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[09/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, September 25, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, September 25, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins the First Sunday of the Season in Viewers and Young Adults, Delivering its Strongest Season Opening Sunday Numbers in 10 Years

ABC Airs the Top 3 TV Shows on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Takes a Commanding Lead at 8pm, Beating its Nearest Competitor by 55% in the Key Adult 18-49 Sales Demo

Up by 6.6 Million Viewers and by 36% in Adults 18-49 from its Year-ago Debut, �Desperate Housewives� Becomes ABC�s Top Fall Season Premiere in 9 Years

With Strong Gains from its March Series Debut, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Dominates the 10 O�clock Hour in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC delivered a dominant first-place finish on the opening Sunday of the season, defeating second-place CBS by 4.4 million viewers (18.4 million vs. 14.0 million) and by 95% in Adults 18-49 (7.8/19 vs. 4.0/10). Making ABC�s winning advantages on the night even more impressive was the fact that CBS had a high-rated NFL football overrun well into the first hour of prime. ABC also ranked No. 1 on the night among Adults 25-54 (8.8/19) and Adults 18-34 (6.7/19), capturing nearly 1/5 of the available television audience in both demographics.

� ABC aired the Top 3 TV shows on Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.�

� ABC was up by 6.0 million viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49 over its performance on the first Sunday last season (12.4 million and 5.2/14 on 9/26/04). In viewers and across the adult demos, ABC marked strongest season opening Sunday night in 10 years � since 1995.

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition � 9/25� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

A special 7 o�clock installment of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� placed a solid second to CBS� football overrun in the hour in Total Viewers (9.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.5/10).

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In its regular time period premiere, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� moved ABC into the No. 1 position in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, beating second-place Fox by 55% (6.8/16 vs. 4.4/11). The broad appealing ABC unscripted show also took first-place in its time period among Adults 25-54 (7.6/16), Adults 18-34 (5.7/16) and Kids 2-11 (3.4/12).

�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

The second season premiere of ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� drew and average audience of 28.2 million viewers and a 12.1 rating, 26 share in Adults 18-49. �Desperate Housewives� more than doubled the audience of its closest competitor (28.2 million vs. 11.5 million � CBS) and topped its combined network competition in the time slot (CBS, NBC, Fox and WB) by 8% among Adults 18-49 (12.1/26 vs. 11.2/24). The show drew its second-largest audience ever, trailing only its first season finale (5/22/05).

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, �Desperate Housewives� stands as ABC�s strongest fall season premiere in 9 years � since the season openers of �Home Improvement� of �Spin City� on 9/17/96, respectively.

� �Desperate Housewives� was up over its year-ago series debut by 6.6 million viewers and by 36% in Adults 18-49 (21.6 million and 8.9/21 on 10/3/04).

� In Adults 18-49, �Housewives� ranks as the top-rated scripted season opener on any network in 3 years � since �ER� in September 2002.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

The second season premiere of ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered a convincing first-place finish in the 10 o�clock hour. �Grey�s Anatomy� bested second-place NBC by 6.3 million viewers (19.5 million vs. 13.2 million), while beating its combined NBC and CBS competition in the hour by 48% in Adults 18-49 (8.6/21 vs. 5.8/14) and by 29% in Adults 25-54 (9.8/22 vs. 7.6/17)

� Versus its series debut last March, �Grey�s Anatomy� grew by 3.3 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49 (16.2 million & 7.2/18 on 3/27/05). The drama was up 24% among Adults 25-54 (9.8/22 vs. 7.9/19) from its mid-season premiere.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 9/25/05.





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· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
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