ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Closes at No. 1 in Its Time Slot, Surging 15% for Its Most-Watched Telecast Since October

ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Closes at No. 1 in Its Time Slot, Surging 15% for Its Most-Watched Telecast Since October

Quick Take for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Closes at No. 1 in Its Time Slot, Surging 15% for
Its Most-Watched Telecast Since October and a 2-Month High in Adults 18-49

‘The Conners’ Is the Season’s No. 1 New Comedy at a 5-Year High in Its Time Slot

“The Conners” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 7.7 million and 1.5/7 in AD18-49):
At 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, ABC’s first season finale of “The Conners” ranked No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.5/7), tying NBC’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.5/6) and beating CBS’ Tuesday premiere of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” by 15% (1.3/6). In addition, the ABC freshman comedy was the most-watched TV show overall in its time slot (7.7 million). “The Conners” grew by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+15% – 7.7 million vs. 6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% – 1.5/7 vs. 1.3/6), closing out with its most-watched telecast since October and top young adult number since mid-November – since 10/30/18 and 11/13/18, respectively.

Season 1 Highlights (Nielsen’s Most Current Program Ratings – 9/24/18-1/20/19):

  • ABC’s “The Conners” stands as TV’s No. 1 new comedy for the 2018-19 season in Total Viewers (9.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/10).

 

  • The self-starting ABC series leads Tuesday’s 8:00 p.m. half-hour in Adults 18-49 by 22% over its nearest competitors (NBC’s “The Voice”/”Ellen’s Game of Games” and CBS’ “NCIS” tie).
  • On average compared to the same point last season, “The Conners” improves its time period by 30% in Total Viewers and by 16% in Adults 18-49, delivering 5-year highs for ABC in the half-hour – best numbers since the same point of the 2013-14 season with the first season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/22/19.

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