‘Deep Space 9’ posts stellar ratings

The two-hour premiere of Paramount’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” which received one-time prime time affiliate preemptions in several markets, continued to cruise into new ratings galaxies during its first week rollout.

After three days, the series has bowed in a total of 18 Nielsen overnight markets with an average 18.2 rating/25 share.

That represents a 127% average improvement over the same time period during the November sweeps, when the stations garnered a 7/11.

Its premiere Tuesday on KCOP delivered a 20.3/29, ranking it No. 1 in its 8- 10 p.m. time period.

The third “Star Trek” spinoff provided the L.A. indie with a stellar 314% share improvement over the 7 share the station earned during the November sweeps.

“Deep Space Nine” also finished first in its time period in Minneapolis with a 20.9/29 on KMSP-TV, representing a 142% improvement for the 12 share the station recorded in November.

In Dallas, the series debuted on KTXA and scored a 15.8/22, providing a 267% leap over the 6 share in November.

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