Early points for ABC on Sunday Night


Opposite NFL driven NBC (Vikings-Cardinals) and Fox (Cowboys-Giants primetime overrun), ABC beat out its non-sports boosted competition on Sunday, topping CBS’ Sunday line-up by 7% in Total Viewers (11.0 million vs. 10.3 million) and by 42% in Adults18-49 (3.4/8 vs. 2.4/6).

   Despite the increased competition, ABC was up week to week by 1 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (11.29/09 = 10.0 million and 3.1/8).

TV’s #1 non-sports program on Sunday, ABC’s Desperate Housewives’ numbers surged from the prior week by nearly 2 million viewers (14.7 million vs. 12.8 million) and by 9% in Adults 18-49 (4.8/11 vs. 4.4/10).  In fact, Housewives matched its biggest audience this season. 

Housewives registered as the night’s most-watched entertainment series for its 10th straight telecast this season, while standing as Sunday’s #1 series for 8 straight airings in Adults 18-49.  
Hitting season-highs and jumping week to week by 2.2 million viewers (10.9 million vs. 8.7 million) and by 28% in Adults 18-49 (3.7/9 vs. 2.9/8), ABC’s Brothers & Sisters achieved its highest numbers in 9 months on both counts – since 3/1/09.

(source: data and information provided by ABC)