[05/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 30, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 30, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

With its Strongest Adult 18-49 Performance in 7 Weeks, ABC Dominates the First Sunday of the May Sweep and Logs its 14th Week at No. 1 on the Night

ABC�s Airs the Top 3 TV Programs on Sunday Night in Adults 18-49

Ranking No. 1 in its 8 O�clock Time Period, ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Posts its Strongest Viewer and Young Adult Numbers in 6 Weeks

Up Nicely from its Most Recent Original, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Tops Its Nearest Time Slot Competition by 6.8 Million Viewers and 147% in Adults 18-49

During the 10 O�clock Hour, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Outdraws Second-Place CBS By 5.8 Million Viewers and Beats CBS and NBC Combined by 56% in Adults 18-49

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

ABC dominated the first Sunday of the 2006 May Sweep, beating its nearest competitors on the evening by 2.1 million viewers (16.0 million vs. 13.9 million - CBS) and by 106% in Adults 18-49 (6.8/17 vs. 3.3/9 - Fox). For the third straight week, ABC ranked No. 1 during all 4 hours on Sunday night in Adults 18-49.

� ABC marked its 14th consecutive week as the top-rated network on Sunday in the Adult 18-49 sales demographic, continuing to deliver its longest winning streak on the evening in at least 15 years � since at least September 1991, the start of Nielsen�s electronic database.

� ABC aired the Top 3 TV shows on Sunday among Adults 18-49, with �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Desperate Housewives� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.� �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy� were the Top 2 most-watched programs on the night.

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition � 7P� (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

A 7 o�clock installment of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� ranked a definitive No. 1 in Adults 18-49, outdistancing second-place Fox in the hour by 17% (2.8/9 vs. 2.4/8).

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

ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� took first place during its regular 8:00-9:00 p.m. time period in Total Viewers (14.2 million � tie) and Adults 18-49 (5.7/15). In the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, �Home Edition� beat out second-place Fox�s combination of �The Simpsons� and the season finale of �The War at Home� by 46% (5.7/15 vs. 3.9/10). The broad appealing ABC unscripted program ranked as the No. 1 show on Sunday evening among Kids 2-11 (3.5/12).

� �Home Edition� produced its largest audience and top Adult 18-49 rating in 6 weeks � since 3/19/06.

�Desperate Housewives� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

The most-watched television program on Sunday, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� overshadowed its 9 o�clock time period competition. In the hour, �Desperate Housewives� outdistanced its closest competition by 6.8 million viewers (21.4 million vs. 14.6 million � CBS� Sunday Movie) and by 147% in Adults 18-49 (8.9/20 vs. 3.6/8 � Fox�s �Family Guy�/�American Dad�).

� Versus the most recent original telecast, �Desperate Housewives� was up by 1.4 million viewers and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (20.0 million viewers and 7.9/19 in AD18-49 on 4/16/06).

�Grey�s Anatomy� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� delivered a commanding victory during the 10 o�clock hour. �Grey�s Anatomy� outdrew second-place CBS by 5.8 million viewers (20.7 million vs. 14.9 million) and outdistanced the combined deliveries of CBS (�Sunday Movie�) and NBC (�Crossing Jordan�) in the hour by 56% among Adults 18-49 (9.7/23 vs. 6.2/14).

� Original episodes of �Grey�s Anatomy� have built on original episodes of �Desperate Housewives� among Adults 18-49 on all 5 airings since �Grey�s� post-�Super Bowl� telecast (2/5/06).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 4/30/06.

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