[12/04/13 - 09:48 AM]
ABC's "DWTS" Monday and Tuesday Finales Finish as The Week's Top 2 Most-Watched Entertainment Series
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 25-December 1.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 25, 2013 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC's "DWTS" Monday and Tuesday Finales Finish as The Week's Top 2 Most-Watched Entertainment Series

Based on Non-Sports Programming in Adults 18-49, ABC Finishes No. 1 for the November Sweep and Ranks No. 1 Season to Date

ABC Stands as Monday's Most-Watched Broadcaster for the 4th Week in a Row

ABC's Monday Finale of "Dancing with the Stars" is the Top Entertainment Show And Outdraws NBC's "The Voice" by its Largest Margin of the Season

Winter Finale of "Castle" Draws its Largest Audience Since its Season Opener and Stands as Monday's Top Scripted Program for the 6th Time in Last 7 Telecasts

Hitting a Season High, ABC is the Most-Watched Net on the Sweep's Final Tuesday, With the "Dancing" Season Finale Finishing as the Night's Dominant No. 1 TV Show

ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Spikes 41% to its 2nd-Biggest-Ever Audience

The "Dancing with the Stars" Finale Earns 6-Month Highs for ABC in its Time Period

The Net's Thanksgiving Lineup Beats Fox's Originals of "The X-Factor" and "Glee"

ABC's Friday Holiday Encores of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Shrek the Halls" Win in Adults 18-49 and Post a 3-Year Time-Slot High in Kids

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Grows its Overall Audience for the 2nd Week

ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is Sunday's No. 1 Scripted Broadcast in Adults 18-49

Week No. 10

During the week of November 25, 2013, ABC aired 4 of the Top 20 non-sports broadcasts in Adults 18-49: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." - No. 9, "DWTS SP-11/26" - No. 11, "Dancing with the Stars" - No. 15 and "Castle" - No. 19. In addition, the "Dancing with the Stars" Monday and Tuesday finales stood as the week's Top 2 most-watched entertainment series, as the ABC show outdrew NBC's "The Voice" as TV's most-watched unscripted series for the 5th consecutive week.

November Sweep (L+SD Ratings): Excluding sports to level the playing field for the NFL-boosted averages, ABC finished No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 2013 November Sweep (2.0 rating-tied w/CBS), beating NBC by 18% (1.7 rating) and Fox by 25% (1.6 rating).

Season to Date (Most Current Ratings): Season to date, based on non-sports programming, ABC is No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (2.6 rating-tied w/CBS), leading NBC by 4% (2.5 rating) and Fox by 18% (2.2 rating).


ABC was Monday's most-watched broadcaster for the 4th week in a row (13.6 million), topping runner-up NBC by 18% (11.3 million). ABC's "Dancing" continued to draw more viewers than NBC's "The Voice" (14.6 million vs. 11.5 million), holding a 3.1 million viewer advantage (biggest advantage this season). In addition, ABC tied for the No. 2 broadcaster on the night in Adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" was the night's most-watched scripted TV show for the 6th time in its last 7 telecasts, topping NBC's "Blacklist" (11.4 million vs. 11.0 million).

· Up for the 2nd week in a row, ABC marked its most-watched Monday in 8 months and its best young adult number since season-premiere Monday - since 3/18/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 14.6 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

Building its numbers on night 1 of its 2-night season finale, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was Monday's most-watched entertainment show for the 5th week in a row. Bill Engvall was the next celebrity dancer eliminated from the competition. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), "DWTS" drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and scored a 9-week high with young adults - since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.

"Castle" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 11.4 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's winter finale of "Castle" stood as the most-watched TV show, leading "Blacklist" by 4% (11.4 million vs. 11.0 million). "Castle" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%), with its biggest audience since its season opener 9 weeks ago on 9/23/13. Season to date, "Castle" is up 15% in Adults 18-49.


ABC finished as the dominant most-watched TV network on the final Tuesday of the November Sweep (+1.2 million over second-place CBS - 13.0 million vs. 11.8 million) and ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7-tied w/CBS). ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" finale stood as Tuesday's most-watched TV show by 20% over runner-up CBS' "NCIS: LA" (14.8 million vs. 12.3 million from 9:00-10:00 p.m.) and "S.H.I.E.L.D." was night's No. 1 scripted series in Adults 18-49.

· The Net delivered a Tuesday season-high in Total Viewers (biggest audience in 1 year - since 11/27/12) and its best Adult 18-49 rating on the night in 9 weeks - since season-premiere Tuesday on 9/24/13.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8:00-9:01 p.m. - 9.7 million and 2.6/8 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spiked 41% week to week in Total Viewers to deliver its 2nd-biggest-ever audience and was up for the 2nd week in Adults 18-49 (+8%) to a 5-week high (since 10/22/13).

· In addition to ranking as the No. 1 scripted series of the night in Adults 18-49, "S.H.I.E.L.D." was also the No. 1 series in its time period with Men 18-34 for its 9th consecutive first-run airing and continued its run as Tuesday's No. 1 TV show with Men 18-49.

"Dancing with the Stars" (9:01-11:00 p.m. - 14.8 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" made ABC the No. 1 network in the 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and key Women (W18-49/W25-54), while ranking as the top broadcaster with Kids 2-11. Dominating its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m., as Amber Riley won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, "Dancing" delivered 15.6 million viewers and a 2.6/8 in Adults 18-49 to lead its nearest competition (CBS' "Person of Interest" = 11.8 million and 2.1/6) by 3.8 million viewers and by 24% in young adults.

· Building over its Monday finale in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+9%), "DWTS" scored 10-week highs on both counts - best since its season premiere on 9/16/13.

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the "Dancing" finale produced ABC's best time-slot numbers in 6 months with entertainment programming - since 5/21/13.


Up against NFL-fueled competition on NBC ("Sunday Night Football") and CBS (with a primetime overrun) on Thanksgiving night, ABC's mix of repeat and original programming ("Charlie Brown Thanksgiving-R"/"Modern Family-R"/"Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular") beat out Fox's original lineup ("The X Factor"/"Glee") by 27% in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3) .

· From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC's "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" was up over its broadcast on Thanksgiving last year by 33% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.1/4).


"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"/"Shrek the Halls" (5.5 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC's rebroadcast of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Shrek the Halls" ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-49, tripling CBS' holiday specials (+200% - 1.5/5 vs. 0.5/2 = "Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas"/"Elf on a Shelf") and beating NBC's original "Dateline" by 25% (1.2/4).

· The animated Christmas specials scored season highs in the hour for ABC with Adults 18-49 and generated the Net's highest Kids 2-11 number in the slot in more than 3 years - since 10/29/10.

· "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Shrek the Halls" stood as Friday's Top 2 broadcast programs with Kids 2-11.


"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m. - 6.7 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49):

In the 7 o'clock hour opposite CBS' big NFL overrun, "America's Funniest Home Videos" grew its overall audience for the 2nd week in a row (+3%).

"Once Upon a Time" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 6.6 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):

Returning after the prior week's preemption for the "AMAs," ABC's "Once Upon a Time" surged 58% over its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:00 p.m. to rank as Sunday's No. 1 scripted broadcast.

· "Once Upon a Time" held steady with its 2-week ago delivery in Adults 18-49, while gaining 15% in Adults 18-34 to match a 4-week high - since 11/3/13.

· The ABC drama was once again Sunday's most social broadcast series with 66,293 tweets, up 4% from the last episode to its 2nd-highest number this season - best since its season premiere on 9/29/13.

No.1 NBC 2.9 No.1 CBS 9,560,000
No.2 CBS 2.3 No.2 NBC 9,520,000
No.3 ABC 1.4 No.3 ABC 7,030,000
No.4 FOX 1.2 No.4 FOX 3,740,000
No.5 CW 0.5 No.5 CW 1,430,000

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 11/25/13. Socialguide, Total Tweets for each series +/- 3hrs during telecast 11/25-12/01/13.

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