Home TV Ratings ABC’s ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Pilot Draws 8.2 Million Viewers Across 2 Telecasts

ABC’s ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Pilot Draws 8.2 Million Viewers Across 2 Telecasts

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‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Opens to ABC’s Top Audience in the Slot Since September 2018

Whiskey Cavalier” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.1 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):


Building on its lead-in by 1.2 million viewers at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the repeat premiere of the “Whiskey Cavalier” pilot moved ABC up into 2nd place in the hour, dominating the second hour of CBS’ 2-hour “The World’s Best” by 58% in Total Viewers (4.1 million vs. 2.6 million) and by 75% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.4/2).

  • “Whiskey Cavalier” greatly improved its time period in Total Viewers (+105%) and Adults 18-49 (+75%) over the week-earlier “Match Game” finale, generating ABC’s largest series audience in the hour since September and the Net’s top Adult 18-49 number since mid-December – since 9/26/18 and 12/12/18, respectively. The new ABC drama also improved its hour year to year, topping the year-ago return of “Designated Survivor” on the night (3.7 million and 0.6/3 on 2/28/18) by 11% in Total Viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49.


  • Combined with its “Oscar®”-night 11:57 p.m. (ET) “sneak peek” (4.1 million and 0.8 rating), ABC’s “Whiskey Cavalier” pilot has drawn an audience of 8.2 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among Adults 18-49 in the Live + Same Day numbers.Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 2/27/19.