Fast Facts for Sunday, January 8, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC Wins Sunday Across the Adult Demographics, Despite Facing
CBS� High-Rated NFL Playoff Game During the First Hour of the Night
ABC Airs the Top 3 TV Programs on Sunday Night among Adults 18-49
The Top Non-Spots Program at 7pm, �America�s Funniest Home Videos�
Turns in its Second-Strongest Numbers this Season in Viewers and Young Adults
Dominating Sunday�s 8 O�clock Hour among Adults 18-49,
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Marks its Best Numbers in 9 Weeks
On its First Original Telecast in 5 Weeks, �Desperate Housewives� Returns as the Dominant No. 1 Program of the Night, Leading its Time Period by Wide Margins
ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Clip-Show Overshadows the 10 O�clock Hour, Ahead of Second-Place NBC�s �Crossing Jordan� by 4.5 Million Viewers and 100% in Adults 18-49
Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)
Despite facing CBS� high-rated NFL Playoff Game (Bengals-Steelers) during the first hour of the night, ABC led Sunday night across each of the key adult demographics: AD18-34 (5.6/15), AD18-49 (6.9/17) and AD25-54 (7.9/17). On the night, ABC defeated second-place CBS by 33% in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (6.9/17 vs. 5.2/12). It was the Network�s strongest Sunday in 5 weeks among viewers and young adults � since 12/4/05.
� ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs on Sunday among Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy: Straight to the Heart� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.�
�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
Airing opposite the CBS NFL Playoff game in the time period, a rebroadcast of �America�s Funniest Home Videos� stood as the No. 1 non-sports program in the hour in Total Viewers (10.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.3/9).
� �America�s Funniest Home Videos� delivered its largest audience and top Adult 18-49 performance since November � since 11/20/05. In viewers and young adults, �Videos� logged its second-strongest performance this season.
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� moved ABC up into a strong-first place finish from 8:00-9:00 p.m., beating its nearest competitor by 50% in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (6.9/16 vs. 4.6/11 - CBS).
� In Total Viewers (17.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (6.9/16), �Home Edition� turned in its strongest performance in 9 weeks � since 11/6/05. It was the series� second-best delivery of the season on both counts.
�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
On its first original broadcast in 5 weeks, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� returned as the dominant No. 1 TV program on Sunday night in viewers and young adults. The ABC sophomore drama topped its nearest competition in the time period by 10.2 million viewers (23.7 million vs. 13.5 million - CBS) and by 159% in Adults 18-49 (10.1/22 vs. 3.9/9 - Fox).
�Grey�s Anatomy: Straight to the Heart� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� clip-show put up exceptionally strong numbers during the 10 o�clock hour. �Grey�s Anatomy: Straight to the Heart� overshadowed second-place NBC�s original �Crossing Jordan� by 4.5 million viewers (16.4 million vs. 11.9 million) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (7.2/18 vs. 3.6/9).
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 1/8/06.