ABC Wins Friday with the Top 3 TV Shows in AD18-49 - 20/20 Spikes to 7-Week Highs
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), delivering the night's Top 3 TV shows with Shark Tank (1.5/5), 20/20 (1.4/5) and Last Man Standing (1.2/5 - tied w/Blue Bloods - also the top scripted show). In fact, Shark Tank returned to original for the first time in 3 weeks, marking its 21st straight first-run telecast this season as Friday's #1 series in the key young adult sales demo. ABC's 20/20 was Friday's #1 newsmagazine, outdelivering NBC's 2-hour Dateline (9-11pm) by double digits in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 18-49 (+27%) and Adults 25-54 (+27%).
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 6.4 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49) At 8pm, ABC's Last Man Standing ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5) and was even with its week-ago telecast. LMS was also the most-watched TV show overall (6.4 million) in its half-hour for its 5th straight original telecast.
Cristela (8:30-9pm - 5.2 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49) At 8:30pm, ABC's Cristela held steady week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), tying its best number since mid-January - since 1/16/15. The ABC freshman comedy once again improved its half-hour year to year by over 1 million viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (The Neighbors on 4/11/14 = 4.1 million and 0.9/3)
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 6.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49) Spiking 50% over its lead-in among Adults 18-49 at 9pm, ABC's Shark Tank won its hour by 36% over its nearest competition (1.5/5 vs. 1.1/4 - CBS' Hawaii Five-0 and NBC's Dateline tied).
20/20 (10-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49) At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 won its hour among Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) and Adults 25-54 (1.9/6), beating CBS' Blue Bloods and NBC's Dateline. The ABC newsmagazine shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+62% - 6.0 million vs. 3.7 million), Adults 18-49 (+75% - 1.4/5 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+58% - 1.9/6 vs. 1.2/4), scoring 7-week highs on all 3 measures - since 2/20/15. In an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20, Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau and Vili Fualaau sat down together on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, sharing intimate details about their headline-making marriage.