ABC has announced early pick-ups for the 09-10 season of BROTHERS & SISTERS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GREY'S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE and UGLY BETTY.
Season to date, ABC claims 4 of the Top 10 highest-rated TV series in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 scripted shows with DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and GREY'S ANATOMY. During the fall, the Net finished No. 1 in the November Sweep among Adults 18-49 for the fourth year in a row. Most recently ABC is generating mid-season momentum in 2009, delivering across-the-board gains over the same point last year: Total Viewers +6%, Adults 18-34 +14%, Adults 18-49 +8% and Adults 25-54 +6%.