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  • ABC Delivers its Top Wednesday in 3 Months with Viewers and Young Adults
  • ABC's "The Knights of Prosperity" is Up, with the Series' Second-Strongest Numbers
  • On its First Telecast in 13 Weeks, ABC's "Lost" Surges from its Lead-in in its New Time Period to Dominate the 10 O'clock Hour with Young Adults and Rank as Wednesday's No. 1 Scripted Show in the Key Adult 18-49 Sales Demographic
  • "Lost" Marks the Second-Highest Adult 18-49 Rating for Any 10pm TV Series This Season and Posts the Season's Highest Adult 18-34 Number for a 10 O'clock Series
  • "Lost" Hits its Second-Highest Adult 18-34 Number of the Season,
  • Trailing Only the ABC Drama's October Season Premiere

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC's took second place to "Idol"-driven Fox on Wednesday evening among Adults 18-34 (4.0/11), Men 18-34 (3.5/10) and Women 18-34 (4.5/11).

* ABC attracted its largest audience (10.0 million) and top Adult 18-49 rating (4.2/10) on Wednesday night in 3 months - since 11/15/06.

"Lost Survivor Guide" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Against Fox's "American Idol" and CBS' original "Criminal Minds," ABC's special "Lost Survivor Guide" drew an average audience of 9.1 million viewers and a 3.7 rating, 8 share among Adults 18-49. The clip show special took second place in the hour with Adults 18-34, pacing 6% ahead of CBS' "Criminal Minds" (3.6/9 vs. 3.4/9).

"Lost" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Premiering in its new, hour-later, 10 o'clock time period, ABC's "Lost" jumped from its lead-in by 5.6 million viewers and by 76% in Adults 18-49. On its first telecast in 13 weeks, "Lost" drew an average audience of 14.7 million viewers and delivered a 6.5 rating, 16 share among Adults 18-49. The ABC drama dominated its new hour among young adults, besting second-place CBS' time period veteran by 33% in Adults 18-49 (6.5/16 vs. 4.9/12) and by an even wider margin of 78% in Adults 18-34 (6.6/17 vs. 3.7/10). ABC's "Lost" stood as Wednesday's No. 1 scripted program in Adults 18-49, ranking as the top scripted series of the evening on each of its original telecasts this season.

* "Lost" produced the second-highest Adult 18-49 rating for any regular 10 o'clock TV series telecast this season (any network/any night), behind only the season opener of NBC's "ER" on 9/21/06. On its return, the ABC drama generated the season's highest Adult 18-34 number for any 10:00 p.m. series, on any network, any night.

* "Lost" posted the series' second-highest Adult 18-34 delivery this season, behind only its third season premiere in on 10/4/06.

* In viewers and young adults, "Lost" marked ABC's best performance in the time period since May - since 5/24/06, with the "Lost" 2-hour second-season finale, which ran into the hour.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Ratings), Live+SD 2/7/07.

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