With a Dancing recap show, followed by the Season 14 premiere of DWTS Results Show leading into Body of Proof, ABC ran a strong #2 on Tuesday to CBS, leading third-place NBC’s all-original line up by 6.8 million viewers and by 28% in Adults 18-49. With DWTS Results Show and Body of Proof, ABC ranked #1 in each hour from 9-11pm in Adults 18-49.
From 8-9pm, ABC’s special Dancing recap show (Dancing with the Stars: The Story So Far) took second place to CBS’ top-rated NCIS, more than doubling the audience of NBC’s time-period regular The Biggest Loser and leading by 6% in Adults 18-49.
- DWTS: The Story So Far drew the Net’s biggest audience in the hour since October – since 10/11/11.
Boosting ABC up to #1 in the 9 o’clock hour, the season premiere of DWTS Results Show beat out CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles in viewers (+4%) and young adults (+3%). Outdelivering NBC and Fox by wide margins in Adults 18-49, the ABC dancing results show beat out the second hour of The Biggest Loser by 43% and the New Girl/Breaking In comedy combo by 50%. Tennis champion Martina Navratilova was the first celebrity voted off the show this season.
- ABC’s DWTS Results Show was up over its Season 13 opener last fall in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%).
- Delivering huge week-to-week time-period improvement in Total Viewers (+283%) and Adults 18-49 (+114%), DWTS Results Show produced 4-month highs for ABC in the hour on both measures – since 11/22/11, with the Season 13 finale of DWTS.
In the 10 o’clock hour against CBS’ Unforgettable and NBC’s Fashion Star, ABC’s Body of Proof finished #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54).
- Up sharply over its most recent original in viewers (+33%) and young adults (+50%), ABC’s Body of Proof drew its biggest audience of the season and achieved a 6-month high among Adults 18-49 (best since season premiere on 9/20/11).