Modern Family (9-9:30pm – 10.9 million and 3.7/11 in AD18-49): Modern Family dominated the 9pm half-hour in Adults 18-49, topping its May finale in viewers (+4% – 10.9 million vs. 10.5 million) and holding even in Adults 18-49 (3.7/11), drawing its largest audience in nearly 1 year and matching its best young adult number since November – since 10/16/13 and 11/13/13, respectively.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 09/24/14.
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Ed O’Neill’s daughters are doing all right for themselves.
Emmy contenders Christina Applegate (NBC’s Up All Night) and Julie Bowen(ABC’s Modern Family) both have called two of O’Neill’s characters dad. And like dutiful daughters, the women compared notes during The Hollywood Reporter‘s comedy actress roundtable.
“I grew up with Ed O’Neill andKatey Sagal as parents, so anything that I’ve done well or poorly you can blame pretty much on them,” said Applegate, who played daughter to O’Neill’s lovably crass Al Bundy on Married … With Children.
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Wednesday’s dominant #1 scripted show in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Modern Family beat out Idol for the 2nd week in a row with Men 18-34 to stand as the night’s #1 show in the hard-to-reach male demo.
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For the 3rd straight week of the new season, ABC’s Modern Family registered as the biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, picking up an additional 4.82 million viewers and 2.4 rating points from its originally reported Live + Same Day numbers. With Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy leading the pack, it was the 3rd week in a row for ABC to claim the Top 2 gainers in Adults 18-49.
Source: TV by the Numbers.
The “giant” winner for the night was ABC’s quartet of comedies, each of which saw upticks of about 10 percent. In fact, ‘Modern Family’ delivered an all-time high in viewers (13.07 million) and matched its best-ever demos (5.1).
- ABC Wednesday Comedies Hit Highs Against World Series (tvbythenumbers.com)
‘Modern Family’ won another Wednesday night on an evening where viewership appears to be down across the board. NBC’s new entry in the Law & Order franchise won its slot in both viewers and 18-49.
Wednesday’s top show was ‘Modern Family’. The show did drop from last week’s 5.0, but no one came close to its 4.5 last night. ‘Cougar Town’ could not maintain the momentum: it registered only a 2.9 (down from 3.3) and lost 4 million of its lead-in audience.
‘Criminal Minds’ came in second overall with 14.41 million viewers (up from last week) and a 3.6 (down from last week’s 4.0).
‘Law & Order: SVU’ experienced a slight dip from last week, scoring a 2.7.
Source: TV Latest
Against Idol at 9pm, ABC’s Modern Family jumped from its lead-in (+2.6 million viewers/+75% in AD18-49) to rank as the #1 scripted show in its time slot among Adults 18-49, outdelivering originals of CBS’ Criminal Minds by 27% and NBC’s Mercy by 282%. After running neck-and-neck with Idol with young men for past month, Modern Family beat American Idol for the first-time-ever among Men 18-34 (+3%) . The hit ABC comedy qualified as Wednesday’s #1 scripted TV show for its 11th straight original telecast in young adults.
Against “Idol” and all-original programming on CBS and NBC at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” jumped from its lead-in (+2.6 million viewers/+75% in AD18-49) to rank as the No. 1 scripted show in its time slot among Adults 18-49 (4.2/11), outdelivering CBS’ “Criminal Minds” by 27% (3.3/9) and NBC’s “Mercy” by 282% (1.1/3). After running neck-and-neck with “Idol” in young men for the past month, “Modern Family” beat “American Idol” for the first time ever among Men 18-34 (+3% – 3.2/11 vs. 3.1/10). The hit ABC comedy qualified as Wednesday’s No. 1 scripted TV show for its 11th straight original telecast in young adults.
“Modern Family” marked its most-watched telecast (10.1 million) in over 4 months (since 1/6/10) and hit a series high in Adults 18-49 (4.2/11-tie), representing the series’ best-ever performance against “American Idol” on both counts. It was “Modern’s” 2nd time in 3 weeks to hit a series high in the key young adult sales demo.
Community‘s Joel McHale and Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara will announce the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations with Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO John Shaffner at 5:30 a.m. PST (8:30 a.m. EST) on Thursday July 8. The awards themselves will air live coast-to-coast on August 29 (8-11 p.m. EST) on NBC.
“Modern Family” is Wednesday’s No. 1 Scripted TV Show For its 10th Consecutive Original Broadcast in Adults 18-49.
“Modern Family” (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Opposite “Idol” at 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” built sharply on its lead-in (+2.5 million viewers/+73% in AD18-49) to stand as the No. 1 scripted show in its time slot with Adults 18-49 (3.8/11), defeating originals of CBS’ “Criminal Minds” by 15% (3.3/9) and NBC’s “Mercy” by 245% (1.1/3). In addition, for its 4th straight original telecast, the ABC rookie ran in a virtual tie with “Idol” as the No. 1 program in the half-hour with Men 18-34 (3.1/11 vs. 3.2/11).
“Modern Family” registered as Wednesday’s No. 1 scripted TV show for its 10th consecutive first-run broadcast in young adults.
TV Geek Army has a review of “Travels with Scout”. Here are the highlights:
While not an absolute off the handle laughfest, this was one of the most balanced, entertaining, and funny episodes of Modern Family to date. Balanced in the sense that every major cast member got to do something interesting or funny. And to top it all off we had the legendary Fred Willard rejoining the action as Phil’s dad.
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