‘Resurrection’ Episode 4 Tops Sunday Broadcast Ratings

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‘Resurrection’ Episode 4 Tops Sunday Broadcast Ratings

The following are Sunday primetime ratings notes released by ABC:

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm – 6.5 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49): Opposite CBS with another high-rated NCAA Basketball Tournament Sunday primetime overrun into the 7pm hour, ABC (1.8/5) ran a strong #2 on the night in Adults 18-49, beating Fox by 20% (1.5/4) and NBC by 100% (0.9/3). ABC’s “Resurrection” ranked as Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast series for the 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (2.3/6) and “Once Upon a Time” finished #2 (tie).

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7-8pm – 5.9 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Against CBS’ NCAA Basketball/”60 Minutes” in the 7pm hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” took second in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie).

“Once Upon a Time” (8-9pm – 6.5 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): Spiking over its lead-in at 8pm (+75%) to move ahead of CBS’ NCAA Basketball-boosted programming (“60 Minutes”/”Amazing Race” = 2.0/6), ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (2.0/6) won its hour for the 4th straight week among Adults 18-49, beating Fox’s comedies by 5% (“The Simpsons”/”Family Guy” = 2.0/6) and NBC’s “American Dream Builders” by 163% (0.8/2). The ABC drama held even week to week with young adults. “Once Upon a Time” was the #1 most social series on broadcast Sunday night with 55,449 tweets.

“Resurrection” (9-10pm – 8.2 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in by 10% at 9pm in Adults 18-49 against the high-rated season finale of “The Walking Dead,” ABC’s “Resurrection” (2.3/6) more than doubled NBC’s “Believe” for the 3rd straight week (+109% – 1.1/3), while leading by strong margins over programming on CBS (+21% – Amazing Race/Good Wife = 1.9/5) and Fox (+53% – “Cosmos” = 1.5/4). “Resurrection” grew its hour year to year for ABC by 49% in Total Viewers and by 53% in Adults 18-49.

Based on Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day data released this morning, ABC’s second episode of “Resurrection” (on 3/16/14) saw substantially bigger percentage increases from TV Playback than the debut episode. From the Live + Same Day to the Live + 7 Day numbers, “Resurrection”’s Total Viewer count grew by 38% in Total Viewers (vs. 29% for the premiere) from 11.2 million to 15.5 million and jumped 48% in Adults 18-49 (vs. 39% for the premiere) from a 3.1 rating to a 4.6 rating.

“Revenge” (10-11pm – 5.2 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC’s “Revenge” beat NBC’s “Crisis” by an even wider margin of 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.0/3), up from a 15% advantage the prior week. “Revenge” boosted its hour year to year by 27% in Total Viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49, over original drama programming on the same night last year.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 08/28/17 - 09/03/17
Florida St./AlabamaABC3.9012.34 million
A. Got Talent (Tue.)NBC2.6013.13 million
A. Got Talent (Wed.)NBC1.9011.09 million
Big Brother (Wed.)CBS1.806.13 million
Big Brother (Sun.)CBS1.705.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Mon.)ABC1.505.05 million
Big Brother (Thur.)CBS1.504.89 million
American Ninja WarriorNBC1.406.11 million
W. Virginia/VA. TechABC1.304.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Tue.)ABC1.304.36 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2016-17 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.9620.21 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.9614.74 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.0413.81 million
EmpireFOX2.727.62 million
This Is UsNBC2.689.82 million
America's Got TalentNBC2.6312.81 million
The BachelorABC2.357.36 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.2210.35 million
Modern FamilyABC2.116.88 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.067.85 million