or


[05/28/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Marks Top Summer Wednesday in 1 Year in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 27.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Marks Top Summer Wednesday in 1 Year in Viewers and Young Adults

Premiering on its New Night Against Increased Competition, ABC's "Wipeout" Opens at No. 1 in Adult 18-49, Beating Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"

"Wipeout" Generates ABC's Best Results in the Time Period With Regular Summer Series Programming Since 2005

On its Debut, "The Goode Family" Produces ABC's Strongest Summertime Adult 18-49 Rating in the Time Slot in Nearly 1 Year

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

Boosted by the season premiere of "Wipeout," ABC turned in its strongest summer Wednesday in nearly 1 year in Total Viewers (5.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5) � since 6/4/08 and 5/28/08, respectively.

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

Moving to a new night and more competitive time period on its 2nd-season premiere, up against Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," CBS' George Straight concert special and NBC's original "Law & Order: CI," ABC's "Wipeout" opened at No. 1 among Adults 18-49. From 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the key young adult sales demo, "Wipeout" (3.2/10) beat Fox's hit dance program by 7% (3.0/9), CBS' concert special by 68% (1.9/6) and NBC's original drama by 191% (1.1/3). "Wipeout" also finished No. 1 in the hour among Adults 25-54 and across all key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).

� From its first half-hour to its second half-hour, "Wipeout" saw its audience surge by 1.2 million viewers (8.0 million to 9.2 million) and by 21% in Adults 18-49 (2.9/10 to 3.5/10).

� "Wipeout" generated ABC's best numbers in the time period with regular series programming since November 2007 in Total Viewers (8.6 million), and since January 2008 in Adults 18-49 (3.2/10) � since 11/14/07 and 1/2/08, respectively. In addition, the show posted ABC's top summer results with series programming in the hour in nearly 4 years on both counts � since 7/13/05.

� Although airing against the highly-rated NBA Western Conference Finals (LA Lakers-Denver Nuggets Game 5) on ESPN in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, "Wipeout" greatly improved ABC's performance in the hour over the year-ago night (5/28/08) with original programming in both Total Viewers (+51% - 8.6 million vs. 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+45% - 3.2/10 vs. 2.2/7). Last year the show aired in Tuesday's 8 o'clock hour against lesser competition, and despite the heightened competition on its new night, "Wipeout" topped its Season 1 averages for original episodes in both viewers and young adults (8.4 million and 3.1/10 in AD18-49).

"The Goode Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

On its series debut, ABC's "The Goode Family" posted ABC's strongest summertime Adult 18-49 rating (1.6/5) in the time slot in nearly 1 year � since 6/4/08.

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 31% currently, from 25% 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 Ratings), 5/27/09.





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· GOODE FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:05 AM]
NBCSN Will Post Best Viewership in Network's History in 2014 & Rank as Fastest Growing Sports Cable Net
NBCSN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 07:59 AM]
Freshman Hit "Scorpion" and Relocated "NCIS: Los Angeles" Deliver Ratings Growth on Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 15.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.