ABC Tuesday With an encore Dancing special, DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show and Private Practice, ABC ran as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Tuesday for the 3rd straight week this season to CBS (NCIS/NCIS: LA/Vegas). ABC topped NBC by 1.6 million viewers (The Voice/Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood) and continued to more than double Fox’s 2-hour comedy block on the night (+130% ahead of Raising Hope/Ben and Kate/New Girl/The Mindy Project).
Vaulting over its lead-in at 9pm in viewers (+61%) and young adults (+75%) against strong competition, ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars – The Results Show took 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). In fact, from 9:30-10pm in Adults 18-49, DWTS defeated Fox’s The Mindy Project by 16% and NBC’s The New Normal by 10%. In a double-elimination show, Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves were the next celebrity dancers to leave the competition this season. Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show for the 3rd week in a row, ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars – The Results Show outdrew NBC’s The Voice on the night by 1.3 million viewers. Building its overall audience for the 2nd straight week to hit a season high, ABC’s The Results jumped week to week by 1.2 million viewers. The program also posted season-high ratings with Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54).
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Private Practice outdelivered NBC’s Parenthood for the 3rd week running, leading the NBC drama by 1.1 million viewers. ABC’s Private Practice grew week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-34 (+10%), while holding 100% of its Adult 18-49 audience. Based on early DVR playback for the new season, Private Practice is seeing big spikes from its Live + Same Day numbers to Live + 3 Day numbers, shooting up by 1.8 million viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49 on its most recent telecast.