or


[05/07/09 - 01:31 PM]
ABC Wins Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 4.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Monday, May 4, 2009 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Qualifying as the Night's Most-Watched Net for the 10th Consecutive Week

Opposite All-Original Programming on CBS, NBC and Fox, "DWTS" Leads its Time Slot in Viewers and Young Adult for the 4th Week in a Row

Up in Viewers for the 3rd Straight Week, Season's Penultimate Telecast of ABC's "Castle" Beats Second Hour of NBC's "Medium" Finale in Viewers and Adults 18-49

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

ABC stood as Monday's No. 1 network in both Total Viewers (17.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.2/11), leading the night in viewers for the 10th week running. Turning in its best numbers on the night on both counts in 7 weeks (since 3/16/09), ABC topped the second place networks by 5.1 million viewers (11.9 million - CBS) and by 5% in Adults 18-49 (4.0/11 � CBS and NBC tied).

� ABC was up over the same night last year, improving by 4.0 million viewers and 24% in Adults 18-49 (13.0 million & 3.4/9 on 5/05/08).

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:02 p.m.)

Despite airing opposite stiff all-original competition, including CBS' comedy block, Fox's dramas "House" and "24" and NBC's "Deal or No Deal" and "Medium," ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" led its time period in Total Viewers (20.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.8/13) for the 4th straight week. In the key young adult demo, ABC beat CBS and Fox (4.0/10 � tied) by 20% and NBC (1.6/4) by 200%. For the 9th time in as many weeks, "DWTS" qualified as Monday's No. 1 program in viewers, as well as in Women 18-49 (7.1/17) and Women 25-54 (8.8/20).

� Building on the previous week's performance by 1.0 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (19.3 million and 4.3/11 on 4/27/09), "DWTS" logged ABC's best numbers in the two-hour time period since March � since 3/30/09.

"Castle" (10:02-11:00 p.m.)

Growing its overall audience for the 3rd week in a row, ABC's "Castle" placed second at 10:00 p.m. to CBS's veteran drama, "CSI: Miami," outperforming the second hour of NBC's "Medium" season finale by 1.9 million viewers (10.0 million vs. 8.1 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/7 vs. 2.5/7). In addition, the season's penultimate episode of the ABC freshman drama saw its largest audience and highest young adult performance in 7 weeks � since 3/19/09.

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 (National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings), 5/4/09.





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 24 (FOX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· MEDIUM (CBS)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Is the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Total Viewers and Wins Its Time Period in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
"Motive" Builds to 6-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.