or


[09/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, September 24, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, September 24, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins the First Sunday of the Season in Viewers and Young Adults, Making ABC the No. 1 Net in Adults 18-49 During Week 1 of the Season

ABC's Third Season Premiere of "Desperate Housewives" is the No. 1 TV Program on Sunday in Viewers and Young Adults, as the Net Airs the Top 3 Shows in Adults 18-49

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Dominates the 8 O'clock Hour in Adults 18-49

Topping its May Sweep Average by 21 Million Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49, "Desperate Housewives" Dominates the 9 O'clock Hour in Viewers and Young Adults

With Similar Lead-in Retention to the Debut of "Grey's Anatomy," ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" Tops CBS' "Without a Trace" by 29% in Adults 18-49 And Emerges as the No. 1 New TV Show of the Season in the Key Sales Demo

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

ABC delivered a dominant first-place finish on the opening Sunday of the season, defeating second-place CBS by 2.6 million viewers (16.7 million vs. 14.1 million) and by an estimated 39% in Adults 18-49 over NBC's performance in Nielsen's preliminary "fast affiliate ratings" with coverage of "Sunday Night Football" during prime (6.4/16 vs. 4.6/12). ABC also won the night among Adults 18-34 (5.1/15) and Adults 25-54 (7.3/16).

* ABC's third season premiere of "Desperate Housewives" ranked as the No. 1 TV program on Sunday night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. In fact ABC aired the Top 3 TV shows on Sunday in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, with "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Brothers & Sisters."

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9/24" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

A special 7 o'clock installment of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" placed a solid second to Fox's football overrun in the hour among Adults 18-49 (3.4/10).

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

In its regular time period premiere, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" won its hour in Total Viewers (17.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (6.3/15).

* "Home Edition" generated the series' largest audience in more than 8 months and its top Adult 18-49 rating in over 6 months - since 1/8/06 and 3/19/06, respectively.

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

The third season premiere of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" overshadowed its competition in the 9 o'clock hour with an average audience of 23.9 million viewers and a 9.5 rating, 21 share in Adults 18-49, beating CBS' "Cold Case" and NBC's "Sunday Night Football" by wide margins.

* "Desperate Housewives" started out its third season well ahead of where it left off last season. "Desperate Housewives" was up over its 2006 May Sweep performance in the hour by 2.1 million viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (2006 May Sweep = 21.8 million viewers and 8.8/20 in Adults 18-49).

"Brothers & Sisters" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's series debut of "Brothers & Sisters" won the 10 o'clock hour in Adults 18-49, beating CBS' season premiere of veteran drama "Without a Trace" by 29% in Adults 18-49 (6.2/15 vs. 4.8/12). With its strong debut numbers, "Bothers & Sisters" emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season in Adults 18-49.

* In its debut telecast, the lead-in retention for "Brothers & Sisters" (67% in Viewers/65% in Adults 18-49) coming out of "Desperate Housewives" was nearly identical that of "Grey's Anatomy" in its debut telecast out of "Housewives" (67% in Viewers/67% in Adults 18-49 on 3/27/05).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 9/24/06





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 08:56 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Wins the Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 08:53 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Marks Its Most-Watched Premiere Week in 7 Years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 1-5.

[09/16/14 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown
The return of "Dancing with the Stars" and the finale of "MasterChef" power their respective networks.

[09/16/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 for the Full 52-Week 2013-14 Primetime Television Season
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/16/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC Wins with the "Dancing" Premiere - TV's Most-Watched Series Telecast Since May
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/15/14 - 12:49 PM]
FX Rides "Sons of Anarchy" to Record Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 9.

[09/15/14 - 09:36 AM]
Syfy's New Zombie Series "Z Nation" Bites Off 1.6 Million Viewers During September 12 Premiere
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, September 12.