ABC Comedies Post Growth Week-to-Week Against THE VOICE on NBC
ABC's second rebroadcast this season of A Charlie Brown Christmas ranked #1 against its broadcast competition from 8-9pm in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11, leading its nearest competitor (NBC) by 63% on the latter measure. In fact, ABC's A Charlie Brown Christmas stood as the night's #1 broadcast show with Kids 2-11, topping The Voice finale by 30%.
· The animated PEANUTS special improved the hour year to year for ABC by 5% in Total Viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49.
Despite facing The Voice finale at 9pm, ABC's Happy Endings grew 8% week to week in Adults 18-49 to equal a 7-week high - since 10/30/12. Spiking 44% in Adults 18-34 over the prior week, the ABC comedy posted a best-since premiere rating - since 10/23/12. In addition the show matched a season-high with Men 18-34.
At 9:30pm against the second half-hour of The Voice, ABC's Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 built week to week by 4% in Total Viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49.
At 10 o'clock, ABC's Private Practice ran as the #1 drama in the hour across all key Women demographics, beating CBS' Vegas by strong double-digit margins: W18-34 +67%, W18-49 +19% and W25-54 +15%.
· Growing for the 2nd week in a row with Women 18-34 (+7%) against the final hour of The Voice finale, Private Practice scored its highest rating in nearly 3 months - since 10/2/12.