Quick Take for Tuesday, October 11, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
�Rodney� Builds on its �Jim� Lead-in and Grows from its Week-ago Season Premiere
ABC�s �Commander In Chief� Ranks No. 1 in its Hour in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Bringing ABC Substantial Time Period Improvement on Both Nielsen Measures
ABC�s �Boston Legal� Defeats CBS� �Close to Home� in Viewers and Young Adults, Continuing to Improve the Tuesday 10 O�clock Time Period for ABC Over Last Year
�Rodney� (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
At 8:30 p.m., ABC�s �Rodney� built on its �According to Jim� lead-in among Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.0/8 vs. 2.8/8). Additionally, �Rodney� was up over its week-earlier season premiere in the time period by 8% in Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.5 million) and by 7% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/8 vs. 2.8/7).
�Commander In Chief� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Continuing to show strong build on its lead-in and throughout its broadcast, ABC�s �Commander In Chief� ranked No. 1 in its 9:00-10:00 p.m. time period among Total Viewers (15.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.6/11 � tied w/NBC). �Commander In Chief� outdrew its nearest competition in the hour by 5.5 million viewers (11.3 million - CBS� �Amazing Race�). The ABC drama also won the time slot among Adults 25-54 (6.1/13) and Women 18-49 (5.6/13).
� On average, �Commander In Chief� has improved the time period for ABC by 6.2 million viewers (16.4 million vs. 10.2 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (4.6/11 vs. 4.2/10) from its delivery in the hour at the same point last season.
� �Commander In Chief� continues to generate strong tune-in for ABC in the 9:00 p.m. hour, surging from its lead-in by 7.7 million viewers and by 53% in Adults 18-49. The freshman drama increased by 1.4 million viewers (15.1 million to 16.5 million) and by 14% among Adults 18-49 (4.3/11 to 4.9/12) from start to finish.
�Boston Legal� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Holding second-place in its hour to time period veteran �Law & Order: SVU,� ABC�s �Boston Legal� defeated CBS� �Close to Home� in Total Viewers (11.2 million vs. 10.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 3.3/9).
� Compared to ABC�s average with original series programming in the hour last season (�NYPD Blue�/�Line of Fire�), �Boston Legal� has improved the Net�s time period performance by 26% in Total Viewers (11.8 million vs. 9.4 million), by 17% in Adults 18-34 (2.1/6 vs. 1.8/5), by 9% in Adults 18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 3.2/8) and by 18% in Adults 25-54 (4.7/11 vs. 4.0/10) on average.
Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 10/11/05.