Tuesday, April 18, 2006

"West Wing" Ratings Week 18 - Has More Viewers Than "Commander in Chief"

From Reuters:
""Commander in Chief" wasn't able to muster the troops in its return to primetime Thursday.
The ABC drama, which stars Geena Davis as the nation's first female president, averaged 8.2 million viewers and a 2.4 rating/7 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary ratings data from Nielsen Media Research.
In its new 10 p.m. slot, "Commander" was defeated handily by CBS's "Without a Trace" (18.6 million, 5.7/16). It had a couple million more viewers than a repeat of NBC's "ER" (6 million, 2.6/7) but the repeat did better in the demo."

See latest news on "Commander in Chief's"'troubles

From Zap2It:
"Ad Age also reports that NBC will likely charge a premium to advertise on the series finales of "Will & Grace" and "The West Wing." Neither show has near the ratings of its peak years, but they may get a nice goodbye bump when they bow out in May."

From AdJab:
"Networks are upping the prices for the season and series finales that are coming up. Shows like The West Wing, Lost and Will & Grace wil all see higher 30-second spot costs. "

From NBC:
"On Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET, "The West Wing" (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) built by 47 percent in adults 18-49 on its lead-in -- a 1.5/5 in 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers overall for "Dateline NBC" from 7-8 p.m. ET. "

From Reuters:
"NBC was also in second place at 9 p.m., averaging 11.7 million viewers and a 3.3/8 in the demo for a new episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." But "The West Wing" was definitely in third place at 8 p.m. with 8.3 million viewers and a 2.2/6 against CBS's "Cold Case" (13.5 million, 3.2/9) and ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (11.7 million, 4.6/13). A repeat episode of "The Simpsons" (5.6 million, 2.8./8) was almost the same as a new episode of "The War at Home" (5.4 million, 2.7/7) over on Fox."

From Media Life:
"At 8 p.m. ABC led with a 4.6 for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” followed by a 3.2 for CBS for “Cold Case.” Fox was third with a 2.8 for a repeat of “The Simpsons” (2.8) and a new “The War at Home” (2.7), NBC fourth with a 2.2 for “The West Wing,” Univision fifth with a 1.5 for the first hour of “Bailando por un SueƱo” and WB sixth with a 1.3 for “Charmed.”

From Zap2It:
""Cold Case," 8.5/15, held the lead for CBS at 8 p.m. ABC improved to 6.6/12 with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." NBC came in third with "The West Wing," while FOX took fourth with a "Simpsons" rerun, 3.4/6, and "The War at Home," 3.3/6. "Charmed" scored a 1.9/3 for The WB."

Guide to TV Ratings here.

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