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[09/11/07 - 04:35 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 3, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 3-9.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of September 3, 2007

ABC's Repeat "Wife Swap" Wins Monday at 8pm In Total Viewers and Adult 18-49 for the Second Week in a Row

ABC's "Fat March" Matches a Series Best in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC is No. 1 on Friday Night Among Adults 18-49, Drawing the Net's Largest Audience and Young Adult Demo on the Night in 3 Months

Special Repeat of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" on Friday Leads its Half-Hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Season Debut of ABC News' "20/20" is Friday's No. 1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, Ranking No. 1 at 10pm for the 11th Time in the Last 12 Weeks

ABC's Telecast of "NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" Takes the Net to the Top Spot On Saturday in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Beating Fox's Lineup of Season Premieres

ABC Scores its Best Sunday Numbers in Viewers and Young Adults Since May

With the "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers," ABC Broadcasts TV's Top Theatrical in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since December

WEEK No. 51:

Monday

ABC's Labor Day Monday lineup finished second on the night in Total Viewers (4.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), while winning among Adults 18-34 (1.4/4).

"Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's repeat "Wife Swap" took the top spot in the first hour of prime in Total Viewers (5.4 million), Adults 18-34 (1.6/5) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) for the second week in a row.

"Fat March" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

"Fat March" matched its series best among Total Viewers (4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5).

Tuesday

"Just for Laughs � TU 8PM" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

A rebroadcast "Just for Laughs" took second in its half-hour to CBS' original "Power of 10" in Total Viewers (5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/6).

"Just for Laughs" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Similar to its lead-in, the night's second episode of "Just for Laughs" placed second in its time-slot in Total Viewers (6.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 � tied), while leading its half-hour in Teens 12-17 (1.5/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.1/4).

Friday

ABC's lineup attracted its largest audience (4.9 million) and highest Adults 18-49 rating (1.5/5) on Friday in 3 months (since 6/8/07), leading the evening in the key young adult demo.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

A repeat of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" won its half-hour in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/6), delivering the Net's strongest performance in the time-slot in over 3 months � since 05/25/07.

"Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

The animated special, "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown," turned in ABC's best numbers in the half-hour in Total Viewers (4.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 � tied) in 3 months � since 6/8/07. In addition, the Peanuts telecast garnered the Net's highest Kids 2-11 rating (1.5/6) in the time period in 9 months � since 12/29/06.

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

The season premiere of ABC News' "20/20," reporting on police tactics used in NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series sting operation in Murphy, Texas, led its time slot and ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program of the night in Total Viewers (6.3 million), Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7) for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks.

� "20/20" took the top spot in the final hour in prime among Adults 18-49 for the 11th time in the last 12 weeks.

Saturday

"NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's airing of "NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" took the Net to the top spot on Saturday in Total Viewers (6.9 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (1.7/6), Adults 18-49 (2.5/8) and Adults 25-54 (2.9/9).

� "NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" outperformed Fox's lineup of season premieres (5.6 million & 1.9/6) by 1.3 million viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49.

� ABC registered its largest audience on the night in 5 months (since 4/7/07) and highest young adult performance in nearly 9 months (since 12/23/06).

Sunday

ABC's repeat Sunday night lineup that included a 2-part episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers" scored the Net's strongest numbers on the night in both Total Viewers (7.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/6) in more than 3 months � since 5/20/07.

"ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

With the "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers," ABC broadcast TV's top theatrical in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.8/7) since December � since 12/25/06 and 12/28/06, respectively.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 9/3/07, or as dated.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FAT MARCH (ABC)
· JUST FOR LAUGHS (ABC)
· POWER OF 10 (CBS)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)









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