With DWTS: All-Stars, the season premieres of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 plus Private Practice, ABC ran as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Tuesday to CBS, outdrawing NBC (with The Voice) by 7% and Fox (with The X-Factor) by 70%.
Part 2 of ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars finished as the most-watched unscripted show of the night, beating NBC’s The Voice in head-to-head competition by 17% and Fox’s The X-Factor by 140%. In addition, DWTS dominated Fox’s comedies in the 8 o’clock hour (Raising Hope/Ben and Kate) by 38% with Adults 18-49. Growing over the prior week’s Results Show by 10% in Adults 18-49, DWTS: All-Stars scored ABC’s best performance in the hour in 8 months – since 2/7/12.
In the 9pm half-hour, the season premiere of ABC’s Happy Endings topped Fox’s New Girl by 13% in Total Viewers. Soaring over its season finale in April with viewers (+59%) and young adults (+12%), Happy Endings scored its largest audience since February and its top Adult 18-49 number since March – since 2/29/12 and 3/14/12, respectively. Happy Endings delivered ABC’s best performance with comedy programming in the half-hour in Total Viewers in nearly 4 years and in Adults 18-49 in almost 3 years – since 1/6/09 and 12/8/09, respectively.
From 9:30-10pm, ABC’s season premiere of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 finished second in its slot among Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Women 18-34, beating its NBC comedy competition (The New Normal) by solid double-digit margins. The sophomore ABC series turned in the Net’s strongest performance with comedy programming in the slot in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since December 2009 – since 12/1/09.
ABC’s Private Practice ranked #2 in the 10 o’clock hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54), beating CBS’ Vegas.