ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Post Gains Against Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ’Star’ Returns

ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Post Gains Against Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ’Star’ Returns

Quick Take for Wednesday, March 13, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      

ABC’s Wednesday Comedies Post Gains Against Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ‘Star’ Returns

‘Schooled’ Surges to 5-Week Highs and Improves Its Slot Year to Year for ABC

ABC’s ‘Single Parents’ Scores Its Most-Watched Telecast Overall Since December

ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): 
Up against the return of “Empire” and “Star” on Fox, ABC ranked No. 2 on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 – tied w/CBS). ABC’s Wednesday comedies came back with gains and multiweek highs, following the prior week’s preemption.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” returned up 7% from its last telecast in viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and held even with young adults (1.1/5).


  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Schooled” jumped by double digits in Total Viewers (+12% – 3.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4), hitting 5-week highson both counts – since 1/30/19. In addition, the ABC freshman comedy improved its half-hour year to year(vs. “Speechless” on 3/14/18 = 3.6 million and 0.9/4) by 8% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to win its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.2/5). “Modern Family” rose over its last airing in viewers (+6% – 4.6 million vs. 4.3 million) and young adults (+9% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.1/5) to deliver its best numbers since January– since 1/30/19.


  • At 9:30 p.m.,  ABC’s “Single Parents” improved over its last telecast by 21% in Total Viewers (3.4 million vs. 2.8 million) and by 14% in Adults 18-49 (0.8/4  vs. 0.7/3), marking its most-watched telecast since December and top young adult number since January – since 12/12/18 and 1/30/19, respectively.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/13/19.

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