With Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, DWTS Results Show and Body of Proof opposite all-original competition, ABC registered as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Tuesday to CBS, outdrawing NBC by 3.0 million viewers and Fox by 4.1 million viewers.
At 8pm opposite CBS’ top-rated NCIS, ABC’s Last Man Standing ranked #2 in viewers, edging out the return of Fox’s Glee and leading NBC’s The Biggest Loser by 8%. In fact, ABC self-starter Last Man Standing finished as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, attracting 1.4 million more viewers than Fox’s Glee-led New Girl at 9pm.
- Continuing to improve its time slot year over year, Last Man Standing boosted the half-hour for ABC by 1.3 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 over season-premiere programming on the year-ago night (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution).
In the 8:30pm half-hour, despite facing the return of Glee to the time slot, ABC’s Cougar Town surged 14% over its last telecast 3 weeks ago in Total Viewers, generating its most-watched telecast of the season. In addition the ABC comedy gained 9% in Adults 18-34, equaling a season-high rating.
During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s DWTS Results Show emerged as the most-watched TV show for the 3rd week in a row, soaring above its NBC unscripted competition (Voice Results) by 4.1 million viewers. ABC’s dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s #2 TV show overall, behind only CBS’ NCIS. In addition, the wide-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked #2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). Actress and co-host of ABC’s The View, Sherri Shepherd was the third celebrity to leave the competition this season.
In the 10pm hour, ABC’s season finale of Body of Proof ranked #1 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, leading the time period on each measure for the 2nd week in a row. In addition, the ABC drama won its slot for the 3rd straight week with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).
- ABC’s Body of Proof generated its 2nd-most-watched telecast this season. Additionally, the show tied its best Adult 18-34 number since the beginning of October – since 10/4/11.