ABC Scores a 15-Month Tuesday High With ‘The Bachelor: After the Final Rose’ as the No. 1 TV Show

ABC Scores a 15-Month Tuesday High With ‘The Bachelor: After the Final Rose’ as the No. 1 TV Show

Quick Take for Tuesday, March 6, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Scores a 15-Month Tuesday High With ‘The Bachelor:
After the Final Rose’ Emerging as the No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49

‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’ Season Finale Grows to Multiweek Highs

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.7/7 in AD18-49):
ABC nearly caught perennial Tuesday leader NBC in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.9/7) and claimed the night’s No. 1 TV program, featuring a big turnout for “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” and multiweek highs for the first season finale of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.” ABC’s younger-skewing programming posted a dominant win on Tuesday with Adults 18-34, leading NBC’s lineup by 27% (1.4/8 vs. 1.1/6 for “The Voice”/”This Is Us”/”Chicago Med”).

  • ABC scored a new season high on Tuesday in Adults 18-49, posting its strongest delivery on the night in over 15 months – since 11/22/16.


  • Ranking No. 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.against NBC’s “The Voice” and “This Is Us,” ABC’s “After the Final Rose” emerged as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show with Adults 18-49 (2.2/8 tied w/”This Is Us”). The ABC unscripted series was also the night’s highest-rated show in Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49). In viewers (7.7 million) and young adults (2.2/8), “After the Final Rose” delivered new season highs for ABC to the 2-hour time slot. 


  • In the 10 o’clock hour, the season 1 finale for “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” grew by double digits week to weekin Total Viewers (+24% – 2.6 million vs. 2.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 0.7/3 vs. 0.6/3), drawing its largest audience since the first of the year and equaling its best young adult number since October – since 1/2/18 and 10/17/17, respectively.


Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2017-18 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/6/18.  

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