ABC’s ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Opens as the Season’s No. 2 New Show in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Opens as the Season’s No. 2 New Show in Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Opens as the Season’s No. 2 New Show

“Kids Say the Darndest Things” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 5.4 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
Opposite the first hour of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” at 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things” stood as the No. 2 series debut this season in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 – tie), behind only Fox’s “Prodigal Son” by just 1-tenth of a rating point despite airing against NFL coverage. The debut of “Kids Say” improved over the premiere of “DWTS: Juniors” in the hour on the year-ago night by 8% in Total Viewers (5.4 million vs. 5.0 million) and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.7/3), marking the Net’s most-watched fall premiere in the slot in 4 years – since 9/27/15. In fact, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” shot up over its “AFV” lead-in by sizable double digits in both Viewers (+32%) and Adults 18-49 (+50%), moving up to rank as the No. 2 entertainment series in the 8:00 p.m. hour.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/6/19.

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