ABC dances to victory


Dancing with the StarsFeaturing a Dancing encore, the DWTS Results Show and Body of Proof, ABC ranked #1 on Tuesday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

From 8-9pm, ABC’s special DWTS: Encore Performance attracted 3.2 million more viewers than NBC’s original The Biggest Loser.

  • The Dancing encore improved its hour by 3.8 million viewers and by 20% year to year, topping original programming on the year-ago night.

Tuesday’s most-watched TV program, ABC’s DWTS Results Show soared above NBC’s premiere of The Voice during the 9 o’clock hour by 7.0 million viewers.  The broad-appealing ABC unscripted series also finished #1 in the hour with Adults 25-54 and was the #1 broadcast program with Kids 2-11, beating The Voice by 27% on the latter measure.  Actor Jack Wagner was the second celebrity eliminated from the competition this season.

  • Despite facing The Voice premiere, ABC’s DWTS Results Show exhibited impressive retention of its week-ago season opener in Total Viewers (98%) and across all key Women: W18-34 (91%), W18-49 (100%) and W25-54 (90%).

ABC’s Body of Proof ranked #1 during the 10 o’clock hour, more than doubling the audience (+163%) for NBC’s Fashion Star and leading by 33% in Adults 18-49. In addition, the ABC drama led the hour by 61% over its nearest competition in Adults 25-54 (NBC) and won its time slot for the 2nd week in a row among key Women (W18-49/W25-54).

  • Building its overall audience for its 5th straight original telecast, ABC’s Body of Proof drew its largest audience in nearly 1 year – since 4/26/11.  Additionally among Adults 18-49, the show equaled a best-since-premiere number – since its season opener on 9/20/11.

(Source: ABC)