Fast Facts for Sunday, December 4, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
Topping 2nd-Place CBS by 5.5 Million Viewers and by 111% in Adults 18-49, ABC Leads its 11th Consecutive Sunday Evening on Both Nielsen Measures
ABC Claims the Top 3 Shows on Sunday Night in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Beats NFL Football-Fueled CBS,
Winning by Solid Margins from 8-9pm in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
Sunday�s No. 1 Show, �Desperate Housewives� Outdraws its Closest Competition by 13.6 Million Viewers and Beats its Combined Network Competition in Adults 18-49
With Some of its Best Audience Retention and Top Numbers of the Season, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Tops CBS and NBC Combined in Viewers and Young Adults
Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC led Sunday evening among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 11th consecutive week. ABC outpaced second-place CBS by 5.5 million viewers (18.2 million vs. 12.7 million) and by 111% in Adults 18-49 (7.4/18 vs. 3.5/8). Please note that CBS had a high-rated NFL football overrun during the first hour of Sunday�s prime.
� ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs on Sunday among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� respectively.
�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
Airing opposite the CBS NFL overrun in the time period, �America�s Funniest Home Videos� stood as the No. 1 non-sports program in the hour among Adults 18-49 (2.9/8).
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Making ABC a solid No. 1 at 8:00 p.m., ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� led its nearest competition, NFL boosted CBS, by 1.3 million viewers (16.7 million vs. 15.4 million) and by 52% in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (6.4/15 vs. 4.2/10).
�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Sunday�s No. 1 show in viewers and young adults, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� surpassed second-place NBC�s �Law & Order: C.I.� by 13.6 million viewers (25.4 million vs. 11.8 million) in its time period. The ABC sophomore series beat the combined delivery of the other networks in the hour in Adults 18-49 by 10% (11.0/24 vs. 10.0/21 � CBS, NBC, Fox and WB together).
�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
�Grey�s Anatomy� posted another substantial win during the 10 o�clock hour. The ABC sophomore drama outperformed its combined CBS and NBC competition by 1 million viewers (20.8 million vs. 19.8 million) and by a sizeable 81% in Adults 18-49 (9.4/22 vs. 5.2/12).
� �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered some of its best-ever retention of an original �Desperate Housewives�� lead-in and is sitting at season-high numbers among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 12/4/05.