[01/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, January 26, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Thursday, January 26, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

Widening its Advantages, ABC Beats NBC on Thursday for the Second Week in a Row Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Compared to the Same Point Last Season, ABC�s Thursday Is up by 2.0 Million Viewers and by 24% in Adults 18-49

With its Largest Audience of the Season, ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars� Ranks No. 1 in its Time Period in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Kids 2-11

Continuing to Improve its Half-Hour Among Viewers and Young Adults, ABC�s �Crumbs� is the Most-Watched Comedy at 9:30pm for the Third Consecutive Week

ABC News� �Primetime� Delivers Week to Week Gains of 2.1 Million Viewers and 38% in Adults 18-49

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

For the second straight week, ABC beat NBC on Thursday night in viewers and young adults. ABC�s advantage over NBC widened this week to 6.4 million viewers (14.4 million vs. 8.0 million) and 8% Adults 18-49 (4.0/10 vs. 3.7/10).

� Although ABC was running ahead of last season�s averages on Thursday night prior the program�s debut, �Dancing with the Stars� is greatly boosting ABC�s improvement on the night. Compared to the same point last season (19 weeks), ABC�s Thursday night is up by 2.0 million viewers (8.3 million vs. 6.3 million) and by 24% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/7 vs. 2.1/5).

�Dancing with the Stars� (8:00-9:30 p.m.)

Drawing its largest audience this season, ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars� was the most-watched program in its time period for the third week in a row. In addition to winning the slot in viewers (19.3 million), �Dancing with the Stars� ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 (5.1/13), across the key women demos (W18-34 � 4.7/13, W18-49 � 6.9/17 and W25-54 � 8.8/20), as well as among Kids 2-11 (2.9/10). The ABC unscripted program increased its Adult 18-49 advantage over third-place NBC�s comedies (�Will & Grace�/�Four Kings�/�My Name is Earl�) in the time period to 38% (5.1/13 vs. 3.7/9).

� Broad-appealing �Dancing with the Stars� drew its largest audience this season, while delivering a series high among Kids 2-11.

� On average in its four broadcasts, �Dancing with the Stars� has improved the time period for ABC by 11.7 million viewers (18.2 million vs. 6.5 million) and by 123% in Adults 18-49 (4.9/13 vs. 2.2/6) from the Net�s season average with regular programming this season prior to its debut. On average, �Dancing with the Stars� represents ABC�s strongest Thursday night series in viewers and young adults in the last 6 seasons � since �Millionaire� during the 1999-00 season.

�Crumbs� (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Crumbs� outdrew its comedy competition in the half-hour, NBC�s �The Office,� for the third consecutive week (10.8 million vs. 8.6 million).

� �Crumbs� was up week-to-week among Men 18-34 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/3) and Teens 12-17 (1.2/4 vs. 0.8/2).

� On average, �Crumbs� has improved the half-hour for ABC by 5.8 million viewers (11.3 million vs. 5.5 million) and by 79% in Adults 18-49 (3.4/8 vs. 1.9/5) over its average with regular programming in the time period this season.

�Primetime� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Week-to-week, ABC News� �Primetime� grew by 2.1 million viewers (8.8 million vs. 6.7 million) and by 38% in Adults 18-49 (2.9/8 vs. 2.1/6).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 1/26/06

  [january 2006]  


most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/27/15 - 12:19 PM]
Nearly 28 Million Watch Bears-Packers on Thanksgiving Night - Second-Most Watched NBC Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 26.

[11/27/15 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks Big Numbers for NBC
The Peacock's Packers-Bears showdown easily eclipses the competition last night.

[11/27/15 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Demo Reign for FOX
Said victory comes despite a series low from the network's juggernaut.

[11/27/15 - 07:44 AM]
Bears-Packers Jumps 17% vs. The Year-Ago Game in the Metered Markets, Making It the Best-Ever NFL Primetime Thanksgiving Game (Since 2006)
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26.

[11/27/15 - 07:14 AM]
"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Ranks as the #1 Entertainment Telecast of the Season on the Broadcast Nets in Metered Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 26.

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 11:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Is the Most-Watched Network for the 3rd Consecutive Weekend Among Households, W25-54 and Total Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 16-22.

[11/24/15 - 10:38 AM]
With the Cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Kimmel" Draws Its 4th-Biggest-Ever Monday Audience
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Surging ABC in Demo Race
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while the Alphabet is the most-watched network.