or


[09/28/07 - 11:26 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, September 27, 2007 (Based on Live + Same Day Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 27

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Thursday, September 27, 2007 (Based on Live + Same Day Fast Affiliate Ratings)

ABC Dominates the Opening Thursday in Adults 18-34 and Key Women

With its Best Viewer and Young Adult Numbers Since February, "Ugly Betty" Opens its Second Season a Strong No. 1 in its Time Slot Among Adults 18-34

In its Fourth Season Premiere, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Opens as Thursday's No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 and as TV's Top-Rated Premiere So Far This Season

Up Against Veteran Dramas in the 10 O'clock Hour, the Series Debut of ABC's "Big Shots" Dominates in Adults 18-34, Leading its Nearest Competitor by 34%

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

ABC dominated the opening Thursday of the season among Adults 18-34 (5.8/16) and across all key women demographics: W18-34 (8.7/22), W18-49 (8.2/20) and W25-54 (8.7/19). The Net finished in a near-tie for first place with CBS in Adults 18-49, pacing within one-tenth of a rating point and tied in audience share (5.7/15 vs. 5.8/15).

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

From 8:00-9:00 p.m. ABC's second season premiere of "Ugly Betty" opened with a convincing time period win among Adults 18-34 (3.8/12), beating NBC's season opener of "My Name is Earl" by 9% (3.5/11) and CBS' "Survivor: China" by 27% (3.0/9). "Ugly Betty" earned second in the hour to CBS' "Survivor" in Total Viewers (11.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.8/11).

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, "Ugly Betty" marked its best performance since February � since 2/15/07.

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

Thursday's No. 1 TV program in Adults 18-49 and the highest-rated show to premiere this season, ABC's season opener of "Grey's Anatomy" beat second-place CBS' "C.S.I." by 9% in the key sales demo (8.7/21 vs. 8.0/19). "Grey's" advantage over "C.S.I." in Adults 18-34 stood at substantial 43% (9.0/23 vs. 6.3/16). "Grey's" drew an average audience of 20.5 million viewers, qualifying as the second-most-watched show for the evening, after "C.S.I."

� "Grey's Anatomy" garnered it highest ratings since March in Adults 18-34 (9.0/23) and Women 18-34 (13.4/30) � since 3/22/07.

"Big Shots" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Up against veteran dramas on NBC ("ER") and CBS ("Without a Trace"), the series debut of "Big Shots" won the 10 o'clock hour in Adults 18-34, holding a 34% advantage over its nearest competition (4.7/14 vs. 3.5/10 � CBS). "Big Shots" also delivered the No. 1 position in the time period with both Men 18-34 (2.6/9) and Women 18-34 (6.9/18). The new ABC series also challenged CBS' "Without a Trace" for the lead among Adults 18-49 (4.7/13 vs. 4.8/13), now standing as the third-highest-rated series debut this season � behind only NBC's "Bionic Woman" and ABC's "Private Practice," respectively.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year to year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating trends based on the Live + Same Day data stream may be somewhat distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has more than doubled from 8.54% during premiere week 2006 up to 19.43% currently. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. Therefore, the only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 9/27/07.





  [september 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BIG SHOTS (ABC)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/23/19 - 10:10 AM]
"Creepshow" Is a Monster Hit for AMC's Shudder - Series Seen by Record Number of Viewers
Since "Creepshow" premiered on September 26, 54% of all members on Shudder's direct-to-consumer platforms have viewed an episode of the series.

[10/23/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 1 dominates the evening in all categories.

[10/22/19 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Take Home Demo Honors
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster overall.

[10/21/19 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Sunday Night Football" to Victory
The Peacock once again takes home top honors in all categories on Sunday.

[10/20/19 - 09:16 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Charts
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/19/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network edges the competition among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network.

[10/18/19 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Cruise to Victory
The network dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/17/19 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Crossover Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in total viewers, shares the adults 18-49 crown with FOX.

[10/16/19 - 01:32 PM]
Critically-Acclaimed Limited Series "Unbelievable" Watched by 32 Million Member Households
Netflix details the show's viewership from its first 28 days.

[10/16/19 - 01:31 PM]
"Stranger Things" Season 3 Was the Most Watched Season to Date
The streaming service reveals 64 million member households watched in its first four weeks.

[10/16/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Stay on Top in Demos
The Peacock's lineup wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network.

[10/15/19 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Crown
FOX - as well as ABC - got a boost from some local stations carrying Monday's NFL game.

[10/14/19 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Stay on Top
The Peacock once again wins the evening in all categories.

[10/13/19 - 08:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, ALCS Snap College Football Win Streak
The network's MLB telecast wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/12/19 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Demo Crown
FOX's telecast is still the adults 18-49 champ, but down over 28% from last week's network debut.