or


[04/17/08 - 02:13 PM]
Ratings Report: ABC News Programming
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 16.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

ABC News-National Constitution Center-WPVI-TV's Democratic Presidential Debate ABC News' Debate Is Most-Watched of 2008 Presidential Cycle

10.7 Million Total Viewers Tune in to Democratic Debate

Program Outperforms Previous Debate Viewing High by Double Digits Among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

Last night's Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News, the National Constitution Center, and WPVI-TV was easily the most-watched of the 2008 presidential cycle. The debate averaged 10.7 million Total Viewers, a 3.5/9 among Adults 25-54, and a 2.7/7 among Adults 18-49. The debate was moderated by ABC News anchors Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and aired from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

For the Wednesday 8-10 p.m. time period, this marks ABC's best Total Viewing audience since 11/28/07, its largest Adult 18-49 rating since 2/27/08, and its best Adult 25-54 rating since 1/9/08.

The first hour of Wednesday's debate ranked first in its time period among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Up against Fox's "American Idol" and an original episode of CBS' "Criminal Minds" at 9 p.m., the debate retained 96% of it Total Viewing audience, retained 100% of its Adults 25-54 audience, and grew 4% among Adults 18-49 from the first hour to the second hour.

Additionally, the debate beat "American Idol" program-to-program in four markets: Philadelphia, Orlando, San Antonio and Albuquerque, according to Household ratings.

Last night's debate outperformed the previous debate viewing record (which also aired on ABC) by double digits in key categories - by 14% among Total Viewers, 21% among Adults 25-54, and 17% among Adults 18-49. The previous high for this election cycle was ABC's January 5th Democratic presidential debate, which averaged 9.4 million, a 2.9/7 among Adults 25-54, and a 2.3/6 among Adults 18-49. Charles Gibson moderated the forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, just days before the state's first-in-the-nation primary.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (Wednesday, April 16, 2008)

Total Viewers Adults 18-49 Adults 25-54

Democratic Debate 10.7 million 2.7/7 3.5/9

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings / Metered Market Household Ratings), 4/16/08





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/20/15 - 10:35 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: Despite Easter Sunday Pre-Emptions, ABC Still Had 6 of the Week's Top 10 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/20/15 - 09:52 AM]
The "50th Academy of Country Music Awards" Delivers Its Largest Audience Since 1998
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/15 - 09:08 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "SHIELD" Emerges as the #1 Program in Tuesday's 9pm Hour in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/20/15 - 08:44 AM]
"A.D. The Bible Continues" Is the Night's #1 Scripted Series in Total Viewers on the Big 4 Nets
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" Win Big for CBS
The Eye's annual telecast leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/15 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's Takes Second on Sunday with a 17% Increase Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/15 - 08:30 AM]
NBA Playoffs on ABC: Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics Delivers Third-Highest Rated First Round Game 1 Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/19/15 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL, UFC Top Demos for NBC, FOX
Coverage of the NHL Playoffs and UFC on FOX lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/19/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sports Coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Ties for the Nightlong Win in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 18.

[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
Plus: The CW's new Friday lineup opens on par with its offerings from a year ago.

[04/18/15 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday with the Top 3 Shows for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/18/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Grimm" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.