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[06/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week, Winning in Viewers for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks and No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 7th Time in 9 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 9, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week, Winning in Viewers for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks and No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 7th Time in 9 Weeks

ABC is the Top Draw on Each Night with the 2014 NBA Finals, Beating its Combined Adult 18-49 Competition with Each Telecast

On Average, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" Finishes Up Year to Year In Viewers and Young Adults with its Largest Audience in its 7 Years on the Air

2014 Spurs-Heat NBA Finals Closes Out on Sunday with its Highest Numbers, and During its Run Delivers TV's Top 5 Telecasts Since Early April in Adults 18-49

ABC's 2014 NBA Finals Finishes Up Over Last Year's First 5 Games in Viewers

Diane Sawyer's Hillary Clinton Interview is Monday's Most-Watched TV Show

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night" Scores Biggest Audience Ever for a Game 3

"What Would You Do?" Tops NBC's Stanley Cup Finals to Win its Slot in Viewers

"20/20" is the No. 1 Series in its Hour for its 14th Straight Telecast in Adults 18-49

NBA Finals Game 5 Drives ABC to its Strongest Non-Oscar Sunday in 3 Years

Week No. 38

ABC won its 2nd consecutive week by increasing margins (w/o 6/9/14), beating runner-up NBC by 53% in Total Viewers (7.8 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/9 vs. 1.3/5). In fact, the Net took first place in viewers for the 3rd time in 4 weeks and was No. 1 in young adults for the 7th time in 9 weeks.

Rankings: ABC delivered the week's Top 4 TV programs in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49: "NBA Finals on ABC- GM 5" - No. 1, "NBA Trophy Presentation" - No. 2, "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 4" - No. 3 and "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 3"- No. 4. ABC's "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 (4th week in a row) and Adults 25-54.

· Excluding the week of the Academy Awards, the Net earned its most-watched week since November and its top Adult 18-49 number in 1 year - since weeks of 11/18/13 and 6/17/13, respectively.

Monday

"ABC News: Hillary Clinton" (9:00-10:01 p.m. - 6.4 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. from a special "The Bachelorette," "ABC News: Hillary Clinton - Public and Private One on One with Diane Sawyer" grew from its first half-hour to its second half-hour in Total Viewers (+10% - 6.1 million to 6.7 million), Adults 18-49 (+10% - 1.0/3 to 1.1/3) and Adults 25-54 (+13% - 1.5/4 to 1.7/4). In fact, the special made ABC the most-watched TV network at 9:00 p.m. Further, the interview finished as Monday's most-watched TV program overall.

· Diane Sawyer's Hillary Clinton interview improved the hour for ABC year to year by 12% in Total Viewers (6.4 million vs. 5.7 million on 6/10/13).

· The special was Monday's most social program on broadcast TV with 24,063 tweets.

Tuesday

For the 3rd straight night with 2014 NBA Finals coverage (Miami-San Antonio Game 3), ABC topped the other nets combined during primetime in Adults 18-49 (+8% - 4.0/13 vs. 3.7/11 - CBS, NBC, Fox and CW combined). ABC was also once again the most-watched network overall (10.5 million).

· ABC earned its top-rated Tuesday in almost 1 year among Adults 18-49 - since 6/18/13.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 3" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 3" was up over its year-ago telecast (on 6/11/13) by 12% in viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.3 million) to attract the annual special's largest-ever audience for a "Game Night 3."

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 3" (9:00 - 11:55 p.m. E.T.)

Featuring the San Antonio Spurs at the Miami Heat, ABC's 2014 NBA Finals Game 3 finished as Tuesday's clear No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (14.8 million) and all key Adult demos: A18-34 (5.9/22), A18-49 (5.9/19) and A25-54 (6.1/17). It was the 3rd-straight telecast for the 2014 NBA Finals to rank as the biggest television program of the night. San Antonio dominated the third game of the series by a score of 111-92 to lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

· ABC's NBA Finals coverage was up year to year for its 3rd-consecutive broadcast, topping the 2013 Game 3 in both viewers (+6% - 14.8 million vs. 14.0 million) and young adults (+2% - 5.9/19 vs. 5.8/17). And on average, the 2014 NBA Finals is gaining year to year by 4% in Total Viewers (14.9 million vs. 14.3 million) and by 3% in Adults 18-49 (6.0/19 vs. 5.8/17).

· Game 3 scored the 2014 NBA Finals' highest ratings yet across all key Women (W138-34/W18-49/W25-54) and Teens 12-17.

· The 2014 NBA Finals on ABC was once again the most-social TV program on the night with 2,312,342 tweets, spiking 22% over Sunday's Game 2 (1,893,026 tweets).

Thursday

For the 4th consecutive evening with 2014 NBA Finals coverage (Miami-San Antonio Game 4), ABC beat the other nets' combined primetime delivery in Adults 18-49 (+23% - 4.3/15 vs. 3.5/12 - CBS, NBC, Fox and CW combined). In addition, the Net more than doubled the audience of its nearest competition in Total Viewers (11.1 million vs. 5.4 million - CBS).

· ABC equaled its highest-rated Thursday in nearly 1 year among Adults 18-49 - since 6/20/13.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 4" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 4" grew its overall audience year to year (+3% - 3.6 million vs. 3.5 million on 6/13/13). In fact, on average through 4 games, "Kimmel Game Night" is up 6% year over year (3.6 million vs. 3.4 million), tracking as the annual special's largest audience in its 7 years on the air - since it began airing with the 2008 NBA Finals.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 4" (9:00 - 11:43 p.m. E.T.)

With the San Antonio Spurs at the Miami Heat, ABC's 2014 NBA Finals Game 4 finished as Thursday's dominant No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (15.0 million) and all key Adult demos: A18-34 (5.8/24), A18-49 (6.0/20) and A25-54 (6.2/18). It was the 4th consecutive broadcast for the 2014 NBA Finals to rank as top television program of the night. San Antonio won the fourth game by a score of 107-86 to now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

· On average through 4 games, the 2014 NBA Finals is up year over year by 1% in Total Viewers (14.9 million vs. 14.8 million) and holding steady among Adults 18-49 (6.0/19).

· The 2014 NBA Finals on ABC continued its run as the most-social TV program on the night with 2,913,258 tweets, jumping 26% over Tuesday's Game 3 (2,312,342).

Friday

"Shark Tank - R" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.6 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):

In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's encore "Shark Tank" was the most-watched TV program, outdrawing NBC's Stanley Cup Finals coverage by 18% (4.6 million vs. 3.9 million). In addition, "Shark Tank" was the No. 1 non-sports program in the hour among Adults 18-49, beating its repeat unscripted competition head-to-head on CBS by 25% ("Undercover Boss" = 0.8/3) and on Fox by 100% ("Masterchef" = 0.5/2).

"What Would You Do?" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "What Would You Do?" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers, topping NBC's Stanley Cup Finals by 6% (5.1 million vs. 4.8 million).

· "WWYD?" grew over its year-ago telecast (on 6/14/13) for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (+31% - 5.1 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 25-54 (+6% - 1.7/6 vs. 1.6/5).

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.2 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):

ABC's "20/20" ranked as the No. 1 series in its hour for its 15th straight telecast in Adults 18-49.

· For the 4th consecutive week this summer, "20/20" grew its overall audience over the same telecast last summer (+27% - 4.9 million on 6/14/13).

Sunday

ABC towered over Sunday's primetime with NBA Finals coverage (Miami-San Antonio Game 5), more than tripling runner-up CBS in Total Viewers (+237% - 14.5 million vs. 4.3 million) and outdelivering the other nets combined in Adults 18-49 by 157% (5.4/18 vs. 2.1/8 - CBS, NBC and Fox combined). In fact on all 5 nights of 2014 NBA Finals coverage, ABC was the most-watched TV network overall and topped its combined competition with young adults.

· In viewers and young adults, the Net marked its strongest non-"Oscar" Sunday in 3 years - since 6/12/11.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 5" (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 5" grew year to year in Total Viewers (+33% - 3.6 million vs. 2.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+38% - 1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3) to deliver its strongest fifth game performance in 3 years - since 2011.

· During its 2014 5-night run, ABC's "Kimmel Game Night" was up over 2013's 7-game average by 9% in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4), marking the annual special's largest audience in its 7 years on the air and equaling its top young adult number - since it began airing with the 2008 NBA Finals.

"NBA Finals on ABC Game 5" (8:00 - 10:52 p.m. E.T.)

Featuring the San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth NBA Championship by defeating the Miami Heat 104-87, ABC's NBA Finals Game 5 stood as the biggest game of the series and was Sunday's dominant No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (18.0 million) and across each of the key Adult demographics: A18-34 (6.6/25), A18-49 (6.8/22) and A25-54 (7.2/21). Among Adults 18-49, the 2014 NBA Finals delivered TV's Top 5 highest rated telecasts since early April - since 4/7/14.

· ABC's NBA Finals Game 5 was up year to year in Total Viewers (+10% - 18.0 million vs. 16.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% - 6.8/22 vs. 6.3/19). On average, the 2014 NBA Finals grew over the first 5 games of last year's Spurs-Heat series by 3% in Total Viewers (15.5 million vs. 15.1 million) and held steady in Adults 18-49 (6.1/20).

· The 2014 NBA Finals on ABC once again finished the most-social TV program on the night with 6,399,537 tweets, while amassing 16,609,206 tweets over the entire 5-game series.

WEEK NO. 38: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1 ABC 2.6 No.1 ABC 7,830,000
No.2 NBC 1.3 No.2 NBC 5,090,000
No.3 FOX 0.9 No.3 CBS 5,000,000
No.4 CBS 0.8 No.4 FOX 2,770,000
No.5 CW 0.3 No.5 CW 950,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 06/09/14. Nielsen Socialguide 6/9-6/15/14, Total Tweets +/- 3hrs during telecast.





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