Friday, October 07, 2005

Ratings Round-Up

From Zap2It on "Commander in Chief", Tuesday night:
"ABC moved into the lead at 9 p.m. with "Commander In Chief" (10.9/16), holding on to virtually all of its premiere audience. "The Amazing Race" scored a 7.2/11 for CBS, beating the 7.0/10 average for NBC's "My Name Is Earl" (8.5/13) and "The Office" (5.5/8). FOX's baseball coverage improved to 5.8/9. "Supernatural" kept The WB in fifth, ahead of UPN's "Sex, Love & Secrets.""

The timeslot switch for "E-Ring" and Martha Stewart's Apprenctice seems to have been positive on Wednesday nights according to Media Life:
"NBC decided last week to switch “Martha,” originally at 8 p.m., and “E-Ring,” its new 9 p.m. drama that was faltering against “Lost.”
It looked like NBC was sacrificing “Martha’s” success for “E-Ring,” as the 8 p.m. time slot has much easier competition, aging sitcoms on the other Big Four networks. In fact, both shows did better in their new slots.
“E-Ring” jumped to a 2.5 rating last night after posting a 2.1 last week.
Women appear to be the key to “Martha’s” week-to week growth. Among women 18-49 in the overnights, “Martha” averaged a 3.4 rating last night, up from a 2.9 last week. Among females 18-34, her rating went from a 2.5 to a 3.0.
By no means does this make “Martha” a hit, as it’s still performing well below preseason expectations, but it has to be a somewhat encouraging sign for NBC. Original episodes of “West Wing” weren’t doing much better than “Martha” in the timeslot last year."

Here is a breakdown of the ratings for the premieres of new shows. "Commander in Chief" has been very popular with female viewers, especially those between 18 and 25.
It was the highest rated new show in Washington D.C. "Invasion", directed by Tommy Sclamme, was also very highly rated in many markets. (This is a PDF file.)

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