 on 5/23/13).

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 06/17/13.





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· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· FAMILY TOOLS (ABC)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NIGHTLINE PRIME (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)
· ZERO HOUR (ABC)











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