[11/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 13, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 13, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC is the Network Leader on Sunday for the Eighth Straight Week, Beating Its Closest Competition by 3.7 Million Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49

ABC Broadcasts the Top 3 Television Shows on Sunday Among Adults 18-49

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Wins from 8-9pm in Adults 18-49, Outpacing Second-Place Fox by 42% in the Key Young Adult Sales Demographic

With its Biggest Audience in 6 Weeks, �Desperate Housewives� Dominates its Time Period and Ranks as the No. 1 TV Show on Sunday in Viewers and Young Adults

Continuing to Deliver its Best Retention of its �Desperate Housewives� Lead-in, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Hits Season Highs and Wins its Slot in Viewers and Adults 18-49

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

For the 8th week in a row, ABC stood as the No. 1 network on Sunday evening among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. During prime, ABC bested its closest competition on the night by 3.7 million viewers (18.5 million vs. 14.8 million - CBS) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (7.5/18 vs. 5.0/12 - Fox). ABC�s margin of victory among young adults is even more noteworthy, given that Fox had an NFL football overrun during the first hour of primetime.

� ABC aired the Top 3 television shows on Sunday in viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� respectively. In addition, the 2 most-watched shows of the night were �Housewives� and �Grey�s�

�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 (3.1/8).

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

Delivering strong increases from its lead-in and throughout its telecast, ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� posted a dominant victory in its hour among Adults 18-49. �Home Edition� bested second-place Fox by 42% in the key young adults sales demographic (6.8/16 vs. 4.8/11). With its broad demographic appeal, the ABC unscripted show also won its hour among Adults 25-54 (7.9/17) and Kids 2-11 (4.4/14).

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

The No. 1 show on Sunday, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� led the 9 o�clock hour by wide margins among viewers and young adults. The ABC sophomore series outdistanced its nearest competition by 12.3 million viewers (26.5 million vs. 14.2 million � CBS� �Category 7: The End of the World� Part 2) and by 152% in Adults 18-49 (11.1/24 vs. 4.4/9 � Fox�s comedies).

� �Desperate Housewives� was up from the prior week by 2.6 million viewers (26.5 million vs. 23.9 million) and by 9% among Adults 18-49 (11.1/24 vs. 10.2/22). The show attracted its largest audience in 6 weeks � since its second telecast of the season, on 10/2/05.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Continuing to exhibit its strongest retention of its �Desperate Housewives� lead-in, �Grey�s Anatomy� dominated the 10 o�clock hour. The ABC sophomore outdrew its closest competitor by 7.2 million viewers (20.7 million vs. 13.5 million � CBS� �Category 7�) and beat the combined delivery of CBS and NBC in the time period by 17% (9.1/21 vs. 7.8/18 � CBS and NBC combined)

� �Grey�s Anatomy� generated its largest audience and top Adult 18-49 rating of the season.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 11/13/05.

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