ABC Tuesday up 8%


ABCOpposite the 2-hour season finale of The Voice and CBS’ all-original drama lineup, ABC was up week to week on Tuesday night by 8% in Adults 18-49.

ABC’s second rebroadcast this season of A Charlie Brown Christmas ranked #1 against its broadcast competition from 8-9pm in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11, leading its nearest competitor (NBC) by 63% on the latter measure. In fact, ABC’s A Charlie Brown Christmas stood as the night’s top-rated broadcast show with Kids 2-11, topping The Voice finale by 30%.  The animated PEANUTS special improved the hour year to year for ABC by 5% in Total Viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49.

Despite facing The Voice finale at 9pm, ABC’s Happy Endings grew 8% week to week in Adults 18-49 to equal a 7-week high – since 10/30/12.  Spiking 44% in Adults 18-34 over the prior week, the ABC comedy posted a best-since premiere rating – since 10/23/12.  In addition, Happy Endings matched a season-high with Men 18-34.

At 9:30pm against the second half-hour of The Voice, ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 built week to week by 4% in Total Viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49.

At 10 o’clock, ABC’s Private Practice ran as the #1 drama in the hour across all key Women demographics, beating CBS’ Vegas by strong double-digit margins: W18-34 +67%, W18-49 +19% and W25-54 +15%.  Growing for the 2nd week in a row with Women 18-34 (+7%) against the final hour of The Voice finale, Private Practice scored its highest rating in nearly 3 months– since 10/2/12.