ABC Ranks as the No. 1 Network for 6th Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Winning by Its Largest Margin Since Early February

ABC Ranks as the No. 1 Network for 6th Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Winning by Its Largest Margin Since Early February

March 20, 2020

 

Live+3 Day Ratings for the Week of March 9, 2020 (Week No. 25):

Please note: ABC’s 2-hour Tuesday comedy block was preempted for “The Bachelor” finale and its entire Wednesday lineup was preempted for a “Modern Family” marathon of viewer-favorite episodes.

 

ABC Ranks as the No. 1 Network for 6th Straight Week in Adults 18-49, 

Winning by Its Largest Margin Since Early February

ABC’s Monday and Tuesday Night Tie as the Top-Rated Night of the Week

ABC Grows to a 5-Week High and Its 2nd Highest-Rated Week of the Season

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Ties Fox’s ‘The Masked Singer’ as the Week’s No. 1 Show 

 

During the week of March 9, 2020, ABC ranked as the No. 1 network for the 6th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (1.4/7), dominating its nearest competition by 40% (1.0/5 for CBS and Fox tied). In fact, ABC won the week by its largest margin over the No. 2 network in 5 weeks – since the week of “The Oscars®” (week of 2/3/20). ABC ranked No. 1 on 4 of 7 nights of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday). In addition, ABC’s Monday and Tuesday night tied as the highest-rated night of the week for any network among Adults 18-49 (2.2/11).

 

ABC grew over the prior week by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/7 vs. 1.1/6), hitting a 5-week high (since the week of 2/3/20) and its 2nd highest-rated week of the season, behind only the week of “The Oscars.”

 

ABC’s “The Bachelor” finale tied Fox’s “The Masked Singer” to rank as the No. 1 program of the week among Adults 18-49 (2.7/14). ABC claimed 7 of the week’s Top 15 highest-rated programs, more than double Fox – 3, CBS – 3 or NBC – 2, despite its regular Tuesday and Wednesday lineups being preempted:  “The Bachelor” (2.7/14) – No. 1, “The Bachelor SP-3/9” (2.6/13) – No. 3, “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.1/11) – No. 5, “The Good Doctor” (1.6/8) and “American Idol” (1.6/7) tied for No. 9 and “Station 19” (1.4/8) and “The Rookie” (1.4/7) tied for No. 14.

 

ABC delivered 4 of the week’s Top 5 broadcast dramas with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Doctor,” “Station 19” and “The Rookie.”

 

ABC claimed the Top 2 programs on Monday with “The Bachelor SP-3/9” and “The Good Doctor,” respectively; the No. 1 program on Tuesday with “The Bachelor”; the No. 1 program on Thursday with “Grey’s Anatomy”; and the Top 2 broadcast programs on Sunday with “American Idol” and “The Rookie,” respectively.

 

ABC had each of the week’s Top 3 10:00 p.m. programs with “The Good Doctor” – No. 1, “The Rookie” – No. 2 and “A Million Little Things” (1.3/7) – No. 3 (tie).

 

ABC claimed 4 of the week’s Top 10 biggest gainers in TV playback – more than any network (NBC – 3, Fox – 3, CBS – 1): “Grey’s Anatomy” (+0.9 rating points), “The Good Doctor” (+0.7 rating points), “A Million Little Things” (+0.7 rating points) and “The Rookie (+0.6 rating points).

 

On a percentage basis, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” was the No. 1 broadcast gainer in TV playback among Adults 18-49 (+117%) and stood as the only broadcast program to more than double its L+SD rating after 3 days of playback.

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, week No. 25=3/9-3/15/20. Rankers exclude repeats.

 

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Salima Merchant 

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salima.merchant@abc.com

 

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