ABC Wins Tuesday for 2nd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-49

ABC Wins Tuesday for 2nd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-49

Nov. 23, 2020


Quick Take for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)


ABC Wins Tuesday for 2nd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-49


‘The Bachelorette’ Ranks No. 1 in Time Slot for 2nd Straight Week


‘Big Sky’ Stands as TV’s Highest-Rated Scripted Debut Since January


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ABC Tuesday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.3 million and 1.6/10 in AD18-49):

With “The Bachelorette” and the series debut of “Big Sky,” ABC won Tuesday for the 2nd consecutive week among Adults 18-49 in the Live+3 Day ratings (1.6/10), leading runner-up NBC by 14% (1.4/8), while also beating CBS’ night of premieres by 45% (1.1/7).


“The Bachelorette” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.8/11 in AD18-49):

For the 2nd straight week, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour time slot with Adults 18-49 (1.8/11).


“Big Sky” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 7.2 million and 1.2/8 in AD18-49):

The series premiere of ABC’s “Big Sky” ranked as the No. 1 debut so far this season in Total Viewers (7.2 million) and as the No. 1 scripted debut with Adults 18-49 (1.2/8). In fact, “Big Sky” marked the highest-rated scripted series debut on any network since January among Adults 18-49—since Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” on 1/19/20.


ABC’s “Big Sky” opened as the No. 1 program in the Tuesday 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (1.2/8), beating CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” season premiere by 33% (0.9/6) and NBC’s “Transplant” by 100% (0.6/4). In fact, “Big Sky” widened its advantage over “FBI: Most Wanted” to 33% in the Live+3 Day ratings compared to a 17% lead in Live+Same Day.


ABC’s “Big Sky” debut soared by +3.03 million Total Viewers and by +0.5 rating points among Adults 18-49 from Live+Same Day to Live+3 Day to mark the biggest playback lifts for any new series this season. In fact, “Big Sky” delivered the largest playback increase for a new series debut in Total Viewers since September 2019 and with Adults 18-49 since February 2020—since ABC’s “Stumptown” on 9/25/19 and Fox’s “Lego Masters” on 2/5/20, respectively.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 11/17/20. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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Salima Merchant


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