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December 1, 2021

ABC Ranks As Week’s No. 1 Entertainment Network Outright in Adults 18-49

Live+7 Day Ratings for Week of Nov. 15, 2021 (Week No. 9):


ABC Ranks As Week’s No. 1 Entertainment Network Outright in Adults 18-49


Network Builds for 2nd Straight Week To Post Season Highs


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During the week of Nov. 15, 2021, ABC ranked as the No. 1 entertainment network outright among Adults 18-49 (0.9/7), beating Fox by 13% (0.8/6), CBS by 50% (0.6/5) and NBC by 80% (0.5/4).


ABC built for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+8% – 5.4 million vs. 5.0 million) to draw its largest weekly audience so far this season and in Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/7 vs. 0.8/6) to tie its highest-rated week of the season.


ABC had 5 of the week’s Top 15 highest-rated entertainment programs with Adults 18-49, marking the most for any network: “20/20” (1.6/14), “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.2/9), “2021 American Music Awards” (1.1/7), “The Bachelorette” (1.0/7) and “Station 19” (1.0/7).


ABC delivered the week’s Top 2 broadcast gainers in TV playback in Total Viewers with “Big Sky” (+116%) – No. 1 and “A Million Little Things” (+112%) – No. 2. In fact, the two ABC dramas were the week’s only programs on the major networks to more than double their initial Live+Same Day averages.

  • After 7 days of viewing across all linear and digital platforms this season, “Big Sky” grew to 7.3 million Total Viewers (up +161% over its L+SD average) and “A Million Little Things” averaged 5.9 million viewers (+181%).


Among Adults 18-49, ABC also claimed 2 of the only 3 broadcast programs of the week to more than double their initial Live+Same Day ratings with “Big Sky” (+133%) and “A Million Little Things” (+133%).

  • After 7 days of multiplatform viewing, “A Million Little Things” hit a 1.4 rating in Adults 18-49 (up +367% over its L+SD rating) and “Big Sky” posted a 1.2 rating (+300%).


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+7 Day and ABC Multiplatform+7 Day vs. Live+Same Day Program Ratings, week No. 9 = 11/15-11/21/21, excludes programs < 5 minutes.


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