ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.8 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49): Returning to an all-original Friday lineup, ABC won its 2nd straight night of the February Sweep in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5). The Net was #1 on Friday for the 4th week running among young adults.
· Shark Tank was Friday's #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7), holding the night's top series position for its 14th consecutive first-run airing this season.
· ABC's 20/20 was Friday's #1 newsmagazine in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), dominating NBC's Dateline head to head at 10pm. 20/20 ranked as the night's #2 TV program in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), behind only Shark Tank.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 7.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49)
At 8pm, Last Man Standing ranked #1 in its half-hour for its 3rd straight original in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5). Up over its last original two weeks ago in Total Viewers (+9%) and holding steady in Adults 18-49, LMS marked its 2nd-most-watched telecast this season.
Cristela (8:30-9pm - 5.7 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49)
At 8:30pm, Cristela (5.7 million and 1.1/4) outdrew NBC's Constantine (3.1 million and 0.8/3) and Fox's World's Funniest Fails (3.0 million and 1.0/4). Like its lead-in, the ABC freshman comedy built on its most recent original in Total Viewers (+12%) and held even in Adults 18-49.
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 7.9 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49)
Shooting up from its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm (+73%), ABC's Shark Tank outpaced its closest competition in the hour by 36% (1.9/7 vs. 1.4/5 - CBS' Hawaii Five-0). Coming off the highs set on its last original 2 weeks ago (series high in Viewers and season high in AD18-49), Shark Tank matched its 2nd-largest overall audience this season.
20/20 (10-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49) In the 10pm hour, ABC's 20/20 ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), beating CBS' Blue Bloods by 15% (1.3/5) and NBC's Dateline by 25% (1.2/4). 20/20 also defeated Dateline by wide margins in Total Viewers (+33% - 6.0 million vs. 4.5 million) and Adults 25-54 (+31% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.6/5)
· Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+25%), Adults 25-54 (+40%) and Adults 18-49 (+36%), the ABC newsmagazine delivered 10-week highs on both key Adult measures - since 11/21/14.