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ABC Wins Sunday in Demo

Feb 27, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and the two-hour finale of “Dancing With the Stars” gave ABC a No. 1 finish for the night in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, with Fox taking second place with its traditional Sunday night lineup and NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games closing ceremony coming in third.

“Grey’s” was the top-rated show for the night in the demo, scoring a 10.8 preliminary national rating, a number that includes live-plus-same-day viewing, according to Nielsen Media Research. “Dancing” was second with an 8.6, followed by a NASCAR racing overrun on Fox (4.7).

NBC’s Olympics coverage ranked ninth for the night among all programs in the demo with a 3.5, eclipsed by all of Fox’s sitcoms and the CBS drama “Cold Case.” It was the weakest night for NBC since the Olympics began Feb. 10.