ABC Wins Friday with the Top 4 Shows in AD18-49 - Net is #1 for 4th Straight Week on Mon, Wed and Fri
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 5.9 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4), holding the #1 position on the night for the 4th week running and outdelivering first-run schedules on NBC by 38% (0.8/3) and on Fox by 83% (0.6/2). In fact so far this Nielsen week, the Net has finished as the #1 broadcaster on 4 nights (Mon., Wed. (tie), Thurs. and Fri.), marking its 4th consecutive week of 2017 to lead each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ABC was the only net up on Friday, gaining 10% week to week.
With each show ranking #1 in their respective time periods, ABC delivered the Top 4 TV shows on Friday in Adults 18-49, with Shark Tank (1.3/5), Last Man Standing (1.2/5), Dr. Ken (1.0/4) and 20/20 (0.9/3 - tied with NBC's Dateline), respectively.
· At 8pm, Last Man Standing marked its 8th consecutive original telecast at #1 in Adults 18-49, holding steady with last week's Fast Affiliate rating (1.2/5 vs. 1.3/5) which adjusted up 1-tenth in the National ratings to its 2nd highest rating this season.
· At 8:30pm, Dr. Ken advanced 13% week to week in Total Viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.6 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) for its 2nd strongest performance this season.
· At 9pm, Shark Tank returned up from its last original two weeks ago in Total Viewers (5.90 million vs. 5.86 million) and even in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), marking a new season high with its most watched telecast since March (since 3/18/16) and tying its 2nd highest young adult number this season.
· At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 stood as the night's top newsmagazine over NBC's Dateline head to head in the hour for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.8 million viewers (5.6 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 8% in Adults 25-54 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4). The ABC newsmagazine was up week to week in Total Viewers (+27%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%). 20/20 remembered the life and legacy of Mary Tyler Moore.