[01/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, January 11, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, January 11, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Dominates Wednesday in Viewers and Young Adults, Posting Its Strongest Non-Sports Performance on the Night in 3 Months

�Lost: Revelation,� a Clip Show, Leads the 8 O�clock Hour by Wide Margins

On its First Original Telecast in 6 Weeks, ABC�s �Lost� Dominates its Time Period, Ranking as Wednesday�s No. 1 TV Program on All 10 Original Telecasts This Season

ABC�s �Invasion� Wins the 10 O�clock Hour Among Men 18-34 and Teens 12-17

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC ranked No. 1 on Wednesday night in Total Viewers (14.5 million), across the key adult demos (AD18-34 � 4.8/13, AD18-49 � 5.8/14 and AD25-54 � 6.9/16) and among Teens 12-17 (3.3/11). The Net outpaced second-place CBS on the evening by 1.8 million viewers and by 41% in Adults 18-49 (CBS = 12.7 million & 4.1/10).

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC produced its strongest non-sports Wednesday in 3 months � since 9/28/05 and 10/12/05, respectively.

�Lost: Revelation� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC�s telecast of �Lost: Revelation,� a clip-show of the program, put the Network into a strong first-place finish in during the opening hour of the night. ABC outpaced its nearest competition in the time period (CBS) by 4.3 million viewers (13.5 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 61% in Adults 18-49 (5.0/13 vs. 3.1/8).

�Lost� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

On its first original telecast in 6 weeks (since 11/30/05), ABC�s �Lost� returned to dominate the 9 o�clock hour. ABC�s �Lost� topped second-place CBS� �Criminal Minds� by 4.7 million viewers (20.5 million vs. 15.8 million) and by 75% in Adults 18-49 (8.4/20 vs. 4.8/11).

� �Lost� has been the No. 1 show on Wednesday in viewers and young adults on all 10 of its original telecasts this season.

�Invasion� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o�clock hour, ABC�s �Invasion� took second place among Adults 18-34 (3.0/8), Men 18-49 (3.4/9) and Men 25-54 (4.2/11). The freshman ABC drama ranked No. 1 in the time period among Men 18-34 (3.0/9) and Teens 12-17 (2.2/8).

� �Invasion� marked its highest rating since October among Teens 12-17 � since 10/12/05.

Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings), 1/11/06.

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