Night 2 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Ranks No. 2 Among All Non-Sports Telecasts This Season With 16.5 Million Viewers

Night 2 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Ranks No. 2 Among All Non-Sports Telecasts This Season With 16.5 Million Viewers

Jan. 13, 2020


Quick Take for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)


Night 2 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’

Grows Over Night 1 to 16.5 Million Viewers


ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Returns With a 2-Year High in Total Viewers


‘Single Parents’ Grows to Its Largest Audience Since December 2018


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ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.3 million and 1.8/9 in AD18-49):

With night 2 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” leading into the first original telecasts in 4 weeks of “Modern Family,” “Single Parents” and “Stumptown,” ABC won Wednesday night in Adults 18-49, topping runner-up NBC by 6% (1.8/9 vs. 1.7/9). ABC claimed Wednesday’s Top 2 highest-rated programs in Adults 18-49, with night 2 of “JEOPARDY!” and “Modern Family,” respectively. In fact, ABC ranked No. 1 and claimed the No. 1 program for the 3rd straight night among Adults 18-49.


“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”: Night 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 16.5 million and 2.7/13 in AD18-49):

Night 2 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” grew over the prior night to average 16.5 million viewers (+2% vs. 16.1 million). On its second night, “JEOPARDY!” held exactly even with night 1 among Adults 18-49 (2.7/13). “JEOPARDY! GOAT” stood as Wednesday’s dominant No. 1 program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. In fact, ABC’s “JEOPARDY!” outdrew its nearest competition on the night (NBC’s “Chicago Fire”) by 5.5 million Total Viewers (16.5 million vs. 11.0 million).


With 16.5 million viewers, night 2 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! GOAT” stood as the No. 2 non-sports telecast so far this season in Total Viewers, behind NBC’s “The Golden Globes® Awards.” Excluding only the deciding game of Fox’s “2019 World Series,” “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” ranked as the most-watched Wednesday telecast of the season, drawing a larger audience than every telecast of Fox’s “The Masked Singer.”


·      Night 2 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” spiked to a 2.9 Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of delayed viewing across all platforms, holding even with the prior night.


“Modern Family” (9:00-9:31 p.m. – 8.2 million and 2.1/10 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Modern Family” returned with a 2-year high in Total Viewers (8.2 million) and a 1-year high among Adults 18-49 (2.1/10) – since 1/17/18 and 1/23/19, respectively. Modern Family” ranked as the No. 2 program of the night in Adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s “JEOPARDY!”


“Single Parents” (9:31-10:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

On its first original of the year, ABC’s “Single Parents” drew its largest overall audience (4.6 million) since December 2018 and scored its highest-rated telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6) since January 2019 – 12/12/18 and 1/30/19, respectively.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/8/20.


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