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ABC’s Ratings Report

ABC's Primetime Ratings Report For the week of September 3, 2007

Primetime Ratings Report For the week of September 3, 2007

ABC's Repeat "Wife Swap" Wins Monday at 8pm In Total Viewers and Adult 18-49 for the Second Week in a Row

ABC's "Fat March" Matches a Series Best in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC is No. 1 on Friday Night Among Adults 18-49, Drawing the Net's Largest Audience and Young Adult Demo on the Night in 3 Months

Special Repeat of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" on Friday Leads its Half-Hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Season Debut of ABC News' "20/20" is Friday's No. 1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, Ranking No. 1 at 10pm for the 11th Time in the Last 12 Weeks

ABC's Telecast of "NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" Takes the Net to the Top Spot On Saturday in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Beating Fox's Lineup of Season Premieres

ABC Scores its Best Sunday Numbers in Viewers and Young Adults Since May

With the "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers," ABC Broadcasts TV's Top Theatrical in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since December

WEEK No. 51:

Monday

ABC's Labor Day Monday lineup finished second on the night in Total Viewers (4.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), while winning among Adults 18-34 (1.4/4).

"Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's repeat "Wife Swap" took the top spot in the first hour of prime in Total Viewers (5.4 million), Adults 18-34 (1.6/5) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6) for the second week in a row.

"Fat March" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

"Fat March" matched its series best among Total Viewers (4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5).

Tuesday

"Just for Laughs TU 8PM" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

A rebroadcast "Just for Laughs" took second in its half-hour to CBS' original "Power of 10" in Total Viewers (5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/6).

"Just for Laughs" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Similar to its lead-in, the night's second episode of "Just for Laughs" placed second in its time-slot in Total Viewers (6.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 tied), while leading its half-hour in Teens 12-17 (1.5/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.1/4).

Friday

ABC's lineup attracted its largest audience (4.9 million) and highest Adults 18-49 rating (1.5/5) on Friday in 3 months (since 6/8/07), leading the evening in the key young adult demo.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

A repeat of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" won its half-hour in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/6), delivering the Net's strongest performance in the time-slot in over 3 months since 05/25/07.

"Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

The animated special, "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown," turned in ABC's best numbers in the half-hour in Total Viewers (4.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 tied) in 3 months since 6/8/07. In addition, the Peanuts telecast garnered the Net's highest Kids 2-11 rating (1.5/6) in the time period in 9 months since 12/29/06.

"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

The season premiere of ABC News' "20/20," reporting on police tactics used in NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series sting operation in Murphy, Texas, led its time slot and ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program of the night in Total Viewers (6.3 million), Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7) for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks.

"20/20" took the top spot in the final hour in prime among Adults 18-49 for the 11th time in the last 12 weeks.

Saturday

"NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's airing of "NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" took the Net to the top spot on Saturday in Total Viewers (6.9 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (1.7/6), Adults 18-49 (2.5/8) and Adults 25-54 (2.9/9).

"NASCAR Chevy Rock & Roll 400" outperformed Fox's lineup of season premieres (5.6 million & 1.9/6) by 1.3 million viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49.

ABC registered its largest audience on the night in 5 months (since 4/7/07) and highest young adult performance in nearly 9 months (since 12/23/06).

Sunday

ABC's repeat Sunday night lineup that included a 2-part episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers" scored the Net's strongest numbers on the night in both Total Viewers (7.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/6) in more than 3 months since 5/20/07.

"ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

With the "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: Meet the Fockers," ABC broadcast TV's top theatrical in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.8/7) since December since 12/25/06 and 12/28/06, respectively.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 9/3/07, or as dated.

 

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