ABC’s Press Release | V Ratings

Building on its Lead-in to Rank as the Night’s No. 1 TV Series in Key Men, ABC’s “V” Season Premiere Draws the Series’ Biggest Audience Since March

“V” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
On its 2nd season premiere in a new 9 o’clock time period opposite the second hours of the CBS and NBC premieres, ABC’s “V” built substantially on its lead-in to stand as the No. 1 TV series
of the night in Men 18-49 (2.3/6) and Men 25-54 (3.0/7). In the hour, “V” beat out Fox’s “Million Dollar Money Drop” by 74% in Total Viewers (6.6 vs. 3.8 million) and by 62% in
Adults 18-49 (2.1/5 vs. 1.3/3).
“V” surged by 20% from where it finished out its freshman season in Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour, where it aired coming out of “Lost” (6.6 million vs. 5.5 million on 5/18/10), topping its final 7 original broadcasts of last season with the series’ most-watched telecast since March (3/30/10).
“V” is a highly-recorded show, posting substantial growth as time-shifted viewing is added into the final tallies. On average during its first season run, “V’s” numbers jumped by 1.8 million viewers and by 8-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point (+25%) from the initially reported Live + Same Day Numbers to the Live + 7 Day DVR finals.