or


[01/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of DeC. 26, 2005 - JaN. 1, 2006

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of Dec. 26, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006

ABC Wins the Week in Adults 18-49, Claiming 4 of the Top 7 Programs

ABC Posts Double-Digit Gains in Viewers and Young Adults Week-to-Week

ABC News Airs the Top 3 Newsmagazines in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

ABC Leads Monday Evening, Ranking as the No. 1 Network On the Night among Adults 18-49 on 8 of the Last 9 Weeks

Repeat Telecasts of ABC�s �George Lopez� and �Freddie� Rank No. 1 in Adults 18-49 from 8-9pm on Wednesday

On Thursday, ABC News� �Primetime� Earns its Strongest Numbers this Season

ABC News� �20/20� Wins Friday at 10pm in Adults 18-49, Ranking as the No. 1 TV Show of the Night in the Key Young Adult Demo

ABC Ranks as the No. 1 Net on New Year�s Eve in Adults 18-49, Boosted by the No. 1 TV Show in Prime, �Dick Clark�s Primetime News Year�s Rockin� Eve 2006�

ABC Wins the First Evening of 2006 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Sunday�s No. 1 Program in Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Clip-Show Delivers a Dominant Victory in Sunday�s 9 O�clock Hour

ABC�s Series Preview of �In Justice� Wins the Sunday�s 10 O�clock Hour Outpacing its Closest Competition by 2.2 Million Viewers and by 60% in Adults 18-49

WEEK No. 15:

ABC stood as the No. 1 network during the 15th week of the 2005-06 TV Season (w/o 12/26/05) among Adults 18-49 (2.8/8). The Network also took top honors for the week among Adults 18-34 (2.1/7), across the key men demographics (M18-34 � 1.9/7, M18-49 � 2.4/7 and M25-54 � 2.9/8) and among Teen 12-17 (1.4/5). So far in the 15 complete weeks this television season, ABC has ranked as the No. 1 network on 6 weeks among Adults 18-49 and on 10 weeks among Adults 18-34.

� ABC was up 11% in Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.3 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 2.5/8) from the prior week, representing the biggest week-to-week increases among the major networks.

Rankings: ABC�s aired 4 of the Top 7 programs of the week in Adults 18-49: �NFL Monday Night Football� � No. 2, �Desperate Housewives: All the Juicy Details� � No. 3, �In Justice - Preview� � No. 5 and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� � No. 7. With �MNF� (No. 2) and �Desperate Housewives� (No. 4), ABC also claimed 2 of the Top 4 most-watched programs of the week. In addition, �Monday Night Football� was the top show of the week in Adults 18-34 and men, while �Desperate Housewives� was the No. 1 program among Women 18-34. ABC�s repeat �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� ranked as the No. 1 broadcast of the week among Kids 2-11. ABC News� claimed the Top 3 newsmagazines of the week in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, with �20/20,� �Primetime� and �Primetime Special,� respectively.

Monday

ABC was the No. 1 network on Monday evening among Total Viewers (12.5 million) and in each of the adult demographics: AD18-34 (3.5/12), AD18-49 (4.5/13) and AD25-54 (5.3/14).

� ABC has ranked No. 1 on Monday evening among Adults 18-49 on 8 of the last 9 weeks.

�Monday Night Football: New England at New York� (9:07 p.m. � 11.59 p.m.)

ABC�s coverage of the final �NFL Monday Night Football� game, featuring the New England Patriots versus the New York Jets, delivered an average audience of 14.4 million viewers and a 5.2 rating, 15 share among Adults 18-49. The network finale of �MNF� saw the Patriots beat the Jets 31-21.

� ABC�s �MNF� ranked as the No. 1 TV show of the evening in Total Viewers (14.4 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (4.2/14) Adults 18-49 (5.2/15) and Adults 25-54 (6.2/16).

Wednesday

�George Lopez� (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

A repeat of �George Lopez� ranked No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 � tied). The ABC series beat its comedy competition in the time period, Fox�s �That 70s Show,� by 2.1 million viewers (7.0 million vs. 4.9 million).

�Freddie� (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Building on its young adult lead-in by 4%, a rebroadcast of �Freddie� also ranked No. 1 in its time slot in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 � tied). �Freddie� outperformed an original episode of the Fox comedy, �Stacked,� by 2.4 million viewers (6.2 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 39% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 1.8/5).

Thursday

ABC�s Thursday night line-up of a special repeat �ABC Extreme Bloopers� and back-to-back telecasts of �Primetime� drew 7.9 million viewers and a 2.4 rating, 7 share among Adults 18-49, finishing second on the night in both Nielsen measures.

�ABC Extreme Bloopers� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

�ABC Extreme Bloopers� placed second in its hour in Total Viewers (8.1 million) and among Adults 18-49 (2.4/7). The rebroadcast of the special was up by 1.0 million viewers and by 9% compared to its original telecast (7.1 million viewers & 2.2/6 on 5/25/04).

�Primetime � Special� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

A special 9 p.m. edition of �Primetime,� featuring 2005�s most unforgettable moments caught on tape, finished second in its time-slot in viewers (7.5 million), Adults 18-49 (2.4/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.8/7).

�Primetime� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

At 10 p.m., Diane Sawyer�s hour long report on �Primetime� exploring the mystery of Pope Joan produced the newsmag�s strongest performance of the season in Total Viewers (8.0 million), Adults 18-49 (2.6/7) and Adults 25-54 (3.1/8).

Friday

�20/20� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC News� �20/20,� featuring John Stossel�s hour long look at 10 commonly held beliefs to discern fact from fiction, in �Myths, Lies and Straight Talk,� won its hour among Adults 18-34 (2.2/8) and Adults 18-49 (2.7/8). It also ranked as the No. 1 TV program of the evening on both young adults measures.

� In Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49, �20/20� produced its top numbers in 4 weeks � since 12/2/05.

Saturday

Led by the primetime portion of �Dick Clark�s New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2006,� ABC ranked as the No. 1 network on Saturday evening among Adults 18-49 (1.8/7).

�Dick Clark�s Primetime New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2006� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC�s broadcast of �Dick Clark�s Primetime New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2006,� led the final hour of primetime in Total Viewers (7.7 million), across each of the key adult demos [Adults 18-34 (1.8/8), Adults 18-49 (2.4/8) and Adults 25-54 (2.9/9)], Teens 12-17 (2.0/9) and Kids 2-11 (2.0/9).

� �Dick Clark�s Primetime New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2006� stood as the No. 1 TV show during Saturday primetime in Total Viewers and in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic.

Sunday

ABC led Sunday evening, the first night of 2006, in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. With its special line-up, ABC bested its nearest competition on the evening by nearly 1 million viewers (10.3 million vs. 9.5 million - CBS) and by 6% in Adults 18-49 (3.8/10 vs. 3.6/10 - Fox). Please note that Fox carried a high-rated NFL football overrun during the first hour of Sunday�s prime.

� ABC aired the Top 4 TV programs on Sunday among Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives: All the Juicy Details,� �In Justice - Preview,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� and �America�s Funniest Home Videos,� respectively. Excluding Fox�s NFL overrun.

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

Airing opposite the Fox NFL overrun in the time period, a rebroadcast of �America�s Funniest Home Videos� stood as the No. 1 non-sports program in the hour among Adults 18-49 (2.6/7).

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

ABC�s repeat �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� made ABC a solid No. 1 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., leading the second-place networks by 52% in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (3.8/10 vs. 2.5/7 - CBS and Fox tied).

�Desperate Housewives: All the Juicy Details� (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

Sunday�s No. 1 TV program in viewers and young adults, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� clip-show topped its nearest competition in the hour by 3.5 million viewers (12.4 million vs. 8.9 million - CBS) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (4.6/12 vs. 2.3/6 - Fox).

�In Justice � SP Preview� (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

With solid retention of its lead-in, the series preview of �In Justice� carried ABC�s winning momentum through the 10 o�clock hour by dominating in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC�s �In Justice� beat the second second-place competition in the time period by 2.2 million viewers (10.5 million vs. 8.3 million � NBC�s �Crossing Jordan�) and by 60% in Adults 18-49 (4.0/10 vs. 2.5/6 � Fox�s movie special �Vertical Limit�).

Editors Please Note: �In Justice� moves to its regular Friday 9:00-10:00 p.m. time period on 1/6/06.

Compared to ABC�s performance in the hour on the prior Sunday (7.3 million & 2.8/9 on 12/25/05), �In Justice� improved the time period by 3.2 million viewers and by 43% in Adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, week of 12/26/05, or as dated.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FREDDIE (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· IN JUSTICE (ABC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· STACKED (FOX)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.

[06/27/16 - 12:48 PM]
TV One's June 14 Episode of Docu-Series "Rickey Smiley for Real" Is Most Watched Episode of the Series Among Key Demos
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 14.

[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
The Alphabet's "$100,000 Pyramid" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.