The alphabet presents their spin on last night’s ratings, particularly the performance of their own programs, The Middle and The Neighbors.
“The Neighbors” Shows Strong Lead-in Retention as ABC’s 8-9pm Comedies Top NBC’s Comedies on Wednesday
Early info on ABC’s Wednesday, ahead of the regular press release. Please note: Ratings for Wednesday’s Presidential Debate will be “sustained” by Nielsen.
At 8pm opposite Fox’s The X Factor and CBS’ Survivor: Philippines, ABC’s The Middle beat out its NBC comedy competition (Animal Practice) by 2.7 million viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49. In addition the ABC comedy bested Survivor in both Adults 18-34 (+7%) and Women 18-34 (+13%).
Retaining an impressive 91% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:30pm and 94% in Women 18-34, against the second half-hours of X Factor and Survivor, ABC’s The Neighbors defeated its freshman comedy competition (NBC’s Guys with Kids) by double digits in Total Viewers (+20%) and young adults (+11%).
Please, bring back this Funny show. The Neighbors is so so hilarious it is like a breath of fresh air. The Actors are paired perfectly for their characters. You got low ratings because of the day and time slot. Put it on another day and time and you will get better ratings. You never gave it a chance. It is a clean show that a family can watch together and laugh. Just try putting it on when there is no popular TV show on and see if the rating are higher. If it fails to get the ratings then take… Read more »