ABC Scores 6 Million Viewers With Commercial-Free ‘Black Panther’ Airing in Honor of Chadwick Boseman

Disney-owned network topped Sunday primetime with Marvel movie and ABC News’ “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King”

ABC was Sunday’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast network thanks to a commercial-free airing of Marvel’s “Black Panther” and an ABC News’ tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at the age of 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the commercial-free airing of 2018’s “Black Panther” drew a 1.4/8 and 6.1 million viewers. At 10:30, ABC News’ “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King” earned a 1.1/7 and 4.7 million viewers.

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • @jmaas421