ABC Thursday line-up w/ 'Charlie's Angels' third-place


In its time period, Charlie’s Angels topped NBC’s established comedies… improved the hour for ABC over the year-ago.

As each of its Thursday series posted gains, ABC was up week to week by 8% in Total Viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49. 

Up against the opening hour of Fox’s The X Factor and CBS’ comedies (back-to-back episodes of The Big Bang Theory) from 8-9pm, ABC freshman Charlie’s Angels grew week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%). 

In its time period, Charlie’s Angels topped NBC’s established comedies (Community/Parks and Recreation) for the 4th week running, by 2.1 million viewers.   The new drama grew audience for ABC throughout its broadcast, gaining 5% in viewers and 17% in young adults from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. 

Charlie’s Angels improved the hour for ABC over the year-ago night by 1.9 million viewers and by 18% in young adults. 

Jumping over its lead-in (+62% in viewers/+162% in young adults) opposite the second hour of The X Factor, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy increased over the prior week by 1.0 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49.  

For the 4th straight week this season, Grey’s qualified as Thursday’s #1 drama in Adults 18-49 and led its scripted competition in the 9 o’clock hour by strong margins, outdelivering CBS’ Person of Interest by 26% and NBC’s comedies (The Office/Whitney) by a season-best 31%.  In addition, the ABC drama ranked #1 overall in its time slot and as the night’s highest-rated scripted series with key Women (W18-34/W18-49) 

Rising week to week by 10% in viewers and by 14% in young adults, ABC’s Private Practice paced well ahead of its NBC drama competition in the 10pm hour, widening its advantage over Prime Suspect week to week to 49% in Total Viewers and 85% in Adults 18-49.  For its 3rd straight telecast this season, Private Practice stood as the #1 drama in the hour with Adults 18-34 and among key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49).

(source: ABC)