ABC #1 on Sunday


ABCABC ranked #1 on Sunday Night among Adults 18-49, beating CBS (with the Sunday premiere of Big Brother 14) by 27% and NBC (with a 2-hour Dateline) by 56%. For the 2nd week in a row, ABC matched its strongest Sunday this summer with regular programming on the night.

ABC’s replay America’s Funniest Home Videos finished #1 in the 7 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, beating originals of CBS’ 60 Minutes by 20% and NBC’s Dateline. In addition, the broad-appealing ABC series also won its time period across all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and Kids 2-11.

·         Launching over the prior week’s repeat by 16% in Total Viewers and 20% with Adults 18-49, ABC’s AFHV delivered its best performance this summer to date. In addition, the veteran ABC video-clip show was up over its year-ago telecast by 4% and 9% with viewers and young adults, respectively.

Building sharply on its lead-in (+25%), ABC’s Secret Millionaire matched the prior week’s season-high in Adults 18-49.

From 9-11pm, ABC’s EM: Weight Loss Edition once again grew during each half-hour of its broadcast, surging by 1.0 million viewers and 33% in Adults 18-49 from start to finish.  In fact, the ABC unscripted series shot up to rank #1 during its second hour from 10-11pm with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

Sunday Results:

From 7-9 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Dateline” grew by 43 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.0 from a 0.7) and 26 percent or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 4.8 million).  By its final half-hour from 8:30 to 9 p.m., “Dateline” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers with 6.0 million persons.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” delivered a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall, for its second hour from 10-11 p.m., the “Talent” encore ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demos.

NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

(source: ABC)