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ABC's NASHVILLE Takes No. 1 in Wednesday Time Slot

ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm - 7.3 million and 2.1/7 in AD18-49): With all 5 of its shows up on the night, ABC won Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7). The #1 TV show of the night with young adults (3.1/10), MODERN FAMILY stood as Wednesday's highest-rated TV series for its 10th time in as many original telecasts this season. The Net was up week to week in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%).

The Net built over the year-ago Wednesday's all-original lineup by 11% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 1.9/6 on 12/11/13). And season to date (11 complete weeks Most Current), ABC is the #1 network on Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 and is up year to year (+3% - 3.2/10 vs. 3.1/9).

The Middle (8-8:30pm - 8.1 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49): At 8pm, The Middle spiked in viewers (+16%) and young adults (+38%) to match a season high and its top Adult 18-49 rating in nearly 1 year - since 1/22/14. In addition, the show was up 10% over its year-ago telecast in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 on 12/11/13).

The Goldbergs (8:30-9pm - 7.4 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, The Goldbergs jumped over the prior week by 12% in viewers and 29% in young adults. The sophomore comedy continued to pace way ahead of its year-ago benchmarks in Adults 18-49, improving its half-hour year to year for ABC by 47% (2.2/7 vs. 1.5/4 for BACK IN THE GAME on 12/11/13) and outdelivering its own year-ago Tuesday 9pm telecast by 38% (1.6/5 on 12/10/13).

Modern Family (9-9:30pm - 9.7 million and 3.1/10 in AD18-49): At 9pm, MODERN FAMILY grew week to week in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%). Season to date, MODERN FAMILY is up in both Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).

black-ish (9:30-10pm - 7.4 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49): In the 9:30pm half-hour, BLACK-ISH was the #1 series in its slot for its 9th straight original in Adults 18-49 (2.3/7). The freshman comedy built week to week in viewers (+9%) and young adults (+10%). BLACK-ISH greatly improved its half-hour year to year for ABC, surpassing the year-ago telecast of SUPER FUN NIGHT (on 12/10/13) by 37% in Total Viewers (7.4 million vs. 5.4 million) and by 28% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/7 vs. 1.8/5).

Nashville (10-11pm - 5.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC's NASHVILLE ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), beating for the first time both CBS' Stalker (1.4/5) and NBC's Chicago P.D. (1.4/5). Gaining week to week in viewers (+6%) and young adults (+15%), NASHVILLE delivered its 2nd-largest audience this season and equaled a season high in Adults 18-49 to tie its best number in over 1 year - since 12/4/13. The ABC drama topped its year-ago telecast (5.2 million and 1.4/4 on 12/11/13) by 8% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49.

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