Wednesday highest for ABC since premiere week


Growing by 6% week to week among Adults 18-49 despite facing all original competition this week,  ABC marked its highest rating on the night since season-premiere Wednesday.  

ABC’s Modern  Family stood as Wednesday’s #1 TV show with Total Viewers and in Adults 18-49, qualifying as the night’s top rated program for the 8th straight week in the key young adult sales demo.

Despite facing the final half-hour of Fox’s 2-hour The X Factor this week, ABC’s Happy Endings hit a series high in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row (tying the prior week).

During the 10 o’clock hour opposite veteran dramas on CBS and NBC, ABC freshman drama Revenge ranked #1 for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49, beating CBS’ original CSI by a best-ever 11% and NBC’s first-run Law Order SVU by a best-ever 50%.   In addition, Revenge was the #1 series in the hour for its 8th consecutive broadcast with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.  The new ABC drama also ranked #1 in the slot with Adults 25-54.

Gaining young adults for the 2nd week running (surging +11% week to week), ABC’s Revenge posted its 2nd-highest-ever Adult 18-49 number – best since its series debut 7 weeks ago on 9/21/11.  In fact the show scored its 2nd highest ratings ever across all key Adults, Men and Women demographics. 

On average, Revenge is generating enormous year-over-year time-period improvement, jumping over the Net’s performance in the hour at the same point last year with original series programming by 94% in Total Viewers and more than doubling the number of Adults 18-49 (+136%) watching ABC.  In fact, Revenge is ABC’s most-watched series overall in Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour in more than 4 years – since Lost during the 2006-07 TV Season.

(Source: ABC)