or


[02/26/09 - 12:50 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to an "Idol"-Filled FOX in Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Ranks No. 2 to an "Idol"-filled Fox in Young Adults, Up Over the Year- Ago Wednesday by 17% with its 4th Straight Week of Year-to-Year Growth

For the 6th Straight Wednesday, "Lost" is TV's No. 1 Scripted Show in Adults 18-49

Opposite the Second Hour of "Idol," "Lost" Surges from its Lead-in, Gains Audience From Start to Finish and Dominates its 9pm Drama Competition in Young Adults

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

ABC ranked No. 2 to Fox on Wednesday night among young adults: Adults 18-49 (2.7/7-tied w/CBS) and Adults 18-34 (2.4/7). Opposite a 2-hour installment of "American Idol" on Fox, ABC (2.4/7) beat CBS by 50% (1.6/5) and NBC by 41% (1.7/5) among Adults 18-34.

� Although the Network faced stiffer demographic competition year to year from a 2-hour edition of Fox's "American Idol," compared to an "Idol"/"Back to You" combo on the year-ago night (2/27/08), ABC's Wednesday results were up from the same night last year by 5% in Total Viewers (6.8 million vs. 6.5 million) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (2.7/7 vs. 2.3/6). In fact it was ABC's 4th straight week to register year-to-year young adult growth on the night, finishing up or even with the year-ago Wednesday for 6 weeks in a row.

"Lost" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jumping from its lead-in by 153% and gaining young adult audience from start to finish against the second hour of Fox's expanded "Idol," self-starter "Lost" marked its 6th week in a row to emerge as Wednesday's No. 1 scripted TV show in Adults 18-49. Beating its original drama competition in the 9 o'clock hour by wide margins in Adults 18-49, ABC's "Lost" (4.3/10) topped CBS' "Criminal Minds" by 26% (3.4/8) and NBC's "Life" by 169% (1.6/4).

� Compared to "Lost's" performance opposite Fox's expanded "Idol" two weeks ago (2/11/09), the fifth-year ABC drama retained essentially all of its audience in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

Please Note: "Lost" ran 6-minutes into the 10 o'clock hour, so its numbers will likely adjust upward in the final national ratings this afternoon.

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 30% currently, from 23% 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), 2/25/09.





  [february 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BACK TO YOU (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· LIFE (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[02/27/15 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Channel Tops Cable Prime Time for Men and Ranks in the Top 10 for Women and Persons 6-11 in February
Discovery spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
Time Period-Winning "The Odd Couple" Retains Solid 90% of Its Premiere Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:46 AM]
Despite Special Competition from the "Murder" Season Finale, "Blacklist" Grows 6% Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "How to Get Away with Murder" Powers Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/26/15 - 01:41 PM]
ABC's Primetime Grows the Most During the 2015 February Sweep, Winning Monday, Thursday and Friday During the Month in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the February sweeps period.

[02/26/15 - 01:24 PM]
Daytona 500 Bounces Back & Daytona Speedweeks Viewership Up on FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NASCAR coverage to date this season.

[02/26/15 - 10:34 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Scores Highest 18-49 and Total Viewers in 11 Months for Week of Feb. 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 16-20.

[02/26/15 - 09:12 AM]
CBS Scores with Night of Reality Premieres
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[02/26/15 - 08:50 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since October 1
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[02/26/15 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Soars to Another High for FOX
The show's 5.3 rating among adults 18-49 eclipses the competition last night.

[02/26/15 - 08:34 AM]
"The Goldbergs" Spikes Over Its Lead-in, Beats "Survivor" and Equals a Season High
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 25.

[02/26/15 - 07:50 AM]
ABC Delivers Solid Double-Digit Gains in Late-Night Over the Year-Ago Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 16-20.

[02/25/15 - 09:37 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's No. 2 Syndie Talker in All Key Measures
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of February 9-13.

[02/25/15 - 08:50 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night by a 58% Margin, Matching Monday's Advantage
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 24.