or


[02/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of February 13-19, 2006

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of February 13-19, 2006

Opposite the Winter Olympics, ABC is Up by 1.0 Million Viewers And by 10% Among Adults 18-49 Over the Same Week Last Year

ABC Airs 5 of the Week�s Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49, with 3 of the Top 5

The Top Non-Olympic Program on Monday in the 8 O�clock Hour, ABC�s Repeat �Wife Swap� Outpaces Fox�s Original �Skating with Celebrities� by Wide Margins

Building Audience Throughout its 2-Hour Telecast Opposite the Olympics, �The Bachelor: Paris� Earns its Second-Best Numbers in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Growing from the Previous Week, ABC�s �Lost� Beats the Olympics by 26% in Adults 18-49, while Dominating Fox�s Competing Drama, �Bones,� in the Time Slot

ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars� Wins its Thursday Slot in Viewers, Outdrawing CBS� �Survivor� for the Second Week in a Row and Defeating NBC�s Winter Olympics Coverage in Each Half-hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Friday�s No. 1 TV Series, ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars the Results� Outdraws the Olympics by 1.3 Million Viewers from 8-9pm, with Series Highs in the Adult Demos

ABC Earns Gold Again, Beating the Winter Olympics for the Second Sunday In a Row in Adults 18-49, and Overshadowing NBC by 37% During Primetime

Opposite the Olympics, �America�s Funniest Home Videos� Marks the Series� Highest Adult 18-34 Rating Since May 2003

ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Beats the Olympics in Head-to-Head Competition In the Sunday 9 O�clock Hour by 1.5 Million Viewers and by 66% in Adults 18-49

Building on its Lead Among Viewers and Young Adults for the Second Straight Week, �Grey�s Anatomy� Outdraws NBC�s Winter Olympics by 5.8 Million Viewers and Tops the Combined Deliveries of CBS and NBC in the Hour by 29% in Adults 18-49

WEEK No. 22:

Opposite a complete week of the 2006 Winter Olympics, ABC again notched solid gains over its performance on the same week last year. Compared to the year-ago week (w/o 2/14/05), the Network�s primetime numbers increased by 1.0 million viewers (11.4 million vs. 10.4 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (4.3/11 vs. 3.9/10). For 7 straight weeks, ABC has either grown or held even with the comparable year-ago week in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

Rankings: ABC aired 5 of the week�s Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including 3 of the Top 5 programs: �Grey�s Anatomy� � No. 3, �Desperate Housewives� � No. 4, �Lost� � No. 5, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� � No. 13 and �Dancing with the Stars� � No. 17. The Network claimed 6 of the Top 20 most-watched programs during the week: �Grey�s Anatomy� � No. 3, �Desperate Housewives� � No. 4, �Dancing with the Stars� � No. 8, �Lost� � No. 14, �Dancing with the Stars the Results� � No. 17 and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� � No. 19. Surpassing Fox�s �American Idol� and all NBC Olympics telecasts, �Grey�s Anatomy� stood as the week�s No. 1 TV show across each of the key women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). For the second week in a row, ABC News� �20/20� ranked as the No. 1 newsmagazine among Adults 18-49.

Monday

ABC earned second place to NBC�s Olympics coverage on Monday among Adults 18-34 (3.8/11), Women 18-49 (5.2/12), while winning the night among Women 18-34 (5.1/13).

� Despite going against the Olympics this year, ABC was up from the same night last February Sweep (2/14/05) by 3% in Total Viewers (9.1 million vs. 8.8 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (3.9/10 vs. 3.4/9).

�Wife Swap� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Wife Swap� repeat was the top non-Olympics program in its hour among Total Viewers (8.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.5/10). Versus its unscripted competition in the time period, ABC�s encore �Wife Swap� outpaced Fox�s original �Skating with Celebrities� (7.7 million & 2.7/7) by 1.1 million viewers and by 30% in Adults 18-49.

�The Bachelor: Paris� (9:00 -11:00 p.m.)

For the fourth straight week, ABC�s �The Bachelor: Paris� won its time period and qualified as the No. 1 TV program on Monday among its core audience of Women 18-34 (6.0/15), even beating the Winter Olympics this week. The ABC unscripted series built audience during each half-hour of its 2-hour telecast, growing by 1.6 million viewers (8.4 million to 10.0 million) and by 34% in Adults 18-49 (3.5/8 to 4.7/12) from beginning to end. During the 10 o�clock hour, �The Bachelor: Paris� took a strong second place to the Olympics among Adults 18-49, pacing 7% ahead of CBS repeat �C.S.I.: Miami� (4.6/11 vs. 4.3/10). ABC ranked No. 1 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. among Adults 18-34 (4.8/13), tying the Olympics.

� Although it aired opposite the Winter Olympics this week, �The Bachelor: Paris� posted its second- strongest numbers yet in Total Viewers (9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.2/10), trailing only its performance on the prior week against lesser competition (9.7 million & 4.3/10).

Wednesday

�George Lopez�/�Freddie� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

From 8:00�9:00 p.m., opposite Fox�s �American Idol� and NBC�s Winter Olympics coverage, ABC freshman comedy �Freddie� built on its �George Lopez� lead-in among young adults (2.4/6 vs. 2.3/6). Head to head in each half-hour, �George Lopez� and �Freddie� beat their comedy competition in the hour in Adults 18-49, CBS� �Still Standing� (1.9/5) and �Yes, Dear� (2.0/5), respectively. In addition, both ABC comedies were up from the prior week.

�Lost� (9:00-10:03 p.m.)

ABC�s �Lost� surged from its lead-in and gained audience throughout its telecast to rank a strong No. 1 in its time period, beating NBC�s Winter Olympics coverage by 26% in Adults 18-49 (7.8/18 vs. 6.2/14). �Lost� defeated its nearest regular competition during the 9 o�clock hour, Fox�s �Bones,� by 7.0 million viewers (18.2 million vs. 11.2 million) and by 73% in Adults 18-49 (7.8/18 vs. 4.5/10). This came despite an enormous lead-in advantage for Fox coming into the hour from �Idol.�

In addition, the ABC sophomore drama delivered the No. 1 position in its time period, defeating the Olympics by wide margins in Adults 25-54 (8.9/19), Adults 18-34 (6.1/16) and Teens 12-17 (4.4/14).

� Against the Olympics, �Lost� was up from the prior week among Adults 18-49 (7.8/18 vs. 7.7/17).

� �Lost� qualified as the No. 1 scripted show on the evening in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The sophomore drama has been the strongest scripted program on the night in all 14 of its original telecasts this season.

�Invasion� (10:03-11:00 p.m.)

During the final hour of primetime, ABC�s �Invasion� beat its regular time period competition, CBS� �C.S.I.: NY,� among Adults 18-34 (2.9/9 vs. 2.7/8).

� Opposite Olympics competition this week, �Invasion� retained virtually all of its week-earlier audience among Total Viewers (9.0 million vs. 9.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.6/9 vs. 3.6/9).

Thursday

Against NBC�s Winter Olympics, ABC puts up its second-strongest non-sports Thursday this season in Adults 18-49 (4.2/11) and its top non-sports Adult 18-34 number (3.3/9) on the night in 3 years � since 2/20/03.

� Compared to the same night last February Sweep (2/17/05), ABC�s delivery increased by 5.7 million viewers (13.9 million vs. 8.2 million) and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/11 vs. 2.6/7).

�Dancing with the Stars� (8:00-9:30 p.m.)

ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars� won its 90-minute time period among Total Viewers (19.2 million), outpacing CBS (17.2 million) and NBC (18.1 million � from 8:30-9:30 p.m.) by considerable margins. ABC bested NBC�s Winter Olympics coverage in both of its rated half-hours in viewers and young adults from 8:30-9:30 p.m. (NBC sustained its first half-hour of Olympics coverage), outdistancing third-place NBC by 2.3 million viewers (20.4 million vs. 18.1 million) and by 7% in Adults 18-49 (5.9/14 vs. 5.5/13) in that hour. Widening its advantage this week to +1.3 million viewers, �Dancing with the Stars� attracted more viewers than CBS� �Survivor� for the second straight week (18.3 million vs. 17.0 million).

� Although it went up against the Olympics this week, �Dancing with the Stars� marked its second-strongest delivery this season in Total Viewers (19.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.4/13), just behind its season high delivery a week earlier. The ABC unscripted program achieved season highs among Adults 18-34 (4.0/11) and Women 18-34 (5.7/15).

�Grey�s Anatomy � Special Repeat� (9:30-10:30 p.m.)

On its second consecutive quick turn-around special repeat airing in the time period (replay of the previous Sunday�s episode), ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� continued to improve the time period for ABC and at the same time saw its numbers grow in key demographics from the prior week. Versus ABC�s average in the 1-hour time period this season, the �Grey�s Anatomy� repeat improved the hour for ABC by 1.9 million viewers (9.4 million vs. 7.5 million) and by 42% in Adults 18-49 (3.4/9 vs. 2.4/6). In addition, �Grey�s Anatomy� was up week to week among Women 18-34 (4.0/10 vs. 3.7/9) and Teens 12-17 (2.0/6 vs. 1.6/5).

Friday

ABC took second place to NBC�s Olympics coverage on Friday night in Total Viewers (10.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/9). ABC was up from the previous week on both Nielsen measures (10.3 million & 3.0/8 on 2/10/06).

� Opposite the 2006 Winter Olympics, ABC�s primetime delivery grew by 2.3 million viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 from the same Friday last February Sweep (8.4 million & 2.8/8 on 2/18/05).

�Dancing with the Stars the Results� (8:00-9:01 p.m.)

For the 7th time in as many weeks, ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars the Results� ranked No. 1 against its regular competition in its time slot among Total Viewers (15.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.0/12). Actress Lisa Rinna was the next dancer to leave the competition. ABC�s dancing results program topped NBC�s coverage of Winter Olympics competition in the time period by 1.3 million viewers (16.8 million vs. 15.5 million at 8:30 p.m. � NBC sustained the first half-hour of its Olympics coverage).

� Opposite the Olympics, �DWTS the Results� attracted its second-largest audience yet (15.8 million) and marked its best numbers ever across each of the key adult demographics: AD18-34 (2.8/10), AD18-49 (4.0/12) and AD25-54 (5.2/14).

� �Dancing with the Stars the Results� qualified as the No. 1 television series on Friday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

�In Justice� (9:01-10:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �In Justice� earned second place in its time period among Adults 18-49 (2.6/7), up 4% from the prior week (2.5/7).

�20/20� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o�clock hour opposite the Olympics, ABC News� �20/20� built on its lead-in and matched its week ago delivery among Adults 18-49 (2.7/8) and Adults 25-54 (3.3/8).

Sunday

ABC won Sunday night among Adults 18-49, beating NBC�s Winter Olympics coverage on the evening for the second week in a row. In fact ABC widened its winning advantage over NBC to 37% this week in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (7.4/17 vs. 5.4/13). Gaining viewers and young adult audience during each half-hour of the evening, the Network ranked No. 1 in each half-hour from 8:30-11:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49. ABC was also the No. 1 network on the evening among Adults 25-54 (8.2/17), Adults 18-34 (6.4/17), Teens 12-17 (3.7/11) and Kids 2-11 (3.0/10).

� ABC aired the Top 2 TV programs on Sunday among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Desperate Housewives,� respectively.

� ABC improved its results on the night year to year, despite competing against the 2006 Winter Olympics on NBC, growing from the same night last February (2/20/05) by 1.4 million viewers (18.2 million vs. 16.8 million) and by 6% in Adults 18-49 (7.4/17 vs. 7.0/17).

�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� stood as the top non-sports program in its hour among Adults 18-49 (3.4/9).

� Opposite the Olympics, �Funniest Home Videos� marked the series� highest Adult 18-34 rating (2.7/8) since May 2003 � since 5/30/03.

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� nearly tied the Olympics for the first place from 8:00-9:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49 (5.8/13 vs. 5.9/13) and beat the Winter Games to win the hour in Adults 18-34 (4.9/13), Teens 12-17 (3.0/9) and Kids 2-11 (4.0/12).

�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� dominated the Olympics during the 9 o�clock hour, leading its time period by 1.5 million viewers (23.4 million vs. 21.9 million) and by 66% among Adults 18-49 (9.8/21 vs. 5.9/12) over second-place NBC.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in among viewers and young adults for the second week in a row, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� widened its winning advantage during 10 o�clock hour this week. In its time period, �Grey�s� overshadowed NBC�s Olympics coverage by 5.8 million viewers (24.4 million vs. 18.6 million) and beat the combined deliveries of NBC and CBS in the time period by 29% in Adults 18-49 (10.7/24 vs. 8.3/19 � CBS and NBC together).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Live+SD), week of 2/13/06, or as dated.





  [march 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BONES (FOX)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (HGTV)
· FREDDIE (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· IN JUSTICE (ABC)
· INVASION (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· SKATING WITH CELEBRITIES (FOX)
· STILL STANDING (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· WIFE SWAP (PARAMOUNT)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)





[03/23/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/22/19 - 01:40 PM]
The CW's "Supernatural" to End After 15 Seasons
Co-stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins revealed the news via social media this afternoon.

[03/22/19 - 12:50 PM]
Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish and John Corbett Return to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"
They'll reunite with Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in the much anticipated sequel.

[03/22/19 - 10:04 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for Brie Larson's Directorial Debut: "Unicorn Store"
Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford also star in the film, due on Friday, April 5.

[03/22/19 - 09:57 AM]
Chris Jacobs Joins All-Star Team of Explorers Led by Josh Gates' in Discovery's Live Broadcast from Egypt
"Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live" airs Sunday, April 7, live on both coasts at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/22/19 - 09:20 AM]
Ina Garten Returns with Brand-New Menu of Spring Dishes in "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" on Sunday, April 21st at 11:30AM ET/PT
Hosted by Ina from East Hampton, New York, the series helps viewers cook with confidence no matter their level of expertise.

[03/22/19 - 09:00 AM]
Kristin Cavallari to Host "Paradise Hotel," Premiering with a Two-Hour Event Thursday, May 9, on FOX
Following the Thursday night premiere, the series will air on Mondays (starting May 13 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Wednesdays (starting May 15 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and, with live elements, on Thursdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[03/22/19 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Picks Up Television's No. 1 New Comedy, "The Conners," for a Second Season
"We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family," said Karey Burke. "This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves."

[03/22/19 - 08:35 AM]
Video: Sundance Now's "Riviera" Returns June 20 - Official Season 2 Trailer
Behind every great fortune is a great crime, and the second season sees Georgina (Julia Stiles) focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household and her position at the top of the elusive art world.

[03/22/19 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Opens on Top for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors among adults 18-49 last night.

[03/22/19 - 08:07 AM]
Netflix Original Series "The Politician" Launches September 27
Ryan Murphy's latest original series stars Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.

[03/22/19 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases First Look at Its New Sports Gambling Docu-Series "Action"
The series premieres this Sunday, March 24 at 8:00/7:00c on the pay channel.

[03/22/19 - 07:04 AM]
Jeremy Wade Returns to Animal Planet in All-New Series "Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters" Which Launches as a Global Series Premiere
Jeremy returns to Animal Planet in a captivating new series that brings him back to the water's edge to investigate reports of the unimaginable and unexplained.

[03/22/19 - 06:20 AM]
From the Director of "Quicksand" Comes "Home for Christmas," A New Norwegian Original Series from Netflix
In the six-episode series, Johanne finds herself at 30 years old to be the only one among friends and family without a partner.

[03/22/19 - 06:00 AM]
Starz Satisfies Fans' "Now Apocalypse" Binge Cravings with the Full Season Release of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy March 22 at 12 AM ET
Starz also made the series premiere episode available to watch for free in its entirety online on Starz.com, Starz YouTube channel, Reddit and Pride Media platforms (Pride.com, OUT.com and Advocate.com).