or


[01/08/09 - 12:12 PM]
ABC Marks Its Strongest Wednesday in 2 Months with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Marks its Strongest Wednesday in 2 Months with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"Barbara Walters Special" at 10pm Stands as Wednesday's Most-Watched TV Show

From 8-9pm, ABC's Back-to-Back Repeat "Scrubs" Defeat NBC's Original Episode of "Knight Rider" in Young Adults

ABC News' "Special Edition 20/20 � Vanished" Takes a Solid Second at 9pm to the "People's Choice Awards" and Earn ABC's Best Results in the Slot Since Mid-November

Excluding the "CMA Awards," "Barbara Walters Special -- Patrick Swayze: The Truth" Generates ABC's Biggest Audience in the Wednesday 10pm Hour Since May 2007

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

ABC's Wednesday lineup, featuring back-to-back repeat episodes of "Scrubs," a "Special Edition 20/20" and the "Barbara Walters Special," earned second place on Wednesday night with Total Viewers (8.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.3/6). In fact ABC qualified as the most-watched network from 9:00-11:00 p.m., outdrawing CBS' "People's Choice Awards" by 1.0 million viewers (10.3 million vs. 9.3 million). The Net ranked No. 1 in the 10 o'clock hour in Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), as the "Barbara Walters Special -- Patrick Swayze: The Truth" stood as Wednesday's most-watched television show overall.

� ABC generated its strongest Wednesday in 2 months in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 � since 11/12/08.

"Scrubs" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC's back-to-back repeats of "Scrubs" topped NBC's original "Knight Rider" in Adults 18-34 (1.4/4 vs. 1.3/4). And at 8:30 p.m., "Scrubs" beat "Knight Rider" among Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.6/4). In addition with "Scrubs" at 8:30 p.m., ABC beat each of its network rivals among hard-to-reach Men 18-34: ABC (1.5/5) beat NBC (1.4/5), Fox (1.3/4) and CBS (1.0/3).

"Special Edition 20/20 - Vanished: Missing in Milwaukee" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC News' "Special Edition 20/20 - Vanished: Missing in Milwaukee," featuring Elizabeth Vargas' report on the mystery of a loved one's disappearance combined with the realities of domestic violence, took second place from 9:00-10:00 p.m. to the opening hour of CBS' "People's Choice Awards" in Total Viewers (8.0 million), Adults 18-49 (2.3/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.9/7).

� ABC News' "Special Edition 20/20" produced the Net's best numbers in the hour since mid-November in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 � since 11/12/08.

"Barbara Walters Special - Patrick Swayze: The Truth" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Wednesday's most-watched TV show, "Barbara Walters Special -- Patrick Swayze: The Truth" ranked No. 1 in the 10 o'clock hour in Total Viewers (12.6 million), Adults 18-49 (3.0/8-tie) and Adults 25-54 (4.5/11). In addition to standing as the evening's most-watched show overall, it was also Wednesday's No. 1 TV telecast with Adults 25-54 (4.5/11), Women 18-49 (4.2/10) and Women 25-54 (5.9/13).

� Excluding the "CMA Awards," the "Barbara Walters Special" generated ABC's strongest performance in the time period since May 2007 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 � since 5/23/07.

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 29% currently, from 22% at the same point in 2008. 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), 1/7/09.





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 20/20 (ABC)
· KNIGHT RIDER (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/16/19 - 10:39 AM]
Disney Channel's "Amphibia" Delivers Its Strongest Week Yet
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for July 8-11.

[07/16/19 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Continues Its Reign
ABC leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/15/19 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Is Tops in Both Viewers, Demos
The network's unscripted lineup leads the night in both categories.

[07/14/19 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Furious 7" Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the low key evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/13/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline NBC" Holds Off Demo Competition
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is still the most-watched network.

[07/12/19 - 09:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Wins Reality Showdown
CBS is the most-watched network last night and shares the adults 18-49 crown with FOX.

[07/11/19 - 09:16 AM]
"Saints & Sinners" Season Four Premiere Finishes #1 on Television Ahead of ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, All Cable Networks Sunday Night 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET) Among African Americans 18-49 & 25-54
Bounce TV further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 7.

[07/11/19 - 08:30 AM]
HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home" Starring David Bromstad Delivers Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Growth on Friday Nights
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[07/11/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The 2019 ESPYs" Put ABC in Front
The Alphabet claims top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/10/19 - 11:56 AM]
Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Scores New Summer Highs Ahead of Its Series Finale
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for the week of July 1-5.

[07/10/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with MLB All-Star Game
The network's coverage leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[07/09/19 - 10:20 AM]
TV One's "The Bobby DeBarge Story" Ranks #1 on Television Saturday Night Among African Americans and Premieres as the Network's #4 Movie of All Time
TV One further spins the numbers for Saturday, June 29.

[07/09/19 - 08:54 AM]
ESPN Sees Overall Viewership Success in June Led by Continued Upward Studio Show Trends
ESPN further spins the numbers for the month of June.

[07/09/19 - 08:09 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Win Streak with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/08/19 - 03:34 PM]
"Stranger Things 3" Is Breaking Netflix Records!
40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch - more than any other film or series in its first four days.