Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming
New Year's Eve: December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014
ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest - Part 1"
Tops its Combined NBC and Fox Competition in Viewers and Young Adults
"New Year's Rockin' Eve-Part 1" Pulls in its Largest Audience in 13 Years
The Late Portion of ABC's New Year's Late-Night Celebration
Builds for the 3rd Straight Year to Deliver its Biggest-Ever Audience
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve Part 1" (11:30 p.m. -12:37 a.m.):
ABC's annual broadcast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Part 1" attracted an average audience of 22.8 million Total Viewers and delivered a big 7.1 rating, 26 share among Adults 18-49 (9.0 million).
· In viewers and young adults, "New Year's Rockin' Eve" qualified as ABC's top non-sports telecast since February with the 2013 "Oscars" - since 02/24/13.
· ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve - Part 1" outdelivered the combined audiences of NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly - Late Night" and Fox's "New Year's Eve Live" by 64% in Total Viewers (22.8 million vs. 13.9 million - NBC and Fox combined) and 45% in Adults 18-49 (9.0 million vs. 6.2 million).
· Growing year to year (+3% - 22.8 million vs. 22.2 million), ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve - Part 1" pulled in its largest audience in 13 years - since 2000.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve - Part 2" (1:09-2:07 a.m.):
Despite its late time period, the second segment of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest - Part 2" drew an average audience of 7.0 million Total Viewers and a 2.5 rating, 13 share in Adults 18-49 (3.2 million).
· Up for the 3rd straight year (+9% - 7.0 million vs. 6.4 million), the final segment of the show generated its biggest-ever audience - ABC began airing Part 2 in 2000.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 12/31/13.