Quick Take for Wednesday, October 26, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC is the Top Non-Sports Network on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC�s �George Lopez� and �Freddie� Each Grow Week to Week in Viewers,
Standing as the Highest-Rated Entertainment Shows from 8-9pm in Adults 18-49
For the Third Week in a Row, �Freddie� Builds on its
�George Lopez� Lead-in in Each of the Key Adult Demographics
ABC�s �Invasion� Grows from its �Lost� Lead-in Across the Adult Demographics
Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
Earning second-place to Fox�s coverage of the deciding fourth game of the 2005 World Series, ABC ranked as the top non-sports network on Wednesday night among young adults: Adults 18-49 (3.4/9 � tied w/CBS) and Adults 18-34 (2.9/8).
�George Lopez� (8:00-8:30 p.m.)
ABC�s �George Lopez� was the No. 1 entertainment program in its half-hour in Adults 18-49 (3.0/9), topping its nearest non-sports competition by 30% (NBC�s �Three Wishes� � 2.3/7). The ABC comedy won the time period, beating Fox�s World Series pre-game coverage, among Women 18-49 (3.6/10).
� �George Lopez� was up week to week in Total Viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.9 million) and posted a season-high rating among Teens 12-17 (2.3/8).
�Freddie� (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
Like its lead-in, ABC�s �Freddie� stood as the top-rated entertainment program in its time slot in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (3.3/9). �Freddie� grew its overall audience from the prior week (8.2 million vs. 8.1 million).
� For the third week in a row (on each of its telecasts so far), �Freddie� built on its �George Lopez� lead-in across the key adult demographics: AD18-34 (2.8/8 vs. 2.4/8), AD18-49 (3.3/9 vs. 3.0/9) and AD25-54 (3.8/9 vs. 3.6/10).
�Lost� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Opposite Game 4 of the 2005 World Series, ABC�s repeat episode of �Lost� (originally telecast 2 weeks prior on 10/12/05) built on its lead-in among Total Viewers (9.1 million vs. 8.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 3.3/9).
�Invasion� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Building on its �Lost� lead-in opposite the World Series, ABC�s �Invasion� was the second-highest-rated drama in the 10 o�clock hour among Adults 18-49 (3.6/9), while ranking as the No. 1 drama among Men 18-34 (2.9/9).
� ABC�s �Invasion� built on its �Lost� lead-in among each of the key adult demographics: AD18-34 (3.1/9 vs. 3.0/8), AD18-49 (3.6/9 vs. 3.5/9) and AD25-54 (4.0/9 vs. 3.9/9).
Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings), 10/26/05.