ABC Prime Is No. 1 for the 4th Straight Week With a Net-Leading 8 of the Top 20 TV Shows

ABC Prime Is No. 1 for the 4th Straight Week With a Net-Leading 8 of the Top 20 TV Shows
May 15, 2018

Prime-Time Rating Report for the Week of May 7, 2018                      
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Is No. 1 for the 4th Straight Week With a Net-Leading 8 of the Top 20 Shows

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Beats NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in Adults 18-49 to
Rank as TV’s No. 1 Unscripted Series for the 3rd Week in a Row

ABC Moves Up to No. 2 this Season in Adults 18-49, Rising from No. 4 Last Year

During the week of May 7, 2018, ABC scored a network-leading 8 of the Top 20 TV programs with Adults 18-49, landing 3 in the 10 with “American Idol” three-peating as TV’s No. 1 unscripted series: “Roseanne” – No. 2, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 6, “American Idol-SUN” – No. 8, “The Middle” – No. 11, “Modern Family” – No. 16, while “black-ish,” “The Goldbergs” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” tied at No. 20. ABC’s “American Idol” stood as TV’s No. 1 unscripted show for the 3rd week in a row with Adults 18-49, continuing to beat out both weekly editions of NBC’s “The Voice.”
 

  • ABC finished as the No. 1 broadcaster for the 4th consecutive week and for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4-tie). In fact, post-Olympics, ABC stands as the clear No. 1 TV network among Adults 18-49.
  • Season to date based on all programming, ABC ranks No. 2 among Adults 18-49 (1.5/6-tie), ascending from 4th place at the same point last season. And excluding sports, ABC is now within 76,000 Adults 18-49 to tying NBC for No. 1 this season in Adults 18-49 (1.962 million vs. 2.038 million).

 

  • ABC grew 7% over the same week last year in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and held exactly even in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), adding Prime-Time viewers year-to-year for the 10th time in 11 weeks.

 
WEEK NO. 33:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  0.9            No.1  CBS     7,080,000
No.1   NBC  0.9           No.2  NBC    4,460,000
No.1   CBS   0.9            No.3  ABC    4,440,000
No.4   FOX  0.7            No.4  FOX     2,620,000
No.5   CW   0.3            No.5  CW      1,020,000

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 5/7/18.
                          
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