[06/23/14 - 08:18 AM]
"Rising Star" Is ABC's Top-Rated Summer Series Debut in 2 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 22.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Rising Star Debut is Sunday's Most Social Series

Ahead of the National ratings coming in the next couple hours, here some social highlights for Rising Star from Twitter:

Social Highlights for Sunday 6/22/14:

· The premiere of Rising Star was the #1 most social broadcast series last night with 129,071 tweets, which outperformed the AGT season premiere by +116% (59,734 tweets on 5/27) and

SYTYCD season premiere by +30% (98,888 tweets, on 5/28).

· Also, Rising Star premiere outperformed a new episode of AGT last night by +290% (with 33,106 tweets).

Top Broadcast Primetime Telecast Ranker
Rank Network(s) Program 6/22/2014
1 ABC Rising Star 129,071
2 NBC America's Got Talent 33,106
3 FOX Enlisted 8,572
4 FOX Family Guy 3,009
5 ABC Wipeout 2,574
6 NBC America Ninja Warrior 1237
7 FOX The Simpsons 854
8 CBS 60 Minutes 619
9 CBS The Mentalist R 379
10 CBS The Good Wife R 362
11 CBS Elementary R 143
12 FOX American Dad 128

Quick Take for Sunday, June 22, 2014 (Nielsen's True Fast National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

"Rising Star" is ABC's Top-Rated Summer Series Debut in 2 Years in Adults 18-49 And Earns the Net's Best Regular Summer Numbers in the Time Slot Since Aug 2011

ABC's "Rising Star" is Sunday's No. 1 Most-Social Broadcast Series, Delivering 290% More Tweets than NBC's "America's Got Talent"

"Rising Star" App Tops 1 Million Downloads with over 5.0 Million Votes in Real Time

"Rising Star" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):

Spiking over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. in viewers and young adults (+42%/+36%) and holding its audience throughout its 2-hour debut against NBC's special "America's Got Talent," ABC's "Rising Star" opened as ABC's highest rated summer series debut in 2-years in Adults 18-49 (tie) - since 5/24/12. The new ABC unscripted series finished a strong second in its time period to "America's Got Talent" with viewers and young adults.

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, "Rising Star" delivered ABC's biggest summertime numbers to the time period with regular programming since August 2011 - since 8/28/11.

· Twitter Activity: ABC's "Rising Star" was the No. 1 most social broadcast series on Sunday with 129,071 tweets. The ABC premiere outperformed NBC's "America's Got Talent" season premiere by 116% (59,734 tweets on 5/27/14) and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" season premiere by 30% (98,888 tweets, on 5/28/14). In addition, the "Rising Star" premiere topped "America's Got Talent" head to head on Sunday by 290% (with 33,106 tweets).

· "Rising Star" App Downloads: "Rising Star" launched the age of interactive TV during Sunday night's premiere with more than 1 million people downloading the "Rising Star" app, making it the No. 1 App Store free app, and resulting in more than 5.0 million votes cast in real time.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings), 06/22/14. Nielsen Socialguide 6/22/14, Total Tweets +/- 3hrs during telecast. Summer = Memorial Day-Labor Day.

  [june 2014]  


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