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‘Dancing’ Helps ABC Win Week in Adults 18-49

Jun 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s new reality series “Dancing With the Stars,” plus the NBA finals, helped give the network a win in the adults 18 to 49 demographic for the week ended June 12, but CBS still prevailed in total viewers.

“Dancing” was the top-rated show of the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 4.8, according to Nielsen Media Research. Game 2 of the NBA finals was second with a 4.5, followed by game 1 of the finals with a 4.4. A special Tuesday edition of ABC’s “primetime>live” scored a 4.2, followed by Fox’s “Family Guy” with a 4.1.

In total viewers “Dancing” took the top spot with 15. 1 million viewers, followed by CBS’s “CSI” (12.7 million), CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” (11.5 million), a special 10 p.m. (ET) “Men” (11.4 million) and “primetime>live” (11.2 million).

ABC won the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 2.4, followed by Fox and NBC (both 2.3), CBS (2.2), and The WB and UPN (both 1.0).

In total viewers CBS won the week with 8.2 million, followed by NBC (6.8 million), ABC (6.6 million), Fox (5.3 million), UPN (2.6 million) and The WB (2.3 million).