‘The Last Defense’ Opens to ABC’s Top Summer Audience in the Slot Since August ‘16

‘The Last Defense’ Opens to ABC’s Top Summer Audience in the Slot Since August ‘16

Quick Take for Tuesday, June 12, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

‘The Last Defense’ Draws ABC’s Top Summer Audience to Its Slot
Since August ‘16

“The Last Defense” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.5/2 in AD18-49): 
Building on its lead-in by 35% in viewers at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday (2.7 million vs. 2.0 million), the debut of “The Last Defense” jumped over ABC’s most recent summer premiere in the hour, topping last year’s July slot premiere of “Somewhere Between” (on 7/25/17) by 50% in Total Viewers (2.7 million vs. 1.8 million) and by 67% in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.3/1). In fact, “The Last Defense” attracted ABC’s biggest summertime audience (Memorial Day-Labor Day) to the hour since August 2016 – since 8/23/16.  The Viola Davis-narrated ABC documentary series topped CBS’ News “48 Hours: NCIS” in the hour among Adults 25-54 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3). 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/12/18.  

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