Originally posted on Variety:
ABC will finish the season in fourth place, but it has a spring in its step as it nears the finish line.
Showing that it can be very competitive when it’s at (mostly) full-strength and there’s no major sports action skewing results in the favor of its rivals, the Alphabet made it two straight weekly victories in adults 18-49 — the first time it has won consecutive in-season weeks since November 2009. And it did so without top drama “Scandal,” which wrapped a week earlier.
“Dancing With the Stars” and “Once Upon a Time” continued their strong springs last week, while first-year dramas “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” and “Resurrection” contributed with solid numbers of their own and comedy “Last Man Standing” closed its season nicely.
In the nine weeks since the conclusion of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics on Feb. 24, ABC is the top network in adults 18-49 (2.3…
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