ABC Winner Again in Adults 18 to 49

Oct 4, 2005  •  Post A Comment

For the second week of the season ABC is again No. 1 in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, taking three of the top five spots in the advertiser-friendly demographic.

The top show in the demo for the week ended Oct.2 was Sunday night’s “Desperate Housewives” with a 12.0 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. The No.2 series in adults 18 to 49 was Wednesday’s “Lost” (9.7), followed by CBS’s “CSI” (9.4), “Housewives” lead-out “Grey’s Anatomy” (8.1) and NBC’s “ER” (6.6).

In total viewers “CSI” took the top spot, garnering 28.0 million viewers, followed by “Housewives” (27.1), CBS’s “Without a Trace” (20.9 million) and “Grey’s” (17.6 million).

In adults 18 to 49 ABC was tops for the week with a 4.1, followed by CBS (3.8), NBC and Fox (3.2) and The WB and UPN (1.4).

In total viewers, CBS was the No. 1 network with a 12.6 million viewers, followed by ABC (11.1 million), NBC (9.1 million), Fox (7.5 million) and The WB and UPN (both 3.5 million).