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[11/13/06 - 11:17 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 12, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 12.

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 12, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

For the Eighth Straight Week, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� is Sunday�s No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and Adults 18-49; ABC Claims Sunday�s Top 3 Series in Adults 18-49

ABC�s �Funniest Home Videos� Hits Season Highs in Women 18-34, Teens and Kids

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Beats its Non-Sports Competition from 8-9pm

ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Produces its Second-Highest Ratings This Season Across the Key Adult Demographics, Behind Only its Season Premiere Telecast

�Brothers & Sisters� Dominates CBS� �Without a Trace� in Adults 18-49 at 10pm

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

ABC�s all entertainment lineup placed a strong second on Sunday to NBC�s NFL-driven night, beating out the third-place networks by 6% in Total Viewers (15.1 million vs. 14.2 million - CBS) and by 24% in Adults 18-49 (5.7/14 vs. 4.6/11 - Fox). ABC won the night across each of the women demographics: W18-34 (6.3/17), W18-49 (7.7/18) & W25-54 (8.3/18).

� In Adults 18-49 (5.7/14) and Adults 18-34 (4.6/13), ABC generated its strongest Sunday performance in 7 weeks, since season premiere Sunday on 9/24/06.

� For the 8th week in a row, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� stood as the No. 1 TV program on Sunday among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Also for the 8th straight Sunday, ABC claimed Sunday�s Top 3 entertainment series in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, including �Desperate Housewives,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� and �Brothers & Sisters.�

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

Going up against Fox�s NFL overrun and NBC�s sports coverage during the 7 o�clock hour, ABC�s �America�s Funniest Home Videos� was up from the prior week by 11% in Adults 18-49 (3.1/8 vs. 2.8/8), while producing season high ratings with Women 18-34 (2.8/9), Teens 12-17 (2.6/8) and Kids 2-11 (3.2/10). �AFHV� grew audience for ABC throughout the opening hour on Sunday, jumping by 3.2 million viewers (8.4 million to 11.6 million) and by 54% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 to 3.7/10) from start to finish.

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

From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC�s �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� beat out its nearest non-sports competition by 3.9 million viewers (15.0 million vs. 11.1 million � CBS� �Amazing Race�) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (5.4/13 vs. 4.6/11 � Fox�s NFL fueled �The Simpsons�/�American Dad�). �Home Edition� was up week to week in Adults 18-49 (5.4/13 vs. 5.3/12).

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

The No. 1 TV program on Sunday among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� (22.2 million & 9.0/20) dominated the 9 o�clock competition, including NBC�s �Sunday Night Football� (18.4 million & 7.0/15 � NBC�s preliminary time period �fast affiliate ratings�).

� Trailing only its season premiere (9/24/06), �Desperate Housewives� delivered its second-highest ratings this season across the adult demos: AD18-34 (7.5/18), AD18-49 (9.0/20-tie) & AD25-54 (9.9/20).

�Brothers & Sisters� (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC�s freshman drama �Brothers & Sisters� beat out its CBS drama competition (�Without a Trace�) during the 10 o�clock hour by 27% among Adults 18-49 (5.2/13 vs. 4.1/10). �Brothers & Sisters� won its time period, defeating NBC�s football coverage, across each of the women demographics: W18-34 (5.9/16), W18-49 (7.5/18) & W25-54 (8.3/19).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 11/12/06





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)











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