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[10/31/05 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, October 30, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, October 30, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC is the No. 1 Net on Sunday for the 6th Straight Week in Viewers And Adults 18-49, Even as �Desperate Housewives� Airs in Repeat

ABC�s Claims the Top 3 Series on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, With �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Home Edition� and a Replay of �Desperate Housewives�

ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� Continues to Rank as the Highest-Rated Non-Sports Show on Sunday from 7-8pm in Adults 18-49

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Dominates the 8 O�clock Hour, Beating its Nearest Competition by More than 3 Million Viewers and by 84% in Adults 18-49

A Repeat of �Desperate Housewives� Wins its Time Slot, Posting the Series� Strongest-Ever Rebroadcast Numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Building Considerably on its �Desperate Housewives� Lead-in and Ranking as the No. 1 TV Show on Sunday, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Overshadows its Time Period

Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

For the sixth straight Sunday, ABC ranked as the No. 1 network in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Although �Desperate Housewives� aired in repeat, ABC beat its closest competition on the evening by more than 4 million viewers (14.8 million vs. 10.6 million � NBC) and by 41% in Adults 18-49 (5.8/14 vs. 4.1/10 � Fox).

� ABC aired the Top 3 TV shows on Sunday, including �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� and a repeat of �Desperate Housewives,� respectively.

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

Facing Fox�s NFL football overrun from 7:00-8:00 p.m., �America�s Funniest Home Videos� was again the top non-sports show in its hour among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9).

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

Jumping from its lead-in and growing its audience throughout its broadcast, ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� ranked a dominant No. 1 in its hour, defeating the second-place networks by over 3 million viewers (16.8 million vs. 13.6 million � CBS) and by 84% among Adults 18-49 (6.8/16 vs. 3.7/9 � Fox).

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

A repeat telecast of ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� won the 9 o�clock hour in viewers and young adults. The replay airing of the ABC sophomore series beat second-place NBC�s replay of �Law & Order: C.I.� by 1 million viewers (14.8 million vs. 13.8 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (5.7/13 vs. 4.3/10).

� �Desperate Housewives� delivered its strongest-ever repeat telecast in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

Building on its �Desperate Housewives� lead-in by over 2 million viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered another commanding victory in the Sunday 10 o�clock hour. ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� outdrew NBC�s second-place �Crossing Jordan� by 4.6 million viewers (17.1 million vs. 12.5 million) and topped its combined NBC and CBS competition in the time period by 31% in Adults 18-49 (7.6/20 vs. 5.8/14) and by 18% among Adults 25-54 (8.5/20 vs. 7.2/17).

� �Grey�s Anatomy� qualified as the No. 1 TV show on Sunday night among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 10/30/05.





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (HGTV)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)





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