[05/21/07 - 02:46 PM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, May 20, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[via press release from ABC]

Fast Facts for Sunday, May 20, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Wins All 4 Sundays During the 2007 May Sweep in Adults 18-49, Ranking No. 1 on the Evening for the 8th Straight Week in Key Sales Demo

ABC's 7 O'clock "Home Edition" Wins the Hour in Adults 18-49, Giving ABC the Young Adult Advantage in the Time Slot for the 6th Consecutive Week

With its Largest Audience in 8 Weeks, ABC's Season Finale of "Home Edition" Outdraws Fox's 1-Hour "The Simpsons" Season Finale by 2.5 Million Viewers

Sunday's No. 1 TV Show for the 7th Week in a Row, in its Season Finale ABC's "Desperate Housewives" Generates its Biggest Audience in 3 Months

Dominating its Competition During its Freshman Season Finale in Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" Turns in its Highest Numbers Since January

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

ABC took top honors on the final Sunday of the '06-07 TV Season, leading its nearest competition by 4.8 million viewers (12.7 million vs. 7.9 million � CBS) and by 31% in Adults 18-49 (4.6/13 vs. 3.5/10 � Fox). In fact ABC won all 4 Sundays of the 2007 May Sweep in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, ranking No. 1 on the evening for the 8th week in a row.

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the Network posted its top-rated Sunday in 11 weeks � since 3/4/07.

� For the 7th straight week, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" is Sunday's No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC claimed the Top 2 TV shows of the night in Adults 18-49 with "Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters."

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-7PM" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

The first part of the season finale for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" bested its closest competition during the 7 o'clock hour by 26% among Adults 18-49 (2.4/9 vs. 1.9/7 � Fox). ABC ranked No. 1 in the time period with young adults for the 6th week in a row.

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

ABC's season finale of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" surged from its lead-in to outdraw the 1-hour season finale of Fox's "The Simpsons" by 2.5 million viewers (12.3 million vs. 9.8 million) during the 8 o'clock hour. The broad appealing ABC unscripted show also ranked No. 1 in its time period in Adults 25-54 (4.8/13), across the women demographics (W18-34 � 4.7/15, W18-49 � 5.9/17 & W25-54 � 6.5/17) and Kids 2-11 (2.9/11-tie). It was the No. 1 TV show of the evening with kids.

� "Home Edition" attracted its biggest audience in 8 weeks and its top Women 18-34 number in 11 weeks � since 3/25/07 and 3/4/07, respectively.

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

Sunday's No. 1 TV show for the 7th straight week, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" towered over the 9 o'clock hour in its season finale. "Housewives" outperformed second-place Fox in the time period by 10.0 million viewers (18.4 million vs. 8.4 million) and by 75% in Adults 18-49 (7.0/17 vs. 4.0/10).

� "Desperate Housewives" generated its largest audience in 3 months and its top Adult 18-49 rating in 11 weeks � since 2/18/07 and 3/4/07, respectively.

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

On its freshman season finale, ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" dominated the 10 o'clock hour in viewers and young adults. "Brothers & Sisters" outdrew second-place NBC by 5.2 million viewers (12.7 million vs. 7.5 million) and beat the combined delivery of CBS and NBC in the slot by 7% among Adults 18-49 (4.7/12 vs. 4.4/11).

� "Brothers & Sisters" marked the series' best Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 numbers in over 5 months � since 1/14/07.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 5/20/07.

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