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June 18, 2021

ABC Is No. 1 Entertainment Network for 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

Network Emerges as Week’s No. 1 Entertainment Net in Total Viewers


‘The Bachelorette’ Season Premiere Ties as Week’s Top Entertainment Series


ABC Delivers More of Week’s Top 10 Entertainment Shows Than Any Other Net


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Excluding sports programming during the week of June 7, 2021, ABC ranked as the No. 1 entertainment network for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4) in the Live+3 Day ratings, tying Fox, while leading NBC by 20% (0.5/4) and CBS by 100% (0.3/2). In addition, ABC emerged as the week’s No. 1 entertainment network in Total Viewers (3.7 million), moving up from No. 2 in Live+Same Day.


ABC was the most-watched network on Monday (5.4 million), Wednesday (3.8 million) and Sunday (4.3 million).


The season premiere of “The Bachelorette” tied NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as the week’s No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, as ABC claimed 4 of the Top 10 – marking the most for any network: “The Bachelorette” (1.2/9) – No. 1 (tie), “The Good Doctor” season finale (0.9/7) – No. 3 (tie), “Celebrity Family Feud” (0.8/6) – No. 5 (tie) and “A Million Little Things” season finale (0.7/5) – No. 9.


With 4 programs, ABC also delivered most of the week’s Top 10 entertainment series in Total Viewers (ABC – 4, NBC – 3, CBS – 3, Fox – 0): “The Good Doctor” (6.9 million), “Celebrity Family Feud” (5.4 million), “The Bachelorette” (4.6 million) and “The Chase” (4.3 million).


Powered by the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” and the season finale of “The Good Doctor,” ABC ranked as Monday’s No. 1 network in Total Viewers (5.4 million) in the Live+3 Day numbers, dominating all-original lineups on NBC by 86% (2.9 million) and on Fox by 157% (2.1 million). ABC also stood as the night’s No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 (1.1/8).


“The Bachelorette” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.2/9 in AD18-49):
ABC’s season premiere of “The Bachelorette” was Monday’s No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49 (1.2/9). In addition, “The Bachelorette” opened as the night’s No. 2 program in Total Viewers (4.6 million), behind only ABC’s “The Good Doctor.”


“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.9 million and 0.9/7 in AD18-49):
Part 2 of ABC’s “The Good Doctor” season finale grew over the prior week’s part 1 by 8% in Total Viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.4 million) to mark the series’ most-watched telecast 7 weeks – since 4/19/21. “The Good Doctor” also built week to week by 13% with Adults 18-49 (0.9/7 vs. 0.8/6).


The ABC drama stood as Monday’s No. 1 show in Total Viewers (6.9 million) and No. 2 entertainment series with Adults 18-49 (0.9/7), behind “The Bachelorette.”


ABC stood as Wednesday’s No. 1 network in Total Viewers (3.8 million) in the Live+3 Day numbers, claiming the night’s No. 1 program with the 2-hour season finale of “A Million Little Things” (4.0 million).


Driven by “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase” and “To Tell the Truth,” ABC ranked as Sunday’s most-watched network (4.3 million) and as the night’s No. 1 entertainment network for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (0.6/5) in the Live+3 Day numbers.


·       ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 entertainment program for the 2nd straight week with Adults 18-49 (0.8/6).


·       ABC’s “The Chase” stood as the No. 1 entertainment series in Sunday’s 9 p.m. hour in Total Viewers (4.3 million). In addition, “The Chase” was the night’s No. 2 broadcast program in Adults 18-49 (0.6/4), behind only “Celebrity Family Feud” and topping all 3 hours of NBC’s Olympic Trials coverage.


·       ABC’s “To Tell the Truth” ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program in Sunday’s 10 p.m. hour for the 2nd consecutive week in both Total Viewers (3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.5/4).


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, summer week No. 2 = 6/7-6/13/21, excludes programs < 5 minutes. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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