[09/25/07 - 03:34 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 17, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 17-23.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of September 17, 2007

ABC's Special Repeat "Wife Swap" Scores the Net's Best Numbers on Monday at 9pm In Viewers and Young Adult Since July

"Just for Laughs" Episodes Take Second in their Half-Hours in Adults 18-49

"Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice" Logs the Net's Best Numbers in Viewers and Young Adults on Wednesday at 9pm in 15 Weeks

Rebroadcast "Grey's Anatomy" Sees its Highest Total Viewer and Young Adult Deliveries Since May

ABC is No. 1 on Friday in Viewers and Young Adults for the Second Straight Week, Posting the Net's Strongest Performance on the Night in Both Measures in 4 Months

Repeat Telecast of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" on Friday Leads the 8pm Hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Building on its Lead-in by 1.0 Million Viewers and by 33% Among Adults 18-49, ABC News' "20/20" at 9pm Leads its Hour in Both Measures, Scoring the Net's Largest Audience in the Hour Since February

Second Telecast of ABC News' "20/20" Leads the 10pm Hour and is Friday's No. 1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the 6th Week in a Row

With ABC's "Saturday Night Football," ABC Leads the Night Across the Key Men Demos for the Fourth Consecutive Week

Sunday at 8pm, ABC's Repeat "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Outperforms CBS's Season Finale of "Power of 10" by a Substantial 63% in Adults 18-49

ABC's Special "Desperate Housewives: Secrets & Lies" Equals the Performance of the Season Premiere of CBS' "Cold Case" in Adults 18-49

WEEK No. 53:


"Wife Swap" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

A special repeat telecast of ABC's "Wife Swap" logged the Net's strongest numbers in the 9 o'clock hour in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/5) since July � since 7/23/07 and 7/2/07, respectively.


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

"Just for Laughs" finished second in its half-hour in Total Viewers (6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 � tied).

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

Tuesday's second telecast of "Just for Laughs" took second in its time period in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), while winning the time slot among Teens 12-17 (1.6/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.5/5).


"Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC's one-hour special, "Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice" logged the Net's highest numbers in the time slot in Total Viewers (7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/7) in 15 weeks � since 6/6/07. In addition, the special led its hour with 4-month-high ratings (since 5/23/07) among Women 18-49 (3.5/9) and Women 25-54 (4.3/10).


ABC's Thursday night line up posted its largest audience (4.8 million) and highest Adults 18-49 (1.5/4) performance since May � since 5/31/07.

"Grey's Anatomy" (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

A repeat of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" delivered its best numbers in viewers (5.6 million) and young adults (1.9/5) in 4 months � since 5/17/07.


For the second consecutive week, ABC stood as the top Network on Friday, registering its strongest performance on the night in Total Viewers (6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) in 4 months � since 5/18/07. ABC's Friday night lineup of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" and back-to-back telecasts of ABC News' "20/20" each led their respective hours in both viewers and young adults.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" won the first hour of Friday prime in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), drawing the Net's largest audience in the hour in over 3 months � since 6/1/07 and 5/25/07, respectively.

"20/20" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in by 1.0 million viewers and by 33% in young adults, the first episode of ABC News' "20/20" two-hour look at "The Toughest Call: Amazing Stories About Making the Most Difficult Decision" led its time period in Total Viewers (6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/7). The ABC newsmagazine attracted the Net's largest audience in the hour in more than 7 months and highest young adult rating in over 4 months � since 2/9/07 and 5/4/07, respectively.

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

For the 6th week in a row, ABC News' "20/20" continued to lead the 10 o'clock hour and ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program of the night in Total Viewers (6.9 million), Adults 18-49 (2.2/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.6/8). "20/20" turned in its best numbers in each of the aforementioned measures since May � since 5/4/07, 5/18/07 and 5/04/07, respectively.

� "20/20" led the hour among Adults 18-49 for the 13th time in the last 14 weeks.

� "20/20" ranked as the No. 1 newsmagazine of the week in Adults 18-49 (tied).


"Saturday Night Football: Washington State at USC/Iowa at Wisconsin" (8:00-11:00 p.m.) With "Saturday Night Football," with Washington State at USC/Iowa at Wisconsin, ABC won the night across each of the men demos (Men 18-34 � 1.9/8, Men 18-49 � 2.2/8 and Men 25-54 � 2.5/8) for the fourth consecutive week.


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

Part 2 of a repeat ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" outperformed the season finale of CBS' "Power of 10" by 11% in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 7.1 million) and by a substantial 63% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/7 vs. 1.6/4).

"Desperate Housewives: Secrets & Lies" (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

ABC's special "Desperate Housewives: Secrets & Lies" drew 9.0 million viewers and a 3.1 rating, 7 share in Adults 18-49, garnering the Net's largest audience in the hour in 4 months � since 5/20/07. In addition, the clip show equaled the performance of the season premiere of CBS's "Cold Case" in the key adult sales demo (3.1/7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 9/17/07, or as dated.

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