[04/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 9, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 9, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins 11th Consecutive Sunday Among Adults 18-49, Despite �Desperate Housewives� Taking off a Week and �Grey�s� Airing in Repeat

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Rank as the Top 2 Television Programs on Sunday in Adults 18-49

ABC�s 2-Hour �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Surges Throughout its Telecast, Ranks No. 1 in Viewers and Young Adults and Leads the Slot by 68% in Adults 18-49

Against Original Competition, ABC�s Replay �Grey�s Anatomy� Beats NBC�s �Crossing Jordan� by 2.3 Million Viewers and Tops NBC and CBS Combined in Adults 18-49

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

Although �Desperate Housewives� took a week off to make way for an extended �Home Edition� and �Grey�s Anatomy� went into repeat, ABC won its 11th consecutive Sunday in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic. During prime, ABC outdistanced its nearest competition (CBS) by 60% among Adults 18-49 (4.8/13 vs. 3.0/8). ABC led 3 of 4 hours of the evening among young adults. The Network also ranked No. 1 on Sunday among Adults 25-54 (5.3/13), Adults 18-34 (3.9/12), Teens 12-17 (2.8/10) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/9).

� ABC�s rebroadcast �Grey�s Anatomy� and 2-hour �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� qualified as the Top 2 TV programs on Sunday among Adults 18-49.

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

Airing opposite CBS� high-rated Masters Golf Tournament overrun during the 7 o�clock hour, ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� took second place among Total Viewers (7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/8).

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in and gaining audience throughout its 2-hour broadcast, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� moved ABC into the No. 1 position in the time period among Total Viewers (13.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.3/14). From 8:00-10:00 p.m., �Home Edition� beat its closest competitor (Fox) by 51% in Adults 18-49 (5.3/14 vs. 3.5/9).

� Versus the last time an original 2-hour installment of the program aired in the time period (on 12/11/05), �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� was up by 6% in Adults 18-49 (5.3/14 vs. 5.0/11).

� From its first half-hour to its final half-hour, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� gained 5.7 million viewers (10.1 million to 15.8 million) and 68% in Adults 18-49 (4.0/11 to 6.7/16).

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite all-original competition during the 10 o�clock hour, a repeat telecast of ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� beat its closest competitor by 2.3 million viewers (13.6 million vs. 11.3 million � NBC�s �Crossing Jordan�) and outperformed the combined deliveries of CBS and NBC by 9% in Adults 18-49 (5.9/15 vs. 5.4/13).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 4/9/06.

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