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[03/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, March 19, 2006 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, March 19, 2006 � (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Leads Sunday by 2.8 Million Viewers and by 82% in Adults 18-49, Leading the Evening for the 8th Straight Week in the Key Young Adult Sales Demo

ABC Claims the Top 3 TV Programs on Sunday Among Adults 18-49, With �Grey�s Anatomy,� �EM: Home Edition� and �Desperate Housewives�

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� is No. 1 at 8pm in Total Viewers and Adult 18-49

A Rebroadcast �Desperate Housewives� Wins its Hour, Beating its Nearest Competition at 9pm by 1.4 Million Viewers and by 49% in Adults 18-49

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Beats the Combined Deliveries of CBS and NBC At 10pm by 3.0 Million Viewers and by 86% in Adults 18-49

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

For the fourth week in a row, ABC won Sunday night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC topped its nearest competitors by 2.8 million viewers (15.1 million vs. 12.3 million � CBS) and by 82% in Adults 18-49 (6.0/15 vs. 3.3/8 � CBS and Fox). ABC won 7 of 8 half-hours of the evening among young adults. ABC also took first place on the night among Adults 25-54 (6.8/15), Adults 18-34 (5.1/15), Teens 12-17 (3.3/11) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/9).

� ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs on Sunday among Adults 18-49, with �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� and �Desperate Housewives.�

� Compared to the same Sunday a year ago (3/20/05), ABC�s delivery grew by 3.7 million viewers (15.1 million vs. 11.4 million) and by 46% in Adults 18-49 (6.0/15 vs. 4.1/10).

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition � 3/19� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

A 7 o�clock installment of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� was a solid second in its hour to CBS� �NCAA Basketball� overrun among Adults 18-49 (3.4/10 vs. 3.8/11).

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

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� won its regular 8 o�clock time period by 3% in viewers (16.2 million vs. 15.7 million � CBS� �60 Minutes�/�Cold Case�) and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (6.3/16 vs. 3.9/10 � CBS� �60 Minutes�/�Cold Case� and Fox�s �The Simpsons�/�The War at Home�).

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

ABC�s repeat telecast of �Desperate Housewives� ranked No. 1 during the 9 o�clock hour among Total Viewers (13.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.2/12). ABC�s replay �Desperate Housewives� led its time period by 1.4 million viewers (13.6 million vs. 12.2 million � CBS� �Cold Case�/�Sunday Movie�) and by 49% among Adults 18-49 (5.2/12 vs. 3.5/8 � Fox�s �Family Guy�/�Free Ride�).

� �Desperate Housewives� was up by 1.2 million viewers (13.6 million vs. 12.4 million) and by 6% among Adults 18-49 (5.2/12 vs. 4.9/11) compared to its average for repeats this season.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� outperformed CBS and NBC combined during the final hour of primetime. In its time period, �Grey�s� topped the combined deliveries of CBS (Sunday Movie) and NBC (�Crossing Jordan�) by 3.0 million viewers (21.1 million vs. 18.1 million) and by 86% in Adults 18-49 (9.3/23 vs. 5.0/12).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 3/19/06.





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FREE RIDE (FOX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· WAR AT HOME, THE (FOX)











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