Carat Releases Report Projecting ABC as Tops Among 18-19 Demo

Sep 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Media buying firm Carat projects in a report released Tuesday that ABC will be the top-rated network among adults 18 to 49. According to the report, written by Shari Anne Brill, VP of programming, ABC will average a 4.2, followed by CBS with a 4.0, NBC with a 3.8, Fox with a 2.9, the WB with a 1.6 and UPN with a 1.5.

Ms. Brill expects eight new shows to be canceled by January. Those shows are ABC’s “Night Stalker” and “Hot Properties,” CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer,” NBC’s “Inconceivable,” Fox’s “The War at Home” and “Killer Instinct,” and UPN’s “Sex, Love & Secrets” and “Love, Inc.”

The top-rated shows among adults 18 to 49 will be “Desperate Housewives,” “CSI,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Survivor: Guatemala,” and “ER.” The top rated new show will be “Apprentice: Martha Stewart.”