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ABC's 'The Goldbergs' and 'Schooled' season finales score gains on Wednesday

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Thu, May 9th 2019 04:55 pm

Quick take for Wednesday, May 8

(Fast affiliate live + same day ratings)    

ABC Wednesday primetime (8-11 p.m. – 3.4 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49):

Featuring season finales of its Wednesday comedies, ABC’s delivery grew 13% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.8/4 vs. 0.7/4) to a four-week high on the night.

At 8 p.m., “The Goldbergs” built week to week by 4% in viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 10% in adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 1.0/5), scoring its most-watched telecast in two months.

At 8:30 p.m., “Schooled” grew over the prior week in total viewers (by 7% - 3.9 million vs. 3.7 million) and adults 18-49 (13% - 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4), tying its biggest audience since January. In addition, the ABC freshman comedy improved its half-hour from the year-ago night (vs. “Alex, Inc.” on May 9, 2018 = 3.0 million and 0.7/3) by 30% in total viewers and by 29% in adults 18-49.

At 9 p.m., “Modern Family” moved up to No. 1 in its half-hour among adults 18-49 (1.0/5-tie). “Modern Family” rose 5% week to week in viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.2 million) and held even with adults 18-49 (1.0/5). At 9:30 p.m., “Single Parents” held even week to week in adults 18-49 (0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/8/19.

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