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[11/20/06 - 03:49 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 19, 2006 - (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 19.

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 19, 2006 � (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins Sunday Night in Adults 18-49, Handily Defeating CBS Despite Its High-Rated NFL Football Overrun During the Opening Hour of the Night

For the Ninth Week in a Row, 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

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� Wins from 8-9pm in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Ranking as the Night�s Top Show in Kids 2-11 with its Best Number in Over 9 Months

ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� Dominates the 9 O�clock Hour and, Despite Going Against NFL Football, Hits its Best Ratings This Season in Men 18-49 and Men 25-54

Growing Week to Week in Viewers and Young Adults, ABC�s �Brothers & Sisters� Wins the 10 O�clock Hour in Adults 18-49

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

ABC�s all-entertainment lineup won Sunday night among Adults 18-49, beating out CBS by 24% despite that network�s high-rated NFL overrun during the opening hour of the night (5.7/14 vs. 4.6/11). ABC also ranked No. 1 on the evening with Adults 18-34 (4.3/12) and Adults 25-54 (6.6/15), based on the preliminary �fast affiliate ratings.� ABC matched its second-highest Sunday Adult 18-49 rating this season.

� For the 9th consecutive Sunday, ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� qualified as the No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC aired Sunday�s Top 3 entertainment series in the Adult 18-49 sales demographic, including �Desperate Housewives,� �Brothers & Sisters� and �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.�

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

Putting up a strong performance opposite CBS 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 in Total Viewers (10.8 million vs. 9.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/8 vs. 3.0/8). �AFHV� generated audience for ABC throughout the opening hour of the night, jumping by 2.1 million viewers (9.7 million to 11.8 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (2.7/8 to 3.5/9) 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� won the 8 o�clock hour in Total Viewers (15.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.4/13), topping CBS in viewers (14.0 million � �60 Minutes�/�Amazing Race�) and NBC�s Sunday Night Football in young adults (4.7/11 � Nielsen �fast affiliate ratings�).

� Exhibiting wide appeal, ABC�s �Home Edition� stood as the No. 1 TV program of the evening with Kids 2-11 (4.2/13), posting the series� highest rating in 9 months � since 2/12/06.

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

Sunday�s No. 1 TV show among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (21.6 million & 8.6/19), ABC�s �Desperate Housewives� led its time period competition by wide margins, including NBC�s �Sunday Night Football� (13.2 million & 5.0/11 � preliminary time period based �fast affiliate ratings�).

� Despite going up against NFL football across the country, �Desperate Housewives� hit its best numbers of the season in Men 18-49 (5.8/13-tie) and Men 25-54 (7.0/15).

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

ABC�s freshman drama �Brothers & Sisters� won the 10 o�clock hour in Adults 18-49. In the key young adult sales demographic, the ABC freshman beat its CBS veteran drama competition in the time period by 28% (5.5/14 vs. 4.3/11 - �Cold Case�/�Without a Trace�).

� �Brothers & Sisters� was up from the prior week in both Total Viewers (13.2 million vs. 12.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.5/14 vs. 5.1/13).

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Preliminary, Live+SD), 11/19/06





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (HGTV)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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