The panel series from Disney-ABC Television Distribution averaged a 1.1 household rating/3 share in 53 of Nielsen’s metered markets, a 0.5/4 in women 18-49 and a 0.6/4 in women 25-54 — ranking as the top syndicated newcomer in all categories.
“FABLife” finished No. 1 in its time periods in two of the top four U.S. markets, earning a 2.4 household rating/8 share in both Chicago and Boston. It also finished with a tenth of the season premiere of CBS’ “The Talk” in New York (1.8/6) while also leading the nation’s No. 1 market in women 25-54 (1.1/7), increasing WABC’s year-ago time period demo rating (0.8) by 38%.
On average, “FABLife” improved its time period year to year by 25% in women 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4). And it grew over the year-ago September 2014 time period in households in top-5 markets Los Angeles (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2), Chicago (2.4/8 vs. 1.5/5) and Philadelphia (2.4/8 vs. 2.2/7).
Banks, Shane Farley and Mark Schulman are executive producers of “FABLife,” and Rebecca Mayer is co-executive producer. The show is produced by Disney/ABC’s Summerdale Productions and is distributed by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.
Also of note on Monday, “Crime Watch Daily,” the first hourlong, real-life daily crime show to air in firstrun syndication, opened with a 0.9/2 primary-run average. The Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution strip scored its best top-market improvement in Los Angeles, where it grew KTLA’s 5 p.m. year-ago time period by 67% with a 1.0/2, and saw its top score come from WDAF at 1 p.m. in Kansas City (3.2/10).
“Crazy Talk,” a new comedic strip from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, did a 0.3/1 in metered-market household ratings. Its best top-25 market performance was in Raleigh-Durham (1.2/3 in households).
Second-year talker “The Real” from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution had a good premiere Monday, notching a 1.1/4 in households and a 1.0/7 in women 25-54 among primary airings while finishing No. 1 in New York among women 25-54 (1.5/11). The season kicked off with Bobby Brown in his first exclusive interview since the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina.