The Net is Up Year to Year for the 3rd Straight Week on Monday with Young Adults
ABC’s “Castle” Repeat Attracts More Viewers than NBC’s First-Run “Rock Center”
Continuing to Post Big Year-to-Year Growth in its Slot, ABC’s “Last Man Standing” Is Tuesday’s No. 1 Most-Watched Comedy, Topping Fox’s “Glee”-led “New Girl”
ABC’s “Body of Proof” Generates the Series’ Strongest-Ever Repeat Performance
ABC’s Repeat Wednesday Comedies Post Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Growth
ABC’s Replay “Modern Family” Tops Fox’s “X Factor”-Fueled “Teenage Daughter”
ABC’s “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011” Surges Over its Lead-in and Gains Audience Throughout its 90-Minute Broadcast
ABC’s “The Year with Katie Couric” Earns Strong Year-Over-Year Time Slot Increases
ABC’s Repeats of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Once Upon a Time” Outdraw Fox’s Animated Comedies from 7-9pm on Sunday Evening
Monday: With a rebroadcast of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, You Deserve It and a repeat airing of Castle, ABC grew over the same night last year by 10% in Adults 18-49.
It was the Net’s 3rd consecutive Monday to post year-to-year improvement on the night. Building on its You Deserve It lead-in by 21% at 10pm, ABC’s Castle repeat attracted more viewers than NBC’s original Rock Center with Brian Williams, despite the NBC newsmagazine’s biggest-ever lead-in coming out of the 2-hour season premiere of Fear Factor.
Tuesday: At 8 o’clock, ABC’s Last Man Standing earned second place in its half-hour with Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox’s Glee by 4% and NBC’s special Will & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage by 44%. The ABC freshman comedy also topped the NBC special by 83% in Adults 18-49. In addition, self-starter Last Man continued to finish as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy, leading Fox’s runner-up Glee-fueled New Girl at 9pm by 10%. On average since its premiere, Last Man Standing has boosted the half-hour for ABC by 2.8 million viewers and by 38% in Adults 18-49 over original series programming on the comparable nights last year.
In the 8:30pm half-hour, ABC’s replay Last Man Standing dominated NBC’s Will & Kate special by 17% in Total Viewers and by 54% in Adults 18-49. Last Man Standing delivered ABC’s top young adult number in the time slot in nearly 2 months – since 10/18/11. ABC’s repeat The Middle soared over the prior week’s replay in the time slot by 21% in Total Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49. During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Body of Proof encore scored its best-ever repeat numbers, surpassing its previous highs by 14% in Total Viewers (on 7/24/11) and by 38% in Adults 18-49 (on 8/7/11). The ABC sophomore drama improved its time period year to year by impressive margins, up by 23% in Total Viewers and by 38% in Adults 18-49 over the year-ago night.
Wednesday: During the first half of the evening, ABC’s repeat comedies (The Middle/Suburgatory/Modern Family) rose sharply over encore comedies in the 90-minute time period on the same Wednesday last year among Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%). ABC’s 9pm repeat Modern Family outdelivered Fox’s X Factor-fueled first-run I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 9:30pm by 1.5 million viewers and by 28% in Adults 18-49. Surging over its lead-in by 1.8 million viewers and gaining audience throughout its 90-minute broadcast, ABC’s Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 earned second place in its time period with viewers and key Adult demos (AD18-49/AD25-54).
In addition, the ABC special highlighting some of the year’s most prominent names in entertainment, sports and politics, finished #1 against its network rivals with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. Steve Jobs was named the most fascinating person of 2011. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 generated big year-over-year improvement for ABC in the 90-minute time period, with Total Viewers (+105%), Adults 18-49 (+53%) and Adults 25-54 (+61%).
Thursday: During the 8 o’clock hour opposite Fox’s X Factor Results Show and CBS’ repeat and original comedies (The Big Bang Theory/Rules of Engagement), ABC’s second rebroadcast this year of A Charlie Brown Christmas beat out NBC’s encore comedies (Community/Parks and Recreation) by wide margins with Total Viewers (+220%) and Adults 18-49 (+157%).
The ABC Peanuts holiday special ran a strong #1 in the hour with Kids 2-11, leading runner-up The X Factor by 59% to stand as the highest-rated broadcast TV program of the evening. From 9-11pm, ABC’s special The Year with Katie Couric earned 2nd place against its broadcast competition during its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. The Year with Katie Couric delivered substantial year-over-year increases for ABC in the 2-hour time period, boosting the slot by 2.0 million viewers, by 36% in Adults 18-49 and by 43% in Adults 25-54.
Friday: During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition finished #1 against its network rivals across all key Adult demographics (A18-34/A18-49/A25-54). Home Edition topped runner-up Fox with a special repeat of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown in Adults 18-49 by 20% and NBC’s original Chuck by 33%.
Surging week to week by 20% in Adults 18-49, Home Edition matched ABC’s 2nd-highest young adult number in the time period this season, while hitting a season high with Adults 18-34. A second installment of Home Edition at 9pm led its net rivals across key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49). The ABC unscripted series also beat NBC’s Grimm by 13% in Adults 18-34.
Saturday: ABC’s encore Winter Wipeout beat NBC’s replay Grimm in the 8pm hour by 35% in Total Viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49. In addition, Wipeout was the top-rated broadcast program in the hour among Teens 12-17. From 9-11pm, ABC’s special rebroadcast of CMA Country Christmas outdrew NBC’s original and repeat programming in the 2-hour block (WWE Tribute to the Troops/Law & Order: SVU) by 25% in Total Viewers.
Sunday: At 7pm, ABC’s replay America’s Funniest Home Videos was the 2nd-most watched show, drawing a larger overall audience than pre-game football coverage on NBC. In addition, the repeat video clip show outdrew its encore competition in the hour on Fox (American Dad/Cleveland) by 3.3 million viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49. ABC’s rebroadcast Once Upon a Time topped Fox’s repeat and original animated comedies (The Simpsons/Allen Gregory) in the 8 o’clock hour by 5% in Total Viewers.