“The X-Men” continue to mark the ratings spot for the Fox Children’s Network, lifting the affiliate venture to a solid Saturday-morning win among the key children’s demographic on Feb. 6.In other Nielsen daytime and fringe results for the Feb. 1-5 week, meanwhile, “Good Morning America” ranked as the top morning show for the 13th consecutive week (including one tie) and CBS ran its daytime win streak to 205 weeks, though ABC remains a solid leader among women age 18-49. “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” also delivered some much-needed good news to NBC, topping “Nightline” in their common half-hour and posting a 5.0 rating, 15 share overall, its best average since the last week of December. As for the kidvid wars, Fox blasted the competition with a 3.7/12 to lead in households and, more significantly, an average 6.8 rating among kids 2-11, easily outdistancing CBS (6.4) and ABC (5.8) by that standard. CBS had a 3.6/12 in households, where NBC pulled a 3.3/11 (ranking first among its target teen demographic) and ABC drew a 3.1/11. “X-Men” also ranked a solid second with children, tying the first half of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for that honor behind “Garfield and Friends.” In fact, Fox placed five shows in the top 10 among kids, compared to four for CBS and just one on ABC. “Good Morning America” (4.6/19) kept up its hot pace vs. a year ago, up 10% over ’92 figures, trailed closely by “Today” (4.3/19) and “CBS This Morning” (3. 0/13). “GMA” also led among adults 18-49 with a 2 rating, edging “Today’s” 1.9 and doubling CBS’ average. CBS did as usual top daytime results but has seen the gap narrow against ABC, with a 5.7/21 to the alphabet web’s 5.3/19 and NBC’s 2.9/10; however, ABC is maintaining a solid edge among younger women, with a 4.3 rating by that measure to CBS’ 3.5 and NBC’s 1.8. New gameshows “Scattergories” and “Scrabble” haven’t done much to improve the Peacock web’s bottom line, each pulling a 1.9 household rating, with lesser appeal among women 18-49. It was a good week for “Nightline” (5.2/14) and “Late Night With David Letterman” (2.9/14) also performed well, improving on Leno’s shares among young men while falling off slightly in terms of women demos.
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