ABC finished No. 2 network in November


ABC Finishes No. 2 to a “World Series”-Inflated Fox in November in Adults 18-49 and Ranks a Definitive No. 1 in the Non-Sports Averages

ABC Airs TV’s Top 2 Scripted Series in November in Adults 18-49, As Well as the No. 1 Freshman Series and the No. 1 New Comedy

ABC Claims 4 of the Top 10 Most-Watched Shows Overall for November

ABC Grows in the Monday-Friday 10 O’clock Hour November-to-November

November 2009 (Complete 28 Nights):
ABC finished as the No. 2 network in November among Adults 18-49 (3.1/9), behind only a World Series-inflated Fox.  ABC stood as the No. 1 network for November with Women 18-34 (3.2/9-tie) and Women 18-49 (3.9/10).  In fact excluding sports, to level the playing field for the boosts that the other nets garner from professional sports (NFL games and overruns/World Series), ABC (3.3/9) ranked a definitive No. 1 for the ’09 November Sweep in Adults 18-49, outdelivering No. 2 CBS by 10% (3.0/8), No. 3 Fox by 32% (2.5/7) and No. 4 NBC by 57% (2.1/6).

Series Rankings:  In Adults 18-49, ABC aired the Top 2 scripted series during the 2009 November Sweep, with “Grey’s Anatomy” – No.  1 and “Desperate Housewives” – No. 2.   ABC placed 4 of TV’s Top 10 most-watched series overall in November:   “Dancing with the Stars” – No. 3, “DWTS Results” – No. 5, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 8 and “Desperate Housewives” – No. 9.  Between “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Private Practice,” ABC placed the Top 3 TV series of the sweep with Women 18-49.  Among Adults 18-49, ABC’s “V” registered as the No. 1 freshman series during November and “Modern Family” as the No. 1 new comedy. 

10 o’clock Hour (M-F Live + Same Day):  During November, ABC was up in the 10 o’clock hour during the week in both Total Viewers (+5% – 8.2 million vs. 7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+9% – 2.4/7 vs. 2.2/6). 

(source: data and information provided by ABC. – The Nielsen Company, Most Current Program Ratings (10/29-11/25/09), unless stated otherwise.  Series rankings based on regular programs only.)