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[11/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 6, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 6, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC is No. 1 for the Seventh Straight Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49, with The Network�s Strongest Opening Sunday for a November Sweep in 6 Years

ABC Claims the Top 3 TV Shows on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Winning Each Hour of the Evening in the Key Adult 18-49 Sales Demographic

Posting ABC�s Top Numbers in the Time Period since Last November, a 7pm Installment of ABC�s �Home Edition� Wins its Hour Among Adults 18-49

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Dominates the 8 O�clock Hour, with the Series� Largest Audience Since January and its Top Adult 18-49 Number Since March

�Desperate Housewives� Overshadows its 9pm Time Period, Topping the First Hour of CBS� �Category 7� by 8.9 Million Viewers and by 102% in Adults 18-49

With Best of Season Retention of its Original �Desperate Housewives� Lead-in, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Dominates its Slot with Season Highs in Adults 18-34 and Women

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

For the seventh straight week, and on the first Sunday of the November Sweep, ABC ranked as the No. 1 network in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. During primetime, ABC outpaced second-place CBS by 3.1 million viewers (18.4 million vs. 15.3 million) and by 69% in Adults 18-49 (7.6/18 vs. 4.5/11). ABC programs won each hour of the evening among Adults 18-49.

� Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC posted its strongest opening Sunday to a November Sweep period in 6 years � since 1999.

� ABC aired the Top 3 television shows on Sunday in viewers and Adults 18-49, including �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� respectively.

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition � 7pm� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

Although it faced CBS� football overrun in the time period, a 7:00 p.m. installment of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� won the opening hour of the night among Adults 18-49, beating CBS by 22% (4.5/12 vs. 3.7/10)

� �Home Edition� drew ABC�s largest audience (11.9 million) and highest Adult 18-49 rating (4.5/12), in the time period with regular programming since last November � since 11/28/04 and 11/7/04, respectively.

�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� posted a dominant victory in its hour, beating its nearest competitors by over 2 million viewers (18.4 million vs. 16.2 million � CBS) and by 55% among Adults 18-49 (7.3/17 vs. 4.7/11 � Fox). The broad skewing ABC unscripted show also won its hour among Adults 25-54 (8.2/17), Adults 18-34 (5.9/15) and Kids 2-11 (4.4/14).

� �Home Edition� delivered the series� largest audience since January and its top Adult 18-49 rating since March � since 1/16/05 and 3/13/05, respectively.

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

The No. 1 show of the night, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� overshadowed its competition in the 9 o�clock hour in viewers and young adults. The ABC sophomore series beat second-place CBS, with the opening hour of its miniseries, �Category 7: The End of the World,� by 8.9 million viewers (24.4 million vs. 15.5 million) and by 102% in Adults 18-49 (10.3/22 vs. 5.1/11).

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

With best season retention of an original �Desperate Housewives� lead-in, �Grey�s Anatomy� posted a dominant victory in the 10 o�clock hour. The ABC sophomore drama beat out the second-place networks by 3.8 million viewers (19.0 million vs. 15.2 million � NBC�s �Law & Order: C.I.�) and by 73% in Adults 18-49 (8.5/20 vs. 4.9/12 � CBS� �Category 7�).

� �Grey�s Anatomy� posted its highest ratings of the season among Adults 18-34 (8.1/21) and across each of the key women demographics: W18-34 (11.4/29), W18-49 (11.7/27) and W25-54 (12.7/27).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 11/6/05.





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· CATEGORY 7: THE END OF THE WORLD (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)









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