[11/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, November 9, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, November 9, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins Wednesday Across the Key Adult Demographics

Building on its Lead-in for its Fifth Consecutive Telecast, ABC�s �Freddie� Wins its Time Slot in Adults 18-49, Overshadowing the Season Premiere of Fox�s �Stacked�

�Lost� Returns as Wednesday�s No. 1 TV Show Among Viewers And Young Adults, Leading the 9 O�clock Hour by Wide Margins

Up from its Most Recent Original Telecast, ABC�s �Invasion� Beats NBC�s �Law & Order� Among Young Adults at 10pm

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

ABC won Wednesday night across the adult demos (AD18-34 � 4.2/12, AD18-49 � 5.1/13 and AD25-54 � 6.0/14). In the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, ABC defeated second-place CBS on the night, which delivered above average numbers from a crossover �C.S.I.� episode at 10:00 p.m., by 13% (5.1/13 vs. 4.5/12).

�George Lopez� (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

ABC�s �George Lopez� earned second place at 8:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49, defeating its CBS comedy competition in the half-hour (�Still Standing�) by 17% among Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 2.4/7).

�Freddie� (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Freddie� moved up into the No. 1 position at 8:30 p.m., leading its half-hour by 17% in Adults 18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 3.0/8 � CBS� �Yes, Dear�). In the time period, ABC�s �Freddie� overshadowed the season opener of Fox�s comedy, �Stacked,� by 3.3 million viewers (8.4 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 59% in Adults 18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 2.2/6).

� For the fifth week in a row (on all 5 of its telecasts), �Freddie� built on its �George Lopez� lead-in across each of the key adult demos: AD18-34 (2.8/8 vs. 2.1/7), AD18-49 (3.5/9 vs. 2.8/8) and AD25-54 (3.9/9 vs. 3.3/9).

�Lost� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

On its first original telecast since October 19, ABC�s �Lost� dominated its 9 o�clock hour. �Lost� led its nearest competition in the time period (CBS� �Criminal Minds�) by nearly 5 million viewers (20.0 million vs. 15.1 million) and by 93% in Adults 18-49 (8.3/20 vs. 4.3/11).

� ABC�s �Lost� stood as the No. 1 TV show on Wednesday night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. It has been the top show of the evening on all 6 of its original telecasts this season.

�Invasion� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite a highly promoted, and high-rated crossover episode between CBS� �C.S.I.: NY� and �C.S.I.: Miami,� ABC�s �Invasion� beat NBC�s time period veteran, �Law & Order,� in each of the adult demos: AD18-34 (3.3/10 vs. 2.8/8), AD18-49 (3.9/10 vs. 3.6/9) and AD25-54 (4.7/11 vs. 4.5/11).

� �Invasion� was up from its most recent original telecast (10/26/05) among Total Viewers (9.8 million vs. 8.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.9/10 vs. 3.7/9).

Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings), 11/9/05.

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