[04/24/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 23, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 23, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins Sunday, Marking its 13th Straight Week at No. 1 in Adults 18-49 and Qualifying as the Net�s Longest Winning Streak on the Night in Over 14 Years

ABC�s Clip-Shows of �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy� Stand As the Top 2 Television Programs on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� Leads Sunday at 7pm in Adults 18-49 for the Second Week in a Row

ABC�s Repeat �Home Edition� Beats Original Competition to Win in Adults 18-49

The No. 1 TV Show of the Night, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Clip-Show Dominates at 9pm, Up Substantially from its Last Clip-Show Earlier in the Season

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Clip-Show Outdistances its Nearest Competition at 10pm By 3.1 Million Viewers and Defeats CBS and NBC Combined in Adults 18-49

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

ABC stood as the No. 1 network on Sunday night in viewers and young adults. Although most of the ABC Sunday lineup was comprised of rebroadcast programming (3 of 4 hours), opposite mostly original product on the other broadcasters, ABC outdrew its nearest competitors on the evening by 6% in Total Viewers (11.9 million vs. 11.2 million - CBS) and by 53% in Adults 18-49 (4.6/12 vs. 3.0/8 - Fox). ABC won all 4 hours of the evening for the second week in a row in among young adults.

� ABC tallied its 13th consecutive week as the top-rated network on Sunday in the Adult 18-49 sales demographic, representing its longest winning streak on the evening in more than 14 years � since at least September 1991, the start of Nielsen�s electronic database.

� ABC claimed the Top 2 TV shows on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives: The More You Know, the Juicier it Gets� and �Grey�s Anatomy: Under Pressure.�

�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

For the second straight week, ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� gave ABC a head start during the opening hour of Sunday�s primetime, leading second-place CBS� �60 Minutes� by 24% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/9 vs. 2.1/7).

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

A repeat airing of ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 during the 8 o�clock hour, beating out Fox�s original comedies in its time period (3.5/10 vs. 3.4/9 � Fox�s �The Simpsons�/�War at Home�).

�Desperate Housewives: The More You Know, the Juicier it Gets� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

The No. 1 television program on Sunday in viewers and young adults, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� clip-show dominated its time period competition. During the 9 o�clock hour, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� outdistanced its closest competition by 4.9 million viewers (15.8 million vs. 10.9 million � NBC�s �Law & Order: C.I.�) and by 56% in Adults 18-49 (6.1/14 vs. 3.9/9 � Fox�s �Family Guy�/�American Dad�).

� Versus the most recent �Desperate Housewives� clip-show earlier in the season, �Desperate Housewives: The More You Know, the Juicier it Gets� was up by 3.4 million viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (12.4 million & 4.6/12 on 1/1/06).

�Grey�s Anatomy: Under Pressure� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite original competition on NBC (�Crossing Jordan�) and CBS (�Hallmark Hall of Fame: In from the Night�) during the 10 o�clock hour, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� clip-show took first place among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy: Under Pressure� defeated second-place NBC�s �Crossing Jordan� by 3.1 million viewers (14.4 million vs. 11.3 million) and topped the combined deliveries of CBS and NBC in the hour among Adults 18-49 (6.1/15 vs. 5.9/15). �Grey�s Anatomy� retained 100% of its �Desperate Housewives� lead-in among Adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 4/23/06.

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