ABC Wins Tuesday With Its Longest Winning Streak on the Night in 11 Years

ABC Wins Tuesday With Its Longest Winning Streak on the Night in 11 Years

Quick Take for Tuesday, April 10, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Tuesday With Its Longest Winning Streak on the Night in 11 Years

ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ Is Tuesday’s No. 1 TV Show for the 3rd Week Running

ABC’s ‘The Middle’ Continues to Post Its Best Numbers Since Early 2016

ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Generates Strong Double-Digit Time Period Growth

ABC’s ‘Splitting Up Together’ Trounces Fox’s Season Opener of ‘New Girl’

ABC’s ‘For The People’ Improves Its Hour in Viewers by 17% Year to Year

ABC Tuesday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):
ABC won its 3rd consecutive Tuesday with Adults 18-49 by 36% over runner-up NBC (1.5/6 vs. 1.1/4), giving the Net its longest in-season winning streak on the night in more than 11 years – since winning 10/3-10/17/06. ABC’s “Roseanne,” “The Middle” and “black-ish” stood as Tuesday’s Top 3 TV showsin Adults 18-49, as ABC’s Tuesday comedy block once again won all 4 of its half-hoursfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m. ABC’s Tuesday improved from the year-ago evening’s all-original schedule by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6 vs. 1.0/4 on 4/11/17).   

  • Dominating its 8:00 p.m. slot and ranking as the night’s No. 1 TV show for the 3rd week in a row in Total Viewers (13.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.4/15), “Roseanne” has now delivered 3 of the Top 4 highest-rated Tuesday series telecast this season with young adults. In fact, among regular-scripted telecasts this season in Adults 18-49, last night’s telecast beats everything except the season premieres of NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.”


  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” won its half-hour by 36% over NBC’s “The Voice” (1.9/8 vs. 1.4/5). Coming off last week’s highs, “The Middle” turned around and delivered its 2nd strongest numbers since early 2016 in Total Viewers (7.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/8) – since January 2016 and February 2016, respectively.
  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “black-ish” held steady week to week and boosted its slot by strong double digits from the year-ago night with “Fresh Off the Boat” in Total Viewers (+38% – 5.1 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+27% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4).


  • Continuing to deliver solid lead-in retention from “black-ish” (82%/86%) in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “Splitting Up Together” more than doubled Fox’s final season premiere of “New Girl” in the half-hour in Total Viewers (+110% – 4.2 million vs. 2.0 million) and beat it by a resounding 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.7/3). The freshman comedy improved its half-hour for ABC from the year-ago night with “Imaginary Mary” by 35% in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.1 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.8/3).
  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “For The People” improved over “S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the hour on the same night last year by 17% in viewers (2.7 million vs. 2.3 million).


Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 4/10/18.  

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