Fast Facts for Sunday, January 22, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
Airing Against the NFL NFC Division Championship Game on Fox,
ABC Marks its Strongest Sunday Night Performance in 7 Weeks
ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Qualify as the Top-Rated Non-Sports Programs from 7-9pm Among Adults 18-49
The No. 1 Entertainment Program on Sunday, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Posts its Best Viewer and Adult 18-49 Results in 7 Weeks and since November in Adults 18-34
Beating its Combined CBS and NBC Competition, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Along with a Series High in Adults 18-34
Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)
Opposite Fox�s NFL NFC Championship coverage (Steelers-Broncos) during primetime, ABC delivered its strongest Sunday in 7 weeks among Total Viewers (17.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (7.2/16) � since 12/4/05. ABC posted a strong second-place finish to Fox on the evening in viewers and young adults, while winning the night across the Women demographics: W18-34 (8.4/22), W18-49 (9.3/20) and W25-54 (10.2/21).
� ABC aired the Top 3 TV series on Sunday night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, with �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.�
�America�s Funniest Home Videos� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
Airing against the NFL Playoff game from 7:00-8:00 p.m., �America�s Funniest Home Videos� stood as the No. 1 non-sports program among Adults 18-49 (2.7/7 - tie).
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Also going up against the football game, ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� placed a competitive second in the hour among Total Viewers (16.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (6.1/13), pacing well ahead of third-place CBS (10.0 million & 2.8/6).
� Broad-appealing �Home Edition� stood as the night�s No. 1 program among Kids 2-11 (5.2/16), with its highest-rated telecast in that demo since March 2005 � since 3/6/05.
�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The No. 1 TV series of the evening, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� moved ahead of Fox in the time period among Total Viewers (25.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (10.4/22). Please Note: Fox�s numbers in the hour (23.9 million & 9.8/20) are still preliminary due to the live nature of the NFL game and may adjust once the final ratings are released tomorrow.
� �Desperate Housewives� drew its largest audience and top Adult 18-49 rating in 7 weeks � since 12/4/05. It was the series� strongest Adult 18-34 performance (9.2/22) since November � since 11/27/05.
�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Continuing to capitalize on its lead-in, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered another commanding victory during the 10 o�clock hour. In its time period, �Grey�s� beat the combined deliveries of CBS and NBC in the time period by 2 million viewers (21.3 million vs. 19.2 million � CBS and NBC together) and by 67% in Adults 18-49 (9.5/22 vs. 5.7/13 � CBS and NBC together).
� �Grey�s Anatomy� produced season high numbers among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while marking series high numbers in Adults 18-34 (9.1/23) and Men 18-34 (6.2/17).
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 1/22/06.