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[09/30/05 - 12:00 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, September 29, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Thursday, September 29, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Marks its Top Rated Thursday Among Adults 18-49 Since March

In its Fifth Season Premiere on its New Day and Time, "Alias" Delivers ABC's Most-Watched Series Telecast in the Time Period Since November 2003

Building on its Adult 18-49 Lead and Gaining Audience from Start to Finish, "Night Stalker" Qualifies as ABC's Top Scripted Series Debut on the Night in Over 5 Years

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

With the season premiere of "Alias" and the series debut of "Night Stalker," ABC's delivered its top non-sports Thursday among Adults 18-49 (2.3/6) in over 6 months - 3/17/05.

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

In its fifth season premiere on its new day and time, "Alias" generated ABC's largest audience (8.1 million) and top Adult 18-49 rating (2.4/7) since February - 2/24/05. In addition, "Alias" was ABC's most-watched series telecast in the time period in nearly 2 years - since 11/6/03.

* From its first to second half-hour, "Alias" grew its audience among viewers (8.0 million to 8.2 million) and young adults (2.3/7 to 2.5/7).

"Night Stalker" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Against competition including CBS' "C.S.I.," the series debut of "Night Stalker" built on its Adult 18-49 lead-in by 8%. In the hour, "Night Stalker" produced ABC's best Adult 18-49 (2.6/6) number with regular programming in more than 7 months - since 2/10/05. Among Adults 18-49, "Nigh Stalker" qualifies as ABC's highest-rated scripted series debut on Thursday in more than 5 years - since 3/3/00.

* Like its lead-in, "Night Stalker" gained audience from start to finish in Total Viewers (7.1 million to 7.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.6/6 to 2.7/6).

Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 9/29/05.





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