ABC Takes Friday with Barbara Walters Special & SHARK TANK
ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm - 8.4 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49): With Shark Tank shifting back an hour for its season finale at 8pm (last year's finale aired at 9pm) and Barbara Walters: Her Story from 9-11pm, ABC won its 4th straight Friday of the May Sweep in Adults 18-49, finishing #1 on the night for the 7th consecutive week and beating NBC's original line-up by 33% (1.6/6 vs. 1.2/4). ABC also won the night in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54. The Net posted its most-watched Friday of the season.
· Barbara Walters: Her Story was the #1 TV show of the night in Total Viewers (9.3 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7), while tying Shark Tank as the top-rated show in Adults 18-49 (1.6/7). This season, Shark Tank finished as Friday's #1 regular TV series on 26 of its 28 original telecasts in Adults 18-49.
Shark Tank (8-9pm - 6.5 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49): The Shark Tank season finale shot to the top of the 8 o'clock hour and delivered season highs for ABC in the time period with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Shark Tank was up from its year-ago telecast in The Hour (5.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49 on 5/10/13) in Total Viewers (+27%) and Adults 18-49 (+23%). Please Note: Last year's finale aired at 9p, coming out of the 8pm Shark Tank. And compared to 3 years ago, when the Shark Tank finale last aired in the 8pm hour (5.0 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49 on 5/13/11), the show was up by 30% in Total Viewers and by 23% in Adults18-49.