ABC Leads Next Season’s Crop of New Series With the Top 3 Most-Watched Trailers

May 23, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Press release from ABC, May 22, 2019:

In the week following this year’s Upfronts, trailers for ABC’s Fall freshman series have emerged as the most-watched across social media platforms, with the Network delivering the Top 3 most-watched trailers among the new series for the official 2019-2020 broadcast season.

With a commanding 16 million views across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (16,122,544), ABC’s “Stumptown” stands as the No. 1 most-watched trailer among next season’s new series, followed closely by ABC’s “Emergence” with nearly 16 million video views (15,710,592). In fact, “Emergence” averaged over 5 million more views than the nearest drama trailer (NBC’s “Bluff City Law” = 10,331,039).

ABC’s “mixed-ish” ranked as the No. 3 most-watched new series trailer (behind only ABC’s “Stumptown” and “Emergence,” respectively) and as the No. 1 new comedy trailer with over 14.5 million views (14,656,722).

Top 10 Trailers Ranked by Total Video Views

Rank         Network   Program  Video Views

1                ABC          Stumptown                 16,122,544

2                ABC          Emergence                 15,710,592

3                ABC          mixed-ish                  14,656,722

4                NBC          Perfect Harmony       13,961,892

5                NBC          Sunnyside                  11,751,791

6                NBC          Bluff City Law             10,331,039

7                FOX          Prodigal Son               9,901,078

8                CW           Batwoman                  9,567,994

9                FOX          Not Just Me                9,522,901

10              FOX          Filthy Rich                  7,919,492

In addition, ABC dominated Twitter with almost 12 million total trailer views for its 3 new Fall entrants (11,600,000) – 3 times more than NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW combined (3,904,120).

Source: ListenFirst. Total trailer views and responses (likes, shares, comments, retweets) across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as of 5/22/19, 9am EST. Nielsen has designated the official start of the 2019-2020 broadcast season as 9/23/19.

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