ABC Dominates Sunday as ‘Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda’ Finishes as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49

ABC Dominates Sunday as ‘Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda’ Finishes as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49

June 24, 2019

Quick Take for Sunday, June 23, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Sunday as ‘Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda’ Finishes as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49

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ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 0.7/4 in AD18-49):
Boosted by “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda” from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC won Sunday night by 40% over its nearest competition with Adults 18-49 (0.7/4 vs. 0.5/3 – NBC). Prior to the “Highwire Live” special from 7:00-8:00 p.m., ABC aired a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and followed the special at 10:00 p.m. with an encore airing of the new game show “Holey Moley,” which had an impressive opening on Thursday night and exposed more viewers to its series debut (see below).      

  • Jumping over on its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+33%/+60%) and building audience throughout its broadcast, ABC’s “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda” won its 2-hour time period in viewers (5.2 million) and young adults (0.8/4), standing as Sunday’s No. 1 TV show among Adults 18-49. “Highwire Live” built steadily throughout its telecast, surging by 3.1 million viewers (4.1 million to 7.2 million) and by 83% in Adults 18-49 (0.6/3 to 1.1/5) from its first to final half-hour.  

 

  • At 10:00 p.m., coming off its strong start in its regular 8:00 p.m. slot this past Thursday where it drew 4.9 million viewers, ABC’s replay of the “Holey Moley” series debut telecast ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.7/4) and added 3.5 million more Total Viewers to bring its Live + Same Day premiere total up to 8.4 million. Editors, please note:  Live +3 Day ratings for the “Holey Moley”’s Thursday premiere become available from Nielsen on Tuesday, 6/25/19.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 6/23/19.

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