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[01/22/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Delivers 4 of the Week's Top 20 Non-Sports TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 13-19.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 13, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Delivers 4 of the Week's Top 20 Non-Sports TV Shows in Adults 18-49 With "Modern Family," "The Bachelor," "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Shark Tank"

ABC is No. 1 on Monday in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Key Women

ABC's "The Bachelor" Wins its 2-Hour Time Slot in Adults 18-34 And Stands as Monday's No.1 TV Show in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49

"Castle" is Up Week to Week and Dominates CBS' Slot Premiere of "Intelligence"

ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Leads its Slot in Men 18-34 for its 12th Consecutive Original

"The Goldbergs" is Up for its 3rd Straight Original to a 14-Week High in Adults 18-49

"The Middle" Takes Second to "Idol" in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

The Season Premiere of "Suburgatory" Improves its Slot with an 8-Week High

ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's Dominant No. 1 Scripted TV Show

"Nashville" is Up Season to Date by 9% in Viewers and by 4% in Adults 18-49

"The Taste" Builds 11% from its First to Second Hour Against "Idol," Dominating NBC's Thursday Comedies by 43% in Adults 18-49 From 9-10pm

ABC's Thursday Replay "Shark Tank" Doubles its 10pm Time Slot Week to Week

ABC Wins Friday with the Top Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Rating For Any Net on the Night this Season and Ties a 14-Month High

Friday's No. 1 Show, ABC's "Shark Tank" Equals a Series High in Adults 18-49

"20/20" Ranks No. 1 in its Hour and Matches Season Highs in Key Adult Demos

ABC's Return of "20/20-Saturday" is Up by Double-Digits And Dominates CBS' "48 Hours" Head-to-Head in Viewers and Key Adults

Week No. 17

During the week of January 13, 2014, ABC delivered 4 of the Top 20 non-sports TV programs in Adults 18-49: "Modern Family" - No. 6 (No. 1 comedy), "The Bachelor" - No. 15, "S.H.I.E.L.D." - No. 16 and "Shark Tank" - No. 19 (series-high). Hitting season-highs on Friday, ABC's "20/20" was the week's No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

Monday

With "The Bachelor" and "Castle," ABC finished as Monday's No. 1 TV network in Total Viewers (8.3 million), Adults 18-49 (2.1/6-tie), Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

"The Bachelor" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 8.0 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelor" dominated its unscripted competition in the 2-hour time period, beating NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" by 2.5 million viewers (8.0 million vs. 5.5 million) and by 21% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.9/5). The ABC unscripted series won its slot in Adults 18-34, stood was Monday's No. 1 TV show in key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and was the night's most social broadcast program with 173,000 tweets. "The Bachelor" grew 7% over its year-ago telecast in Total Viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.5 million on 1/14/13).

"Castle" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 9.0 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Castle" beat out CBS' time-period premiere of "Intelligence" by wide margins in Total Viewers (+45% - 9.0 million vs. 6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+58% - 1.9/5 vs. 1.2/3). In addition, the ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the hour in Women 18-34 (tie). "Castle" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%).

Tuesday

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8:00-9:01 p.m. - 6.4 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (2.2/6) took second place in its slot to CBS' top-rated "NCIS" among Adults 18-49, outdelivering NBC's "The Biggest Loser" by 38% (1.6/5) and Fox's comedies by 69% ("Dads"/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" = 1.3/4). In addition, the ABC freshman drama led its slot by 50% over "NCIS" in Men 18-34 (1.8/6 vs. 1.2/5) to hold the No. 1 series position in the hour for its 12th consecutive original airing. It also stood as the No. 1 TV show on Tuesday with Men 18-34 and the top-rated broadcast program with Teens 12-17.

· "S.H.I.E.L.D." held steady week to week in Adults 18-49 and gained 5% in Women 18-49 for its best number since November - since 11/26/13.

· Based on Nielsen's Live + 7 Day ratings for original airings (9/23-12/29/13), ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is Tuesday's No. 1 TV show this season in Adults 18-49 (4.6 rating), leading NBC's "The Voice" by 2% (4.5 rating) and CBS' "NCIS" by 12% (4.1 rating).

"The Goldbergs" (9:01-9:31 p.m. - 4.9 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49):

In the 9:00 p.m. half-hour, ABC's "The Goldbergs" grew for its 3rd consecutive first-run airing in Adults 18-49 (+6%) to deliver a 14-week high - since 10/8/13. For the 2nd week in row, the ABC freshman comedy defeated Fox's "New Girl" (3.2 million and 1.6/4) in the half-hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 to stand as Tuesday's No. 1 comedy.

· "The Goldbergs" once again delivered big time-period improvement year to year, growing the half-hour by 58% in Total Viewers and 38% in Adults 18-49 over original comedy programming on the year-ago night ("Happy Endings" = 3.1 million and 1.3/3 on 01/15/13).

"Trophy Wife" (9:31-10:00 p.m. - 3.5 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC's "Trophy Wife" topped Fox's "Mindy Project" head-to-head by 1.0 million viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.5 million). The show held even week to week in Adults 18-49.

· "Trophy Wife" boosted its half-hour year to year by 30% in Total Viewers, topping original comedy programming on the same night last year ("B---- in Apt 23" = 2.7 million and 1.1/3 on 01/15/13).

Wednesday

Opposite Fox's season premiere of "American Idol" on Wednesday, ABC ranked No. 2 (tied w/CBS) and outdelivered NBC's original line-up on the night by 29% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.4/4).

"The Middle" (8:00-8:30 p.m. - 7.5 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., "The Middle" took second to "American Idol" in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

"Suburgatory" (8:30-9:00 p.m. - 5.3 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49):

Retaining a solid 89% of its lead-in at 8:30 p.m., ABC's season premiere of "Suburgatory" took second in its time period with a 33% advantage over NBC's "Revolution" in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.2/4). Despite opening against "Idol," "Suburgatory" improved its slot week to week by 7% in Adults 18-49 with the Net's best number in the half-hour since November - since 11/20/13.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:31 p.m. - 9.1 million and 3.2/9 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., ABC's "Modern Family" finished as Wednesday's dominant No. 1 scripted TV show in Adults 18-49, leading runner-up CBS' "Criminal Minds" by 33% (3.2/9 vs. 2.4/7).

"Super Fun Night" (9:31-10:00 p.m. - 4.4 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, despite increased competition against the final segment of "Idol," "Super Fun Night" paced within 2-tenths of a rating point week to week in Adults 18-49.

"Nashville" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Nashville" returned within 1-tenth of rating point in Adults 18-49 from its last original telecast 5 weeks ago (1.4/4 on 12/11/13). Season to date, "Nashville" is up by 9% in Total Viewers (8.6 million vs. 7.9 million) and by 4% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 2.7/7) over the same point last season.

Thursday

"The Taste" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 3.3 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Opposite the 2-hour Thursday premiere of Fox's "American Idol" from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "The Taste" built by 11% from its first hour to its second hour in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 to 1.0/3). In fact, during the 9 o'clock hour, "The Taste" dominated NBC's comedies ("Sean Saves the World"/"The Michael J. Fox Show") by 43% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2).

"Shark Tank-R" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.6 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in by 33% at 10:00 p.m., ABC's repeat "Shark Tank" ranked as the No. 1 broadcast in the hour, tying NBC's first-run "Parenthood" (1.2/4) and beating CBS' encore "Elementary" by 20% (1.0/3).

· "Shark Tank" improved the hour by 100% week to week in Adults 18-49, hitting a 1-month high - since 12/19/13.

Friday

ABC won Friday among Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row, leading runner-up CBS by 13% (1.7/5 vs. 1.5/5). Matching last week's season high on the night, the Net equaled a 14-month Friday night high in Adults 18-49 - since 11/9/12. In fact, in the last 2 weeks, ABC has delivered the highest-rated non-sports Friday nights on any net this season among young adults.

· ABC's "Shark Tank" (2.1/7) and 20/20 (1.7/5) finished as the Top 2 TV programs of the night for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49. Also for the 2nd week running, "Shark Tank" tied a series high for a regular telecast and "20/20" matched its season high set last week. ABC's "20/20" continued to rank as the top-rated newsmagazine of the night, outdelivering NBC's "Dateline" (8:00-9:00 p.m.) by double-digits in Adults 18-49 (+13% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.5/5) and Adults 25-54 (+15% - 2.3/6 vs. 2.0/6).

· "Shark Tank" has now delivered Friday's Top 11 non-sports telecasts this season among Adults 18-49 in L+SD.

"Last Man Standing" (8:00-8:31 p.m. - 6.2 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):

ABC's "Last Man Standing" paced within 1-tenth of an Adult 18-49 rating point of last week's season high (1.4/5 vs. 1.5/5) to match its 2nd-best rating since its season premiere 4 months ago - since 9/20/13.

"Shark Tank" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 7.4 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): Spiking 133% over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49, ABC's "Shark Tank" convincingly won the hour by 40% over its nearest competition (2.1/7 vs. 1.5/5 - CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" and NBC's "Grimm" tied). Season to date, "Shark Tank" has grown 15% in Adults 18-49 over the same point last year, trending as the series' best-ever season.

"20/20" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 6.6 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): ABC's "20/20" won the 10 o'clock hour for the 2nd consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), beating CBS' "Blue Bloods" by 21% (1.4/5) and NBC's "Dracula" by 89% (0.9/3). The ABC newsmagazine also ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 25-54 (2.3/6-tie). "20/20" reported on imperfect getaways, from airplane blunders and luggage mishaps to going overboard at sea and hotel hazards. In addition to matching season-best numbers, "20/20" also tied its highest rating among Adults 18-49 since April 2013 and with Adults 25-54 since September 2012 - since 4/5/13 and 9/14/12.

· Growing for the 2nd year in a row, "20/20" is up 16% in Total Viewers season to date and is tracking to deliver its most-watched season in 4 years - since the 2009-10 season.

Saturday

"20/20-Saturday-1/18" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.2 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "20/20-Saturday" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), topping CBS' competing newsmagazine in the hour ("48 Hours") by 40% in Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.0 million), 80% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.5/2) and 63% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/3 vs. 0.8/2). Up over its last telecast on 8/10/13 (from 9:00-11:00 p.m.) by double-digits in Total Viewers (+62%), Adults 18-49 (+80%) and Adults 25-54 (+86%), "20/20-Saturday" hit 10-month highs in all three Nielsen measures - since 3/23/13.

WEEK NO. 17: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1 FOX 5.7 No.1 FOX 17,240,000
No.2 CBS 1.5 No.2 CBS 8,360,000
No.3 ABC 1.4 No.3 ABC 5,150,000
No.4 NBC 1.3 No.4 NBC 4,590,000
No.5 CW 0.6 No.5 CW 1,570,000

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings), week of 01/13/14.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BETRAYAL (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· KILLER WOMEN (ABC)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NASHVILLE (ABC)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· SUPER FUN NIGHT (ABC)
· TASTE, THE (ABC)
· TROPHY WIFE (ABC)









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