Monday, March 10, 2014

RESURRECTION Opens With 13.3 Million Viewers

New ABC drama RESURRECTION opened as TV’s top-rated mid-season drama in 2 years with 13.3 million viewers. Check out what the network had to say about Sunday night's ratings below:

ABC Sunday Prime (8-11 p.m. - 7.9 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49): With the mid-season return of ONCE UPON A TIME, the series debut of RESURRECTION and the time-period premiere of REVENGE, ABC won Sunday in Adults 18-49, outdelivering all-original lineups on Fox by 29% (1.7/5) and CBS by 38% (1.6/5). As ONCE UPON A TIME returned up +21% from its Winter Finale in Adults 18-49, all 4 of ABC’s dramas with split-season schedules came back ahead on their mid-season returns: GREY'S ANATOMY +15%, SCCANDAL +6% and ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND +13%. ABC’s RESURRECTION opened as Sunday’s #1 broadcast in both Total Viewers (13.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.6/9).

· Excluding only the Oscars and the AMAs, ABC marked its strongest Sunday this season in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

ONCE UPON A TIME (8-9 p.m. – 7.3 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49): Returning for its first telecast in 3 months (since 12/15/13), ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME came back with strong increases in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%). In viewers and young adults, the ABC drama hit its best numbers since the beginning of November - since 11/3/13.

RESURRECTION (9-10 p.m. – 13.3 million and 3.6/9 in AD18-49): Spiking over its lead-in by 6.0 million viewers and by 57% in Adults 18-49 at p.m., ABC’s RESURRECTION opened as TV’s top-rated mid-season drama in 2 years – since 2/6/12. Overall in Total Viewers it was the 2013-14 season’s 2nd-most-watched drama debut, behind only CBS’ INTELLIGENCE coming out of NCIS (on 1/7/14). In addition, the new show generated ABC’s largest audience with a series in the time period since January 2010 and its highest Adult 18-49 number since January 2011 – since 1/10/10 and 1/9/11, respectively.

REVENGE (10-11 p.m. – 6.5 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49): Moving into the 10 p.m. hour, ABC’s REVENGE was up double digits from its most recent telecast 2 months ago (on 1/19/14) in Total Viewers (+20%) and Adults 18-49 (+46%). In Adults 18-49, Revenge earned its best number since early-October – since 1/6/13.

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