or


[05/04/07 - 12:03 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, May 3, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 3.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Thursday, May 3, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Leads the Night by 2.4 Million Viewers and by 64% in Adults 18-49

ABC Wins its 2nd Straight Thursday of the 2007 May Sweep in Adults 18-49, More than Tripling its Year-Ago Performance in Viewers and Young Adults

Growing for the Second Straight Week, ABC's "Ugly Betty" Attracts its Largest Audience in 7 Weeks and its Top Adult 18-49 Number in 11 Weeks

"Ugly Betty" Wins the 8 O'clock Hour in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34

The No. 1 TV Show on Thursday, "Grey's Anatomy" Overshadows its 2-Hour Slot, Beating Second-Place CBS by 5.2 Million Viewers and by 108% in Adults 18-49

"Grey's" Produces ABC's Top Adult 18-49 Rating with Entertainment Programming In the Time Period in 7 Years, and its Highest Adult 18-34 Number in 10 Years

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

ABC posted a convincing victory on the second Thursday of the May Sweep, beating second-place CBS by 2.4 million viewers (17.5 million vs. 15.1 million) and by 64% in Adults 18-49 (7.2/20 vs. 4.4/12). It was the Net's second consecutive Thursday of the 2007 May Sweep to lead in the key young adult sales demo.

� ABC more than tripled its results from the year-ago Thursday in Total Viewers (+207%) and Adult 18-49 (+260%) - (5.7 million & 2.0/6 on 5/4/06).

� The Network tied its highest-rated Thursday night among Adults 18-49 (7.2/20) with entertainment programming since May 2000, and its top Adult 18-34 number (7.0/21 since January 2000 � since 5/4/00 and 1/20/00. Without exclusions, ABC registered its highest Women 18-34 number (10.4/28) on the evening in nearly 13 years � since 5/12/94.

"Ugly Betty" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Taking a strong second from 8:00-9:00 p.m. to CBS' veteran "Survivor" in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's "Ugly Betty" (10.7 million & 3.6/11) beat NBC's comedies (7.5 million & 3.4/10 � "My Name is Earl"/"The Office") and Fox's "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" (8.6 million & 2.9/9). The ABC freshman series finished a strong No. 1 in its hour with Adults 18-34 (3.5/12) and Women 18-34 (5.4/16), ranking as the No. 2 TV program of the night in the latter measure, behind only "Grey's Anatomy." Furthermore, "Betty" has been No. 1 in its time slot with Women 18-34 on all 20 of its regularly scheduled original telecasts this season.

� "Ugly Betty" was up for the second week in a row, growing from the prior week by 1.1 million viewers and by 16% in Adults 18-49 (9.6 million & 3.1/9 on 4/26/07). "Betty" marked its largest audience in 7 weeks, while posting its top Adult 18-49 number in 11 weeks � since 3/15 and 2/15/07, respectively.

"Grey's Anatomy" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

Thursday's No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (21.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (9.0/24), an expanded episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" towered above its 2-hour time period, dominating each half-hour. From 9:00-11:00 p.m., "Grey's" outdelivered second-place CBS' "C.S.I." and the season finale of "Shark" by 5.2 million viewers and by 109% in Adults 18-49 (CBS = 15.8 million & 4.3/11). Despite the naturally declining TV usage during the later 10 o'clock hour, the expanded "Grey's" gained young adult audience and grew its audience share from its first hour to its second hour (8.9/23 to 9.1/24).

� Head to head in the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" defeated CBS' "C.S.I." by 2.2 million viewers (21.1 million vs. 18.9 million) and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (8.9/23 vs. 5.5/14). In fact, the ABC medical drama has beaten the CBS crime procedural drama in Adults 18-49 on all 17 of their original match-ups this season.

� In the 2-hour time period, "Grey's Anatomy" produced ABC's top Adult 18-49 rating (9.0/24) with entertainment programming in 7 years and its highest Adult 18-34 rating (8.8/25) in 10 years � since 5/4/00 and 5/1/97, respectively.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 5/3/07.





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? (FOX)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: "Scorpion" on CBS gets a big boost from a special "The Big Bang Theory" repeat lead in.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
"The Voice" Is Currently the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/25/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Matches Season Highs in Homes and Women 25-54
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/25/14 - 08:36 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Scores Season Highs and Is Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/24/14 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's "Kimmel" Is the Show's 2nd-Most-Social Episode Ever/Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8 is the Biggest Yet in the Series
ABC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/24/14 - 03:02 PM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Remains #1 Program on All of Television Among Men 18-49
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
L+7 Lifts "The Big Bang Theory" Past "Sunday Night Football" As the #1 Program in Viewers, A18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Week Seven
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 10:24 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 5 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 08:56 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Holds Off "American Music Awards"
NBC wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.