ABC Projecting Sweeps Win

Network says Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Dancing With the Stars top CBS.

With two nights left in the November sweep, ABC is declaring victory in the key 18-49 sales demo, which would be its fourth November sweep victory in a row.

So far, the network is averaging a 3.2 rating/9 share in the demo for the month, which is used to determine ad rates going forward.

ABC was led by Grey's Anatomy, the top-rated series in November, according to ABC. It also had the number three show in the demo--Desperate Housewives.

Through Monday, CBS had a 3.1/8 in the demo, NBC a 2.9/8, Fox a 2.7/7, and The CW a 1.0/2, and MyNetworkTV a .6, which is up 50% over last year's .4 November average, according to the network. MNT has gotten a big boost from wrestling, which has garnered record ratings for the network

That gives ABC only a tenth of a point lead on CBS, but it is projecting to win Tuesday night with the Dancing With the Stars finale.