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[07/31/07 - 11:24 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 23, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 23-29.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of July 23, 2007

"CMA Music Festival" Draws ABC's Largest Monday Audience in the Time Period This Summer, Posting Year-to-Year Increases Among Young Women

Building on its Lead-in, "Just for Laughs" at 8:30 pm Takes Second in Viewers and Young Adults, Posting Week-to-Week Increases in Men 18-34 and Teens 12-17

ABC News' "Primetime: Family Secrets" Ranks No. 1 On Tuesday at 10pm Across All Key Women Demos

Posting its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating of the Summer and Ranking No. 1 In the 10pm Hour for the 6th Consecutive Week, ABC News' "20/20" is Friday's No. 1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

ABC's Lineup of "WWOD: The Princess Diaries 2" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" Leads Saturday Night in All Key Women Demos, Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11

ABC's Rebroadcast "America's Funniest Home Videos" Wins Sunday at 7pm In its 4th Consecutive Airing in the Night in Adults 18-49

WEEK No. 45:

Monday

"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's special broadcast of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" drew ABC's largest audience (6.6 million) of the summer in the 9-11 p.m. time period.

� "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" posted increases over last year's performance (7/24/06) among Women 18-34 (2.1/6 vs. 1.7/5, +24%) and Women 18-49 (2.6/7 vs. 2.5/7, +4%).

Tuesday

"Just for Laughs � TU 8PM" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

At 8 p.m., "Just for Laughs" placed second in its half-hour to NBC's "America's Got Talent" among Adults 18-49 (2.3/8), while ranking No. 1 in the time period among Women 18-49 (2.9/10 � tied) and Kids 2-11 (1.2/5 � tied).

"Just for Laughs" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

A second telecast of "Just for Laughs" built on its lead-in by 13% in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 7.0 million) and by 17% in Adults 18-49 (2.7/9 vs. 2.3/8), taking second in its half-hour in the key adult demographic.

� In its second telecast in the 8:30 p.m. time period, "Just for Laughs" was up week to week in Men 18-34 (1.6/7 vs. 1.5/6, +7%) and Teens 12-17 (1.4/6 vs. 1.3/6, +8%).

"Primetime: Family Secrets" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC News' "Primetime: Family Secrets," with a rare look at teen pregnancy and adoption, was No. 1 in the final hour of prime across each of the key women demographics: Women 18-34 (2.1/7 � tied), Women 18-49 (2.6/8) and Women 25-54 (2.9/8 � tied).

Wednesday

ABC's Wednesday night lineup, which included the season finale of "The Next Best Thing" and a 2-hour episode of "American Inventor," turned in the Net's strongest numbers on the night in Total Viewers (6.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 - tied) in 7 weeks � since 6/6/07.

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

The season finale of ABC's "The Next Best Thing" took second in the hour with 7.1 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, 7 share in Adults 18-49, drawing the unscripted program's largest audience in 4 weeks � since 6/27/07. Trent Carlini as "Heartbreak Elvis" from Las Vegas, Nevada won the title of "the Next Best Thing" and the $100,000 grand prize.

� During the course of its 9-week run, "The Next Best Thing" improved ABC's performance in the hour over the same nights last year 5/31 � 7/26/06) by 3.3 million viewers (7.1 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 69% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/8 vs. 1.3/4).

"American Inventor" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

A 2-hour telecast of ABC's "American Inventor" turned in the Network's best numbers in Total Viewers (6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) in the 2-hour time period in 7 weeks � since 6/6/07.

Friday

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC News' "20/20," with a look at the science and spirit of giants and dwarfs, won its time-slot and qualified as the No. 1 program of the night in Total Viewers (5.9 million), Adults 18-49 (2.1/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7).

� "20/20" posted its best Adults 18-49 rating of the summer and ranked No. 1 in its hour in the young adult demo for the 6th consecutive week.

Saturday

ABC's lineup of "The Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement" and a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" took second on the evening in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5). The Network took the top spot on Saturday night for the second consecutive week across each of the key women demographics [Women 18-34 (1.5/7), Women 18-49 (1.8/7) and Women 25-54 (1.9/7)], Teens 12-17 (1.4/7) and Kids 2-11 (1.4/7).

Sunday

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

An encore telecast of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" won the 7 o'clock hour of Sunday's prime among Adults 18-49 (1.6/6) for the fourth consecutive airing on the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 7/23/07, or as dated.





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICAN INVENTOR (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· JUST FOR LAUGHS (ABC)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)









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