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WEEKLY PRIMETIME RATINGS (W/O 8/20)
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Primetime Ratings Report
For the week of August 20, 2007
ABC Monday Lineup Leads the Night Among Women 18-34 and Women 18-49

ABC's Repeat "Wife Swap" Leads in its Hour in Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Fat March" Hits Series Highs in Viewers and Young Adults

An Encore "Supernanny" Wins Monday 10pm in Adults 18-34 and
Women 18-34 for the Third Consecutive Week

Back-to-Back Episodes of "Just for Laughs" Take Second
In Their Half-Hours in Young Adults

In its New 9pm Tuesday Hour, ABC News' "i-CAUGHT" is Up in
Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 Over its Week-Ago Performance

ABC News' "Primetime: Crime" Premieres in its Tuesday 10pm Hour with
Series Highs Across Each of the Key Adult Demographics

Ranking No. 1 in its Hour for the 9th Time in the Last 10 Weeks, ABC News' "20/20" is Friday's No. 1 Broadcast Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

A repeat ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Produces its Best Numbers
Of the Summer in Viewers and Across All Key Adults Demographics

WEEK No. 49:
For the week of August 20, 2007, ABC attracted its largest audience (4.5 million) and highest Adults 18-49 performance (1.6/5) in 4 weeks - since week of 7/23/07.

Weekly Rankings: ABC aired 4 of the week's Top 20 TV programs in Adults 18-49: "Just for Laughs" - No. 10, "Primetime: Family Secrets" and "Wife Swap" tied at No. 13 and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" ranked No. 18. In addition, "Just for Laughs" ranked No. 13 and "Just for Laughs - TU 8PM" ranked No. 18 for the week in Total Viewers. "Primetime: Crime" ranked as the No. 1 newsmagazine of the week in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.


Monday
ABC's Monday night lineup led the evening among Women 18-34 (2.3/7) and Women 18-49 (2.8/7).

"Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
ABC's repeat "Wife Swap" won the hour among Adults 18-49 (2.4/8). In addition, the unscripted series led the time slot among Adults 18-34 (1.9/6), across each of the key women demographics [Women 18-34 (2.6/8), Women 18-49 (3.3/9) and Women 25-54 (3.5/9)] and Teens 12-17 (1.6/6).

"Fat March" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
"Fat March" hit series highs in both Total Viewers (4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5).

"Supernanny" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
A rebroadcast of ABC "Supernanny" took the top spot in the final hour of prime among Adults 18-34 (1.6/5) and Women 18-34 (2.4/7) for the third consecutive week.

Tuesday
"Just for Laughs - TU 8PM" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)
At 8 p.m., "Just for Laughs" took second in its half-hour to the season finale of NBC's "America's Got Talent" in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7).

"Just for Laughs" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
The night's second episode of "Just for Laughs" built on its lead-in by nearly 1.0 million viewers (7.7 million vs. 6.8 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/8 vs. 2.0/7), taking second in its half-hour in the key adult demographic.

"i-CAUGHT" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Opposite the second hour of NBC's season finale of "America's Got Talent," ABC News' "i-CAUGHT" posted increases in its new time period over its performance the previous week among Adults 18-34 (1.6/5 vs. 1.2/4) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 vs. 1.8/6).

"Primetime: Crime" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC News' "Primetime: Crime" premiered in its new time slot with series high ratings in each of the key adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (1.7/5), Adults 18-49 (2.4/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.8/7 - tied).

Friday
"20/20" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC News' "20/20," with John Stossel's report on charity - who gives, who doesn't, and why we all should be more generous -- won its hour and ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program of the night in Total Viewers (6.1 million), Adults 18-49 (2.1/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.4/7) for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks.

* "20/20" ranked No. 1 in its hour in the young adult demo for the 9th time in the last 10 weeks.

Sunday
"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
A rebroadcast ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" turned in its strongest numbers of the summer in Total Viewers (6.5 million - tied) and across each of the key adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (1.6/6), Adults 18-49 (2.0/7) and Adults 25-54 (2.3/7). In addition, the video clip show won the hour among Adults 18-34 (1.6/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.3/5) for the fourth week in a row.

WEEK NO. 49:     ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS


No.1 NBC 2.1 No.1 CBS 6,920,000


No.2 CBS 2.0 No.2 NBC 5,960,000


No.3 FOX 1.7 No.3 FOX 4,680,000


No.4 ABC 1.6 No.4 ABC 4,480,000


No.5 CW 0.7 No.5 CW 1,950,000




Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live + Same Day or Most Current), week of 8/20/07, or as dated.

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