ABC Takes Friday Night with SHARK TANK & 20/20
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 6.1 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): Once again matching a season high on the night (tying its top-rated Friday since 11/9/12), ABC won Friday among Adults 18-49 for the 4th week in a row (1.7/6). In fact over the last month, ABC has delivered the 4 highest-rated non-sports Friday nights for any net this season in Adults 18-49.
ABC's Shark Tank (2.1/7) and 20/20 (1.7/5-tie) ranked as the Top 2 TV programs of the night for the 4th consecutive week in Adults 18-49.
Last Man Standing (8-8:30pm - 6.9 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC's Last Man Standing was up 7% in Adults 18-49 to match a season high.
The Neighbors (8:30-9pm - 4.3 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, The Neighbors surged 38% in Adults 18-49 to tie its highest rating since its season premiere - since 9/20/13. .
Shark Tank (9-10pm - 7.4 million and 2.1.7 in AD18-49): Spiking 91% over its lead-in at 9pm in Adults 18-49, ABC's Shark won the hour by 24% over its nearest competition (2.1/7 vs. 1.7/5 - CBS' Hawaii Five-0). The show built 11% over its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6 on 2/1/13). Season to date, Shark Tank is up 15% in Adults 18-49 over the same point last year, trending as the series' best-ever season.
20/20 (10-11pm - 5.5 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): ABC's 20/20 won the 10 o'clock hour for the 4th consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), beating CBS Blue Bloods by 6% (1.6/5) and the final hour of NBC's 2-hour Dateline by 32% (1.3/4). Coming off last week's season high, 20/20 turned around and tied 2nd-highest rating this season in Adults 18-49. On 20/20, ABC anchors Diane Sawyer and David Muir explored the issue of kids and guns in interviews across America with parents who expose their young children to guns to demystify them, and parents who believe a gun is only secure from kids when it is in a safe.
ABC's 20/20 once again stood as top-rated newsmagazine of the night, outdelivering NBC's 2-hour Dateline (9-11pm) by double-digits in Adults 18-49 (+42% - 1.7/5 vs. 1.2/4) and Adults 25-54 (+24% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.7/5).
Growing for the 2nd year in a row, 20/20 is up 23% in Total Viewers season to date and on track to post its most-watched season in 4 years - since the 2009-10 season.