Show premieres push the NFL out of the top 10, ABC Dominates
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ABC sweeps most ratings categories [households, viewers, 18-49, 25-54] and takes 4 of the top 5 shows in the first week of the new broadcast season. For the week, ABC put 8 shows into the top 20 for total viewers, CBS also had 8, NBC but 3, and Fox only one.
NBC's Heroes jumps up about 7 spots due to the Nielsen rule allowing viewers from shows re-aired in the same week with the exact same national commercials to count in the totals (Heroes numbers from the Saturday airing were added to the Monday airing - Saturday counted for ~3m).
Full Top 20 Broadcast Primetime TV Show Ratings, Sept 24-30:
|RANK||PROGRAMS||Network||# OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)|
|2||DANCING W/THE STARS-MON||ABC||21.2|
|3||GREYS ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||20.9|
|5||DANCING W/STARS 9/25||ABC||18.5|
|8||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||16.8|
|9||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||16.7|
|19||BROTHERS & SISTERS||ABC||12.8|