ABC is #1 on Friday in AD18-49 as Shark Tank Surges to a 10-Week High
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 5.1 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): Leading off the night with a repeat Shark Tank at 8pm, ABC ranked #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 - tying CBS' all-original schedule) to finish as the lead broadcaster on the evening for the 4th week in a row.
· ABC's Shark Tank grew to a 10-week high and stood as Friday's highest-rated TV series with young adults (1.4/5). ABC's 20/20 continued its run as Friday's top-rated newsmagazine and was the night's #2 series to Shark Tank in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4-tie).
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 5.6 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): Spiking 75% over its lead-in at 9pm and gaining audience from start to finish, ABC's Shark Tank won it hour by 27% over runner-up CBS' Hawaii Five-0 in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4). Shark Tank built week to week in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%) setting a 10-week high with young adults - since 2/19/16.
20/20 (10-11pm - 5.6 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 ranked #1 in the time period with Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 - tied w/CBS Blue Bloods). Head to head in the hour, 20/20 once again outdelivered NBC's Dateline by strong margins in Total Viewers (+33% - 5.6 million vs. 4.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+20% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4) and Adults 25-54 (+21% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4), delivering a larger audience than the NBC newsmagazine for the 5th-consecutie week. 20/20 held even with last week's telecast in Adults 18-49, equaling a 10-week high - since 2/19/16. 20/20 featured Dan Harris' exclusive interview with Ron Miscavige, father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, about his new memoir, RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.