ABC is #1 on Friday with the Top Shows - Last Man Standing Hits Season Highs with Biggest Audience in Over 9 Months
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.0 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49): ABC won Friday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), outdelivering CBS by 18% (1.1/4), Fox by 30% (1.0/3) and NBC by 63% (0.8/3). It was ABC's 8th straight Friday to finish #1 on night or rank as the non-sports leader in the key young adult sales demo.
· ABC's Shark Tank was Friday's #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), standing as the night's highest-rated entertainment series for the 8th week running. 20/20 was night's top news program in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Last Man Standing and Dr. Ken (tied w/Blue Bloods) were the night's Top 2 scripted telecasts in Adults 18-49.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 7.5 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, Last Man Standing won its half-hour in viewers (7.5 million) and young adults (1.3/5). The ABC comedy was up week to week in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%), drawing its most-watched telecast in over 9 months (since 1/30/15) and matching a season high with young Adults.
Dr. Ken (8:30-9pm - 5.3 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, ABC's Dr. Ken ranked #1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.2/4-tie) and held even week to week. The new comedy improved its slot for ABC by 20% from the year-ago night with young adults.
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 6.2 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49): Surging from its lead-in at 9pm, ABC's Shark Tank won its hour by 45% over its nearest competition (1.6/6 vs. 1.1/4 = CBS' Hawaii Five-0). The ABC unscripted series held even in Adults 18-49 to match a 6-week high - since 10/2/15.
20/20 (10-11pm - 5.1 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): ABC's 20/20 ranked #1 in the 10 o'clock hour with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5), tying CBS' Blue Bloods (1.2/5) and leading NBC's news programming 50% (0.8/3).