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[06/19/07 - 07:48 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 11, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 11-17.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of June 11, 2007

Games 4 and 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals Rank as the Top 2 Programs Of the Week Across Each of the Key Men Demographics

ABC Takes Second on Tuesday in Young Adults and Leads the Night Across The Men Demos, with its Top Men 18-34 Number on the Night in Nearly 1 Year

ABC's Broadcast of the 2007 NBA Finals Game 3 Qualifies as the No. 1 TV Show On Tuesday in Adults 18-34 and in Each of the Key Men Demographics

ABC's "The Next Best Thing" Beats NBC's "Deal or No Deal" In the Hour by 17% in Adults 18-49

Opposite Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Season Premiere, ABC's "American Inventor" Builds on its Lead-in, Improving ABC's Performance in the Hour Over the Same Night Last Year in Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's Broadcast of the 2007 NBA Finals Game 4 Stands as the No. 1 TV Show On Thursday Among Adults 18-49 and in Each of the Key Men Demographics

ABC Wins Saturday Night in Adults 18-49 with a Replay of "The Wonderful World of Disney: Pirates of the Caribbean"

WEEK No. 39:

Rankings: ABC aired 4 of the week's Top 20 broadcast programs in Adults 18-49: "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 4" � No. 2, "NBA Finals on ABC-GM 3" � No. 4, "American Inventor" � No. 17 and "The Next Best Thing" � No. 19. NBA Championship's Game 4 and Game 3 qualified as the week's Top 2 broadcast programs across each of the key men demographics (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).

Tuesday

ABC's broadcast of the 2007 NBA Finals Game 3, between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, produced a solid second-place finish for the Network on Tuesday night in young adults: Adults 18-49 (2.7/9) and Adults 18-34 (2.5/9). ABC posted a commanding Tuesday night performance across the key men demographics, delivering wide advantages over second-place NBC: Men 18-34 +68% (3.2/12 vs. 1.9/7), Men 18-49 +36% (3.4/11 vs. 2.5/8) and Men 25-54 +17% (3.4/10 vs. 2.9/8).

� With coverage of the NBA championship game, ABC marked its highest-rated Tuesday among Men 18-34 in nearly 1 year � since 6/20/06.

� With the San Antonio Spurs beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 75-72 to take a 3-0 lead in the series, ABC's 2007 NBA Finals Game 3 (9:03 � 11:46 p.m.) stood as the No. 1 TV program on Tuesday night among Adults 18-34 (3.5/12) and across each of the key men demographics: Men 18-34 (4.8/18), Men 18-49 (4.9/16) and Men 25-54 (4.9/14).

Wednesday

"The Next Best Thing" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's "The Next Best Thing" placed second in it hour, beating third place NBC's "Deal or No Deal" by 17% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 1.8/6).

� "The Next Best Thing" improved ABC's performance in the hour over the same night last year (6/14/06) by 2.0 million viewers (6.2 vs. 4.2 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 1.5/5).

"American Inventor" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Opposite the second hour of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and the first hour of the season premiere of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," week 2 of ABC's "American Inventor" built on its lead-in in both viewers (6.3 vs. 6.1 million) and young adults (2.2/6 vs. 2.1/7). The ABC unscripted series gained in Total Viewers (5.9 to 6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 to 2.3/7) from start to finish.

� Compared to ABC's year-ago performance (6/14/06) in the hour, "American Inventor" improved the time period by 2.9 million viewers (6.3 million vs. 3.4 million) and by 83% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.2/4).

Thursday

With the Network's broadcast of the 2007 NBA Finals Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, ABC finished second on Thursday night among young adults: Adults 18-49 (2.8/9) and Adults 18-34 (2.6/10). ABC won Thursday night across each of the key men demographics, leading second-place Fox by wide margins: Men 18-34 +50% (3.6/15 vs. 2.4/10), Men 18-49 +30% (3.5/13 vs. 2.7/9) and Men 25-54 +23% (3.7/12 vs. 3.0/9).

� With the San Antonio Spurs beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 83-82 to sweep the series 4-0 and capture the Championship for the fourth time in nine years, ABC's 2007 NBA Finals Game 4 (9:02 � 11:52 p.m.) stood as the No. 1 TV program on Thursday night among Adults 18-49 (4.0/13) and across each of the key men demographics: Men 18-34 (5.3/20), Men 18-49 (5.2/18) and Men 25-54 (5.2/16).

Saturday

"The Wonderful World of Disney: Pirates of the Caribbean" (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With the Net's encore telecast of "The Wonderful World of Disney -- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" ABC led Saturday night among Adults 18-49 (1.7/7). ABC also took the top spot among Adults 18-34 (1.467), Adults 25-54 (2.0/7), Teens 12-17 (1.3/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.2/6).

� "WWOD: Pirates of the Caribbean" won each half-hour among Adults 18-49, increasing its young adult audience during the course of its telecast by 109% (1.1/5 to 2.3/8) from its first half-hour to its final half-hour.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 6/11/07, or as dated.





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· AMERICAN INVENTOR (ABC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)











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