‘Shark Tank’ Encore Scores Second-Best Rating Of The Year, ’20/20′ Wins 10:00PM Hour

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‘Shark Tank’ Encore Scores Second-Best Rating Of The Year, ’20/20′ Wins 10:00PM Hour

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 5.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Despite airing a repeat “Shark Tank” opposite CBS’ NCAA Basketball Semifinals coverage, ABC finished in a virtual tie with NBC’s all-original lineup in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.3/4) and tripled Fox’s first-run schedule (+200% – 0.4/1).

“Last Man Standing” (8-8:30pm – 6.2 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC’s “Last Man Standing” held steady with its last original 3 weeks ago in Adults 18-49 and ranked as the #1 regular program in the half-hour.

“The Neighbors” (8:30-9pm – 4.0 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49): In the 8:30pm half-hour, ABC’s “The Neighbors” was up 11% in Adults 18-49 for its 2nd straight week of growth.

A repeat of “Shark Tank” (9-10pm – 5.0 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in and gaining audience from start to finish during the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Shark Tank” drew its largest repeat audience since the beginning of January (since 1/3/14), topping its last 8 encores (including specials on Tuesday and Sunday). From 8-9pm, the replay “Shark Tank” towered over Fox’s original comedies (Enlisted/Raising Hope) by 233% in Total Viewers (5.0 million vs. 1.5 million) and by 200% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.4/1)

“20/20” (10-11pm – 7.0 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): For the 5th week in row, ABC’s “20/20” was the #1 regular program in the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4), beating NBC’s “Hannibal” by 18% (1.1/3). The ABC newsmagazine was also the top rated series in the hour for the 5th straight week in the key Adult 25-54 news demo. “20/20” reported on questionable parental behavior. Despite airing out of a repeat “Shark Tank” this year, “20/20” was up over is year-ago telecast out of an original “Shark Tank” in Total Viewers (+18% – 7.0 million vs. 5.9 million) and Adults 25-54 (+5% – 2.0/5 vs. 1.9/5). Up season to date in Total Viewers (+20%), Adults 18-49 (+7%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%), “20/20” is on track to deliver its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2009-10 season.

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