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August 15, 2014

Quick Take for Thursday, August 14, 2014

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC’s “The Quest” Gains 27% Week to Week Among Total Viewers


ABC’s “Rookie Blue” Builds to a Best-Since-Premiere Number Among Adults 18-49


“NY Med” is the Most-Watched TV Show in its Slot on All 8 Telecasts in Season 2, Growing by a Strong 25% Over its Season 1 Average Two Years Ago


Please Note: ABC’s Thursday lineup was preempted in Chicago for local NFL coverage.


“The Quest” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 2.8 million and 0.6/3 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Quest” gained 27% week to week in Total Viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.2 million) and held steady in Adults 18-49 (0.6/3).


“Rookie Blue” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Rookie Blue” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+11% – 5.1 million vs. 4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2), drawing a 4-week high in viewers and equaling a best-since-premiere young adult number – since 7/17/14 and 6/19/14, respectively. Opposite its drama competition in the hour, “Rookie Blue” dominated Fox’s season finale of “Gang Related” (2.4 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49) in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49


“NY Med” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s season finale of “NY Med” finished as the most-watched TV show in the time period for the 8th consecutive week (5.5 million), winning on each telecast this season. “NY Med” was up 10% week to week in Total Viewers (5.5 million vs. 5.0 million), held even in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3) and was up 17% in Adults 25-54 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/4), matching a season high on the latter measure.


  • On average during its 2nd-season run, “NY Med” was up a strong 25% in Total Viewers (6.0 million vs. 4.8 million) over its first season two years ago. In fact, the show spiked 34% in Total Viewers over its first season finale (4.1 million on 8/21/12).
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