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[05/25/17 - 08:21 AM]
"Dirty Dancing" Drives ABC to Its Most Watched Wednesday in Nearly 7 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 24.

[via press release from ABC]

Dirty Dancing Drives ABC to its Most Watched Wednesday in Nearly 7 Months

ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm - 6.6 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): On the final night of the 2016-17 broadcast season against big season finale competition on each of the other nets (Empire, Survivor and L&O: SVU), ABC's television revival of the theatrical Dirty Dancing drew a strong 6.6 million viewers during its 3-hour broadcast. With the movie, ABC finished as the 2nd most watched network overall on Wednesday to CBS with 3 hours of Survivor finale coverage, outdrawing NBC by 1.3 million viewers (5.3 million) and Fox by 1.4 million viewers (5.2 million).

· Dirty Dancing drove ABC to its most watched Wednesday in nearly 7 months - since 11/2/16 with the CMA Awards.

Quick Take for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

On the Final Night of the Season, 'Dirty Dancing' Drives ABC to Its Most Watched Wednesday in Nearly 7 Months

Wednesday (5/24/17) - ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections:

"Dirty Dancing": L3 = 8.2 million/1.7 rtg and L7 = 8.5 million/1.8 rtg

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.6 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):

On the final night of the 2016-17 broadcast season against big season-finale competition on each of the other nets ("Empire," "Survivor" and "L&O: SVU"), ABC's television revival of the theatrical "Dirty Dancing" drew a strong 6.6 million viewers during its 3-hour broadcast. With the movie, ABC finished as the 2nd most watched network overall on Wednesday to CBS with 3 hours of "Survivor" finale coverage, outdrawing finale programming on NBC by 1.3 million viewers (5.3 million) and Fox by 1.4 million viewers (5.2 million).

· "Dirty Dancing" drove ABC to its most watched Wednesday in nearly 7 months - since 11/2/16 with the CMA Awards.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/24/17.





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· DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)





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