[06/24/14 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 15 Broadcast Shows in Adults 18-49 With "The Bachelorette" and "Rising Star" Finishing in the Top 10
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 16-22.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 16, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 15 Broadcast Shows in Adults 18-49 With "The Bachelorette" and "Rising Star" Finishing in the Top 10

ABC Stands as the Most-Watched Net on Monday for the 8th Time in 10 Weeks

"The Bachelorette" is Once Again Monday's Most-Watched TV Series, while Scoring Best-Since-Premiere Numbers in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34

ABC's "Mistresses" Builds Week-to-Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Motive" Spikes by Double Digits Week to Week in Viewers And All Key Adult Demos, Matching a Series High with Adults 18-34

ABC Stands as Thursday's Most-Watched Network for the 3rd Week Running, Generating its Biggest Non-Sports Summer Audience on the Night Since May 2013

"Black Box" Returns Up in its New Thursday 8pm Time Period with Total Viewers

"Rookie Blue" Premieres at No. 1 in its 2-Hour Slot in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Delivering the Series' Most-Watched Telecast in More than 1 Year

"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 Slot Since August 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 5.6 Million Votes in Real Time

Week No. 39

During the week of June 16, 2014, ABC aired 3 of the Top 15 broadcast shows in Adults 18-49: "The Bachelorette" - No. 6, "Rising Star" - No. 9 and "Modern Family-R"- No. 12. ABC's "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 (5th week in a row) and Adults 25-54 (tie).


With "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses," ABC was the most-watched TV network overall on Monday for the 8th time in the last 10 weeks (5.6 million), while ranking No. 1 on the night among Women 18-49 (2.2/7) and Women 25-54 (2.5/7).

middot; ABC's "The Bachelorette" finished as Monday's most-watched TV series overall (6.5 million), ranking as the top series on the night for its 3rd straight 2-hour telecast on the night. It was also the No. 1 broadcast series of the night in Adults 18-34 and key Women, and the No. 2 show in Adults 18-49.

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 6.5 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., "The Bachelorette" built sharply over the prior week's 1-hour recap show (8:00-9:00 p.m.) in Total Viewers (+44% - 6.5 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+70% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.0/4). "The Bachelorette" earned best-since-premiere numbers with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 - since 5/19/14. The ABC unscripted series ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour time period among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. It was also the No. 1 most social series on broadcast Monday night with 63,479 tweets.

middot; "The Bachelorette" was up over its year-ago telecast by 18% in Total Viewers (5.5 million on 6/17/13).

"Mistresses" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.7 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Mistresses" saw week-to-week increases in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%) - 3.6 million and 0.9/3 on 6/9/14.


"Motive" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.6 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

During Wednesday's 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Motive" jumped by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+12% - 4.6 million vs. 4.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% - 1.0/3 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+30% - 1.3/4 vs. 1.0/3), posting its 2nd-highest numbers this season on all three measures. In addition, "Motive" shot up 33% in Adults 18-34 to equal a series high.

middot; The ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the hour among the major nets in Adults 18-49 (tie).

middot; For its 3rd consecutive telecast, "Motive" improved its hour year to year for ABC in Total Viewers (+28% - 4.6 million vs. 3.6 million on 6/19/13).


With "Black Box" in its new 8:00-9:00 p.m. time slot and the season premiere of "Rookie Blue" from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC was the most-watched network on Thursday for the 3rd straight week (5.3 million), leading CBS by 2% (5.2 million) Fox by 39% (3.8 million) and NBC by 61% (3.3 million).

middot; ABC marked its most-watched non-sports summer Thursday since May 2013 - since 5/30/13.

"Black Box" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.1 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):

On its first telecast in 3 weeks and moving into its new 8:00 p.m. time period, ABC's "Black Box" returned up in Total Viewers (+8% - 4.1 million vs. 3.8 million) and paced within 1-tenth in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/2).

"Rookie Blue" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.9 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

Building sharply on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+44%), ABC's "Rookie Blue" opened its 5th season at No. 1 in its 2-hour slot with Total Viewers (5.9 million), topping each half-hour. The ABC drama also ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 25-54 (1.5/4-tie). Head to head from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Rookie Blue" beat out its drama competition in the hour, leading Fox's "Gang Related" by 3.5 million viewers (6.0 million vs. 2.5 million) and 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3).

middot; "Rookie Blue" was up from its September season finale by 1.2 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (4.7 million and 1.0/3 on 9/12/13). In fact, the show drew its biggest audience in more than 1 year, outdrawing all but its fourth season premiere telecast - since 5/23/13.

Please Note: Last year, "Rookie Blue" premiered out of the higher rated series debut of "Motive," at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday in the end of May (on 5/23/13).


With a repeat "Shark Tank" leading into originals of "What Would You Do?" and "20/20," ABC ranked No. 1 on Friday among the major networks in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), beating runner-up NBC with an all-original lineup by 11% (0.9/4).

"Shark Tank - R" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.3 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):

ABC's encore "Shark Tank" ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.0/5-tie), dominating its repeat unscripted competition in the 8 o'clock hour on CBS by 43% ("Undercover Boss" = 0.7/3) and on Fox by 100% ("Masterchef" = 0.5/2).

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.0 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

At 10:00 p.m. ABC's "20/20" ranked No. 1 among the major nets in both Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) and Adults 25-54 (1.5/5), standing as the night's No. 1 program in the key news demo.


"Wipeout" (7:00-9:00 p.m. - 3.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

From 7:00-9:00 p.m., the season premiere of ABC's "Wipeout" finished No. 1 among Adults 18-49 among the major networks, ranking No. 1 in each half-hour. In addition, the broad-appealing ABC series was the No. 1 program in its 2-hour time slot among the major nets in Women 18-49, Men 18-49, Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

middot; "Wipeout" soared from its first hour to its second hour by 1 million viewers (3.1 million to 4.1 million) and by 44% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 to 1.3/4).

middot; Building from its September season finale (3.5 million and 0.9/3 on 9/19/13) in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+22%), "Wipeout" scored its best numbers since August 2013 - since 8/22/13.

"Rising Star" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.2 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):

Spiking over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. in viewers and young adults (+44%/+36%) 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.

middot; 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.

middot; 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).

middot; "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 5.6 million votes cast in real time.

No.1 NBC 1.2 No.1 CBS 4,980,000
No.2 ABC 1.0 No.2 NBC 4,900,000
No.2 FOX 1.0 No.3 ABC 4,100,000
No.4 CBS 0.8 No.4 FOX 2,950,000
No.5 CW 0.3 No.5 CW 990,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 06/16/14. Nielsen Socialguide 6/9-6/15/14, Total Tweets +/- 3hrs during telecast.

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· 20/20 (ABC)

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