ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ Rises, ‘Switched At Birth’ Down In Season Return

The second week of ABC Family’s The Fosters saw double digit growth for the new Jennifer Lopez produced drama. The 9 PM show about two lesbian moms raising a biological son, adopted twins and two foster children was up 20% in total viewers to 1.70 million. It was also up 10% among Adults 18-49 to 480,000 and surged 36% to 977,000 among its target demo of viewers 12-34 from its June 3 premiere. Things were not so rosy for its lead-in. After a midseason spring finale on March 11, Switched At Birth returned on Monday for the rest of its second season down hard. The drama declined from both its Season 1 break return last year and its Season 2 premiere earlier this year.  Compared to its Season 1 return on September 3, 2012, Switched At Birth was down 26% in total viewers to 1.661 million and down by 24% in the 12-34 demo to 835,000. The comparison to its Season 2 debut wasn’t anywhere near as harsh. In relation to the 1.697 million total viewers and 866,000 viewers among the 12-34 demo that its January Season 2 premiere garnered, the show dipped just 2% and 4% respectively last night. Season 2 of Switched At Birth wraps on August 12, 2013.

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