ABC Wins Its 4th Straight Week With 5 of the Top 10 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

ABC Wins Its 4th Straight Week With 5 of the Top 10 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

Prime Time Rating Report for the Week of March 11, 2019                 
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Dominates Week by 38% Over Runner-Up NBC in Adults 18-49,
Matching Its Longest Weekly Winning Streak in Nearly 4 Years

ABC Delivers 5 of the Week’s Top 10 TV Shows With ‘The Bachelor’ at No. 1

Week 25
During the week of March 11, 2019, ABC won its 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5), increasing its advantage over runner-up NBC to 38% (0.8/4), up from a 22% lead the prior week, while beating CBS and Fox by 57% each (0.7/3 – tied). In fact, ABC equaled its longest weekly winning streak in nearly 4 years – going back to a 5-week streak in 2015 for the weeks of 4/20-5/18/15.

  • ABC’s prime-time delivery improved year to year in Total Viewers (+9% – 5.1 million vs. 4.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 1.1/5 vs. 1.0/4), standing as the only broadcaster to post gains over the year-ago week with young adults.

 

Rankings:  ABC aired a dominant 5 of the week’s Top 10 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 with the 2-part finale for “The Bachelor,” as the ABC unscripted series ranked as No. 1 TV show for the 2nd week in a row: “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” – No. 1, “The Bachelor” – No. 2, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 8, while “The Good Doctor” – No. 6 and “American Idol-SUN” tie at No. 9.
 
WEEK NO. 25:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.1            No.1  CBS       6,000,000
No.2   NBC  0.8           No.2  ABC      5,060,000
No.3   CBS   0.7            No.3  NBC      4,500,000
No.3   FOX  0.7            No.4  FOX       2,650,000
No.5   CW   0.3            No.5  CW          900,000

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 3/11/19.

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