ABC Dominates the Week With 10 of the Top 20 TV Shows and ‘The Oscars’ at No. 1

ABC Dominates the Week With 10 of the Top 20 TV Shows and ‘The Oscars’ at No. 1
March 6, 2018

Primetime Rating Report for the Week of Feb. 26, 2018                        
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Dominates the Week With ‘The Oscars®’ and Strong Return for TGIT

The Net Delivers 10 of the Week’s Top 20 TV Shows With ‘The Oscars’ at No. 1

Week No. 23
Boosted by the “The Oscars,” the strong post-Olympics return of TGIT and the season’s penultimate episode of “The Bachelor” during the week of Feb. 26, 2018, ABC emerged as the most watched network overall(7.6 million) and beat its nearest competition by a margin of 73% in Adults 18-49(1.9/8 vs. 1.1/5 – NBC).

Rankings:  ABC’s 90th Annual Academy Awards® stood as the week’s No. 1 TV program in viewers and across all key demographic measures. The Net delivered 10 of the week’s Top 20 TV shows in Adults 18-49, landing 4 in the Top 10: “The Oscars” – No. 1, “Live from the Red Carpet 3” – No. 2, “Live from the Red Carpet 2” – No. 8, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 10, “The Bachelor” – No. 11, “The Good Doctor,” “The Goldbergs” and “Modern Family” tied at No. 17, while “The Middle” and “Scandal” tied at No. 20.
 
WEEK NO. 23:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.9          No.1  ABC      7,630,000
No.2   NBC  1.1          No.2  CBS       6,760,000
No.3   CBS   0.9          No.3  NBC      5,060,000
No.4   FOX   0.8          No.4  FOX       2,820,000
No.5   CW    0.4          No.5  CW        1,160,000

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 2/26/18.

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