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[07/15/14 - 09:17 AM]
ABC Grows Week to Week and Year to Year by Double Digits
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 7, 2014 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Grows Week to Week and Year to Year by Double Digits

ABC Delivers 5-Week Monday Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "The Bachelorette" Builds for the 2nd Straight Week to Post Best-Since-Premiere Performance in Overall Viewers and Young Adults

"Extreme Weight Loss" Grows by 22% in Adults 18-49 to Score a 5-Week High

"Motive" Returns to Original with Double-Digit Gains in Viewers and Young Adults

Building 13% Week to Week in Adults 18-49, ABC's "Rookie Blue" Beats NBC's Comedy Debuts and Fox's "Gang Related" in Thursday's 9pm Hour

"NY Med" is the Most-Watched TV Show in its Hour for the 3rd Week Running And Jumps Nearly 30% Week to Week in Key Adults to Match Season Highs

"20/20" is Friday's No. 1 TV Program in Adults 25-54, Winning its 10pm Hour for the 4th Straight Week

ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday for the 2nd Week in a Row with Adults 18-49

"Wipeout" Grows to its Best Numbers in Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Nearly 2 Years

ABC's "Rising Star" Posts its Highest-Rated Telecast Since its Premiere in Adults 18-49

Week No. 42

During the week of July 30, 2014, ABC aired 4 of the Top 20 programs in Adults 18-49: "The Bachelorette" - No. 6, "America's Funniest Home Videos" - No. 14, with "Modern Family" and "Wipeout" tied at No. 18. In addition, "The Bachelorette" ranked as the week's No. 1 telecast in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54. ABC's "20/20" was the No. 1 newsmagazine of the week in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

· ABC improved week to week in both Total Viewers (+16% - 4.3 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3).

· For the 2nd week in a row, ABC posted double-digit increases year to year in both Total Viewers (+13% - 4.3 million vs. 3.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3).

Monday

With "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses," ABC was the most-watched TV network overall on Monday (5.9 million), while also ranking No. 1 on the night among Women 18-49 (2.4/7) and Women 25-54 (2.7/7). ABC's The Bachelorette was Monday's No. 1 TV show in key Women (W18-49/W25-54).

· ABC was up week to week in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 to deliver 5-week highs - since 6/2/14.

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:01 p.m. - 7.0 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:01 p.m., "The Bachelorette" finished No. 1 in its 2-hour time period among Total Viewers (7.0 million), Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54), making ABC the most-watched network in the slot for its 6th straight telecast.

· "The Bachelorette" built for the 2nd consecutive week in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), marking its most-watched telecast since its season premiere 7 weeks ago - since 5/19/14. In addition, the show equaled a best-since-premiere rating in Adults 18-49.

· "The Bachelorette" was the No. 1 most-social broadcast series (89,919 tweets) on Monday night for the 4th straight week.

"Mistresses" (10:01-11:00 p.m. - 3.8 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Mistresses" beat CBS' "Under the Dome" for the first time ever among Women 18-34 (+9% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.1/4).

Tuesday

"Extreme Weight Loss" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 3.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" gained week to week in Total Viewers (+3% - 3.5 million vs. 3.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+22% - 1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3), hitting a 5-week high with young adults - since 6/3/14. In addition, the show spiked 40% from the prior week in Adults 18-34. "Extreme Weight Loss" grew its overall audience from the same night last year (+3%).

"Celebrity Wife Swap" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.3 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49): During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" was up over the prior week in Total Viewers (+3% - 3.3 million vs. 3.2 million) and held steady in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3), while also building across all key Women demos: +14% in W18-34, +17% in W18-49 and +13% in W25-54.

Wednesday

With encore comedy programming from 8:00-10:00 p.m. leading into an original "Motive" at 10:00 p.m., ABC was up week to week by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) to match its 2nd-best performance on the night this summer.

· From 8:00-9:30 p.m., all 3 of ABC's sitcoms grew by double-digits over their week-ago repeats in Adults 18-49: "The Middle" (1.0/4) +11%, "The Goldbergs" (1.1/4) +22% and "Modern Family" (1.4/5) +40%. In fact, both "The Goldbergs" (tie) and "Modern Family" achieved 5-week highs in their respective time slots - since 6/4/14.

· A second encore airing of "The Middle" at 9:30 p.m. scored its best repeat number this summer among Adults 18-49.

· In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "Motive" was up over its most-recent original two weeks ago by 10% in Total Viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.8 million), 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) and 9% in Adults 25-54 (1.2/4 vs. 1.1/3).

Thursday

"Rookie Blue" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 5.1 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in against all-original competition at 9:00 p.m., ABC's "Rookie Blue" (5.1 million) took a strong second to CBS' "Big Brother" in Total Viewers, beating NBC's comedy debuts by 65% ("Welcome to Sweden"/"Working the Engles" = 3.1 million) and more than doubling the audience of its drama competition on Fox (+122% - 2.3 million for "Gang Related"). In addition, "Rookie Blue" (0.9/3) outdelivered NBC's comedy premieres by 13% among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3) and also topped Fox's "Gang Related" by 29% in the demo (0.7/3).

· The ABC drama was up 13% week to week in Adults 18-49.

"NY Med" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.3 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

Gaining on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. and building throughout its telecast, ABC's "NY Med" was the most-watched TV show in its hour for the 3rd week running (5.3 million), outdrawing its original competition on NBC by 2.0 million viewers ("Last Comic Standing" = 3.3 million). The show also led the hour with Adults 25-54 (1.4/4).

· "NY Med" surged week to week in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+27%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%), equaling season highs in both Adult demos.

Friday

With a repeat "Shark Tank" leading into originals of "WWYD?" and "20/20," ABC was the highest-rated major network on Friday night in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4), dominating NBC's all-original line-up by 22% (0.9/4).

· "20/20" ranked as Friday's No. 1 show in the key Adult 25-54 news demo (1.8/6) and as the top-rated show on the major nets in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5). In addition, "20/20" was the night's No. 1 newsmagazine in Total Viewers (6.4 million) and key Adult demos (A18-49/A25-54), beating NBC's "Dateline" (8:00-10:00 p.m.).

· "20/20" won its 10:00 p.m. time slot in Adults 18-49 and, for the 4th consecutive week, Adults 25-54.

· "20/20" was up over its year-ago telecast (on 7/12/13) by 60% in Total Viewers (6.4 million vs. 4.0 million), 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4) and 20% in Adults 25-54 (1.8/6 vs. 1.5/5).

Sunday

With a repeat "AFV" at 7:00 p.m., originals of "Wipeout" at 8:00 p.m. and "Rising Star" at 9:00 p.m. and a repeat "Castle" at 10:00 p.m., ABC ranked No. 1 on Sunday for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), beating CBS' all-original line-up (1.1/4).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.8 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):

In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Wipeout" shot up week to week by double digits in Total Viewers (+30% - 4.8 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+27% - 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4), hitting new season highs in both Nielsen measures. In fact, "Wipeout" attracted its largest audience for any single telecast and scored its highest young adult rating in nearly 2 years - since 8/23/12 and 9/6/12, respectively.

· ABC's broad-appealing unscripted series was the highest-rated broadcast program of the night in Kids 2-11 (1.3/5).

· "Wipeout" grew its hour for ABC over original programming on the year-ago night ("Celebrity Wife Swap" on 7/14/13) by 37% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.2/4).

"Rising Star" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.8 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's 1-hour "Rising Star" ranked as the No. 1 broadcast show among Adults 18-49 (1.3/4), beating CBS' "Unforgettable" by 44% (0.9/3).

· "Rising Star" was up over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4), posting a best-since premiere number in the latter measure. In addition, "Rising Star" soared week to week by 17% in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6 vs. 1.2/5) to match a series high.

· "Rising Star" improved its slot over original programming ("Whodunnit?" on 7/14/13) year to year for ABC, up by 55% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.1 million) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/3).

WEEK NO. 42: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS
No.1 NBC 1.1 No.1 CBS 5,610,000
No.1 CBS 1.1 No.2 NBC 4,600,000
No.3 ABC 1.0 No.3 ABC 4,250,000
No.4 CBS 0.9 No.4 FOX 2,740,000
No.5 CW 0.3 No.5 CW 750,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 07/07/14.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BET ON YOUR BABY (ABC)
· BLACK BOX (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· MOTIVE (ABC)
· NIGHTLINE PRIME (ABC)
· NY MED (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· RISING STAR (ABC)
· ROOKIE BLUE (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)









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