ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premiere Grows Year to Year and Opens as Monday’s Most-Watched TV Series

ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premiere Grows Year to Year and Opens as Monday’s Most-Watched TV Series

Sept. 17, 2019

 

Quick Take for Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

 

ABC Is Monday’s Most-Watched Network, Topping Runner-Up NBC by 41%

 

‘DWTS’ Premiere Grows Year to Year and Opens as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

 

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ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.2 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49):  

Featuring the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC won Monday night in Total Viewers (6.2 million), outdrawing runner-up NBC with the season finale of “American Ninja Warrior” by 41% (4.4 million). ABC attracted its largest Monday night audience with entertainment programming in 6 months – since 3/11/19.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.0 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” premiere grew over its year-ago season opener by 4% in Total Viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.7 million on 9/24/18) and held even among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5). In addition, DWTS” built over the series’ most-recent season finale in November 2018 (7.9 million on 11/19/18), topping every episode of the prior season in Viewers.

 

·       ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” opened as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in Total Viewers (8.0 million), Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos.

 

·       “DWTS” defeated NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” finale head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by 2.6 million viewers (5.4 million). Also in the 2-hour slot, “Dancing with the Stars” towered over Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finale (1.9 million and 0.4/2). 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/16/19.

 

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