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ABC’s ‘Concert for the Queen’ overwhelmed NBC and FOX in Ratings

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/06/2012

nbc with Katie Couric made it the most-watched non-sports network from 9-11pm (ESPN carried the high-rated Eastern Conference NBA Finals Playoff Game 5).




From 9-10pm, ABC’s Concert for the Queen outdrew the opening hour of NBC’s Love in the Wild season premiere by 1.0 million viewers and Fox’s time-period premiere of Masterchef by 1.6 million viewers. Gaining audience from its first hour to its second hour (+13%), the special ranked a definitive #1 over its rivals from 10-11pm, topping CBS’ original 48 Hours Mystery by 1.5 million viewers and the second hour of NBC’s Love in the Wild premiere by 2.6 million viewers.



Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric generated ABC’s 2nd-largest non-sports summertime audience (Memorial Day-Labor Day) to the time slot in over 2 years (since 6/1/10), behind only the prior week’s A Special Edition of 20/20: The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric. In addition, Concert for the Queen boosted its time period by 29% week to week with Adults 18-34.


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