or


[11/06/08 - 12:14 PM]
ABC Grows for the 2nd Consecutive Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Drawing Its Largest Audience in Nearly 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 5.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, November 5, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Grows for the 2nd Consecutive Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Drawing its Largest Audience in Nearly 1 Year

"Dancing with the Stars Results" Ranks No. 1 in the 8 o'clock Hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Qualifying as Wednesday's Most-Watched Program

"Private Practice" Draws its Largest Audience of the Season and Posts a Best-Since-Premiere Performance Among Adults 18-49

"Private Practice" Builds on its Lead-in and Stands as Wednesday's No. 1 Program Among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49

ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" Beats NBC's "Law & Order" Season Premiere in the 10pm Hour Among Adults 18-34 and Key Women

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

Growing week to week for the second week in a row, ABC was up over the previous week by 3.6 million viewers (10.5 million vs. 6.9 million) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/6 vs. 2.4/6), logging the Net's largest audience on the night in nearly 1 year � since 11/28/07. ABC ranked No. 1 on the night across each of the key women demos: Women 18-34 (3.1/9), Women 18-49 (4.1/10) and Women 25-54 (4.8/11-tie).

"Dancing with the Stars Results" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Standing as the night's most-watched program, a special Wednesday airing of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars Results" ranked No. 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (15.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.2/9-tied). "DWTS Results" also led its time period among Women 18-49 (4.4/11) and Adults 25-54 (4.3/11). Actress and entrepreneur Susan Lucci was the seventh dancer to leave the competition this season.

"Private Practice" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Retaining 100% of its young adult lead-in, ABC's "Private Practice" attracted its largest audience (9.5 million) of the season, while posting a best-since-premiere performance in Adults 18-49 (3.2/8). The medical drama built on its lead-in and ranked as Wednesday's top program among Adults 18-34 (2.9/8), Women 18-34 (4.6/12) and Women 18-49 (4.9/11). "Private Practice" has stood as Wednesday's No. 1 program among Women 18-34 in all 5 of its telecasts this season.

"Dirty Sexy Money" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the final hour of the evening, ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" outperformed the season premiere of NBC's "Law & Order" among Adults 18-34 (1.6/5 vs. 1.4/4), Women 18-34 (2.3/7 vs. 1.5/7) and Women 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 2.4/6).

� "Dirty Sexy Money" was up from the prior week in Total Viewers (6.2 million vs. 6.1 million) and across all key women demos: W18-34/W18-49/W25-54.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 28% currently, from 20% at the same point in 2007. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. 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 Day Ratings), 11/05/08.





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/21/20 - 11:17 AM]
HGTV's "Windy City Rehab" Delivered Double-Digit L3 Ratings Growth Over Prior Six Weeks and YAGO on Tuesday, Sept. 15
HGTV further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 15.

[09/21/20 - 10:21 AM]
"72nd Emmy(R) Awards" Delivers ABC's Largest Audience to Time Slot Since April
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 20.

[09/21/20 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Puts NBC in Front
The network holds off the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/20/20 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Stays in Front with "Saturday Night Football"
The Alphabet wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/20 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Top Demo Spot for FOX
The network stays in front among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[09/18/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demos with "Big Brother"
The Eye takes home the adults 18-49 crown while ABC is the most-watched network.

[09/17/20 - 11:41 AM]
Travel Channel Boasts Highest Premiere for a Franchise with the Launch of New "Shock Docs" Series "Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren"
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, September 7.

[09/17/20 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Full-Year 2019-2020 Season for Second Consecutive Year Across Primetime, Daytime and Late Night
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/17/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Put CBS on Top
The Eye's ceremony easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/20 - 02:14 PM]
Debut of Starz Original Series "Power Book II: Ghost" Drives 42% Increase in New Sign-Ups and Sets All-Time Viewership Record on the Starz App
Starz further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/16/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, CBS Share Demo Honors
A special Tuesday edition of "Big Brother" helps put the Eye in front among adults 18-49.

[09/15/20 - 11:06 AM]
FOX NFL Delivers Best Week 1 Viewership Since 2016
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, September 13.

[09/15/20 - 08:56 AM]
Season Two of "Christina on the Coast" Delivers Double-Digit Thursday Night Ratings Growth for HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/15/20 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Returns on Top for ABC
Early results see the Alphabet's mainstay up 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/14/20 - 09:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Sparks NBC to Victory
The network surges to the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.