With Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, DWTS Results Show and the time-slot premiere of Private Practice, ABC was Tuesday’s 2nd-most-watched TV network to CBS, outpacing NBC by 2.0 million viewers and Fox by 3.3 million viewers.
At 8pm, up against CBS’ top-rated NCIS, ABC self-starter Last Man Standing once again qualified as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, drawing 1.1 million more viewers than Fox’s Glee-assisted New Girl in the 9pm half-hour.
- Continuing to generate big year-over-year improvement for ABC, Last Man Standing grew its slot by 39% viewers and by 45% in Adults 18-49 over original programming on the same night a year ago.
In the 8:30pm half-hour, ABC’s Cougar Town boosted its time period by double-digits year to year in Adults 18-49 (+17%).
Jumping over its lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s DWTS Results Show stood as the most-watched TV show in its slot for the 4th week running, outdrawing its unscripted competition on NBC (Voice Results) by an increasing 5.0 million viewers (up from a 4.4 million viewer advantage the prior week). ABC’s dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s #2 TV show overall, behind only NCIS. In addition, the broad-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked #2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, while holding the #1 position with Women 25-54. Singer Gavin DeGraw was the fourth celebrity eliminated from the dance competition this season
- ABC’s DWTS Results Show was up week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%). In addition with a performance by Disney star, Selena Gomez, the show spiked 20% over the prior week with Teens 12-17.
In the 10pm hour, ABC’s Private Practice opened at #1 in its day and time-period premiere among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. In fact, ABC led the hour for the 3rd week in a row with key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) and won for the 4th consecutive week with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).