Saturday, October 29, 2005

First Four Day Rating Numbers (Week 6)

Today I will post the numbers for the first four days for Week 6. Tomorrow I will detail all the sitcoms so far for the week.

Week 6 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):
Households: CBS: 9.9/15.1; FOX 8.2/12.6; ABC: 6.5/10.0; NBC: 6.5/9.9; The WB: 2.7/4.1; UPN: 2.3/3.5
Total Viewers: CBS: 15.14 million; FOX 12.55 million; ABC: 9.82 million; NBC: 9.45 million; The WB: 4.12 million; UPN: 3.43 million.
Adults 18-49: CBS: 4.9/12.3; FOX 4.2/11.1; ABC: 3.6/9.2; NBC: 3.6/9.1; The WB: 1.7/4.4; UPN: 1.5/3.8.

Analysis: Even with CBS's CSI airing a repeat, CBS was slightly still up from last week's first four days. The show that follows, Without a Trace, was all-new and garnered excellent ratings 14.2/24)--possibly the best of the season. CSI's repeat still had 24.22 million. FOX should be ashamed that the World Series was the lowest rated series EVER. Even worse than the boring 2002 World Series between the Giants and Angels. With the World Series, FOX should have been #1 this week, but it will probably be 2nd or 3rd in viewers and the demos. ABC's Lost was a repeat and still ABC leads NBC for the first four days of the week. Desperate Housewives is a repeat this coming Sunday, but Grey's Anatomy is all-new, so expect ABC to still take Sunday.
As usual, look for CBS to win the week in total viewers again and since repeats of Lost and Desperate Housewives this week, CBS will win in adults 18-49. The big question is, can FOX hang on to second place for the week in adults 18-49? And if they lose that 3 million total viewers lead for 2nd place, FOX should be worried.
Friday saw CBS winning in total viewers and adults 18-49 despite two of their three dramas in repeats. Expect ABC to take A18-49 tonight (with the movie Monsters, Inc., NBC is airing Scary Movie, that is terrible!) and the Sunday line-up (since Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Grey's Anatomy is new).

Stay tuned tomorrow for the week in review for all the sitcoms that aired--even though some were in repeats (According to Jim, My Name is Earl) and some were pre-empted (Rodney, The Office).

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