ABC stood as the 2nd-most-watched network on Tuesday night to CBS, topping Fox by 3.6 million viewers and NBC by 4.2 million viewers.
Continuing to exhibit year-over-year momentum, ABC built its overall Tuesday audience for the 5th consecutive week, growing its audience from the same night last year (4/20/10) by 1.0 million viewers over an all-original schedule (DWTS Results/Lost/V).
ABC’s DWTS Results Show qualified as the most-watched TV show in the 9 o’clock hour for the 4th consecutive week and stood as the most-watched program of the night.
In addition, the ABC dancing results show ranked #1 in the hour in Adults 18-49 for the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, topping runner-up, the second hour of NBC’s Biggest Loser: Couples by 16%. Supermodel Petra Nemcova was the fourth celebrity to be eliminated from the show this season.
DWTS Results Show posted sizeable year-over-year increases, surging by 16% in Total Viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 over the same night last year.
ABC’s Body of Proof registered as the most-watched program in the 10 o’clock hour for the 4th consecutive week, topping the season finale of NBC’s Parenthood by 5.2 million viewers.
The ABC freshman drama was up week to week in viewers (+4%) and with Men: M18-34 (+13%), M18-49 (+7%) and M25-54 (+5%).
The new drama improved the hour year to year for ABC by 5.7 million viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49 over the year-ago night with an original V.