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ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 2nd Straight Week With ‘Idol’ as the No. 1 Unscripted TV Show

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Prime Time Rating Report for the Week of April 22, 2019 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC is No. 1 for the 2nd Week in a Row With ‘Idol’ as the No. 1 Unscripted Show

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ABC’s ‘Idol’ Scores a Season High in Viewers and Its 2nd Best Adult 18-49 Rating

Week 31

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During the week of April 22, 2019, ABC finished No. 1 in prime time among Adults 18-49 (0.8/4-tie), ranking as the No. 1 broadcast net for the 2nd week in a row.

Rankings: ABC’s “American Idol” ranked as the week’s No. 2 broadcast TV show in Adults 18-49, behind only the series-finale-nearing CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” In fact, ABC delivered 3 of the Top 10 broadcast TV shows in Adults 18-49: “American Idol-Sun” – No. 2, “NFL Draft on ABC” – No. 5 and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” – No. 8. In addition, “American Idol” placed among the Top 5 most-watched TV shows overall (No. 5), standing as TV’s No. 1 unscripted series and drawing more viewers than NBC’s “The Voice” for the first time this season.

Editors, please note: ABC’s “American Idol-Sun” (4/28/19) adjusted up in the Live + Same Day National numbers to 8.7 million viewers and a 1.6/7 in Adults 18-49 (from the initially reported 7.9 million and 1.4/6), marking the show’s most-watched telecast this season and its 2nd highest young adult rating, trailing only its season premiere and by just 1-tenth.

WEEK NO. 31:         ADULTS 18-49         TOTAL VIEWERS

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No.1   ABC 0.8          No.1 CBS                     5,820,000

No.1   NBC 0.8          No.2 NBC                    4,400,000

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No.3  CBS 0.7           No.3 ABC                     3,960,000

No.4   FOX 0.6          No.4 FOX                     2,540,000

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No.5   CW   0.2         No.5 CW                         870,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 4/22/19.