ABC, 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Results Show' No. 2


With a Dancing encore special, DWTS: The Results and Body of Proof, ABC once again finished as the 2nd-most-watched net on Tuesday evening to CBS (NCIS/NCIS: LA/Unforgettable).  The Net outdrew Fox on the night by 3.5 million viewers (Glee/New Girl/Raising Hope) and NBC by 6.0 million viewers (2-hour The Biggest Loser 12/Parenthood).

ABC grew its overall Tuesday audience week to week and was also up over the same night last year.

In the 8pm hour, ABC’s special DWTS: The Encore Performance ranked #2 to CBS’ NCIS in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox’s Glee by 10% and the opening hour of NBC’s The Biggest Loser by 65%. 

Leaping over its lead-in and gaining audience throughout its telecast opposite stiff competition, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: The Results qualified as the most-watched TV show in the 9 o’clock hour, outrunning CBS (NCIS: LA), Fox (New Girl/Raising Hope) and NBC (The Biggest Loser).  The broad-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked #2 in its time slot with Adults 25-54, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, while delivering the #1 position with Women 25-54. 

In addition, Dancing made ABC the #2 broadcaster in the hour with Kids 2-11.   The ABC unscripted series once again dominated its NBC unscripted competition in the hour, defeating the second hour of The Biggest Loser by 9.1 million viewers and 33% in Adults 18-49.  Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari was the third celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the dance competition this season.

Building week to week, DWTS: The Results marked its most-watched telecast this season. 

Drawing its biggest audience this season and surging 17% week to week in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Body of Proof ran #2 in the 10 o’clock hour, beating NBC’s Parenthood by 5.2 million viewers and by 5% in young adults.  In addition, The sophomore ABC drama finished #1 in its time slot with Women 18-49 and held the #2 position with Adults 25-54 for its 3rd consecutive telecast.

Continuing to demonstrate much stronger lead-in retention for ABC in the hour year to year, Body of Proof boosted its time period over the same night last year by double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+31%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%).

(source: ABC)