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[10/26/06 - 12:47 PM]
Quick Take for Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 25.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins Wednesday in Adults 18-49 for the Fourth Straight Week And is the Night�s Most-Watched TV Net for the Second Week in a Row

ABC Continues to Claim Wednesday�s No. 1 TV Shows in Viewers, Adults and Teens

Growing its Audience for the Fifth Straight Week, �DWTS the Results Show� Leads its Hour and Continues to Hit Series Highs in Viewers and Young Adults

�DWTS the Results Show� Generates ABC�s Largest Non-Sports Audience In the Hour Since January �05 and Top Adult 18-49 Number Since September �05

�Lost� is Up from the Prior Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Marking its Highest Adult 18-34 Rating Since its Season Premiere

For the Fourth Week in a Row, ABC�s �Lost� is Wednesday�s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Among Teens 12-17

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC won its fourth consecutive Wednesday in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic (5.0/13) and, for the second week in a row, also stood as the most-watched TV network of the evening (14.9 million). ABC also took top honors on the evening with Adults 18-34 (3.9/11) and Adults 25-54 (5.8/14 - tie).

� The Network was up from the prior week in both Total Viewers (14.9 million vs. 14.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.0/13 vs. 4.9/13).

�Dancing with the Stars the Results Show� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Growing its delivery week to week for the fifth straight week, ABC�s �Dancing with the Stars the Results Show� took first place during Wednesday's 8 o'clock hour for the seventh week in a row. From 8:00-9:00 p.m., �DWTS the Results Show� overshadowed second-place CBS' �Jericho� by 9.4 million viewers (19.9 million vs. 10.5 million) and by 59% in Adults 18-49 (5.1/14 vs. 3.2/9). ABC�s �DWTS the Results Show� remained Wednesday�s most-watched television program.

� ABC�s �Dancing� results once again achieved series highs in viewers and young adults, delivering the Net�s largest non-sports audience in the time period since January 2005 and matching its top Adult 18-49 number since September 2005 � since 1/12/05 and 9/21/05, respectively.

�Lost� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

The dominant No. 1 TV program of the night in Adults 18-49 for the fourth straight week (on each of its telecasts this season), ABC's �Lost� towered over second-place CBS� �Criminal Minds� in its time period by 57% (6.9/17 vs. 4.4/11). �Lost� (16.8 million) also continued to draw a larger overall audience than �Criminal Minds� (16.6 million), with two Touchstone-produced dramas combining to attract 33.4 million Total Viewers to the time period.

� �Lost� was up from the prior week in both Total Viewers (+4% - 16.9 million vs. 16.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 6.9/17 vs. 6.6/16). The ABC drama marked its highest rating since its season premiere among Adult 18-34 (5.9/16).

� For the fourth consecutive week, �Lost� stood as Wednesday�s No. 1 TV show in each of the key adult demos (AD18-34 � 5.9/16, AD18-49 � 6.9/16 and AD25-54 � 7.6/17) and among Teens 12-17 (3.9/12).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD) 10/25/06.





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