The alphabet network came out on top once again in the key demographic of adults 18-49 with its night of Shonda Rhimes-backed dramas, according to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen.
Bit, just as ABC is murdering the competition in the key demographic, it will soon be without its "#TGIT" (Thank God It's Thursday) force. The three dramas are one week from their fall finales, surely signaling some ratings dips on the night for the network.
But, for now, compared to the same November sweep night of a year ago, ABC's Thursday lineup was up 33% in adults 18-49 and 30% in total viewers.
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Meanwhile, it looks like some viewers have already said their goodbyes to on-their-way-out sitcoms "Bad Judge" and "A to Z," both were down with a respective 0.9 and 0.6 in the the key demo. And though "Parenthood" grew by 10% from half-hour to half-hour, from a 1.0 to a 1.1, it was still down from last week's 1.4 rating in the key demo; overall, it brought in 3.6 million viewers in its 10 p.m. slot.
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