Season’s Highest-Rated TV Series: ABC airs 7 of the Top 20 entertainment series on broadcast TV this season in Adults 18-49 (more than any other net), including 2 of the Top 4 and the No. 1 drama with “’s:” “” – No. 3, “’s ” – No. 4 (No. 1 drama tied w/”Blacklist”), “” – No. 8, “Resurrection” – No. 9, “” – No. 13, while “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “” tie at No. 17.
Thank you, Dani.
This is so great. Yeah, and this is why ABC ranked THIRD in November sweeps, for example?
"According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day averages through Sunday (25 of 28 nights), NBC led in adults 18-49 with a 2.6 rating, followed by CBS (2.2), ABC (2.0) and Fox (1.7). NBC was slightly ahead of CBS in adults 25-54 (3.3 to 3.2), while the Eye’s overall audience of 10.3 million put it well ahead of ABC and NBC (both 7.9 million)." (this is from Variety)
This is also why ABC is gonna end THIRD overall for the whole season at best? Well behind NBC that is poised to win the whole season (yes) and CBS?
Oh and for enlightening facts on why NBC is going to win, here, from yesterday on LA Times.
Do they seriously think that people, and more importantly advertisers, buy any of the crap they’re trying to spin here? Quite a humorous attempt.
Thank you Ales!!!! This is what I’ve been trying to tell some but no one believed me lol. NBC is kicking ABC’s arse and by next season with the way things are going Fox is going to beat ABC.
ABC is great at spin but advertisers are not dumb and they can smell bullshit from miles away. I mean it’s there job to promote and get people to by into bullshit so I think they will be able to recognize it when they see it.
They sure will, mainly because they won’t bother with ABC’s marketing press releases, and they’ll only bother with Nielsen numbers. Which are those reported above. ABC will end the season AT BEST in third place. And yes, at this rate, Fox WILL surpass it next season. The numbers are above for sweeps AND for the overall season in the link. Numbers are numbers, there’s no changing them.
More importantly, it is becoming increasingly clear that to win network ratings, sports programs are an ESSENTIAL part of the package. And ABC lost out exactly on that essential part that it needed the most, when it bid for Thursday night football rights and lost. Not that it ever stood a chance. ABC has no money, no competitive offers can be made. CBS always KNEW it was going to bring home the goodies, and that’s why they had programmed to move all their strong Thursday shows to Tuesday from the beginning of this season… they knew they were going to change next season anyway so they moved the whole package around, in order to have the slot ready for next season and have everything stable on another night already. Unlike ABC, CBS DOES calculate its moves WELL in advance and with great skill.
ABC is on an inexorable down curve, and given they kept Lee as, again, they had no money to make a competitive offer to anyone else and people are FLEEING from there, and no one wants to go to ABC, they’ll need a LOT more than this quite humorous attempt at spinning things, in order to sell advertising space for next season.
ABC has no money? Those of us who watch OUAT would strongly disagree.
You mean you believe in fairy tales? What they do on OUAT doesn’t mean they have money at all.
They are cutting budget left and right. Fact that can be checked in the balance sheets. This is all fact, not conjecture. Whatever they do on that show (And by the way that is NOT a show with a high budget) doesn’t change the reality of numbers. *shrug*
First, don’t mock a show you don’t watch. I don’t mock Scandal and yes, I’ve watched it.
Second, it’s an expensive show to put on. Ask anyone involved with it. Even its creators have said it. Most of what they do is CGI. That’s not cheap.