ABC’s ‘AFV’ and ‘Shark Tank’ Surge to Season Highs Against Sunday’s ‘Golden Globes’

ABC’s ‘AFV’ and ‘Shark Tank’ Surge to Season Highs Against Sunday’s ‘Golden Globes’

January 8, 2018

Quick Take for Sunday, January 7, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘AFV’ and ‘Shark Tank’ Spike to Season Highs Opposite ‘Golden Globes’

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Jumps 40% to Its Best Rating Since May 2015

‘Shark Tank’ Hits Top Results Since October and Ties a Young Adult Season High

Sunday Night (1/7/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Rating:
“AFV”: L3 = 6.4 million/1.4 rating, L7 = 6.6 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 1.7 rating
“Shark Tank”: L3 = 5.8 million/1.8 rating, L7 = 6.2 million/2.0 rating and MP+35 = 2.3 rating
“Shark Tank-10PM”: L3 = 4.7 million/1.4 rating, L7 = 5.1 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 1.8 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.8 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):
Opposite NBC’s “Golden Globes” coverage and an NFL-overrun driven Fox on Sunday evening, ABC’s “America’ Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank” returned for their first original telecasts in more than 1 month (since 12/3/17) with big gains and season highs.

• At 8:00 p.m. building on a repeat “AFV,” ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returned to original with double-digit growth in 2018 among Total Viewers (+30% – 6.0 million vs. 4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+40% – 1.4/4 vs. 1.0/3) to set new season highs on both measures. In fact, “AFV” shot up to an over 2 ½ year high with young adults – since 5/17/15.

• At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” came back with a 27% jump in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 3.7 million) and a 44% spike in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 0.9/3), marking its highest numbers since early October – since 10/8/17 and 10/1/17, respectively. “Shark Tank” equaled a season high in Adults 18-49, tying with its 2-hour season premiere on 10/1/17.

• In the 10 o’clock hour, a second installment of ABC’s “Shark Tank” topped its last original in the slot (on 11/12/17) by 6% with viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 38% with young adults (1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/7/18.

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