ABC's THE LOOKOUT Up 14% Last Week
ABC, THE LOOKOUT
Building on its lead-in during Wednesday's 10 o'clock hour, ABC's THE LOOKOUT was up across the board week to week in Total Viewers (+14% - 3.3 million vs. 2.9 million), Adults 18-49 (+14% - 0.8/2 vs. 0.7/2) and Adults 25-54 (+11% - 1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3).
The ABC newsmagazine improved The Hour by wide margins from the year-ago night with original programming ("Vote 2012: Republican National Convention" = 2.6 million, 0.5/2 and 0.7/2), gaining 27% in Total Viewers, 60% in Adults 18-49 and 43% in Adults 25-54.
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 44% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.
Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 08/28/13.