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[12/21/16 - 08:25 AM]
"The Year 2016" Drives ABC to a Tuesday Night Win Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 20.

[via press release from ABC]

The Year 2016 Boosts ABC to a Tuesday Night Victory

The Year 2016 (9-11pm - 3.8 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): The Year 2016 won its time period and made ABC to #1 network on Tuesday night in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) and Adults 25-54 (1.3/4-tie). Head to head from 9-11pm, The Year 2016 beat NBC's star-studded Tony Bennett holiday special in the 2-hour slot by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) and by 8% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4). The Year 2016 also ranked #1 in its time period across all key Women and Men demographics (18-34/18-49/25-54). Anchored by Robin Roberts, the ABC special featured details of all the big stories from 2016. The Year stood as the #1 TV show on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (tie) and despite increased competition held exactly even with its year-ago broadcast (1.0/4 on 12/22/15).

Quick Take for Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

'The Year 2016' Drives ABC to a Tuesday Night Win Among Adults 18-49

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):

Featuring encore animated holiday specials from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ("Toy Story That Time Forgot"/"Shrek the Halls") leading into a winning performance for "The Year 2016" from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC won Tuesday's primetime by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3 -NBC and CBS tied). Anchored by ABC News' Robin Roberts, "The Year" featured details of all the big stories from 2016.

"The Year 2016" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.8 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC's "The Year 2016" won the time period over NBC's star-studded Tony Bennett holiday special head to head by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) and by 8% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4). "The Year 2016" also ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour slot across all key Women and Men demographics (18-34/18-49/25-54). "The Year" stood as the No. 1 TV show on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (tie) and despite increased competition year to year held exactly even with its broadcast on the year-ago night (1.0/4 on 12/22/15).

Projections Rationale:

Lifts vs. L+SD are based on 2015-16 season averages for originals (excluding the premiere).

Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).

New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day for 12/20/16.





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