Quick Take for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
For the Second Time in Three Weeks, ABC's "DWTS the Results Show" Outperforms Fox's "House" in Total Viewers and Stands as Tuesday's Most-Watched TV Show
Leading CBS' "Cane" at 10pm by a Best-Ever 4.5 Million and 61% in Adults 18-49, ABC's "Boston Legal" Attracts its Largest Audience on the Night in Over 1-1/2 Years
"Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
For the second time in three weeks, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" outdrew "House" in Total Viewers (17.5 million vs. 16.9 million) to win the 9 o'clock hour and stood as Tuesday's most-watched TV show. The ABC dancing results show delivered a solid second in the hour in Adults 18-49 (4.1/10) to Fox, outperforming third-place NBC's "Biggest Loser" by 11% (3.7/9) and fourth-place CBS' "The Unit" by 41% (2.9/7). Actor Cameron Mathison was the eighth celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the contest, leaving the dance competition with its final four.
"Boston Legal" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC's "Boston Legal" defeated CBS' third-place "Cane" by a best-ever 4.5 million viewers (11.8 million vs. 7.3 million) and by 61% in Adults 18-49 (2.9/8 vs. 1.8/5).
� "Boston Legal" delivered the series' biggest audience on the night in more than 1-1/2 years � 1/24/06.
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year to year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating trends based on the Live + Same Day data stream may be somewhat distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has more than doubled from almost 10% at the same point in 2006 up to 21% currently. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. Therefore, the only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Ratings), 11/13/07.