ABC ran a competitive second on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ original drama lineup, beating Fox’s 2-hour comedy block by 21% and NBC with the season premiere of Smash by 92%. The Net ranked #1 on the night in Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49) The Net posted its strongest Tuesday since November 27, 2012, its 2nd-best performance on the night this season.
Building week to week in viewers (+10%) and young adults (+13%), ABC’s The Taste outdelivered Fox’s comedies by 13% (Raising Hope/Raising Hope) and NBC’s Betty White special by 20% from 8-9pm in Adults 18-49.
From 9-11pm, the second part of a 2-night The Bachelor grew to win its time period with Adults 18-49, beating CBS dramas by 13% (NCIS: LA/Vegas) and more than doubling NBC’s 2-hour second season opener of Smash (+136%). Up over Monday’s telecast by 8% in Adults 18-49, The Bachelor achieved a new season high. The ABC unscripted series was Tuesday’s #1 TV show with Women 18-34. Excluding only Dancing premieres and finales, The Bachelor delivered ABC’s top entertainment Adult 18-49 rating in the time period since May 17, 2011.