[10/25/06 - 11:31 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 24.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC is Tuesday�s Most-Watched Net for the Seventh Straight Week

ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars� is Tuesday�s No. 1 TV Program Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Outdelivering Fox�s 2006 World Series Game 3

�Help Me Help You� Sees its Top Viewer and Young Adult Numbers Since its Debut

ABC�s �Boston Legal� Marks a Season High Performance Among Men 18-49

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

ABC stood as Tuesday�s most-watched TV network for the 7th straight week (15.6 million). ABC is currently tied with Fox for No. 1 on the evening among Adults 18-49 (4.2/11 � tied with Fox�s preliminary �fast affiliate rating� with its World Series coverage). The Net also took first place during primetime in Adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and in each of the women demos: W18-34 (3.9/11), W18-49 (5.9/15) and W25-54 (7.5/17).

� On average ABC�s Tuesday night numbers this season are up by 31% in Total Viewers (15.2 vs. 11.6 million) and by 23% in Adults 18-49 (4.3/11 vs. 3.5/9) over the same point last season.

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

Tuesday's No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (20.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.3/14), ABC's �Dancing with the Stars� won its time slot, beating Fox�s World Series coverage (Fox preliminary time period average = 12.6 million & 3.8/10 in Adults 18-49).

� �DWTS� ranked as Tuesday�s most-watched television program for the 7th straight week and was once again the night�s No. 1 TV show in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic.

� Against the World Series, �Dancing with the Stars� saw its second-largest audience of the season.

�Help Me Help You� (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Help Me Help You� took second place in its half-hour among Total Viewers (11.1 million), while ranking No. 1 among Women 18-49 (4.6/11) and Women 25-54 (5.9/13).

� �Help Me Help You� attracted its largest audience (11.1 million) and best Adults 18-49 rating (3.3/8) since its debut telecast (on 9/26/06).

�Boston Legal� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's �Boston Legal� paced ahead of its CBS competition in the 10 o�clock hour (�Criminal Minds� repeat special) among Total Viewers (10.4 million vs. 9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/8 vs. 2.9/8).

� Despite going against the World Series in parts of the country, �Boston Legal� garnered a season-high among Men 18-49 (2.5/7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 10/24/06

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