Fast Facts for Sunday, October 9, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC Takes its Third Consecutive Sunday, Outdelivering Fox Sports�
Coverage of NFL Football and MLB Baseball Playoffs During Primetime
ABC Airs the Top 3 Shows on Sunday in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
The No. 1 Non-sports Show in the 7 O�clock Hour Among Adults 18-49, ABC�s
�America�s Funniest Home Videos� Marks its Strongest Performance Since March
ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Ranks No. 1 from 8-9pm,
Winning its Hour Across the Key Adult Demographics, Among Teens and Kids
Sunday�s No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and Adults 18-49, �Desperate Housewives�
Leads the 9 O�clock Hour by 13.2 Million Viewers and by 187% in Adults 18-49
ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Wins the 10 O�clock Hour Among Viewers and Adults,
Beating the Combined Deliveries of NBC and CBS in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC won its third straight Sunday night, outpacing second-place Fox with its NFL football and MLB baseball playoffs by substantial margins. ABC drew an average audience on the night of 17.0 million viewers and delivered a 7.0/17 in Adults 18-49, well ahead of the preliminary affiliate time period results for Fox during prime (12.1 million & 4.5/11). In fact, ABC delivered an across-the-board victory on the evening, leading among Total Viewers, Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.
� ABC claimed the Top 3 TV shows on Sunday evening among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� respectively. In addition, �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy� stood as the two most-watched television shows on Sunday.
�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
For the second straight week, as it competed opposite an NFL Football overrun, ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� ranked as the No. 1 non-sports program in its time period among Adults 18-49 (3.0/9).
� Growing from its week-earlier season opener among Total Viewers (8.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.0/9), �AFHV� posted the series� strongest performance since March � since 3/27/05 and 3/6/05, respectively.
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� put ABC up into the No. 1 position during the second hour of the night in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, beating second-place CBS� �Cold Case� by 53% (6.1/15 vs. 4.0/10). The broad appealing ABC unscripted program also won in its time period among Adults 25-54 (6.8/15), Adults 18-34 (5.1/14), Teens 12-17 (3.4/11) and Kids 2-11 (4.1/14).
�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Drawing an average audience of 25.7 million viewers and a 10.9 rating, 24 share among Adults 18-49, �Desperate Housewives� overshadowed its time period competition. ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� beat second-place NBC�s �Law & Order: CI� (12.5 million & 3.8/8) in the 9 o�clock hour by 13.2 million viewers and by 187% in Adults 18-49.
�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered a commanding win in the 10 o�clock hour. In its time period, �Grey�s Anatomy� defeated second-place NBC by 5.7 million viewers (18.5 million vs. 12.8 million) and topped its combined NBC and CBS competition by 30% in Adults 18-49 (8.2/19 vs. 6.3/15). ABC�s second-year drama also topped the combined NBC and CBS Adult 25-54 delivery in the final hour of the evening by 16% (9.3/20 vs. 8.0/17).
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 10/9/05.