ABC Family‘s Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy wrapped their seasons last night, tops in their slots. At 8 PM, M&J finished its season as cable TV’s No. 1-ranked series in the time period in the 18-34 and 12-34d demos, and the No. 1 original cable TV series in 19-49 (TBS’ The Big Bang Theory repeats edged it out in this demo). Of the season finale’s 1.1 million viewers, 704,000 were 18-49, and 590,000 were 12-34. Expect those stats to jump in a week; over its season, Melissa & Joey — Melissa Joan Hart as a politician who hires Joey Lawrence to look after her niece and nephew — spiked by 52% in viewers, 61% in 18-34, and nearly 60% in both 18-49 and 12-34.
At 8:30 PM the summer finale of Baby Daddy, starring Disney Channel alum Chelsea Kane, clocked 1.3 million viewers — more than 800,000 of whom were 18-49 and nearly 700,000 of whom were 12-34. Launch to date, the series ranks as ABC Family’s No. 1-rated comedy of all time in 18-34 and 12-34. During its season, Baby Daddy was the No. 1-ranked cable TV program in adults 18-34. It enjoys similar surges when Live+7 viewing is factored in.
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