or


[10/30/08 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Grows for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Posting Its Top-Rated Wednesday in 4
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Opposite the Conclusion of the World Series, ABC Grows for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Posting its Top-Rated Wednesday in 4 Weeks

Hitting Season Highs, "Pushing Daisies" Sees its Numbers Jump by Nearly 1 Million Viewers and by 16% in Adults 18-49 Over the Prior Week

"Private Practice" Beats "Criminal Minds" in Adults 18-34 for the 4th Week in a Row, Standing as Wednesday's No. 1 TV Series in Women 18-34 for the 4th Week Running

Growing Week to Week, ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" Tops NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" In the 10pm Hour for the 4th Straight Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

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

Despite going up against the final game of the 2008 World Series (conclusion of Game 5), ABC was up 5% week to week in Total Viewers (6.8 million vs. 6.5 million) and 4% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/6 vs. 2.3/6), marking its highest-rated Wednesday in 4 weeks in the key young adult sales demo � since 10/1/08. ABC took second place on the night to Fox's World Series coverage in Adults 18-34 (2.0/6) and Women 18-34 (2.8/8).

"Pushing Daisies" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

During the 8 o'clock hour, with the Obama political ad airing on CBS, NBC and Fox from 8:00-8:30 p.m., ABC's "Pushing Daisies" gained nearly 1 million viewers (6.6 million vs. 5.7 million) and 16% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.9/5) from the prior week, achieving season highs in both Nielsen measures.

"Private Practice" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jumping from its lead-in and gaining audience during the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Private Practice" led its drama competition in its time period for the 4th week running among Adults 18-34, beating CBS' "Criminal Minds" by 21% (2.3/6 vs. 1.9/5). The ABC sophomore drama also registered as Wednesday's No. 1 TV series for its 4th straight telecast among Women 18-34 (3.5/9).

"Dirty Sexy Money" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the final hour of the evening opposite CBS' veteran drama "C.S.I.: NY," ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" beat out its NBC sophomore drama competition, "Lipstick Jungle," for its 4th straight telecast in Total Viewers (+24% - 6.1 million vs. 4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 2.0/5 vs. 1.9/5).

� "Dirty Sexy Money" was up from the prior week in both Total Viewers (6.1 million vs. 5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 vs. 1.9/5).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 28% currently, from 20% at the same point in 2007.

More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. 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, Live + Same Day Ratings), 10/29/08.





  [october 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/16/14 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's Hit Series Proves It's Still Cool to Be "Awkward" in Season Four
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 02:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "NCIS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," MTV's "Awkward" and FX's "Fargo."

[04/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
Strong Debut for FX's Universally Acclaimed Limited Series Fargo?" You Betcha!!!
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 11:42 AM]
ESPN's Coverage of 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Increases Viewership
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10 and Saturday, April 12.

[04/16/14 - 10:38 AM]
2014 WNBA Draft: Most-Watched Ever on ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 09:22 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The Peacock series is up from last week among adults 18-49, as are "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher."

[04/16/14 - 08:16 AM]
Cartoon Network Viewers Charmed by "Clarence"
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/15/14 - 03:06 PM]
NHL Regular Season Sets Viewership Records Across NBC & NBCSN
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL coverage to date this season.

[04/15/14 - 03:02 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "DWTS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Warehouse 13," MTV's "16 & Pregnant" and TBS's "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show."

[04/15/14 - 01:15 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" #1 Ad Supported Program in Cable Among Men on Sunday
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/15/14 - 12:13 PM]
"48 Hours: Father and Son" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/15/14 - 11:37 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 in Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34 Among All Basic Cable Networks
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.