[11/25/08 - 02:00 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 4th Straight November in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime - 2008 November Sweep (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Ranks No. 1 for the 4th Straight November in Adults 18-49, The Net's Longest Winning Streak for the Month Since the Early '90s

ABC Airs 2 of the Top 3 Series in November in Adults 18-49 And 4 of the Top 8 Most-Watched Television Shows Overall

Net Claims 7 of the Top 10 Entertainment Telecasts in November '08 in Adults 18-49, And Between "Grey's" and "Housewives" Delivers the Top 7 Telecasts in Key Women

November 2008 (26 of 28 Nights):

For the 4th consecutive November Sweep, ABC ranks as the No. 1 network in the key Adult 18-49 sales demo (3.2/8). By ranking No. 1 for the 4th year in a row, the Network is delivering its longest November winning streak since the early 1990s - since a streak going back to the start of the Nielsen electronic database from 1991-1994. ABC also is the No. 1 Net during the month across the key Women demographics: Women 18-34 (3.2/9) Women 18-49 (3.9/10) and Women 25-54 (4.6/11-tie).

2008 November Sweep Program Rankings:

* Series Rankings: In Adults 18-49, ABC aired 2 the Top 3 series during the 2008 November Sweep, with "Grey's Anatomy" - No. 1 and "Desperate Housewives" - No. 3. ABC placed 4 of the Top 8 most-watched TV series overall in November: "Dancing with the Stars" - No. 2, "Desperate Housewives" - No. 5, "DWTS Results" - No. 7, "Grey's Anatomy" - No. 8. Between "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives," ABC placed the Top 2 TV series of the sweep across all key women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

* Individual Telecast Rankings: ABC delivered 7 of the Top 10 individual entertainment telecasts during November 2008 among Adults 18-49: "Grey's Anatomy - 11/20" - No. 1 (tie), "Desperate Housewives - 11/16" - No. 1 (tie), "Grey's Anatomy - 11/6" - No. 4, "Desperate Housewives - 11/9" - No. 5, "Desperate Housewives - 11/2" - No. 6, "Grey's Anatomy - 10/30" - No. 7 (tie) and Grey's Anatomy - 11/13" No. 7 (tie). Additionally, the Network claimed each of the Top 7 telecasts during November across the key Women demographics (W18-34/W218-49/W25-54).

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI Live + Same Day (10/30-11/24/08), or as dated. Series rankings based on regular programs only.

  [november 2008]  


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