or


[03/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Delivers Substantial Increases During the February Sweep, with the Super Bowl and Strong Series Performances Opposite the Winter Olympics

[via press release from ABC]

ABC Delivers Substantial Increases During the February Sweep, with the Super Bowl and Strong Series Performances Opposite the Winter Olympics

ABC Marks its Best Numbers During Any Sweep Period Since May 2000

Overall 2006 February Sweep Performance (28 Complete Nights):

ABC finished with strong increases during the 2006 February Sweep among viewers and across each of the adult demographics over last February. ABC was up by +29% in Total Viewers (14.4 million vs. 11.2 million), by 33% in Adults 18-34 (4.4/13 vs. 3.3/10), by +29% in Adults 18-49 (5.3/13 vs. 4.1/11) and by 28% in Adults 25-54 (6.0/14 vs. 4.7/11) compared to February 2005. Please Note: Last year�s overall sweep averages include the 2005 Academy Awards, which did not air this February, but did air on the final Sunday of the �05 February Sweep (on 2/27/05).

� The Network�s year-to-year gains were largely a result of aggressive series scheduling and successful counter-programming against NBC�s 2006 Winter Olympics. Factoring out the 2006 Super Bowl and its Post-Game along with the 2005 Academy Awards telecast from the averages, ABC improved its February Sweep results across the board over last year: +10% in Total Viewers, +10% in Adults 18-34, +8% in Adults 18-49 and +12% in Adults 25-54. Additionally, despite going opposite the Winter Olympics on most evenings, ABC was up on 14 nights of the 2006 February Sweep among Adults 18-49, as compared to last year.

� ABC produced its largest audience and highest Adult 18-49 rating during any sweep period since May 2000.

� Competitively, ABC won the 2006 February Sweep in the key Adult 18-49 demographic and placed second among Total Viewers. It was ABC�s second consecutive sweep period to rank No. 1 in Adults 18-49, after tying with CBS for the top position in the 2005 November Sweep.

2006 February Sweep � Other Highlights (Programs/Nights/News Lead-in):

� Series Rankings: In Adults 18-49, ABC claimed 5 the Top 20 television series during the 2006 February Sweep, including 2 of the Top 4: �Grey�s Anatomy� � No. 3, �Desperate Housewives� � No. 4, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� � No. 9, �Lost� � No. 11 and �Dancing with the Stars� � No. 16. ABC aired 5 of the Top 15 most-watched TV series of the month: �Grey�s Anatomy� � No. 3, �Desperate Housewives� � No. 4, �Dancing with the Stars� � No. 7, �Dancing with the Stars the Results� � No. 11 and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� � No. 12. ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Desperate Housewives� stood as the Top 2 scripted series of the Sweep in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

� Individual Telecast Rankings: The Network broadcasted the Top 2 individual program telecasts of the February Sweep in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Super Bowl XL� and �Grey�s Anatomy� on 2/5/06. ABC News claimed TV�s No. 1 newsmagazine telecast during February in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 with �Primetime� on 2/23/06. In fact, it was TV�s highest-rated newsmagazine telecast since 1/8/06.

� Rank and Growth by Night: ABC qualified as the No. 1 network on Sunday during the 2006 February Sweep among Adults 18-49, winning all 4 Sundays of the month. ABC earned second place on Friday during the Sweep among Adults 18-49. Versus last February, despite going against the Winter Olympics, ABC was up on 4 of 7 nights in the key young adult sales demo: Monday (+11%), Thursday (+27%), Friday (+7%) and Sunday (+100%).

� Network 10:30 p.m. Late Local News Lead-in (Mon.-Sun.): ABC is offered its stations an improved lead-in to the late local news during the February Sweep. In the 10:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC was up by 13% among Adults 25-54 (5.2/12 vs. 4.6/11) and by 15% among Adults 18-49 (4.6/12 vs. 4.0/10), as compared to last February. In fact during the sweep, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� ranked as the No. 1 TV program on any network in the 10 o�clock hour among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (2/2-3/1/06 vs. 2/3-3/2/05), or as dated. Series rankings based on regular programs only.





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)





[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.

[03/29/17 - 12:38 PM]
ABC's "Match Game" to Replace "Time After Time" on Sunday Nights Beginning April 2
The game show will fill the 9:00/8:00c hour effective immediately.

[03/29/17 - 12:23 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" to Air Special Episode Following March Madness Championship Game April 3
Special correspondents Malcolm and Margaret Corden, James Corden's parents, will report live from the championship game in Phoenix.

[03/29/17 - 12:01 PM]
Radio Disney Adds Hailee Steinfeld, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels and Grace VanderWaal to Its Lineup of Performers for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
The four rising female artists who have dominated the pop charts join previously announced Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, Jordan Fisher and Train for the fifth anniversary show.

[03/29/17 - 11:32 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snap Inc. Expand Partnership to Bring 2018 Olympic Winter Games Coverage to Snapchatters in the U.S.
NBC Olympics will work with BuzzFeed to co-produce the Publisher Stories.

[03/29/17 - 10:21 AM]
Bravo Media's "Southern Charm Savannah" Premieres Monday, May 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The series will follow six lifelong friends as they set out to make their mark in this world, all while navigating their legacies, love lives, and personal relationships.

[03/29/17 - 10:09 AM]
Parade of Stars to Appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" for Four-Night Stand at Universal Orlando Resort April 3-6
Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Richie, Flo Rida, Jay Leno and Jason Derulo are all on tap.

[03/29/17 - 08:47 AM]
"The Mindy Project" Renewed for Sixth and Final Season on Hulu
Look for the swan song to premiere in September 2017 on Hulu.

[03/29/17 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Hangs Onto Top Spot in Demos
CBS however takes home the top spot among total viewers.

[03/29/17 - 08:04 AM]
Special Guests Announced for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Debuting April 29
Previously announced special guests include Neil Young inducting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne inducting Joan Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush inducting Yes.

[03/29/17 - 07:44 AM]
Netflix Renews "Santa Clarita Diet" for Season Two
Production on the second season will begin this summer.

[03/29/17 - 07:00 AM]
Wedding Bells Ring for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell as Hosts of Freeform's "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" Special Airing Sunday, May 7
The 90-minute special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind weddings and magical engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the globe.

[03/29/17 - 06:06 AM]
"Thunderbirds Are Go" (Season 3) Debuts on April 21
From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space - all for one purpose: to help others in need.

[03/29/17 - 06:02 AM]
Amazon Greenlights Untitled McLaren Racing Docuseries Exclusively for Prime Video
The series follows McLaren, founded in 1963, as they prepare to challenge for the 2017 World Championship, with new Executive Director and former racer Zak Brown leading the famed racing organization.

[03/29/17 - 06:01 AM]
Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Star in "The Art of Us" Premiering May 20
The film also has a prominent story arc for "Vincent the Dog" and other adorable canines, part of Crown Media Family Networks' global pet initiative.