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ABC TV Show Ratings for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The alphabet network offers their spin on last night’s ratings for Private Practice and the Dancing with the Stars results show.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” Retains 100% of its Week-Ago Premiere as Others Drop

Early info on ABC’s Tuesday, ahead of the regular press release.

With a DWTS special, DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show and Private Practice, ABC finished as the #2 most-watched TV network on Tuesday for the 2nd week running to CBS (NCIS/NCIS: LA/Vegas). Increasing its lead week to week, ABC outdrew NBC by 2.7 million viewers (The Voice/Go On/New Normal/Parenthood) and once again more than doubled Fox’s 2-hour comedy block on the night (+118% ahead of Raising Hope/Ben and Kate/New Girl/The Mindy Project).

Leaping over its lead-in at 9pm in viewers (+44%) and young adults (+62%) opposite stiff competition, ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show earned 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). In addition, The Results Show beat out NBC comedies (Go On/The New Normal) in the hour among Adults 18-49. In fact from 9:30-10pm among Adults 18-49, DWTS defeated Fox’s The Mindy Project by 11% and NBC’s The New Normal by 24%. Singer and actor Joey Fatone was the second celebrity dancer to leave the competition this season.

· Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show, ABC’s DWTS: All Stars — The Results topped NBC’s The Voice on the night by an impressive 3.6 million viewers.

· Bucking the trend of week to week declines for most other programs, ABC’s The Results show held 100% of its week-earlier season premiere numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while growing over its season opener in both Adults 18-34 (+8%) and Women 18-34 (+20%).

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Private Practice outdrew NBC’s Parenthood for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.6 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 25-54. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).

· Based on the first round of DVR playback, Private Practice saw a big spike from its Live + Same Day numbers to Live + 3 Day numbers, shooting up by 2.0 million viewers and by 9-tenths in Adults 18-49 (+47%).

Quick Take for Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC is the 2nd-Most-Watched Net on Tuesday, Increasing its Lead Over NBC

ABC’s “DWTS: All-Stars – The Results Show” Bucks the Trend And Retains 100% of its Week-Ago Season Premiere Numbers

ABC’s “Private Practice” Outdraws NBC’s “Parenthood” for the 2nd Straight Week

Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00)

With a “Dancing” special, “DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show” and “Private Practice,” ABC finished as the No. 2 most-watched TV network on Tuesday (8.7 million) for the 2nd week running to CBS (“NCIS”/”NCIS: LA”/”Vegas”). Increasing its lead week to week, ABC outdrew NBC by 2.7 million viewers (“The Voice”/”Go On”/”The New Normal”/”Parenthood” = 6.0 million) and once again more than doubled Fox’s 2-hour comedy block on the night (+118% ahead of “Raising Hope”/”Ben and Kate”/”New Girl”/”The Mindy Project” = 4.0 million).

“DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Leaping over its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. in viewers (+44%) and young adults (+62%) opposite stiff competition, ABC’s “DWTS: All-Stars — The Results Show” earned 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers (11.8 million), Adults 25-54 (2.9/7) and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). In addition, “The Results Show” beat out NBC comedies (“Go On”/”The New Normal”) in the hour among Adults 18-49 (2.1/5 vs. 2.0/5). In fact, from 9:30-10:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49, “DWTS” (2.1/6) defeated Fox’s “The Mindy Project” by 11% (1.9/5) and NBC’s “The New Normal” by 24% (1.7/5). Singer and actor Joey Fatone was the second celebrity dancer to leave the competition this season.

· Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show, ABC’s “DWTS: All Stars — The Results” topped NBC’s “The Voice” on the night by an impressive 3.6 million viewers (11.8 million vs. 8.2 million).

· Bucking the trend of week-to-week declines for most other programs, ABC’s “The Results Show” held 100% of its week-earlier season premiere numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while growing over its season opener in both Adults 18-34 (+8%) and Women 18-34 (+20%).

“Private Practice” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Private Practice” outdrew NBC’s “Parenthood” for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.6 million viewers (6.1 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 10% in Adults 25-54 (2.2/5 vs. 2.0/5). The ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the hour with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).

· Based on the first round of DVR playback, “Private Practice” saw a big spike from its Live + Same Day numbers to Live + 3 Day numbers, shooting up by 2.0 million viewers and by 9-tenths in Adults 18-49 (+47%).

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 46% currently, from 42% at the same point in 2011. 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), 10/2/12.

 

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