[11/10/06 - 11:38 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, November 9, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 9.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Thursday, November 9, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins its Second Straight Thursday of the Sweep Among Adults 18-49

The Network�s Adult 18-49 Audience Triples the Same Night Last November

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Ranks as Thursday�s Most-Watched Show and Stands as The Night�s No. 1 TV Series in the Adult Demos on All Seven of its Original Airings

ABC�s �Ugly Betty� Takes a Strong Second in Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Winning the Hour by 31% in Women 18-34 with its Best Number in Five Weeks

ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� Defeats CBS� �C.S.I.� by 25% Among Adults 18-49

ABC�s Repeat �Housewives� Beats CBS� Original �Shark� by 35% in Adults 18-34

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

ABC won its 2nd consecutive Thursday during the 2006 November Sweep among Adults 18-49, outpacing second-place CBS (5.5/14 vs. 5.2/14). ABC also ranked No. 1 on the evening among Adults 18-34 (5.1/15) and Teens 12-17 (2.4/8). ABC has qualified as the highest-rated Thursday network in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic on 7 of 8 weeks this season, and as the No. 1 net in Adults 18-34 on all 8 weeks.

� ABC�s delivery is up sharply year to year, more than doubling its Total Viewer count and tripling its Adult 18-49 delivery. Compared to the same night last November Sweep (11/10/05), the Net�s numbers jumped by 156% in Total Viewers (14.1 million vs. 5.5 million) and 206% in Adults 18-49 (5.5/14 vs. 1.8/5).

�Ugly Betty� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC�s �Ugly Betty� earned second place during the opening hour on Thursday evening among Total Viewers (12.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.1/11), outdelivering NBC�s comedies in the time period on both measures (�My Name is Earl�/�The Office� = 8.6 million & 3.8/10). For its 7th week in a row (on each of the series� airings), ABC�s �Betty� placed a strong No. 1 in its time period in Women 18-34, beating out second-place CBS� �Survivor� by 31% (5.5/15 vs. 4.2/12). The new ABC series also topped its hour with Women 18-49 (5.9/15).

� �Ugly Betty� posted its highest Women 18-34 rating in 5 weeks � since 10/5/06.

� On average this season, �Ugly Betty� has grown the time period for ABC by 90% in Total Viewers (13.9 million vs. 7.3 million) and by 91% in Adults 18-49 (4.4/12 vs. 2.3/6) from the same nights last year.

�Grey�s Anatomy� (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC's �Grey's Anatomy� edged out CBS� �C.S.I.� in viewers (20.6 million vs. 20.5 million) to become the most-watched TV show on Thursday night. The ABC medical drama�s advantage over the CBS crime drama was an impressive 25% in Adults 18-49 (8.5/21 vs. 6.8/17). In the key young adult sales demo, �Grey�s� has beaten �C.S.I.� on all 7 occasions where both shows have been in originals this season. �Grey�s� has held the Total Viewer advantage over �C.S.I.� in viewers on 6 of 7 of their original match-ups in the time slot.

� On each of its 7 original airings so far this season, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy� has represented Thursday�s No. 1 TV program across each of the adult demographics: AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54.

�Desperate Housewives � 11/9� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's repeat airing of �Desperate Housewives� defeated CBS� original �Shark� in Adults 18-34 (3.5/11), Women 18-34 (5.0/14) and Women 18-49 (5.2/13). In fact the replay �Housewives� from the previous Sunday beat out the original �Shark� by 35% among Adults 18-34 (3.5/11 vs. 2.6/8).

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD or Most Current), 11/9/06

  [november 2006]  


most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet leads the night with its coverage of The Third Presidential Debate.

[10/20/16 - 07:14 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 Slays Records as the Most Viewed Season of a Logo Original Series to Date
Plus: look for a reunion special on October 27 and "Season 6 RuVealed" on November 3.

[10/19/16 - 10:48 AM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Ranks as #1 Show on All of TV on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 14.

[10/19/16 - 08:59 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Hold Onto Top Demo Spot
The Peacock once again wins the night among adults 18-49.

[10/18/16 - 11:35 AM]
Lifetime Delivers Ratings Gold with Premieres of "Surviving Compton" and "Beyond the Headlines: Michel'le"
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/18/16 - 09:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Remains Top Draw in Viewers, Demos
The Peacock leads the night once again in said categories.

[10/17/16 - 02:37 PM]
NLCS Game 2 Is Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 & FOX Deportes History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, October 16.

[10/17/16 - 11:18 AM]
"Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Is Freeform's No. 1 Reality Series Launch Ever in W25-54 and No. 2 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
Freeform further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.

[10/17/16 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC, FOX to Top Spots
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/16 - 09:18 AM]
"SNL" Scores Its Highest Week 3 Rating in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/16/16 - 08:53 AM]
Ohio State at Wisconsin Earns Highest Overnight Among All Sporting Events Across All Networks on Saturday, Oct. 15
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/16/16 - 08:25 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.