ABC Is #1 on Sunday with "Rising Star" Beating NBC and CBS from 9-11pm in Adults 18-49
ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm - 4.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
With a repeat AFHV, into Wipeout and Rising Star, ABC ranked #1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49, tying CBS' premiere line-up (1.1/4).
Rising Star (9-11pm - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):
From 9-11pm, ABC's Rising Star (1.2/4) beat out its original broadcast competition in its 2-hour time period among Adults 18-49, leading NBC's special Last Comic Standing by 9% (1.1/3) and CBS' series/season drama premieres by 50% (Reckless debut/Unforgettable premiere = 0.8/3). It was the #2 broadcast show of the night in Adults 18-49 (tie), behind only CBS' Big Brother slot premiere. The new ABC unscripted series once again built on its lead-in with viewers (+18%) and young adults (+20%). In addition, the show grew from its first hour to its second hour in Adults 18-49 (+8% - 1.2/4 to 1.3/4).
· Rising Star improved its 2-hour time period year to year for ABC, up from the year-ago night by 57% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 3.0 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.8/2).
In addition, Rising Star was up 27% from last week's debut in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6) and led its broadcast competition in the time period by wide margins.