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[11/21/05 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 20, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 20, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday for the Ninth Consecutive Week in Viewers And Young Adults, Drawing its Largest Audience on the Evening This Season

ABC Airs the Top 3 Shows on Sunday in the Key Adult 18-49 Sales Demographic

From 7-8pm, ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� Produces its Biggest Audience in 1 Year and its Top Adult 18-49 Rating in 9 Months

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Leads its Hour by 49% in Adults 18-49, Ranking as TV�s No. 1 Unscripted Show for the Week and the Season in Young Adults

Attracting its Largest Audience in 6 Weeks, �Desperate Housewives� is Sunday�s No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and Young Adults on Each of its Original Telecasts This Season

With Best-Ever Retention of its Original �Desperate Housewives� Lead-in, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Delivers Season Highs for the Second Week in a Row

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

For the 9th straight Sunday, ABC ranked as the No. 1 network among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC topped its nearest competition during prime, NFL-boosted CBS, by 2.4 million viewers (18.9 million vs. 16.5 million) and by 77% in Adults 18-49 (7.6/18 vs. 4.3/10). Making ABC�s victory even more noteworthy is the fact that CBS had a high-rated NFL football overrun during the first hour of primetime as a lead-in to its lineup.

� ABC drew its largest Sunday audience of the season, while marking its second-highest number this season among Adults 18-49. Additionally, the Network delivered considerable increases over the same Sunday last November (15.9 million & 6.6/16 on 11/21/04).

� ABC broadcasted the Top 3 television shows on Sunday evening among Adults 18-49, including �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� respectively. �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy� stood as the 2 most-watched programs of the night.

�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

Airing opposite CBS� NFL overrun from 7:00-8:00 p.m., �America�s Funniest Home Videos� remained the top non-sports program in its hour among Adults 18-49 (3.4/9).

� �America�s Funniest Home Videos� drew its largest audience (11.2 million) in 1 year and top Adult 18-49 number (3.4/9) since February � since 11/28/04 and 2/20/05, respectively.

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

Jumping from its strong lead-in, ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� dominated its time period in Adults 18-49, beating out second-place Fox in the hour by 49% (6.7/16 vs. 4.5/11). The broad skewing program also ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-34 (5.7/15), Adults 25-54 (7.5/16) and Kids 2-11 (5.0/16). ABC�s �Home Edition� will rank as the highest-rated unscripted show of the week among Adult 18-49, also qualifying as the No. 1 unscripted TV show this season in the key young adult sales demographic.

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

The No. 1 show on Sunday on each of its original telecasts this season, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� beat its nearest competition during the 9 o�clock hour by 10.4 million viewers (26.0 million vs. 15.6 million � CBS) and by 162% in Adults 18-49 (11.0/24 vs. 4.2/9 � Fox).

� �Desperate Housewives� gained audience from the prior week among Total Viewers (26.0 million vs. 25.9 million), attracting the series� biggest audience in 6 weeks � since 10/9/05.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Continuing to deliver its best-ever retention of its �Desperate Housewives� lead-in, �Grey�s Anatomy� took full command of 10 o�clock hour. The ABC drama bested its closest competitor in the time slot by 9.0 million viewers (20.8 million vs. 11.8 million � CBS) and defeated CBS and NBC together in the time period by 56% in Adults 18-49 (9.5/23 vs. 6.1/15 � CBS and NBC combined). Television�s No. 1 10 o�clock drama on any night of the week, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� topped CBS and NBC�s combined Adult 25-54 delivery in the hour by 35% (10.4/23 vs. 7.7/17 � CBS and NBC combined).

� For the second week in a row, �Grey�s Anatomy� produced season highs among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. On both counts it was the series� second-strongest performance ever, behind only its first season finale last May

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 11/20/05.





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)





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