ABC’s ‘Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story’ Wins Its Thursday Slot and Jumps 27% Over the Prior Week’s ‘Waco’

ABC’s ‘Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story’ Wins Its Thursday Slot and Jumps 27% Over the Prior Week’s ‘Waco’

January 12, 2018

Quick Take for Thursday, January 11, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story’ Wins its 2-Hour Slot,
Jumping Over the Prior Week’s ‘Waco’ to the Franchise’s 2nd Best Results

‘The Tonya Harding Story’ Scores 1-Year Highs for ABC
in Thursday’s 10 p.m. Hour
 
Live + Same Day Results:

“Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” (9:00-11:00 p.m – 6.6 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49): 
Doubling its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. and facing strong all-original competition, the ABC documentary “Truth and Lies” jumped week to week with “The Tonya Harding Story.” “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” won its  2-hour time period with Adults 18-49 (1.4/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.0/6), and ran a strong 2nd with Total Viewers (6.6 million) to CBS.

  • Building from its first to second hour, the ABC documentary dominated from 10:00-11:00 p.m.(against original dramas on CBS and NBC) with the Net’s strongest non-sports performance in Thursday’s 10 o’clock hour in 1-year– since 1/5/17 in Total Viewers (6.9 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.1/7) and since 1/26/17 in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6).

 

  • ABC’s “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” built by double digits across the board from the prior week’s “Truth and Lies: Waco” in the same time period (5.0 million, 1.1/4 and 1.6/5 on 1/4/18), adding 32% in Total Viewers, 27% in Adults 18-49 and 25% in Adults 25-54.  In fact on all three measures, “The Tonya Harding Story” delivered the franchise’s 2nd highest numbers among ABC’s six “Truth and Lies” documentaries that have aired thus far, trailing only its debut broadcast (“Menendez Brothers” on 1/5/17).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/11/18.

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