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ABC Wins Week in Demo, CBS Wins Total Viewers

Nov 29, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS won the third full week of November sweeps in total viewers while ABC took the title in the adults 18 to 49 demographic. ABC’s Sunday hour “Desperate Housewives” took the top spot in both categories.

“Housewives” was the No. 1 program in adults 18 to 49 for the week ended Nov. 27, scoring an 11.1 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. Its lead-out, “Grey’s Anatomy,” was second with an 8.9, followed by the Thanksgiving episode of “CSI” (8.4).

“Housewives” averaged 25.9 million total viewers, compared with “CSI’s” 25.7 million and “Grey’s Anatomy’s” 19.6 million.

ABC was tops for the week in the demo with a 4.3, followed by CBS (4.1), Fox (3.6), NBC (3.1) and The WB and UPN (both 1.3).

CBS was No.1 in total viewers with 13.5 million, followed by ABC (11.0 million), NBC (9.3 million), Fox (8.6 million) and The WB and UPN (both 3.6 million).