Drawing its biggest audience on the night in 3 weeks, ABC finished as the #2 most-watched network on Tuesday evening to CBS, leading Fox by a margin of 4.0 million viewers and NBC by 5.0 million.
Starting out the night for ABC at 8pm against CBS’ top-rated NCIS, ABC’s Last Man Standing stood as the 2nd-most-watched TV show overall, outdrawing Fox’s Glee by 2.0 million viewers and NBC’s The Biggest Loser 12 by 2.8 million viewers. The broad-skewing new ABC comedy also delivered the #2 position in the half-hour with Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49, while finishing as the 2nd-highest-rated broadcast program with Kids 2-11.
At 8:30pm against stiff competition from the second half-hours of NCIS and Glee, ABC’s Man Up! held 90% of its Adult 18-49 audience week to week, 100% among Women 18-34 and jumped by 33% among Kids 2-11.
Jumping over its lead-in at 9pm and building throughout its broadcast, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: The Results ranked as the 2nd-most-watched TV show in its hour, more than doubling the audiences for Fox’s comedies (+134% – New Girl/Raising Hope) and NBC’s The Biggest Loser (+141%). In addition, the wide-appealing ABC dancing results show finished #1 in its slot with key Women (W18-49/W25-54) and was the top-rated broadcast program with Kids 2-11. In addition, Dancing defeated the second hour of NBC’s The Biggest Loser by 17% in Adults 18-49. The show featured a performance by Justin Bieber, while actor David Arquette was the seventh celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the ABC dance competition this season.
* Growing week to week in viewers (+8%) and young adults (+8%), ABC’s DWTS: The Results tallied its best results in 3 weeks. In addition, the show posted its 2nd-highest numbers this season with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).
ABC’s Body of Proof registered as the 2nd-most-watched show in the 10pm hour (#2 drama for the 7th week running), beating NBC’s Parenthood by a margin of 4.8 million viewers. Body of Proof also qualified as the #2 drama in the slot with Adults 25-54, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, while ranking #1 in Women 25-54.
* Building its overall audience for the 3rd week in a row and rising 11% with young adults week to week, ABC’s Body of Proof produced its most-watched telecast this season and equaled a best-since-premiere number with Adults 18-49. In addition, the show hit its 2nd-best numbers this season with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
* Body of Proof drastically improved its time period over the same night last year with Total Viewers (+84%) and Adults 18-49 (+54%).