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[09/01/09 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Weekly Primetime Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[via press release from ABC]

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of August 24, 2009 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

"Dating in the Dark" Finishes its First Season Delivering Impressive Time Slot Gains for ABC and Qualifying as Summer's No. 1 New TV Series in Adults 18-49

Surging from its Lead-in and from Start to Finish, "Shaq VS" Beats Fox's Freshman "More to Love" Tuesday at 9:30pm by Double Digits in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's "Shaq VS" Holds All of its Week-Ago Debut Adult 18-49 Audience, While Shooting Up 23% from its Series Premiere Among Adults 18-34

ABC Grows its Wednesday Results Year to Year for the 12th Week in a Row

"Wipeout" Returns to Wednesday's 8pm Hour at No. 1 in Viewers and Adults 18-49

In Wednesday's 9pm Hour Opposite NBC's "Talent," ABC's "Crash Course" Finishes Well Ahead of CBS and Fox in Adults 18-49 and Leads with Hard-to-Reach Men 18-34

Debut of "Crash Course" Boosts its Wednesday Slot for ABC by 9% in Viewers And by 12% in Adults 18-49 Over the Net's Averages in the Hour This Summer

ABC Marks its Top-Rated Non-Sports Summer Sunday in Over 1 Year

ABC's Rebroadcast "America's Funniest Home Videos" Finishes No. 1 in Sunday's 7pm Hour for the 5th Time in the Last 6 Weeks in Adults 18-49

Hitting Summer Highs, ABC's Replay "Home Edition" is Up Sharply Year to Year

ABC's "Shark Tank" Dominates its Freshman Unscripted Time-Slot Competition, Beating CBS' "Neighborhood" by 32% in Total Viewers and by 64% in Adults 18-49

WEEK No. 49:

Monday

"Dating in the Dark" (Monday 10:02-11:00 p.m. and 9:00-10:00 p.m. Summer 2009 - 7/20-8/24/09)

During its first-season run, "Dating in the Dark" was the time-period leader with young Adults, winning its Monday 10 o'clock slot in all 3 telecasts during the hour in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49. Moving to 9 o'clock after the conclusion of "The Bachelorette's" run, the show beat its CBS, NBC and Fox in the hour among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. ABC's "Dating in the Dark" stands as the No. 1 new TV series of Summer 2009 in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6).

* On average, "Dating in the Dark" (5.3 million & 2.2/6 at 10 p.m. and 4.7 million & 1.7/5 at 9 p.m.) improved its Monday time periods for the ABC year to year by 1.6 million viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49 at 10:00 p.m. (3.7 million and 1.5/4) and by 2.3 million and by 143% in Adults 18-49 at 9:00 p.m. (2.1 million and 0.7/2), over the Net's averages on the same night's last year.

Tuesday

"Shaq VS" (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

Jumping from its lead-in and growing from start to finish by an even greater margin on its second telecast, ABC's "Shaq VS" retained all of its week-ago series debut numbers against established unscripted time-period competition on both NBC ("America's Got Talent") and CBS ("Big Brother") in the 9:00 p.m. hour. On the show's second episode, Shaquille O'Neal challenged women's beach volleyball gold medal Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh to a 2-on-2 match.

* Coming out of a repeat airing of the prior week's episode from 8:00-9:00 p.m., "Shaq VS" surged from its lead-in by 1 million viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.1 million) and by 55% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.1/4). In fact the show's Adult 18-49 build on lead-in (+55%) was substantially bigger on its second airing than on the previous week's debut telecast (+31%).

* Gaining sharply from its first to its second half-hour, "Shaq VS" moved ahead of its Fox freshman unscripted competition at 9:30 p.m. ("More to Love") by 15% in Total Viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.0 million) and 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.7/5), despite Fox's lead-in advantage from "Hell's Kitchen" coming into the hour. In addition, "Shaq VS" beat out its competitors in the 9:00 p.m. hour with hard-to-reach Men 18-34 (1.8/6), topping "America's Got Talent" by 13% (1.6/5), "Big Brother" by 20% (1.5/5) and "More to Love" by 38% (1.3/4).

* Although it aired out of a smaller lead-in on its second telecast, "Shaq VS" retained 100% of its week-ago debut in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5), while shooting up 23% from its premiere with Adults 18-34 (1.6/5 vs. 1.3/4). The show was also up week to week with Men 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49.

* For the 2nd straight week among young adults, "Shaq VS" pulled in ABC's strongest summer numbers in the hour with regular programming in well over a 1 year - since 8/5/08.

Wednesday

ABC earned second place on Wednesday night among Adults 18-49 (1.8/5), while delivering the No. 1 position on the evening among key Men: M18-34 (1.5/5) and M18-49 (1.7/5).

* For the 12th consecutive week ABC increased its Wednesday audience year to year, surging by 2.2 million viewers (5.5 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 64% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.1/3) over the year-ago night (8/27/08).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's "Wipeout" returned to its regular 8 o'clock time period, after shifting to 9:00 p.m. for two weeks coming out of "Millionaire," finishing No. 1 in Total Viewers (7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/8). It was the 8th straight original telecast for "Wipeout" to place No. 1 in the hour with Total Viewers, the 4th straight in Adults 18-49 and the 9th straight across all key Men demos (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).

* "Wipeout" registered as the night's No. 1 TV show in key Men (M18-34/M18-49). It was Wednesday's No. 2 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, trailing only NBC's "Talent" in the 9 o'clock hour.

* "Wipeout" was up from its most recent original airing two weeks ago by 1.4 million viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49 (6.2 million and 2.2/7 on 8/12/09).

"Crash Course" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Opposite NBC's veteran "America's Got Talent" in the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's series debut of "Crash Course" ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), outpacing CBS by 46% (1.3/4) and Fox by 46% (1.3/4). Additionally in the hour, "Crash Course" beat out "America's Got Talent" by 13% with Men 18-34 (1.7/6 vs. 1.5/5).

* "Crash Course" boosted ABC's performance in the slot by 9% in Total Viewers (5.1 million vs. 4.7 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.7/5), over its averages in the time period this summer. In fact excluding "Wipeout" telecasts in the hour, "Crash Course" pulled in ABC's second-strongest numbers in the time period this summer.

Sunday

Opposite stiff demographic competition from NBC's NFL pre-season game (Chicago Bears-Denver Broncos), ABC posted its highest-rated non-sports Summer Sunday among Adults 18-49 (1.5/4) in well over 1 year - since 7/13/08.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC's repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" took first place during the 7 o'clock hour in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), representing the 5th time in the last 6 weeks that the replay "AFV" finished No. 1 in its time period in the key young adult sales demo.

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

Hitting summer-high numbers in viewers and young adults (tie), ABC's replay "Home Edition" was up sharply from its performance in the hour on the same night last year (8/31/08), increasing by 1.5 million viewers (5.6 million vs. 4.1 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.2/4).

"Shark Tank" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Despite CBS' lead-in advantage coming into the hour from an original "Big Brother 11," ABC's "Shark Tank" defeated its CBS freshman unscripted competition in the 9:00 p.m. hour for the 3rd straight week, beating out "There Goes the Neighborhood" by 32% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 3.7 million) by 64% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.1/3).

* Building on its lead-in for the 3rd straight telecast in Adults 18-49, "Shark Tank" generated a 13% increase in Adults 18-49 for ABC from 9:00-10:00 p.m. (1.8/5 vs. 1.6/5) against NBC's NFL game. In addition, the new ABC unscripted show gained young adults from its first half-hour to its second half-hour.

* The new ABC series boosted the hour year to year for ABC by 29% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.4/4).

* "Shark Tank" hit a series-high with Women 18-34 (1.7/5) and Women 18-49 (2.0/5).

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 32% currently, from 26% 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), week of 8/24/09, unless stated otherwise.





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· CRASH COURSE (ABC)
· DATING IN THE DARK (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· MORE TO LOVE (FOX)
· SHAQ VS (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)











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