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ABC Dominates the Final Night of 2017 with NYRE Posting Best-Ever Primetime Numbers

1/1/18

ABC New Year’s Eve Primetime (7-11pm – 10.5 million and 3.0/12 in AD18-49):  With its New Year’s Eve line-up and repeat AFV leading off the night, ABC dominated the final night of 2017 over its broadcast competition, beating a NFL-overrun fueled Fox by 2.5 million viewers (10.5 million vs. 8.0 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/12 vs. 2.3/10). 

  • ABC scored it strongest non-sports Sunday since the 2017 Oscars in February – since 2/26/17.                                            

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 Pt 1 (8-10pm – 10.5 million and 3.1/13 in AD18-49): Dominating its 2-hour time slot from 8-10pm, ABC’s broadcast of Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 Part 1 shot up by strong double digits from its year-ago telecast with Total Viewers (+59% – 10.5 million vs. 6.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+63%- 3.1/13 vs. 1.9/7).  Head in the head in the 2-hour time period, ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve towered over Fox’s competing New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey (5.8 million and 1.8/6) by 81% in Total Viewers and by 72% in Adults 18-49.

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 Pt 2 (10-11pm – 15.7 million and 5.0/20 in AD18-49): Jumping over its lead-in at 10pm, ABC’s broadcast of Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 Part 2 overshadowed its broadcast competition to stand as Sunday’s #1 primetime entertainment program with Total Viewers (15.7 million) and across each of the key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest Part 2 surged year to year by 35% in Total Viewers (15.7 million vs. 11.6 million) and by 39% in Adults 18-49 (5.0/20 vs. 3.6/14) to deliver the program’s best-ever results since debuting in 2000 on 12/31/00.