ABC’s ‘The Conners’ and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Return With Gains in 2019

ABC’s ‘The Conners’ and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Return With Gains in 2019

Jan. 9, 2019

Quick Take for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Ranks No. 1 in Its Slot Among Adults 18-49
and Marks Its Most-Watched Telecast Overall Since November

‘The Kids Are Alright’ Builds by Double Digits on Its Last Original for Its
Biggest Audience Since October and Top Adult 18-49 Rating Since November
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ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
With its Tuesday lineup returning to original for the first time in 2019, ABC saw improvement for “The Conners” and “The Kids Are Alright” prior to the start of the Presidential address at 9:00 p.m. EST. ABC took 2nd place on the night with Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), behind only NBC.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC self-starter “The Conners” came back for its first original telecast in a month (since 12/11/18) to rank No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49(1.4/6), tying NBC’s premiere of “Ellen’s Game of Games.” “The Conners” built for its 2nd straight original airing in Total Viewers (+3% – 6.9 million vs. 6.7 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.4/6), marking its most-watched telecast since November – since 11/27/18.


  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright” grew over its last first-run telecast (on 12/11/18) by 12% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.2 million) and by 11% with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs.0.9/4), drawing its biggest audience since October and best young adult number since mid-November – since 10/30/18 and 11/13/18, respectively.

Please note: Following the Presidential address and the Democratic response at 9:00 p.m. EST, ABC’s “black-ish,” “Splitting Up Together” and “The Rookie” were each shifted up approximately 30 minutes and aired in their entirety. As a result, reliable ratings for the rest of ABC’s Tuesday lineup will be released by Nielsen with the National ratings this afternoon.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/8/19.

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