ABC Is Summer's No. 1 Network for the First Time in 24 Years in Adults 18-49 with 'The Bachelorette' as the No.1 Series for the First Time Ever

ABC Is Summer's No. 1 Network for the First Time in 24 Years in Adults 18-49 with 'The Bachelorette' as the No.1 Series for the First Time Ever

Summer 2019 – Primetime: National Most Current Program Ratings

ABC Is Summer’s No. 1 Net in Adults 18-49 for the First Time in 24 Years

 

ABC‘s ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor in Paradise-Mon’

Stand as the Only Two Broadcast Series Up Over the Prior Summer

 

ABC‘s ‘The Bachelorette’ Is the Summer’s No. 1 TV Series, Topping NBC’s ‘AGT’

Summer 2019 (16 Complete Weeks Most Current – 5/27/19-9/15/19)

With one week left to count in Summer 2019, ABC ranks as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 – tie with NBC), marking the first time the Net has ranked No. 1 during the summer in 24 years – since Summer 1995. In addition, ABC is the summer’s No. 1 network with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos.

  • ABC’s “The Bachelorette” (+5%) and “Bachelor in Paradise-Mon” (+6%) are the only two broadcast series to improve over the prior summer with Adults 18-49.

 

  • ABC holds even versus the comparable 16 weeks last summer in Adults 18-49, while CBS (-25%) and NBC (-17%) are down by double digits.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ranks as the summer’s No. 1 TV series among Adults 18-49 (2.1/11), topping NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (2.0/10). This marks the first time ever that “The Bachelorette” has ranked as the No. 1 series of the summer in Adults 18-49.

 

  • ABC claims 3 of the Top 4 TV series this summer in Adults 18-49, including the summer’s No. 1 series with “The Bachelorette”: “The Bachelorette” (2.1/11) – No. 1, “Bachelor in Paradise-Mon” (1.8/9) – No. 3 and “Bachelor in Paradise-Tue” (1.6/8) – No. 4.
  • ABC ranks No. 1 on 4 of 7 nights during the week this summer among Adults 18-49: Monday, Thursday (tie), Friday and Saturday. In fact, ABC’s Monday night is the highest-rated night in prime time this summer in Adults 18-49 (1.8/9), topping runner-up NBC’s Tuesday night with “America’s Got Talent” (1.7/9).

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Most Current Program Ratings for Summer 2019 (5/27/19-9/15/19) and National Live+7 Day Program Ratings for Summer 2018 (5/28/18-9/16/18). Series rankings based on regularly scheduled programming, excludes specials.

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