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April 24

Quick Take for Thursday, April 19, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Ratings)

 

 

ABC Wins Thursday Night, Leading Second-Place CBS

By 6% in Total Viewers and by 44% in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “Ugly Betty” Ranks No. 1 in its Hour with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34

 

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” Leads its Nearest Competition in the Hour by 8.4 Million Viewers and Beats the Combined Adults 18-49 Ratings of CBS, NBC and Fox by 12%

 

ABC’s “October Road” Returns, Winning the 10 O’clock Hour in Adults 18-49,

Beating Originals of CBS’ “Shark” by 40% and NBC’s “E.R.” by 14%

 

 

Thursday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With an all-original lineup featuring the return of “October Road” this week, ABC led Thursday night, outperforming second-place CBS by 6% in Total Viewers (13.4 million vs. 12.7 million) and by 44% in Adults 18-49 (5.2/15 vs. 3.6/10).

 

“Ugly Betty” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Opposite competition that included CBS’ “Survivor: Fiji” and Fox’s “Are You Smarter the a 5th Grader?,” ABC’s “Ugly Betty” ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-34 (2.8/9 - tied) and Women 18-34 (4.3/13).

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC's “Grey's Anatomy” dominated the 9 o’clock hour in Total Viewers (20.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (8.5/22). The ABC drama outdrew its closest competition by 8.4 million viewers (CBS = 12.5 million) and beat the combined Adult 18-49 ratings for CBS, NBC and Fox in the hour by 12% (CBS/NBC/Fox = 7.6/21).

 

“October Road” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Airing against original programming, ABC’s “October Road” returned to the lineup with a time period winning performance in Adults 18-49 (4.2/12), beating CBS’ “Shark” by 40% (3.0/8) and NBC’s “E.R.” by 14% (3.7/10). In fact, “October Road’s” victory marked the first time ever that a regularly- scheduled, ABC entertainment series beat an original episode of “E.R.” in the key young adult demo.

 

“October Road” ranked as the No. 2 program of the night in Adults 18-34 (4.4/14) and across each of the key women demos [Women 18-34 (6.3/18), Women 18-49 (6.2/16) and Women 25-54 (6.3/15)], behind only “Grey’s Anatomy.”

 

“October Road” was up from its most recent telecast (4/5/07) by 2.2 million (9.9 million vs. 7.7 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/12 vs. 3.0/9).

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 4/19/07.

 

 

 

 

 

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COVERAGE OF THE TRAGEDY AT VIRGINIA TECH DRIVES

LANDMARK NUMBER OF USERS TO ABC†NEWS†DIGITAL

 

 

On Tuesday, April 17, as more details began to unfold about the tragedy and victims at Virginia Tech, 2.3 million unique visitors went to ABCNEWS.com for coverage and information. This was the site’s highest single-day number of unique visitors since its coverage of the September 11 attacks, registering a 210% increase for ABC News Digital from a week ago.

 

On Monday ABCNEWS.com’s coverage brought 2 million unique visitors to the site, a 172% increase compared to the same time last week. The site’s increase in video views was 420% over week-ago levels.

 

ABCNEWS.com is the 24-hour online news service of ABC News launched in May 1997 and is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News Now, a 24-hour digital network that offers a wide range of live and on-demand programming, is currently available to more than 30 million users across cable, broadband and mobile.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 18, 2007

 

 

EDIE FALCO, TYRA BANKS, VANESSA REDGRAVE AND JOAN RIVERS

ARE AMONG THE GUESTS FEATURED ON “THE VIEW,” APRIL 23-27

 

Regina King (“Year of the Dog”) and Carrie Ann Inaba (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) to Co-host

 

“The View,” ABC’s EmmyÆ Award-winning talk/entertainment program, welcomes Joan Rivers, Vanessa Redgrave (“The Year of Magical Thinking”), Mia Farrow, Tyra Banks, Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) and musical performances from Donny Osmond and Neil Sedaka the week of April 23-27. Guest co-hosts are Regina King (“Year of the Dog”) on April 24 and Carrie Ann Inaba (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) on April 26.

 

“The View” is produced by and features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters, entertainer Rosie O’Donnell, comedian Joy Behar and former “Survivor: The Australian Outback” participant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “The View” is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues and share their no-holds-barred opinions and engage in colorful conversations. The show recently received its 10th consecutive Daytime EmmyÆ Award nomination in 10 years for both Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host honoring Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Friday, June 15.

 

Currently celebrating its 10th season, “The View” has received 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show has received numerous nominations, including ten consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. “The View” is seen live MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; in stereo, TV-14), on ABC. “The View” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s HDTV format, in stereo).

 

ABC.com now streams select daily clips of the “Hot Topics” discussed on “The View.” In addition the clips are available on all of Disney-ABC Television Group’s mobile partners’ services for viewing on cell phones. Log on to abc.com (keyword: theview).

 

Scheduled guests for April 23-27, are as follows (subject to change):

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23 – Joan Rivers; musical guest Neil Sedaka.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 – Guest co-host Regina King (“Year of the Dog”); Vanessa Redgrave (“The Year of Magical Thinking”).

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – Mia Farrow; musical guest Donny Osmond.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 – Guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”); Tyra Banks; couple eliminated from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

 

FRIDAY, APRIL

 

April 18, 2007

Quick Take for Tuesday, April 17, 2007 – Final Ratings

 

 

ABC Sees its Strongest Tuesday Night Performance Since November

 

“Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” Shoots Up from its Lead-in, Posting 100% Retention in Adults 18-49 Over the Prior Week and Growing Among Adults 18-34

 

 

Tuesday Night (8:00-10:02 p.m.)

ABC placed second on the night in Total Viewers (11.8 million) and Adult 18-49 (3.0/8), registering its best Tuesday numbers in both Nielsen measures since November – since 11/14/06 and 11/28/06, respectively.

 

 

“Dancing with the Stars the Results Show - TU” (9:00-10:02 p.m.)

Surging from its lead-in by 9.6 million viewers and by 133% among young adults against Fox’s “American Idol”-fueled “House” in the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show - TU” posted a competitive second-place finish in its time period in Total Viewers (16.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.2/10). NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler was the fourth celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the ABC dance contest.

 

“DWTS the Results Show” retained 100% of its Adults 18-49 rating (4.2/10) from the prior week, while posting increases among Adults 18-34 (2.9/8 vs. 2.8/8) and Women 18-34 (4.1/10 vs. 3.9/10).

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 4/17/07.

 

 

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ABC.COM ADDS REMAINING EPISODES OF “SIX DEGREES” TO ITS BROADBAND PLAYER

 

 

Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney-ABC Television Group announced today that it will add the remaining unaired episodes of “Six Degrees” to ABC.com's broadband player.

 

The first unaired episode of “Six Degrees” will be added to ABC.com on Friday, April 27, with a new episode added every Friday for four consecutive weeks (five episodes total).

 

 

About “Six Degrees”

 

Whom will you touch in life? Who will touch you? They say that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, which means that no one is a stranger… for long. In this drama six very different New Yorkers go about their lives without realizing the impact they're having on one another – yet. A mysterious web of coincidences will gradually draw them closer, changing the course of their lives forever. Is it happenstance? Is it fate? Is there a greater force at work in our world, guiding us along and connecting our lives?

 

“Six Degrees” stars Jay Hernandez (“Friday Night Lights”) as Carlos Green, Bridget Moynahan (“Sex and the City”) as Whitney Crane, Erika Christensen (“Flightplan”) as Mae, Dorian Missick (“Lucky Number Slevin”) as Damian, with Campbell Scott (“The Secret Lives of Dentists”) as Steven Caseman and Hope Davis (“About Schmidt) as Laura.

 

The series was shot on location in New York City and is produced by Bad Robot, Nosebleed Productions and ABC Television Studio. Executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Stuart Zicherman, Raven Metzner, Bryan Burk and Ken Biller. Peter Horton is consultant.

NEWS

April 12, 2007

 

 

PREACHER PREDATORS: INVESTIGATING CHILD SEX ABUSE IN THE PROTESTANT CHURCH

-- JIM AVILA REPORTS ON ABC NEWS’ “20/20,” FRIDAY, APRIL 13

 

And: A Cardio-Free Diet… Too Good to Be True?

 

Plus: A Man Among Wolves -- Shaun Ellis Reflects on His Extraordinary Experience

Raising Wolf Pups and Living Among the Pack

Child sex abuse by Catholic priests has been headline news in recent years, but is the same abuse happening within Protestant churches? In a six-month investigation, ABC News’ “20/20” found preacher predators in every corner of the country, including several affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) -- the largest Protestant denomination. Jim Avila’s exclusive report airs on “20/20,” FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

Avila’s reporting finds that the SBC -- an organization of 43,000 independent churches and 16.3 million members – has an overall structure that makes it difficult to police preacher predators. One example includes a profile of an SBC pastor who abused kids in Kentucky and then moved on to do the same to eight boys in Missouri, before he was finally sent to prison. In an interview with Avila, the SBC president concedes that there is a problem with tracking predators.

 

“20/20” lists numerous SBC preachers who have been convicted or charged with child sex abuse, including pastors still identified on the SBC’s own website or ordained ministers. Avila also interviews a preacher who admits that, in his jobs as Southern Baptist preacher and teacher in East Texas, he molested more than 40 boys. For the first time, Ken Ward speaks publicly about how he manipulated families and churches as he targeted and molested children in his care, and how the church is actually a magnet for predators. “I wanted them to love me and that was part of the strategy,” Ward tells Avila. He also gives insight to parents about how to spot a predator.

Also: What if a fitness expert said to kiss the treadmill goodbye – that the only way to lose weight and keep it off is to build muscle? Deborah Roberts reports on a controversial new book on weight loss, ABC News Now contributor Jim Karas’ “The Cardio-Free Diet.”

 

Plus: Shaun Ellis, founder of a wolf sanctuary at the Combe Martin Wildlife Park on England’s southwest coast, gave up comfort, a family and the civilization that surrounded him to live with wolves. In 2004, when the lives of three pups at the sanctuary were at risk because their mother had stopped nursing them, Ellis decided to use years of knowledge he had accumulated to raise the captive pups himself by teaching them how to behave like wolves. He moved in with the young pack and assumed the role of tutor and leader -- the alpha wolf. “I was always drawn towards the animals more than I was a human society,” Ellis said. The experiment was documented by a British television producer, Bernard Walton, whose footage will be broadcast next week on the National Geographic Channel. “What was extraordinary was the relationships that developed between the different wolves and Shaun,” Walton said. “He had refined everything down to a fine art to be a wolf.” Bob Brown reports.

 

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.

 

NEWS

 

April 12, 2007

 

ABC NEWS PRESENTS “PLANET EARTH 2007:†SEVEN WAYS

TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD,” FRIDAY, APRIL 20

 

 

Unprecedented Global News Event Features Series of Reports from All Seven Continents

 

Diane Sawyer Anchors Special “20/20,” Friday at 10 PM

 

 

ABC News is marking Earth Day 2007 with a daylong look at the state of the planet, featuring a special “20/20,” anchored by Diane Sawyer. ABC News’ “Planet Earth 2007: Seven Ways to Help Save the World” will report on the most crucial environmental issues today and on solutions currently being employed across the globe. This unprecedented global news event will feature ABC News anchors and correspondents†live from around the globe, with reports†airing from†seven continents throughout the day on Friday, April 20. The coverage will span “Good Morning America,” “World News with Charles Gibson,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” ABCNEWS.com, ABC News Now and ABC News Radio.

 

ABC News’ groundbreaking broadcast will take viewers around the world to witness the†key environmental challenges each continent faces and present working solutions from each place. The coverage will outline the most pressing environmental issues, including increasing and decreasing water levels, deforestation, species extinction and power usage.

 

AFRICA: Elizabeth Vargas will report from an eco-lodge reserve near the Kruger wildlife area in South Africa to show how conservation can save species.

EUROPE: Chris Cuomo will be in the city of lights, Paris, reporting on how people can conserve power and ways that science could help take carbon dioxide out of the air.

SOUTH AMERICA: John QuiÒones will be in the Brazilian rain forest reporting on how conservation groups are working to replant the rain forest and how these forests can be worth more as a standing resource than as logs and soybean fields.

NORTH AMERICA: Jay Schadler will report from an astonishing solar power plant in Arizona on how alternative power solutions will help the energy grid.

AUSTRALIA: Bill Weir will be at the barrier reef off the Australian coast to report on how desalination plants may be an answer to water shortages.

ASIA: Cynthia McFadden will be in China to explore what is perhaps the most fundamental issue of all: Is the world willing to make the changes needed?

ANTARCTICA: ABC News will report on what progress has been made on the hole in the ozone.

 

ABC News will also assemble seven leading experts on the environment -- from scientists to businessmen -- to weigh in on the most important problems and the most promising solutions.

 

Additionally, “Planet Earth 2007: Seven Ways to Help Save the World” will focus on how we all can make a difference. “Many Americans are saying they want to do what they can to slow the damaging effects of global warming, and this broadcast will offer concrete solutions that could be achieved on a global level, as well as a smaller level inside our viewers’ own homes,” said co-executive producer John Green.

John Green and Rudy Bednar are the executive producers of “Planet Earth 2007: Seven Ways to Help Save the World.” The program will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 12, 2007

 

 

JESSICA BIEL, SIGOURNEY WEAVER AND CRAIG FERGUSON

ARE AMONG THE GUESTS FEATURED ON “THE VIEW,” APRIL 16-20

 

RenÈ Syler, Aisha Tyler and Whoopi Goldberg to Co-host

 

The Cast of Broadway’s “The Pirate Queen” to Perform, April 17

 

 

“The View,” ABC’s EmmyÆ Award-winning talk/entertainment program, welcomes Robert Wagner and co-host Robert Vaughn (“Hustle”), Craig Ferguson (“Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”), Rue McClanahan (author, “My First Five Husbands”), Jessica Biel (“Next”), Olympia Dukakis (“In the Land of Women”), Sigourney Weaver (“The TV Set” and “Snow Cake”) and a musical performance from Broadway’s “The Pirate Queen” the week of April 16-20. Guest co-hosts are RenÈ Syler (4/17), Aisha Tyler (4/18) and Whoopi Goldberg (4/20).

 

“The View” is produced by and features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters, entertainer Rosie O’Donnell, comedian Joy Behar and former “Survivor: The Australian Outback” participant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “The View” is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues and share their no-holds-barred opinions and engage in colorful conversations. The show recently received its 10th consecutive Daytime EmmyÆ Award nomination in 10 years for both Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host honoring Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Friday, June 15.

 

Entertainment Weekly raves: “’The View’ is one of the most electrifying shows on the air,” and “The View does for daytime what ‘The Daily Show’ does for nighttime.”

 

Currently celebrating its 10th season, “The View” has received 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show has received numerous nominations, including ten consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. “The View” is seen live MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; in stereo, TV-14), on ABC. “The View” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s HDTV format, in stereo).

 

ABC.com now streams select daily clips of the “Hot Topics” discussed on “The View.” In addition the clips are available on all of Disney-ABC Television Group’s mobile partners’ services for viewing on cell phones. Log on to abc.com (keyword: theview).

 

 

Scheduled guests for April16-20, are as follows (subject to change):

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16 – Bill Maher (“Real Time with Bill Maher”).

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 – Guest co-host RenÈ Syler; Robert Wagner and Robert Vaughn (“Hustle”); musical performance from Broadway’s “The Pirate Queen.”

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18– Guest co-host Aisha Tyler; Craig Ferguson (“Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”); Rue McClanahan (author, “My First Five Husbands”).

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 – Jessica Biel (“Next”); Olympia Dukakis (“In the Land of Women”); couple eliminated from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – Guest co-host Whoopi Goldberg; Sigourney Weaver (“The TV Set” and “Snow Cake”).

April 12, 2007

Fringe Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline”

For the Week of April 2, 2007

“NIGHTLINE”†BEATS “LETTERMAN”

IN TOTAL†VIEWERS†AND ADULTS 25-54

“NIGHTLINE” OUTPERFORMS “LETTERMAN”

BY A SIGNIFICANT 550,000 IN TOTAL VIEWERS

According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 2, 2007, ABC News’ “Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “Late Night with David Letterman” in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. The last time “Nightline” beat “Letterman” in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 was September 4, 2006. In addition, “Nightline” grew wee to week in Total Viewers. “Letterman” aired original programming last week.

 

In Total Viewers, “Nightline” posted 3.51 million, a significant 550,000 viewers more than “Letterman’s” 2.96 million viewers. The program also grew 5% compared to last week. “NBC’s “The Tonight Show” posted 5.71 million in Total Viewers.

 

Among Adults 25-54, “Nightline” again outperformed “Letterman,” posting 1.60 million viewers (1.3 demo rating), 90,000 viewers more than “Letterman’s” 1.51 million viewers (1.2 demo rating). NBC’s “The Tonight Show” posted 2.76 million viewers (2.3 rating) in the Adults 25-54 demo.

 

*“Letterman” aired late on Monday due to the NCAA, and on Thursday and Friday due to Master’s Golf highlights.

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. James Goldston is the executive producer.

 

(Week of April 2, 2007)†††

†††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††TOTAL VIEWERS†††††††A25-54 (000)/†Rtg

ABC†“Nightline”†††††††††††††3,510,000†††††† 1,600,000/ 1.3

CBS “Late Show”†††††††††††††2,960,000††††††††† 1,510,000/ 1.2

NBC “Tonight”†††††††††††††††5,710,000†††††††† †2,760,000/ 2.3

Source: NTI and NSI

A April 5, 2007

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Daytime Programming

Week of April 2, 2007

ABC DAYTIME’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS RANKED NO. 1 FOR THE WEEK

(BOTH ABC LINEUPS HAVE RANKED NO. 1 FOR 28 OF 29 WEEKS THIS SEASON

AMONG WOMEN 18-49), AND ABC’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS RANK NO.1

SEASON TO DATE AMONG WOMEN 18-49

 

ABC DAYTIME’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS RANKED NO. 1

FOR THE WEEK AMONG FEMALE TEENS

 

ABC’S FULL LINEUP IS UP 3% SEASON TO DATE AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS (MOST GROWTH), AND IS UP 1% IN WOMEN 18-34, MAKING ABC THE ONLY NETWORK UP IN WOMEN 18-34

 

“THE VIEW” IS UP SEASON TO DATE AMONG WOMEN 18-49,

WOMEN 18-34 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

 

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” RANKED NO. 1 AMONG WOMEN 18-49, MARKING THE TENTH WEEK

IN A ROW THAT “GH” HAS RANKED NO. 1 AMONG WOMEN 18-49 IN RATING

 

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” IS THE ONLY DAYTIME DRAMA TO SHOW

SEASON-TO-DATE GROWTH IN WOMEN 18-34

 

ABC WON THE COMMON 1-3 P.M. TIME PERIOD FOR THE WEEK,

OUTPERFORMING NBC BY 24% AND CBS BY 12% AMONG WOMEN 18-49

Week of April 2, 2007

 

ABC’s daytime Drama lineup was No. 1 for the week among Women 18-49, with a 1.6 rating and a 10 share, delivering one million Women 18-49 for the week of April 2, 2007. The lineup outperformed CBS by 18% and NBC by 32%. The lineup was up 2% vs. the prior week among Women 18-49, and up 134% among Female Teens.

 

ABC’s Full daytime schedule was No. 1 for the week among Women 18-49, with a 1.5 rating and a 10 share, delivering an average audience of 960,000 Women 18-49. The lineup outperformed CBS by 12% and NBC by 22% among Women 18-49. The Full lineup is also up 1% season to date among women 18-34, making ABC the only network to show season-to-date growth in the demo. Among Total Viewers, the Full lineup is up 3% season to date (more than any other network). The lineup was also up 154% week to week among Female Teens.

 

ABC delivered three out of the top six shows among Women 18-49:

 

“The View,” during a week of encore performances, had a 1.1 rating and an 8 share, delivering an average audience of 733,000 Women 18-49. Season to date, “The View” is up 18% among Women 18-49. Among Women 18-34, it is up 22% season to date. Among Female Teens, it was up 344% vs. the prior week and up 48% vs. the same week last year.

 

Among Total Viewers, “The View” had a 1.0 rating and a 7 share, delivering 3 million Total Viewers for the week. The talker is up 17% season to date with Total Viewers.

 

“General Hospital” was the No. 1-ranked program for the 10th straight week, with a 1.8 rating (tied with Y&R) and an 11 share, delivering 1.2 million Women 18-49, and was up 1% vs. last week. “GH” beat “Days of Our Lives” by 33% among Women 18-49. Additionally, “General Hospital” beat its time period rival, “Guiding Light,” by 53% for the week among Women 18-49. “GH” was up 98% among Female Teens week to week, and was up 71% vs. the same week last year. Among Total Viewers, “General Hospital” is up 1% vs. last week and is up 1% season to date. Among Women 18-34, the program is up 4% season to date, the only daytime drama to show growth vs. last year.

 

“One Life to Live” was the No. 3*-ranked program of the week, with a 1.5 rating and a 10 share, delivering 994,000 Women 18-49. “OLTL” was up 4% vs. last week, and outperformed time period competitors “As the World Turns” by 37% and “Passions” by 43% for the week. Among Women 18-34, the program was up 6% vs. last week and was up 148% among Female Teens vs. last week.

 

“All My Children” was the No. 4*-ranked program of the week, with a 1.4 rating a 9 share, delivering 948,000 Women 18-49. “AMC was up 3% vs. the prior week among Women 18-49. The “AMC” advantage over time period competitor “Days” was 9% among Women 18-49. “AMC” was up 205% among Female Teens vs. the prior week, and was up 1% in Total Viewers vs. the prior week.

 

Season to date, ABC Daytime’s drama lineup ranks No. 1, with a 1.7 rating and an 10 share, delivering 1.1 million Women 18-49 – outperforming CBS by 18% and NBC by 17% in actuals. In the Full lineup, ABC Daytime is No. 1, with a 1.7 rating and an 11 share, delivering 1.1 million Women 18-49, outperforming CBS by 20% and NBC 15% in actuals.

Following are the Daytime drama and full Daytime ratings averages for the week:

DAYTIME DRAMAS: TOTAL VIEWERS WOMEN 18-49

No. 1 CBS 3,719,000 No. 1 ABC 1.6/10

No. 2 ABC† 3,060,000 No. 2 CBS 1.3/9

No. 3 NBC† 2,195,000 No. 3 NBC† 1.2/8

FULL DAYTIME: TOTAL VIEWERS WOMEN 18-49

No. 1 CBS† 4,082,000 No. 1 ABC 1.5/10

No. 2 ABC† 3,015,000 No. 2 CBS† 1.3/9

No. 3 NBC† 2,195,000 No. 2 NBC† 1.2/8

Pre-emptions for the week of 3/26/07

Monday (4/2/07):†

*ATWT, B&B and Y&R were preempted in Philadelphia (2.642%) due to baseball.

*ATWT was preempted in Columbus (0.807%) due to a special news report.

*Days and Passions were interrupted in Columbus (0.807%) due to a special news report.

†Thursday (4/5/07):

†*AMC, ATWT, B&B, PR1 & PR2, The VIEW, OLTL, Y&R were preempted in Charlotte (0.939%) due to a special news report.

Friday (4/6/07):

*AMC, ATWT, B&B, Days, PR1 & PR2, The VIEW, Y&R and OLTL were preempted in Charlotte (0.939%) due to a special news report.

*OLTL and Passions were interrupted in Charlotte (0.939%) from 2-2:45p due to a special news report.

*Passions was preempted in Cleveland (1.381%) due to baseball.

**all data above reflects “Live + Same Day”

CORRECTION/UPDATE

 

As of THURS., APRIL 12 (all times ET unless noted)

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS: 405” is now scheduled 8:00-9:31 p.m.

(originally was 8:00-9:30 p.m.)

 

“THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: 1003” is now 9:31-11:00 p.m. (originally was 9:30-11:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW: 405A” is now scheduled 9:00-10:01 p.m. (originally was 9:00-10:00 p.m.)

 

“BOSTON LEGAL: Guise ‘n Dolls” is now 10:01-11:00 p.m. (originally was 10:00-11:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

 

TIME CHANGE “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: God, That’s Good” is now scheduled 9:00-10:02 p.m. (originally was 9:00-10:01 p.m.)

 

“BROTHERS & SISTERS: Sexual Politics” is now 10:02-11:00 p.m. (originally was 10:01-11:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS: 406” is now scheduled 8:00-9:31 p.m.

(originally was 8:00-9:30 p.m.)

 

“THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: 1004” is now 9:31-11:00 p.m. (originally was 9:30-11:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW: 406A” is now scheduled 9:00-10:01 p.m. (originally was 9:00-10:00 p.m.)

 

“BOSTON LEGAL: Angle of Death” is now 10:01-11:00 p.m. (originally was 10:00-11:00 p.m.)

 

 

April 12, 2007

Quick Take for Wednesday, April 11, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

 

ABC Takes Second to Fox’s Expanded “American Idol” Lineup

on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34

 

ABC’s “George Lopez” Attracts ABC’s Largest Audience

in the 8pm Half-Hour in 2 Months

 

Surging at 10pm, “Lost” Beats CBS’ “C.S.I. NY” by a Substantial 50% in Adults 18-49, the ABC Drama’s Largest Margin of Victory in the Key Young Adult Demo

 

“Lost” Grows Week to Week Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49,

and Delivers Its Strongest Women 18-34 Performance in 5 Weeks

 

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC finished second to Fox on Wednesday among Adults 18-49 (3.0/8 – tied) and Adults 18-34 (2.7/8). In fact, opposite Fox’s lineup of the “’Til Death” season finale and an expanded 1-hour “American Idol,” ABC saw an 8% increase in Adults 18-34 (2.7/8 vs. 2.5/8) over the previous week.

 

“George Lopez” (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

“George Lopez” attracted ABC’s largest audience (6.5 million) in the half-hour in 2 months – since 2/14/07

 

“Lost” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in by 8.1 million viewers (11.9 million vs. 3.8 million) and by 240% in young adults (5.1/13 vs. 1.5/4), “Lost” dominated Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour across the adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (4.7/13), Adults 18-49 (5.1/13) and Adults 25-54 (5.5/14). In fact the ABC drama has won its hour in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic on all 10 telecasts since entering its new time slot.

 

ABC’s “Lost” defeated CBS’ “C.S.I.: NY” by a substantial 50% among Adults 18-49 (5.1/13 vs. 3.4/9), the largest margin of victory for the ABC drama over the CBS series in originals.

 

“Lost” topped its week-ago deliveries in both Total Viewers (11.9 million vs. 11.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (5.1/13 vs. 4.9/13). In addition, “Lost” posted its strongest Women 18-34 (5.5/14) performance in 5 weeks – since 3/7/07.

 

“Lost” improved the hour for ABC over the same night last year by 5.5 million viewers and 104% in Adults 18-49 (6.4 million & 2.5/7 on 4/12/06).

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings), Live+SD 4/11/07.

 

 

 

 

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“LOST” VIDEO PODCAST FEATURING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO

AVAILABLE AT ABC.COM BEGINNING THURSDAY, APRIL 12

 

An exclusive “Lost” video podcast will be available Thursday, April 12 at www.abc.com and iTunes. The podcast features well known soundtrack composer Michael Giacchino, as he takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour with his orchestra during the scoring session for the episode “ExposÈ.”

 

About Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino is a well known soundtrack composer who has written the scores for many popular movies, television series and video games. His first major composition was for “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” He has also provided the scores for video games including “Call of Duty” and “Call of Duty: Finest Hour.” In 2005 Giacchino won an Emmy for Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for “Lost.”

 

About “Lost”

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

“Lost” was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Jeff Pinkner and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers. It’s filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Television Studio.

ENTERTAINMENT

April 10, 2007

 

 

ATTEN-SHUN!

 

THE BACHELORETTES GET A REAL TASTE OF NAVY LIFE WHEN A DRILL SERGEANT

PUTS THEM THROUGH THE RIGOROUS PACES OF A BOOT CAMP, ON

“THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN,” APRIL 16, ON ABC

 

Dr. Andy Baldwin Treats a Bachelorette Injured at Boot Camp;

A Mud Spa Proves to Be a Down and Dirty Battle Among the Women for Private Time with Andy

 

 

“Episode 1003” – A physical Bachelor boot camp proves too much for one bachelorette, who receives top notch medical attention from Andy. Then a relaxing mud spa turns out to be the backdrop for a wild group date where the women clash to get some time alone with the Bachelor. In another over-the-top confrontation racing high performance Saleen supercharged cars, the ladies are all revved up to land a one-on-one date with Andy, and a final date on an aircraft carrier will be the end of the road for one woman, on “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman,” MONDAY, APRIL 16 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

The bachelorettes get a rude wake-up call from a drill sergeant, as they participate in a rough and tumble Bachelor boot camp, with one tough woman winning a rose. Unfortunately Bevin is injured, but Andy shows off his medical expertise and bedside manner, rushing to her rescue. He then unwinds with five beautiful ladies at a mud spa, which quickly turns into a down-and-dirty tussle to capture some alone time with the Bachelor. In the end, one lucky woman gets a private massage from the handsome doctor.

 

Next, four fabulous ladies accompany the Bachelor to a racetrack to see who revs his engine and who stalls out. Andy chooses one bachelorette to take on a romantic sunset drive to the beach.

 

On the dramatic final date, Andy gives two women an inside look at his life as a naval officer when they visit an aircraft carrier in San Diego. But there’s a catch: At the end of it, there’s only one rose to hand out. While one woman goes home in tears, Andy sweeps the other woman off her feet and into a waiting helicopter.

 

At the rose ceremony, Andy must send three ladies home in heartbreak, as he narrows the field from 12 bachelorettes to nine.

 

The 12 remaining women are:

Amanda, 26, financial analyst, who currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Amber, 23, teacher, who currently resides in Sugar Land, TX.

Bevin, 28, clinic research coordinator, who currently resides in Palo Alto, CA.

Danielle I., 25, graphic designer, who currently resides in Bethel, CT.

Erin, 24, financial analyst, who currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Kate, 24, boutique owner, who currently resides in Charleston, SC.

Nicole, 26, sales manager, who currently resides in Charleston, SC.

Peyton, 24, sorority recruiter, who currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Stephanie T., 27, organ donor coordinator, who currently resides in Folly Beach, SC.

Stephanie W., 23, project manager, who currently resides in Overland Park, KS.

Tessa, 26, social worker, who currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

Tina, 26, medical student, who currently resides in Hollywood, CA.

 

 

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are the executive producers. Martin Hilton and David Bohnert are the co-executive producers.

 

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

A

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming††††††††††††††††††††††††††† April 10, 2007

Week of April 2-6, 2007

 

“World News with Charles Gibson” Is the #1 Evening Newscast

Among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54

 

ABC Posts Largest Total Viewer Advantage Over NBC in Nearly 19 Months

ABC Ranks #1 Among Total Viewers for 6th Time in 9 Weeks

 

ABC Places First in Key Demo Rating for 8th Time in 10 Weeks

 

“World News” Is the Only Evening Newscast to Grow Its Total Viewing Audience Versus a Year Ago and Season to Date

††

 

“ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson” was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 2. Averaging 8.08 million Total Viewers and a 2.0/8 among Adults 25-54, “World News” outperformed NBC’s “Nightly News” by 440,000 Total Viewers and 60,000 key demo viewers. This marks ABC’s greatest Total Viewing advantage over NBC in nearly 19 months (week of August 8, 2005).

 

“World News” had a single sponsor and limited commercial interruptions on Monday, April 2 and outperformed NBC by 480,000 Total Viewers that night. Continuing the trend of the last two months, “World News” has now finished first among Total Viewers six times in the last nine weeks. Among Adults 25-54, “World News” has placed first in the key demo rating eight times in the last ten weeks.

 

For the week, “World News” was the only evening newscast to post year-to-year gains among Total Viewers, increasing 3%; NBC declined 8% and CBS fell 10%.

 

Season to date, “World News” is the only evening newscast to grow its Total Viewing audience, increasing 1%; NBC is down 6% and CBS is down 4%. The Total Viewing gap between ABC and NBC is 69% smaller this season than it was at this time last year. Additionally, the demo gap between ABC and NBC is 75% smaller season to date versus a year ago.

 

For the week “World News” averaged 1.89 million more Total Viewers than CBS’ “Evening News.” This marks the fifteenth consecutive week the Total Viewing gap between the two programs has exceeded 1.5 million.

 

“World News” placed first among Women 25-54 (2.3), the 21st consecutive week the ABC broadcast has placed first in this demo.

 

On April 2, “World News” aired with limited commercial interruptions due to a single sponsorship arrangement. Airing in conjunction with the sponsorship deal, which continues for the next three Mondays in April, is a special series – “Key to the World” – reported by Bill Weir. Last Monday Weir reported from Kiribati, a nation of thirty-three islands in the Pacific Ocean, where global warming is not a distant, theoretical hazard but an imminent danger due to rising sea levels. The broadcast also featured two exclusive reports from Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross on Iran’s nuclear capabilities and a Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran.

 

Jon Banner is the executive producer of “ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson.”

EVENING NEWS (Week of April 2, 2007)

Total Viewers A25-54 and 000 Households

ABC 8,080,000 2.0/8; 2,400,000 5.6/12

NBC 7,640,000 1.9/8; 2,340,000 5.4/11

CBS 6,190,000 1.6/6; 1,900,000 4.4/9

Source: Nielsen, NTI

ENTERTAINMENT

April 10, 2007

 

 

 

More information about “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman”

 

In the third episode, airing Monday, April 16 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), a physical Bachelor boot camp proves too much for one bachelorette, who receives top notch medical attention from Andy. Then a relaxing mud spa turns out to be the backdrop for a wild group date where the women clash to get some time alone with the Bachelor. In another over-the-top confrontation racing high performance Saleen supercharged cars, the ladies are all revved up to land a one-on-one date with Andy, and a final date on an aircraft carrier will be the end of the road for one woman.

 

The bachelorettes get a rude wake-up call from a drill sergeant, as they participate in a rough and tumble Bachelor boot camp, with one tough woman winning a rose. Andy then unwinds with five beautiful ladies at a mud spa, which quickly turns into a down-and-dirty tussle to capture some alone time with the Bachelor. In the end, one lucky woman gets a private massage from the handsome doctor. Next, four fabulous ladies accompany the Bachelor to a racetrack to see who revs his engine and who stalls out. Andy chooses one bachelorette to take on a romantic sunset drive to the beach.

 

On the dramatic final date, Andy gives two women an inside look at his life as a naval officer when they visit an aircraft carrier in San Diego. But there’s only one rose to hand out. While one woman goes home in tears, Andy sweeps the other woman off her feet and into a waiting helicopter.

 

At the rose ceremony, three ladies will go home in heartbreak, as the field narrows from 12 to 9.

 

Primetime Ratings Report April 10, 2007

For the week of April 2, 2007

Growing Week to Week Among Viewers and Young Adults, ABC

Draws its Largest Audience Since the Week of the Academy Awards

 

ABC Airs 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows for the Week in Adults 18-49,

With 3 of the Top 10 Programs in Both Viewers and Young Adults

 

ABC’s “Lost” and “Brothers & Sisters” Qualify as TV’s Top 2

10 O’clock Series of the Week in the Key Adult 18-49 Sales Demo

 

Leading is Time Slot, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is the Monday’s

No. 1 Non-Sports TV Program Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” Premieres with the Largest

Audience for “The Bachelor” Opener in 3 Years, Five Editions Ago

 

Tuesday at 9pm, “DWTS the Results Show” Catapults Over its Lead-in,

Places a Strong Second Against an “Idol”-Fueled “House” and Improves the

Time Period for ABC by 11.8 Million Viewers and by 225% in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “Boston Legal” Takes Second Place Tuesday at 10pm, Producing the Series’ Biggest Audience in 4 Months and its Best Women 18-34 Number Since October

 

Growing its Audience Week to Week, ABC’s “Lost” Jumps from its Lead-in to Win Wednesday at 10pm in Viewers and Key Adults, Greatly Improving the Slot for ABC

 

Building on its Lead-in Among Adults 18-34 for the Second Week in a Row,

ABC’s “October Road” Leads Thursday’s 10 O’clock Hour with Young Women

 

ABC Wins Saturday in Viewers and Young Adults with “The Ten Commandments”

 

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Wins Sunday at 8pm, Outdrawing Second-Place CBS’ “Amazing Race” by 2.9 Million Viewers and by 45% Among Adults 18-49

 

The No. 1 TV Program on Sunday, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” Dominates its Slot

 

ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” Tops Sunday’s 10 O’clock Hour Among Adults 18-49

 

WEEK No. 29:

ABC took second place to Fox during the week in Adults 18-34 (2.3/7-tie), Teens 12-17 (1.5/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.2/5). The Net won the week with Women 25-54 (4.6/12). ABC outdelivered NBC during the week by 2.2 million viewers (9.3 vs. 7.1 million) and by 36% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/9 vs. 2.2/6).

 

ABC was up over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (9.3 million vs. 8.7 million) and by 7% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/9 vs. 2.8/8). The Net attracted its largest audience in 6 weeks – since the w/o 2/19/07, the week of the Academy Awards telecast.

 

Weekly Rankings: ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 TV programs during the week among Adults 18-49, including 3 of the Top 10 shows: “Desperate Housewives” – No. 6, “Lost” – No. 8, “Dancing with the Stars” – No. 9, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” – No. 12, “Brothers & Sisters” – No. 13, “Dancing with the Stars the Results” – No. 15 and “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” – No. 18. ABC also delivered 3 of the Top 10 most-watched television shows during the week: “DWTS” – No. 6, “Desperate Housewives” – No. 7 and “DWTS the Results Show” – No. 9. With “Lost” and “Brothers & Sisters,” ABC claimed the Top 2 10 o’clock series for the week in Adults 18-49.

 

Monday

Boosted by another strong turn-out for “Dancing with the Stars” leading into the premiere of “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman,” ABC stood as Monday’s most-watched network (14.8 million) for the third consecutive week. The Network also held the No. 1 position for the evening in each of the women demographics (W18-34 – 5.3/14, W18-49 – 6.3/16 & W25-54 – 7.2/17) and among Kids 2-11 (1.6/7). Competing against CBS’ NCAA Basketball Championship coverage during prime, ABC ranked as the top non-sports network on Monday in Adults 18-49 (4.3/11), topping Fox by 10% (3.9/10) and NBC by 54% (2.8/7).

 

ABC was up from the same Monday last year -- when it also went up against CBS’ NCAA Championship Basketball Game -- by 6.8 million viewers and by 34% in Adults 18-49 (8.0 million & 3.2/8 on 4/3/06). In fact ABC delivered its highest numbers opposite the NCAA Championship Basketball Game in 12 years among Total Viewers, and in 9 years among Adults 18-49 – since 4/3/95 and 3/30/98, respectively.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-9:45 p.m.)

Winning its time period, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the No. 1 non-sports program on Monday night in Total Viewers (18.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.8/13). Topping the NCAA Championship, “DWTS” ranked as the No. 1 TV program of the night across each of the women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and among Kids 2-11.

 

Despite going up against the championship college basketball game for part of its broadcast, “Dancing with the Stars” increased its overall audience from the comparable third installment of the show last season (18.2 million vs. 17.9 million on 9/26/06).

 

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” (9:45-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” opened with an average audience of 9.9 million viewers and a 3.7 rating, 9 share in Adults 18-49. Trailing only “DWTS,” “The Bachelor” ranked as the No. 2 program of the night across the key women demos: W18-34 (4.8/13), W18-49 (5.4/13) and W25-54 (5.6/13).

 

ABC's “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” opened with 2.4 million more viewers (9.9 million vs. 7.5 million) and with 19% more Adults 18-49 (3.7/9 vs. 3.1/8) than the most recent edition of the franchise (“The Bachelor: Rome” on 10/2/06). In fact it was the most-watched season premiere for “The Bachelor” in 3 years (Five “The Bachelors” ago) – since 4/7/04.

Tuesday

“Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Launching from its lead-in by 10.8 million viewers (15.0 million vs. 4.2 million) and by 160% among young adults (3.9/10 vs. 1.5/4) against Fox’s “American Idol”-fueled “House” in the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” posted a strong second-place finish in its time period in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Although CBS had a decided lead-in advantage coming into the time slot, “DWTS the Results Show” moved ahead of third-place CBS in the hour by 5.2

million viewers and by 34% in Adults 18-49 (“The Unit” (R) = 9.8 million & 2.9/7). Miss USA 2004, Shandi Finnessey, was the second celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the ABC dance competition. From start to finish, the ABC unscripted program gained 1.1 million viewers (14.4 million to 15.5 million) and 8% among Adults 18-49 (3.7/9 to 4.0/10).

 

“DWTS the Results Show” improved the hour for ABC by 11.8 million viewers and by 225% in Adults 18-49 (3.2 million & 1.2/3 in AD18-49 on 4/4/06).

 

Despite increased competition in its time period, “DWTS the Results Show” was up from its comparable second installment for the most recent edition last September (9/20/06) among Adults 18-49 (+5%), across the key women demos (W18-34 +8%, W218-49 +6% and W25-54 +2%) and Teens 12-17 (+33%).

 

Boston Legal” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Boston Legal” delivered a solid second place during the 10 o’clock hour among Total Viewers (10.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.6/7).

 

“Boston Legal” attracted its largest audience in 4 months and its top Adult 18-49 number since February – since 12/5/06 and 2/13/07, respectively. In the hour, the ABC legal drama posted its strongest Women 18-34 number (2.3/7) since October – since 10/17/06.

Wednesday

ABC took second place to Fox on Wednesday evening among Adults 18-49 (3.1/9), besting third-place CBS by 15% (2.7/8) and fourth-place NBC by 41% (2.2/6).

 

“George Lopez” (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

Growing from its lead-in, “George Lopez” generated ABC’s top Total Viewer (6.5 million) and Adult 18-49 (2.5/7) numbers in the time period since January – since 1/17/07 and 1/10/17, respectively. Among Adults 18-49, ABC’s “George Lopez” beat its CBS and NBC competition in its time period, including “Jericho” (2.2/6) and “Friday Night Lights” (2.0/6).

 

“Lost” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Building on its lead-in by 6.9 million viewers (11.7 million vs. 4.8 million) and by 145% in young adults (4.9/13 vs. 2.0/5), “Lost” dominated Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour in Total Viewers (11.7 million) and across the adult demographics: Adults 18-34 (4.3/13), Adults 18-49 (4.9/13) and Adults 25-54 (5.5/14). In fact the ABC drama has won its hour in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic on all 9 telecasts since entering its new time slot.

 

Despite its late time period and declining TV usage levels, “Lost” grew its viewer (11.5 million to 11.8 million) and young adult audience (4.8/13 to 5.0/14) from its first half-hour to its second half-hour.

 

“Lost” increased its overall audience week to week (11.7 million vs. 11.5 million) and was also up in Adults 25-54 (5.5/14 vs. 5.4/14).

 

“Lost” improved the hour for ABC over the same night a year ago by 4.0 million viewers and 63% in Adults 18-49 (7.7 million & 3.0/8 on 4/5/06).

 

Thursday

With 2/3 of ABC’s schedule in repeat, the Net finished second on the night behind CBS’ all original lineup in Total Viewers (7.5 million) and across each of the key women demographics: Women (3.1/9), Women 18-49 (3.8/10) and Women 25-54 (4.3/11).††

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

A repeat airing of ABC's “Grey's Anatomy” took second place in the 9 o’clock hour in Total Viewers (8.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/9), behind CBS’ original “C.S.I.”† ABC’s repeat “Grey’s
defeated third-place NBC’s original comedies (“30 Rock”/”Scrubs”) by 3.6 million viewers and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (NBC = 5.1 million & 2.4/7).

 

“October Road” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

“October Road” ranked No. 1 in the 10 o’clock hour among Women 18-49 (4.5/12) and Women 18-34 (3.6/12), while placing a strong second with viewers (7.7 million) and young adults (3.0/9).† Additionally, the new ABC drama was the No. 2 TV show on Thursday night with Women 18-34, behind only CBS’ original airing of the veteran “C.S.I.”

 

For the second week in a row, “October Road” built on its lead-in among Adults 18-34 (2.5/8 vs. 2.3/7) and Women 18-34 (3.9/12 vs. 3.6/10).† The new series held 97% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in (3.0/9 vs. 3.1/9).

 

Friday

“Wife Swap” (9:01-10:00 p.m.)

Airing against all-original programming, ABC’s repeat airing of “Wife Swap” took second in the hour among Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), defeating NBC’s “Raines” (1.7/5) and Fox’s “Wedding Bells” (1.3/4). ††

“Wife Swap” posted week-to-week increases for ABC in the hour of 1.5 million viewers (4.6 million vs. 3.1 million) and of 64% among Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.1/4).†

 

Saturday

Saturday Primetime: “The Ten Commandments” (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s annual broadcast of the 1956 theatrical, “The Ten Commandments,” made the Network No. 1 on Saturday in Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.4/8).

Sunday

Although ABC aired repeat programming in the first hour of prime against all-original competition on CBS and NBC, ABC dominated Easter Sunday among Adults 18-49. During Sunday’s primetime, ABC (4.2/12) beat out second-place CBS by 45% (2.9/8), third-place NBC by 100% (2.1/6) and fourth-place Fox by 121% (1.9/5).

 

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs of the evening in Adults 18-49, with “Housewives,” “Home Edition” and “Brothers & Sisters.”

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC’s repeat airing of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” delivered a strong second place to CBS during the 7 o’clock, beating third-place NBC’s original “Dateline” by 2.3 million viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.3 million) and by 85% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8 vs. 1.3/4). The replay “Videos” ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-34 (1.6/6-tie), Teens 12-17 (1.4/6) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/10).

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” won the 8 o’clock hour, beating second-place CBS’ “Amazing Race All-Stars” by 2.9 million viewers (12.1 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/12 vs. 2.9/8). ABC’s broad skewing “Home Edition” qualified as No. 1 TV show on Sunday evening with Kids 2-11 (2.9/11).

 

“Desperate Housewives” (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

On its first original telecast since the beginning of March, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” overshadowed its time period competition. The No. 1 TV program of the night, “Housewives” bested its nearest competition in the 9 o’clock hour by 4.2 million viewers (15.9 million vs. 11.3 million - CBS’ “Cold Case”) and by 118% in Adults 18-49 (6.1/15 vs. 2.8/7 – NBC’s “Deal Or No Deal”).

 

“Brothers & Sisters” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Brother’s Sisters” ranked a strong No. 1 during the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, topping second-place CBS’ “Without a Trace” by 8% (4.0/10 vs. 3.6/9). The ABC freshman drama also won
its time period among Adults 18-34 (3.8/8) and across each of the women demographics: W18-34 (4.0/11), W18-49 (5.5/14) and W25-54 (6.3/15).

 

 

WEEK NO. 29: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS

No.1 FOX 3.8 No.1 CBS 11,510,000

No.2 CBS 3.2 No.2 FOX 9,660,000

No.3 ABC 3.0 No.3 ABC 9,320,000

No.4 NBC 2.2 No.4 NBC 7,070,000

No.5 CW 1.0 No.5 CW 2,570,000

 

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research, NTI (Live+SD or Most Current), week of 4/2/07, or as dated.

 

I. T. R. S.

RANKING REPORT

01 THRU 102 (OUT OF 102 PROGRAMS)

DAYPART: PRIMETIME MON-SUN

FROM 04/02/07 THROUGH 04/08/07

REGULAR AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

LIST RANKED BY: VIEWR 2+ (000)

 

WEEKLY RANKINGS WE 4.8.07

 

- ------

VIEWR VIEWR

RANK 2+ 2+

(000) RTG

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1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY 26670 9.4

2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY 26100 9.2

3 CSI 21690 7.7

4 HOUSE 20350 7.2

5 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMPSHIPS 19560 6.9

6 * DANCING W/THE STARS-MON 18240 6.4

7 * DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 15930 5.6

8 SHARK 15100 5.3

9 * DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU 14990 5.3

10 WITHOUT A TRACE-SPECIAL 14120 5.0

11 TIL DEATH 13950 4.9

12 NCIS 13790 4.9

13 SURVIVOR: FIJI 13580 4.8

14 60 MINUTES SPECIAL 13170 4.6

15 * EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. 12100 4.3

16 PRELUDE TO A CHAMPIONSHIP 11940 4.2

17 * LOST 11660 4.1

18 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON 11450 4.0

19 COLD CASE - SPECIAL 11330 4.0

20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU 11160 3.9

21 24 10950 3.9

22 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON 4/2 10930 3.9

NUMB3RS 10930 3.9

24 CLOSE TO HOME 10820 3.8

25 * BROTHERS & SISTERS 10800 3.8

26 BONES 10530 3.7

27 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER 10330 3.6

28 CRIMINAL MINDS 10290 3.6

29 CSI: NY 10270 3.6

30 DEAL OR NO DEAL-SUN 4/8 10160 3.6

31 * BOSTON LEGAL 9970 3.5

32 * BACHELOR:OFFICER&GENTLEMN 9860 3.5

33 UNIT, THE 9830 3.5

34 GHOST WHISPERER 9660 3.4

35 AMAZING RACE 11 - SPECIAL 9290 3.3

36 * GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM 8660 3.1

37 MEDIUM 8420 3.0

38 LAW AND ORDER 8220 2.9

39 PRISON BREAK 8120 2.9

40 JERICHO 8000 2.8

41 CSI: MIAMI - TUESDAY SPCL 7930 2.8

42 * OCTOBER ROAD 7680 2.7

43 * AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS 7610 2.7

44 CROSSING JORDAN 7570 2.7

45 * 20/20-FRI 7260 2.6

46 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT 7140 2.5

47 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 7090 2.5

48 48 HOURS MYSTERY 7070 2.5

49 TWO AND A HALF MEN-830PM 6860 2.4

CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM 6860 2.4

51 OFFICE 6740 2.4

52 RAINES 6670 2.4

53 APPRENTICE 6 4/8 6610 2.3

54 * GEORGE LOPEZ-WED 8:30P 6530 2.3

55 DATELINE SUN-7PM 4/8 6420 2.3

56 * UGLY BETTY 6240 2.2

57 LAW & ORDER:CI-SAT 6180 2.2

58 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK 6090 2.1

59 IDENTITY 6050 2.1

60 * GEORGE LOPEZ 5990 2.1

61 COPS 2 5900 2.1

62 DATELINE NBC-TUE 5800 2.0

63 HOUSE-FRI 8P 5600 2.0

64 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5580 2.0

65 FAMILY GUY-EASTER 9P 5470 1.9

66 * ACCORDING TO JIM 9PM 5430 1.9

67 30 ROCK 5370 1.9

68 DATELINE-SAT 5350 1.9

69 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 5330 1.9

70 BLACK DONNELLYS 5300 1.9

71 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-2 5220 1.8

72 LAW AND ORDER-SAT 5110 1.8

73 AMERICAN DAD-EASTER 9:30P 4980 1.8

COPS 4980 1.8

75 SIMPSONS-EASTER 8P 4950 1.7

76 SCRUBS 4890 1.7

77 * IN CASE OF EMERGENCY 4810 1.7

78 KING OF HILL-EASTER 8:30P 4690 1.7

79 * WIFE SWAP-FRI 4600 1.6

80 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 4330 1.5

81 * GEORGE LOPEZ-TU 8PM 4300 1.5

82 FAMILY GUY-THURS 9:30P 4270 1.5

83 * ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8:30P 4180 1.5

84 FAMILY GUY-THURS 9P 4160 1.5

85 ANDY BARKER, P.I. 4/5 4070 1.4

86 * GREY'S ANATOMY-FRI 8PM 3830 1.4

87 WEDDING BELLS 3800 1.3

88 MY NAME IS EARL 4/5 3760 1.3

89 PUSSYCAT DOLLS-WED 3070 1.1

90 WAR AT HOME-EASTER 7:30P 2670 .9

91 SMALLVILLE 2530 .9

92 PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT 2290 .8

93 7TH HEAVEN 2150 .8

94 WAR AT HOME-EASTER 7P 2060 .7

95 SUPERNATURAL 1960 .7

96 EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 1790 .6

97 GAME, THE 1760 .6

98 ALL OF US 1680 .6

99 GILMORE GIRLS 1650 .6

100 GIRLFRIENDS 1630 .6

101 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-2-ENC 1590 .6

102 ONE TREE HILL-SUN 890 .3

 

 

5 NETWORKS AVERAGED 8530 3.0

5 NETWORKS SUMMED 40610 14.3

I. T. R. S.

RANKING REPORT

01 THRU 224 (OUT OF 224 PROGRAMS)

DAYPART: PRIMETIME MON-SUN

FROM 09/18/06 THROUGH 04/08/07

REGULAR PROGRAMS

LIST RANKED BY: VIEWR 2+ (000)

 

STD RANKINGS WE 4.8.07

 

- ------ ------

NO/OF VIEWR VIEWR

RANK T/C 2+ 2+

(000) RTG

----- ------ ------ ------

1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY 12 31650 11.2

2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY 12 31630 11.2

3 * DANCING WITH THE STARS 10 20690 7.3

4 CSI 26 20640 7.3

5 * DANCING W/THE STARS-MON 2 20430 7.2

6 * DANCING W/STARS RESULTS 9 19420 6.9

7 * GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM 28 19190 6.8

8 HOUSE 15 18810 6.6

9 * LOST 6 17840 6.3

10 * DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 23 17500 6.2

11 CSI: MIAMI 25 17120 6.0

12 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 13 16470 5.8

13 * DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU 2 16410 5.8

14 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON 26 15930 5.6

15 SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS 12 15750 5.6

16 SURVIVOR: FIJI 7 14990 5.3

17 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER 6 14960 5.3

18 TWO AND A HALF MEN 25 14870 5.2

19 HEROES 19 14840 5.2

20 HOUSE 2 14800 5.2

21 WITHOUT A TRACE 19 14720 5.2

22 NCIS 28 14640 5.2

23 COLD CASE 19 14630 5.2

24 CRIMINAL MINDS 29 14490 5.1

25 TIL DEATH 4 14440 5.1

26 CSI: NY 29 14270 5.0

27 24 12 14000 4.9

28 * EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. 24 13910 4.9

29 * LOST 9 13780 4.9

30 60 MINUTES 24 13750 4.9

31 SHARK 26 13550 4.8

32 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME 1 12810 4.5

33 WEDDING BELLS 1 12610 4.4

34 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 8 12370 4.4

35 LAW AND ORDER:SVU 27 12350 4.4

36 E.R. 20 12130 4.3

37 OT, THE 7 12110 4.3

38 OLD CHRISTINE 17 11770 4.2

39 * UGLY BETTY 26 11580 4.1

40 AMAZING RACE 10 12 11490 4.1

41 DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI 6 11440 4.0

42 UNIT, THE 25 11290 4.0

43 DEAL OR NO DEAL-SUN 5 11270 4.0

44 * EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-7P 1 11090 3.9

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK 13 11090 3.9

46 * BROTHERS & SISTERS 23 11010 3.9

47 DEAL OR NO DEAL-THU 8 10850 3.8

48 FOX NEXTEL CUP WNNRS CIRC 2 10740 3.8

49 NUMB3RS 27 10670 3.8

50 * OCTOBER ROAD 4 10610 3.7

51 JERICHO 12 10520 3.7

52 CLOSE TO HOME 24 10480 3.7

53 AMAZING RACE 11 7 10180 3.6

54 GHOST WHISPERER 24 10100 3.6

55 SMITH 3 10060 3.5

56 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 3 9900 3.5

57 * BACHELOR:OFFICER&GENTLEMN 1 9860 3.5

58 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED 9 9800 3.5

59 * SIX DEGREES 6 9680 3.4

60 1 VS 100 20 9630 3.4

61 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT 27 9300 3.3

62 * BOSTON LEGAL 22 9290 3.3

63 3 LBS 3 9280 3.3

64 * AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS 22 9260 3.3

65 BONES 19 9250 3.3

PRISON BREAK 19 9250 3.3

67 MY NAME IS EARL 23 9230 3.3

68 LAW AND ORDER 25 9150 3.2

69 CLASS, THE 3 9030 3.2

70 LAS VEGAS 18 9020 3.2

71 * MEN IN TREES 13 9010 3.2

72 * SUPERNANNY 12 8950 3.2

73 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 13 8850 3.1

74 SIMPSONS 21 8770 3.1

75 KING OF QUEENS 5 8730 3.1

76 DATELINE FRI 3 8710 3.1

77 MEDIUM 20 8660 3.1

78 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 22 8640 3.0

79 STUDIO 60 17 8480 3.0

80 * BACHELOR: ROME 8 8450 3.0

81 JERICHO 6 8430 3.0

82 * HELP ME HELP YOU 9 8410 3.0

83 OFFICE 25 8360 2.9

84 FAMILY GUY 21 8310 2.9

85 BIGGEST LOSER 3 11 8270 2.9

86 CLASS, THE 19 8260 2.9

87 STANDOFF 2 8100 2.9

88 * NINE, THE 7 8060 2.8

89 DATELINE-WED 5 8040 2.8

90 FAMILY GUY-SUN 9:30P 4 7970 2.8

91 * WIFE SWAP 21 7700 2.7

92 * 20/20-FRI 27 7660 2.7

93 * SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL 8 7640 2.7

94 AMERICAN DAD 10 7630 2.7

95 CROSSING JORDAN 6 7620 2.7

96 * ACCORDING TO JIM-8PM 3 7590 2.7

97 48 HOURS MYSTERY 26 7560 2.7

98 APPRENTICE 6 11 7480 2.6

99 GREASE:ONE THAT I WANT 11 7460 2.6

100 CROSSING JORDAN 5 7410 2.6

101 HOUSE-MON 9P 1 7390 2.6

102 * SHOW ME THE MONEY 4 7260 2.6

* MEN IN TREES 7 7260 2.6

104 LAW & ORDER:CI-SAT 10 7170 2.5

105 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 23 7140 2.5

106 OLD CHRISTINE 3 7060 2.5

107 VANISHED 3 6970 2.5

108 AMERICAN DAD 5 6950 2.5

109 IDENTITY 4 6890 2.4

110 KING OF THE HILL 5 6850 2.4

111 RAINES 2 6820 2.4

112 SCRUBS 17 6810 2.4

113 * ACCORDING TO JIM-8:30PM 7 6770 2.4

114 LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT 11 6760 2.4

115 * AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-FRI 4 6690 2.4

116 DATELINE NBC-TUE 15 6680 2.4

117 KIDNAPPED-SAT 1 6670 2.4

118 KIDNAPPED 3 6620 2.3

119 * DAY BREAK 5 6610 2.3

120 JUSTICE 2 6600 2.3

121 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM 21 6540 2.3

BLACK DONNELLYS 6 6540 2.3

123 * GEORGE LOPEZ-WED 8:30P 1 6530 2.3

124 * GEORGE LOPEZ 10 6490 2.3

125 JUSTICE 3 6460 2.3

126 WINNER, THE-SUN 8:30P 3 6450 2.3

127 HOUSE-FRI 8P 5 6420 2.3

128 COPS 2 24 6410 2.3

30 ROCK 4 6410 2.3

130 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK 23 6400 2.3

131 * PRIMETIME:THE OUTSIDERS 7 6370 2.2

132 BONES-WED 9P 6 6260 2.2

133 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 9 6200 2.2

DATELINE SUN-7PM 6 6200 2.2

135 ARMED & FAMOUS 3 6110 2.2

136 * PRIMETIME 9 6100 2.2

137 LAW AND ORDER-SAT 7 6090 2.1

138 WAR AT HOME 7 6070 2.1

139 * AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-TUE 12 5970 2.1

140 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 13 5900 2.1

141 * WHAT ABOUT BRIAN 18 5890 2.1

142 DATELINE-SAT 23 5840 2.1

143 * ACCORDING TO JIM 9PM 7 5750 2.0

144 WINNER, THE-SUN 9:30P 3 5680 2.0

LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT 5 5680 2.0

146 30 ROCK 16 5620 2.0

147 20 GOOD YEARS 4 5550 2.0

148 COPS 23 5490 1.9

149 * GREY'S ANATOMY-FRI 8PM 20 5450 1.9

150 STANDOFF 6 5390 1.9

151 * SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME 8 5370 1.9

152 AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 12 5360 1.9

153 * ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK 15 5310 1.9

AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-2 6 5310 1.9

155 ANDY BARKER, P.I. 3 5290 1.9

156 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 15 5270 1.9

157 * BIG DAY 8 5260 1.9

158 * KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY 4 5160 1.8

159 TIL DEATH 16 5140 1.8

160 WEDDING BELLS 4 4890 1.7

161 * WIFE SWAP-FRI 4 4870 1.7

162 * IN CASE OF EMERGENCY 11 4850 1.7

* EXTREME MAKEOVER 1 4850 1.7

164 * KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY 5 4810 1.7

FAMILY GUY-THURS 9P 4 4810 1.7

166 NANNY 911 8 4650 1.6

167 WAR AT HOME 9 4620 1.6

168 TRADING SPOUSES 16 4590 1.6

169 LAW & ORDER:CI-SAT 1 4580 1.6

170 JUSTICE 4 4570 1.6

171 * GREAT AMERICAN DREAM VOTE 1 4540 1.6

172 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 28 4520 1.6

TIL DEATH-THU 8:30P 4 4520 1.6

174 7TH HEAVEN 2 4360 1.5

175 * GEORGE LOPEZ-TU 8PM 1 4300 1.5

176 * BROTHERS & SISTERS-FRI 1 4290 1.5

FAMILY GUY-THURS 9:30P 2 4290 1.5

178 O.C. 15 4280 1.5

179 * BIG DAY-9:30PM 3 4250 1.5

180 KIDNAPPED 2 4210 1.5

181 * ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8:30P 1 4180 1.5

182 SMALLVILLE 27 4150 1.5

183 RICH LIST 1 4120 1.5

184 AMERICAN DAD-THURS 9:30P 1 4030 1.4

BEAUTY AND THE GEEK 8 4030 1.4

186 * SIX DEGREES 2 3940 1.4

SIMPSONS-SUN 7P 3 3940 1.4

188 HAPPY HOUR 2 3880 1.4

189 AMERICAN DAD-SUN 7P 1 3850 1.4

190 CELEBRITY DUETS 2 3800 1.3

191 WAR AT HOME 4 3790 1.3

192 GILMORE GIRLS 28 3700 1.3

193 NANNY 911 2 3680 1.3

194 CELEBRITY DUETS-FRIDAY 2 3650 1.3

195 REBA 13 3630 1.3

196 WAR AT HOME-SUN 7:30P 2 3350 1.2

VANISHED 2 3350 1.2

198 PUSSYCAT DOLLS-WED 5 3280 1.2

199 7TH HEAVEN 20 3190 1.1

200 SUPERNATURAL 25 3120 1.1

201 ONE TREE HILL 19 2990 1.1

202 PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT 5 2960 1.0

203 WAR AT HOME-SUN 7P 3 2940 1.0

204 EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 23 2850 1.0

205 GIRLFRIENDS 2 2810 1.0

206 REBA SUN 13 2690 .9

207 GAME, THE 2 2640 .9

208 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-ENC 3 2590 .9

209 VERONICA MARS 20 2580 .9

210 ALL OF US 23 2540 .9

211 GIRLFRIENDS 23 2500 .9

212 EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 2 2420 .9

213 ALL OF US 2 2410 .8

214 GAME, THE 23 2340 .8

215 RUNAWAY 2 2040 .7

216 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-2-ENC 6 2030 .7

217 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-ENC 1 1990 .7

218 TOP MODEL:BRIT INVASION 2 1960 .7

219 AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-ENC 8 1950 .7

220 RUNAWAY 1 1800 .6

221 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK-ENC 8 1700 .6

222 PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT-EN 3 1560 .6

223 TOP MODEL:BRIT INVSN-ENC 1 1020 .4

224 ONE TREE HILL-SUN 1 890 .3

 

 

5 NETWORKS AVERAGED 2393 9450 3.3

5 NETWORKS SUMMED 2393 45450 16.1

April 10, 2007

Quick Take for Monday, April 9, 2007 – Final Ratings

 

 

ABC is Monday’s Most-Watched Net for the 4th Straight Week, Delivering

The No. 1 Position on the Evening in Adults 18-49 on 3 of the Last 4 Weeks

 

Leading its Time Period Across the Board, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Stands as Monday’s No. 1 TV Program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

With Strong Retention of its Week-Ago Premiere in Viewers and Young Adults,
“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” is Monday’s No. 1 Show in Women 18-34

 

 

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With more impressive results from “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman,” ABC stood as Monday’s most-watched TV network (14.0 million) for the 4th week in a row. For the 3rd time in 4 weeks, ABC ranked No. 1 on the night among Adults 18-49 (4.1/11 – tied w/CBS).

 

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-9:31 p.m.)

Dominating its time period, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the No. 1 TV program on Monday in Total Viewers (18.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.8/13). In addition to winning with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the broad appealing ABC unscripted program also ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 25-54 (6.1/15), Adults 18-34 (3.3/10), Teens 12-17 (2.2/7) and Kids 2-11 (2.7/9).

 

“Dancing with the Stars” was up from the prior week in Total Viewers (18.8 million vs. 18.2 million), while retaining 100% of its Adult 18-49 audience (4.8/13).

 

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” (9:31-11:00 p.m.)

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” ranked No. 1 in its time slot and stood as Monday’s No. 1 television program with the series’ targeted audience of Women 18-34 (5.0/13), tied with ABC’s “DWTS.” The show ranked second in its slot with Women 18-49 (5.2/13) and Women 25-54 (5.2/12)

 

On its second telecast, ABC's “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” exhibited strong retention of its week-earlier season premiere delivery in viewers and young adults: Total Viewers (92% - 9.1 million vs. 9.9 million), Adults 18-49 (92% - 3.4/9 vs. 3.7/9) and Adults 18-34 (94% - 3.0/9 vs. 3.2/9). “The Bachelor” was up 4% from its season opener with Women 18-34 (5.0/13 vs. 4.8/13).

 

“The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman” posted increases from the second installment of its most recent edition (“The Bachelor: Rome” on 10/9/06) in both Total Viewers (9.1 million vs. 7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.4/9 vs. 3.1/7). It was the most-watched Week 2 for “The Bachelor” in 3 years (Five “The Bachelors” ago) – since 4/14/04.

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Preliminary, Live+SD), 4/9/07.

 

 

 

END

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 8, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

 

 

 

Despite Starting off the Night with Repeat Programming, Opposite All-Original Lineups on CBS and NBC, ABC Leads Easter Sunday by 45% in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s Repeat “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Tops Original Competition at 7pm

 

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Leads at 8pm, Outdrawing Second-Place

CBS’ “Amazing Race” by 2.8 Million Viewers and by 45% Among Adults 18-49

 

The No. 1 TV Program on Sunday, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” Dominates at 9pm

 

ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” Tops Sunday’s 10 O’clock Hour Among Adults 18-49

 

 

Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

Although ABC aired repeat programming in the first hour of prime against all-original competition on CBS and NBC, ABC dominated Easter Sunday among Adults 18-49. During Sunday’s primetime, ABC (4.2/11) beat out second-place CBS by 45% (2.9/8), third-place NBC by 100% (2.1/6) and fourth-place Fox by 121% (1.9/5).

 

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs of the evening in Adults 18-49, with “Housewives,” “Home Edition” and “Brothers & Sisters.”

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC’s repeat airing of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” delivered a strong second place to CBS during the 7 o’clock, beating third-place NBC’s original “Dateline” by 2.4 million viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 77% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.3/4). The replay “Videos” ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-34 (1.6/6-tie), Teens 12-17 (1.4/6) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/10).

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” won the 8 o’clock hour, beating second-place CBS’ “Amazing Race All-Stars” by 2.8 million viewers (12.0 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/12 vs. 2.9/8). ABC’s broad skewing “Home Edition” qualified as No. 1 TV show on Sunday evening with Kids 2-11 (2.8/11).

 

“Desperate Housewives” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

On its first original telecast since the beginning of March, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” overshadowed its time period competition. The No. 1 TV program of the night, “Housewives” bested second-place CBS’ “Cold Case” in the 9 o’clock hour by 4.2 million viewers (15.7 million vs. 11.5 million) and by 114% in Adults 18-49 (6.0/15 vs. 2.8/7).

 

“Brothers & Sisters” (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Brother’s Sisters” ranked a strong No. 1 during the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, topping second-place CBS’ “Without a Trace” by 14% (4.1/11 vs. 3.6/9). The ABC freshman drama also won

 

 

its time period among Adults 18-34 (3.0/9) and across each of the women demographics: W18-34 (4.2/11), W18-49 (5.7/14) and W25-54 (6.4/15).

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 4/8/07

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

with the help of “extreme makeover: Home Edition,” A Family in which

the father and son became paralyzed within a TWO-year span will get

a new home that will allow them more freedom to enjoy their lives

 

“Westbrook Family” -- Ty and the gang of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will create a home that is accessible for the entire Westbrook family of Lawton, OK, who have suffered much hardship and two separate accidents that left both father and son paralyzed. The episode airs SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

Gene Westbrook, the father of three children -- Elizabeth, Katie and James -- volunteered to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was left paralyzed and received a purple heart. After being medically discharged from the military, he devoted his time to speaking about his experiences and helping others in his town. Along with his wife, Peggy, they are respected members of a close knit community, but Gene had to jump through many hoops just to be able to afford a handicapped-accessible van that allowed him to drive.

 

On June 10, 2006, a year after Gene was paralyzed in Iraq, a second tragedy hit the Westbrooks. While on their way to a friend’s house, the wheel of their van evidently became loose, causing Gene to drive across oncoming traffic and the vehicle to roll over in a ravine. The family doesn’t remember much about the accident, but suffered serious injuries: Son James was paralyzed from the waist down, daughter Katie required surgery to remove one of her kidneys, and Gene broke his ankle and knee and now suffers from short-term memory loss. With over a million dollars in medical bills, the Westbrooks can’t afford to make their house accessible for someone in a wheelchair, let alone two people. This double tragedy has been very tough on Peggy, though she has shown great courage in keeping the family together during their difficulties.

 

Gene is a hero, wounded fighting for his country; now it’s up to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to make the Westbrook home safe and handicapped-accessible, and in turn give Gene and James the freedom that they so want back.

 

While Ty and the designers, local builder Ron Nance's The Oaks Development Company and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding the home in just seven days, the Westbrook family will go away to a non-profit organization called the Lakeshore Foundation.

 

The design team for this episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Ed Sanders, Preston Sharp and Tracy Hutson. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Denise Cramsey. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

A WISTERIA LANE RESIDENT IS SUSPECTED OF MURDER,

ON ABC’S “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”

 

 

“God, That’s Good” – Susan calls off a wedding, Gaby decides to move forward with a wedding, and a Wisteria Lane resident is suspected of murder, on “Desperate Housewives,” SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Josh Henderson as Austin Britt, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.

 

Guest starring are Peri Gilpen as Maggie Gilroy, John Slattery as Victor Lang, Dougray Scott as Ian Hainsworth, Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg, Jason Gedrick as Rick Coletti, Darien Pinkerton as Penny, Kerstin Pinkerton as Penny, Brien Perry as fireman, Todd Sherry as Russell, Cody McMains as Hector, Jeffrey Stubblefield as Jerome, Chris Damiano as cop, Richard Jenik as officer #1, Christine Clayburg as reporter #1, Kim Delgado as reporter #2, Sean Smith as yuppie man, Ryan Christiansen as paramedic, Darlene Kardon as Mrs. Epstein and Joleen Lutz as yuppie woman.

 

“God, That’s Good” was directed by Larry Shaw and written by Josh Senter & Dahvi Waller.

 

”Desperate Housewives” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

KEVIN HAS A NEW LOVE INTEREST, ON ABC’S “BROTHERS & SISTERS”

 

Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”) Guest Stars as Chad Berry

 

“Sexual Politics” -- Kevin falls for a soap opera actor (guest starring Jason Lewis as Chad Berry) who is confused about his own sexuality. Meanwhile, Kitty and Nora dearly regret being sucked in by the sales pitch of an executive matchmaker, on “Brothers & Sisters,” SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/14/07)

 

“Brothers & Sisters” stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

“Brothers & Sisters” stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

 

Guest starring are Rob Lowe as Senator McCallister, Caroline Aaron as Elise, Mark Harari as the instructor, Jason Lewis as Chad Berry, Rachel Montez Collins as L.A. babe, Paul Cassell as Gary Morris, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Noreen, Sophia Rachel Garcia as Nicole, Susan Santiago as Vanessa, Sulekah Naidu as the hostess, Jim Anzie as the waiter, Robert Michael Morris as Lawrence Magill, Christian Keyes as the bouncer, Chris Flanders as the reporter and Roxy Olin as Michelle.

 

“Sexual Politics” was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and Alison Schapker and directed by Sandy Smolan.

 

“Brothers & Sisters” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-14,S parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

GEORGE TAKES DESPERATE MEASURES TO PROVE THAT VIC’S FIANCÉE

IS BEING FAITHFUL, ON ABC’S “GEORGE LOPEZ”

 

Stacy Keibler (“Dancing with the Stars”) Guest Stars

 

 

“George Thinks Vic’s Fiancée is Lion about Being a Cheetah” – George seeks help from a popular reality TV game show in order to expose Vic’s cheating, gold-digging fiancée (guest starring Stacy Keibler), on “George Lopez,” TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/28/07)

 

“George Lopez” stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny, Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero and Aimee Garcia as Veronica.

 

Guest starring are Stacy Keibler as Lindsay and Joel S. Greco as Joey Greco.

 

“George Thinks Vic’s Fiancée is Lion about Being a Cheetah” was written by Luisa Leschin and directed by Bob Koherr

 

“George Lopez” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

VIC CAJOLES GEORGE INTO A FATHER-SON GOLF GAME,

ON ABC’S “GEORGE LOPEZ”

 

Champion Boxer Oscar De La Hoya Guest Stars

 

 

“George’s Bogey-ous Relationship with Vic is Putt to the Test” – Vic feigns fatherly love so George will play in a father-son golf tournament against his long time rival and his son, Tony (guest starring Oscar De La Hoya), on “George Lopez,” TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“George Lopez” stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny, Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero and Aimee Garcia as Veronica.

 

Guest starring are Oscar De La Hoya as Tony and Eloy Casados as Dr. Anthony Tovar.

 

“George’s Bogey-ous Relationship with Vic is Putt to the Test”” was written by Rick Nyholm and directed by Joe Regalbuto.

 

“George Lopez” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 9, 2007

 

 

DENNY CRANE, ALAN SHORE AND THE AMBITIOUS VANESSA WALKER HEAD TO

NEW ORLEANS TO DEFEND A DOCTOR ACCUSED OF EUTHANIZING PATIENTS

DURING HURRICANE KATRINA, ON ABC’S “BOSTON LEGAL”

 

Guest Stars Include Nia Long as Vanessa Walker

 

“Angel of Death” – Denny Crane and Alan Shore, joined by ambitious new attorney Vanessa Walker (Nia Long), head to New Orleans to defend a doctor accused of euthanizing patients during Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile Claire Simms’ new secretary, the cross-dressing Clarence, wants to file a lawsuit when he’s kicked out of an all-women’s gym, and Denise Bauer weighs the pros and cons of dating Jeffrey Coho, on “Boston Legal,” TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/9/07)

 

“Boston Legal” stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Craig Bierko as Jeffrey Coho and Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms and Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

 

Guest starring are Nia Long as Vanessa Walker, Ann Cusack as Dr. Donna Follette, Dakin Matthews as Judge Harvey Fletcher, Matt Letcher as A.D.A. Adam Mersel, Merrin Dungey as Sandy Zionts, Brent Jennings as Marshall Gottlieb and Maree Cheatham as Georgina Babineaux.

 

“Angel of Death” was written by Craig Turk & Janet Leahy & David E. Kelley and directed by Tom Verica.

 

“Boston Legal” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

April 9, 2007

 

 

JIM AND ANDY BATTLE IT OUT OVER A GRILL,

ON ABC’S “ACCORDING TO JIM”

 

 

“The Grill II” – Andy’s attempt to sell a grill that Jim gave him a few years ago results in a wildly destructive tug-of-war between the two, on “According to Jim” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“According to Jim” stars Jim Belushi as Jim, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Cheryl, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Dana, Larry Joe Campbell as Andy, Taylor Atelian as Ruby, Billi Bruno as Gracie and Conner Rayburn as Kyle.

 

Guest-starring is Siobhan Dunn as officer.

 

“The Grill II” is written by Christopher J. Nowak and directed by Dennis Capps.

 

“According to Jim” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

PREGNANCY’S WELCOME AND UNWELCOME SURPRISES BEGIN

TO SURFACE, ON ABC’S “NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY”

 

 

“Oleander” -- Andrew and Lauren are quickly discovering the pros and cons of being pregnant, including the things that get in the way of intimacy. A definite plus for Andrew, though, are Lauren’s highly noticeable “pregnancy” breasts, which also prove to be the object of attention for the students she counsels. On the downside, Lauren’s sex drive has diminished and Andrew worries they won’t have time to be intimate once the baby arrives. Heartened by his concerns, Lauren makes several attempts to get “in the mood,” only to be foiled by various things. Surprises are also in store for Danny and Cooper when they discover they have something in common, on ABC’s “Notes from the Underbelly,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Notes from the Underbelly” stars Jennifer Westfeldt as Lauren, Peter Cambor as Andrew, Michael Weaver as Danny, Rachael Harris as Cooper, Melanie Paxson as Julie and Sunkrish Bala as Eric.

 

“Oleander” was written by Steve Joe and Greg Schaffer and directed by Michael Patrick Jann.

 

“Notes from the Underbelly” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

CHARLIE QUESTIONS WHETHER DESMOND HAS HAD ANOTHER “FLASH”

FORESHADOWING HIS DEATH WHEN COAXED INTO JOINING A TREK

ACROSS THE JUNGLE, AND JEALOUSY MOTIVATES KATE TO TURN TO

AN UNSUSPECTING SAWYER, ON ABC’S “LOST”

 

 

“Catch-22” – Desmond coaxes Charlie, Hurley and Jin on a trek across the jungle after experiencing one of his future-prophesizing “flashes” -- but is he purposely placing Charlie’s life in harm’s way? Meanwhile, Kate turns to an unwitting Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet, on “Lost,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 4/18/07)

 

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

Guest starring are Sonia Walger as Penny Widmore, Jack Maxwell as Derek, Joanna Bool as Ruth, Andrew Connolly as Brother Campbell, Andrew Trask as older monk and Marsha Thomason as Naomi.

 

“Catch-22” was written by Jeff Pinkner & Brian K. Vaughan and directed by Stephen Williams.

 

”Lost” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 9, 2007

 

 

SUN DISCOVERS THE IDENTITY OF HER UNBORN CHILD’S FATHER AFTER

BEING EXAMINED BY JULIET, AND DESMOND ALLOWS AN UNLIKELY FOE TO HELP

SAVE THE LIFE OF A MYSTERIOUS NEW ISLAND INHABITANT, ON ABC’S “LOST”

 

 

“D.O.C. – After discovering that all of “The Others’” pregnant women died before giving birth on the island, an extremely reticent Sun allows Juliet to examine her -- and uncovers the identity of the unborn child’s father. Meanwhile, Desmond allows an unlikely nemesis to help save the life of a new, mysterious island inhabitant, on “Lost,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

Guest starring are Byron Chung as Mr. Paik, Andrew Divoff as Mikhail, Marsha Thomason as Naomi, John Shin as Mr. Kwon, Alexis Rhee as older woman, Esmond Chung as Paik’s associate and Jean Chung as Paik’s secretary.

 

“D.O.C.” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Fred Toye.

 

”Lost” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

LOVE’S ALL AROUND AT MODE, EXCEPT FOR BETTY, WHO TRIES TO

AVOID THE PEOPLE SHE CARES FOR MOST, ON ABC’S “UGLY BETTY”

 

 

“Petra-gate” – Betty, fed up with Daniel, Christina and Henry and how they’ve all disappointed her, does her best to avoid all three. Meanwhile, love’s all around at Mode, as Alexis gets asked out on her first date as a woman; Amanda begins a flirtation with a designer (guest star Mykel Shannon Jenkins) who she assumes is gay; Wilhelmina struggles to deal with the tireless advances of her latest conquest, and Hilda gets a surprise from Santos (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Meanwhile, Daniel goes it alone in dealing with the aftermath of his one-time hook-up with Petra, on “Ugly Betty,” THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Cristian de la Fuente (“The Class,” Univision’s “Sonar No Cuesta Nada”) guest stars as Rodrigo, Alexis’ admirer.

 

“Ugly Betty” stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Kevin Sussman as Walter, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

 

Guest starring are Christopher Gorham as Henry, Kevin Alejandro as Santos, Jayma Mays as Charlie, Cristian de la Fuente as Rodrigo, Annalynne McCord as Petra, Ivana Milicevic as Lena and Mykel Shannon Jenkins as Dijan.

 

“Petra-gate,” was written by Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman and directed by Paul Lazarus.

 

”Ugly Betty” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

ABC Media Relations: Ellen Gonzalez (818) 460-7185, Ellen.M.Gonzalez@abc.com

Photography is available at www.abcmedianet.com or at (818) 460-6611

 

 

-- ABC --

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

THE ATTENDINGS ARE EXTRA ATTENTIVE TO A PATIENT (WHO HAPPENS TO BE

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD), BURKE PLANS THE WEDDING

WITH LITTLE HELP FROM CRISTINA, AND THINGS HEAT UP BETWEEN

ADDISON AND ALEX, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

Mitch Pileggi (“The X-Files”) Guest Stars

 

Elizabeth Reaser (“Sweet Land”) Returns as Jane Doe

 

 

“Desire” – As the interns of Seattle Grace cram for their upcoming exam, the attendings vie for the Chief’s position by tending to the chairman of the hospital board after he’s admitted as a patient. Meanwhile, Burke struggles to involve Cristina in the wedding planning, things heat up between Addison and Alex, and Derek questions his relationship with Meredith, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.

 

Guest starring Elizabeth Reaser as Jane Doe, Kali Rocha as Dr. Sydney Heron, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Mary-Margaret Humes as Nancy Jennings, Rowena King as Celeste Newman, and Ramon De Ocampo as James Benton. Co-Starring Stewart Skelton as Dr. Fischer.

 

“Desire” was written by Mark Wilding and directed by Tom Verica.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 9, 2007

SEASON FINALE

 

AUBREY WANTS NICK TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER AND HANNAH, PHYSICAL PHIL ASKS OWEN’S HELP TO GET PIZZA GIRL BACK, RAY CONTINUES HIS MISSION TO DESTROY

THE GANG, A SURPRISE FOR EDDIE BRINGS ON AN UNPREDICTABLE RESPONSE, AND

NICK MEETS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR AT HANNAH’S, ON ABC’S “OCTOBER ROAD”

 

“Best Friend Windows” – Aubrey suspects Nick still has feelings for Hannah and wants him to choose between the two of them, but then Nick meets an unexpected out of town visitor at Hannah and Sam’s. Meanwhile, Nick and the guys give Eddie what they thought would be a welcome surprise, but Eddie surprises them with an unpredictable response; Ray continues his mission to destroy the gang by telling Owen about Ikey and Alison’s secret; and Physical Phil makes a life-changing decision to get Pizza Girl (Lindy Booth) back and asks for Owen’s help, on the Season Finale of “October Road,” THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“October Road” stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett, Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels, Tom Berenger as The Commander, Warren Christie as Ray “Big Cat” Cataldo, Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan, Evan Jones as Ikey, Jay Paulson as Physical Phil, Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels, Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka and Odette Yustman as Aubrey.

 

Guest starring are Rebecca Field as Janet “The Planet” Meadows, Jonathan Murphy as Ronnie, Penny Johnson Jerald as Dean Leslie Etwood, Elizabeth Bogush as Alison Rowan, Lindy Booth as Pizza Girl, Bo Mitchell as Doodie, David Galbraith as pizza guy/dude, Charles Black as local businessman and Reed Diamond as Gavin Goddard.

 

“Best Friend Windows” was written by Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, and directed by Gary Fleder.

 

“October Road” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

A FLASHY DIVA MOM FROM VEGAS SWAPS LIVES WITH

A DOWN AND DIRTY MOM WHO OWNS A SCRAP YARD,

ON ABC’S “WIFE SWAP”

 

This week in “Browne/Robinson,” a diva mom who raises her kids to be primped and perfect divas-in-training swaps lives with a laid-back mom whose family owns a scrap yard and can barely control her immature husband and pack of unruly boys, on “Wife Swap,” FRIDAY, APRIL 27 (9:01-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Each week from across the country, two families with very different values are chosen to take part in a two-week long challenge. The wives from these two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover just what it’s like to live another woman’s life. It’s a mind-blowing experiment that often ends up changing their lives forever.

 

Vegas mom D’eva Robinson (31) has always known that she was born to be a diva, and she even changed her name to fulfill her destiny. D’eva is a salon manager whose prized possessions are her wardrobe full of glamorous, over-the-top clothes and her shelf full of stylish wigs. D’eva demands that her whole family be every bit as fabulous as she is, so husband Dwayne (47) and children Taylore (12), Jourdyn (10), Eli (8) and Journi (5) must complete household chores and time-consuming beauty regimens to keep their house -- and themselves -- looking great. D’eva has even inspired Dwayne to go to cosmetology school so the family can open up hair salons all over Vegas.

 

D’eva travels to the Texas home of the Browne Family, where wife Christie (39), husband Trenton (39), and their sons, Jeremy (14), Joshua (12), Benjamin (11) and live-in nephew Charles (17) run a scrap yard and live in a messy house where the rambunctious boys rule the roost. Christie is a laid back computer teacher’s aide who believes that boys should be boys and kids should have the freedom to goof off and learn from their mistakes. Trenton acts more like a friend than a father to the boys, even letting the underage boys drive cars from the scrap yard around the family’s private property. Trenton and the boys treat the living room like a wrestling ring and eschew all chores, but mellow Christie doesn’t mind, even when the boys are out toilet papering the neighbor’s house.

 

In the first week of the swap, D’eva must put up with the wild antics and pranks of the Browne boys, and is shocked to find that the underage boys are allowed to drive. Meanwhile, tomboy Christie must transform herself into a diva with a glamorous dress and wig, and must enforce D’eva’s strict chore and beauty regimen on Dwayne and the Robinson kids.

 

In the second week of the swap, when the wives change the rules and turn the tables, D’eva takes the Browne boys to the laundromat to teach them to do chores, and the boys get into such an intense argument that the police are called. In Vegas, Christie takes the Robinson children to a scrap yard to learn how to change the oil of a car, and frees the kids from their chores and enforced primping so that they can look and act like kids.

 

At the end of the swap, when the couples are reunited, will D’eva drop the diva attitude and let her kids be kids? Will Christie scrap their scrap yard and clean up her family’s act?

 

 

“Wife Swap” is an RDF USA production. It was created by Stephen Lambert and is executive-produced by Stef Wagstaffe and Stephen Lambert of RDF Media (“Faking It” and “Junkyard Wars”) and Michael Davies of Embassy Row (“Who Wants to be a Millionaire”). Mitchell Rosenbaum, Stephanie Schwam Adams and Mike Gamson are the co-executive producers.

 

“Wife Swap” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

“PEARL HARBOR,” THE ACTION-PACKED ROMANTIC DRAMA

STARRING BEN AFFLECK, JOSH HARTNETT & KATE BECKINSALE,

AIRS SATURDAY, APRIL 28 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

 

“Audiences will find themselves swept away . . .”

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

“Pearl Harbor,” the blockbuster theatrical feature starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale, will air as the “ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,” APRIL 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The Academy Award-winning epic, airing in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio, also stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, Tom Sizemore and William Lee Scott. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/8/04)

 

In “Pearl Harbor,” Ben Affleck (“Daredevil,” “The Sum of All Fears,” Academy Award-winner for “Good Will Hunting”) and Josh Hartnett (”Sin City,” “Hollywood Homicide”) are boyhood friends who achieve their dream of becoming pilots. Affleck meets, pursues and falls in love with a military nurse (Kate Beckinsale, “The Aviator,” “Van Helsing”), but he is anxious to see action and heads to England, where war is raging. He enlists in the Royal Air Force and is later reported killed in action. The efforts of his best friend and girlfriend to comfort each other’s grief lead to their own romance.

 

The feature won its Academy Award for Best Effects, Sound Effects and was nominated for three additional Oscars – Best Effects, Visual Effects; Best Music, Song; and Best Sound. Among the movie’s stunning effects is a bomb’s-eye view as the explosive crashes through three decks of the battleship Arizona, and gut-churning aerial sequences as Affleck and Hartnett battle Japanese Zeros in the skies above Pearl Harbor’s burning Battleship Row. Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (“End Game,” “Radio,” “Jerry Mcguire”) portrays real-life Navy cook “Dorie” Miller, who won the Navy Cross for his action on December 7; Oscar winner Jon Voight (TV’s “Pope John Paul II,” “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”) portrays President Roosevelt, Alec Baldwin (“Brooklyn Rules,” “The Aviator,” “Along Came Polly”) stars as daring aviator “Jimmy” Doolittle, Tom Sizemore (TV’s “Dr. Vegas,” “Big Trouble”) is Sgt. Earl Sistern, and William Lee Scott (“The Butterfly Effect”) is Lt. Billy Thompson.

 

Starring in “Pearl Harbor” are Ben Affleck as Capt. Rafe McCawley, Josh Hartnett as Capt. Danny Walker, Kate Beckinsale as nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Petty Officer Doris “Dorie” Miller, Jon Voight as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alec Baldwin as Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, Tom Sizemore as Sgt. Earl Sistern, William Lee Scott as Lt. Billy Thompson, Jennifer Garner (ABC’s “Alias”) as nurse Sandra, Sara Rue (ABC’s “Less than Perfect”) as nurse Martha, Greg Zola as Lt. Anthony Fusco, Ewen Bremner as Lt. Red Winkle, Jaime King as nurse Betty Bayer and Catherine Kellner as nurse Barbara.

 

“Pearl Harbor,” released in 2001, was directed by Michael Bay (“Bad Boys” series; “Armageddon”) and written by Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers,” “Braveheart”). The film is a production of Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Touchstone Pictures. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

 

 

“PEARL HARBOR” IN HDTV:

The ABC Television Network’s HDTV broadcast of “Pearl Harbor” will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio.

 

This film carries a TV-14,L,S,V parental guideline. Due to some violence and issue content, viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

CORRECTION/UPDATE

 

 

 

As of MONDAY, APRIL 9 (all times ET unless noted)

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 9

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS: Episode 404” is now scheduled 8:00-9:31 p.m.

Originally was 8:00-9:30 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE “THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Episode 1002” is now scheduled 9:31-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 9:30-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-9:03 PM)

 

PROGRAM CHANGE Delete: “GEORGE LOPEZ: George Gets Caught in a Powers Play” (8:00-8:30) and “ACCORDING TO JIM: Cheryl Gone Wild” (8:30-9:00)

 

INSERT: “DANCING WITH THE STARS: PERFORMANCE RECAP SHOW #2” (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

TIME CHANGE “DANCING WITH THE STARS: Episode 404A” is now scheduled 9:03-10:01 p.m.

Originally was 9:00-10:00 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE “BOSTON LEGAL: “Brotherly Love” is now scheduled 10:01-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 10:00-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

 

TIME CHANGE “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Liaisons” is now scheduled 9:00-10:02 p.m.

Originally was 9:00-10:01 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE “BROTHERS & SISTERS: Game Night” is now scheduled 10:02-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 10:01-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (7:00 – 8:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: 1721” -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC).

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23 (8:00 – 9:30 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “DANCING WITH THE STARS: 406” -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(9:30 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: 1004” -- Program information/TV parental guideline to come. (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC).

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00 – 10:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW: 406A” -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00 – 9:01 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “GREY’S ANATOMY: Desire” (OAD: 4/26/07) -- TV parental guideline to come. (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(10:00 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “20/20” – Information to come. (CC)

 

 

END

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL, “GREY’S ANATOMY: EVERY MOMENT COUNTS,” TO DEBUT

WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE OF “GREY’S ANATOMY” MUSIC VIDEO

SET TO “THE STORY,” THE HIT SONG BY COLUMBIA RECORDS

RECORDING ARTIST BRANDI CARLILE

 

Special Premieres Thursday, April 12

 

The one-hour special, “Grey’s Anatomy: Every Moment Counts,” premiering THURSDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), will debut the world broadcast premiere of a music video combining scenes from the hit series and singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile’s title track video from her new album, “The Story.“

 

The special, which highlights some of the most memorable moments from the last three seasons, will be hosted by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, loved by “Grey’s Anatomy” fans for his role as Denny on the series.

 

On her new album, “The Story,” Brandi Carlile opens up her heart, soul and psyche in a series of memorable songs that invite you into her world. To her growing community of fans, it’s Carlile’s revelatory imagery, stark emotive vocals and finely-detailed songs which provide the keys to who she is, where she’s been and where’s she’s going. The title track provides a perfect backdrop for the drama and intensity of the experiences of the characters on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

 

About “Grey’s Anatomy”

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.

 

Shonda Rhimes (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) is creator and executive producer. Betsy Beers (“Casanova”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”) and Krista Vernoff (“Law & Order”) are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Television Studio Production.

 

About Brandi Carlile

Shortly after the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut (Rolling Stone named her one of the magazine’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2005”), Carlile left her home in Seattle and set out with twin brothers Tim (guitar) and Phil (bass) Hanseroth, with whom she’d worked on her earliest recordings and independent regional tours. The tightly knit trio, which forms the core of her band today, spent the better part of two years on the road. By the end of 2006, Carlile had embarked on several headlining tours and supported a variety of artists, including The Fray, Ray LaMontagne, Chris Isaak, Tori Amos and Shawn Colvin. Her new album, “The Story,” will be in stores and online April 3.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

DO YOU JIMMY?

 

 

ABC Announces Largest New Ad Campaign for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Since the Launch of the Show

 

Dedicated Site Launches at www.DoYouJimmy.com

 

 

Starting today, ABC is launching a ground-breaking branding campaign for the hit late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” including outdoor, wild postings, spot cable, radio buys and a college targeted component. The campaign was teased on-air beginning March 26.

 

Based on Jimmy Kimmel’s name, the campaign is a call to action, asking the public to “Jimmy” to generate awareness and excitement about the show. A dedicated site at www.DoYouJimmy.com is also launching and will feature video with Uncle Frank, Aunt Chippy, Guillermo and everyday fans talking about how they “Jimmy.”

 

Now in its fifth season and posting the most growth in Total Viewers for any late-night entertainment talk show, ABC is going to thirty college campuses across the country and to college newspapers, postering and providing removable mirror clings and door hangers that could potentially reach over one million students. Messages will include “Real Men Jimmy” and “Nice Girls Jimmy Too” on the clings for bathroom mirrors and “Come in and We’ll Jimmy Together” or “Keep Out, I’m Gonna Jimmy Alone” on the door hangers. In addition, T-shirts will be distributed that read “The More I Jimmy the Better I Feel,” and a special two-minute trailer will be screened at college movie theatres. The “Do You Jimmy” shirt will also be available for purchase at www.abc.com.

 

Additional outdoor exposure includes wild postings, taxi tops, bus sides and LCD panels at subway entrances in New York, with messages such as “For a Better Tomorrow… Jimmy Tonight” and “Jimmy 5 Nights a Week.”

 

About “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the ABC Television Network’s distinctive late-night talk show, now in its fifth season. The show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human interest subjects.

 

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Television Studio.

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2007

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 1, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

 

 

Although 1/2 of its Lineup is Rebroadcast Programming Against Mostly

Originals Series on the Other Nets, ABC Dominates Sunday in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Wins the 7 O’clock Hour Across

The Key Adult Demographics, as well as Among Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11

 

ABC’s Repeat “Home Edition” is No. 1 at 8pm in Viewers and Young Adults

 

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives: The Juiciest Bites” Clip Show Wins the 9 O’clock

Hour in Adults 18-49, Tying as the No. 1 TV Show of the Night in the Key Sales Demo

 

ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” Wins the 10 O’clock Hour Among Adults 18-34

And Young Women, Ranking as Sunday’s No. 1 TV Program in Women 18-49

 

 

Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

Although its middle 2-hours were comprised of rebroadcast programming against mostly original series on the other networks, ABC dominated Sunday night among Adults 18-49. During Sunday’s primetime, ABC (3.3/9) beat out second-place CBS by 18% (2.8/8), third-place Fox by 27% (2.6/7) and fourth-place NBC by 50% (2.2/6).

 

In Total Viewers (9.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.3/9), the Network posted its strongest Sunday in 4 weeks – since 3/4/07.

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” won the 7 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, beating its nearest competitor by 35% among Adults 18-49 (2.7/9 vs. 2.0/7 – CBS’ “60 Minutes”). The venerable ABC video clip show also ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 25-54 (3.2/10), Adults 18-34 (2.0/7), Teens 12-17 (1.6/6) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/9).

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

A rebroadcast installment of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” won the 8 o’clock hour in viewers and young adults. “Home Edition” bested its closest competition by 9% in Total Viewers (9.8 million vs. 9.0 million – NBC’s “Dateline”) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (3.4/9 vs. 3.1/9 – Fox’s “The Simpsons”/”King of the Hill”). ABC’s replay of broad skewing “Home Edition” was the No. 1 TV show of the evening with Kids 2-11 (2.7/10).

 

“Desperate Housewives: The Juiciest Bites” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC’s special clip show, “Desperate Housewives: The Juiciest Bites,” led Sunday’s 9 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 (3.5/9), also qualifying as the No. 1 TV show of the night in the key young adult sales demo (tied w/CBS’ “Cold Case” at 10:00 p.m.). The “Housewives” season recap special also won its time slot and ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 television show with Women 18-34 (4.0/11) and Women 18-49 (4.7/11).

 

 

 

“Brothers & Sisters” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Brother’s Sisters” took second place in the 10 o’clock hour among Total Viewers (9.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.3/9), while ranking No. 1 with Adults 18-34 (2.5/7-tie), Women 18-49 (4.7/12) and Women 18-34 (3.4/9). “Brothers & Sisters” tied “Desperate Housewives: The Juiciest Bites” to rank as Sunday’s No. 1 TV show among Women 18-49.

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 4/1/07

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

THE SECOND COUPLE TO BE ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION IS REVEALED,

ON ABC’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW”

 

Ciara, Josh Groban and Survivor Perform

 

 

“Episode 403A” – The second couple will be dismissed on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Grammy-winning recording artist Ciara takes to the stage to perform her hit, “Like a Boy.” Music sensation Josh Groban will then sing “So She Dances,” as Tony Dovolani and Julianne Hough perform. In addition, the rock band Survivor will perform the classic “Eye of the Tiger” as the professionals do a group Paso Doble.

 

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) will also be featured in his weekly segment entitled “Dance Along at Home with Jimmy Kimmel.” Each week Jimmy will offer up his parking lot security guard, Guillermo, to hilariously demonstrate a ballroom dancing technique.

 

By evening’s end, the couple with the lowest composite score will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes. Who among the following ten teams will be dismissed from the competition?

Laila Ali (undefeated world boxing champion) and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Billy Ray Cyrus (actor & singer on Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana”) and partner Karina Smirnoff

Clyde Drexler (NBA Hall of Famer) and partner Elena Grinenko

Joey Fatone (*NSYNC star) and partner Kym Johnson

Shandi Finnessey (Miss USA 2004) and partner Brian Fortuna

Leeza Gibbons (talk show host) and partner Tony Dovolani

Heather Mills (charity activist & campaigner) and partner Jonathan Roberts

Apolo Anton Ohno (Olympic speed skating gold medalist) and partner Julianne Hough

John Ratzenberger (actor & author) and partner Edyta Sliwinska

Ian Ziering (TV & Broadway star) and partner Cheryl Burke

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green is executive producer and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

 

PRACTICAL JOKES AND A DOG GONE WILD,

ON ABC’S “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS”

 

“Episode No. 1720” – Clip highlights include practical jokes, with one man scaring his wife by putting a rubber bird in the freezer; a man getting a pistachio nut stuck to his lip; and a dog that makes a really big mess of the yard, on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Tom Bergeron hosts.

 

In its 17 seasons to date, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” has given away over $9 million in prize money and evaluated more than half a million videotapes from home viewers. Viewers wishing to submit home videos to “America’s Funniest Home Videos” should visit www.abc.com for details.

 

Vin Di Bona is executive producer, with Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway serving as co-executive producers. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which premiered on January 14, 1990 and is from Vin Di Bona Productions, airs with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” FULFILLS THE DYING WISH OF A FATHER

WHO RECENTLY SUCCUMBED TO CANCER AND WANTED NOTHING MORE than

TO provide a happy and safe home for THE family HE LEFT BEHIND

 

 

“Koepke Family” -- Ty and the gang builds a new and renovated home for the Koepke (pronounced kep-key) family of Campbellsport, WI, who recently lost their loving father, Matthew, to cancer, on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/19/06)

 

At the age of 41, Matthew was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in April 2006. Once the doctors became aware of the disease, the cancer had already spread from his left arm to his brain. He was expected to live another five years, but passed away only a few short months later, on August 21, 2006, leaving behind mother Christine and children Derek, Jayna, Mitchell and Johanna.

 

In addition to being a loving father, Matthew was an active community member who played a huge role in initiating and leading several local projects. Matt’s greatest achievement was the initial restoration of the old town Mill into an historical landmark that today is the center of community gatherings and the “heart” of the town. In addition to his work on the Mill Park, Matt was the President of Dundee Mill Park and helped build the Sportsman’s Lodge and baseball park.

 

Matt had dreams of renovating his home and finishing the renovations on the town Mill, but those plans were put on hold once he was diagnosed. He will be missed but never forgotten. Before Matt died, he had a chance to ask EMHE for one wish -- to take care of his family and give them the home they deserved.

 

While the Ty and the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” design team, local builder Monarch Homes, contractors and hundreds of workers and volunteers remember Matt’s dreams and work together to transform the Koepke house into a dream home in a remarkable seven days, the family will go on vacation to San Diego.

 

The design team for this episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will feature team leader Ty Pennington, as well as Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Paige Hemmis and Preston Sharp.

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

A WISTERIA LANE NEIGHBOR’S DARKEST SECRET IS REVEALED,

ON ABC’S “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”

 

 

“Liaisons” – Tom feels threatened by the interest a new Scavo’s Pizzeria employee shows in Lynette, Susan considers moving from Wisteria Lane and a neighbor’s darkest secret is revealed, on “Desperate Housewives,” SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Josh Henderson as Austin Britt, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.

 

Guest starring are John Slattery as Victor Lang, Dougray Scott as Ian Hainsworth, Jake Cherry as Travers McLain, Jason Gedrick as Rick Coletti, Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Corey Mendell Parker as doctor, Kenneth Kimmins as Mayor Johnson, Mel Fair as moderator, Kylie Sparks as Kim, Pat Asanti as Arnold, Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg, Michael Guarnera as Toby, Thomas Crawford as campaign rally introducer, Ron Rogge as middle-aged man, John Harnagel as Gilbert McCluskey and Wayne Lopez as Clyde.

 

“Liaisons” was directed by David Grossman and written by Alexandra Cunningham & Jenna Bans.

 

”Desperate Housewives” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

 

THE WALKER FAMILY LITERALLY TRIES TO KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES

IN A WILD GAME NIGHT REMATCH, ON ABC’S “BROTHERS & SISTERS”

 

Jenna Elfman, Susan Sullivan (“Dharma & Greg”) and

Eric Winter (“Days of Our Lives”) Guest Star

 

 

“Game Night” – The Walkers challenge their all-too-perfect lifelong nemesis family, the Jones (guest starring Susan Sullivan as Miranda Jones and Jenna Elfman as Lizzie Jones-Baker), to a long overdue game night rematch and cautiously begin to embrace Rebecca as their sister. Meanwhile, Kitty soon regrets introducing Kevin to the Senator’s brother (guest starring Eric Winter as Jason McCallister), on “Brothers & Sisters,” SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Brothers & Sisters” stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia, Emily VanCamp as Rebecca Harper and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

 

Guest starring are Rob Lowe as Senator McCallister, Maxwell Perry Cotton as Cooper Whedon, Eric Winter as Jason McCallister, Paul Cassell as Gary Morris, Perry King as Curtis Jones, Susan Sullivan as Miranda Jones, Jenna Elfman as Lizzie Jones-Baker, Elina Madison as Stephanie Jones-Reed, Kim Murphy Zandell as Donna Jones, Duffy Dibley as Doug Jones, Clint Carmichael as Ken Baker, Bryan Krasner as Roger Jones, James Ritz as Wallace, Jack Ritter as Ken Junior and Darcy Rose Byrnes as Gwyneth.

 

The story for “Game Night” is by Peter Calloway and Cliff Olin and the script written by Molly Newman. The episode was directed by Matt Shakman.

 

“Brothers & Sisters” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

ANGIE’S ABSENT BROTHER RETURNS TO TOWN LOOKING TO

MAKE AMENDS, ON ABC’S “GEORGE LOPEZ”

 

Andy Garcia (“Oceans Eleven”) Guest Stars

 

 

“George Doesn’t’ Trustee Angie’s Brother” – Angie’s scam artist brother, Ray (guest starring Andy Garcia as Ray), reappears after a long absence looking to make amends with his estranged daughter, Veronica, and the Lopez family. But George is the first to see through Ray’s transparent scheme when TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 3/1/06)

 

“George Lopez” stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Masiela Lusha as Carmen, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny and Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero.

 

Guest starring are Andy Garcia as Ray and Aimee Garcia as Veronica.

 

”George Doesn’t Trustee Angie’s Brother” was written by Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove, and directed by Sheldon Epps.

 

“George Lopez” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

 

JIM, ANDY AND RYAN SNEAK THE KIDS INTO THE DINOSAUR EXHIBIT

AFTER HOURS, ON ABC’S “ACCORDING TO JIM”

 

 

“Dino-Mite” – Dana and Cheryl hesitantly entrust Ryan and Jim to watch the kids and baby Tanner while they have a girls’ night out. But Jim sneaks the brood into the museum after hours to see the dinosaur exhibit, and their shenanigans result in the destruction of the Tyrannosaurus Rex display, on “According to Jim,” TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/28/07)

 

“According to Jim” stars Jim Belushi as Jim, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Cheryl, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Dana, Larry Joe Campbell as Andy, Taylor Atelian as Ruby, Billi Bruno as Gracie and Conner Rayburn as Kyle.

 

Guest-starring is Mitch Rouse as Ryan.

 

“Dino-Mite” is written by Hayes Jackson and directed by James Widdoes.

 

“According to Jim” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

ALAN SHORE GOES UP AGAINST JERRY ESPENSON WHEN A DEPARTMENT STORE IS

ACCUSED OF SELLING RACY DOLLS TO CHILDREN, DENNY CRANE’S POLITICALLY

INCORRECT STATEMENT TO AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN JOB APPLICANT COULD COST

HIM HIS JOB, AND DENISE BEGINS TO RE-THINK HER FUTURE WITH BRAD,

ON ABC’S “BOSTON LEGAL”

 

 

“Guise ‘n Dolls” – Alan Shore finds himself pitted against old friend Jerry Espenson in a case of a woman suing a department store for selling “pornographic” dolls to kids. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Paul Lewiston must decide the fate of Denny Crane after he makes a politically incorrect statement to an African-American under consideration for employment at the firm, and a colleague’s valued opinion causes Denise Bauer to re-think her future with Brad, on “Boston Legal,” TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Boston Legal” stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms and Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

 

Guest starring are Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, Gail O’Grady as Judge Gloria Weldon, Jaleel White as Kevin Givens, Kate Hodge as Kaye Kent, Michael Bofshever as Charles Costello and Jim Jansen as Marshall Kennedy.

 

“Guise ‘n Dolls” was written by Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver & David E. Kelley and directed by John Terlesky.

 

“Boston Legal” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

SEASON FINALE

 

 

HARRY AND MAUREEN TRY GETTING BACK TOGETHER, JOANNA DISCOVERS

A HIDDEN ATTACHMENT TO JASON, AND SHERMAN’S BOOK GOES #1

IN JAPAN, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”

 

 

“The Picture” – Harry and Maureen try their hand at getting back together. Meanshile Joanna discovers a hidden attachment to Jason, and Sherman’s book goes #1 in Japan -- making him a celebrity again -- on the Season Finale of “In Case of Emergency,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“In Case of Emergency” stars David Arquette as Jason Ventress, Jonathan Silverman as Harry Kennison, Greg Germann as Sherman Yablonsky, Kelly Hu as Kelly Lee, Jackson Bond as Dylan and Lori Loughlin as Joanna.

 

Guest-starring Leigh Allyn Baker as Maureen, Arabella Field as Stephanie, Natsuko Ohama as Madam and David Norona as Paul.

 

“The Picture” is written by Rosalind Moore & Howard J. Morris and directed by Linda Mendoza.

 

“In Case of Emergency” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.

 

 

-- ABC --

ENTERTAINMENT

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

CHARLIE QUESTIONS WHETHER DESMOND HAS HAD ANOTHER “FLASH”

FORESHADOWING HIS DEATH WHEN COAXED INTO JOINING A TREK

ACROSS THE JUNGLE, AND JEALOUSY MOTIVATES KATE TO TURN TO

AN UNSUSPECTING SAWYER, ON ABC’S “LOST”

 

 

“Catch-22” – Desmond coaxes Charlie, Hurley and Jin on a trek across the jungle after experiencing one of his future-prophesizing “flashes” -- but is he purposely placing Charlie’s life in harm’s way? Meanwhile, Kate turns to an unwitting Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet, on “Lost,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

Guest starring are Sonia Walger as Penny Widmore, Jack Maxwell as Derek, Joanna Bool as Ruth, Andrew Connolly as Brother Campbell, Andrew Trask as older monk and Marsha Thomason as parachutist.

 

“Catch-22” was written by Jeff Pinkner & Brian K. Vaughan and directed by Stephen Williams.

 

”Lost” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

 

-- ABC --

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

 

BETTY STRUGGLES TO KEEP DANIEL ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW

AS A TABLOID WRITER STALKS THE MEADE FAMILY, ON ABC’S “UGLY BETTY”

 

 

“Punch Out” – Betty frantically tries to keep Daniel focused on work as he reverts to his old hard-partying ways, including romancing a multitude of stunning models. Things go from bad to worse when a tell-all writer (Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, “Will & Grace,” “Boston Legal”) in possession of Fey Sommer’s diaries starts stalking the Meades. Another Suarez, Ignacio, feels the heat when Immigration caseworker Constance (guest star Octavia Spencer) pressures him to make their relationship a romantic one, and Wilhelmina and Alexis both try to get their hands on Fey’s diaries -- but for different reasons -- on “Ugly Betty,” THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Bond girl Ivana Milicevic (“Casino Royale”) guest stars as Lena.

 

“Ugly Betty” stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Kevin Sussman as Walter, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

 

Guest stars include Leslie Jordan as Quincy Combs, Ivana Milicevic as Lena, Annalynne McCord as Petra, Eric Edelstein as Ben, Jeff Meacham as Kevin, Max Greenfield as Nick Pepper, Bailey Chase as Becks and Octavia Spencer as Constance.

 

“Punch Out,” was written by Oliver Goldstick, and directed by Miguel Arteta.

 

”Ugly Betty” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

April 2, 2007

 

 

 

IZZIE FACES HER PAINFUL PAST WITH GEORGE BY HER SIDE,

DEREK AND MEREDITH QUESTION THEIR RELATIONSHIP,

AND ALEX GROWS INCREASINGLY ATTACHED TO HIS PATIENT,

ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

 

Mare Winningham Returns as Susan Grey

Elizabeth Reaser (“Sweet Land”) and Roger Rees (“The Prestige”)

Return as Jane Doe and Dr. Colin Marlow

 

 

“Time After Time” – Izzie faces her past and finds comfort in George, while Alex becomes more attached to Jane Doe (Elizabeth Reaser), Meredith and Derek question their own status, and Cristina resolves to fight for her relationship with Burke -- despite her past with Colin Marlow (Roger Rees) -- on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Editors note: This program will repeat Friday, April 20 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET).

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.

 

Guest starring Elizabeth Reaser as Jane Doe, Roger Rees as Dr. Colin Marlowe, Dee Wallace as Joan Waring, Brent Jennings as Charles, Suzanne Cryer as Caroline Klein, Tim Hopper as Dustin Klein, Marc Vann as hematologist, Steven W. Bailey as Joe, with Mare Winningham as Susan Grey

 

“Time After Time” was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Christopher Misiano.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

 

CASEMAN WORKS ON A PROJECT WITH LAURA AND SPARKS FLY,

BUT RAY THINKS WHITNEY IS ALSO INTERESTED IN CASEMAN,

ON ABC’S “SIX DEGREES” FRIDAY, APRIL 20

 

 

“Surstromming or a Slice” – Ray hires Laura and Caseman to decorate his new office space, and while working together, they figure out that they have chemistry. However Ray learns that Caseman means more to Whitney than he originally thought. Meanwhile Damien goes to work for Ray and uses his boss’ name to pull a favor for Carlos, who lands a new job, and Mae finds out about a woman who may be her mother while babysitting for Laura and Caseman, on “Six Degrees,” FRIDAY, APRIL 20 (9:01-10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Six Degrees” stars Jay Hernandez as Carlos, Bridget Moynahan as Whitney, Erika Christensen as Mae, Dorian Missick as Damian, with Campbell Scott as Steven Caseman and Hope Davis as Laura.

 

Guest starring Josh Charles as Ray Jones, Caroline Lagerfelt as JT Zeff, Deborah Craig as Melanie, Jill Flint as Lisa, Ben Livingston as Arne Bengston, J. Smith-Cameron as Maggie Newton, John Ventimiglia as Jimmy, Samantha Buck as Susan Clayman, Mark La Mura as partner and Miles Chandler as Max.

 

“Surstromming or a Slice” is written by Ken Biller and Peter Elkoff and directed by David Petrarca.

 

”Six Degrees” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D,S parental guideline.

 

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

ENTERTAINMENT

April 2, 2007

 

 

“HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE” TO AIR IN HIGH DEFINITION

TELEVISION AS THE “ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,” APRIL 21

 

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” a magical adventure tale nominated for three Academy Awards, will air as a presentation of “ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,” APRIL 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The feature will be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and with Spanish audio. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/9/04)

 

Based on the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, the live action family adventure film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and finds the home and the family he has never had.

 

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick, Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick, Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon, Richard Harris as Professor Albus Dumbledore, Ian Hart as Professor Quirrell, John Hurt as Mr. Ollivander, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia,Maggie Smith as Professor Minerva McGonagall and Julie Walters as Mrs. Weasley.

 

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” released in 2001, was directed by Chris Columbus (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Home Alone” series, “Mrs. Doubtfire”) and the screenplay was written by Steven Kloves (“The Wonder Boys,” “Harry Potter” series) based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman. The executive producers are Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan and Duncan Henderson. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” is a production of 1492 Pictures, Heyday Films and Warner Bros. Pictures. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)

 

“HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE” IN HDTV:

The ABC Television Network’s HDTV broadcast of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format and 5.1-channel surround sound and with Spanish audio.

 

This film carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.

 

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

CORRECTION/UPDATE

 

As of MONDAY, APRIL 2 (all times ET unless noted)

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16 (8:00 – 9:30 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “DANCING WITH THE STARS: 405” -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(9:30 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: 1003” -- Program information/TV parental guideline to come. (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC).

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (9:00 – 10:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW: 405A” -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00 – 9:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is TBA.

 

(9:00 – 9:30 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “ACCORDING TO JIM: The Grill II” -- Program information/TV parental guideline to come. (HD/5.1) (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC)

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (10:01 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “Notes from the Underbelly” -- Episodes TBA. Program information/TV parental guideline to come. (HD/5.1) (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC)

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 (8:00 – 9:01 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “GREY’S ANATOMY: Time After Time” (OAD: 4/19/07) -- TV parental guideline to come. (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(10:00 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is “20/20” – Information to come. (CC)

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

 

 

 

 

 

END

 

 

 

March 29, 2007

 

 

 

DILIP BALA PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT,

ABC ENTERTAINMENT AND ABC TELEVISION STUDIO

 

Dilip Bala has been promoted to vice president, Business Development, ABC Entertainment and ABC Television Studio, it was announced today by Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, Business Development, ABC Entertainment and ABC Television Studio, to whom he reports.

 

In his new role Mr. Bala is responsible for mobile and e-commerce new media business development related to ABC and ABC Television Studio for the Disney-ABC Television Group’s digital media team. This includes projects for ABC Entertainment’s Daytime, Primetime and Late Night, as well as ABC Television Studio around the world.

 

“Dilip has made significant contributions towards developing our wireless and digital media initiatives,” said Mr. Gersh. “Under his direction, ABC-related mobile content continues to raise the bar in the industry, and I am confident that he will add leadership and more value to the company in his new role.“

 

Specifically Mr. Bala oversees production and distribution of all mobile content, including video, personalization products and games. He also manages e-commerce activities for ABC. He is charged with developing and managing mobile initiatives related to ABC’s annual broadcast of the Academy Awards; and this year marked the first time Oscar content was available on mobile for the 79th Academy Awards show.

 

Employed by ABC since 2004, Mr. Bala most recently served as director, Business Development, ABC Entertainment and ABC Television Studio. Prior to joining ABC, he headed up operations for a direct marketing start-up and was previously with The Walt Disney Company for over six years in various finance and planning roles. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he earned his CPA credentials.

 

Mr. Bala resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

 

Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company’s worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel’s worldwide portfolio of kids’ channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions ABC Television Studio, Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network in addition to the Company’s equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services and A&E Television Networks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP --

 

NEWS

March 29, 2007

 

IS YOUR PHARMACY ERROR-PROOF, OR IS IT A PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER? 

A BRIAN ROSS EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION, ON ABC NEWS’ “20/20,” FRIDAY, MARCH 30

 

Also: Barbara Walters Interviews Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani’s Wife,

Judith Giuliani; Former Mayor Joins Interview

 

 

After reports from around the country of devastating prescription errors, ABC News’ “20/20” embarked on a four-month investigation led by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross to examine what some industry experts fear is an unreported epidemic of pharmacy errors at the country’s fast growing chain drug stores. As Ross reports, overworked pharmacists are pushed to fill prescriptions at a fast pace and frequently rely on pharmacy technicians -- who often are just high school students -- to actually fill the prescriptions. “20/20” cameras go undercover to investigate the rate of error and find a widespread failure to spot potentially dangerous drug interactions, and customers signing away their right to get information on the drugs they are taking without realizing it. The exclusive report airs on “20/20” on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. 

 

Mary Ann Wagner, senior vice president of the Washington, DC trade group representing the big drug store chains, said huge sums of money are being spent in new training and high tech programs that help prevent errors in the billions of prescriptions filled by the chains each year, and that “patient safety is our number one concern.” But she cannot answer Ross’ question -- “how can you say this industry is taking serious steps to prevent errors if they don’t even know how big the problem is?” -- because, in all but four states, the industry is not required to report pharmacy errors, even those resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Ross also reports on cases in which pharmacy errors led to a devastating brain injury for a four-month-old baby in suburban Chicago and a crippling stroke for a mother of three from Florida who was given a dosage 10 times higher than what her doctor prescribed.

 

Plus: Barbara Walters interviews Judith Giuliani, wife of presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. This is her first in-depth television interview since becoming Mrs. Giuliani, and she responds to numerous questions, including whether she was responsible for the break-up of her husband’s second marriage, her relationship with her step children, the role she will play in her husband’s campaign and what kind of First Lady she would be. Former Mayor Giuliani also joins in the far-reaching interview and addresses these and other topics.

 

Also: Should cops be held accountable when innocent bystanders are killed during high speed police chases? Bill Ritter reports on a tragic accident in New Jersey last September that took the lives of two teenage sisters when a State Trooper ran a stop sign at high speed, hitting the girls in their car.

 

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

March 29, 2007

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Daytime Programming LIVE +SD data

Week of March 19-25, 2007

 

 

ABC DAYTIME’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS RANKED NO. 1 FOR THE WEEK

(BOTH ABC LINEUPS HAVE RANKED NO. 1 FOR 26 OUT OF 27 WEEKS

THIS SEASON AMONG WOMEN 18-49)

 

ABC DAYTIME’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS ALSO RANKED NO. 1

FOR THE 7th WEEK IN A ROW AMONG WOMEN 18-34

 

ABC’S FULL AND DRAMA LINEUPS RANK NO.1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG WOMEN 18-49

 

ABC’S FULL LINEUP IS UP 3% SEASON TO DATE AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS (MOST GROWTH), AND IS ALSO UP 1% AMONG WOMEN 18-34, MAKING ABC THE ONLY NETWORK UP

AMONG WOMEN 18-34

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” RANKED NO. 1 AMONG BOTH WOMEN 18-49 AND FEMALE TEENS, MARKING THE SEVENTH WEEK IN A ROW THAT “GH” HAS RANKED NO. 1

WITH BOTH DEMOS IN RATING

 

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” IS THE ONLY DAYTIME DRAMA TO SHOW SEASON-TO-DATE GROWTH

IN WOMEN 18-34

 

“THE VIEW” RANKED IN THE TOP 5 DAYTIME PROGRAMS AMONG WOMEN 18-49

FOR THE 26TH STRAIGHT WEEK, AND IS UP SEASON TO DATE AMONG WOMEN 18-49,

WOMEN 18-34 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

 

ABC WON THE COMMON 1-3 P.M. TIME PERIOD FOR THE WEEK,

OUTPERFORMING NBC BY 29% AND CBS BY 5% AMONG WOMEN 18-49

 

Week of March 19, 2007

ABC’s daytime Drama lineup was No. 1 for the week among Women 18-49, with a 1.6 rating and a 10 share, delivering 1.1 million Women 18-49 for the week of March 19, 2007. The lineup outperformed CBS by 16% and NBC by 40%. Among Women 18-34, the lineup was also No.1 for the week, with a 1.2 rating and an 8 share, delivering 396,000 women 18-34.

 

ABC’s Full daytime schedule was No. 1 for the week among Women 18-49, with a 1.6 rating and a 10 share, delivering an average audience of 1.02 million Women 18-49. The lineup outperformed CBS by 14% and NBC by 35% among Women 18-49. Among Women 18-34, the lineup was also No. 1 for the week, with a 1.1 rating and an 8 share, delivering 380,000 Women 18-34. The Full lineup is up 1% season to date, making ABC the only network to show season-to-date growth among women 18-34. Among Total Viewers, the Full lineup is up 3% season to date (more than any other network).

 

This week marks the seventh week in a row that both ABC’s Full and Drama lineups ranked
No. 1 among Women 18-49 and Women 18-34.

 

ABC won three of its four time periods and delivered three out of the top five shows in Women 18-49:

 

“The View” was the No. 4*-ranked program of the week (tied with “All My Children” and “The Price Is Right 2” in rating), with a 1.4 rating and a 10 share, delivering an average audience of 901,000 Women 18-49. The program was up 18% vs. the same week last year (the only daytime program up) among Women 18-49. “The View” beat the average of the combined half-hours of “the Price is Right” by 8%, “As the World Turns” by 14% and “Guiding Light” by 26% among Women 18-49. Season to date, “The View” is up 21% among Women 18-49. Among Women 18-34, it was up 38% vs. the same week last year and is up 23% season to date.

 

Among Total Viewers, “The View” had a 1.2 rating and a 9 share, delivering 3.5 million Total Viewers for the week. It was up 34% vs. the same week last year, and is up 18% season to date.

 

“General Hospital” was the No. 1-ranked program for the 8th straight week, with a 1.9 rating (tied with Y&R) and a 12 share, delivering 1.23 million Women 18-49. “GH” beat “Days of Our Lives” by 40% among Women 18-49. Additionally, “General Hospital” beat its time period rival, “Guiding Light,” by 71% for the week among Women 18-49.

 

Among Women 18-34, “GH” was No.2 for the week, with a 1.4 rating and a 9 share, delivering 470,000 Women 18-34. “GH” is up 5% season to date among Women 18-34 (the only daytime drama up among women 18-34.) Among Female Teens, “GH” was the No. 1 ranked program for the week, and was up 23% vs. the prior week and up 42% versus the same week last year. Also, “GH” outperformed “Days” by 118% among Female Teens. Among Total Viewers, “General Hospital” is up 1% season to date. This week marks the seventh week in a row “GH” has ranked No. 1 in both Women 18-49 and Female Teens.

 

“One Life to Live” was the No. 3*-ranked program of the week, with a 1.5 rating and a 10 share, delivering 1.01million Women 18-49. “OLTL” outperformed time period competitors “As the World Turns” by 27% and “Passions” by 57% for the week. “One Life to Live” was also up 4% versus last week among Female Teens.

 

“All My Children” was the No. 4*-ranked program of the week (tied in rating with “The View” and “The Price is Right 2”), with a 1.4 rating a 10 share, delivering 947,000 Women 18-49. The “AMC” advantage over time period competitor “Days” was 8% among Women 18-49.

 

Season to date, ABC Daytime’s drama lineup ranks No. 1, with a 1.7 rating and an 11 share, delivering 1.1 million Women 18-49 – outperforming CBS by 18% and NBC by 16% in actuals. In the Full lineup, ABC Daytime is No. 1, with a 1.7 rating and an 11 share, delivering 1.1 million Women 18-49, outperforming CBS by 20% and NBC 15% in actuals.

Following are the Daytime drama and full Daytime ratings averages for the week:

 

DAYTIME DRAMAS: TOTAL VIEWERS WOMEN 18-49

No. 1 CBS 3,689,000 No. 1 ABC 1.6/10

No. 2 ABC  3,140,000 No. 2 CBS 1.4/9

No. 3 NBC  2,230,000 No. 3 NBC  1.2/8

FULL DAYTIME: TOTAL VIEWERS WOMEN 18-49

No. 1 CBS  4,021,000 No. 1 ABC 1.6/10

No. 2 ABC  3,224,000 No. 2 CBS  1.4/9

No. 3 NBC  2,230,000 No. 2 NBC  1.2/8

 

*All information is based on Live + Same Day data.

Monday 3/19/07

Price Is Right 1 was preempted in New York (6.616%)

Price is Right 2 was interrupted in all east coast and central markets from 11:30am-11:45am EST

The View was interrupted in all east coast and central markets from 11:30am-11:45am EST

Wednesday 3/21/07

Bold & The Beautiful was preempted in San Antonio (.696%)

Days of Our Lives was interrupted from 12pm-12:30pm in San Antonio (.696%)

Thursday 3/22/07

All My Children was interrupted from 11:15am-11:30am in Dallas (2.136%), Cleveland (1.381%), San Antonio (.696%), Louisville (0.582%), Oklahoma City (0.595%)

Guiding Light was preempted in San Diego (0.925%) due to NCAA BB Tournament and ran late night in entirety

Friday 3/23/07

Guiding Light was preempted in San Diego (0.925%) due to NCAA BB Tournament and ran late night in entirety

 

 

 

-- ABC -- CORRECTION/UPDATE

 

As of THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 (all times ET unless noted)

 

 

 

 

MARCH 29

 

TIME CHANGE “GREY’S ANATOMY: From a Whisper to a Scream” now scheduled 9:00-10:02 p.m.

Originally was 9:00-10:01 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE “OCTOBER ROAD: Tomorrow’s So Far Away” now scheduled 10:02-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 10:01-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 (10:01 –11:00 PM)

 

CORRECTION “NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY” will air episodes (TBA) seamlessly as a one-hour telecast in the 10:01-11:00 p.m. hour. (HD/5.1) (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC)

 

 

 

 

-- ABC --

 

END

 

 

 

ABC ANNOUNCES FOURTEEN EARLY PICK-UPS FOR THE 2007-08 SEASON

 

 

ABC Television Network today announced fourteen early pick-ups for the 2007-08 season for new breakout series “Brothers & Sisters,” “Ugly Betty” and “MEN IN TREES,” as well as returning hits “The Bachelor,” “Boston Legal,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Lost.” The announcement was made by ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson at the March Development Meeting in Los Angeles. These series join previously announced “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Supernanny” and “Wife Swap,” which have also been renewed for the 2007-08 season.

 

“We have had a strong year, with two of the season’s breakout hits, ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ and the solid performance of ‘MEN IN TREES,’” said McPherson. “We are pleased that viewers have invested in these new favorites along with our other returning series. These shows provide us with a substantial foundation to make 07-08 our best schedule yet.”

 

“Brothers & Sisters”

In this compelling drama about the Walker family, we meet a collection of intertwined and somewhat damaged adult siblings who embrace one another unconditionally while striving to reflect the perceived perfection of their role model parents. In the days ahead, they will navigate waves of temptation, deception and grief.

 

“Brothers & Sisters” leads its CBS drama competition (“Without a Trace”/”Cold Case”) in Sunday’s
10 o’clock hour this season among adults (18-34/18-49), and dominates its time period with each of the key women demos. The freshman drama stands as the No. 2 new series on any network in its hour this season with Adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s high-rated debut of “October Road” (3/15/07).

 

“Brothers & Sisters” stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia, Emily VanCamp as Rebecca Harper and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

 

Ken Olin, Jon Robin Baitz and Greg Berlanti are executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Television Studio.

 

“Ugly Betty”

The award winning drama from ABC Television Studio, based on the Columbian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea,” has become an international phenomenon. If you took a moment to get to know Betty Suarez, you’d see how sweet, intelligent and hard-working she is. But few people do, because in the world of high fashion, Betty is the oversized peg in the petite round hole.

 

The freshman “Ugly Betty” has established itself a competitive second to CBS’ time period veteran, “Survivor,” in Total Viewers, while ranking No. 1 with its core audience of Women 18-34. It has substantially improved the time period, representing ABC's top scripted series in the hour in 12 years.

 

The series stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Kevin Sussman as Walter, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

 

 

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Salma Hayek is executive producer, along with Silvio Horta, Ben Silverman, Jose Tamez, James Hayman and Marco Pennette.

 

“MEN IN TREES”

“MEN IN TREES” looks at the relationships between men and women through the eyes of relationship coach Marin Frist, who questions her own advice and resolves to temporarily stay in Elmo, Alaska -- where the ratio of men to women is ten to one -- to get started on her new book… about men.

 

In its Thursday 10 o’clock time period, "MEN IN TREES" ranks second to NBC’s time period veteran, “ER,” beating CBS’ freshman “Shark” among Adults 18-34. On its most recent original airing (2/15/07), “MEN IN TREES” achieved series-high ratings among Adults 18-49 and with key women.

 

The series stars Anne Heche as Marin Frist, Abraham Benrubi as Ben Thomasson, Emily Bergl as Annie O’Donnell, Seana Kofoed as Jane, Suleka Mathew as Sara, Derek Richardson as Patrick Bachelor, Cynthia Stevenson as Celia Bachelor, Sarah Strange as Theresa, Lauren Tom as Mai Washington, James Tupper as Jack Slattery and John Amos as Buzz Washington.

 

Created by Jenny Bicks, Bicks, James Mangold and Cathy Konrad are executive producers of the series, which is filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and is from Tree Line Films, Perkins Street Productions and NS Pictures, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. 

 

“The Bachelor”

“The Bachelor” is the original primetime reality romance series that offers one lucky man and 25 lucky women the unique opportunity to find true love.

romance .

 

“The Bachelor: Rome” was a strong draw with younger viewers, ranking second to NBC’s “Heroes” in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Teens 12-17. The franchise consistently delivers among its core audience of young women, one of the top TV series this season (No. 3).

 

“The Bachelor” is hosted by Chris Harrison and produced by Next Entertainment in Association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are executive producers. David Bohnert is co-executive producer.

 

“Boston Legal”

Back-to-back Emmy Award winners James Spader and William Shatner play Alan Shore and Denny Crane, unlikely kindred spirits among the litigators at Crane Poole & Schmidt. Shirley Schmidt (five-time Emmy winner Candice Bergen), a founding partner of the firm, has been coaxed back to bring order to the office. She keeps an eye on all, particularly Denny – with whom she shares a checkered past.

 

“Boston Legal,” a consistent performer for ABC, generates an extremely upscale audience. The drama stands as the No. 1 TV show this season, based on the concentration of high income viewers in its young adult audience (Adult 18-49 index w/$100K+ annual income).

 

It stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms, Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

 

Created by David E. Kelley, Kelley, Bill D’Elia and Janet Leahy are executive producers of the series, which is produced by David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, and premiered October 3, 2004.

 

 

 

“Dancing with the Stars”

“Dancing with the Stars” has established itself as one of television’s most popular programs. During its Fall run, it was the second-most-watched program on television, and the No. 1 unscripted TV series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. On its season finale during the 2006 November Sweep, the show achieved its most-watched telecast ever, with an average audience of 27.5 million. In its fourth season premiere, “Dancing with the Stars” delivered its best opening numbers ever.

 

Hosted by Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris, celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green and Richard Hopkins are executive producers, and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

 

“Desperate Housewives”

A primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on the “happily ever after,” this hit series takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren’t always what they seem.

 

For the third season in a row, “Desperate Housewives” is Sunday’s No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. It qualifies as the second-highest-rated scripted TV program this season among Adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

 

“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Josh Henderson as Austin Britt, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.

 

Marc Cherry is executive producer and creator. “Desperate Housewives” is produced by ABC Television Studio and is the winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” makes dreams come true in every episode. It features a race against time, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who all have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house – and change the lives of the lucky families forever.

 

For the fourth straight season, ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” ranks No. 1 in its Sunday
8 o’clock time period in the key Adult 18-49 demographic.

 

The design team includes team leader and carpenter Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo (carpentry/attitude), Paige Hemmis (carpentry/nut & bolts), Michael Moloney (interiors/glamour), Ed Sanders (construction), Preston Sharp (exteriors/big ideas), Tracy Hutson (shopping/style), Tanya McQueen (interiors) , Eduardo Xol (landscaping) and new designer John Littlefield (nuts & bolts).

 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Denise Cramsey and premiered December 3, 2003 on the ABC Television Network.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy”

The award-winning drama follows the interconnecting relationships of Seattle’s hottest doctors who live life to its fullest amid the daily life-and-death stakes of their jobs. It’s the drama and intensity of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives of interns who are discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.

 

“Grey’s Anatomy” has established a strong presence on Thursday night, winning its 9 o’clock time period and qualifying as Thursday’s No. 1 TV show across each of the adult demographics. It’s the highest-rated scripted show on all of television this season with key adults. 

 

The series stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.

 

Shonda Rhimes is creator and executive producer. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon and Krista Vernoff are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Television Studio production.

 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” a distinctive late-night talk show with a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human interest subjects.

 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” turned in a record-setting February, attracting the show’s biggest February Sweep audience ever. This season “JKL” is up 12% in Total Viewers and 17% among Adults 18-49 over the same point last year. In fact it’s up the most among the late-night entertainment talkers, and is the only show to grow its delivery in the key Adult 18-49 demographic.

 

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and is produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Television Studio.

 

“Lost”

The band of friends, enemies and strangers continue to work together to stay alive. But as they have discovered during their 70-plus days on the island, danger and mystery loom behind every corner, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.

 

For the third consecutive season, “Lost” ranks No. 1 in its time period in Adults 18-49. It is Wednesday’s highest-rated scripted TV program in Adults 18-49, and since entering the hour also qualifies as the No. 1 10:00 p.m. series on any network.

 

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

“Lost” was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Jeff Pinkner and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers. It’s filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Television Studio.

 

 

 

-- ABC --

 

JENNIFER WESTFELDT

Lauren on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

Jennifer Westfeldt is best known for co-writing, co-producing and playing the title role in the indie hit, “Kissing Jessica Stein,” released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

 

“Kissing Jessica Stein” won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Audience Favorites Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, the FedEx Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Feature at the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, and the GLAAD Media Award for Best Picture. Westfeldt won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and a nomination for an Indie Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.

 

Her television credits include “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” (series regular), “Holding The Baby” (series regular), “Judging Amy” (recurring), “Hack” (recurring), David E. Kelley’s “Snoops” and many pilots.

 

Westfeldt’s most recent films include “How to Lose Your Lover,” “Keep Your Distance,” and her latest solo screenwriting effort, in which she co-stars, “Ira and Abby,” which recently premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

 

Raised in Connecticut and educated at Yale University, Westfeldt started her career as a New York-based theater actress, starring in more than 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions, including the long-running hit, “The Fantasticks.”

 

More recently she made her Broadway debut in the critical and commercial hit, “Wonderful Town,” directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which Westfeldt was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress, and she co-starred opposite two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy.

 

Westfeldt resides in both Los Angeles and New York.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Guilford, CT

BIRTHDATE February 2

 

-- 2006-07 --BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

PETER CAMBOR

Andrew on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

 

Peter Cambor makes his television debut as the expectant father, starring opposite Jennifer Westfeldt, in “Notes From the Underbelly.” He was cast in the series when the show’s creator and executive producer, Stacy Traub, saw him in a production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Annette Benning and Alfred Molina at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2006.

 

Cambor studied at Deerfield High School, where he was required to take an arts class. His mother suggested taking an acting class and, once he started, he never looked back.

 

Acting in both high school and in college productions at Wesleyan University, Cambor received a bachelor’s degree in English. Post-graduation, he moved to New York to pursue acting while also bartending and waiting tables. It was then that he decided to continue his studies and received an M.F.A. in acting from the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.

 

Cambor recently relocated to Los Angeles from New York. He has played guitar for about 15 years and was in a country band in college. One of his other great passions in life is food, and he enjoys cooking elaborate meals – a talent his parents taught him when he was a child.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Houston, TX

BIRTHDAT September 28

 

-- 2006-07 --BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

MICHAEL WEAVER

Danny on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

 

Michael Weaver, a musician and singer initially, was performing in a pub in Vancouver when an agent suggested he consider acting. After taking some classes, Weaver booked his first job -- a scene opposite Jack Lemmon. Shortly thereafter he moved to New York to study full time.

 

After attending director Mike Nichols’ New Actors Workshop in New York City, Weaver was involved in various off-off Broadway productions, including “Geography of a Horse Dreamer” and “Urban Empire’s Worldly Acts,” as well as work at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. In addition to his stage work, he showed his diversity with guest starring roles on the critically acclaimed NBC dramas “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and in the Fox Searchlight feature film, “Super Troopers,” from the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe.

 

Looking to make a permanent leap into film and television, Weaver relocated to Los Angeles and quickly landed a recurring role on NBC’s “Providence.” Guest starring roles followed on “NCIS,” “Cold Case,” “Monk” and the short-lived ABC comedy, “Hot Properties,” among others. One of Weaver’s greatest assets is his ability to excel in both comedy and drama.

 

Teaming up with Broken Lizard again, Weaver appeared in their second Fox Searchlight release, “Club Dread,” starring Bill Paxton. Paxton was so impressed by Weaver that he cast him in the Disney film “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” on which he served as director.

 

Adding writing to his list of talents, Weaver recently sold his own television show to Warner Bros. with Broken Lizard, but the show has been put on hold due to his involvement in “Notes from the Underbelly.”

 

Weaver continues to play music and has released several records, most recently with his New York based band, The New Black. He currently resides in Venice, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and an occasionally annoying hound dog, both of whom are helping him through his addiction to soccer and golf.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Vancouver, Canada

BIRTHDATE February 17

 

-- 2006-07 --BIOGRAPHY

 

 

RACHAEL HARRIS

Cooper on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

 

Rachael Harris is not just a pretty face. Her boundless humor and quick wit are certain to earn her a place at the top of the comedy world. She will be seen in director Christopher Guest’s upcoming film, “For Your Consideration,” this November.

 

Harris recently wrapped work on two additional feature films, “Evan Almighty,” starring Steve Carell, and “License to Wed,” starring Robin Williams. Previously she starred opposite Kirstie Alley in the much-talked-about Showtime series, “Fat Actress.” In the largely unscripted comedy, Harris played Alley’s makeup artist, hairstylist and cheering squad member, Kevyn.

 

Harris is no stranger to comedy or improv. She is perhaps best known for her correspondent gig on the critically acclaimed “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In addition she has contributed to VH1’s “The Best Week Ever.” She has also been seen on USA’s “Monk,” “Reno 911,” NBC's “Frasier” and “The West Wing,” HBO's “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” VH1's “I Love The 80s Strikes Back” and ABC’s “According to Jim.”

 

Her film work includes “Kicking and Screaming” for Universal, opposite Will Ferrell, “Best in Show,” “The Haunted Mansion,” “A Mighty Wind,” “Starsky & Hutch” and “After the Sunset.” She also has an impressive background in theatre, where she has appeared in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Speed of Darkness” and “Home Fires.”

 

Harris has also seen her share of success in the commercial world. Most recently she starred in a memorable T-Mobile commercial and a series of spots for Quaker Rice Snacks. She has also appeared in GEICO, AVIS, Expedia, Dinty Moore and Outback Restaurant commercials, and she brings to her work that je ne sais quoi that's hard to describe but inherently felt. If commercials had end credits, Rachael Harris would be at the top of the list.

 

A native of Ohio, after graduating from Otterbein College with a degree in Fine Arts, Harris moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1990s, where she joined the famed comedy troupe “The Groundlings.” She soon became a member of The Groundling Main Company, where she had a chance to focus on her skills and eventually teach class in The Groundling School of Improvisation.

 

Harris currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Adam Paul, whom she married in 2003.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Worthington, OH

BIRTHDATE January 12

 

-- 2006-07 --

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

MELANIE PAXSON

Julie on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

 

Melanie Paxson was born and raised just outside of Champaign, Illinois, and left her hometown after high school to pursue a degree in Theater Performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

After appearing in many stage productions in school and training at the Second City Training Center, Paxson was fortunate enough to perform at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Upon arriving in Los Angeles soon afterward, she appeared in numerous national commercials, most notably in Glad’s “Voice of Reason” campaign. One of her first big television roles was as Joyce DeWitt in the controversial TV movie, “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company.’” Following guest appearances on several primetime television shows, she landed a starring role in the NBC sitcom “Happy Family,” before being cast as Julie in “Notes from the Underbelly.”

 

Paxson currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband of three years, Andy, their two dogs, Sophie and Owen, and their cat, Jesse. In her spare time she loves to travel, listen to music and spend time with her friends and family.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Champaign, IL

BIRTHDATE September 26

 

-- 2006-07 --

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

SUNKRISH BALA

Eric on the ABC Television Network’s “Notes from the Underbelly”

 

 

Sunkrish began acting as a child in community productions in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. While studying at the Bellarmine College Preparatory High School, he helped found A’shore Productions, an Indian-American theater company — the first of its kind on the West coast. After graduation, he began studying theater at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, where he was trained as an actor under Mel Shapiro’s program and received instruction from the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening. Bala recently received his bachelor’s degree in theatre from UCLA in June 2006, at the end of his four years.

 

Bala began his professional career in Los Angeles while still training at UCLA. His theater credits include East West Players’ world premiere of “As Vishnu Dreams” and “Barriers,” a post-9/11 drama set in New York. His television credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Will & Grace,” “My Name is Earl,” “CSI: NY” and “Vanished.” He also has a lead role in the upcoming “American Blend,” an independent feature starring Bollywood legend Anupam Kher.

 

In his spare time Bala writes, plays tennis and tries to travel as much as possible. Having grown up alternating between the United States, India and Singapore, he has quite literally lived around the world. He is proud to call Los Angeles his permanent home.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HOMETOWN Born in Bombay, India/raised in San Jose, CA

BIRTHDATE May 21

 

-- 2006-07 --

 

 

April 9

April 9, 2007

Fast Facts for Sunday, April 8, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)

 

 

 

Despite Starting off the Night with Repeat Programming, Opposite All-Original Lineups on CBS and NBC, ABC Leads Easter Sunday by 45% in Adults 18-49

 

ABC’s Repeat "America’s Funniest Home Videos" Tops Original Competition at 7pm

 

ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Leads at 8pm, Outdrawing Second-Place

CBS’ "Amazing Race" by 2.8 Million Viewers and by 45% Among Adults 18-49

 

The No. 1 TV Program on Sunday, ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" Dominates at 9pm

 

ABC’s "Brothers & Sisters" Tops Sunday’s 10 O’clock Hour Among Adults 18-49

 

 

Sunday Primetime (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

Although ABC aired repeat programming in the first hour of prime against all-original competition on CBS and NBC, ABC dominated Easter Sunday among Adults 18-49. During Sunday’s primetime, ABC (4.2/11) beat out second-place CBS by 45% (2.9/8), third-place NBC by 100% (2.1/6) and fourth-place Fox by 121% (1.9/5).

 

     

  • ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" stood as Sunday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC aired the Top 3 TV programs of the evening in Adults 18-49, with "Housewives," "Home Edition" and "Brothers & Sisters."
  • . , with "Housewives," "Home Edition" and "Brothers & Sisters."

     

 

"America’s Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

ABC’s repeat airing of "America’s Funniest Home Videos" delivered a strong second place to CBS during the 7 o’clock, beating third-place NBC’s original "Dateline" by 2.4 million viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 77% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/8 vs. 1.3/4). The replay "Videos" ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-34 (1.6/6-tie), Teens 12-17 (1.4/6) and Kids 2-11 (2.2/10).

delivered a strong second place to CBS during the 7 o’clock, (7.6 million vs. 5.2 million)(2.3/8 vs. 1.3/4). The replay "Videos" (1.6/6-tie), (1.4/6) (2.2/10).

 

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" won the 8 o’clock hour, beating second-place CBS’ "Amazing Race All-Stars" by 2.8 million viewers (12.0 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/12 vs. 2.9/8). ABC’s broad skewing "Home Edition" qualified as No. 1 TV show on Sunday evening with Kids 2-11 (2.8/11).

(12.0 million vs. 9.2 million)(4.2/12 vs. 2.9/8). ABC’s broad skewing "Home Edition" qualified as (2.8/11).

 

"Desperate Housewives" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

On its first original telecast since the beginning of March, ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" overshadowed its time period competition. The No. 1 TV program of the night, "Housewives" bested second-place CBS’ "Cold Case" in the 9 o’clock hour by 4.2 million viewers (15.7 million vs. 11.5 million) and by 114% in Adults 18-49 (6.0/15 vs. 2.8/7).

"Housewives" bested second-place CBS’ "Cold Case" in the 9 o’clock hour(15.7 million vs. 11.5 million) (6.0/15 vs. 2.8/7).

 

"Brothers & Sisters" (10:01-11:00 p.m.)

ABC’s "Brother’s Sisters" ranked a strong No. 1 during the 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49, topping second-place CBS’ "Without a Trace" by 14%
(4.1/11 vs. 3.6/9). The ABC freshman drama also won

 

 

 

its time period among Adults 18-34 (3.0/9) and across each of the women demographics: W18-34 (4.2/11), W18-49 (5.7/14) and W25-54 (6.4/15).

(3.0/9): W18-34 (4.2/11), W18-49 (5.7/14) and W25-54 (6.4/15).
During Sunday’s primetime, ABC (4.2/11) (2.9/8),(2.1/6) (1.9/5).delivered a strong second place to CBS during the 7 o’clock, (7.6 million vs. 5.2 million)(2.3/8 vs. 1.3/4). The replay "Videos" (1.6/6-tie), (1.4/6) (2.2/10). (12.0 million vs. 9.2 million)(4.2/12 vs. 2.9/8). ABC’s broad skewing "Home Edition" qualified as (2.8/11). "Housewives" bested second-place CBS’ "Cold Case" in the 9 o’clock hour(15.7 million vs. 11.5 million) (6.0/15 vs. 2.8/7). (4.1/11 vs. 3.6/9).The ABC freshman drama(3.0/9): W18-34 (4.2/11), W18-49 (5.7/14) and W25-54 (6.4/15).

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings, Live+SD), 4/8/07

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

with the help of "extreme makeover: Home Edition," A Family in which

the father and son became paralyzed within a TWO-year span will get

a new home that will allow them more freedom to enjoy their lives

 

"Westbrook Family" -- Ty and the gang of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will create a home that is accessible for the entire Westbrook family of Lawton, OK, who have suffered much hardship and two separate accidents that left both father and son paralyzed. The episode airs SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

Gene Westbrook, the father of three children -- Elizabeth, Katie and James -- volunteered to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was left paralyzed and received a purple heart. After being medically discharged from the military, he devoted his time to speaking about his experiences and helping others in his town. Along with his wife, Peggy, they are respected members of a close knit community, but Gene had to jump through many hoops just to be able to afford a handicapped-accessible van that allowed him to drive.

 

On June 10, 2006, a year after Gene was paralyzed in Iraq, a second tragedy hit the Westbrooks. While on their way to a friend’s house, the wheel of their van evidently became loose, causing Gene to drive across oncoming traffic and the vehicle to roll over in a ravine. The family doesn’t remember much about the accident, but suffered serious injuries: Son James was paralyzed from the waist down, daughter Katie required surgery to remove one of her kidneys, and Gene broke his ankle and knee and now suffers from short-term memory loss. With over a million dollars in medical bills, the Westbrooks can’t afford to make their house accessible for someone in a wheelchair, let alone two people. This double tragedy has been very tough on Peggy, though she has shown great courage in keeping the family together during their difficulties.

 

Gene is a hero, wounded fighting for his country; now it’s up to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to make the Westbrook home safe and handicapped-accessible, and in turn give Gene and James the freedom that they so want back.

 

While Ty and the designers, local builder Ron Nance's The Oaks Development Company and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding the home in just seven days, the Westbrook family will go away to a non-profit organization called the Lakeshore Foundation.

 

The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Ed Sanders, Preston Sharp and Tracy Hutson. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Denise Cramsey. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

 

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

A WISTERIA LANE RESIDENT IS SUSPECTED OF MURDER,

ON ABC’S "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES"

 

 

"God, That’s Good" – Susan calls off a wedding, Gaby decides to move forward with a wedding, and a Wisteria Lane resident is suspected of murder, on "Desperate Housewives," SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

"Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Josh Henderson as Austin Britt, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.

 

Guest starring are Peri Gilpen as Maggie Gilroy, John Slattery as Victor Lang, Dougray Scott as Ian Hainsworth, Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg, Jason Gedrick as Rick Coletti, Darien Pinkerton as Penny, Kerstin Pinkerton as Penny, Brien Perry as fireman, Todd Sherry as Russell, Cody McMains as Hector, Jeffrey Stubblefield as Jerome, Chris Damiano as cop, Richard Jenik as officer #1, Christine Clayburg as reporter #1, Kim Delgado as reporter #2, Sean Smith as yuppie man, Ryan Christiansen as paramedic, Darlene Kardon as Mrs. Epstein and Joleen Lutz as yuppie woman.

 

"God, That’s Good" was directed by Larry Shaw and written by Josh Senter & Dahvi Waller.

 

"Desperate Housewives" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

KEVIN HAS A NEW LOVE INTEREST, ON ABC’S "BROTHERS & SISTERS"

 

Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") Guest Stars as Chad Berry

 

"Sexual Politics" -- Kevin falls for a soap opera actor (guest starring Jason Lewis as Chad Berry) who is confused about his own sexuality. Meanwhile, Kitty and Nora dearly regret being sucked in by the sales pitch of an executive matchmaker, on "Brothers & Sisters," SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/14/07)

 

"Brothers & Sisters" stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

"Brothers & Sisters" stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

 

Guest starring are Rob Lowe as Senator McCallister, Caroline Aaron as Elise, Mark Harari as the instructor, Jason Lewis as Chad Berry, Rachel Montez Collins as L.A. babe, Paul Cassell as Gary Morris, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Noreen, Sophia Rachel Garcia as Nicole, Susan Santiago as Vanessa, Sulekah Naidu as the hostess, Jim Anzie as the waiter, Robert Michael Morris as Lawrence Magill, Christian Keyes as the bouncer, Chris Flanders as the reporter and Roxy Olin as Michelle.

 

"Sexual Politics" was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and Alison Schapker and directed by Sandy Smolan.

 

"Brothers & Sisters" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-14,S parental guideline.

"Brothers & Sisters" stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden, Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe, Sarah Jane Morris as Julia and Kerris Lilla Dorsey as Paige.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

GEORGE TAKES DESPERATE MEASURES TO PROVE THAT VIC’S FIANCÉE

IS BEING FAITHFUL, ON ABC’S "GEORGE LOPEZ"

 

Stacy Keibler ("Dancing with the Stars") Guest Stars

 

 

"George Thinks Vic’s Fiancée is Lion about Being a Cheetah" – George seeks help from a popular reality TV game show in order to expose Vic’s cheating, gold-digging fiancée (guest starring Stacy Keibler), on "George Lopez," TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/28/07)

 

"George Lopez" stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny, Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero and Aimee Garcia as Veronica.

 

Guest starring are Stacy Keibler as Lindsay and Joel S. Greco as Joey Greco.

 

"George Thinks Vic’s Fiancée is Lion about Being a Cheetah" was written by Luisa Leschin and directed by Bob Koherr

 

"George Lopez" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

VIC CAJOLES GEORGE INTO A FATHER-SON GOLF GAME,

ON ABC’S "GEORGE LOPEZ"

 

Champion Boxer Oscar De La Hoya Guest Stars

 

 

"George’s Bogey-ous Relationship with Vic is Putt to the Test" – Vic feigns fatherly love so George will play in a father-son golf tournament against his long time rival and his son, Tony (guest starring Oscar De La Hoya), on "George Lopez," TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

"George Lopez" stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny, Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero and Aimee Garcia as Veronica.

 

Guest starring are Oscar De La Hoya as Tony and Eloy Casados as Dr. Anthony Tovar.

 

"George’s Bogey-ous Relationship with Vic is Putt to the Test"" was written by Rick Nyholm and directed by Joe Regalbuto.

 

"George Lopez" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

DENNY CRANE, ALAN SHORE AND THE AMBITIOUS VANESSA WALKER HEAD TO

NEW ORLEANS TO DEFEND A DOCTOR ACCUSED OF EUTHANIZING PATIENTS

DURING HURRICANE KATRINA, ON ABC’S "BOSTON LEGAL"

 

Guest Stars Include Nia Long as Vanessa Walker

 

"Angel of Death" – Denny Crane and Alan Shore, joined by ambitious new attorney Vanessa Walker (Nia Long), head to New Orleans to defend a doctor accused of euthanizing patients during Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile Claire Simms’ new secretary, the cross-dressing Clarence, wants to file a lawsuit when he’s kicked out of an all-women’s gym, and Denise Bauer weighs the pros and cons of dating Jeffrey Coho, on "Boston Legal," TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/9/07)

 

"Boston Legal" stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Craig Bierko as Jeffrey Coho and Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms and Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

 

Guest starring are Nia Long as Vanessa Walker, Ann Cusack as Dr. Donna Follette, Dakin Matthews as Judge Harvey Fletcher, Matt Letcher as A.D.A. Adam Mersel, Merrin Dungey as Sandy Zionts, Brent Jennings as Marshall Gottlieb and Maree Cheatham as Georgina Babineaux.

 

"Angel of Death" was written by Craig Turk & Janet Leahy & David E. Kelley and directed by Tom Verica.

 

"Boston Legal" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

JIM AND ANDY BATTLE IT OUT OVER A GRILL,

ON ABC’S "ACCORDING TO JIM"

 

 

"The Grill II" – Andy’s attempt to sell a grill that Jim gave him a few years ago results in a wildly destructive tug-of-war between the two, on "According to Jim" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

"According to Jim" stars Jim Belushi as Jim, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Cheryl, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Dana, Larry Joe Campbell as Andy, Taylor Atelian as Ruby, Billi Bruno as Gracie and Conner Rayburn as Kyle.

 

Guest-starring is Siobhan Dunn as officer.

 

"The Grill II" is written by Christopher J. Nowak and directed by Dennis Capps.

 

"According to Jim" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

PREGNANCY’S WELCOME AND UNWELCOME SURPRISES BEGIN

TO SURFACE, ON ABC’S "NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY"

 

 

"Oleander" -- Andrew and Lauren are quickly discovering the pros and cons of being pregnant, including the things that get in the way of intimacy. A definite plus for Andrew, though, are Lauren’s highly noticeable "pregnancy" breasts, which also prove to be the object of attention for the students she counsels. On the downside, Lauren’s sex drive has diminished and Andrew worries they won’t have time to be intimate once the baby arrives. Heartened by his concerns, Lauren makes several attempts to get "in the mood," only to be foiled by various things. Surprises are also in store for Danny and Cooper when they discover they have something in common, on ABC’s "Notes from the Underbelly," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

"Notes from the Underbelly" stars Jennifer Westfeldt as Lauren, Peter Cambor as Andrew, Michael Weaver as Danny, Rachael Harris as Cooper, Melanie Paxson as Julie and Sunkrish Bala as Eric.

 

"Oleander" was written by Steve Joe and Greg Schaffer and directed by Michael Patrick Jann.

 

"Notes from the Underbelly" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

CHARLIE QUESTIONS WHETHER DESMOND HAS HAD ANOTHER "FLASH"

FORESHADOWING HIS DEATH WHEN COAXED INTO JOINING A TREK

ACROSS THE JUNGLE, AND JEALOUSY MOTIVATES KATE TO TURN TO

AN UNSUSPECTING SAWYER, ON ABC’S "LOST"

 

 

"Catch-22" – Desmond coaxes Charlie, Hurley and Jin on a trek across the jungle after experiencing one of his future-prophesizing "flashes" -- but is he purposely placing Charlie’s life in harm’s way? Meanwhile, Kate turns to an unwitting Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet, on "Lost," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 4/18/07)

 

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

Guest starring are Sonia Walger as Penny Widmore, Jack Maxwell as Derek, Joanna Bool as Ruth, Andrew Connolly as Brother Campbell, Andrew Trask as older monk and Marsha Thomason as Naomi.

 

"Catch-22" was written by Jeff Pinkner & Brian K. Vaughan and directed by Stephen Williams.

 

"Lost" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

SUN DISCOVERS THE IDENTITY OF HER UNBORN CHILD’S FATHER AFTER

BEING EXAMINED BY JULIET, AND DESMOND ALLOWS AN UNLIKELY FOE TO HELP

SAVE THE LIFE OF A MYSTERIOUS NEW ISLAND INHABITANT, ON ABC’S "LOST"

 

 

"D.O.C. – After discovering that all of "The Others’" pregnant women died before giving birth on the island, an extremely reticent Sun allows Juliet to examine her -- and uncovers the identity of the unborn child’s father. Meanwhile, Desmond allows an unlikely nemesis to help save the life of a new, mysterious island inhabitant, on "Lost," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

 

Guest starring are Byron Chung as Mr. Paik, Andrew Divoff as Mikhail, Marsha Thomason as Naomi, John Shin as Mr. Kwon, Alexis Rhee as older woman, Esmond Chung as Paik’s associate and Jean Chung as Paik’s secretary.

 

"D.O.C." was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Fred Toye.

 

"Lost" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

LOVE’S ALL AROUND AT MODE, EXCEPT FOR BETTY, WHO TRIES TO

AVOID THE PEOPLE SHE CARES FOR MOST, ON ABC’S "UGLY BETTY"

 

 

"Petra-gate" – Betty, fed up with Daniel, Christina and Henry and how they’ve all disappointed her, does her best to avoid all three. Meanwhile, love’s all around at Mode, as Alexis gets asked out on her first date as a woman; Amanda begins a flirtation with a designer (guest star Mykel Shannon Jenkins) who she assumes is gay; Wilhelmina struggles to deal with the tireless advances of her latest conquest, and Hilda gets a surprise from Santos (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Meanwhile, Daniel goes it alone in dealing with the aftermath of his one-time hook-up with Petra, on "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Cristian de la Fuente ("The Class," Univision’s "Sonar No Cuesta Nada") guest stars as Rodrigo, Alexis’ admirer.

 

"Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Kevin Sussman as Walter, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

 

Guest starring are Christopher Gorham as Henry, Kevin Alejandro as Santos, Jayma Mays as Charlie, Cristian de la Fuente as Rodrigo, Annalynne McCord as Petra, Ivana Milicevic as Lena and Mykel Shannon Jenkins as Dijan.

 

"Petra-gate," was written by Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman and directed by Paul Lazarus.

 

"Ugly Betty" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

THE ATTENDINGS ARE EXTRA ATTENTIVE TO A PATIENT (WHO HAPPENS TO BE

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD), BURKE PLANS THE WEDDING

WITH LITTLE HELP FROM CRISTINA, AND THINGS HEAT UP BETWEEN

ADDISON AND ALEX, ON ABC’S "GREY’S ANATOMY"

Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files") Guest Stars

 

Elizabeth Reaser ("Sweet Land") Returns as Jane Doe

 

 

"Desire" – As the interns of Seattle Grace cram for their upcoming exam, the attendings vie for the Chief’s position by tending to the chairman of the hospital board after he’s admitted as a patient. Meanwhile, Burke struggles to involve Cristina in the wedding planning, things heat up between Addison and Alex, and Derek questions his relationship with Meredith, on "Grey’s Anatomy," THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

"Grey’s Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Katherine Heigl as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.

 

Guest starring Elizabeth Reaser as Jane Doe, Kali Rocha as Dr. Sydney Heron, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Mary-Margaret Humes as Nancy Jennings, Rowena King as Celeste Newman, and Ramon De Ocampo as James Benton. Co-Starring Stewart Skelton as Dr. Fischer.

 

"Desire" was written by Mark Wilding and directed by Tom Verica.

 

"Grey’s Anatomy" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

 

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

 

 

 

April 9, 2007

SEASON FINALE

 

AUBREY WANTS NICK TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER AND HANNAH, PHYSICAL PHIL ASKS OWEN’S HELP TO GET PIZZA GIRL BACK, RAY CONTINUES HIS MISSION TO DESTROY

THE GANG, A SURPRISE FOR EDDIE BRINGS ON AN UNPREDICTABLE RESPONSE, AND

NICK MEETS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR AT HANNAH’S, ON ABC’S "OCTOBER ROAD"

 

"Best Friend Windows" – Aubrey suspects Nick still has feelings for Hannah and wants him to choose between the two of them, but then Nick meets an unexpected out of town visitor at Hannah and Sam’s. Meanwhile, Nick and the guys give Eddie what they thought would be a welcome surprise, but Eddie surprises them with an unpredictable response; Ray continues his mission to destroy the gang by telling Owen about Ikey and Alison’s secret; and Physical Phil makes a life-changing decision to get Pizza Girl (Lindy Booth) back and asks for Owen’s help, on the Season Finale of "October Road," THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

"October Road" stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett, Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels, Tom Berenger as The Commander, Warren Christie as Ray "Big Cat" Cataldo, Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan, Evan Jones as Ikey, Jay Paulson as Physical Phil, Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels, Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka and Odette Yustman as Aubrey.

 

Guest starring are Rebecca Field as Janet "The Planet" Meadows, Jonathan Murphy as Ronnie, Penny Johnson Jerald as Dean Leslie Etwood, Elizabeth Bogush as Alison Rowan, Lindy Booth as Pizza Girl, Bo Mitchell as Doodie, David Galbraith as pizza guy/dude, Charles Black as local businessman and Reed Diamond as Gavin Goddard.

 

"Best Friend Windows" was written by Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, and directed by Gary Fleder.

 

"October Road" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

 

This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.

 

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

A FLASHY DIVA MOM FROM VEGAS SWAPS LIVES WITH

A DOWN AND DIRTY MOM WHO OWNS A SCRAP YARD,

ON ABC’S "WIFE SWAP"

 

This week in "Browne/Robinson," a diva mom who raises her kids to be primped and perfect divas-in-training swaps lives with a laid-back mom whose family owns a scrap yard and can barely control her immature husband and pack of unruly boys, on "Wife Swap," FRIDAY, APRIL 27 (9:01-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Each week from across the country, two families with very different values are chosen to take part in a two-week long challenge. The wives from these two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover just what it’s like to live another woman’s life. It’s a mind-blowing experiment that often ends up changing their lives forever.

 

Vegas mom D’eva Robinson (31) has always known that she was born to be a diva, and she even changed her name to fulfill her destiny. D’eva is a salon manager whose prized possessions are her wardrobe full of glamorous, over-the-top clothes and her shelf full of stylish wigs. D’eva demands that her whole family be every bit as fabulous as she is, so husband Dwayne (47) and children Taylore (12), Jourdyn (10), Eli (8) and Journi (5) must complete household chores and time-consuming beauty regimens to keep their house -- and themselves -- looking great. D’eva has even inspired Dwayne to go to cosmetology school so the family can open up hair salons all over Vegas.

 

D’eva travels to the Texas home of the Browne Family, where wife Christie (39), husband Trenton (39), and their sons, Jeremy (14), Joshua (12), Benjamin (11) and live-in nephew Charles (17) run a scrap yard and live in a messy house where the rambunctious boys rule the roost. Christie is a laid back computer teacher’s aide who believes that boys should be boys and kids should have the freedom to goof off and learn from their mistakes. Trenton acts more like a friend than a father to the boys, even letting the underage boys drive cars from the scrap yard around the family’s private property. Trenton and the boys treat the living room like a wrestling ring and eschew all chores, but mellow Christie doesn’t mind, even when the boys are out toilet papering the neighbor’s house.

 

In the first week of the swap, D’eva must put up with the wild antics and pranks of the Browne boys, and is shocked to find that the underage boys are allowed to drive. Meanwhile, tomboy Christie must transform herself into a diva with a glamorous dress and wig, and must enforce D’eva’s strict chore and beauty regimen on Dwayne and the Robinson kids.

 

In the second week of the swap, when the wives change the rules and turn the tables, D’eva takes the Browne boys to the laundromat to teach them to do chores, and the boys get into such an intense argument that the police are called. In Vegas, Christie takes the Robinson children to a scrap yard to learn how to change the oil of a car, and frees the kids from their chores and enforced primping so that they can look and act like kids.

 

At the end of the swap, when the couples are reunited, will D’eva drop the diva attitude and let her kids be kids? Will Christie scrap their scrap yard and clean up her family’s act?

 

 

 

 

"Wife Swap" is an RDF USA production. It was created by Stephen Lambert and is executive-produced by Stef Wagstaffe and Stephen Lambert of RDF Media ("Faking It" and "Junkyard Wars") and Michael Davies of Embassy Row ("Who Wants to be a Millionaire"). Mitchell Rosenbaum, Stephanie Schwam Adams and Mike Gamson are the co-executive producers.

 

"Wife Swap" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

 

 

April 9, 2007

 

 

 

"PEARL HARBOR," THE ACTION-PACKED ROMANTIC DRAMA

STARRING BEN AFFLECK, JOSH HARTNETT & KATE BECKINSALE,

AIRS SATURDAY, APRIL 28 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

 

"Audiences will find themselves swept away . . ."

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

"Pearl Harbor," the blockbuster theatrical feature starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale, will air as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," APRIL 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The Academy Award-winning epic, airing in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio, also stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, Tom Sizemore and William Lee Scott. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/8/04)

 

In "Pearl Harbor," Ben Affleck ("Daredevil," "The Sum of All Fears," Academy Award-winner for "Good Will Hunting") and Josh Hartnett ("Sin City," "Hollywood Homicide") are boyhood friends who achieve their dream of becoming pilots. Affleck meets, pursues and falls in love with a military nurse (Kate Beckinsale, "The Aviator," "Van Helsing"), but he is anxious to see action and heads to England, where war is raging. He enlists in the Royal Air Force and is later reported killed in action. The efforts of his best friend and girlfriend to comfort each other’s grief lead to their own romance.

 

The feature won its Academy Award for Best Effects, Sound Effects and was nominated for three additional Oscars – Best Effects, Visual Effects; Best Music, Song; and Best Sound. Among the movie’s stunning effects is a bomb’s-eye view as the explosive crashes through three decks of the battleship Arizona, and gut-churning aerial sequences as Affleck and Hartnett battle Japanese Zeros in the skies above Pearl Harbor’s burning Battleship Row. Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("End Game," "Radio," "Jerry Mcguire") portrays real-life Navy cook "Dorie" Miller, who won the Navy Cross for his action on December 7; Oscar winner Jon Voight (TV’s "Pope John Paul II," "The Five People You Meet in Heaven") portrays President Roosevelt, Alec Baldwin ("Brooklyn Rules," "The Aviator," "Along Came Polly") stars as daring aviator "Jimmy" Doolittle, Tom Sizemore (TV’s "Dr. Vegas," "Big Trouble") is Sgt. Earl Sistern, and William Lee Scott ("The Butterfly Effect") is Lt. Billy Thompson.

 

Starring in "Pearl Harbor" are Ben Affleck as Capt. Rafe McCawley, Josh Hartnett as Capt. Danny Walker, Kate Beckinsale as nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Petty Officer Doris "Dorie" Miller, Jon Voight as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alec Baldwin as Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, Tom Sizemore as Sgt. Earl Sistern, William Lee Scott as Lt. Billy Thompson, Jennifer Garner (ABC’s "Alias") as nurse Sandra, Sara Rue (ABC’s "Less than Perfect") as nurse Martha, Greg Zola as Lt. Anthony Fusco, Ewen Bremner as Lt. Red Winkle, Jaime King as nurse Betty Bayer and Catherine Kellner as nurse Barbara.

 

"Pearl Harbor," released in 2001, was directed by Michael Bay ("Bad Boys" series; "Armageddon") and written by Randall Wallace ("We Were Soldiers," "Braveheart"). The film is a production of Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Touchstone Pictures. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

 

 

 

 

"PEARL HARBOR" IN HDTV:

The ABC Television Network’s HDTV broadcast of "Pearl Harbor" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio.

 

This film carries a TV-14,L,S,V parental guideline. Due to some violence and issue content, viewer discretion is advised.

 

CORRECTION/UPDATE

 

 

 

As of MONDAY, APRIL 9 (all times ET unless noted)

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 9

 

TIME CHANGE "DANCING WITH THE STARS: Episode 404" is now scheduled 8:00-9:31 p.m.

Originally was 8:00-9:30 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE "THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Episode 1002" is now scheduled 9:31-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 9:30-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-9:03 PM)

 

PROGRAM CHANGE Delete: "GEORGE LOPEZ: George Gets Caught in a Powers Play" (8:00-8:30) and "ACCORDING TO JIM: Cheryl Gone Wild" (8:30-9:00)

 

INSERT: "DANCING WITH THE STARS: PERFORMANCE RECAP SHOW #2" (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

TIME CHANGE
"DANCING WITH THE STARS: Episode 404A" is now scheduled 9:03-10:01 p.m.

Originally was 9:00-10:00 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE "BOSTON LEGAL: "Brotherly Love" is now scheduled 10:01-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 10:00-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

 

TIME CHANGE "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Liaisons" is now scheduled 9:00-10:02 p.m.

Originally was 9:00-10:01 p.m.

 

TIME CHANGE "BROTHERS & SISTERS: Game Night" is now scheduled 10:02-11:00 p.m.

Originally was 10:01-11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (7:00 – 8:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: 1721" -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC).

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23 (8:00 – 9:30 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "DANCING WITH THE STARS: 406" -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(9:30 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "THE BACHELOR: OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: 1004" -- Program information/TV parental guideline to come. (CC; Spanish subtitles via secondary CC).

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00 – 10:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW: 406A" -- Program information to come. (TV-PG) (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00 – 9:01 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "GREY’S ANATOMY: Desire" (OAD: 4/26/07) -- TV parental guideline to come. (HD/5.1; Spanish audio via SAP) (CC)

 

(10:00 – 11:00 PM)

 

SCHEDULED Tonight’s program is "20/20" – Information to come. (CC)


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