With a DWTS special, DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show and Private Practice, ABC finished as the #2 most-watched TV network on Tuesday for the 2nd week running to CBS (NCIS/NCIS: LA/Vegas). Increasing its lead week to week, ABC outdrew NBC by 2.7 million viewers (The Voice/Go On/New Normal/Parenthood) and once again more than doubled Fox’s 2-hour comedy block on the night (+118% ahead of Raising Hope/Ben and Kate/New Girl/The Mindy Project).
Leaping over its lead-in at 9pm in viewers (+44%) and young adults (+62%) opposite stiff competition, ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show earned 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). In addition, The Results Show beat out NBC comedies (Go On/The New Normal) in the hour among Adults 18-49. In fact from 9:30-10pm among Adults 18-49, DWTS defeated Fox’s The Mindy Project by 11% and NBC’s The New Normal by 24%. Singer and actor Joey Fatone was the second celebrity dancer to leave the competition this season.
· Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show, ABC’s DWTS: All Stars — The Results topped NBC’s The Voice on the night by an impressive 3.6 million viewers.
· Bucking the trend of week to week declines for most other programs, ABC’s The Results show held 100% of its week-earlier season premiere numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while growing over its season opener in both Adults 18-34 (+8%) and Women 18-34 (+20%).
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Private Practice outdrew NBC’s Parenthood for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.6 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 25-54. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).
· Based on the first round of DVR playback, Private Practice saw a big spike from its Live + Same Day numbers to Live + 3 Day numbers, shooting up by 2.0 million viewers and by 9-tenths in Adults 18-49 (+47%).