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[09/24/10 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's Grey's Anatomy Opens Its 7th Season as Thursday's #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 23.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Grey's Anatomy Opens its 7th Season as Thursday's #1 TV Show

Some early info on ABC's season premiere Thursday, ahead of the regular press release.

ABC placed a competitive second on the opening Thursday of the season among Adults 18-49, while ranking a strong #1 the evening in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

Opposite fierce competition in the 8 o'clock hour (CBS' comedy debuts of Big Bang Theory/$#! My Dad Says, NBC's comedy premieres of Community/30 Rock, Fox's Bones premiere and CW's Vampire Diaries), the series debut of My Generation delivered ABC's top performance in the time period with scripted programming in 6 months among Adults 18-49 (1.6/5) - since 3/25/10.

· My Generation grew the time period for ABC by +7% among young adults, over where it finished out last season during the 2010 May Sweep.

Jumping from its lead-in (+169% in Total Viewers/+231% in Adults 18-49), the 7th-season premiere of ABC's Grey's Anatomy soared to the top of the 9 o'clock hour to register as the definitive #1 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49. Towering over Thursday's 9 o'clock hour in Adults 18-49, Grey's (5.3/14) beat out runner-up NBC's comedy premieres by +36% (The Office/Outsourced - 3.9/10), third-place CBS' CSI premiere by +56% (3.4/9) and Fox's Fringe premiere by +152% (2.1/6).

· Grey's produced ABC's highest Adult 18-49 number with regular programming in the hour in over 10 months - since 11/12/09.

· Grey's Anatomy qualified as television's top gainer last season through DVR playback in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, picking up 2.8 million viewers and 1.5 rating points among young adults from the next-day (L+SD) to the finalized playback numbers (Live+7 Day).

In the 10 o'clock hour, the 4th-season premiere of ABC's Private Practice tied CBS' The Mentalist for #1 in Adults 18-49 (3.3/10). Private Practice soundly defeated The Mentalist by 38% among Adults 18-34 (2.9/9 vs. 2.1/7).

· Private Practice scored the series' top Adult 18-49 number in nearly 8 months - since 2/4/10.

· Like its lead-in, Private Practice sees substantial DVR gains from the first-reported numbers, shooting up last season by 1.9 million viewers and by a 1.0 rating in Adults 18-49 from the L+SD numbers to the L+7 Day DVR finals. An

Quick Take for Thursday, September 23, 2010 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC is a Competitive No. 2 on Season Premiere Thursday in Adults 18-49 And Ranks a Strong No. 1 Among Adults 18-34 and Across Key Women

"Grey's Anatomy" Opens as Thursday's No. 1 TV Show for the 5th Straight Year

Opposite Fierce Competition, the Debut of "My Generation" Grows its Time Period for ABC in Adults 18-49 from the 2010 May Sweep Average

Soaring Over its Lead-in to Dominate the 9pm Hour, "Grey's Anatomy" Pulls ABC's Top Adult 18-49 Series Number in the Slot in Over 10 Months

Ranking No. 1 in the 10pm Hour, "Private Practice" Premiere Scores the Series' Best Adult 18-49 Rating in Nearly 8 Months

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

ABC placed a competitive second on the opening Thursday of the season among Adults 18-49 (3.4/10), while ranking a strong No. 1 on the evening in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

"My Generation" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Opposite fierce demographic competition in the 8 o'clock hour (CBS' comedy debuts of "Big Bang Theory"/"$#! My Dad Says," NBC's comedy premieres of "Community"/"30 Rock," Fox's "Bones" premiere and CW's "Vampire Diaries"), the series debut of "My Generation" delivered ABC's top performance in the time period with scripted programming in 6 months among Adults 18-49 (1.6/5) - since 3/25/10.

· "My Generation" grew the time period for ABC by +7% among young adults over where it finished out last season during the 2010 May Sweep.

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

Jumping from its lead-in (+169% in Total Viewers/+231% in Adults 18-49), the 7th-season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" soared to the top of the 9 o'clock hour to register as the definitive No. 1 TV show on Thursday in Adults 18-49. Towering over Thursday's 9 o'clock hour in Adults 18-49, Grey's (5.3/14) beat out runner-up NBC's comedy premieres by +36% ("The Office"/"Outsourced" - 3.9/10), third-place CBS' "CSI" premiere by +56% (3.4/9) and Fox's "Fringe" premiere by +152% (2.1/6). In fact it was "Grey's" 5th straight year to premiere as Thursday's top-rated TV program among young adults.

· "Grey's" produced ABC's highest Adult 18-49 number with regular programming in the hour in over 10 months - since 11/12/09.

· "Grey's Anatomy" qualified as television's top gainer last season through DVR playback in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, picking up 2.8 million viewers and 1.5 rating points among young adults from the next-day (L+SD) to the finalized playback numbers (Live+7 Day).

"Private Practice" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o'clock hour, the 4th-season premiere of ABC's "Private Practice" tied CBS' "The Mentalist" for No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (3.3/10). "Private Practice" soundly defeated "The Mentalist" by 38% among Adults 18-34 (2.9/9 vs. 2.1/7).

· "Private Practice" scored the series' top Adult 18-49 number in nearly 8 months - since 2/4/10.

· Like its lead-in, "Private Practice" sees substantial DVR gains from the first-reported numbers, shooting up last season by 1.9 million viewers and by a 1.0 rating in Adults 18-49 from the L+SD numbers to the L+7 Day DVR finals.

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 38% currently, from 32% at the same point in 2009. 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: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 9/23/10.





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BLEEP MY DAD SAYS (CBS)
· BONES (FOX)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MY GENERATION (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· OUTSOURCED (NBC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)





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