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Tuesday October 2, 2007 7:58 pm

ABC Takes Ratings Lead Sunday, Monday Nights

This weekend’s ABC premieres made it clear audiences prefer their dramas soapy on Sunday nights.

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  • Although (19.3 million viewers, 7.4/17 share in 18-49 demo) and (13.3 million, 5.1/13) were both down from last year’s premieres (23% and 15% respectively), both shows earned their best numbers since Nov. 26th.
  • (13.5 million, 3.4/8) and (11.4 million, 2.7/7) did improve upon last week’s premieres, though Shark’s numbers were lower compared to last year’s time slot holder ().
  • (8.4 million, 4.2/11), (7.2 million, 3.5/9) and (7.9 million, 4.2/10) all underperformed their numbers from last Sunday.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

Not surprisingly, Dancing With the Stars dominated Monday night’s competition.  What was surprising?  Heroes’ fleeing viewers…

  • (20.3 million viewers, 5.2 rating/13 share in 18-49 demo) was slightly down from last week’s premiere but easily danced away with the evening’s win
  • With 11.9 million viewers, (5.5/13) dropped 15% from last Monday’s showing.
  • New shows (8.2 million, 3.1/8) and (8.4 million, 3.3/8) both showed declines in their time periods.
  • (5.5 million, 2.0/4) continued its gradual decline while (7.2 million, 3.0/8) held fairly steady.
  • (14.9 million, 4.6/12) ruled its time slot vs. Journeyman and (9.6 million, 3.6/9).

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