[11/27/06 - 12:25 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, November 26, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 26.

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, November 26, 2006 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC's All-Entertainment Lineup Wins Sunday in Viewers and Adults 18-49

For the Tenth Consecutive Week, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" Qualifies as Sunday's No. 1 TV Program in Viewers and Adults 18-49

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Marks its Second-Strongest Numbers This Season In Viewers & Young Adults, While Posting its Top Kids 2-11 Rating Since January '05

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Wins from 8-9pm in Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" Dominates the 9 O'clock Hour In Viewers and Adults 18-49, Defeating NBC's "Sunday Night Football"

Part 1 of a Special "Boston Legal" Wins at 10pm in Viewers, with the Series' Largest Audience Since January '05 and Top Adult 18-49 Rating Since February '05

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

ABC's all-entertainment Sunday lineup won the evening in Total Viewers (15.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.4/13), despite competing against NFL-fueled NBC (w/"Sunday Night Football") and Fox (w/NFL overrun from 7:00-8:00 p.m.).

* For the 10th Sunday in a row, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" stood as the night's No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

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

Opposite Fox's high-rated NFL overrun during the 7 o'clock hour, ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" took second place in Adults 18-49 (3.2/8). "Videos" grew considerably from its first half-hour to its second half-hour, gaining 4.0 million viewers (9.1 million to 13.1 million) and by 63% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 to 3.9/10). "Videos" posted the series' second-strongest results of the season in viewers and young adults.

* Ranking a strong No. 1 in the hour among Kids 2-11 (3.4/11), "America's Funniest Home Videos" marked its strongest performance with kids in close to 2 years - since 1/30/05.

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

ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" won the 8 o'clock hour in viewers (14.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.1/12). ABC topped its non-sports competition from 8:00-9:00 p.m. by solid margins, outdrawing CBS in viewers (10.6 million - "Amazing Race") and Fox among young adults (4.5/11 - "The Simpsons"/"American Dad").

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

The No. 1 TV program of the night among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (21.4 million & 8.5/19), ABC's "Desperate Housewives" dominated the 9 o'clock hour on both measures, pacing well ahead of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" (14.1 million & 5.4/12 - Nielsen's preliminary time period "fast affiliate ratings").

"Boston Legal" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Part 1 of special Sunday airing of "Boston Legal," which will conclude in its normal time period this Tuesday (11/28/06 from 10:00-11:00 p.m.), won its time period among Viewers (13.8 million). ABC's "Boston Legal" topped the final hour of CBS' movie ("Candles on Bay Street") by 6% in Total Viewers (13.8 million vs. 13.0 million) and by 59% in Adults 18-49 (4.6/12 vs. 2.9/7).

* "Boston Legal" attracted the series' largest audience since January 2005 and its top Adult 18-49 rating since February 2005 - since 1/23/05 and 2/20/05, respectively.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 11/26/06

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