ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Week With a Net-Leading 9 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Week With a Net-Leading 9 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

Primetime Rating Report for the Week of April 2, 2018                        
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 and Is the Most Improved Net

ABC Repeats With a Network-Leading 9 of the Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49  

ABC won its 2nd consecutive week among Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 – w/o 4/2/18), finishing No. 1 during primetime for the 4th time in the past 6 weeks

  • The Network delivered its 6th straight week of year-over-year viewership growth. ABC was also once again the most improved broadcaster on both measures, growing from the year-ago week (w/o 4/3/17) by 9% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 1.0/4).

 

For the 2nd week running, ABC aired a network-leading 9 of the week’s Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49. The Net also claimed 2 of the Top 3 comedies with “Roseanne” repeating at No. 1 and “The Middle” coming in at No. 3, just 2-tenths shy of catching CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” for No. 2.  Rankings: “Roseanne” – No. 2, “The Middle” – No. 5, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 10, “American Idol-SUN,” “Modern Family” and “black-ish” tied at – No. 12, while “American Idol-MON,” “Splitting Up Together” and “The Goldbergs” tied at No. 17. ABC’s “Roseanne” stood as the most watched TV show for the 2nd week in a row.
 
WEEK NO. 28:           ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC 1.1           No.1  CBS      7,270,000
No.2   CBS  1.0           No.2  NBC     4,820,000
No.3   NBC 0.9           No.3  ABC     4,810,000
No.4   FOX  0.7           No.4  FOX      2,320,000
No.5   CW   0.3           No.5  CW          910,000

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 4/2/18.
                          
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