Quick Take for Monday, May 15, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC Delivers a Dominant Monday Victory in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Putting Up its Strongest Non-Sports Numbers on the Evening in 6 Years
The Concluding Part 2 of the �Grey�s Anatomy� Season Finale Draws 22.2 Million Viewers, Dominating its Time Period and Ranking as Monday�s No. 1 TV Program
Excluding Sports and Awards Shows, �Grey�s Anatomy� Produces
ABC�s Top Numbers in the Monday 9-11pm Time Period in Exactly 11 Years
Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
With the concluding part 2 of the sophomore season finale of �Grey�s Anatomy,� ABC turned in a dominant Monday night victory, beating its nearest competition on the evening by 4.7 million viewers (17.7 million vs. 13.0 million - NBC) and by 67% in Adults 18-49 (7.5/18 vs. 4.5/11 - Fox).
� ABC tallied its highest non-sports Monday night numbers in more than 6 years among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 � since 5/1/00.
� Versus the same night last May, ABC�s delivery shot up by 8.4 million viewers and by 92% in Adults 18-49 (9.3 million & 3.9/10 in Adults 18-49 on 5/16/05).
�Grey�s Anatomy� (9:00-11:00 p.m.)
Part 2 of the season finale for �Grey�s Anatomy� attracted an average audience of 22.2 million viewers and earned a 9.7 rating, 22 share among Adults 18-49 to rank a definitive No. 1 in its time period on both Nielsen measures. Building on its lead-in and gaining audience during each half-hour of its 2-hour telecast, the ABC drama dominated each half-hour from 9:00-11:00 p.m. in viewers and young adults. �Grey�s� stood as Monday�s No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
� Excluding sports programming and award shows, �Grey�s Anatomy� garnered ABC�s strongest Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 numbers in the time period in exactly 11 years � since 5/15/95.
� In its conclusion, �Grey�s� posted the series� highest Adult 18-34 rating (9.4/23) in 11 weeks � since 2/26/06.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 5/15/06.