Press release - Ratings

April 21, 2022

ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ Season Finale Ties a Series High in Adults 18-49

Ratings Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2022

ABC Multiplatform+7 Day Ratings


ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ Season Finale Ties a Series High in Adults 18-49


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BC/Temma Hankin*

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“Abbott Elementary” (5.9 million Total Viewers and 1.8 rating in AD18-49):

After seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the first season finale of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” delivered a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49 to tie the series’ highest-rated telecast of the season. The “Abbott Elementary” season finale skyrocketed over the series’ December debut by 50% among Adults 18-49 (1.8 rating vs. 1.2 rating on 12/7/21).


“Abbott Elementary” picked up an additional +3.1 million viewers over its initial Live+Same Day average to deliver 5.9 million Total Viewers on its season finale with delayed multiplatform viewing. In addition, the new ABC sitcom tripled among Adults 18-49 after just seven days of cross-platform viewing, jumping +200% to hit a 1.8 rating from a 0.6 rating in Live+Same Day.


On average for its complete first season, “Abbott Elementary” stands as ABC’s highest-rated new comedy among Adults 18-49 (1.7 rating) after seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms since “The Conners” during the 2018-19 season.



Source: The Nielsen Company, ABC Multiplatform+7 Day Ratings for 4/12/22 and 12/7/21-4/12/22.


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Salima Merchant