ABC Wins Friday - Shark Tank Surges to Tie a Season High in AD18-49 and 20/20 Draws Largest its Audience Since November
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.1 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): With its lineup returning to all originals on the night, ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5).
· Shark Tank was Friday's #1 TV show (1.7/6 - tying a season best), while Last Man Standing (1.2/5) and Dr. Ken (1.1/4) ranked as the Top 2 scripted shows of the night in Adults 18-49, respectively.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 6.8 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, Last Man Standing the most-watched TV show in its half-hour (6.8 million). LMS paced within 1-tenth of its last original airing two weeks ago (1.2/5 vs. 1.3/5), which was a season high in Adults 18-49.
Dr. Ken (8:30-9pm - 5.1 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, ABC's Dr. Ken returned up from its most recent original by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/4).
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 6.8 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 9pm (+55%), ABC's Shark Tank won its hour by 70% over its nearest competition in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6 vs. 1.0/4 - CBS Hawaii Five-0). The ABC unscripted show was also the most-watched program overall in the hour.
· Growing for its 2nd straight original telecast, Shark Tank surged 21% from two weeks ago in Adults 18-49 to match a season high. The show also gained 1.2 million viewers over its last original (6.8 million vs. 5.6 million), drawing its biggest audience since November (since 11/20/15) and its 3rd-largest this season.
20/20 (10-11pm - 5.4 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 surged by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+42% - 5.4 million vs. 3.8 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% - 1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+25% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.2/3), marking its most-watched telecast overall since November - since 11/20/15. Friday's most-watched newsmagazine, ABC's 20/20 outdrew NBC's Dateline in the hour by 10% in Total Viewers (5.4 million vs. 4.9 million).