Special Airings of BACHELORETTE and PRESS YOUR LUCK Generate ABC's Strongest Summertime Tuesday Since 2016

Special Airings of BACHELORETTE and PRESS YOUR LUCK Generate ABC's Strongest Summertime Tuesday Since 2016

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.2 million and 1.1/6 in AD18-49):
With a special Tuesday off-night airing of "The Bachelorette" following a preemption on Monday for the "NBA Finals on ABC GM5" and the 10:00 p.m. special early premiere of "Press Your Luck" before becoming the lead-off show for Wednesday's "Summer Fun & Games" premiere tonight, ABC finished a strong 2 nd on Tuesday to an "America's Got Talent"-led NBC in Adults 18-49 (1.1/6 vs. 1.3/7) and won the night by 25% over NBC in Adults 18-34 (1.0/7 vs. 0.8/6). ABC's "The Bachelorette" special stood as Tuesday's No. 2 TV show in Adults 18-49 and beat out "Talent" as the night's No. 1 show in Adults 18-34.

ABC scored its best summertime Tuesday (Memorial Day-Labor Day) since July 2016 in Total Viewers and since August 2016 in Adults 18-49-since 7/26/16 and 8/2/16, respectively.

? Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m. head-to-head with NBC's "America's Got Talent" and coming off season highs set on its most recent telecast, ABC's "The Bachelorette" special held steady with its last airing among Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 1.5/8) and generated 3-month highs for ABC in 2-hour time period-since "The Bachelor" finale on 3/12/19.


? At 10:00 p.m., ABC's special early premiere of "Press Your Luck" nearly tied NBC's
"Songland" for No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.8/4 vs. 0.9/4) and beat CBS' "Blood & Treasure" by 100% (0.4/2). "Press Your Luck" opened well above the year-ago same-night debut of ABC's "The Last Defense" in the hour (on 6/12/18) in Total Viewers (+19% - 3.2 million vs. 2.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+60% - 0.8/4 vs. 0.5/2), marking ABC's best summertime numbers in the hour in almost 3 years-since 7/26/16 and 7/12/16,
respectively.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/11/19.

Photo credit: ABC/Mark Bourdillon



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