or


[04/30/09 - 12:48 PM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 11 Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 29.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Growing by 14% over the Year-Ago Night in Adults 18-49, ABC is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 11 Consecutive Weeks

On its Return After the Prior Week's Clip-Show, "Lost" Stands as Wednesday's No. 1 Scripted TV Series in Adults 18-49 for its 13th Straight Original Broadcast

"Lost" Beats its Non-"Idol" Competition at 9pm by Wide Margins in Adults 18-49

"The Unusuals" Posts Week-to-Week Increases in Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "The Unusuals" is Among the Top Gainers on the Major Nets in DVR Playback

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

ABC finished No. 2 to an "Idol"-fueled on Wednesday night in Adults 18-34 (2.1/7) and key Men: M18-34 (2.1/7) and M18-49 (2.2/6). Among Adults 18-34, ABC (2.1/7) bested third-place CBS by 24% (1.7/5) and fourth-place NBC by 75% (1.2/4).

� Gaining 14% from the year-ago night in Adults 18-49 (2.4/7 vs. 2.1/6 on 4/30/08) ABC marked its 11th consecutive Wednesday delivering a year-to-year increase in the key young adult sales demo.

"Lost" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC's "Lost" beat out its non-"Idol" competition in the 9 o'clock hour by wide margins among Adults 18-49 (3.9/10), outdelivering CBS' original "Criminal Minds" by 18% (3.3/8) and NBC's replay "Law & Order: SVU" by 200% (1.3/3). In fact "Lost" marked its 100th episode, standing as Wednesday's No. 1 scripted TV show for its 13th straight original telecast in Adults 18-49.

� Coming off the prior week's clip-show, "Lost" was up week to week by 2.1 million viewers (8.8 million vs. 6.7 million) and by 34% in Adults 18-49 (3.9/10 vs. 2.9/7).

"The Unusuals" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's "The Unusuals" was up week to week by 9% in Total Viewers (5.1 million vs. 4.7 million) and by 21% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4).

Season-to-Date DVR Playback for "The Unusuals": Jumping by 24% and 5-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point (2.1 to 2.6) from its first-reported Live + Same Day numbers to the finalized Live + 7 Day averages, "The Unusuals" is currently ABC's biggest-percentage gainer through DVR playback and the 3rd-highest series on the major TV networks this season. The 10 o'clock ABC freshman drama also gains 1.1 million viewers (6.9 million to 8.0 million) from the overnights to the finals, through DVR playback.

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 31% currently, from 24% at the same point in 2008.

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 Ratings), 4/29/09.





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· UNUSUALS, THE (ABC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/03/15 - 02:25 PM]
"Save My Life: Boston Trauma" Is Up by Double Digits to Series Highs Among Key Women
ABC News spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 02:24 PM]
"Boston EMS" Grows Over Its Week-Ago Premiere in Total Viewers
ABC News spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/03/15 - 01:00 PM]
Science Channel Moves Up the Men 25-54 Ranker in July
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/03/15 - 11:09 AM]
"Under the Dome" Is the Week's Top Program in Live +7-Day Viewer Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[08/03/15 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" Hits 1 1/2 Year High in Total Viewers and Near 7 Month Highs and Across Key 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

[08/03/15 - 08:43 AM]
ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" Delivers Strong Numbers for Mets-Nationals
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Off "Bachelor in Paradise" Return
CBS and ABC however split the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[08/03/15 - 08:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Rebroadcast Ties for #1 Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 09:31 AM]
E!'s "I Am Cait" Ranks as Cable's Biggest Unscripted Launch of the Year and E!'s Most-Watched Series Debut in Over a Decade
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.