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[08/06/13 - 10:15 AM]
Up for the 2nd Week, ABC Marks Its Most-Watched Week Since Mid-June
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 29-August 4.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the week of July 29, 2013 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

Up for the 2nd Week, ABC Marks its Most-Watched Week Since Mid-June

"The Bachelorette" Emerges as a Top 5 TV Show in Adults 18-49 and "20/20" Finishes as the Week's No. 1 Newsmagazine in Key Adults

ABC Wins Monday with its Best Summer Numbers on the Night in Over 1 Year

Hitting Season Highs, "The Bachelorette" Dominates its 2-Hour Time Period

Greatly Improving its Slot Year to Year, ABC's "Mistresses" Equals 7-Week Highs

ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Grows 9% in Adults 18-49 to Match a Season High

Gaining on its Lead-in, "ABC's The Lookout" Builds to 5-Week Highs in Viewers And Adults 25-54, While Improving its Hour by Substantial Margins Year to Year

"Wipeout" Spikes 20% to Match a Summer High Among Adults 18-49

ABC's "Motive" Delivers a 5-Week High in Adults 18-34

"Rookie Blue" is the Most-Watched TV Series in its Slot for its 4th Straight Telecast

"Shark Tank" Marks its Top-Rated Encore Since Early June Among Adults 18-49

"Would You Fall For That?" Grows from its Week-Ago Series Debut in Key Adults

Up by Double Digits, "20/20" Equals 6-Week Highs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

The Season Opener of "Secret Millionaire" Delivers a Summer High for ABC In its Time Slot with Viewers and the Net's Best Adult 18-49 Number Since June

ABC's "Whodunnit?" Improves its Time Period Year to Year by Strong Margins

Week No. 45

Gaining viewers for the 2nd week (+5% - 4.0 million vs. 3.8 million), ABC marked its most-watched week since the NBA Finals 6 weeks ago - since w/o 6/17/13. Additionally, the Network was up from the same week last year by 1.2 million viewers (4.0 million vs. 2.8 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2).

Rankings: Hitting season highs, ABC's "The Bachelorette" finished as a Top 5 TV show for the week in Adults 18-49 (No. 5) and a Top 10 show in Total Viewers (No. 7). ABC's "20/20" ranked as the week's No. 1 newsmagazine in key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54).

Monday

With increasing numbers from "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses," ABC won Monday in Total Viewers (6.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) over CBS.

· Hitting summer highs on the night, the Net marked its strongest summer Monday in more than 1 year in viewers and young adults - since 6/11/12 and 7/9/12, respectively.

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

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., "The Bachelorette" (part 1 of a 2-part season finale) dominated its 2-hour time period, defeating NBC's unscripted combo ("American Ninja Warrior"/"Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") by a best-yet 3.4 million viewers (7.8 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 1.4/4).

· Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+26%), "The Bachelorette" achieved season-highs on both counts.

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

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Mistresses" more than doubled the audience of NBC's "Siberia" (4.0 million vs. 1.9 million) and led by 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.7/2). The ABC drama equaled 7-week highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 - since 6/10/13.

· On average season to date, "Mistresses" is boosting its time period for ABC by strong double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+29% - 4.9 million vs. 3.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+42% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.2/3).

Tuesday

"Extreme Weight Loss" (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" increased its Adult 18-49 delivery 9% week to week (1.2/4 vs. 1.1/3) to equal a season high. Up against strong unscripted competition from NBC's "America's Got Talent" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" during the 9 o'clock hour, "Extreme Weight Loss" grew by double-digit percentages from its first hour to its second hour in viewers (+12% - 3.4 million to 3.8 million) and young adults (+30% - 1.0/3 to 1.3/4). In fact from 9:00-10:00 p.m., "Extreme Weight Loss" nearly caught "So You Think You Can Dance" in both Total Viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.4/4), pacing within 100,000 viewers and 1-tenth of a rating point (tying in audience share).

Wednesday

"ABC's The Lookout" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in during Wednesday's 10 o'clock hour, "ABC's The Lookout" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+21% - 3.5 million vs. 2.9 million) and Adults 25-54 (+8% - 1.3/3 vs. 1.2/3), hitting 5-week highs on both measures - since 6/26/13. The ABC newsmagazine held even in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3), tying its best number since mid-June - since 6/19/13.

· "ABC's The Lookout" improved its hour year to year by double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+35%), Adults 25-54 (+30%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%) over original programming on the year-ago night ("Final Witness"=2.6 million viewers, 1.0/3 in AD25-54 and 0.7/2 in AD18-49)

Thursday

With "Wipeout," "Motive" and "Rookie Blue," ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Thursday night (4.7 million).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Wipeout" was up by double-digits week to week in viewers (+18% - 4.5 million vs. 3.8 million) and young adults (+20% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4), tying its highest Adult 18-49 rating of the summer.

"Motive" (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

During the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Motive" drew more viewers than NBC's "The Winner Is" for the 4th straight week, leading by 5% (4.5 million vs. 4.3 million). In addition, the ABC freshman drama held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3) and was up 20% in Adults 18-34 (0.6/2) to deliver a 5-week high - since 06/27/13.

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

Surging over its lead-in with viewers (+13%) and young adults (+25%), ABC's Rookie Blue ranked as the most-watched TV series during Thursday's 10pm hour for the 4th consecutive week, outdrawing NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" in the time period by 1.0 million viewers (5.1 million vs. 4.1 million).

· On average, "Rookie Blue" is up 5% (6.7 million vs. 6.4 million) over the same point last summer to deliver its most-watched season in 3 years - since 2010.

Friday

"Shark Tank-FRI 8PM" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC's repeat "Shark Tank" stood as the most-watched show overall in the hour (4.5 million) and topped its network rivals in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5) for the 2nd week in a row.

· "Shark Tank" grew week to week by 9% in Adults 18-49 to deliver its highest-rated encore telecast since the beginning of June - since 6/7/13.

"Would You Fall For That?" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

In the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Would You Fall For That?" ranked No. 1 on the major networks (tied with the first hour of NBC's "Dateline") in both Adults 18-49 (0.9/3) and Adults 25-54 (1.3/4).

· "Would You Fall For That?" was up over its week-ago debut by 13% in Adults 18-49 and by 8% in Adults 25-54 (versus 0.8/3 and 1.2/4, respectively).

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

ABC's "20/20" shot up week to week by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3) and by 15% in Adults 25-54 (1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4) to match 6-week highs - since 6/21/13.

Sunday

"Secret Millionaire" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Surging over its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. with viewers (+24%) and young adults (+33%) and growing from start to finish opposite NBC's Sunday Night Football (Hall of Fame Game), the season premiere of "Secret Millionaire" delivered a summer high for ABC with regular programming in the hour among Total Viewers (5.2 million) and the Net's best Adult 18-49 number (1.2/4) since June (since 6/23/13). In addition, "Secret Millionaire" was up over its performance on the same night last year by 1.4 million viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (3.8 million and 0.8/2 on 08/05/12).

· "Secret Millionaire" topped its year-ago finale (4.0 million and 1.0/3 on 8/12/12) in viewers (+30%) and young adults (+20%), posting the series' best numbers since July 15, 2012.

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

During the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Whodunnit?" improved its time period year to year by strong margins in viewers (+20% - 3.0 million vs. 2.5 million) and young adults (+43% - 1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2) over original programming on the year-ago night.

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 07/29/13.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· MOTIVE (ABC)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· NIGHTLINE PRIME (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· ROOKIE BLUE (ABC)
· SECRET MILLIONAIRE (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· WHODUNNIT? (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)
· ZERO HOUR (ABC)





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